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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Barleybrine: Oyster & Craft Beer Weekend ~ Pensacola, FL Events by Southern

If you love Pensacola’s Peat & Pearls event in the fall, then you’ll love Barleybrine: Oyster & Craft Beer Weekend! Barleybrine celebrates all things stout and briny: strong backs, stiff drinks, and salty tongues. Ultimately, the weekend celebrates the people of Northwest Florida and the beautiful place they call home. Held April 4th-6th, you won’t want to miss this fun event!

The brewery crawl takes place on Thursday, April 4th from 6-10 PM across various venues on Palafox Street. Then, attend the “Bluegrass & Sunshine” Beer Dinner at De Luna Winery on Friday, April 5th from 6-9 PM. Join Kelsey Barnard Clark from Bravo’s “Top Chef” for a five-course dinner. The dinner features fresh Gulf Coast ingredients and beer pairings from a featured brewery. The Grand Tasting is held on Saturday, April 6th from 12-5 PM, also at De Luna Winery. Enjoy Gulf oysters prepared by local chefs, live music, and plenty of beers from some of the country’s best craft breweries.

Ticket sales benefit the Gulf Seafood Foundation and their efforts to help Florida seafood workers affected by Hurricane Michael. Get tickets to Barleybrine: Oyster & Craft Beer Weekend here.

Meanwhile, our Pensacola Beach vacation rentals are conveniently located near Downtown Pensacola. Stay at Regency Towers 506 East for incredible views of the Gulf and a private balcony to relax on. This condo sleeps four guests, so it’s perfect for a weekend getaway with friends to the beach.