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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.

February - 2023

Baytowne on Ice

When: Everyday between Feb 1 - 6, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Check website for times and to fill out a waiver before arriving.

Grand Boulevard's Farmers' Market

When: Every Saturday between Feb 1 - 28, 2023
Where: Grand Boulevard 600 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Saturdays, year-round. Mostly locally sourced food items and fresh produce.
More Info: grandboulevard.com/grand-boulevard-farmers-market

Baytowne Wharf Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between Feb 1 - 28, 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.
More Info: baytownewharf.com

Melodies & Mimosas

When: Every Sunday between Feb 1 - 26, 2023
Where: HarborWalk Village Main Stage
Catch some brunch at one of the many restaurants along the harbor and enjoy the afternoon listening to live music and a mimosa sample.

Bubbly Baytowne

When: Every Thursday between Feb 1 - 16, 2023
Where: Baytowne Wharf
Shop the merchants throughout The Village of Baytowne Wharf with free champagne at various stores. Once a month. Check website for details
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

The Flight of Jackie Cochran

When: Feb 5, 2023 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: 560 Grand Boulevard (upstairs) in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin
ECT presents a play based on the book, "Jacqueline Cochran Superwoman" who in WW II set amazing records in altitude, speed and distance.

The Last Five Years by ECT

When: Everyday between Feb 10 - 19, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: 560 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL
Emerald Coast Theater presents this love story musical of two New Yorkers in their 20's over the course of 5 years. Check website for dates and times.
More Info: destinchamber.com

Brunch Fest

When: Feb 11, 2023
Where: HarborWalk Village
Join the fun at Destin Harbor for the Second Annual Brunch Fest with yummy food and a complimentary mimosa at one of the many brunch spots.
More Info: www.eventliveus.com

Mardi Gras Celebration

Where: HarborWalk Village
Catch some beads on the Harbor with live music, floats and street performers for this Mardi Gras fun celebration.

Mardi Gras Parade

When: Feb 19, 2023
Where: Baytowne Wharf 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Watch the colorful floats, decorated cars, and golf carts cruise down the street with music filling the air, and catch some colorful beads, moon pies, and more.
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Baytowne Mardi Street Pardi

When: Feb 21, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Fat Tuesday Celebration with live music, street performers, and entertainers.
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

34th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival

When: Every Friday,Saturday between Feb 24 - 25, 2023
Where: Hammerhead's Bar & Grille Sandestin
There will be a kick-off party at Hammerhead's Bar & Grille with the festival starting on Saturday at high noon with live music, children's activities and even a Bloody Mary competition!
More Info: sandestingumbofestival.com

Steel Magnolias

When: Everyday between Feb 24 - 28, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: 560 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL
Emerald Coast Theater presents Steel Magnolias Check Dates an times

4th Annual Shrimp & Grits Festival

When: Feb 25, 2023
Where: 210D Harbor Boulevard Destin, FL 32541
Local chefs and restaurants will be serving up some tantalizing and creative dishes. There wlll be a live DJ spinning tunes.

36th Annual Caddyshack Classic

When: Feb 25, 2023
Where: Emerald Bay Golf Club 4781 Clubhouse Drive Destin, FL 32541
This tournament benefits "Take a Kid Fishing Day". There will be lots of prizes with food and drinks by local restaurants.
Phone: 850-837-5197

March - 2023

Grand Boulevard's Farmers' Market

When: Every Saturday between Mar 1 - 31, 2023
Where: Grand Boulevard 600 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Saturdays, year-round. Mostly locally sourced food items and fresh produce.
More Info: grandboulevard.com/grand-boulevard-farmers-market

Baytowne Wharf Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between Mar 1 - 31, 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.
More Info: baytownewharf.com

Steel Magnolias

When: Everyday between Mar 1 - 5, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: 560 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL
Emerald Coast Theater presents Steel Magnolias Check Dates an times

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between Mar 1 - 29, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza Stage
Live music from both local and regional artists showcasing different genres. Check the website for the artists' lineup
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

5th Annual Mac and Cheese Festival

When: Mar 5, 2023
Where: Destin Commons
Get you fill of the South's favorite comfort food. Local restaurants will be competing for the best mac award. Benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast.

