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.


Annual Events in Coastal Alabama

51st Annual MBGFC Labor Day Tournament
When: August 30-September 3, 2018
Where: The Mobile Big Game Fishing Club - 27075 Marina Rd, Orange Beach, Alabama 36561

Bulls on the Beach
When: September 7-8, 2018
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar - 17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507

47th Annual National Shrimp Festival
When: October 11-14, 2018
Where: Gulf Shores Public Beach - 101 Gulf Shores Pkwy. Gulf Shores, AL 36542

The Original German Sausage Festival
When: October 27, 2018
Where: Elberta Town Park - 13052 Main St. Elberta, AL 36530

10th Annual Oyster Cookoff and Craft Beer Weekend
When: November 2-3, 2018
Where: The Hangout - 101 East Beach Blvd. Gulf Shores, AL 36542
$10 general admission or $150 VIP weekend passes, free for children 12 years and under.

World Food Championships
When: November 7-11, 2018
Where: The Wharf - Main St, Orange Beach, AL 36561
$10 day pass or $25 weekend pass, free for children 12 years and under.

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

Polar Bear Dip
When: January 1, 2019
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar - 17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507

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.

2019 Wharf Amphitheater Concert Schedule

March 9 - Luke Combs
May 11 - Jim Gaffigan


Annual Events in Destin & Fort Walton Area

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

Seeing Red Wine Festival
When: November 8-11, 2018
Where: Downtown Seaside FL - Central Square, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

33rd Annual Sandestin Wine Festival
When: April 11-14, 2019
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin - 9300 Baytowne Wharf Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

17th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic
When: June 19-23, 2019
Where: Sandestin's Baytowne Wharf Marina - 9300 Baytowne Wharf Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Annual Events in Panama City Beach FL

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: Postponed
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