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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Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival ~ Pensacola Events by Southern

Are you staying on Pensacola Beach this fall? You’re just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Downtown Pensacola’s popular Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival this November! Held November 2-4, the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival brings the nation’s top artists to Historic Downtown Pensacola to showcase their talents. Enjoy artwork from over 200 painters, potters, jewelers, and more! This is the perfect opportunity to start your holiday shopping, or even treat yourself to a handmade treasure. Considered one of the best-regarded festivals in the United States, you won’t want to miss this juried show!

At the Heritage Arts Section, craftspeople from around the country demonstrate blacksmithing, engraving, spinning, and more. Meanwhile, art is not the only thing you can enjoy! Treat your ears to the live music played throughout the festival. Also, enjoy dance performances featuring folk and ballet styles from local performing groups.

You’ll also have the chance to enjoy artwork from an International Invited Artist. Past artists have come from China, Scotland, England, and the Indonesian island of Java. The International Artist also gives a public talk and speaks to hundreds of area students during their stay.

Visit here for more information on the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival.

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