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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Here Comes Santa Claus ~ Destin, Florida Events by Southern

Kick off the holiday season at the Village of Baytowne Wharf on November 24th! From 6-9 PM, the holiday family fun begins with the “Here Comes Santa Claus” event. Welcome Santa to the area and cheer him on as he lights the Village Christmas tree. Don’t forget your Christmas list, as he may ask you if you’ve been naughty or nice this year! You’ll also get the chance to see a choreographed light show, fireworks over the lagoon, and a special 12 Nights of Lights show!

As an added bonus, admission is free and open to the public! Call 850.267.8117 for more information.

Planning your winter getaway? Stay in the heart of Destin for a myriad of entertainment. Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort – Summit 311 offers accommodations for eight guests at one of Destin’s most sought-after resorts. With everything you need right at the resort, you won’t have to go far for entertainment! Discover exciting amenities, from onsite dining, two community pools, and more.