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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Smoke on the Coast ~ Destin Events by Southern

Come celebrate your Fourth of July in one of our Destin condos or beach homes. The Destin Commons is hosting their 9th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks event to kick of the holiday!

Spend your evening July 3 sampling 18 different types of BBQ for $1 each. In addition, you will get to vote for the People’s Choice winners. Destin Commons recently announced the 18 area charities chosen to benefit from Coins for a Cause and event proceeds. Participating charities team up with various restaurants and BBQ aficionados to fire up their grills and cook for over $85,000 in donations.

Join Destin Commons in supporting the local area by plugging the meters at Destin Commons and attend SOTC, buy tickets and vote for your favorite nonprofit to support their mission!

The event also features many entertainment options for kids and adults alike, such as live music, face painting, a photobooth, and stilt walkers. The event ends with an Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza at 9:30 PM.

The Destin Commons is a Destin attraction that both our locals and visitors love. This event is perfect to start your fourth of July weekend off right!