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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Pensacola 2019 JazzFest ~ Pensacola, Florida Events by Southern

Jazz lovers rejoice! Back for its 36th year, the Pensacola 2019 JazzFest is underway. A marriage of jazz music, fine arts, and crafts, the Pensacola JazzFest takes place in Downtown Pensacola’s Historic Seville Square. This free event takes place April 6th-7th, 2019, from 10 AM – 8 PM. At the festival, you’ll find great food along with tents for beer and wine. Local and regional artists sell jewelry, art, and even handmade musical instruments. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and get ready to enjoy some great music!

Another fun addition to the event is the student jazz competition on Saturday, April 6th. High school and college students submit tapes to compete, and all students on stage are individual winners. Winners receive prize money which goes toward the purchase of musical instruments, music lessons, or music camp. Educational groups perform earlier in the day on Sunday, April 7th. Then, from the early afternoon until early evening you’ll hear everything from big-band to tight-ensemble music from national and regional artists.

To stay near Downtown Pensacola but still have beautiful beach views, choose Regency Towers 302 West. Our Pensacola Beach vacation rental features two bedrooms, space for eight, and a comfortable, private balcony. Simply stroll down to the Gulf to lounge in the sand. The on-site amenities are sure to make your vacation even sweeter!