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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: Everyday between Oct 1 - 31, 2017
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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October - 2017

Destin Fishing Rodeo

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 31, 2017
The ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages.
Phone: 850.837.6734
More Info: www.destinfishingrodeo.org

Cooking with the Chef

When: Every Tuesday between Oct 3 - 30, 2017 12:00 PM
Where: HarborView Room
Enjoy an intimate dining room setting for detailed and entertaining afternoon with Chef Jimmy McManus. This chef inspired interactive cooking class & lunch with a complimentary glass of wine is $25.00 per person and is held in the HarborView Room. October 3rd November 7th

Sinfonia Cabaret: An Evening with Chris Mann

When: Oct 24, 2017 5:30 PM
Where: Fleming's Prime Steak House
Check website for details.
More Info: sinfoniagulfcoast.org/web/events.aspx

22nd Annual Festival of the Arts

When: Everyday between Oct 28 - 29, 2017
Where: Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin
A regional juried fine arts and music festival to be held on the lawn of the spacious Village Green and live music on stage at the contemporary Dugas Pavilion located within the scenic MKAF Cultural Arts Village.

Trick or Treat Street at Baytowne

When: Oct 31, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Visit the merchants through the Village streets collecting treats. Enjoy dancing with music provided by the DJ and top it off with fireworks over the lagoon.

November - 2017

Cooking with the Chef

When: Every Tuesday between Nov 1 - 7, 2017 12:00 PM
Where: HarborView Room
Enjoy an intimate dining room setting for detailed and entertaining afternoon with Chef Jimmy McManus. This chef inspired interactive cooking class & lunch with a complimentary glass of wine is $25.00 per person and is held in the HarborView Room. October 3rd November 7th

Cellist Sang-Eun Lee

When: Nov 9, 2017 7:30 PM
Where: Silver Sands Premium Outlets
She will be performing Tchaikovsky's stunning "Variations on a Rococo Theme". Check website for details.

Sandestin Foundation for Kids Gameday 5K

When: Nov 11, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Baytowne Marina and throughout Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Dress up for Gameday for this 5K race for all ages and 1 mile fun run for kids 12 and under throughout Sandestin. The post race will include a bounce house, face painting and watching the college football game on the big screen.

Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights

When: Nov 18, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Sip a variety of champagnes and taste featured menu items from various Village restaurants while strolling the streets with sparkling lights.
More Info: baytownesparklingwinefest.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.

December - 2017

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.

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.

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.

March - 2018

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

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