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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.

December - 2023

The Farmers Market at Baytowne Wharf

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between Dec 1 - 31, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Local farmers will bring their fresh produce, along with local fresh seafood, bakery items, local honey, plants, and more.

Grand Boulevard's Farmers' Market

When: Every Saturday between Dec 1 - 30, 2023
Where: Grand Boulevard 600 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Saturdays, year-round. Mostly locally sourced food items and fresh produce.
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Baytowne Wharf Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between Dec 1 - 30, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytown Wharf
Local farmers will have fresh produce, local fresh seafood, pressed juices and more available. Every Saturday and the 2nd & 4th Sundays every month.
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12 Night of Lights

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 23, 2023
Where: Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza Stage
Enjoy the festive evening every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday leading up to Christmas. This is in connection with the the Wednesday night Concert Series. Three nightly shows.
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Visits with Santa

When: Every Wednesday between Dec 6 - 20, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Join in for a Holiday Concert and visit with Santa.

January - 2024

30A Songwriters Festival

When: Everyday between Jan 12 - 15, 2024
Where: 30 stages and venues along Highway 30A and throughout South Walton.
Learn the stories behind the songs from over 225 musicians.
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