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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: Every Friday,Saturday,Sunday between Oct 4 - 6, 2019
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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April - 2019

Winemakers and Shakers

When: April 25, 2019
Where: Wine World, Paradise Key Shopping Center, across from The Commons. Tickets costs $40 per person in advance, $45 day of event. Tickets can be ordered from chanswineworld.com/tickets.
This wine, beer, and spirits tasting event kicks off the South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival. Guests can sample 50-plus wines, enjoy light snacks and artisan cheeses, and meet winemakers and other industry celebs.
More Info: www.chanswineworld.com

May - 2019

Fat Tuesday Parade

When: Every Tuesday between May 28 - 30, 2019
Where: HarborWalk Village
Every Tuesday during the summer, HarborWalk Village turns into The Big Easy for the Fat Tuesday Parade! There will be plenty of floats, street performers, beads, and other swag. Live music from Fais Do Do starts on the main stage at 6:30 p.m. The parade starts at 8:30 p.m. FREE!

Throwback Thursday

When: May 30, 2019
Where: HarborWalk Village main stage
Enjoy crowd-pleasing tribute bands every Thursday at the HarborWalk Village main stage. The FREE concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are followed by fireworks over Destin Harbor at 9 p.m. The evenings wrap up with Firespinning on the main stage after the fireworks display.

June - 2019

Fat Tuesday Parade

When: Every Tuesday between June 1 - 30, 2019
Where: HarborWalk Village
Every Tuesday during the summer, HarborWalk Village turns into The Big Easy for the Fat Tuesday Parade! There will be plenty of floats, street performers, beads, and other swag. Live music from Fais Do Do starts on the main stage at 6:30 p.m. The parade starts at 8:30 p.m. FREE!

Throwback Thursday

When: Every Thursday between June 1 - 30, 2019
Where: HarborWalk Village main stage
Enjoy crowd-pleasing tribute bands every Thursday at the HarborWalk Village main stage. The FREE concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are followed by fireworks over Destin Harbor at 9 p.m. The evenings wrap up with Firespinning on the main stage after the fireworks display.

Rock the Docks

When: Every Saturday between June 1 - 30, 2019
Where: HarborWalk Village main stage
You won’t want to miss Rock the Docks, the FREE concerts on Destin Harbor every Saturday night during the summer. Concerts, which run from 7 to 9 p.m., are held at the HarborWalk Village main stage.

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

July - 2019

Fat Tuesday Parade

When: Every Tuesday between July 1 - 30, 2019
Where: HarborWalk Village
Every Tuesday during the summer, HarborWalk Village turns into The Big Easy for the Fat Tuesday Parade! There will be plenty of floats, street performers, beads, and other swag. Live music from Fais Do Do starts on the main stage at 6:30 p.m. The parade starts at 8:30 p.m. FREE!

Throwback Thursday

When: Every Thursday between July 1 - 30, 2019
Where: HarborWalk Village main stage
Enjoy crowd-pleasing tribute bands every Thursday at the HarborWalk Village main stage. The FREE concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are followed by fireworks over Destin Harbor at 9 p.m. The evenings wrap up with Firespinning on the main stage after the fireworks display.

Rock the Docks

When: Every Saturday between July 1 - 31, 2019
Where: HarborWalk Village main stage
You won’t want to miss Rock the Docks, the FREE concerts on Destin Harbor every Saturday night during the summer. Concerts, which run from 7 to 9 p.m., are held at the HarborWalk Village main stage.

August - 2019

Fat Tuesday Parade

When: Every Tuesday between Aug 1 - 13, 2019
Where: HarborWalk Village
Every Tuesday during the summer, HarborWalk Village turns into The Big Easy for the Fat Tuesday Parade! There will be plenty of floats, street performers, beads, and other swag. Live music from Fais Do Do starts on the main stage at 6:30 p.m. The parade starts at 8:30 p.m. FREE!

Throwback Thursday

When: Every Thursday between Aug 1 - 15, 2019
Where: HarborWalk Village main stage
Enjoy crowd-pleasing tribute bands every Thursday at the HarborWalk Village main stage. The FREE concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are followed by fireworks over Destin Harbor at 9 p.m. The evenings wrap up with Firespinning on the main stage after the fireworks display.

Rock the Docks

When: Every Saturday between Aug 1 - 17, 2019
Where: HarborWalk Village main stage
You won’t want to miss Rock the Docks, the FREE concerts on Destin Harbor every Saturday night during the summer. Concerts, which run from 7 to 9 p.m., are held at the HarborWalk Village main stage.

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

Destin Seafood Festival

When: Every Friday,Saturday,Sunday between Oct 4 - 6, 2019
Where: Destin Harbor Boardwalk
A three-day festival featuring seafood, entertainment, arts and crafts, and fireworks along Destin Harbor
More Info: www.destinseafoodfestival.com

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
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