With a theme of ‘Heritage on the Harbor’, the 33rd Annual Destin Seafood Festival is from September 30 to October 2. The event is free and open to the public this year. This highly anticipated tradition draws 30,000+ visitors each year and will be set up along the length of the Destin Harbor from Harborwalk Village at the foot of the Destin Bridge, to the Boathouse Oyster Bar. The new and expanded venue will bring the Destin Seafood Festival back to its roots on the Destin Harbor. The Festival will kick off the 62nd Destin Fishing Rodeo, which takes place the entire month of October.
Activities include artists on display; fresh local food; kid’s activities and attractions. Other activities are Gulf seafood cooking demonstrations by well-known area chefs at the Fresh From Florida sponsored demonstration kitchen; Sandy the Swordfish mascot welcoming Festival goers; and live entertainment will take place throughout the Festival along the Destin Harbor.
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association will be bringing in some of the most talented songwriters in country and popular music to entertain throughout the Festival venue. These award-winning musicians are a who’s who of songwriters of country music and have
written for and collaborated with such stars as Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Rascal Flats, Faith Hill, Brooks & Dunn, Toby Keith, Vince Gill and many more. Local music favorites, Forrest Williams, Heritage, Coconut Radio and Cheryl Jones will once again perform for their loyal crowds each day.
Destin Seafood Festival parking will be in the vicinity of the event, Emerald Grande’s parking deck, the Destin Community Center. As well, free shuttles offered to and from Destin Commons and The Track, both on Highway 98 in Destin.
The free event is presented by The Destin Charter Boat Association. Presenting sponsors include The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Emerald Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, Visit Florida and ResortQuest. For further information, call 850-218-0232, visit the Festival’s Facebook page, or www.DestinSeafoodFestival.org.