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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Celebrate the 8th Annual Smoke on the Coast

Looking to celebrate 4th of July in Destin this year? Do you love barbecue? Do you love fireworks? If you answered “yes” to all of these, we have the event for you! Head down to Destin Commons on Tuesday, July 3rd for the 8th Annual Smoke on the Coast. The event is free to attend and the perfect family outing!

Entertainment and live music kick off the celebration at 5 PM. The barbecue competition begins at 5:30, with barbecue samplings from local restaurants at only $1 per sample. Since all 17  barbecue teams are partnering with a local charity, you can feel good about your samples! Last year, $83,000 in donations benefitted local charities. Some charities this year include The Arc of the Emerald Coast, Boys & Girls Club of America, and Ronald McDonald House Charities. You’ll have the opportunity afterward to vote for your favorite restaurant in three different categories. Up to 15 different awards are given, including cash donations, trophies, and bragging rights for a year. Then, after the barbecue competition ends at 8, stick around for a stunning fireworks show beginning at 9:30 and lasting until 10!

Visit here to learn more about Smoke on the Coast.

In need of a vacation condo or home in Destin for the holiday? Check out our available accommodations, and give us a call to book direct!