Spring Brings a Wide Variety of Gulf Coast Events and Activities

Posted by Kathy S Bass on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 5:03pm

Spring Is in the Air Along the Gulf Coast - No Excuses That "There's Nothing to Do"

Panama City

Friday Fest beginning Friday, March 1, 2013 - Downtown - Food, Music, Entertainment, Shopping and Drinks.  Also April 5, May 3rd

Art-Tique - Downtown - Begins 2nd Saturday of April, April 13, 2013 - Arts and Antique Walk - Restaurants, Shopping and Street Vendors. Also May 11

Bay Breeze Concert Series - Panama City Marina - Begins May 16th - Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a variety of music each month.

March 2 - California Surf Inc. - Beach Boys Golden Anniversary Celebration - The Martin Theatre

March 4 - Darryl Hall & John Oates - Marina Civic Center

March 15-17 - Panama City Yacht and Boat Show - Panama City Marina

March 28 - Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo - In Concert - Marina Civic Center

March 29 - Casting Crowns - Popular Contemporary Christian Music - Marina Civic Center


Panama City Beach

March 1 - April 15th - Spring Break - It’s almost time for Panama City Beach Spring Break, 2013, and you are officially invited! Come March, college students from across the globe will flock en masse to the stunning white sand beaches of Panama City Beach – will you be one of them?

Known as one of the most exciting of Spring Break locations this side of paradise, you’ll find the time of your life on this Spring Break beach, from all-star events and waterfront hotels to late night parties and all-you-can-eat-seafood. Adventures await you. So round up your roomies, pack your beach bag and fill up that gas tank – Panama City Beach Spring Break 2013 is waiting. A Florida beach Spring Break doesn't get any better than this ...

March 12-13 - Luke Bryan In Concert - Spinnaker Beach Club - FREE!!



30A - South Walton  

 March 3, 2013 - What began as a small fundraiser for the Seaside Neighborhood School is now a cherished annual tradition, with tickets for the races selling out months in advance.

Each year, the weather can be wonderfully warm or cheerfully chilly, but one thing is consistent: The scenic early morning dash across South Walton’s majestic coastal dune lakes brings fitness fans back from around the globe, year after year.After the race is over, exhausted medal-toting runners are treated to a free live concert in Seaside’s amphitheater, slow-cooked barbecue, hand-blown glass trophies for category winners and Vera Bradley handbags (Vera Bradley is the tradition’s Presenting Sponsor).

 Sandestin Wine Festival

30A South Walton Rosemary Beach Uncorked Wine Sandestin Wine Festival

Sandestin Wine Festival

April 19-23, 2013

It doesn't matter if you’re a wine snob or an amateur who's trying to learn, you’ll find something to tickle your taste buds during the annual Sandestin Wine Festival.

For over 25 years, this event has brought together vintners and labels from all over the globe.

 More than 800 varieties are available for tasting during these four wonderful days at The Village of Baytowne Wharf.

In addition to all of the great vino, there’s a culinary pavilion, live music, a discounted retail tent and much more.

For just a taste of what’s in store, check out the official Sandestin Wine Festival website.

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival

30A South Walton Cultural Arts Alliance ArtsQuest Seaside 3 ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival

Photo: Shelly Swanger Photography

May 2013

May’s a special time to visit South Walton for many reasons… The weather is wonderfully warm, and the Spring Break masses have gone back to study for finals. But it’s also special because of a tradition here known as ArtsQuest, an annual festival hosted by our Cultural Arts Alliance.

Each year, more than 130 artists are hand-selected by a jury, months in advance, to exhibit their unique hand-crafted works at the annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival in Seaside. This juried show is two-and-a-half days long and combines artistry with live music, public art demonstrations and tons of activities for adults and kids alike.

Whether you’re an artist, or just an art lover, ArtsQuest is one of South Walton’s premier events and longest-living traditions, for good reason.

ArtsQuest is held in Seaside every May. For a complete schedule and much more info, check out www.artsquestflorida.com.


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