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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.

May - 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

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

When: May 23 - 25, 2015
Where: Village of Baytowne Wharf
Live music begins Saturday and lasts all weekend long. Enjoy bands on the Events Plaza stage each night. Children’s activities will be featured in the Events Plaza on Sunday night, and then we will light up the sky above the lagoon with a patriotic fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. On Monday, enjoy a Memorial Day program right before sunset, presented by Sandestin veterans, including a special performance. Admission is free and open to the public.
Phone: 850-267-8117

Fat Tuesday Parade Kick-Off

When: May 26, 2015
Where: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
HarborWalk Village transforms into the "Big Easy" every Tuesday with a dazzling Mardi Gras parade through the Destin Harbor. Enjoy floats, colorful costumes, sky-high stilt walkers, street performers, beads, moonpies and more during this free parade.
Phone: 850-424-0600

June - 2015

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

When: June 17 - 21, 2015
Where: Baytowne Marina
Ranked 5th Richest Tournament in the world by Marlin Magazine, sanctioned by the World Billfish Series and part of the International Game Fish Association Off-shore circuit this event gives serious angling teams their shot at winning a huge pay-off while sponsors. The competing anglers are not the only fishing enthusiasts who will hook a good time during the annual ECBC. A treasure trove of family fun includes live entertainment and activities for the kids all weekend long. Admission is free and it is open to the public.

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!

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival

Billy Bowlegs Festival

The annual Billy Bowlegs pirate invasion takes place June 4, 5, and 6, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Activities include a parade, fireworks, food, and fun.


Fishing boat heading out through the East Pass in Destin to the Gulf of Mexico.

Fishing is King in Destin!

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