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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.

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Featured Events in Destin

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic in Destin Florida

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

When: TBD
Where: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
One of the most prestigious tournaments in Northwest Florida, offering large cash prizes
More Info: www.fishecbc.com

Destin Fishing Rodeo in Destin Florida

Destin Fishing Rodeo

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 31, 2019
The ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages
850.837.6734
More Info: www.destinfishingrodeo.org

12th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest  in Destin Florida

12th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest

When: TBD
Where: Baytowne Wharf Village, Sandestin
There will be American specialty beers from around the nation to sample. Saturday will be the main event with more than 200 international and craft beers.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/events/detail/baytowne-beer-festival

Destin Seafood Festival in Destin Florida

Destin Seafood Festival

When: TBD
Where: Destin Harbor Boardwalk
A three-day festival featuring seafood, entertainment, arts and crafts, and fireworks along Destin Harbor
More Info: www.destinseafoodfestival.com

Sandestin Wine Festival in Destin Florida

Sandestin Wine Festival

When: TBD
Where: Village of Baytowne Wharf
Featuring more than 800 domestic and international wines.
More Info: www.sandestinwinefestival.com


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October - 2019

Destin Fishing Rodeo

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 31, 2019
The ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages
Phone: 850.837.6734
More Info: www.destinfishingrodeo.org

Pumpkinpalooza Friday Night Frights

When: Oct 25, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village Main Stage
Enjoy a spooky showing of a Halloween classic movie, with donations going to Hurricane Michael relief.
More Info: https://www.beachguide.com/Destin/emeraldgrande

Pumpkinpalooza Booze & Boo's Bingo Pub Crawl

When: Oct 26, 2019 7:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
This bingo-style pub crawl features craft cocktails, great food from Village restaurants, live music by Tyler Livingston, and an adult costume contest at Coyote Ugly. Donations will go to Hurricane Michael relief.
More Info: https://www.beachguide.com/Destin/emeraldgrande

Pumpkinpalooza – Spook Street

When: Oct 27, 2019 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Celebrate Halloween on the Harbor during this family-friendly event, which includes a scavenger hunt, goodies from Village merchants, costume contests for kids and pets, and a fireworks display over Destin Harbor.
More Info: https://www.beachguide.com/Destin/emeraldgrande

November - 2019

Destin Crafted

Where: The Henderson Beach Resort
Enjoy rare craft beers, small-batch bourbons, and delicious food at this beer, bourbon, and food festival, which raises funds for the local children's charity, Children in Crisis.
More Info: https://www.destincrafted.com/

12th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ

When: Nov 9, 2019 12:05 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Some of the area's finest restaurants compete in a savory barbecue competition. The whole family will enjoy this day of food, fun, and live music! Tickets cost $30 in advance, $35 on day of event for adults, $20 for under 21, $25 for military personnel.
More Info: https://www.beachguide.com/Destin/emeraldgrande

aerial view of Destin Florida and the East Pass

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