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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.

April - 2024

The Farmers Market at Baytowne Wharf

When: Every Saturday between April 1 - 29, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy this biweekly farmers market featuring local small businesses and farmers. The market includes everything from fresh seafood to delicious baked goods for you to enjoy every weekend.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/the-farmers-market-at-baytowne-wharf

Golden Hour Concert Saturdays

When: Every Saturday between April 1 - 29, 2024
Celebrate spring with live music on the main stage every Saturday Night. The lineup will feature About to Sweat, Super Faced, Ben Loften & The Fam and more!
More Info: www.emeraldgrande.com/events/calendar-of-events/harborwalk-village-events/golden-hour-concert

36th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival

When: Everyday between April 11 - 14, 2024
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

May - 2024

The Farmers Market at Baytowne Wharf

When: Every Saturday between May 1 - 29, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy this biweekly farmers market featuring local small businesses and farmers. The market includes everything from fresh seafood to delicious baked goods for you to enjoy every weekend.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/the-farmers-market-at-baytowne-wharf

Golden Hour Concert Saturdays

When: Every Saturday between May 1 - 6, 2024
Celebrate spring with live music on the main stage every Saturday Night. The lineup will feature About to Sweat, Super Faced, Ben Loften & The Fam and more!
More Info: www.emeraldgrande.com/events/calendar-of-events/harborwalk-village-events/golden-hour-concert

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between May 1 - 30, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
This concert series will host a variety of local and regional talent at the Events Plaza Stage. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax by the outdoor theater.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/wednesday-night-concert-series

Bonnie Raitt @ Seascape Golf, Beach & Tennis Resort

When: May 4, 2024 4:00 PM
Bonnie Raitt Live @ Seascape Resort

Paddle at the Park

When: May 11, 2024
Where: Behind The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island
This event is a stand-up paddle race with 1- and 3-mile recreational events and a 6-mile elite race. Paddle in the Parks includes a fun, no-stress out-and-back paddle for kids 12 and under and kayaks and inflatables are also welcome. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall winners in addition to 1st place prizes for a variety of categories.
More Info: www.destinchamber.com/paddle-at-the-park/

Emerald Coast Open Lionfish Tournament

When: Everyday between May 17 - 19, 2024
Watch or participate in the largest lionfish tournament in world. Sign up with a team of up to 4 members and then get out on the water for two days to compete for huge cash prizes. Compete against some of the best lionfish hunters in the world to find the most, the largest, and even the smallest lionfish.
More Info: www.emeraldcoastopen.com/

Jurassic Park in Concert

When: May 18, 2024
Where: Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center, 1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
This ultimate Jurassic Park experience is coming to the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center. With the Sinfonia Gulf Coast performing the iconic score live to a giant HD display of the classic film and groundbreaking special effects, this is sure to be a family favorite.
More Info: sowal.com/event/sinfonia-gulf-coast-jurassic-park-in-concert-0

Movie Monday

When: Every Monday between May 20 - 30, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Relax on the Events Plaza Lawn and enjoy movies such as Cars, Secretariat, Dumbo and Holes on the big screen.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/movie-monday-0

Memorial Day Celebration

When: Everyday between May 28 - 29, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Kick off Memorial Day Weekend with live music, fireworks and activities for the kids.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/memorial-day-celebration

All American Thursday

When: May 30, 2024
Where: HarborWalk Village, 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
Celebrate the USA with spectacular fireworks and entertainment at All American Thursdays. The weekly ceremony will feature a vintage airshow, hero salute, live music and more.
More Info: www.emeraldgrande.com/events/calendar-of-events/harborwalk-village-events/all-american-thursday

June - 2024

The Farmers Market at Baytowne Wharf

When: Every Saturday between June 1 - 29, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy this biweekly farmers market featuring local small businesses and farmers. The market includes everything from fresh seafood to delicious baked goods for you to enjoy every weekend.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/the-farmers-market-at-baytowne-wharf

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between June 1 - 30, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
This concert series will host a variety of local and regional talent at the Events Plaza Stage. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax by the outdoor theater.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/wednesday-night-concert-series

Movie Monday

When: Every Monday between June 1 - 30, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Relax on the Events Plaza Lawn and enjoy movies such as Cars, Secretariat, Dumbo and Holes on the big screen.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/movie-monday-0

All American Thursday

When: Every Thursday between June 1 - 30, 2024
Where: HarborWalk Village, 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
Celebrate the USA with spectacular fireworks and entertainment at All American Thursdays. The weekly ceremony will feature a vintage airshow, hero salute, live music and more.
More Info: www.emeraldgrande.com/events/calendar-of-events/harborwalk-village-events/all-american-thursday

