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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7th Annual Merry Market Expo ~ Orange Beach, Alabama Events by Southern

Come experience a slice of Christmas on the Gulf Coast with the 7th Annual Merry Market Expo! Whether you’re doing some holiday shopping or want to find a beautiful piece for yourself, this unique gifts and arts & crafts expo is an ideal way to explore art created by local artists. Over 70 vendors come to showcase their jewelry, paintings, and other gifts at the Orange Beach Events Center at The Wharf. In addition to art, there will also be food vendors, door prizes, and story time with Mrs. Claus!

Enjoy two days of arts and crafts fun! Held on Friday, December 7th from 9 AM – 6 PM and December 8th from 9 AM – 5 PM, stop by at any time to partake in this coastal Christmas tradition. The 7th Annual Merry Market Expo is free and open to the public.

There’s plenty of time left to plan your Christmas celebration on the Gulf Coast! Bring the whole family down and stay at Our Little Meeting Place, a three bedroom Orange Beach Vacation home with space for 10. The bright turquoise exterior and charming coastal decor will have you dreaming of the beach. Share meals together over the farmhouse table before cozying up on the couch with your favorite holiday TV special. Our Little Meeting Place also features a magnificent private deck complete with a private gas grill and comfortable seating.