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Events Calendar - Destin Florida


HarborWalk Village Destin Harbor
HarborWalk Village
March 1: 18th Annual Cobia Tournament
March 14:
7th Annual Irish Street Fest & Grogg March - HarborWalk Village
March 15: ARTWalk on the Destin Harbor - HarborWalk Village
May 26: 6 - 9 pm: Fat Tuesday Parade - HarborWalk Village
May 28: 6 - 9 pm: Red, White & Blue Hero's Fireworks - HarborWalk Village
May 30: 7 - 9 pm: Rock The Docks - HarborWalk Village
Sandestin
Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
March 17: St. Paddy's Day Delight
April 4: Easter Celebration
April 16-19: 29th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival
May 23-25: Memorial Day Weekend Festivities
SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS
SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS
Docked at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina, SunQuest Cruises’ SOLARIS yacht is a magnificent 125 foot, 5,200 square foot yacht with three decks of indoor and outdoor spaces.
Nightown Destin
Nightown Destin
It's the Place to Be
Live Concerts - $20 All You Can Drink - Neon Glow Paint Party

Finish out the Summer at Destin's hottest nightclub for the 18 & up scene. Nightown's VIP service offers private luxury rooms and areas complete with bottle service. Open from 9 pm - 4 am Wednesday through Saturday.

Act4Murder Dinner Mystery Show
Act4Murder is made up of professional actors presenting comedic murder mysteries for dinner theater. The shows are performed while you enjoy a delicious 3-course meal and HUNDREDS of laughs during a night you'll never forget.  And remember... someone’s going to die!  Will you and your friends win the prize for guessing WHO DUNNIT? 850.862.2885

Sandestin Year-Round Tennis Events Sandestin Tennis Center

 

 

March 2015

March 1 - April 30:
18th Annual Cobia Tournament - HarborWalk Village

Celebrate the finest fishing the Emerald Coast has to offer during the 18th Annual Destin Cobia Tournament! The tournament begins when the first fish is caught and ends April 30th at 8 pm. All events are free and open to the public.

  • March 4: Kick-off Party at Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi, 6 pm. Enjoy food, drinks, prizes, & live music.
  • Super Saturdays. Each Saturday the heaviest fish will win CASH prizes! Free photos will be taken with your catch. Each Saturday there are events and live music in the Village.
  • May 6: Destin Cobia Tournament Awards Ceremony 6 pm

Every Wednesday through March 4
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park on Okaloosa Island

$5 park admission for visitors age 62+ every Wednesday through March 4. Enjoy marine animal shows and exhibits for a fraction of the regular park admission, $18.95 for seniors.

Monday, March 2: 7 pm
Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville

The internationally acclaimed Amadeus Guitar Duo, Dale Kavanagh and Thomas Kirchhoff of Germany, will appear in concert at the Tyler Recital Hall at the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. Donations will accepted at the door for an honorarium for the artists. Seating is on a first-come basis with the doors opening at 7 pm.

Friday, March 6: 7 pm
Act4Murder Dinner Mystery Show
Decked out for Death at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island with a 7 pm seating. Price is $50/adults and $24.95/children 10 and under. The shows are performed while you enjoy a delicious dinner and HUNDREDS of laughs during a night you'll never forget.  And remember... someone’s going to die!  Will you and your friends win the prize for guessing WHO DUNNIT? 850.862.2885

Saturday, March 7: 1 - 5 pm
2nd Annual Tequila and Taco Fest - HarborWalk Village
Enjoy a flavorful afternoon on Destin Harbor full of tequila tastings, contests, live music and tacos of all kind! General Admission: $15.00 – General Admission includes a tasting armband for unlimited samplings of tacos and 6 tickets for tequila samples. VIP: $20.00 – VIP Package includes armband for unlimited samplings of tacos and 10 drink tickets with an exclusive after party at Crab Island Cantina featuring additional top shelf tequilas, exclusive exotic tacos and live music from 5 - 8 pm.

Saturday, March 7 - 8:
Roaring Twenties Gala - Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center

Location: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) is hosting their annual signature gala event, Roaring Twenties, on Saturday, March 7, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Also, the annual Kieran May Golf Tournament will take place the following day on Sunday, March 8, at Kelly Plantation with a 1 pm t-time. Tournament cost is $400, which includes two tickets to the Gala. Gala tickets only are $250 per couple. Please call 850.833.9237, Ext. 283 to make reservations.

