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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Ballyhoo Art Festival ~ Gulf Shores, Alabama Events by Southern

Do you love art festivals? Then kick off festival season with Ballyhoo Art Festival in Gulf Shores! Held on Saturday, March 2nd from 10 AM – 6 PM at Waterway Village, Ballyhoo is one of the area’s most exciting art festivals! The festival focuses on fine art combined with cultural charm and the fun-loving spirit of Coastal Alabama’s residents. Artists from all across the Southeast come to enjoy Ballyhoo Art Festival! In addition, dine on some delicious local seafood while you walk through the festival. Live music plays during the entire event, so bring your dancing shoes!
Ballyhoo Art Festival is a Gulf Coast Arts Alliance event. The GCAA’s mission is the development and promotion of arts on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Don’t miss out on this fun art festival in Gulf Shores! Visit Ballyhoo’s website for more information.
Meanwhile, don’t forget to book your spring getaway to the Gulf Coast! Plan a getaway with the whole family and stay at Beach Nut, located right on the water. This Gulf Shores, Alabama vacation home features accommodations for 14, with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. It’s perfect for group getaways of all kinds, from family vacations to weekend trips with friends! Here, delight in incredible views, a stunning kitchen, and luxurious decor. Don’t wait to book!