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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: Every Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday between June 19 - 23, 2019
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: Every Friday,Saturday between Oct 11 - 12, 2019
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: Every Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday between April 11 - 14, 2019
Where: Village of Baytowne Wharf
Featuring more than 800 domestic and international wines.
More Info: www.sandestinwinefestival.com


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February - 2019

Winter Concert Series

When: Feb 24, 2019
Where: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village, 2 p.m.
Shake off the winter blahs with FREE live music every Sunday on the HarborWalk Village main stage!
More Info: www.emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

March - 2019

Mardi Gras Parade

When: Mar 2, 2019
Beads, beads, beads on Destin Harbor! Let the Good Times Roll with dazzling floats, colorful costumes, beads, street performers, and live music as the parade rolls along the Destin Harbor Boardwalk. 2 p.m. FREE!
More Info: www.emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

Fat Tuesday and Pets Costume Contest

When: Mar 5, 2019
Where: HarborWalk Village Main Stage, 5 p.m.
Celebrate Mardi Gras and revel in the fun at HarborWalk Village. Enjoy free red beans and rice and join us for our third annual Pets Costume Contest. Show off your pets decked out in purple, green, and gold! ($10 donation to participate)
More Info: www.emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

April - 2019

Sandestin Wine Festival

When: Every Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday between April 11 - 14, 2019
Where: Village of Baytowne Wharf
Featuring more than 800 domestic and international wines.
More Info: www.sandestinwinefestival.com

June - 2019

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

When: Every Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday between June 19 - 23, 2019
Where: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
One of the most prestigious tournaments in Northwest Florida, offering large cash prizes
More Info: www.fishecbc.com

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

12th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest

When: Every Friday,Saturday between Oct 11 - 12, 2019
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

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.

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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.