Saturday, March 14: 1 pm - 12 am
7th Annual Irish Street Fest & Grogg March - HarborWalk Village
Wee ones can enjoy Irish music, dance, and games all day. After dark, "Sham-Rock" to each venue for live music and games.

Saturday, March 14: 6 pm
Emerald Coast Cattle Barons’ Ball
Linkside at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Cowboys and cowgirls, donned in casual Western wear on March 14, will ride into the 2015 Cattle Barons’ Ball at Sandestin to give “Give Cancer the Silver Bullet” with a Lone Ranger and Tonto theme in what has become the area’s premier fund raising event. The high energy event will feature live entertainment by crowd pleasers, The Modern Eldorados, live and silent auctions, gaming, complimentary drinks, and fancy vittles from the area’s leading restaurants and caterers. A limited number of Baron and Rancher table sponsorships (for 10) are available and individual tickets at $175.

Sunday, March 15: 11 am - 4 pm
ARTWalk on the Destin Harbor - HarborWalk Village

A vibrant marketplace, bustling with street performers and live music. Spend the day browsing through this unique art market. This event and parking if free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 17: 6 pm
St. Paddy's Day Delight - Sandestin

The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Celebrate the luck of the Irish at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Enjoy live entertainment from Brena and celebrate St. Patty’s Day Village- style in the events plaza from 6-9pm For more information, visit sandestin.com/events.

Tuesday, March 17: 7 - 10 pm
St. Patrick’s Dinner Cruise in Destin | SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS

Celebrate the luck of the Irish on the SOLARIS yacht for an evening of dinner and dancing on the water for St. Patrick’s Day in Destin Florida. Embark on a sea of green aboard the SOLARIS as patrons enjoy Irish-inspired cocktails, dinner and live entertainment.

Friday, March 6: 7 pm
Act4Murder Dinner Mystery Show
Bebopped at the Sock Hop at Crab Island Cantina, 2 Harbor Blvd. in Destin. Price is $49.95/adults and $24.95/children 12 and under. The shows are performed while you enjoy a delicious dinner and HUNDREDS of laughs during a night you'll never forget.  And remember... someone’s going to die!  Will you and your friends win the prize for guessing WHO DUNNIT? 850.862.2885

 

April 2015

Saturday, April 4: 12 - 3 pm
Easter Explosion - Sandestin

The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Guests can skip, hop or jump your way to The Village of Baytowne Wharf for an explosion of fun and enjoy visits with the Easter Bunny, Kid's Crafts, Inflatable Fun Zone, Stilt walker making Balloon Animals and Face painting.

Sunday, April 5: 1 - 3 pm
Easter Lunch Cruise in Destin | SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS

If you plan to celebrate Easter on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, hop aboard the SOLARIS yacht for an experience your family will always remember. Start the voyage on the sky deck to take in the fresh coastal breezes and panoramic views of the landscape. Enjoy a three-course, chef-prepared lunch while leisurely cruising the local waters. Reservations required online or by calling 850.650.2519.

Sunday, April 5: 2 - 4 pm
Visit with Easter Bunny and Brunch - HarborWalk Village

Hop down to HarborWalk Village for a festive afternoon complete with free kid’s activities and have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny!

Thursday, April 9: 6 - 9:30 pm
Finest on the Emerald Coast 2015 - HarborWalk Village

Enjoy the Finest on the Emerald Coast winners’ event, with over 90 local businesses showcasing the reason they were voted the "Finest". Tickets:$30 in advance, $35 at the door, $50 VIP. Stay and Play Rates available (855) 421-3127

Thursday through Sunday, April 16 - 19
29th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival - Sandestin

The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
The Sandestin Wine Festival is a picture perfect event complete with white tents, flowing wine, food, ladies strolling in hats, and live music. The event is one of the best of the year and draws thousands of people to The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Affectionately called the "Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals," the 29th annual Sandestin event is scheduled for April 2015. Discount for advance tickets and accommodations are available.