22nd Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

When: Everyday between June 19 - 23, 2024
Where: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Have fun and win big money while supporting charities; The Billfish Foundation, Florida Department of Environmental Protection Clean Marina Program, and Sandestin Foundation for Kids

July - 2024

The Farmers Market at Baytowne Wharf

When: Every Saturday between July 1 - 29, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy this biweekly farmers market featuring local small businesses and farmers. The market includes everything from fresh seafood to delicious baked goods for you to enjoy every weekend.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/the-farmers-market-at-baytowne-wharf

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between July 1 - 30, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
This concert series will host a variety of local and regional talent at the Events Plaza Stage. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax by the outdoor theater.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/wednesday-night-concert-series

Movie Monday

When: Every Monday between July 1 - 30, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Relax on the Events Plaza Lawn and enjoy movies such as Cars, Secretariat, Dumbo and Holes on the big screen.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/movie-monday-0

All American Thursday

When: Every Thursday between July 1 - 30, 2024
Where: HarborWalk Village, 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
Celebrate the USA with spectacular fireworks and entertainment at All American Thursdays. The weekly ceremony will feature a vintage airshow, hero salute, live music and more.
More Info: www.emeraldgrande.com/events/calendar-of-events/harborwalk-village-events/all-american-thursday

Red, White & Baytowne

When: July 4, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Join the ultimate 4th of July celebration with live music, activities, and a spectacular fireworks display. Music will begin on the Events Plaza Stage at 7:00 p.m. with fireworks to follow at 9:15 p.m.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/red-white-baytowne

Fourth of July Concert & Celebration

When: July 4, 2024
Where: HarborWalk Village, 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
On the 4th of July, HarborWalk Village will start off the night with live music and a fly over. The celebration will also feature an incredible fireworks display at 9:00 p.m.
More Info: www.emeraldgrande.com/events/calendar-of-events/harborwalk-village-events/4th-of-july-celebration

August - 2024

The Farmers Market at Baytowne Wharf

When: Every Saturday between Aug 1 - 27, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy this biweekly farmers market featuring local small businesses and farmers. The market includes everything from fresh seafood to delicious baked goods for you to enjoy every weekend.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/the-farmers-market-at-baytowne-wharf

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between Aug 1 - 30, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
This concert series will host a variety of local and regional talent at the Events Plaza Stage. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax by the outdoor theater.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/wednesday-night-concert-series

Movie Monday

When: Every Monday between Aug 1 - 6, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Relax on the Events Plaza Lawn and enjoy movies such as Cars, Secretariat, Dumbo and Holes on the big screen.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/movie-monday-0

All American Thursday

When: Every Thursday between Aug 1 - 8, 2024
Where: HarborWalk Village, 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
Celebrate the USA with spectacular fireworks and entertainment at All American Thursdays. The weekly ceremony will feature a vintage airshow, hero salute, live music and more.
More Info: www.emeraldgrande.com/events/calendar-of-events/harborwalk-village-events/all-american-thursday

Dog Day Pawty

When: Aug 26, 2024
Where: Baytown Wharf Marina
The Dog Day Pawty at Baytowne Wharf is a highly anticipated event for dog lovers and their furry friends. This annual gathering is a celebration of all things canine and offers a variety of activities and entertainment for dogs and their owners. With live music, pet adoptions, and plenty of treats and giveaways, the Dog Day Pawty at Baytowne Wharf promises to be a fun-filled day out for the whole family. Humans will also receive a free beer with a donation to Alaqua Animal Refuge and every furry friend gets a tennis ball and treats.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/dog-day-pawty

Perfect Hues: Baytowne Art & Food Fest

When: Everyday between Aug 30 - 31, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
The festival will feature a variety of artwork from both local and regional artists along with live music every evening. And, on Sunday night, enjoy a spectacular fireworks show over the lagoon for Labor Day.
More Info: www.baytownewharf.com/event_details.php?t=1&event=278

Labor Day Weekend Celebration

When: Aug 31, 2024
Where: HarborWalk Village, 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
Celebrate this Labor Day weekend with live music, beer and seltzer samplings, and more.
More Info: www.facebook.com/events/833486578542786/?ref=newsfeed

September - 2024

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between Sept 1 - 30, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
This concert series will host a variety of local and regional talent at the Events Plaza Stage. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax by the outdoor theater.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/wednesday-night-concert-series

