October Events in Gulf Shores, Destin, and Pensacola Beach ~ by Southern
It’s the first day of fall! We’re celebrating in just about every way we can think of, from pumpkin spice everything to hanging atumnal wreaths on the doors. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to put off your beach vacation until next year. In fact, this is the perfect time of year to visit the beach. Not only are the temperatures and water still mild and enjoyable, but fall brings out a multitude of fun events that will have you flocking to the Gulf Coast. In fact, October is one of the most popular months to visit the Gulf Coast! During the month of October, you’ll find wine festivals, seafood festivals, fishing rodeos, and more. There’s something to do every weekend and every day! Check out some of our favorite October events in Gulf Shores, Destin, and Pensacola Beach. Don’t forget to book your Gulf Coast vacation rental while you’re at it!
We hope you’re hungry, because Gulf Shores is serving up one of the area’s most popular seafood festivals. The 48th Annual National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores is not one to miss. From October 10th to 13th, the area will be in full swing with over 10,000 pounds of shrimp per day prepared by local chefs. There will also be more than 50 food vendors, live music, 5Ks, and 10Ks to enjoy. Better yet, the 48th Annual National Shrimp Festival is free and open to the public! When it comes to October events in Gulf Shores, this is certainly one of our favorites.
Also in Gulf Shores is the Haunted Hustle 5K & Witches on Wheels. Most 5Ks are in the morning, but this 5K takes place at sundown from 6-9 PM. This horrifyingly fun event takes place on October 18th at Gulf Shores’ Gulf Place Town Center. Goblings, ghosts, and ghouls will be out for the evening fun! Register for the race here. Book your Gulf Shores vacation rental at Seawind for a great location and even better views!