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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8th Annual Paddle at the Porch ~ Destin, Florida Events by Southern

Gather behind of one Destin’s most loved restaurants, The Back Porch, for the 8th annual Paddle at the Porch event this August! This stand-up paddle board race event features a one mile, three mile, and six mile race through the gorgeous emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The fun kicks off at 9 a.m. with the 3- and 6-mile races. In addition, the 1-mile race begins at 10:30 a.m. with a kids’ fun race following at 11 a.m.  Awards for all races will begin directly after the last race.

Don’t SUP? Hang out on the sand as you enjoy entertainment, food and cheer on the racers!

Meanwhile, book your Destin vacation rental with Southern! Reserve Ocean Views in the beautiful Destiny by the Sea neighborhood and unwind in this luxurious five-bedroom home with partial views of the Gulf from a private roof-top balcony.