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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.

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Featured Events in Destin

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic in Destin Florida

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

When: Everyday between June 21 - 25, 2017
Where: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
One of the most prestigious tournaments in Northwest Florida, offering large cash prizes.
More Info: beachguide.com/blog/northwest-florida/destin/emerald-coast-blue-marlin-classic

Destin Fishing Rodeo in Destin Florida

Destin Fishing Rodeo

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 31, 2017
The ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages.
850.837.6734
More Info: www.destinfishingrodeo.org

10th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest  in Destin Florida

10th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest

When: Everyday between Oct 13 - 14, 2017 6:00 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

Destin Seafood Festival in Destin Florida

Destin Seafood Festival

When: Everyday between Oct 6 - 8, 2017
Where: Destin Harbor Boardwalk
A three day festival featuring seafood, entertainment, arts & crafts and fireworks along the Destin Harbor.
More Info: www.destinseafoodfestival.com

Sandestin Wine Festival in Destin Florida

Sandestin Wine Festival

When: TBD
Where: Village of Baytowne Wharf
Featuring over 800 domestic and international wines.
More Info: beachguide.com/blog/northwest-florida/sandestin-wine-festival


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May - 2017

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between May 1 - 31, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Grand Boulevard 600 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL 32550
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.
More Info: www.sowal.com

Pop & Shop Concert Series

When: Everyday between May 1 - 28, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: The Market Shops 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway Destin, FL 32550
Listen to the music by local musicians as you listen, shop or wander about the all-local shops. There will be event specials and giveaways. Free to the public.

Magical Thursdays

When: Every Thursday between May 2 - 30, 2017 19:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy a great magic show with Captain Davy!

The Stoked Show

When: Everyday between May 10 - 28, 2017 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Bart Rockett Theater at HarborWalk Village
Join Paul Brevard, the legendary comedy hypnotist.
More Info: thestokedshow.com

Katherine Ace: "Fantasy & Myth"

When: Everyday between May 15 - 30, 2017
Where: Mattie Kelly Arts Center 100 E College Blvd Niceville, FL
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.

Hydro Flight Mondays

When: Every Monday between May 21 - 30, 2017 18:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch as Ben Merrell will fly-board over the lagoon. Free

Sunday Cinema

When: Every Sunday between May 21 - 30, 2017 20:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Bring a lawn chair and grab a spot to watch the movie being featured. Check website for a list.
More Info: baytownewharf.com

100 Days of Summer Kickoff with Pepsi Beach Ball Drop

When: May 26, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Wharf, Marlin Circle
5,000 beach ball will be dropped while Nashville-based Country star Blaire Hanks will be performing. There will be lots of family friendly events.

Kadan Bart Rockett & Brooklyn Magic Show

When: May 26, 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village
Bart Rocketts' children, the youngest professional magician/illusionists in the world will be performing.

Memorial Day Weekend Concert Celebration

When: Everyday between May 27 - 28, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: 10 Harbor Boulevard Destin, FL 32541
Live music and activities all weekend long with fireworks over the Destin Harbor.

Memorial Day Weekend Concert Celebration

When: Everyday between May 27 - 28, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Harborwalk Village, 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
Start the summer with live music by Departure, The Journey Tribute Band, Flash Flood and fire spinning from Just Add Fire. Fireworks on the Harbor.

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

When: Everyday between May 27 - 29, 2017
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy LIVE music as the Sandestin Veterans present a Memorial Day program in honor of our veterans.

Music & Mudbugs

When: May 28, 2017 5:00 PM
Where: The Wharf Amphitheater
Thousands of pounds of crawfish with their flavorful spices will be available. Drake White, a country musician will be entertaining the crowd with special guests Adam Hood and Dave Kennedy are set to open the

Fat Tuesday Parade Kickoff

When: May 30, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village
Join in the first Fat Tuesday Parade of the summer as HarborWalk Village with colorful floats, beads, street performers and live music.

June - 2017

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: June 1, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Grand Boulevard 600 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL 32550
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.
More Info: www.sowal.com

Pop & Shop Concert Series

When: Everyday between June 1 - 28, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: The Market Shops 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway Destin, FL 32550
Listen to the music by local musicians as you listen, shop or wander about the all-local shops. There will be event specials and giveaways. Free to the public.

Magical Thursdays

When: Every Thursday between June 1 - 30, 2017 19:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy a great magic show with Captain Davy!