Friday, April 17: 12 - 3 pm
Sandestin Wine Festival Kick-Off Seafood & Champagne Cruise | SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS

Celebrate the kick-off of the highly anticipated Sandestin Wine Festival on a luxurious 125-foot yacht that cruises the open waters while indulging in fresh local seafood and premium champagnes. The SOLARIS chefs are featuring an elaborate four-course, Gulf Coast seafood menu, each paired with premium champagnes. Patrons will embark on an unforgettable day that begins with a Dockside Reception at noon with hors d’oeuvres and sparkling bubbly. It’s smooth sailing for the rest of the afternoon as guests enjoy all three decks of the SOLARIS yacht, including the open air sky deck, and three additional coastal cuisine courses and champagne. Reservations required online  or by calling 850.650.2519.

Friday through Tuesday, April 17 - 21
Sun Belt Golf Championships - Sandestin®
Raven Course to Host Men’s Conference Titles Through 2018. The 2015 Sun Belt Conference Men’s Golf Championship will feature 55 players from 11 men's teams who compete over three-days and 54 holes at the award-winning Raven Golf Club. The team champion will earn the conference’s automatic selection into the NCAA Championship.

Sunday, April 19: 11 am - 4 pm
ARTWalk on the Destin Harbor - HarborWalk Village

A vibrant marketplace, bustling with street performers and live music. Spend the day browsing through this unique art market. This event and parking if free and open to the public.

 

May 2015

Saturday, May 2: 12 am - 4 pm
The Great Duck Dash - HarborWalk Village

5,000 newly adopted bright yellow ducks will race in the Destin Harbor to raise money to support the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast.

Saturday, May 2: 11 am - 11 pm
Cinco de Mayo Fest - HarborWalk Village

Viva La Fiesta! Join HarborWalk Village for a day of vibrant Latin music, food, dance, artistry and more!

Tuesday, May 5: 7 - 10 pm
Cinco De Mayo Dinner Cruise in Destin | SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS

Bring your sombrero and get ready for a caliente night on the SOLARIS yacht for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Dinner Cruise in Destin Florida. Get ready for the most delicious and festive Mexican celebration this side of the border with cocktails, dinner and live music on the water. Reservations required online or by calling 850.650.2519.

Wednesday, May 6: 6 pm
18th Annual Cobia Tournament Awards Ceremony - HarborWalk Village

Destin Cobia Tournament 6 pm

Sunday, May 10: 10 am - 2 pm
Mother's Day Brunch - HarborWalk Village

Bring the entire family and treat Mom to a day full of her favorite things. Enjoy creative cuisine, outstanding service, and breathtaking views overlooking the Destin Harbor. There’s no better place to make a memory with Mom and the whole family. HarborView Room: Adult $26 and Children $13. Reservations required: 850.424.0622.

Sunday, May 10: 1 - 3 pm
Mother’s Day 
Lunch Cruise in Destin | SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS
Give her an experience as amazing as she is. This Mother's Day, skip the crowded restaurants and take her on a memorable, relaxing cruise on the SOLARIS yacht while indulging in a chef prepared meal. Reservations required online or by calling 850.650.2519.

Sunday, May 17: 11 am - 4 pm
ARTWalk on the Destin Harbor - HarborWalk Village

A vibrant marketplace, bustling with street performers and live music. Spend the day browsing through this unique art market. This event and parking if free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 23: 6 - 4 pm
Memorial Day Concert Celebration - HarborWalk Village

Kick-off the summer with free concerts and fun on the Destin Harbor! This weekend celebration will ROCK with a live concert by Flash Flood

Saturday and Sunday, May 23 - 25
Memorial Day Weekend Festivities - Sandestin®
Live music begins Saturday and lasts all weekend long. Enjoy bands on the Events Plaza stage each night. Children’s activities will be featured in the Events Plaza on Sunday night, and then we will light up the sky above the lagoon with a patriotic fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. On Monday, enjoy a Memorial Day program right before sunset, presented by Sandestin veterans, including a special performance. Admission is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 26: 6 - 9 pm
Fat Tuesday Parade - HarborWalk Village

HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy" all summer long! Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and live entertainment during our FREE parade. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Street Party starts at 6 pm and parade begins at 8 pm!

