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Destin Calendar of Events

July - 2014

Wednesday Night Concert Series


When: April 16 - Oct 31, 2014 19:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy the continuation of the Wednesday Night Concert Series through the month of June. We’ll be tantalizing your musical taste buds with musicians to entertain all of our homeowners and locals, and guests!




Raw & Juicy Farmers Market in Sandestin


When: April 27 - Dec 28, 2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Market Shops at Sandestin 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Stop by the Farmer's Market every Sunday, year-round!
More Info: http://sowal.com/business/sandestin-golf-and-beach-resort



Summer Beach Blast at Elephant Walk


When: May 29 - July 31, 2014 6:00 PM
Where: Elephant Walk 4009 South Sandestin Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Enjoy kid's activities, live entertainment, fireworks and more every Thursday at Elephant Walk.
More Info: http://sowal.com/restaurant/elephant-walk



Sunday Cinema at Baytowne Wharf


When: June 1 - Aug 10, 2014 8:00 PM
Where: Baytowne Wharf
Bring the whole family for a free movie under the stars every Monday at Baytowne Wharf.
More Info: http://www.baytownewharf.com/



Boomin' Tuesday at Baytowne Wharf


When: June 10 - Aug 12, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Events Plaza 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Enjoy this family friendly event featuring activities, bounce houses, and fireworks! Free for all ages.
More Info: http://sowal.com/destination/baytowne-wharf



Beach Blast Summer Event Series


When: June 11 - July 31, 2014 6:00 PM
Where: Elephant Walk & Beach
Join us the fun for a Beach Blast Event Thursdays at 6pm! Every Thursday this summer join us at Elephant Walk for a FIREWORKS show, live music by Bo Adams sponsored by iLoveDestin.com, face painting, balloon sculpting, Oh-Snap photo lounge, glitter tattoos, bonfires, smores and more! Mark your calendars and bring out the whole family! Visit www.sandestin.com/events for more information.

Phone: 850-267-4164


Red, White and Blue Celebration


When: June 12 - Aug 28, 2014 19:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Live entertainment, kids activities, WWII replica flyover and fireworks at 9pm.
More Info: http://www.emeraldgrande.com/event.aspx
Phone: (850) 424-0600


ArtWalk on the Harbor


When: June 15 - Nov 16, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Free art walk on the Harbor featuring more than 40 artists and artisans.
More Info: http://www.emeraldgrande.com/event.aspx
Phone: (850) 424-0600


SummerWILD Children's Camp


When: June 16 - Aug 15, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Children from 1st to 6th can spend a week on the Harbor learning about exotic animals and their natural habitats. Price is $150 for the week - family discounts are available.
More Info: http://www.emeraldgrande.com/event.aspx
Phone: (850) 830-3933


Fat Tuesday Parade


When: June 17 - Aug 26, 2014 19:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
HarborWalk village will transform into the "Big Easy" every Tuesday during the Summer. Enjoy live entertainment, fire dancing show, and more!
More Info: http://www.emeraldgrande.com/event.aspx
Phone: (850) 424-0600


Magical Thursday at Baytowne Wharf


When: July 1 - 31, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy a free magic show every Thursday night!
More Info: http://www.baytownewharf.com/



Act4Murder


When: July 6 - Aug 6, 2014 7:00 PM
Where: Crab Island Cantina in Harborwalk Village
Enjoy a delicious 3-course meal and HUNDREDS of laughs during a dinner theater event you'll never forget. It's Comedy, Mystery and MURDER! Will you and your friends win the prize for guessing WHO DUNNIT?

