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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: Jan 4 - Dec 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: Mar 4 - Dec 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: 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

Okaloosa Island Fireworks

When: May 27 - Aug 26, 2015 9:00 PM
Where: The Boardwalk - Okaloosa Island Pier
Every Wednesday come watch the spectacular fireworks display from the Okaloosa Island Pier at 9PM throughout the summer!

Bart Rockett - Spectacular Magic, Stage Illusions, Ventriloquism & Comedy

When: June 1 - Aug 30, 2015 7:30 PM
Where: Emerald Grande - HarborWalk Village
Come out and enjoy world-class magic, illusions, ventriloquism and comedy as presented by variety performer Bart Rockett in an intimate, custom- designed, state-of-the-art theater located in the heart of Emerald Grande's HarborWalk Village! A show for all ages.

Pop & Shop At the Marketshops

When: June 4 - Aug 27, 2015 5:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Where: The Market Shop At the Entrance to Sandestin Golf
Sip and shop at The Market Shops

Fishing in Destin

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

Hydro Flight Mondays

When: Aug 3, 2015 7:00 PM
Where: Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza
Three shows at 7,8 and 9pm. Ben Merrell will fly-board over the lagoon. Free

Okaloosa Island Fireworks

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

Sunday Cinema at The Village of Baytowne Warf

When: Aug 9, 2015 8:00 PM
Where: The Events Plaza
Cars movie

Hydro Flight Mondays

When: Aug 10, 2015 7:00 PM
Where: Baytowne Wharf Events Stage
Three shows at 7,8 and 9pm. Ben Merrell will fly-board over the lagoon. Free

Paddle at the Porch

When: Aug 15, 2015
A stand up paddle board event right behind The Back Porch Restaurant.
More Info: www.facebook.com/paddleatthebeach

Hydro Flight Mondays

When: Aug 17, 2015 7:00 PM
Where: Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza
Three shows at 7,8 and 9pm. Ben Merrell will fly-board over the lagoon. Free

September - 2015

Fishing in Destin

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

Labor Day Concert Celebration

When: 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!

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.

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

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

October - 2015

Fishing in Destin

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

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!

Baytowne Beer Festival

When: 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: 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

November - 2015

Fishing in Destin

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

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

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.

December - 2015

Destin Harbor Boat Parade

When: Dec 1, 2015
Where: EmeraldGrande

Fishing in Destin

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

20th Annual Sound of the Season

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

HarborWalk Village's Street Party Countdown

When: Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2015
Where: EmeraldGrande at HarborWalk Village
More Info: www.WVRNWFLEvents.com

January - 2016

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Jan 1 - Mar 1, 2016
Where: HarborWalk Village
TBA Every third Sunday of each month HarborWalk Village transforms into a mini art district.

Winter Guest Concert Series

When: Jan 11 - Feb 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

Mardi Gras on the Island

When: Jan 17, 2016 11:00 AM
Where: Santa Rosa Mall
Enjoy the Carnival atmosphere with live music, costumes, and more.
Phone: 850.244.8191
Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest 2015

Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest

Make plans to visit Destin, Florida during the Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest Oct. 16 and 17. Mild weather, fewer crowds and fun festivals make October one of the best months to visit the Emerald Coast.

 

Emerald Grande Destin

Summer Fun Starts Here

You’ll never be bored during a summer vacation to Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village, because there is always something happening. Learn about the summer events going on every week just outside this ultimate vacation destination.

 

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

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