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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Zydeco Crawfish Festival 5K ~ Gulf Shores, AL Events by Southern

What’s better to add to your dream vacation plans than crawfish, beer, and exercise? Maybe not necessarily in that order, but join us at the Zydeco Crawfish Festival 5K Race  on April 20th, 2019! The event is the first of four races of the Run the Coast Summer Series by Harley Sports. Don’t fret, there’s even a competitive walking event, so bring everyone along. This is the same weekend the Zydeco Crawfish Festival is held in Gulf Shores, making the pairing the perfect event!

The race begins at 8 AM on flat neighborhood streets. Pick up your packet at Tacky Jack’s in Gulf Shores from 4-7 PM on April 19th, or between 6:30 and 7:45 AM on the 20th. After the run, stick around for free beer (for participants 21 and up) as well as refreshments.

Meanwhile, make plans to spend the day at the festival and enjoy music from Zydeco bands, arts and crafts, and plenty of food vendors! Music begins in the morning and plays until dark. As this is a family-friendly event, there are lots of events for children as well! Visit here for more information about the run. We will see you at the starting line!

Don’t forget to reserve your spot on the sand for the Zydeco Crawfish 5K.