Gulf Coast Events

Mark your calendar with these distinctive events along the Gulf Coast in all of our beach locations, including Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Scenic 30A, Panama City Beach, Navarre Beach, Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fairhope. While each area hosts their own events, the beach communities are so close to one another, and often intertwined, that visiting guests can participate and enjoy neighboring activities going on nearby with ease.

One-of-a-kind festivals and fairs celebrate so many different passions and interests. With fishing core to all of our communities, we commemorate several seafood festivals and fishing tournaments highlighting local fare and seasonal favorites. With the unique arts and culture of our exceptional areas, art expos, plein air artists, live theater, and wine and music festivals satisfy the creative souls. For the athletes, our climate is perfect for foot races, duathlons and triathlons, as well as fantastic beach volleyball tournaments.

Southern Vacation Rentals event guide can direct you to countless ways to explore these happenings, either to enhance your existing vacation or perhaps entice you to plan your next trip to the beach. We hope you will want to plan more than one.

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40th Annual Destin Seafood Festival ~ Destin, Florida Events by Southern

What better way to celebrate the Destin Fishing Rodeo than to attend the Destin Seafood Festival. While the Rodeo lasts the entire month of October, the Festival is just one weekend a year. This event has been around since before Destin was an official city. Come to enjoy part of Destin’s history with fresh local seafood, live music, art, and family fun. The event takes place along the Destin Harbor and brings visitors from all over the country.

Need a place to stay? Our Cottages by the Bay are within walking distance to all the festivities and offer a tranquil setting in the heart of Downtown Destin. The Cottages can accommodate anywhere from 2-10 and in total sleep 44 guests. Experience a slice of Destin history and old-Florida style luxury at the Cottages by the Bay.

Also, Sand Pebble in Destin, Florida, offers a place for a relaxing family vacation while you are enjoying the Destin Seafood Festival. A six bedroom vacation home with space for 20, you’ll love basking in the private pool as you soak up some sun!

Or, head to Destin’s popular Crystal Shores neighborhood to stay at Pineapple House, a tropical getaway for 18 guests! This home is a perfect choice for your next getaway that’ll have you feeling right at home. With bedrooms aptly named “The Pineapple Suite,” “The Dolphin Suite,” and “The Sailfish Room,” the whole family is sure to love a stay here. Plus, you’ll have fun splashing around in the private pool all day long!