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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Kitty Hawk Kites Fall Kite Festival ~ Fort Walton Beach, Florida Events by Southern

What do a 100-foot octopus, 80-foot panda, and a 50-foot gator have in common? They’ll all be flying high over the Fort Walton Beach Boardwalk on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22! Join Kitty Hawk Kites and the Emerald Coast Kite Flyers Club for two days of FREE kite flying fun. Enjoy larger-than-life show kites and professional stunt kite flying demonstrations. In addition, get free kite flying lessons and special activities at the Kitty Hawk Kites store on The Boardwalk.

Meanwhile, check out one of Southern’s beautiful Fort Walton Beach vacation rentals! Stay at one of many condos in Azure Resort. You’ll never want to leave the Mediterranean-style architecture resting along the Gulf of Mexico.