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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.

July - 2015

Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market

When: Feb 21 - Dec 31, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Grand Boulevard 600 Grand Blvd. Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Saturdays, year-round, rain or shine, 9AM – 1PM, the Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market features dozens of unique vendors offering mostly locally sourced food-based items such as produce, grass-fed beef, chicken, and pork, local honey, pickled vegetables, gourmet jams, unique homemade hummus, flowers, herbs, soaps and lotions and much more.

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Mar 15 - Dec 31, 2015
Where: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
HarborWalk Village transforms into a mini art district as dozens of artists showcase their vibrant, engaging and creative artwork ranging from traditional to contemporary art, jewelry, paintings and more every 3rd Sunday of the month!
Phone: 850-424-0600

Okaloosa Island Fireworks

When: May 27 - Aug 26, 2015 9:00 PM
Where: The Boardwalk - Okaloosa Island Pier
Every Wednesday come watch the spectacular fireworks display from the Okaloosa Island Pier at 9PM throughout the summer!

Bart Rockett - Spectacular Magic, Stage Illusions, Ventriloquism & Comedy

When: June 1 - Aug 30, 2015 7:30 PM
Where: Emerald Grande - HarborWalk Village
Come out and enjoy world-class magic, illusions, ventriloquism and comedy as presented by variety performer Bart Rockett in an intimate, custom- designed, state-of-the-art theater located in the heart of Emerald Grande's HarborWalk Village! A show for all ages.

Pop & Shop At the Marketshops

When: June 4 - Aug 27, 2015 5:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Where: The Market Shop At the Entrance to Sandestin Golf
Sip and shop at The Market Shops

Sunday Cinema at The Village of Baytowne Warf

When: July 5, 2015 8:00 PM
Where: The Events Plaza
Paddington Annual 2015

Fat Tuesday Parade

When: July 7, 2015 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Harborwalk Village
HarborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy” all summer long! Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and live entertainment during our FREE parade. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Concerts in the Village - Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation

When: July 9, 2015 6:00 PM
Where: Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village - Dugas Pavillion & Village Green
Gates open at 6PM with musical performances by The Mulligans. Bring a chair, wine & picnic dinner or you can purchase dinner prepared by Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q. Admission is $10 per person or free for MKAF members and children 12 & under.

Red, White and Blue Celebration

When: July 9, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
A weekly event that honors a local hero who goes above and beyond to help their community. There will be entertainment with live music, free kid's crafts & face painting. Evening end's with a fabulous fireworks display over the Destin Harbor.
More Info: http://emeraldgrande.com/events-3

Rock the Docks LIVE

When: July 11, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Free concerts on the HarborWalk Village stage! All concerts are free and open to the public. Entertainment: TBD
More Info: http://emeraldgrande.com/events-3

Farmers Market Downtown FWB

When: July 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Downtown FWB

Sunday Cinema at The Village of Baytowne Warf

When: July 12, 2015 8:00 PM
Where: The Events Stage
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, no good, very bad day

Fat Tuesday Parade

When: July 14, 2015 7:00 PM
Where: Fat Tuesday Parade
Every Tuesday for Fat Tuesday during the summer, HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy". Enjoy dazzling floats, beads and a free parade through HarborWalk Village! After the parade enjoy live entertainment on the main stage,

Rock the Docks LIVE

When: July 18, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Free concerts on the HarborWalk Village stage! All concerts are free and open to the public. Entertainment: The Wide Open

ARTWalk on the Harbor

When: July 19, 2015 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Come enjoy the free event and parking from 11am-4pn at the ARTWalk at the Destin Harbor. The show features local artisans and craftspeople along this open air waterfront boardwalk. Jewelry, sculpture, mixed media artwork. Entertainment by street performers and live music. a vibrant marketplace, with street performers and live music.

