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.

 
 
FEATURED EVENTS IN DESTIN
Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic Baytowne What Beer Festival
Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

June 19-23, 2019 
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
One of the most prestigious tournaments in Northwest Florida, offering large cash prizes.

 

Oct 1 - 31, 2019
Destin Harbor
The ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages.


 
Baytowne Annual Beer Fest

Oct 12-13, 2019
Baytowne Wharf Village, Sandestin
There will be American specialty beers from around the nation to sample. Saturday will be the main event with over 200 international & craft beers.
 
Destin Seafood Festival Sandestin Wine Festival
Destin Seafood Festival

Oct 4 -6, 2019
Destin Harbor Boardwalk
A three day festival featuring seafood, entertainment, arts & crafts and fireworks along the Destin Harbor.
Sandestin Wine Festival

April 11 - 14, 2019
Village of Baytowne Wharf
Featuring over 800 domestic and international wines.
 



 
JUNE - 2019
Red White and Blue Celebration Hydroflight Mondays Fat Tuesdays Parade HarborWalk
RED, WHITE AND BLUE HERO CELEBRATION

Harbor Walk Village
Destin salutes our heroes. Enjoy a weekly celebration of an American hero, including a presentation of the colors, ceremony celebration, a WWII vintage airshow, entertainment & FIREWORKS over the Destin Harbor Thursday's at 9:00 P.M with fire spinning from Just Add Fire.
 
HYDRO FLIGHT MONDAYS

Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch as Ben Merrell will fly-board over the lagoon every Monday. Free.







 
FAT TUESDAY PARADE

Harbor Walk Village
Who wants some beads?! Join us for our first Fat Tuesday Parade of the summer as HarborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy.” Enjoy dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers and float riders tossing beads and swag! Stay and enjoy live music on the Main Stage before and after the parade. Parade rolls at 8:30 PM.
 
Grand Blvd Farmers Market Wednesday Night Concert Series June Sunday Cinema
GRAND BOULEVARD - FARMERS MARKET

Grand Boulevard
The outdoor market features dozens of vendors offering locally sourced food items, including butters, cheese spreads, pita, hummus, dips, artisan breads and pastries, flowers and more every Saturday. 
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES


Village of Baytowne Wharf - Events Plaza Stage
Enjoy a free concert on the lawn in front of the stage every Wednesday. Check website for a list of musicians.


 
SUNDAY CINEMA

Village of Baytowne Wharf 
Bring a lawn chair and grab a spot to watch the movie being featured every Sunday. Check website for a list.



 
Magical Thursday Katherine Ace Painting Rock The Docks
MAGICAL THURSDAYS

Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy a great magic show with Captain Davy every Thursday!


 
KATHERINE ACE: "FANTASY & MYTH"

Mattie Kelly Arts Center
Works by painter Katherine Ace will fill both Katherine Ace's oil on canvas and mixed-media paintings take their inspiration from mythology, folk- and fairy tales to tell new stories.
 
ROCK THE DOCKS WITH THE LAGOONS

Harbor Walk Village
Make this summer a hit! Rock the docks every Saturday on the Destin Harbor with free concerts from 7:00-9:00 PM. June 3rd featuring The Lagoons.
 
Cooking With The Chef Boomin Tuesday Nashville Songwrites
COOKING WITH THE CHEF

Emerald Grande at Harbor Walk Village
Enjoy an intimate dining room setting for a detailed and entertaining afternoon with Chef Jimmy McManus. Topic: Seafood Arcadiana, Shrimp, Crabmeat, Scallops, Gouda Cheese Sauce, Mushrooms, Green Onions, Puff Pastry.
 
BOOMIN' TUESDAY

Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy lawn games and inflatables in the Events Plaza from 7-9:15pm every tuesday. Then put your eyes on the sky and watch as we light up the night sky with a breathtaking fireworks show over the Lagoon at 9:15pm.
 
NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS FLORIDA SUNSHINE TOUR

Harbor Walk Village
Nashville singer/songwriters are bringing their soulful, gritty, country melodies to the Destin Harbor for a live concert on our main stage!

 
Rock The Docks Rock The Docks Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic
ROCK THE DOCKS WITH THE JACOB MOHR BAND

Harbor Walk Village
Make this summer a hit! Rock the docks every Saturday on the Destin Harbor with free concerts from 7:00-9:00 PM. June 10th featuring Jacob Mohr Band.
 
