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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South Walton 4th of July Parade ~ Seaside, Florida Events by Southern

Join the Seaside community in celebrating Independence Day this year with the annual South Walton 4th of July Parade! Each year, Seaside hosts the community’s parade along scenic 30A. The parade begins at 8 AM at Seagrove Plaza. Meanwhile, festive floats will make their way to Seaside where the parade ends and party begins. In addition, off-site parking and free shuttles into Seaside are available from 6 a.m. until midnight from the public parking lot in Grayton Beach on Highway 283.

If you’re traveling to the area, then check out one of Southern’s vacation rentals in 30A! Stay at Bit O’Heaven, a delightful two bedroom cottage that exemplifies the charm of this coastal community.