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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.

August - 2015

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Aug 1 - 31, 2015 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

Baytowne Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Everyday between Aug 1 - 28, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Concerts each Wednesday night from March 4-December 30
More Info: www.baytownewharf.com

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Everyday between Aug 1 - 28, 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

Fishing in Destin

When: Everyday between Aug 1 - 31, 2015
Hard-Shell Crab, Brown Shrimp, Flounder, King Mackeral

Okaloosa Island Fireworks

When: Every Wednesday between Aug 5 - 31, 2015 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Where: Okaloosa Island Pier The Boardwalk
Fireworks display at the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island Pier every Wednesday at 9PM throughout the summer!

September - 2015

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Sept 1 - 30, 2015 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

Baytowne Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Everyday between Sept 1 - 28, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Concerts each Wednesday night from March 4-December 30
More Info: www.baytownewharf.com

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Everyday between Sept 1 - 28, 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: Every Wednesday between Sept 1 - 9, 2015 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Where: Okaloosa Island Pier The Boardwalk
Fireworks display at the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island Pier every Wednesday at 9PM throughout the summer!

Fishing in Destin

When: Everyday between Sept 1 - 30, 2015
Atlantic Croaker, White shrimp, Amberjack, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Mullet

Baytowne Art Walk

When: Every Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday between Sept 4 - 6, 2015 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy live music browsing some local art and participate in a live painting competition.
More Info: www.baytownewharf.com

Family Fun Weekend

When: Sept 5, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Where: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
Summer 2015 ends with a weekend of family activities, free concerts, and fireworks! This weekend celebration will ROCK with live music all weekend! Saturday: The Springs at 7pm. The Springs are a versatile multi-award winning duo, delivering country, southern rock and traditional favorites! Sunday: The Village Belles at 7pm. Fireworks after Sunday’s concert at 9pm.

Labor Day Concert Celebration

When: Everyday between Sept 5 - 6, 2015 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
A weekend of family activities, free concerts, and fireworks! This weekend celebration will ROCK with a live music all weekend!

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

September Saturdays

When: Every Saturday between Sept 12 - 26, 2015
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Listen to live music on the Events Plaza Stage or come watch football games and cheer your favorite team on.

Bloody Mary Festival

When: Sept 19, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: The Market Shops Miramar Beach, FL
Emerald Coast's 15 creative and enoyable Bloody Marys featuring Cathead Vodka may be sampled at participating area restaurants.

ARTwalk on the Harbor

When: Sept 20, 2015 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Destin Harbor Boardwalk
This event features dozens of local artisans and craftspeople along this open air waterfront boardwalk.

Destin Beer Festival

When: Everyday between Sept 22 - 25, 2015
More Info: destinbeerfestival.com

Throwback Cinema at Baytowne

When: Sept 24, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza lawn
Favorite classic movies for the family. Movie: Back to the Future

Vettes at the Village

When: Sept 26, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Area Corvette clubs will zoom their shined autos to the Village streets.

October - 2015

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 31, 2015 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

Baytowne Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 28, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Concerts each Wednesday night from March 4-December 30
More Info: www.baytownewharf.com

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 28, 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

Endless Summer Songwriter Series

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 3, 2015
Where: The Village at Baytowne Wharf
Free Concert Series Nightly concert will be held at different venues inside the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin
Phone: 888.897.0450
More Info: Sandestin.com/endless

Destin Fishing Rodeo

When: Everyday between 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

Fishing in Destin

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 31, 2015
Atlantic Croaker, White Shrimp, Amberjack, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Mullet

37th Annual Destin Seafood Festival

When: Everyday between 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!

Duck Regatta

When: Oct 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
The 5th Annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta. There will be a scavenger hunt and face painting with a 1pm launch of up to 3,000 rubber ducks as they race across Baytowne Lagoon.

Baytowne Beer Festival

When: Everyday between Oct 16 - 17, 2015 5:00 AM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Beer sampling of more than 40 breweries, offering domestic and international craft beers! Brewery representatives will be available to discuss the different lagers and ales featured and teach about a variety of styles.

20th Annual Festival of the Arts

When: Everyday between Oct 24 - 25, 2015
One of Northwest Florida’s premier fine art shows, the Festival of the Arts (formerly Destin Festival of the Arts) welcomes more than 100 artists from 13 states to compete for $10,000 in cash prizes.
More Info: www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org

Throwback Cinema at Baytowne

When: Oct 29, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Movie: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Trick or Treat Street

When: Oct 31, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Trick or treat through the Village among the merchants. Great music will be playing on the Events Plaza Stage. Fly board extraordinaire Ben Merrell will perform a special Halloween show in the lagoon, and to end the evening enjoy spooky fireworks as they light up the sky at 8pm!

November - 2015

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 30, 2015 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

Baytowne Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 28, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Concerts each Wednesday night from March 4-December 30
More Info: www.baytownewharf.com

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 28, 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

Fishing in Destin

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 30, 2015
White Shrimp, Oysters, Sheepshead, Mullet

Baytowne on Ice

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 30, 2015 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Where: Apex Skating Pavillion The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin
A seasonal ice skating rink There is a charge

Blues, Brews and BBQ

When: Nov 7, 2015 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
A craft beer tasting and creative BBQ competition. All proceeds benefit FRLA Educational Foundation, supporting the next generation of hospitality
More Info: EmeraldGrande.com

Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights

When: Nov 14, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Sip champagne and munch on sample featured menu items from different Village restaurants as you stroll the lighted village streets and experience the Village tree lighting.
More Info: BaytowneSparklingWineFest.com

ARTWalk on the Harbor

When: Nov 15, 2015 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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
Phone: 850-424-0600
More Info: http://HarborWalkDestin.com

Thanksgiving Lunch Cruise

When: Nov 26, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Baytowne Marina Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort Miramar Beach, FL 32550
The solaris chefs prepare traditional turkey buffet on the water featuring all the traditions of Thanksgiving with gourmet sides, home baked breads, dessert and a cornucopia of coastal delights. Enjoy three decks of indoor and outdoor fun.
Phone: 850.650.2519
More Info: www.SunQuestCruises.com

Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise

When: Nov 26, 2015 18:00 PM - 8:00 AM
Where: Baytowne Marina Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort Miramar Beach, FL 32550
The Solaris chefs prepare traditional turkey buffet on the water featuring all the traditions of Thanksgiving with gourmet sides, home baked breads, dessert and a cornucopia of coastal delights. Enjoy three decks of indoor and outdoor fun.