Phone: 850-862-2885


August - 2014

Rock the Docks with Season Ammons Band


When: Aug 2, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Free concert at HarborWalk Village from Season Ammons Band.
More Info: http://www.emeraldgrande.com/event.aspx
Phone: (850) 424-0600


Rock the Docks with Continuum


When: Aug 9, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Free concert at HarborWalk Village from Continuum.
More Info: http://www.emeraldgrande.com/event.aspx
Phone: (850) 424-0600


Gulfarium's Salute to Shark Week


When: Aug 11 - 17, 2014 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park 1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Come join us as we celebrate one of the ocean's most fascinating creatures with shark-related activities, specials, and discounts throughout the park all week long! Determine “fin fact” from “fin fiction” as our knowledgeable aquarist conduct feedings with several of our resident sharks and race around the park for a fun-filled shark fin scavenger hunt! Participate in special crafts and activities and enjoy in-park discounts on encounters and merchandise.
More Info: www.gulfarium.com
Phone: 850-243-9046


22nd Annual Emerald Coast Poker Run


When: Aug 14 - 17, 2014

Boasting the nation's largest poker run event, this is one of the most popular events on the Emerald Coast. There are fantastic events all over the Emerald Coast for boating fun.
More Info: http://www.emeraldcoastpokerrun.org/
Phone: (954) 545-1414


Rock the Docks with Season Ammons Band


When: Aug 16, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Free concert at HarborWalk from Season Ammons Band.
More Info: http://www.emeraldgrande.com/event.aspx
Phone: (850) 424-0600


3rd Annual Paddle at the Porch - The Destin SUP Cup


When: Aug 16, 2014
Where: The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House
The stand up paddle board event features one-, three- and six-mile races and a chance to win many cash and prizes.
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/PaddleAtThePorch
Phone: (850) 837-2711 x2


Rock the Docks with Jacob Mohr Band


When: Aug 23, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village.
Free concert at HarborWalk from the Jacob Mohr Band.
More Info: http://www.emeraldgrande.com/event.aspx
Phone: (850) 424-0600


28th Annual Sandestin Triathlon


When: Aug 23, 2014
Where: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort 9300 US Highway 98 W Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Over 700 participants are expected for this year's race for a half mile swim in the Gulf of Mexico, a twenty mile bike ride along the coast, and a four mile run through the communities of Sandestin.
More Info: http://www.sandestintriathlon.com/



The Baytowne Art Walk


When: Aug 29 - 31, 2014
Where: Village of Baytowne Wharf
The Village of Baytowne Wharf welcomes the fresh fall season under the moonlight with a weekend good for the art and soul with world-class art and live music in the Village Events Plaza. Exceptional artists featured in the area's leading galleries from across the southeast will gather for this three day festival featuring the best of the best in the world of art.
More Info: www.sandestin.com



Labor Day Celebration


When: Aug 30 - 31, 2014
Where: HarborWalk Village
Celebrate Labor Day on the Harbor! Live entertainment, activities for the kids, and a spectacular fireworks display.
More Info: http://www.emeraldgrande.com/event.aspx
Phone: (850) 424-0600


22nd Annual Greek Festival


When: Aug 30 - Sept 1, 2014
Where: Emerald Coast Convention Center
Come join us over Labor Day weekend for a celebration of Greek life, featuring Greek foods, desserts, and drinks. Live entertainment provided by the Kosta Kastanis Band and Greek dancers.
More Info: http://www.greekfestivalfwb.com/
Phone: (850) 244-0822


September - 2014

International talk Like a Pirate Day


When: Sept 19, 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
A Pirate Festival on the Harbor! Enjoy live entertainment, interactive pirate shows, games and a fireworks display.
More Info: http://www.emeraldgrande.com/event.aspx
Phone: (850)-424-0600


Hispanic Fest 2014


When: Sept 21, 2014
Where: Emerald Coast Convention Center
Folkloric groups, food, vendors, family fun, live and live music!
More Info: http://www.unitedforagoodcause.org/



October - 2014

Destin Fishing Rodeo


When: Oct 1 - 31, 2014
Where: A.J.'s Seafood & Oyster Bar
This tournament was established in 1984 and is open to all ages, and private or charter boats. Anglers 14 and younger can fish off the pier bridge jetty for free, but a $25 fee is required for all anglers 15 and older. Enter for your chance to win over $100,000 in cash and prizes. The tournament begins when the first fish is caught in October and lasts through the end of the month.
More Info: http://www.destinfishingrodeo.org/
Phone: 850.837.6734


