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.
Emerald Coast Open Lionfish Tournament
May 16 @ 7:00 pm - May 19 @ 4:00 pm
Emerald Coast Open Lionfish Tournament ~ Destin, Florida Events by Southern
Come be a part of the largest Lionfish Tournament in history! The Emerald Coast Open Lionfish Tournament will kick off May 16 at AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar in Destin.
You can do your part to remove invasive lionfish species during this tournament. If you win the smallest, largest, or most lionfish categories, then you could win a large cash reward! In addition, tens of thousands of dollars of gear prizes will be given out to raffle winners.
The tournament will be held in conjunction with Florida wish and Wildlife’s Lionfish Removal & Awareness Day Festival. Bring your friends and family for a festival where you can learn about lionfish, taste lionfish, and check out lionfish products! Furthermore, learn why lionfish are such a big problem and what you can do to help.