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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Mac & Cheese Festival ~ Destin, Florida Events by Southern

What can be better than enjoying delicious mac & cheese and benefiting a local charity at the same time? Not much, so that’s why the Destin Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast is hosting the first ever Mac & Cheese Festival May 19 at Destin Commons. This family-friendly event will feature gourmet, chef-inspired twists on the South’s favorite comfort food. Local restaurants will compete for the best cheesy dish while guests make their way around the booths, sampling all the mac & cheese they can handle before casting their votes.!

All proceeds from the event will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, which works in our community to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence through its programs focused on academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles. Click here to learn more about the event or purchase tickets!

Meanwhile, stay in A Mid-Summer’s Night Dream. This spacious, three-story Destin vacation home is ideal for six guests. Unwind on your front porch or private balcony and enjoy the gentle Gulf breeze or hang out in the fenced-in backyard and cook up a savory treat on the private gas grill. In a perfect, central location, A Mid-Summer’s Night Dream is nearby to wonderful dining and shopping options. Plus, the beach is only a short walk away from this beautiful home, so book your next getaway today!