ROCK THE DOCKS WITH HERITAGE BAND

Harbor Walk Village
Make this summer a hit! Rock the docks every Saturday on the Destin Harbor with free concerts from 7:00-9:00 PM. June 17th featuring Heritage Band.
EMERALD COAST BLUE MARLIN CLASSIC

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
One of the most prestigious tournaments in Northwest Florida, offering large cash prizes.

 


 
JULY 2019
Grand Blvd Farmers Market Hydroflight Monday Boomin Tuesday
FARMERS MARKET

Grand Boulevard
The outdoor market features dozens of vendors offering locally sourced food items, including butters, cheese spreads, pita, hummus, dips, artisan breads and pastries, flowers and more every Saturday.
 
HYDRO FLIGHT MONDAYS

Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch as Ben Merrell will fly-board over the lagoon every Monday. Free.




 
BOOMIN' TUESDAY

Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy lawn games and inflatables in the Events Plaza from 7-9:15pm every tuesday. Then put your eyes on the sky and watch as we light up the night sky with a breathtaking fireworks show over the Lagoon at 9:15pm.
 
Wednesday Night Concert Series Magical Thursday Sunday Cinema
WEDNESDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES

Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy a free concert on the lawn in front of the stage every Wednesday. Check website for a list of musicians.
 
MAGICAL THURSDAYS

Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy a great magic show with Captain Davy every Thursday!

 
SUNDAY CINEMA

Village of Baytowne Wharf 
Bring a lawn chair and grab a spot to watch the movie being featured every Sunday. Check website for a list.
 
Katherine Ace Painting Fat Tuesday Parade Harbor Red White and Blue Celebration
KATHERINE ACE: "FANTASY & MYTH"

Mattie Kelly Arts Center
Works by painter Katherine Ace will fill both Katherine Ace's oil on canvas and mixed-media paintings take their inspiration from mythology, folk- and fairy tales to tell new stories.



 
FAT TUESDAY PARADE

Harbor Walk Village
Who wants some beads?! Join us for our first Fat Tuesday Parade of the summer as HarborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy.” Enjoy dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers and float riders tossing beads and swag! Stay and enjoy live music on the Main Stage before and after the parade. Parade rolls at 8:30 PM.
 
RED, WHITE AND BLUE HERO CELEBRATION

Harbor Walk Village
Destin salutes our heroes. Enjoy a weekly celebration of an American hero every Thursday, including a presentation of the colors, ceremony celebration, a WWII vintage airshow, entertainment by The Village Belles & FIREWORKS over the Destin Harbor at 9:00 P.M and fire spinning from Just Add Fire.
 
Rock The Docks 4th of July Celebration Harbor 4th of July Baytowne
ROCK THE DOCKS WITH THE LAGOONS

Harbor Walk Village
Make this summer a hit! Rock the docks every Saturday on the Destin Harbor with free concerts from 7:00-9:00 PM. July 1st featuring The Lagoons.



 
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Harbor Walk Village
Let Freedom SING!
Come down to the Destin Harbor and celebrate Independence Day with live music all weekend long.




 
RED, WHITE, AND BAYTOWNE

Village of Baytowne Wharf
Join us this 4th of July for our Red, White, and Baytowne celebration! Beginning at 6pm enjoy lawn games, inflatables, kids crafts, and face painting. Then enjoy LIVE music on the Events Plaza Stage at 7pm, followed by a fireworks display that will light up the night sky at 9:15pm
Rock The Docks Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour Rock The Docks
ROCK THE DOCKS WITH THE JACOB MOHR BAND

Harbor Walk Village
Make this summer a hit! Rock the docks every Saturday on the Destin Harbor with free concerts from 7:00-9:00 PM. July 8th featuring the Jacob Mohr Band
 
NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS FLORIDA SUNSHINE TOUR

Harbor Walk Village
Nashville singer/songwriters are bringing their soulful, gritty, country melodies to the Destin Harbor for a live concert on our main stage!

 
ROCK THE DOCKS WITH CONTINUUM

Harbor Walk Village
Make this summer a hit! Rock the docks every Saturday on the Destin Harbor with free concerts from 7:00-9:00 PM. July 15th featuring Continuum.

 
Rock The Docks Rock The Docks  
ROCK THE DOCKS WITH SWAY JAH VU

Harbor Walk Village
Make this summer a hit! Rock the docks every Saturday on the Destin Harbor with free concerts from 7:00-9:00 PM. July 22nd featuring Sway Jah Vu.
ROCK THE DOCKS WITH THE SPRINGS

Harbor Walk Village
Make this summer a hit! Rock the docks every Saturday on the Destin Harbor with free concerts from 7:00-9:00 PM. July 29th featuring The Springs.
 
 


 
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