The New Year is right around the corner so why not celebrate with a fireworks show.  The Gulf Coast hosts several events on December 31 to ring in the New Year including firework shows, live music and festivities.  Check out these New Year’s Eve events across the Gulf Coast.

Pensacola – Pensacola Pelican Drop as part of Kazoo’s Rockin’ Eve: Head over to the Blue Wahoo’s Stadium on December 31st to see the famed Pensacola Pelican Drop.  The family-friendly event is from 6:00-8:00 P.M. and is free to the public.  The celebration includes on-field activities for all ages, local bands, fireworks, and, of course, the Pelican Drop.

Pensacola Beach – New Year’s Eve Fireworks @ 12:00 A.M.: Look to the skies at midnight for this fireworks show that will take place over the Santa Rosa Sound.

Fort Walton Beach – Blingin’ in the New Year @ 6:00 P.M.: Ring in the New Year with this 5K and Family Fun Run from 6:00-8:00 P.M. in downtown Fort Walton Beach hosted by Run With It.  Afterwards, celebrate at KC’s Sandbar and Grille with live music and festivities, along with a midnight fireworks show at the Fort Walton Beach Landing.

Seaside – Countdown Seaside – A New Year’s Eve Celebration: This family-friendly event starts at 7:00 P.M. at the Seaside Amphitheater and ends with fireworks at midnight to bring in the new year.  The festivities include live music, street performers, and kids’ activities.