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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 - 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

Gulf Coast Sportsman Seminar Series

When: Every Tuesday between Aug 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/

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between Aug 3 - 31, 2016 19:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf The Events Plaza Stage
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a FREE concert. Listen to a variety of local and national talent.

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 1 - 30, 2016 19:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf The Events Plaza Stage
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a FREE concert. Listen to a variety of local and national talent.

Baytowne Art Walk

When: Everyday between Sept 2 - 4, 2016 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy live music as you stroll the village streets browsing a variety of local art from traditional acrylic to recycled and repurposed artwork.

Labor Day Celebration

When: Everyday between Sept 3 - 4, 2016
Where: Emerald Grande
A weekend of family activities with free concerts, food and fireworks.
More Info: www.emeraldgrande.com/events-3

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.

Sandestin Foundation for Kids Gameday 5K

When: Sept 17, 2016 9:00 AM
Where: Baytowne Marina
Dress up for Gameday at the first annual Sandestin Foundation for Kids Gameday 5K! The race includes a 5k for all ages and 1 mile fun run for kids 12 and under throughout Sandestin. There will be a bounce house, face painting, and college football game of the day live on the jumbo screen.

Destin Harbor Hop

When: Sept 18, 2016
Hop on a complimentary shuttle with a $5 donation to three of the harbor's best restaurants. Each stop with have live music with food and drink specials.

Eggs on the Beach BBQ Competition

When: Sept 24, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach
3rd Annual Big Green Egg competition with tastings, live music and children's activities.
More Info: www.eggsonthebeach.com

Destin Beer Festival

When: Sept 24, 2016
Highlighting craft beer and spirits with over 1,000 enthusiasts. Proceed from the event will be given to local non-profit charities.

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/

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between Oct 1 - 26, 2016 19:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf The Events Plaza Stage
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a FREE concert. Listen to a variety of local and national talent.

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 14 - 15, 2016
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.

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

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
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