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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, 2018
The ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages.
850.837.6734
More Info: www.destinfishingrodeo.org

11th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest  in Destin Florida

11th 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 over 200 international & 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 & crafts and fireworks along the Destin Harbor.
More Info: www.destinseafoodfestival.com

Sandestin Wine Festival in Destin Florida

Sandestin Wine Festival

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


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October - 2018

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between Oct 1 - 31, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Grand Boulevard, Hwy 98 in Sandestin's Town Center in South Walton, Florida
The outdoor market features dozens of vendors offering locally sourced food items, including butters, cheese spreads, pita, hummus, dips, artisan breads and pastries, flowers and more.

Artwalk on the Harbor

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 31, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Held the 3rd Sunday of each month. There will be more than 40 vendors including painters, jewelers, photographers, sculptors, soap makers, and even artisan foods.

Destin Fishing Rodeo

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 31, 2018
The ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages.
Phone: 850.837.6734
More Info: www.destinfishingrodeo.org

Pumpkinpalooza

When: Oct 27, 2018 6:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Monster Mash Pub Crawl, live music, fireworks, adult costume contest. Pub Crawl passes, for age 21 and up only, cost $10 per person.

Pumpkinpalooza

When: Oct 28, 2018 2:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Spook-tacular family fun with trick-or-treat at restaurants and shops along Destin Harbor Boardwalk, plus a kids’ costume contest and four-legged pet costume contest on the HarborWalk Village main stage. Free admission.

November - 2018

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between Nov 1 - 30, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Grand Boulevard, Hwy 98 in Sandestin's Town Center in South Walton, Florida
The outdoor market features dozens of vendors offering locally sourced food items, including butters, cheese spreads, pita, hummus, dips, artisan breads and pastries, flowers and more.

Artwalk on the Harbor

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 30, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Held the 3rd Sunday of each month. There will be more than 40 vendors including painters, jewelers, photographers, sculptors, soap makers, and even artisan foods.

Blues, Brews, and BBQ

When: Nov 3, 2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Area restaurants will compete in a spirited and fun barbecue competition! Bring the family for food, fun, and live music! Advance tickets, $25; day of event, $30.

Cooking With the Chef

When: Nov 6, 2018 12:00 PM
Where: HarborView room at Emerald Grande
Enjoy an entertaining dining room experience with Chef Jimmy McManus. All-inclusive price is $32 and includes complimentary glass of wine. Reservations required, 850-424-0622.

Sandestin Foundation for Kids Gameday 5K

When: Nov 11, 2018 8:00 AM
Where: Baytowne Marina at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
The annual fun run is for all and will feature a one mile fun run for children 12 and younger. After the race there will be a post-run party with lots of fun activities.
More Info: sandestinfoundationforkids.org

December - 2018

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between Dec 1 - 30, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Grand Boulevard, Hwy 98 in Sandestin's Town Center in South Walton, Florida
The outdoor market features dozens of vendors offering locally sourced food items, including butters, cheese spreads, pita, hummus, dips, artisan breads and pastries, flowers and more.

Artwalk on the Harbor

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 16, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Held the 3rd Sunday of each month. There will be more than 40 vendors including painters, jewelers, photographers, sculptors, soap makers, and even artisan foods.

Cooking With the Chef

When: Dec 4, 2018 12:00 PM
Where: HarborView room at Emerald Grande
Enjoy an entertaining dining room experience with Chef Jimmy McManus. All-inclusive price is $32 and includes complimentary glass of wine. Reservations required, 850-424-0622.

31st Annual Holiday on the Harbor Destin Boat Parade

When: Dec 10, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Visit with Santa Claus at HarborWalk's Main Stage until 4 and then head over to watch the Parade at 6:00 PM with fireworks following the parade and fire spinning on HarborWalk Village’s main stage with Just Add Fire.

Crab Island during summer in Destin Florida

Crab Island

Crab Island is the hot spot in Destin to anchor a boat, visit with friends, and cavort in the surf on a hot summer's day.

aerial view of Destin Florida and the East Pass

Things To Do in Destin

With its white-sand beaches and glittering Gulf waters, Destin, Florida, is a popular spot for vacationers. Check our list of top things to do in Destin.

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