Gulf Coast Festivals & Events

Countless friends and families, sons, daughters and aunts, moms and dads enjoy the Alabama / Florida Gulf Coast each year.  The emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico creates an amazing backdrop for the sugar-white sand beaches that line our coast.  It's a perfect place to hold parties and gatherings and two of the largest we have in Alabama, is the Hangout Music Festival and the Flora Bama Mullet Toss.  On the Florida Panhandle, annual events such as the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival and Seabreeze Jazz Festival draw in thousands to the Gulf Coast.

Click on a region to find all upcoming events, shows, and festivals for 2018.

The Flora Bama Interstate Mullet Toss

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The annual Mullet Toss takes place in April 27-29, 2018 and as usual, the Flora Bama's annual competition will award prizes to the men and women who can throw a fish the farthest.  While fish are pretty streamline and slightly resemble a football, all bets are off when they fly through the air.

Closest condos on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Aerial image of West of Flora Bama with condos labeled

Gulf front condos include:  Broadmoor, Regency Isle, Phoenix IX, Perdido Place & Phoenix X are the closest condos to the Flora Bama on the Alabama Gulf Coast.  Not on the Gulf of Mexico and on Old River, Vista Bella and Legacy Key is across from Broadmoor and not labeled.  Bella Luna is the closest, Old River front, condo to the Flora Bama.

Closest condos on the Florida Gulf Coast

Aerial image of East of the Flora Bama with condos labeled

The Beach & Yacht Club, Club Cabana, San Perdido, Needle Rush Point, Spanish Key, Atlantis and Mediterranean condos are the closest gulf front condos to the Flora Bama on the Florida Gulf Coast.

Hangout Music Festival


The Hangout Music Festival is one of the area's biggest events attracting 30,000+ music fans from all over the United States.  The three day festival will take place May 18 - 20, 2018 at Gulf Shores main public beach.  This year's lineup is stacked with great music acts featuring big-name headliners The Killers, The Chainsmokers, and Kendrick Lamar.  Other hit artists performing live include Portugal the Man, Halsey, Foster the People, SZA, Cold War Kids, Zedd, Logic, and Galantis. This is the festival's 9th year entertaining locals and non-locals with all genres of music.  The grounds will encompass Gulf Place and the powder-white beaches of Gulf Shores.  The event will feature multiple stages, artist booths, a massive ferris wheel, food vendors, and plenty of exciting activities and games held by sponsors of the fest.  Tickets are available at three levels: General admission for $259, VIP for $1,099, and Super Vip for $1,699.  Attendees can choose from many types of accommodations such as condos, hotels, and homes in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. Avoid the hectic shuttle lines and find the closest condos walking distance to Hangout Fest. 

Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival

The 47th Annual National Shrimp Festival is scheduled for October 11-14, 2018 at the newly renovated Gulf Place in downtown Gulf Shores.  In this same area, is the Gulf Shores Hangout, Pink Pony Pub and numerous other restaurants, bars and entertainment venues within walking distance.  The first Shrimp Festival was held in 1971 making this year's festival, the 47th time that Gulf Shores has celebrated this great event. The event's grounds known as Gulf Place have been completely revamped with aesthetic enhancements and improved traffic flow.  Large, wide sidewalks have been added along with multiple shaded areas and bathrooms to make the area more inviting and comfortable for patrons.  We've also included aerial images and links to quickly find information pertaining to the Shrimp Festival, such as the closest condos and menus for every restaurant in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.  If you're looking for specific condominium of subdivision info, we've published details for every condo and community along the Alabama Gulf Coast.

It's easy to navigate our website and we've discovered that vacationers use our websites to research condos and properties along the coast for quick trips and owners and guests also use our websites to browse area attractions, activities and things to do along the South Alabama and Northwest Florida Gulf Coast;  from Mobile, AL to Panama City, FL.  For example, start by viewing Gulf Shores condos for sale and enjoy exclusive aerial imagery, amenities, surrounding area video and imagery - every market is linked and our comprehensive info covers all local areas and pre-defined searches make finding all sorts of local info quick and easy.