Thursday, May 28: 6 - 9 pm
Red, White & Blue Hero's Fireworks - HarborWalk Village

Enjoy live entertainment, a vintage WWII aircraft flyover and fireworks over the Destin harbor! Celebrate and honor a local hero who goes above and beyond to better our community! Celebration begins at 7 pm with fireworks at 9 pm.

Saturday, May 30: 7 - 9 pm
Rock The Docks - HarborWalk Village

Experience a free live concert all summer long each Saturday night on the Destin Harbor!

 

June 2015

Tuesday, June 2: 6 - 9 pm
Fat Tuesday Parade - HarborWalk Village

HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy" all summer long! Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and live entertainment during our FREE parade. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Street Party starts at 6 pm and parade begins at 8 pm!

Thursday, June 4: 6 - 9 pm
Red, White & Blue Hero's Fireworks - HarborWalk Village

Enjoy live entertainment, a vintage WWII aircraft flyover and fireworks over the Destin harbor! Celebrate and honor a local hero who goes above and beyond to better our community! Celebration begins at 7 pm with fireworks at 9 pm.

Saturday, June 6: 7 - 9 pm
Rock The Docks - HarborWalk Village

Experience a free live concert all summer long each Saturday night on the Destin Harbor!

Tuesday, June 9: 6 - 9 pm
Fat Tuesday Parade - HarborWalk Village

HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy" all summer long! Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and live entertainment during our FREE parade. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Street Party starts at 6 pm and parade begins at 8 pm!

Thursday, June 11: 6 - 9 pm
Red, White & Blue Hero's Fireworks - HarborWalk Village

Enjoy live entertainment, a vintage WWII aircraft flyover and fireworks over the Destin harbor! Celebrate and honor a local hero who goes above and beyond to better our community! Celebration begins at 7 pm with fireworks at 9 pm.

Saturday, June 13: 7 - 9 pm
Rock The Docks - HarborWalk Village

Experience a free live concert all summer long each Saturday night on the Destin Harbor!

Tuesday, June 16: 6 - 9 pm
Fat Tuesday Parade - HarborWalk Village

HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy" all summer long! Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and live entertainment during our FREE parade. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Street Party starts at 6 pm and parade begins at 8 pm!

Wednesday through Sunday, June 17 - 21
Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic - Sandestin

Baytowne Marina at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin has set the new precedent for world-class sportfishing tournaments along the Gulf Coast. Ranked 5th Richest Tournament in the world by Marlin Magazine, sanctioned by the World Billfish Series and part of the International Game Fish Association Off-shore circuit this event gives serious angling teams their shot at winning a huge pay-off while sponsors. With cash categories for dolphin, tuna, and Wahoo as well as individual angler trophies, fishermen have a multitude of ways to stake their claim on Destin fishing tournament history!

Thursday, June 18: 6 - 9 pm
Red, White & Blue Hero's Fireworks - HarborWalk Village

Enjoy live entertainment, a vintage WWII aircraft flyover and fireworks over the Destin harbor! Celebrate and honor a local hero who goes above and beyond to better our community! Celebration begins at 7 pm with fireworks at 9 pm.

Friday, June 19: 12 am
National Flip Flop Day - HarborWalk Village

Tropical Smoothie Café celebrates the anniversary of their most popular event – National Flip Flop Day! HarborWalk Village Tropical Smoothie will hand out free Jetty Punch smoothies to guests wearing flip-flops!

Saturday, June 20: 7 - 9 pm
Rock The Docks - HarborWalk Village

Experience a free live concert all summer long each Saturday night on the Destin Harbor! 

Sunday, June 21: 11 am - 4 pm
ARTWalk on the Destin Harbor - HarborWalk Village

A vibrant marketplace, bustling with street performers and live music. Spend the day browsing through this unique art market. This event and parking if free and open to the public.

Sunday, June 21: 1 - 3 pm
Father’s Day Lunch Cruise in Destin | SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS

Salute Dad, the everyday hero in your life, aboard a SunQuest Cruise. Share old memories and create new ones aboard the SOLARIS yacht as you cruise through a decadent meal on the beautiful coastal waters. A perfect gift for the man who has it all or who deserves a special celebration. Reservations required online or by calling 850.650.2519.