Katherine Ace: "Fantasy & Myth"

When: Everyday between June 1 - 30, 2017
Where: Mattie Kelly Arts Center 100 E College Blvd Niceville, FL
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.

Sunday Cinema

When: Every Sunday between June 1 - 30, 2017 20:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Bring a lawn chair and grab a spot to watch the movie being featured. Check website for a list.
More Info: baytownewharf.com

Hydro Flight Mondays

When: Every Monday between June 1 - 30, 2017 18:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch as Ben Merrell will fly-board over the lagoon. Free

Red, White and Blue Hero Celebration

When: June 1, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Harborwalk Village
Every week we honor an American Hero There will be a presentation of the colors, ceremony celebration, a WWII vintage airshow, entertainment & fireworks over the Destin Harbor.

Rock the Docks

When: June 3, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
Free Concerts every Saturday

Summer Wild Summer Camp

When: Everyday between June 5 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
Day Camp for Rising 1st grade to rising 5th grade

5th Annual 'Summer on Stage' Camp

When: Everyday between June 5 - 30, 2017
12 Summer Theater Offerings for local children from pre-school to high school with several outreach locations.
More Info: EmeraldCoastTheatre.org

Cooking with the Chef

When: June 6, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Harborview Room in Emerald Grande
Enjoy an entertaining afternoon with Chef Jimmy McManus as you cook up lots of wonderful culinary delights.
Phone: (850) 424-0622

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between June 6 - 30, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Events Plaza Baytowne Wharf
Bring a lawn chair and blanket and enjoy a free concert on the lawn at the Events Plaza Stage.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between June 7 - 28, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Baytowne Wharf, Events Plaza
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the free outdoor concert. June 7 | Continuum June 14 | Heritage June 21 | Stephen Simons June 28 | Donnie Sundal

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

When: Everyday between June 21 - 25, 2017
Where: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
One of the most prestigious tournaments in Northwest Florida, offering large cash prizes.
More Info: beachguide.com/blog/northwest-florida/destin/emerald-coast-blue-marlin-classic

July - 2017

Pop & Shop Concert Series

When: Everyday between July 1 - 28, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: The Market Shops 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway Destin, FL 32550
Listen to the music by local musicians as you listen, shop or wander about the all-local shops. There will be event specials and giveaways. Free to the public.

Magical Thursdays

When: Every Thursday between July 1 - 30, 2017 19:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy a great magic show with Captain Davy!

Katherine Ace: "Fantasy & Myth"

When: July 1, 2017
Where: Mattie Kelly Arts Center 100 E College Blvd Niceville, FL
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.

Sunday Cinema

When: Every Sunday between July 1 - 30, 2017 20:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Bring a lawn chair and grab a spot to watch the movie being featured. Check website for a list.
More Info: baytownewharf.com

Hydro Flight Mondays

When: Every Monday between July 1 - 30, 2017 18:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch as Ben Merrell will fly-board over the lagoon. Free

5th Annual 'Summer on Stage' Camp

When: Everyday between July 1 - 29, 2017
12 Summer Theater Offerings for local children from pre-school to high school with several outreach locations.
More Info: EmeraldCoastTheatre.org

Summer Wild Summer Camp

When: Everyday between July 1 - 31, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
Day Camp for Rising 1st grade to rising 5th grade

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between July 1 - 31, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Events Plaza Baytowne Wharf
Bring a lawn chair and blanket and enjoy a free concert on the lawn at the Events Plaza Stage.

Red, White & Baytowne

When: July 4, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
A spectacular 4th of July celebration with family activities including face painting ballon sculpting and crafts with live music and fireworks at 9:15.
More Info: baytownewharf.com

August - 2017

Pop & Shop Concert Series

When: Everyday between Aug 1 - 31, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: The Market Shops 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway Destin, FL 32550
Listen to the music by local musicians as you listen, shop or wander about the all-local shops. There will be event specials and giveaways. Free to the public.

Magical Thursdays

When: Every Thursday between Aug 1 - 10, 2017 19:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy a great magic show with Captain Davy!

