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Destin Area Events


Local Events
There's a celebration going on just about all the time in Destin, making it a fun place to be year-round. Several festivals, including October's Destin Seafood Festival and the month-long Destin Fishing Rodeo, celebrate the Gulf's edible gifts from the sea. There's also the annual Emerald Coast Poker Run, which takes place at the end of Boat Week. Participating boats pay an entrance fee, then travel to designated spots to pick up cards. The boat with the best poker hand at the end of the run is the winner. Proceeds from the poker run go to local children's charities. And every month sees plenty of live concerts, theater and dance performances, wine tastings, food festivals, and arts and crafts shows. Check out our calendar of events for an up-to-date list of what's going on while you're in town.


November 2020
Destin Fishing Rodeo
Destin Spooktacular Halloween Nights
22nd Annual Pin Fish Classic

Nov 7th, 2020
Located at the weigh-in on the dock behind AJ's restaurant, enjoy a local classic! This catch and release event is open to all kids 14 years and under!

Nov 11th, 2020

The ceremony will include historical remembrance and recognition of all branches of the services, patriotic entertainment, and vintage flyover air show! We honor those who have served our country and local charities that serve our community.
Santa's Arrival & Tree Lighting

Nov 20th, 2020
Destin Commons is ready to kick off the spirit of the most magical season! Santa Clause himself will be arriving at Destin Commons for their annual Santa's Arrival & Tree Lighting. Starting at 6 PM, guests can enjoy holiday music, face painting, hot chocolate, and Santa with all his helpers. Grab a "holiday card worthy" family photo in front of their 50 foot, immaculately decorated Christmas tree or snap a shot with Frosty, the snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Santa's parade starts at 7 PM, so make sure you secure the perfect spot to watch the decorated floats come by and to watch Santa arrive in his very own Bass Pro Shops boat! The parade is topped off with a holiday fireworks display. After the fireworks, journey down to Bass Pro Shops, where the little ones will find Santa ready to listen to all their Christmas wishes! There they can also enjoy free crafts and games at Santa's Wonderland.


November 2020
22nd Annual Pinfish Classic
8th Annual Bourbon at the Bay
8th Annual Bourbon at the Bay
Nov 19th, 2020

 Kick off your holiday season – and shopping – with the 8th Annual Bourbon at the Bay Presented by Hand Arendall Harrison Sale! Sample bourbon, scotch, and champagne on the BOTE and Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village tasting tables. Bid on your choice of gifts, trips, and more 
Miramar Beach Tree Lighting
Nov 27th, 2020

No ordinary affair, this magnificent tree will tower 60 feet over the Great Lawn with the Pacific Ocean on the horizon. It will feature over 5,000 sparkling lights and graceful boughs decked with 2,500 ornaments each.
Before the show, the community is invited to gather for complimentary family activities, live local music and other amusements for revelers of all ages to enjoy beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the estate’s Event Lawn.
The 1st Annual Miramar Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin on The Great Lawn at 7:30 p.m. and will feature live musical performances and a special seaside appearance by Santa Claus to commemorate the occasion.



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