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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Breakfast with Santa in Gulf Shores ~ Gulf Shores, AL Event by Southern

Are you vacationing in Gulf Shores, Alabama before the holidays? Gear up for the holidays with breakfast with Santa in Gulf Shores. Head to the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center on Saturday, December 15th for the chance! Beginning at 8 AM, enjoy sausage, bacon, eggs, and pancakes before taking pictures with Santa. Bring your Christmas lists, as he may ask you what you really want this year! Admission is just $5, while kids 3 and under get in for free. Learn more about this fun holiday event here.

If you need somewhere to stay for the holidays, then check out our vacation rentals in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Check out the beautiful Oceania 5 in Gulf Shores, Alabama, a stunning condo with space for 10. The whole family will love the breathtaking Gulf views at this wraparound condo! With luxurious touches throughout, including a breathtaking kitchen and gorgeous furnishings, the whole family will love it here! Plus, you have access to all of Oceania’s resort-style amenities – a fitness facility, pool, and more await!