Bubbly Baytowne

When: Mar 16, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Shop in various retail stores as you stroll through the village streets enjoying a selection of premium champagnes.
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

St. Paddy's Day Delight

When: Mar 17, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Carpenter Academy of Irish Dance will be on hand with some cool moves with Live Music from Shenanigans.
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Movie Mondays

When: Every Monday between Mar 20 - 28, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch a featured movie on the Events Plaza Lawn. Check the website for the movie schedule
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Boomin' Tuesdays

When: Every Tuesday between Mar 21 - 28, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Before the fireworks show over the Lagoon enjoy singing and dancing with DJ Mike Whitty on the Events Plaza
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

You And Me Under the Sea by ECT

When: Everyday between Mar 31 - 28, 2023 9:30 AM
A fun and interactive live show for ages 6 months to 5 years old. Full of imagination. Check website for dates and times
More Info: emeraldcoasttheatre.org

April - 2023

Grand Boulevard's Farmers' Market

When: Every Saturday between April 1 - 30, 2023
Where: Grand Boulevard 600 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Saturdays, year-round. Mostly locally sourced food items and fresh produce.
More Info: grandboulevard.com/grand-boulevard-farmers-market

Baytowne Wharf Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between April 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.
More Info: baytownewharf.com

Movie Mondays

When: Every Monday between April 1 - 3, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch a featured movie on the Events Plaza Lawn. Check the website for the movie schedule
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Boomin' Tuesdays

When: Every Tuesday between April 1 - 4, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Before the fireworks show over the Lagoon enjoy singing and dancing with DJ Mike Whitty on the Events Plaza
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

You And Me Under the Sea by ECT

When: Everyday between April 1 - 8, 2023 9:30 AM
A fun and interactive live show for ages 6 months to 5 years old. Full of imagination. Check website for dates and times
More Info: emeraldcoasttheatre.org

April Wednesday Night Concert Series - Tribute Series

When: Every Wednesday between April 5 - 26, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Concert series featuring different musicians paying tribute to a host of well-known performers. Check the website for details
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Easter Explosion

When: April 8, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance so you won't want to miss having your picture made with him. Make something at the arts & crafts table and get your face painted on this fun-filled day.
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

36th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival

When: Everyday between April 13 - 16, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Each year, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort transforms itself into the South of France with a four-day event providing participants with an entertaining and educational atmosphere to enjoy fine wine. Don't miss the opportunity to taste your share of the excitement. Festival goers will be treated to more than a dozen events including private dinners and the Destin Charity Wine Auction. Guests of the festival will also have the opportunity to indulge in and purchase exquisite, hard-to-find wines at special event pricing with more than 500 domestic and international wines to choose from.
More Info: sandestinwinefestival.com

Bubbly Baytowne

When: April 19, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Shop the merchants throughout The Village of Baytowne Wharf with free champagne at various stores.
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Post Modern Jukebox

When: April 20, 2023
Where: 4323 Commons Drive, W. Destin, FL 32541
Check website for more information on this unusual program with vintage music and another live singers.
Phone: 850-650-2226
More Info: MKAF.org

Roman Street Party Band

When: April 27, 2023
Where: 4323 Commons Drive, West Destin, FL 32541
Bring your chair and blanket for this fun party band with a wide variety of music. Check website for details
Phone: 850-650-2226
More Info: MKAF.org

Beethoven V. Coldplay

When: April 29, 2023 7:30 PM
Where: Destin-Fort Walton Convention Center
The music and lyrics of Coldplay combined with Beethoven for a most unusual outcome.
More Info: destinfwb.com/event/sinfonia-gulf-coast-2022-2023-season