Here Comes Santa Claus

When: Everyday between Nov 27 - 28, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Annual Village tree lighting, watch Polar Express under the stars at 6pm and a visit from Santa. Saturday there will be kids activities and live music when Santa arrives followed by fireworks!

December - 2015

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 31, 2015 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

Baytowne Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 30, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Concerts each Wednesday night from March 4-December 30
More Info: www.baytownewharf.com

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 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

Baytowne on Ice

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 31, 2015 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Where: Apex Skating Pavillion The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin
A seasonal ice skating rink There is a charge

Destin Harbor Boat Parade

When: Dec 1, 2015
Where: EmeraldGrande

Fishing in Destin

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 31, 2015
Oysters, Black Drum, White Shrimp, Sheepshead

Wednesday Night Concert Holiday Series

When: Everyday between Dec 2 - 30, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Van R. Butler Chorus is a group of 3rd & 4th graders with a group of over 65 performers presenting the "Sounds of the Season."

12 Nights of Lights

When: Everyday between Dec 2 - 30, 2015 18:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
A spectacular light show at the Events Plaza set to popular holiday music every Friday and Saturday at 6, 7, 8pm.

20th Annual Sound of the Season

When: Dec 4, 2015
More Info: www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org

Tuba Christmas & Holiday Lantern Parade

When: Everyday between Dec 12 - 30, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: free Over 30 brass instruments will play holiday classics followed by a lantern parade. Santa will be there with live music on stage.
Phone: 850.424.5058
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Gingerbread House Decorating

When: Dec 18, 2015 3:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Construct your own Gingerbread House. Cost:free

HarborWalk Village's Street Party Countdown

When: Everyday between Dec 31 - 30, 2015
Where: EmeraldGrande at HarborWalk Village
More Info: www.WVRNWFLEvents.com

New Year's Eve

When: Everyday between Dec 31 - 30, 2015 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Live entertainment until 1pm with Fireworks at Midnight

August - 2016

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Aug 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

Wednesday Night Concert Holiday Series

When: Everyday between Aug 1 - 30, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Van R. Butler Chorus is a group of 3rd & 4th graders with a group of over 65 performers presenting the "Sounds of the Season."

12 Nights of Lights

When: Everyday between Aug 1 - 30, 2016 18:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
A spectacular light show at the Events Plaza set to popular holiday music every Friday and Saturday at 6, 7, 8pm.

Tuba Christmas & Holiday Lantern Parade

When: Everyday between Aug 1 - 30, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: free Over 30 brass instruments will play holiday classics followed by a lantern parade. Santa will be there with live music on stage.
Phone: 850.424.5058
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

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

Wednesday Night Concert Holiday Series

When: Everyday between Sept 1 - 30, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Van R. Butler Chorus is a group of 3rd & 4th graders with a group of over 65 performers presenting the "Sounds of the Season."

12 Nights of Lights

When: Everyday between Sept 1 - 30, 2016 18:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
A spectacular light show at the Events Plaza set to popular holiday music every Friday and Saturday at 6, 7, 8pm.

Tuba Christmas & Holiday Lantern Parade

When: Everyday between Sept 1 - 30, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: free Over 30 brass instruments will play holiday classics followed by a lantern parade. Santa will be there with live music on stage.
Phone: 850.424.5058
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

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

Wednesday Night Concert Holiday Series

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 30, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Van R. Butler Chorus is a group of 3rd & 4th graders with a group of over 65 performers presenting the "Sounds of the Season."

12 Nights of Lights

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 30, 2016 18:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
A spectacular light show at the Events Plaza set to popular holiday music every Friday and Saturday at 6, 7, 8pm.

Tuba Christmas & Holiday Lantern Parade

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 30, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: free Over 30 brass instruments will play holiday classics followed by a lantern parade. Santa will be there with live music on stage.
Phone: 850.424.5058
More Info: Baytownewharf.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

Wednesday Night Concert Holiday Series

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 30, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Van R. Butler Chorus is a group of 3rd & 4th graders with a group of over 65 performers presenting the "Sounds of the Season."

12 Nights of Lights

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 30, 2016 18:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
A spectacular light show at the Events Plaza set to popular holiday music every Friday and Saturday at 6, 7, 8pm.

Tuba Christmas & Holiday Lantern Parade

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 30, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: free Over 30 brass instruments will play holiday classics followed by a lantern parade. Santa will be there with live music on stage.
Phone: 850.424.5058
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

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

Wednesday Night Concert Holiday Series

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 2, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Van R. Butler Chorus is a group of 3rd & 4th graders with a group of over 65 performers presenting the "Sounds of the Season."

12 Nights of Lights

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 28, 2016 18:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
A spectacular light show at the Events Plaza set to popular holiday music every Friday and Saturday at 6, 7, 8pm.

Tuba Christmas & Holiday Lantern Parade

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 12, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: free Over 30 brass instruments will play holiday classics followed by a lantern parade. Santa will be there with live music on stage.
Phone: 850.424.5058
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

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