During the past few weeks, temperatures have stayed above 60 degrees telling us spring is quickly approaching the Gulf Coast! As we welcome freshly bloomed flowers and longer lasting sunlight, we can’t help but notice the traffic getting heavier along I-10 and Scenic Hwy 98 as vacationers make their way to the beaches of Alabama and on the Florida Panhandle. The Gulf Coast is open for business and, over the next few months, will have plenty of exciting events and festivals taking place around the area – from Gulf Shores, AL to Panama City Beach, FL. The first major event to take place is The 66th Annual Fairhope Arts & Craft Festival scheduled for March 16th – 18th along the beautiful scenic streets of downtown Fairhope, AL. This 3-day festival features over 200 talented artists from all over the U.S. and draws around 300,000 visitors! The next big event is The Annual Interstate Mullet Toss at the world-famous Flora-Bama Lounge. Running April 27-29, this all-day beach party hosts a fish-throwing tournament attracting competitors of all ages. For just $15 you can be a part of this long-standing tradition of throwing a slippery mullet as hard as you can over the state-line. During the same weekend and several hundreds miles east, Panama City will hold its first alternative-rock music festival on its beautiful sugar white beaches. Set for April 26-28, SandJam Fest will treat beach-goers with musical performances from famous bands Incubus, Sublime with Rome, Fitz & The Tantrums, and many more! Just a few weeks later, starting May 2, the beaches of Panama City will become alive again during the 20th Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally. Bikers numbering in the tens of thousands will dominate the roadways for a 4-day bash that stretches for miles along the city’s beachfront. This lively event has become such a hit it occurs twice a year – in the spring and fall. Back over in Alabama, the famous Hangout Music Fest will commence during the 3rd week of May attracting approximately 35,000 concert-goers. This 3-day festival will bring big-name musical performers to Gulf Shores beaches. Headliners include The Killers, Kendrick Lamar, The Chainsmokers, Portugal. The Man, Logic, and Halsey.
Get ahead of the game and start planning your trip now! With hundreds of Gulf Coast condos to choose from it will be easy to find your dream getaway – from extravagant penthouse suites overlooking the Gulf of Mexico to economical efficiencies units just steps from sandy white beaches. If you like staying in the center of all the action, will offer helpful guides such as Condos Near Hangout Fest and Condos Closest to Mullet Toss. Visit our site to find more exciting happenings in coastal Alabama, Destin & Fort Walton, and Panama City Beach. Our lists are continuously updated as we learn of more events taking place along the Gulf Coast area.