Destin Seafood Festival


When: Oct 3 - 5, 2014
Where: HarborWalk Village
Come join us at HarborWalk Village for a great weekend of seafood, live music, arts & crafts and family fun. More than 60,000 locals and visitors are expected to attend and we are ecstatic to host this event. This three day festival will be full of arts, crafts, music, food, entertainment, fireworks, and excitement for all! It will showcase the Best that Destin has to offer on the Harbor. Stroll along the Harbor from one end to the other with over a mile of Festival on the water showcasing Destin's Fishing Fleet, Harbor Restaurants & Bars and breath taking sunsets!
More Info: http://www.destinseafoodfestival.org/
Phone: 850.428.7783


Serve2Cure Tennis Tournament


When: Oct 4, 2014
Where: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort 9300 US Highway 98 W Miramar Beach, FL 32550
The tournament will include breakfast, the tournament, contests, auction, raffles and prizes and a luncheon.
More Info: http://www.sandestin.com/events



Rosemary Beach Uncorked


When: Oct 10, 2014 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Rosemary Beach, FL 32413
You'll love this wine and food pairing event in Rosemary Beach.
More Info: http://rosemarybeachuncorked.com/



South Walton Fashion Week


When: Oct 10 - 12, 2014
Where: Grand Boulevard Town Center 600 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL 32550
This is a large event over multiple days that celebrates high fashion from regional designers and models and area boutiques.
More Info: http://www.swfw.org/



Fore Her Golf Tournament at The Links Sandestin


When: Oct 11, 2014 9:00 AM
Where: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West Miramar Beach, FL 32550
9 am check in with a 10 am shotgun start. All proceeds benefit local breast cancer patients.
More Info: http://foreher.net/



6th Annual Sugar Sands Charity Golf Classic


When: Oct 12 - 13, 2014
Where: Kelly Plantation Golf Club 307 Kelly Plantation Drive Destin, Florida 32541
Tommy Bahamas will host a pre-registration party on 10/12 at 6:30. Lunch and check-in begins on 11:30 with a 1:00 shotgun start. Dinner will be held at Tuscany Bistro.

Phone: 850-864-4242


The 7th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival


When: Oct 17 - 18, 2014
Where: Baytowne Wharf
Sample beers from 40 on-site craft brewers, more than 200 domestic and import beers, samplings, seminars and live music!
More Info: http://www.baytownewharfbeerfestival.com/



2014 Florida State H.O.G. Rally


When: Oct 22 - 25, 2014

Enjoy a world-class rally in one of the most beautiful settings in the country. The rally features guided tours, self-guided tours, and you can venture all over the area to see everything it has to offer.
More Info: http://www.flstatehogrally.com/
Phone: (352) 383-8673


Pumpkinpalooza


When: Oct 24 - 26, 2014
Where: HarborWalk Village
Trick-or-treating, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and costume contests for kids of all ages!
More Info: http://www.emeraldgrande.com/event.aspx
Phone: 850-424-0600


Festival of the Arts


When: Oct 25 - 26, 2014
Where: Village at Baytowne Wharf
The Festival of the Arts is one of Northwest Florida's premier fine art shows, featuring artwork from over 100 juried artists from around the country.
More Info: http://www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org/destinfloridaeventsartfestival.html



Trick or Treat Street at Baytowne


When: Oct 31, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Village of Baytowne Wharf
Come to the Village of Baytowne Wharf to Trick or treat through the Village streets and visit merchants as they provide you with some of your favorite Halloween treats from 6 - 8:00 p.m.
More Info: www.sandestin.com



November - 2014

Seeing Red Wine Festival


When: Nov 6 - 9, 2014
Where: Seaside Amphitheater 25 Central Square Seaside, FL 32459
This favorite wine festival features an array of tasting tents to sample wines and food pairing from around the globe.
More Info: http://seeingredwinefestival.com/



Blues, Brews and BBQ


When: Nov 8, 2014 11:00 AM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Local restaurants will be lighting up their grills for a good time and a great cause at HarborWalk Village. Enjoy a craft beer tasting and creative BBQ competition. The event will conclude with a fireworks display over the Harbor.
More Info: http://www.emeraldgrande.com/event.aspx
Phone: 850-424-0600


The 3rd Annual Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights


When: Nov 15, 2014
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Stroll streets lined in twinkling lights and greenery, sip champagne and sample featured menu items from various Village restaurants. Enjoy a sneak peek of the Village tree lighting and holiday entertainment throughout the Village. $40 per person.