Events in Coastal Alabama 

The Hangout Music Festival
When: May 18-20, 2018 
Where: Gulf Shores Public Beach/Gulf Place
A three-day music festival right on Gulf Shores beaches. The event will host top and upcoming musicians from all over the world. Enjoy delicious food fare, arts & craft displays, daily games, and carnival rides.  Avoid shuttle fees & waiting lines and stay at condos closest to The Hangout.
General Admission: $279, VIP: $1,099  Super VIP: $1,699

41st Annual MBGFC Memorial Day Fishing Tournament
When: May 24-28, 2018
Where: Mobile Big Game Fishing Club - 27075 Marina Rd., Orange Beach, Alabama 36561

Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo
When: June 1-3, 2018
Where: Flora-Bama Yacht Club - 17350 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507
The "funnest" fishing rodeo on the Gulf Coast will feature a 3-day beach party, daily weigh-ins, live music, and great food!

The Blue Marlin Grand Championship
When: July 10 -15, 2018
Where: The Wharf - 23101 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561

Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival
When: November 8-18, 2018
Where: Various Locations around Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Pensacola

Music Concerts at the Wharf Amphitheater

Baldwin County's biggest outdoor music venue, The Wharf Amphitheater, has a fantastic line-up of concerts scheduled for this spring and summer. Visit the The Wharf's official page to find tickets and to learn more about these upcoming shows.

May 27 - Dave Matthews Band
June 15 - I Love the 90s Tour
June 23 - Alan Jackson & Randy Houser 
July 26 - Jason Aldean with Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, & Dee Jay Silver 
August 2 - Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town
August 7 - Imagine Dragons & Grace Vanderwaal 
August 25 - Keith Urban & Kelsea Ballerini 
September 30 - Needtobreathe with Johnnyswim & The Rocketboys 

Events in Destin & Fort Walton Area

Inaugural East Pass Slacker 0.5K
When: May 26, 2018 at 10:30AM
Where: Boathouse Oyster Bar - 288-B Harbor Blvd East, Destin, Florida 32541

Memorial Day Summer Kickoff Concert Series
When: May 26-27, 2018
Where: HarborWalk Village - 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival
When: June 1-2, 2018
Where: The Landing, 139 Brooks St. SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

16th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic
When: June 20-24, 2018
Where: Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort - 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Smoke on the Coast 2018
When: July 3, 2018
Where: Destin Commons - 4100 Legendary Drive, Destin, Florida 32541

4th of July Celebration
When: July 4, 2018
Where: HarborWalk Village - 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Baytowne Wharf Art Walk
When: August 31 - September 2, 2018 
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin - 9300 Baytowne Wharf Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Labor Day Concert Celebration
When: September 1-2, 2018
Where: HarborWalk Village - 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Destin Seafood Festival
When: October 5-7, 2018
Where: Destin Harbor Boardwalk - 102 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

11th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest
When: October 12-13, 2018
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin - 9300 Baytowne Wharf Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550


Events in Panama City Beach FL

Jeep Beach Jam
When: May 17-21, 2018
Where: Frank Brown Park - 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Five-day family-friendly event attracting thousands of Jeep owners and enthusiasts. Activities will include workshop seminars, raffles, kid’s zone, obstacle courses, scavenger hunt, poker run, and outdoor movie nights.

When: July 1-6, 2018
Where: Various Locations in Panama City Beach, FL

USFA Annual World Series & College Exposure
When: July 8 - 21, 2018
Where: Frank Brown Park - 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam
When: August 31 - September 2, 2018
Where: Frank Brown Park - 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Schooners Lobster Festival & Tournament
When: September 17-23, 2018
Where: Schooners - 5121 Gulf Dr, Panama City, FL 32408

Panama City Beach Oktoberfest
When: October 12-13, 2018
Where: Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater - 500 West Park Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Thunder Beach Motorcycle Autumn Rally
When: October 24-28, 2018
Where: Panama City Beach

Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Car Show
When: November 7-10, 2018
Where: Aaron Bessant Park - 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32413