10 Sensational Things to Do on US Gulf Coast in June 2024

From the hundreds of things to do on US Gulf Coast in June 2024 I narrowed my suggestions down to the following ten fun festivals and events. Cool, happy, and fun events that you expect to find on the Gulf Coast.

June on the Gulf Coast starts with Pride Week, celebrates Father’s Day, official start of summer, Juneteenth, and ends with early celebrations of Independence Day weekend. Kick off the summer with a scenic coastal drive, music or food festival, or fair.

Enjoy Sensational Things To Do on US Gulf Coast in June.

Cajun Heartland State Fair, Lafayette LA, May 23-June 2, 2024

Head to the CajunDome in Lafayette Louisiana and join over 50,000 new friends for eleven days and nights of rides, fun, games, and plenty of crawfish and boudin.

Visit the event website for more information and check out my favorite Things to Do in Lafayette.

St Pete Pride Month, May 26-June 30, 2024

In 2003, Tampa shut down its pride parade so St. Pete took over and now the sister city hosts Florida’s largest Pride celebration. So much so that they celebrate PRIDE month instead of just a weekend. Some highlights of St Pete Pride 2024 include Juneteenth Pride Celebration on June 14, PRIDE Parade and Festival on June 22 (expected to host over 250,000 visitors), and Grand Central Street Fair on Jun 23.

Visit the event website for more information and check out my St Pete Art scene.

Key West Pride, Key West FL, June 5-9, 2024

Of course, Key West Pride is a bucket list event for many. The highlight might be the Key West Pride Parade on June 9, 2024.

Visit the event website for more information and check out my favorite things to do in Key West.

McCool Travel note: many other Gulf Coast destinations host PRIDE events throughout June.

Gulf Coast Jam, Panama City Beach FL, May 30-June 2, 2024

Celebrate the 12th anniversary of the Gulf Coast Jam in PCB featuring performances by Jelly Roll, Sadie Bass, Deana Carter, Cody Johnson, Parker McCollum, Morgan Wallen, and 16 other musical acts. Also check out the Jim Beam Welcome Sessions contest on May 29, where finalists perform for a chance to appear on the main stage during Gulf Coast Jam.

Visit the event website for more information and check out my favorite place to stay in PCB.

Gheens Bon Mange’ Festival, June 7-9, 2024

The 50th annual Gheens Bon Mange’ Festival will be held at Vacherie-Gheens Community Center. Live bands, auctions, and great Cajun dishes. Also arts & craft show, a corn hole tournament, and queen’s pageant. But the Cajun music and food are the main reasons you should attend.

Visit the event website for more information and check out my Fun New Orleans Day Trips.

Sarasota Music Festival, June 2-22, 2024

One of USA’s top classical music events is the three-week long Sarasota Music Festival every June. 2024 marks the 60th Sarasota Music Festival.

Over 500 elite musicians from around the world audition for the five dozen slots during the Sarasota Music Festival. At the Sarasota Music Festival they play along side 40 master musicians.

Visit the event website for more information and check out my Things to Do in Sarasota.

White Linen Night Artfest, League City TX, June 8, 2024

Check out more than 100 artists in historic downtown League City. White Linen Night Artfest further celebrates the arts with artists at work, live entertainment, local food and beverages, and historic properties. Everyone else will be wearing white clothing (to beat the heat) so you better, too.

Visit the event website for more information and check out my fun Things To Do in League City.

South Mississippi Summer Fair, Biloxi MS, June 6-16, 2024

Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society several times, the South Mississippi Summer Fair is a June highlight in Coastal Mississippi. Located on the Mississippi Coast Coliseum grounds, South Mississippi Summer Fair is a family friendly festival, with carnival rides, live music and entertainment, and so much amazing food.

Visit the event website for more information and check out my favorite places to stay in Coastal Mississippi.

Juneteenth Festival, Galveston TX, June 15, 2024

Galveston is the birthplace of Juneteenth! Attend the 2024 Juneteenth Festival at Menard Park on the Seawall, on the historical grounds of McGuire Dent Recreational Center. The festival features entrepreneur showcases, the Black Artist Artwalk Exhibition, a Youth Basketball Tournament, live entertainment, food vendors, and much more.

Visit the event website for more information and check out my favorite Texas Gulf Coast Paddling Trails.

Father’s Day, June 18, 2023, all along the US Gulf Coast

kayaking is one of the best things to do along US Gulf Coast in June

Celebrate fathers, dads, stepdads, uncles, sons, grandfathers, single moms, and other paternal figures this Father’s Day. Some ideas include a Gulf Coast kayak paddle, visit to one of my favorite Places to Enjoy Gulf Seafood, or Best Grouper Sandwiches in Florida Gulf Coast, and a stop on the Gulf Coast Dessert Trail.

Mango Fest, Key West FL, June 22-25, 2023

Mango Fest Key West 2022

The 2024 Mango Fest has been postponed but will return in 2025.

7th annual Mango Fest Key West helps support PAL (Police Activity League) and juvenile crime prevention through the Key West Police Department. Bayview Park transforms into Mango Village, with vendors, a photo contest, and more. Sunday’s Everything Mango Brunch is a highlight, featuring mango mimosas and margaritas, mango bourbon French toast, lobster Benedict with mango sauce, and more exquisite mango temptations.

Visit the event website for more information and check out my favorite Spots to Visit in the Florida Keys.

Panhandle Watermelon Festival, Chipley FL, June 21-22, 2024

Panhandle Watermelon Festival 2022

Head 725 miles northwest to the other end of the Sunshine State for another sweet festival. Since 1969, the Panhandle Watermelon Festival celebrates farmers and field workers. Events include a parade, car show, pancake breakfast, a watermelon auction, and much more.

Visit the festival website for more information and check out my favorite Florida Panhandle Beaches.

 

Please let me know of other happy, fun, and cool things to do on US Gulf Coast, festivals, and events in June. Or any month! See also Gulf Coast events in July and May Gulf Coast events.

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