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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.
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Destin Fishing Rodeo in Destin Florida

Destin Fishing Rodeo

When: TBD
The ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages.
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11th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest  in Destin Florida

11th 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.
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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.
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Sandestin Wine Festival in Destin Florida

Sandestin Wine Festival

When: TBD
Where: Village of Baytowne Wharf
Featuring over 800 domestic and international wines.
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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
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.

Champagne Walkabout

When: Dec 16, 2018 14:00 PM
Where: The Wine Bar in Destin
Taste a selection of up to 50 champagnes and sparkling wines paired with light bites and artisan cheeses at this annual event! Tickets are $25 in advance, and space is limited. Get tickets at or at Wine World retail in Destin.
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Fishing boat heading out through the East Pass in Destin to the Gulf of Mexico.

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aerial view of Destin Florida and the East Pass

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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.

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