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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45th Annual Festival of Art ~ Orange Beach, Alabama Events by Southern

Are you spending your Spring Break on Coastal Alabama’s beautiful beaches? Then we have just the event for you! The 45th Annual Festival of Art is one of Orange Beach’s most popular events, and you won’t want to miss out! The festival hosts an extraordinary amount of artists in both visual and fine arts. With glass artists, potters, painters, sculptors, watercolorists and more, each artist brings something unique to the event. This two-day festival takes place March 9th-10th from 10 AM – 5 PM each day.

The 45th Annual Festival of Art is free to the public and open to all ages! A kid’s art alley gives children the chance to create some hands-on works of art. The festival also includes a culinary arts court featuring local cuisine as well as a music and songwriter’s stage.

Satellite public parking is available with shuttles to the Festival of Art for just $5. Parking can be found at the Orange Beach Sportsplex off Canal Road, about two miles west of the festival grounds. Bicycle parking is also available for those who wish to cycle to the festival. Learn more about the 45th Annual Festival of Art here.

Need somewhere to stay for Spring Break? Then stay beachfront at our Bluewater condos in Orange Beach! These three bedroom condos offer accommodations for 8-10 right on the dazzling Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy a variety of community amenities during your stay, including two pools, a kiddie pool, and an onsite fitness facility.