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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.

February - 2016

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Feb 1 - 29, 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

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Every Sunday between Feb 1 - 29, 2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Destin Harbor Boardwalk
Every third Sunday of each month HarborWalk Village displays local and regional artisans and craftspeople along this open air waterfront boardwalk. Event is free and open to the public.

Winter Guest Concert Series

When: Everyday between Feb 1 - 22, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village 66 Harbor Boulevard Destin, FL 32541
Inspirational concerts on Sunday afternoons
More Info: Emeraldgrande.com/event

Snowbird Sunday Concert Series at The Market Shops

When: Every Sunday between Feb 7 - 28, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: The Market Shops Lawn 9375 Emerald Coast Pkwy Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy live music on the lawn. The series will run every Sunday afternoon. February 7 – Michael J. Thomas February 14 – Ron Adams “Shadow of the King” & The Memphis Echoes February 21 – Chuck Lawson February 28 – Austin Jennings

27th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival

When: Everyday between Feb 12 - 13, 2016 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Cast your vote for the area's best Gumbo. Listen to the sounds of live Zydeco music and entertainment.
More Info: www.SandestinGumboFestival.com

Island Dance Party

When: Feb 13, 2016 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Where: Emerald Coast Convention Center 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
Dancing through the years..50's though the 80's.
Phone: 877-574-5123

DCWAF 2016 Tasting of Champions

When: Feb 19, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Hilton Sandestin 4000 Sandestin Blvd S Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Sample more than 600 wines with live music by Austin Jennings and light hors-d'oeuvres. Proceeds from the Tasting of Champions will benefit Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation and children in need in Northwest Florida.

Pins & Pancakes

When: Feb 20, 2016 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Destin Commons
Pancakes and Bowling at Uncle Buck's Fishbowl & Grille to help Destin Chamber of Commerce raise funds for the restoration of Destin's first seine boat - the Primrose.

Miss Matchmaker's 20th Year

When: Feb 26, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Sky Room at The Beach House 4009 S. Sandestin Blvd., Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Kicking off Destin's first and only "Love Lock" deck. Benefits Camp M.A.S.H., a week long recreational program for children with a form of juvenile arthritis or a related autoimmune disease
More Info: www.missmatchmakerlive.com/upcoming-850-events.html

March - 2016

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Mar 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

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Every Sunday between Mar 1 - 30, 2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Destin Harbor Boardwalk
Every third Sunday of each month HarborWalk Village displays local and regional artisans and craftspeople along this open air waterfront boardwalk. Event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between Mar 2 - 29, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza Stage

Boomin' Tuesday

When: Every Tuesday between Mar 13 - 29, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza Stage
Family fun on the lawn with games, inflatables and kids activities the ends with an amazing fireworks display.

Sunday Cinema

When: Every Sunday between Mar 13 - 29, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza
Enjoy a family movie on the Events Plaza lawn

Hydroflight Mondays

When: Every Monday between Mar 14 - 29, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch as Ben Merrell shows his skill over the lagoon by fly-board. Three shows: 7pm, 8pm and 9pm.

Cattle Baron's Ball at Sandestin

When: Mar 19, 2016
More Info: www.sandestin.com

Magical Thursdays

When: Every Thursday between Mar 24 - 29, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy a great magic show by Captain Davy!

April - 2016

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Everyday between April 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

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Every Sunday between April 1 - 30, 2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Destin Harbor Boardwalk
Every third Sunday of each month HarborWalk Village displays local and regional artisans and craftspeople along this open air waterfront boardwalk. Event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between April 1 - 29, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza Stage

Sunday Cinema

When: Every Sunday between April 1 - 3, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza
Enjoy a family movie on the Events Plaza lawn

Boomin' Tuesday

When: Every Tuesday between April 1 - 5, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza Stage
Family fun on the lawn with games, inflatables and kids activities the ends with an amazing fireworks display.

Hydroflight Mondays

When: Every Monday between April 1 - 4, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch as Ben Merrell shows his skill over the lagoon by fly-board. Three shows: 7pm, 8pm and 9pm.

Magical Thursdays

When: Every Thursday between April 1 - 7, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy a great magic show by Captain Davy!

