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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Join us for Art Month South Walton!

Stay with Southern in a Destin or 30A vacation home, and experience Art Week Month Walton. For the first year, what was once Art Week has become Art Month, spanning the entire month of may! This event is aimed at bringing communities, organizations, and businesses together to present quality arts and entertainment to the community. Art Month South Walton will feature visual, performance, and literary arts.

Art Month South Walton includes Under the Sea: a fundraiser for the Underwater Museum of Art, ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival, Digital Graffiti Festival, Longleaf Writers Conference, the Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition, the Northwest Florida Theatre Festival, and more.

Times and locations vary for all events, so please visit the Cultural Arts Alliance’s website to learn more about each individual event!