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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.

September - 2016

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Sept 1 - 30, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Grand Park, between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama
Every Saturday year round and Thursdays Memorial Day-Labor Day Produce, meats, chicken, lamb, spreads, soaps and more.
More Info: www.facebook.com/pages/Grand-Boulevard-Farmers-Market

Gulf Coast Sportsman Seminar Series

When: Every Tuesday between Sept 1 - 30, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Legendary Marina Drive Destin, FL 32541
1st Tuesday of each month learn from the professionals in a fun and entertaining way. A different seminar each month. Free event
More Info: http://www.legendarymarine.com/

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between Sept 7 - 28, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza Stage
Enjoy the FREE concert on the Events Plaza Lawn. Check website for details.
More Info: http://www.baytownewharf.com/event

September Saturdays

When: Every Saturday between Sept 9 - 30, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytown Wharf
Watch your favorite football teams, play outside in great weather, listen to great music, and enjoy specials! There will be live music on the Events Plaza Stage and Baytowne Live stage, Wear your school colors for special discounts at featured merchants.

Throwback Thursday Cinema at Baytowne

When: Sept 29, 2016 7:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza Lawn
Movie: ET

38th Annual Destin Seafood Festival

When: Sept 30, 2016 16:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Destin Harbor
Friday, September 30th, 4 pm - 10 pmSaturday, October 1st, 10 am - 10 pmSunday, October 2nd, 11 am - 4 pm
More Info: http://www.destinseafoodfestival.org

October - 2016

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 31, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Grand Park, between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama
Every Saturday year round and Thursdays Memorial Day-Labor Day Produce, meats, chicken, lamb, spreads, soaps and more.
More Info: www.facebook.com/pages/Grand-Boulevard-Farmers-Market

Gulf Coast Sportsman Seminar Series

When: Every Tuesday between Oct 1 - 31, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Legendary Marina Drive Destin, FL 32541
1st Tuesday of each month learn from the professionals in a fun and entertaining way. A different seminar each month. Free event
More Info: http://www.legendarymarine.com/

38th Annual Destin Seafood Festival

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 2, 2016 16:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Destin Harbor
Friday, September 30th, 4 pm - 10 pmSaturday, October 1st, 10 am - 10 pmSunday, October 2nd, 11 am - 4 pm
More Info: http://www.destinseafoodfestival.org

Bloody Mary Festival

When: Oct 1, 2016 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: 9375 Emerald Coast Parkway Miramar Beach, FL 32550
The inaugural Bloody Mary Festival benefiting Sinfonia Gulf Coast with unlimited tastes of 15 of the Gulf Coast most creative and innovative Bloody Marys.
More Info: http://www.sinfoniagulfcoast.org

Destin Fishing Rodeo

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 31, 2016
The ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages.
Phone: 850.837.6734
More Info: www.destinfishingrodeo.org

South Walton Fashion Week

When: Everyday between Oct 5 - 10, 2016
Where: Grand Boulevard Sandestin, FL
multi-day event will stretch along South Walton’s 16 beach neighborhoods in Florida. The event will Featuring national rising designers and models, local, regional and national designers, stores and boutiques, runway shows, trunk shows and parties.
More Info: http://swfw.org/

Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour

When: Everyday between Oct 7 - 8, 2016 18:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway Miramar Beach, FL 32550
The Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin, Florida will host the sixth annual event, showcasing more than a dozen BMI songwriters who will sing country’s biggest hits and share the stories behind the songs.
Phone: 888.897.0450
More Info: http://www.sandestin.com/deals/6th-annual-endless-summer-songwriters-series

9th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest

When: Everyday between Oct 15 - 16, 2016 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: 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.
More Info: sowal.com

November - 2016

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 30, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Grand Park, between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama
Every Saturday year round and Thursdays Memorial Day-Labor Day Produce, meats, chicken, lamb, spreads, soaps and more.
More Info: www.facebook.com/pages/Grand-Boulevard-Farmers-Market

Gulf Coast Sportsman Seminar Series

When: Nov 1, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Legendary Marina Drive Destin, FL 32541
1st Tuesday of each month learn from the professionals in a fun and entertaining way. A different seminar each month. Free event
More Info: http://www.legendarymarine.com/

Blues, Brew and BBQ

When: Nov 5, 2016
Where: HarborWalk Village
Sample the different BBQ styles and coastal food as you listen to live entertainment and cold brews.
More Info: www.emeraldgrande.com/events-3

Bluegrass at The Beach

When: Everyday between Nov 9 - 14, 2016
More Info: http://www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org/bluegrassatthebeach.html

Santa's Arrival at HarborWalk Village

When: Nov 25, 2016 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Santa makes his grand entrance to the Destin Harbor at our Holiday season kick-off! Kids will enjoy free activities and can visit with Santa Claus! The event is free and open to the public. This day and evening is sure to get you into the holiday spirit!

December - 2016

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 30, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Grand Park, between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama
Every Saturday year round and Thursdays Memorial Day-Labor Day Produce, meats, chicken, lamb, spreads, soaps and more.
More Info: www.facebook.com/pages/Grand-Boulevard-Farmers-Market

30th Annual Destin Harbor Boat Parade

When: Dec 11, 2016 6:00 PM
Where: Harborwalk Village
The Destin Harbor will be dancing with holiday lights and cheer during the 30th Annual Destin Boat Parade. Come enjoy live music, children’s arts and craft and hot chocolate! Visit with Santa Claus from 12-4 PM at HarborWalk Village's Main Stage. Boat Parade will light up the harbor beginning at 6:00 PM.

NYE Street Party

When: Dec 31, 2016
Where: Harborwalk Village Destin, FL
Dine, drink and dance into the New Year throughout HarborWalk Village. Enjoy live music in the restaurants as well as 2 Firework shows, and the 9th Annual Ball Drop descending over the Harbor make this celebration Destin’s most exciting place to be on New Year’s Eve!
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