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 2019.


The Flora Bama Interstate Mullet Toss

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The annual Mullet Toss takes place in April 24, 25, & 26 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

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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 16 - 19, 2019 at Gulf Shores main public beach.  This year's lineup is stacked with great music acts boasting huge headliners like The Lumineers, Cardi B, Travis Scott, and Khalid.  Other popular artists performing live include Kygo, Vampire Weekend, Bebe Rexha, Diplo, The 1975, Judah & The Lion, Hozier, and Walk the Moon. For 10 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 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 $279, 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

The 48th Annual National Shrimp Festival is scheduled for October 10-13, 2019 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 48th 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

Seafood Festival & Car Show
When: February 23, 2019
Where: The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL 

Orange Beach Invasion Car Show
When: March 15 - 17, 2019
Where: The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL 

The 67th Annual Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival
When: March 15 - 17, 2019
Where: Downtown Fairhope, AL

The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show
When: March 29 - 31, 2019
Where: The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL 

National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship
When: May 3 -5, 2019
Where: Gulf Shores Public Beach/Gulf Place - 101 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores 36542 

Bama Coast Cruise
When: April 25 - 27, 2019
Where: The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL 

Flora-Bama Interstate Mullet Toss
When: April 26 - 28, 2019
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar - 17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507

Hangout Music Festival
When: May 16 - 19, 2019
Where: 101 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542

Orange Beach Billfish Classic 2019
When: May 17 - 18, 2019
Where: The Wharf Marina, Orange Beach, AL 

Blue Marlin Grand Championship
When: July 9 - 14, 2019
Where: The Wharf Marina, Orange Beach, AL

48th Annual National Shrimp Festival
When: October 10 - 13, 2019
Where: Gulf Shores Public Beach - 101 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores 36542

Hangout Oyster Cook-Off
When: November 1 - 2, 2019
Where: The Hangout - 101 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Flora-Bama Interstate Mullet Toss
When: April 24 - 26, 2020
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 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.

2019 Wharf Amphitheater Concert Schedule

March 9 - Luke Combs
March 10 - Zac Brown Band
April 23 - Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefers
April 27 - Kenny Chesney
May 9 - Alabama
May 10 - Bryan Adams
May 11 - Jim Gaffigan
May 25 & 26 - Thomas Rhett
June 6 - Hootie & The Blowfish
June 15 - Dierks Bentley
July 3 - Tedeschi Trucks Band
July 5 - Rascal Flatts
July 19 & 20 - Luke Bryan
August 17 - Little Big Town
August 20 - Pentatonix
August 22 - Brad Paisley
August 31 - Chris Stapleton
September 29 - Lynyrd Skynyrd



 

Annual Events in Destin & Fort Walton Area

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

41st Annual Destin Seafood Festival
When: TBD 2019
Where: Destin Harbor & Destin HarborWalk Boardwalk

11th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival
When: October 11-12, 2019
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin - 9300 Baytowne Wharf Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Shunk Galley 30A Oyster Festival
When: October 27, 2019
Where: 1875 S Co Hwy 393, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459


Annual Events in Panama City Beach FL

PCB Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
When: February 16-17, 2019
Where: Aaron Bessant Park - 600 S Pier Park Drive

Panama City Mardi Gras & Music Festival
When: March 1-2, 2019
Where: Pier Park 

Emerald Coast Cruizin' Car Show
When: March 6-9, 2019
Where: Aaron Bessant Park - 600 S Pier Park Drive

Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show
When: March 15-17, 2019
Where: Aaron Bessant Park - 600 S Pier Park Drive

UNwineD
When: March 22-23, 2019
Where: Aaron Bessant Park - 600 S Pier Park Drive

Seabreeze Jazz Festival
When: April 24-28, 2019
Where: Aaron Bessant Park - 600 S Pier Park Drive

SandJam Music Festival
When: April 26-28, 2019
Where: M.B. County Miller Pier - 12213 Front Beach Road

Thunder Beach Motorcycle Spring Rally
When: May 1-5, 2019
Where: Various PCB Venues

Pirates of the High Seas Festival
When: October 11 -13, 2019
Where: 600 Pier Park Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Schooners Lobster Festival & Tournament
When: October 14 -20, 2019
Where: 5121 Gulf Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Thunder Beach Motorcycle Autumn Rally
When: October 23-27, 2019
Where: Various PCB Venues