Santa’s Big Bang Arrival


When: Nov 22, 2014
Where: Destin Commons
Enjoy the Main Street parade with Santa as he heads to light the 50 foot Christmas tree. Abrakadoodle will provide arts and crafts for kids and stop at Bass Pro Shop for a free picture with Santa. The night will conclude with a fireworks show.
More Info: http://www.destincommons.com/special-events/events-a-specials/details/6-santas-big-bang-arrival.html
Phone: (850) 337-8700


Thanksgiving Brunch at Sandestin


When: Nov 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Linkside Conference Center 158 Sandestin Blvd N Destin, FL 32550
Sandestin will host a glorious Bay front Thanksgiving Brunch with the traditional turkey and trimmings, plus seafood and many more favorites.
More Info: http://www.sandestin.com/thanksgiving



Holiday Movie at Baytowne Wharf


When: Nov 28, 2014 7:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf 9300 US Highway 98 W Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Enjoy a family movie under the stars at Baytowne Wharf!
More Info: http://www.sandestin.com/events



Santa's Arrival to HarborWalk Village


When: Nov 28, 2014
Where: HarborWalk Village
The kids will love the activities and visiting with Santa.
More Info: http://www.emeraldgrande.com/event.aspx
Phone: 850-424-0600


Here Comes Santa Claus


When: Nov 29, 2014
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Bring in the holidays at Baytowne! Join us for our Here Comes Santa Claus Weekend- complete with the annual Village tree lighting, a holiday movie, and, of course, a visit from Santa Claus!




December - 2014

4th Annual Shelter House Luminaria Run


When: Dec 6, 2014 4:30 PM
Where: Destin City Hall Annex 4100 Indian Bayou Trail Destin, FL 32541
The run will feature 5k and 9k courses that begin at the Destin City Hall Annex and winds through Destin neighborhoods. The run benefits Shelter House and the proceeds go to end domestic and sexual violence. Sign up for a good cause!
More Info: http://www.shelterhousenwfl.org/



Destin Harbor Boat Parade


When: Dec 14, 2014
Where: HarborWalk Village
Enjoy arts and crafts, live entertainment, visits with Santa and plenty of hot chocolate to keep you warm. Line up along the Harbor to watch as Destin's Fishing Fleet makes their way in the parade with the boats decorated in Christmas lights - a Destin family favorite.
More Info: http://www.emeraldgrande.com/event.aspx
Phone: (850) 424-0600


Beast of the Beach


When: Dec 19 - 20, 2014
Where: Emerald Coast Convention Center
Sponsored by the USAF Special Tactics, The Air Force's Special Operations Ground Force, Beast of the Beach is a wrestling competition along the Emerald Coast.
More Info: http://beast-ofthe-beach.com/
Phone: (850)420-0111


New Years Eve Celebration


When: Dec 31, 2014 7:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Enjoy live entertainment on the Harbor as you count down to 2015. Fireworks and the ball drop over the Harbor will make for an exciting New Years Eve in Destin!
More Info: http://www.emeraldgrande.com/event.aspx
Phone: (850) 424-0600


New Year's Eve Baytowne Countdown


When: Dec 31, 2014 7:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
You don't want to miss The Village of Baytowne Wharf's end-of-year celebration! Come dance the night away and enjoy breathtaking fireworks as they light up the sky over the lagoon at midnight!




Baytowne Countdown


When: Dec 31, 2014 7:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf 9300 US Highway 98 W Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Enjoy live entertainment and spectacular fireworks at this end of the year party at Baytowne Wharf!
More Info: http://sowal.com/destination/baytowne-wharf