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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Nina and Pinta Replicas at Baytowne Marina ~ Destin, FL Events by Southern

The Nina and the Pinta have arrived! Make your way to Baytowne Marina to check out these fascinating replicas of Christopher Columbus’ famous ships while they are in port until March 4 .

Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children. While in port, the public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. In addition, admission charges are $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, and $6.50 for students 5-16. Children 4 and under are free.

The ships are open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Furthermore, teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1-787-672-2152 or email for more information.

Meanwhile, make sure you book your Destin, Florida vacation rental before you head down for the event! Reserve BeachFUNatic, a 9-bedroom vacation home with plenty of space for the whole family!