Perfect Hues: Baytowne Art & Food Fest

When: Sept 1, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
The festival will feature a variety of artwork from both local and regional artists along with live music every evening. And, on Sunday night, enjoy a spectacular fireworks show over the lagoon for Labor Day.
More Info: www.baytownewharf.com/event_details.php?t=1&event=278

Labor Day Weekend Celebration

When: Sept 1, 2024
Where: HarborWalk Village, 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
Celebrate this Labor Day weekend with live music, beer and seltzer samplings, and more.
More Info: www.facebook.com/events/833486578542786/?ref=newsfeed

Destin Seafood Festival

When: Everyday between Sept 27 - 29, 2024
Where: Destin Harbor Boardwalk
The Destin Seafood Festival is a highly anticipated, annual tradition that celebrates seafood, music and the arts. Enjoy not only spectacular fresh seafood but also a variety of fine art and live entertainment from regional and local artists.
More Info: www.destinseafoodfest.com/

October - 2024

Wednesday Night Concert Series

When: Every Wednesday between Oct 1 - 30, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
This concert series will host a variety of local and regional talent at the Events Plaza Stage. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax by the outdoor theater.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/wednesday-night-concert-series

Destin Fishing Rodeo

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 31, 2024
The Destin Fishing Rodeo is a highly anticipated fishing tournament for saltwater anglers. Since 1948, the Rodeo has awarded a variety of prizes to all divisions and attracts huge crowds each year for the fun-filled competition. Weigh ins are everyday at AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar from 10 am to 7 pm .
More Info: www.destinfishingrodeo.org/destin-fishing-rodeo/

Rocktober Concert Series

When: Every Saturday between Oct 5 - 19, 2024
Where: HarborWalk Village, 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
Enjoy beverage sampling and live music at the HarborWalk Main Stage in this fall. With a variety of bands and a fireworks show to finish off the night, this concert series is a great way to spend your Saturday. The concert and samplings start at 7 p.m. with the fireworks ending the evening at 9:00 p.m.
More Info: www.emeraldgrande.com/events/calendar-of-events/harborwalk-village-events/rocktober-concert-series

16th Annual Baytowne Beer Festival

When: Everyday between Oct 11 - 12, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
This annual festival celebrates the art of craft beer brewing and offers a wide variety of unique and flavorful brews to sample. From hoppy IPAs and rich stouts to refreshing lagers and fruity ales, there is a beer to suit every palate. Alongside the beer tastings, the festival also features live music, food vendors, and interactive games and activities.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/16th-annual-baytowne-beer-festival

Trick or Treat Street

When: Oct 31, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Put on your favorite costume and join the ultimate Halloween extravaganza with a stroll through the Village streets. Stop by all your favorite merchants for some spooky treats and enjoy live music and fireworks at the end of the night.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/trick-or-treat-street-0

November - 2024

Hops and Harmonies

Where: HarborWalk Village, 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
This fall concert series will host Balance and Cadillac Willy on the 4th and the 18th, respectively, with a spectacular fireworks show to finish off the night.
More Info: 30a.com/events/hops-harmonis/

Sandestin Turkey Trot

When: Nov 24, 2024
The Sandestin Turkey Trot is an exciting annual event that brings together locals and visitors for a fun-filled Thanksgiving morning. This 5K race takes place in the beautiful Sandestin Resort, offering participants a scenic route along the stunning Gulf Coast. Participants can run, walk, or jog their way to the finish line, enjoying the festive atmosphere along the way. With prizes, giveaways, and post-race celebrations, the Sandestin Turkey Trot is the perfect way to start your holiday with a healthy dose of fun and fitness.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/sandestinr-turkey-trot?_ga=2.224453018.1043890142.1708910201-1125595097.1705684600

Here Comes Santa Claus

When: Nov 27, 2024
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch as Santa lights the Village tree and travels down to Baytowne. In addition to spreading holiday cheer, this event will feature as face-painting, crafts and a beautiful fireworks display.
More Info: www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/here-comes-santa-claus

December - 2024

Mistletoe Market

When: Dec 12, 2024
Where: HarborWalk Village, 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
Shop local this holiday season with the Mistletoe Market at HarborWalk Village. Browse a variety local businesses and artists to find the perfect gift from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
More Info: www.emeraldgrande.com/events/calendar-of-events/harborwalk-village-events/mistletoe-market-day2

Destin Boat Parade

When: Dec 15, 2024
Where: HarborWalk Village, 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
For over 30 years, the city of Destin has celebrated the holidays with the spectacular Destin Boat Parade. Festively decorated boats float down the harbor in this special parade with a fireworks show to end the night.
More Info: www.emeraldgrande.com/events/calendar-of-events/harborwalk-village-events/destin-boat-parade

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