May - 2023

Grand Boulevard's Farmers' Market

When: Every Saturday between May 1 - 31, 2023
Where: Grand Boulevard 600 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Saturdays, year-round. Mostly locally sourced food items and fresh produce.
More Info: grandboulevard.com/grand-boulevard-farmers-market

Baytowne Wharf Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between May 1 - 31, 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.
More Info: baytownewharf.com

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between May 3 - 30, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Bring your chair for a great outdoor concert featuring local and regional musicians with a variety of genres.
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Ozomatli

When: May 4, 2023
Where: 4323 Commons Drive, W Destin, FL 32541
Grab some dinner from local restaurant and food truck before a performance by the Latino group from Los Angeles offering jazz, funk, reggae and hip hop music.

Tequila & Taco Fest

When: Everyday between May 12 - 14, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Food trucks and local restaurants will be competing for different prizes for the area's best tacos. Sample different types of Tequila. Check website for details
More Info: www.efestevents.com

Bubbly Baytowne

When: May 18, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Shop the village streets with free premium champagne at various merchants.
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Scallywag Sunday

When: Every Sunday between May 21 - 30, 2023
Where: Baytowne Wharf
Pirate Captain Davy will mesmerize the kids with his magic and music and shenanigans. Two shows, 7 pm & 8 pm
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Movie Mondays

When: May 22, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Bring your chair and catch a movie on the big screen. Check the website for details
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Boomin' Tuesday

When: Everyday between May 23 - 30, 2023 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch the amazing fireworks show over the Lagoon after the DJ Dance Party with DJ Mike Whitty in the Events Plaza
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Memorial Day Celebration

When: Everyday between May 27 - 28, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Live music all weekend with activities for the children on Sunday and fireworks show at 9 PM.
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

June - 2023

Grand Boulevard's Farmers' Market

When: Every Saturday between June 1 - 30, 2023
Where: Grand Boulevard 600 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Saturdays, year-round. Mostly locally sourced food items and fresh produce.
More Info: grandboulevard.com/grand-boulevard-farmers-market

Baytowne Wharf Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between June 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.
More Info: baytownewharf.com

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between June 1 - 30, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Bring your chair for a great outdoor concert featuring local and regional musicians with a variety of genres.
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Scallywag Sunday

When: Every Sunday between June 1 - 30, 2023
Where: Baytowne Wharf
Pirate Captain Davy will mesmerize the kids with his magic and music and shenanigans. Two shows, 7 pm & 8 pm
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Boomin' Tuesday

When: Everyday between June 1 - 30, 2023 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch the amazing fireworks show over the Lagoon after the DJ Dance Party with DJ Mike Whitty in the Events Plaza
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Movie Mondays

When: Everyday between June 5 - 30, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch a featured movie on the Events Plaza lawn. Check the website for the movie schedule
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

July - 2023

Grand Boulevard's Farmers' Market

When: Every Saturday between July 1 - 31, 2023
Where: Grand Boulevard 600 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Saturdays, year-round. Mostly locally sourced food items and fresh produce.
More Info: grandboulevard.com/grand-boulevard-farmers-market

Baytowne Wharf Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between July 1 - 31, 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.
More Info: baytownewharf.com

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between July 1 - 30, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Bring your chair for a great outdoor concert featuring local and regional musicians with a variety of genres.
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Scallywag Sunday

When: Every Sunday between July 1 - 30, 2023
Where: Baytowne Wharf
Pirate Captain Davy will mesmerize the kids with his magic and music and shenanigans. Two shows, 7 pm & 8 pm
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Boomin' Tuesday

When: Everyday between July 1 - 30, 2023 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch the amazing fireworks show over the Lagoon after the DJ Dance Party with DJ Mike Whitty in the Events Plaza
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Movie Mondays

When: Everyday between July 1 - 31, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch a featured movie on the Events Plaza lawn. Check the website for the movie schedule
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Red, White & Baytowne

When: July 4, 2023 7:15 PM
Enjoy live music on the Events Plaza Stage from 7 PM - 9:15 PM followed by a brilliant fireworks display. Lots of children's activities throughout the day.
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

