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 2020.

The Flora Bama Interstate Mullet Toss 2020 

The 2020 Interstate Mullet Toss has been rescheduled to October 23 - 25, 2020. Stay tuned for reschedule dates by following our Facebook fan page @themullettoss.

Mullet Toss has been rescheduled for October 23, 24, and 25, 2020 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 to Mullet Toss at Flora-Bama (west side)

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 to Mullet Toss at Flora Bama (east side)

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 - CANCELLED 


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 15 - 17, 2020 at Gulf Shores main public beach.  This year's lineup is stacked with big name performers including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, Billie Eilish, and Lana Del Ray.  Other popular artists performing live include Marshmello, Kane Brown, Cage the Elephant, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, and The Head & The Heart. For 11 years now, this lively beach fest has been entertaining music fans from all over the country with the Gulf of Mexico serving as a beautiful backdrop. The grounds at Gulf Place will feature multiple stages (on and off the beach), artist booths, a beachside 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 $299, 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. Bypass all the shuttle lines and book one of the closest condos walking distance to Hangout Fest. 

Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival - CANCELLED

The 48th Annual National Shrimp Festival is scheduled for October 8-11, 2020 at the newly revamped 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 49th 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.

2020 Events in Coastal Alabama & Pensacola, FL

Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show
When: February 29, 2020
Where: The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL 

1st Annual Fort Morgan Oyster Festival
When: February 29, 2020
Where: Sassy Bass Amazin' Grill, Fort Morgan, AL

Scrapin the Coast Car Show
When: March 13 - 15, 2020
Where: The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL 

46th Annual Festival of Art
When: March 14 - 15, 2020
Where: Orange Beach Waterfront Park, Orange Beach, AL

The 68th Annual Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival - CANCELLED
When: March 20 - 22, 2020
Where: Fairhope (downtown), AL

The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show - CANCELLED
When: March 20 - 22, 2020
Where: The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL 

Baldwin County Strawberry Festival  - CANCELLED
When: April 11-12, 2020
Where: Loxley Municipal Park, Loxley, AL 

Flora-Bama Interstate Mullet Toss - CANCELLED
When: April 24 - 26, 2020 
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar, Pensacola, FL

National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship - CANCELLED
When: April 30 - May 4, 2020 
Where: Gulf Shores Public Beach/Gulf Place, Gulf Shores, AL

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival - CANCELLED
Where: Foley Soccer Complex, Foley, AL

Orange Beach Billfish Classic 2020
When: May 12 - 17, 2020 
Where: The Wharf Marina, Orange Beach, AL 

Hangout Music Festival - CANCELLED
When: May 15 - 17, 2020 
Where: The Hangout/Gulf Place, Gulf Shores, AL

Orange Beach Grand Slam Fishing Tournament
When: June 11 - 13, 2020
Where: The Wharf Marina, Orange Beach, AL

Pensacola Beach Blue Angels Air Show
When: July 11, 2020- CANCELLED
Where: Pensacola Beach, FL

Blue Marlin Grand Championship
When: July 15 - 19, 2020
Where: The Wharf Marina, Orange Beach, AL

49th Annual National Shrimp Festival
When: October 8 - 11, 2020 - CANCELLED
Where: Gulf Place, Gulf Shores, AL

Hangout Oyster Cook-Off
When: November 6 - 7, 2020
Where: The Hangout, Gulf Shores, AL 

Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show
When: November 16 - 17, 2020
Where: NAS Pensacola, FL

Music Concerts at the Wharf Amphitheater

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

2020 Wharf Amphitheater Concert Schedule

September 28 - Def Leppard

October 24 - Brooks & Dunn


2020 Annual Events in Destin & Fort Walton Area

7th Annual Tequila & Taco Festival
When: March 6 - 8, 2020
Where: Seascape Town Center, Miramar Beach 

34th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival - CANCELLED
When: April 16 - 19, 2020
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin

65th Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival 
Where: The Landing Fort Walton Beach

18th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic
When: June 17 - 21, 2020
Where: Sandestin's Baytowne Wharf Marina

Destin Fishing Rodeo
When: October 1 - 31, 2020
Where: Destin Harbor

42nd Annual Destin Seafood Festival
When: October 2 - 4, 2020 - CANCELLED
Where: Destin Harbor & Destin HarborWalk Boardwalk

13th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin

30th Annual Seaside Seeing Red Wine Festival
When: November 11 - 15, 2020 - CANCELLED
Where: Seaside, FL (Ruskin Place, Central Square, Bud N Alley's Restaurant 

2020 Annual Events in Panama City Beach FL

PCB Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
When: February 15 - 16, 2020
Where: Aaron Bessant Park 

Panama City Mardi Gras & Music Festival
When: February 21 - 22, 2020
Where: Pier Park 

Emerald Coast Cruizin' Car Show
When: March 4 - 7, 2020
Where: Aaron Bessant Park

Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show
When: February 28 - March 1, 2020
Where: Aaron Bessant Park 

When: March 20 - 21, 2020
Where: Aaron Bessant Park 

Seabreeze Jazz FestivalCANCELLED
When: April 22 - 26, 2020
Where: Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater

SandJam Music FestivalCANCELLED
When: April 24 - 26, 2020
Where: M.B. Miller Pier

Thunder Beach Motorcycle Spring Rally  - CANCELLED
When: April 29 - May 3, 2020
Where: Various PCB Venues

Pirates of the High Seas Festival
When: October 9 - 11, 2020
Where: Pier Park

Schooners Lobster Festival & Tournament
When: October 19 - 25, 2020 - CANCELLED
Where: Schooners -5121 Gulf Drive

Thunder Beach Motorcycle Autumn Rally
When: October 21 - 25, 2020
Where: Various PCB Venues