Sunday Cinema

When: Every Sunday between Aug 1 - 6, 2017 20:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Bring a lawn chair and grab a spot to watch the movie being featured. Check website for a list.
More Info: baytownewharf.com

Hydro Flight Mondays

When: Every Monday between Aug 1 - 7, 2017 18:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch as Ben Merrell will fly-board over the lagoon. Free

Summer Wild Summer Camp

When: Everyday between Aug 1 - 4, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
Day Camp for Rising 1st grade to rising 5th grade

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between Aug 1 - 31, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Events Plaza Baytowne Wharf
Bring a lawn chair and blanket and enjoy a free concert on the lawn at the Events Plaza Stage.

6th Annual Paddle at the Porch

When: Aug 19, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House 1740 Scenic Hwy. 98, E. Destin, FL 32541
More Info: www.PaddleAtThePorch.com

September - 2017

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between Sept 1 - 30, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Events Plaza Baytowne Wharf
Bring a lawn chair and blanket and enjoy a free concert on the lawn at the Events Plaza Stage.

Baytowne Wharf Art Walk

When: Everyday between Sept 2 - 4, 2017 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
A three day weekend filled with world-class art and live music in the Village Events Plaza.

Patriot Golf Day Weekend

When: Everyday between Sept 2 - 5, 2017 5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sandestin Golf Courses
All military members receive a special rate on Sandestin’s championship golf courses.

31st Annual Sandestin Triathlon

When: Sept 23, 2017 6:00 AM
The triathlon will include a half-mile Gulf of Mexico swim, a 20-mile bike along the coast, and a 4-mile run through Sandestin’s beach and bayside community.
More Info: SandestinTriathlon.com

October - 2017

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between Oct 1 - 25, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Events Plaza Baytowne Wharf
Bring a lawn chair and blanket and enjoy a free concert on the lawn at the Events Plaza Stage.

Destin Fishing Rodeo

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 31, 2017
The ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages.
Phone: 850.837.6734
More Info: www.destinfishingrodeo.org

Destin Seafood Festival

When: Everyday between Oct 6 - 8, 2017
Where: Destin Harbor Boardwalk
A three day festival featuring seafood, entertainment, arts & crafts and fireworks along the Destin Harbor.
More Info: www.destinseafoodfestival.com

10th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest

When: Everyday between Oct 13 - 14, 2017 6:00 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

22nd Annual Festival of the Arts

When: Everyday between Oct 28 - 29, 2017
Where: Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin
A regional juried fine arts and music festival to be held on the lawn of the spacious Village Green and live music on stage at the contemporary Dugas Pavilion located within the scenic MKAF Cultural Arts Village.

Trick or Treat Street at Baytowne

When: Oct 31, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Visit the merchants through the Village streets collecting treats. Enjoy dancing with music provided by the DJ and top it off with fireworks over the lagoon.

November - 2017

Sandestin Foundation for Kids Gameday 5K

When: Nov 11, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Baytowne Marina and throughout Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Dress up for Gameday for this 5K race for all ages and 1 mile fun run for kids 12 and under throughout Sandestin. The post race will include a bounce house, face painting and watching the college football game on the big screen.

Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights

When: Nov 18, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Sip a variety of champagnes and taste featured menu items from various Village restaurants while strolling the streets with sparkling lights.
More Info: baytownesparklingwinefest.com

Here Comes Santa Claus

When: Everyday between Nov 24 - 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Start the evening with a family movie under the stars, the tree lighting and a visit from Santa and ending with fireworks over the lagoon.

December - 2017

Tuba Christmas

When: Dec 9, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
More than 30 brass instruments will play holiday music with entertainment for the kids.
More Info: baytownewharf.com

Tee Off For Toys

When: Everyday between Dec 9 - 10, 2017 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Raven Golf Club, Baytowne Golf Club or The Links Golf Club
Donate a new or unused toy, unwrapped or gift card at least $15.00 in value and play at one of Sandestin's public golf courses plus cart fee. Toys donated will be given to several local charities.

Baytowne Countdown

When: Everyday between Dec 31 - 30, 2017 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy the Village of Baytowne Wharf for an end-of-the-year party with kids activities from 6-8pm, live music and two fireworks shows at 8pm & midnight over the lagoon.

January - 2018

Baytowne Countdown

When: Jan 1, 2018 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy the Village of Baytowne Wharf for an end-of-the-year party with kids activities from 6-8pm, live music and two fireworks shows at 8pm & midnight over the lagoon.
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Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic 2017

Blue Marlin Classic

One of the top big-game fishing tournaments in the world, this year’s competition is scheduled for June 21-25 in Destin, FL. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is the host facility for this five-day sporting event with a nearly $2 million purse.