Sunday Cinema at The Village of Baytowne Warf

When: July 19, 2015 20:00 PM
Where: The Events Plaza
Movie: Planes

Fat Tuesday Parade

When: July 21, 2015 7:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Every Tuesday for Fat Tuesday during the summer, HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy". Enjoy dazzling floats, beads and a free parade through HarborWalk Village! After the parade enjoy live entertainment on the main stage,

Red, White and Blue Celebration

When: July 21, 2015 19:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
A weekly event that honors a local hero who goes above and beyond to help their community. There will be entertainment with live music, free kid's crafts & face painting. Evening end's with a fabulous fireworks display over the Destin Harbor.
More Info: http://emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

Rock the Docks LIVE

When: July 25, 2015
Where: HarborWalk Village
Free concerts on the HarborWalk stage! every Saturday during the summer. All concerts are free and open to the public. Entertainment: Continuum

Sunday Cinema at The Village of Baytowne Warf

When: July 26, 2015 20:00 PM
Where: The Events Plaza
Movie: Happy Feet

Fat Tuesday Parade

When: July 28, 2015 7:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Every Tuesday during the summer HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy". Enjoy dazzling floats, beads and a free parade. After the parade enjoy live entertainment on the main stage

Red, White and Blue Celebration

When: July 30, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
A weekly celebration of a local hero, honored for going above and beyondocated on the Destin Harbor is a weekly event honoring a local hero. who go above and beyond to better their community. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid's crafts and face painting and a vintage WWII aircraft flyover. The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor.

August - 2015

Rock the Docks LIVE

When: Aug 1, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Free concerts every Saturday night during the summer. Free Entertainment: Modern Eldorados

Sunday Cinema at The Village of Baytowne Warf

When: Aug 2, 2015 8:00 PM
Where: The Events Plaza
Ratatouille movie

Hydro Flight Mondays

When: Aug 3, 2015 7:00 PM
Where: Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza
Three shows at 7,8 and 9pm. Ben Merrell will fly-board over the lagoon. Free

Okaloosa Island Fireworks

When: Aug 5, 2015 9:00 PM
Where: Okaloosa Island Pier The Boardwalk
Fireworks display at the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island Pier every Wednesday at 9PM throughout the summer!

Sunday Cinema at The Village of Baytowne Warf

When: Aug 9, 2015 8:00 PM
Where: The Events Plaza
Cars movie

Hydro Flight Mondays

When: Aug 10, 2015 7:00 PM
Where: Baytowne Wharf Events Stage
Three shows at 7,8 and 9pm. Ben Merrell will fly-board over the lagoon. Free

Hydro Flight Mondays

When: Aug 17, 2015 7:00 PM
Where: Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza
Three shows at 7,8 and 9pm. Ben Merrell will fly-board over the lagoon. Free

September - 2015

7th Annual Labor Day Weekend Concert

When: Sept 6, 2015
Heather Hayes, daughter of legend Isaac Hayes and her 11-piece band with a mixture of R & B, soul & funk.
More Info: www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org

Bluegrass at the Beach

When: Sept 12, 2015
Where: Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village
Blue Highway will be performing and seven other local, regional and national bluegrass music bands.
More Info: www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org

October - 2015

Destin Fishing Rodeo

When: Oct 1 - 31, 2015
Where: Destin, FL 32541
The Destin Fishing Rodeo returns October 1 and runs for the entire month of October. More than 30,000 anglers of all skill levels come out to compete and win prizes valuing over $100,000. Prizes are awarded on a daily, weekly and overall basis, in which almost every game-fish is recognized. This event is free and open to anglers aboard a registered boat, so bring your fishing rods and prepare to win some prizes at the ‘World’s Luckiest Fishing Village’ in Destin!
Phone: 850-837-6734

37th Annual Destin Seafood Festival

When: Oct 2 - 4, 2015
Where: Destin Harbor Destin, FL 32541
Come join us along the Boardwalk 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 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 Boardwalk from one end to the other with over a mile of Festival on the water showcasing Destin's Fishing Fleet, Harbor Restaurants & Bars, and breathtaking sunsets!

20th Annual Festival of the Arts

When: Oct 24 - 25, 2015
More Info: www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org

December - 2015

20th Annual Sound of the Season

When: Dec 4, 2015
More Info: www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org
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Fishing boat heading out through the East Pass in Destin to the Gulf of Mexico.

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