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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Musical Echoes Native American Flute Festival ~ Fort Walton Beach, Florida Events by Southern

The Fort Walton Beach Landing in downtown Fort Walton Beach, Florida hosts an extraordinary weekend of music with internationally acclaimed musicians each year. Stop by from Saturday, April 26 through Sunday the 28th for the Musical Echoes Native American Flute Festival. There, interact with Native American Craftsmen demonstrating their arts and selling their wares or attend seminars to learn to make and play a Native American Style flute.

For a special treat, you can take part in the annual Torchlight Remembrance Ceremony. Join us in celebrating Fort Walton Beach’s storied past honoring our original locals. Make your Fort Walton Beach vacation a journey back in time.

All non-workshop events at the Landing are FREE and open to the public. For more information visit here.

If you’re coming to Fort Walton Beach for the event, you may want to stay in one of Southern’s Fort Walton Beach vacation rentals! Check out beautiful vacation condos like Island PrincessSea Oats or Waterscape. Island Princess, located right on the Gulf of Mexico, has a gorgeous pool perfect for relaxing with views of the emerald waters. Sea Oats has an indoor hot tub and large community rooms for gathering with family or friends while visiting the area. Waterscape’s lazy river and large pools are sure to please both kids and adults alike!