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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Ice Skating at The Wharf ~ Orange Beach, Alabama Events by Southern

Are you looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit? Are you staying in Orange Beach, Alabama for the holidays? If you answered yes to either of these questions, try ice skating at The Wharf this winter! Find the ice skating rink in the front parking lot next to Fire Station at The Wharf. This fun event is open to the public and skaters of all ages! Skate for just $10 each day. Ice skating at The Wharf is also a great opportunity to host your birthday party or event! Learn more here.

The ice skating rink is open every day from November 16th-January 13th from 10 AM-10 PM, and then the following times during the remainder of the year:

  • November 26th-December 18th: Monday-Friday, 4-10 PM and Saturday-Sunday, 10 AM-10 PM
  • January 1st-13th, Monday-Friday 4-10 PM and Saturday-Sunday, 10AM-10PM
  • Ice skating at The Wharf will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

If you’re staying on New Year’s Eve, then skate the night away as the rink is open until midnight! Don’t forget the New Year’s Eve party at The Wharf on December 31st!

Stay onsite at The Wharf for closeby accommodations. Wharf 503 is perfect for the whole family, as this vacation condo in Orange Beach, Alabama sleeps 8. Relax on the balcony as you take in the beautiful Bay views. Plus, The Wharf offers so many incredible amenities including a community arcade, pool, and fitness facility!