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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Baytowne on Ice ~ Destin Events by Southern

Do you miss the memories of ice skating as a child? Strap on those ice skates and get ready to immerse yourself in the winter spirit! Even if you came down south for warmer weather, you can still enjoy the fun of ice skating at the Village of Baytowne Wharf’s Baytowne on Ice. The seasonal ice skating rink is open daily from October 27th until February 2nd, so you’ll have plenty of time to experience it.

Baytowne on Ice is a favorite holiday tradition for kids and adults alike! During the month of December, bring an unopened toy to receive a 2-for-1 deal on a 90-minute ice skating session. The first hour the rink is open is reserved for “kids skate,” available for kids 12 and under. Hours for the rink vary by day, so visit or call 850.267.8184for more information.

Meanwhile, there’s still time to book your Destin vacation rental for the holiday season! Bring everyone together and share some holiday spirit this season at Sweet Destiny in Destin.  This five bedroom home serves as the perfect spot for a family getaway, with room for 16. Everyone will love the private pool, spacious accommodations, and fabulous location in Destin. Don’t forget your ice skates!