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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: beachguide.com/blog/northwest-florida/destin/emerald-coast-blue-marlin-classic

Destin Fishing Rodeo in Destin Florida

Destin Fishing Rodeo

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

10th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest  in Destin Florida

10th 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: sowal.com

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: beachguide.com/blog/northwest-florida/sandestin-wine-festival


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November - 2017

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between Nov 1 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: 600 Grand Boulevard, Grand Park (Between Tommy Bahamas and Cantina Laredo) Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Fresh local produce, eggs, honey, grass-fed beef, chicken, seafood and pork with artisan breads, prepared foods and more.

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between Nov 4 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Grand Boulevard 600 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL 32550
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.

Emerald Coast Classic

When: Everyday between Nov 23 - 24, 2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Northwest Florida State College Arena, 100 College Blvd. Niceville, FL 32578
Eight teams will compete in two days of exciting college basketball.
More Info: emeraldcoastclassic.com

Here Comes Santa Claus

When: Everyday between Nov 24 - 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Start the evening with a family movie under the stars, the tree lighting and a visit from Santa and ending with fireworks over the lagoon.

Santa’s Arrival

When: Nov 25, 2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Santa will make his grand entrance to the Destin

Visit with Santa

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between Nov 25 - 30, 2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Children can bring their list to Santa. All guests will receive a special treat.

December - 2017

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between Dec 1 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: 600 Grand Boulevard, Grand Park (Between Tommy Bahamas and Cantina Laredo) Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Fresh local produce, eggs, honey, grass-fed beef, chicken, seafood and pork with artisan breads, prepared foods and more.

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between Dec 1 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Grand Boulevard 600 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL 32550
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.

Visit with Santa

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between Dec 1 - 17, 2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Children can bring their list to Santa. All guests will receive a special treat.

Tuba Christmas

When: Dec 9, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
More than 30 brass instruments will play holiday music with entertainment for the kids.
More Info: baytownewharf.com

Tee Off For Toys

When: Everyday between Dec 9 - 10, 2017 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Raven Golf Club, Baytowne Golf Club or The Links Golf Club
Donate a new or unused toy, unwrapped or gift card at least $15.00 in value and play at one of Sandestin's public golf courses plus cart fee. Toys donated will be given to several local charities.

“A Rockin’ Holiday with Mary Wilson of the Supremes”

When: Dec 15, 2017 7:30 PM
Where: Destiny Worship Center, Miramar Beach
Ms. Wilson will be singing favorite holiday melodies along with the songs that made her famous.

Santa Cause Pub Crawl

When: Dec 16, 2017 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wear your tacky Christmas sweater or outfit and spread Holiday Cheer through the Village with drink specials.

Baytowne Countdown

When: Everyday between Dec 31 - 30, 2017 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy the Village of Baytowne Wharf for an end-of-the-year party with kids activities from 6-8pm, live music and two fireworks shows at 8pm & midnight over the lagoon.

Grande Gala New Year’s Eve Celebration

When: Dec 31, 2017 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Where: Emerald Grande Ballroom
Ring in the new year dining from a chef selected menu while listening to live music and a toast at midnight.
Phone: 850-424-0622

HarborWalk Village New Year’s Eve Street Party

When: Dec 31, 2017 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Live music in the restaurants, 2 fireworks shows and the 10th Ball Drop over the Harbor.

January - 2018

Baytowne Countdown

When: Jan 1, 2018 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy the Village of Baytowne Wharf for an end-of-the-year party with kids activities from 6-8pm, live music and two fireworks shows at 8pm & midnight over the lagoon.

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between Jan 6 - 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 Jan 21 - 31, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Located just below Margaritaville, and to the west of AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, the Destin Harbor.
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.

SYBARITE5

When: Jan 26, 2018 7:30 PM
Where: Grace Lutheran Church, Destin
As part of the Classical Connections Series the SYBARITE5 will be featured.

February - 2018

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between Feb 1 - 28, 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 Feb 1 - 28, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Located just below Margaritaville, and to the west of AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, the Destin Harbor.
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.

Sandestin Gumbo Festival

When: Every Friday,Saturday between Feb 16 - 17, 2018 5:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Hammerhead’s Bar and Grill will host a Seafood Boil on Friday and Saturday live music from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe, family activities & the best gumbo cook-off.
More Info: sandestingumbofestival.com

March - 2018

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between Mar 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 Mar 1 - 31, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Located just below Margaritaville, and to the west of AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, the Destin Harbor.
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.

Violinist Corinne Stillwell

When: Mar 3, 2018 7:30 PM
Where: Grace Lutheran Church
The final Silver Sands Premium Outlet's Classical Connections Series welcomes violinist Corinne Stillwell.
More Info: sinfoniagulfcoast.org/web/events.aspx

Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN at the Symphony

When: Mar 31, 2018 7:30 PM
Where: Emerald Coast Convention Center Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
See website for details.
More Info: sinfoniagulfcoast.org/web/events.aspx

April - 2018

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between April 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 April 1 - 30, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Located just below Margaritaville, and to the west of AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, the Destin Harbor.
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.

May - 2018

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between May 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 May 1 - 31, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Located just below Margaritaville, and to the west of AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, the Destin Harbor.
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.

June - 2018

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between June 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 June 1 - 30, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Located just below Margaritaville, and to the west of AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, the Destin Harbor.
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.

July - 2018

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between July 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 July 1 - 31, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Located just below Margaritaville, and to the west of AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, the Destin Harbor.
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.

August - 2018

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between Aug 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 Aug 1 - 31, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Located just below Margaritaville, and to the west of AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, the Destin Harbor.
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.

September - 2018

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between Sept 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 Sept 1 - 30, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Located just below Margaritaville, and to the west of AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, the Destin Harbor.
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.

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
Where: Located just below Margaritaville, and to the west of AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, the Destin Harbor.
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.

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
Where: Located just below Margaritaville, and to the west of AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, the Destin Harbor.
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.

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
Where: Located just below Margaritaville, and to the west of AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, the Destin Harbor.
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.

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.
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