Sandestin Wine Festival

When: Everyday between April 14 - 17, 2016
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway, West Miramar Beach, FL 32459
Daily wine tastings will feature hundreds of domestic and international wines. The four day event will be tastings and entertainment, wine dinners with celebrity chefs.
More Info: www.sandestinwinefestival.com

Destin Charity Wine Auction

When: Everyday between April 22 - 23, 2016
Where: 215 Grand Boulevard Suite 101 Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Connecting wine enthusiasts with world class wines and culinary events to raise money to benefit children in need in Northwest Florida.
More Info: info@dcwaf.org

Destin Cobia Tournament

When: Everyday between April 22 - 26, 2016
Where: HarborWalk Marina in Destin at Destin Marina 10 Harbor Boulevard
Phone: (850) 337-8250
More Info: www.facebook.com/Destin-Cobia-Tournament

May - 2016

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Everyday between May 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

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Every Sunday between May 1 - 30, 2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Destin Harbor Boardwalk
Every third Sunday of each month HarborWalk Village displays local and regional artisans and craftspeople along this open air waterfront boardwalk. Event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between May 1 - 29, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza Stage

28th Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival

When: Everyday between May 6 - 8, 2016
Where: Grand Boulevard at Sandestin 600 Grand Boulevard Sandestin, FL 32550
Over 125 fine artists exhibiting in many different mediums filling Grand Boulevard's Town Center, along with live music and art demonstrations, food and beverages.
More Info: ArtsQuestFlorida.com

Emerald Coast Relay for Life 2016

When: Everyday between May 20 - 21, 2016 6:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Where: Destin Middle School 4608 Legendary Marina Drive Destin, FL 32541
A fundraiser to save lives from cancer.
More Info: www.relayforlife.org/emeraldcoastfl

June - 2016

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Everyday between June 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

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Every Sunday between June 1 - 30, 2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Destin Harbor Boardwalk
Every third Sunday of each month HarborWalk Village displays local and regional artisans and craftspeople along this open air waterfront boardwalk. Event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between June 1 - 29, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza Stage

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

When: Everyday between June 22 - 26, 2016
Where: Village of Baytowne Wharf & Marina 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway, W. Miramar Beach, FL 32550
The peak of the Gulf Coast's blue marlin season brings this annual event that offers something for everyone. Check website for info.
More Info: http://www.fishecbc.com/

July - 2016

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Everyday between July 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

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Every Sunday between July 1 - 30, 2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Destin Harbor Boardwalk
Every third Sunday of each month HarborWalk Village displays local and regional artisans and craftspeople along this open air waterfront boardwalk. Event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between July 1 - 29, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza Stage

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

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Every Sunday between Aug 1 - 30, 2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Destin Harbor Boardwalk
Every third Sunday of each month HarborWalk Village displays local and regional artisans and craftspeople along this open air waterfront boardwalk. Event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between Aug 1 - 29, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza Stage

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

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Every Sunday between Sept 1 - 30, 2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Destin Harbor Boardwalk
Every third Sunday of each month HarborWalk Village displays local and regional artisans and craftspeople along this open air waterfront boardwalk. Event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between Sept 1 - 29, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza Stage

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

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Every Sunday between Oct 1 - 30, 2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Destin Harbor Boardwalk
Every third Sunday of each month HarborWalk Village displays local and regional artisans and craftspeople along this open air waterfront boardwalk. Event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between Oct 1 - 26, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza Stage

Baytowne Beer Fest

When: Everyday between Oct 14 - 15, 2016
American specialty beers from around the nation will be available for participants to sample and savor.
More Info: http://www.baytownewharfbeerfestival.com/events/

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

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Every Sunday between Nov 1 - 30, 2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Destin Harbor Boardwalk
Every third Sunday of each month HarborWalk Village displays local and regional artisans and craftspeople along this open air waterfront boardwalk. Event is free and open to the public.

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

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Every Sunday between Dec 1 - 20, 2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Destin Harbor Boardwalk
Every third Sunday of each month HarborWalk Village displays local and regional artisans and craftspeople along this open air waterfront boardwalk. Event is free and open to the public.

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aerial view of Destin Florida and the East Pass

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