August - 2023

Grand Boulevard's Farmers' Market

When: Every Saturday between Aug 1 - 31, 2023
Where: Grand Boulevard 600 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Saturdays, year-round. Mostly locally sourced food items and fresh produce.
More Info: grandboulevard.com/grand-boulevard-farmers-market

Baytowne Wharf Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between Aug 1 - 31, 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.
More Info: baytownewharf.com

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between Aug 1 - 30, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Bring your chair for a great outdoor concert featuring local and regional musicians with a variety of genres.
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Scallywag Sunday

When: Every Sunday between Aug 1 - 6, 2023
Where: Baytowne Wharf
Pirate Captain Davy will mesmerize the kids with his magic and music and shenanigans. Two shows, 7 pm & 8 pm
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Boomin' Tuesday

When: Everyday between Aug 1 - 8, 2023 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch the amazing fireworks show over the Lagoon after the DJ Dance Party with DJ Mike Whitty in the Events Plaza
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Movie Mondays

When: Everyday between Aug 1 - 7, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch a featured movie on the Events Plaza lawn. Check the website for the movie schedule
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Bubbly Baytowne

When: Aug 17, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Check-in by the fountain to receive your free glass of champagne and shop with specific merchants for a complimentary pour.
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

September - 2023

Grand Boulevard's Farmers' Market

When: Every Saturday between Sept 1 - 30, 2023
Where: Grand Boulevard 600 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Saturdays, year-round. Mostly locally sourced food items and fresh produce.
More Info: grandboulevard.com/grand-boulevard-farmers-market

Baytowne Wharf Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between Sept 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.
More Info: baytownewharf.com

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between Sept 1 - 27, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Bring your chair for a great outdoor concert featuring local and regional musicians with a variety of genres.
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Perfect Hues: Baytowne Art & Food Fest

When: Everyday between Sept 1 - 3, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Browse a variety of artwork from local and regional artists in The Village streets. Live music, sumptuous bites from area restaurants and food trucks with amazing fireworks display over the laggon on Sunday at 9:30 PM
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Bubbly Baytowne

When: Sept 21, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Come shop and sip free champagne at specific merchants outlined on a map when you receive your glass at the check-in by the fountain.
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

When: Sept 22, 2023 5:30 PM
Where: The Village of Baytown Wharf
Pirate Capt. Davy will lead you on an adventure with a scavenger hunt, magic show, and a costume contest so come dressed in your best pirate attire.
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

October - 2023

Grand Boulevard's Farmers' Market

When: Every Saturday between Oct 1 - 31, 2023
Where: Grand Boulevard 600 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Saturdays, year-round. Mostly locally sourced food items and fresh produce.
More Info: grandboulevard.com/grand-boulevard-farmers-market

Baytowne Wharf Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between Oct 1 - 31, 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.
More Info: baytownewharf.com

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Everyday between Oct 4 - 25, 2023
Where: Events Plaza Stage
The concert series features local and regional talent with different genres.

15th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival

When: Everyday between Oct 6 - 7, 2023
Sample local beers with live music on the lawn of the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort with over 200 domestic and international craft beers and learn about the different styles.
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Bubbly Baytowne

When: Oct 19, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Check in at the fountain to receive your free glass of champagne and a map of specific merchants to receive a free pour.
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Trick or Treat Street

When: Oct 31, 2023
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Merchants will be giving out special treats up and down the Village streets with scary tunes on the main stage. Compete in the costume contest and watch the fireworks at 8:00 PM
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

November - 2023

Grand Boulevard's Farmers' Market

When: Every Saturday between Nov 1 - 30, 2023
Where: Grand Boulevard 600 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Saturdays, year-round. Mostly locally sourced food items and fresh produce.
More Info: grandboulevard.com/grand-boulevard-farmers-market

Baytowne Wharf Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between Nov 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.
More Info: baytownewharf.com

December - 2023

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.
More Info: grandboulevard.com/grand-boulevard-farmers-market

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.
More Info: baytownewharf.com

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