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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Mardi Gras Parade on the Destin Harbor ~ Destin, Florida Events by Southern

Keep the good times rolling with the Mardi Gras Parade on the Destin Harbor! Held on March 2nd at 2 PM, Destin’s Mardi Gras celebration is one you don’t want to miss. The parade includes festive floats, colorful costumes, beads, street performers, and live music! Gather around the Destin Harbor Boardwalk in your most festive attire and get ready to celebrate! This free event is open to the public! Then, stick around at HarborWalk Village and dine at any of the incredible restaurants, or find exciting new shopping opportunities. The world is your oyster at HarborWalk! Visit here for more information.

Meanwhile, stay nearby at our Cottages by the Bay, located within walking distance of the Destin Harbor. Cottages by the Bay consist of seven vacation homes within one charming community. Each Cottage sleeps anywhere from 4-10 guests. Inside, discover luxurious, era-inspired furnishings that will take your breath away. In addition, enjoy a private pool, nearby boat launch, and an outdoor fire pit.