Tuesday, June 23: 6 - 9 pm
Fat Tuesday Parade - HarborWalk Village

HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy" all summer long! Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and live entertainment during our FREE parade. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Street Party starts at 6 pm and parade begins at 8 pm!

Thursday, June 25: 6 - 9 pm
Red, White & Blue Hero's Fireworks - HarborWalk Village

Enjoy live entertainment, a vintage WWII aircraft flyover and fireworks over the Destin harbor! Celebrate and honor a local hero who goes above and beyond to better our community! Celebration begins at 7 pm with fireworks at 9 pm.

Saturday, June 27: 7 - 9 pm
Rock The Docks - HarborWalk Village

Experience a free live concert all summer long each Saturday night on the Destin Harbor!

Tuesday, June 30: 6 - 9 pm
Fat Tuesday Parade - HarborWalk Village

HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy" all summer long! Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and live entertainment during our FREE parade. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Street Party starts at 6 pm and parade begins at 8 pm!

 

July 2015

Thursday, July 2: 6 - 9 pm
Red, White & Blue Hero's Fireworks - HarborWalk Village

Enjoy live entertainment, a vintage WWII aircraft flyover and fireworks over the Destin harbor! Celebrate and honor a local hero who goes above and beyond to better our community! Celebration begins at 7 pm with fireworks at 9 pm.

Saturday, July 4
4th of July Extravaganza - HarborWalk Village

Spirits will soar and flags will wave as the July 4th festivities kick off at HarborWalk Village with live music on the main stage, fireworks over the Destin Harbor and one big American celebration on Florida’s Emerald Coast!

Saturday, July 4: 7 - 10 pm
4th of July Dinner & Fireworks Cruise in Destin | SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS

What better way to celebrate our nation's birthday than on the water with a stunning sunset, a decadent meal and festive fireworks? Celebrate freedom ON the water aboard the SOLARIS yacht. Embark on a fabulous evening of dining and dancing under the stars. End the night with a bang as you enjoy the best seat in the house for an amazing fireworks show. Reservations required online or by calling 850.650.2519.

Tuesday, July 7: 6 - 9 pm
Fat Tuesday Parade - HarborWalk Village

HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy" all summer long! Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and live entertainment during our FREE parade. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Street Party starts at 6 pm and parade begins at 8 pm!

Thursday, July 9: 6 - 9 pm
Red, White & Blue Hero's Fireworks - HarborWalk Village

Enjoy live entertainment, a vintage WWII aircraft flyover and fireworks over the Destin harbor! Celebrate and honor a local hero who goes above and beyond to better our community! Celebration begins at 7 pm with fireworks at 9 pm.

Saturday, July 11: 7 - 9 pm
Rock The Docks - HarborWalk Village

Experience a free live concert all summer long each Saturday night on the Destin Harbor!

Tuesday, July 14: 6 - 9 pm
Fat Tuesday Parade - HarborWalk Village

HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy" all summer long! Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and live entertainment during our FREE parade. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Street Party starts at 6 pm and parade begins at 8 pm!

Thursday, July 16: 6 - 9 pm
Red, White & Blue Hero's Fireworks - HarborWalk Village

Enjoy live entertainment, a vintage WWII aircraft flyover and fireworks over the Destin harbor! Celebrate and honor a local hero who goes above and beyond to better our community! Celebration begins at 7 pm with fireworks at 9 pm.

Saturday, July 18: 7 - 9 pm
Rock The Docks - HarborWalk Village

Experience a free live concert all summer long each Saturday night on the Destin Harbor! 

Sunday, July 19: 11 am - 4 pm
ARTWalk on the Destin Harbor - HarborWalk Village

A vibrant marketplace, bustling with street performers and live music. Spend the day browsing through this unique art market. This event and parking if free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 21: 6 - 9 pm
Fat Tuesday Parade - HarborWalk Village

HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy" all summer long! Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and live entertainment during our FREE parade. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Street Party starts at 6 pm and parade begins at 8 pm!

Thursday, July 23: 6 - 9 pm
Red, White & Blue Hero's Fireworks - HarborWalk Village

Enjoy live entertainment, a vintage WWII aircraft flyover and fireworks over the Destin harbor! Celebrate and honor a local hero who goes above and beyond to better our community! Celebration begins at 7 pm with fireworks at 9 pm.

Saturday, July 25: 7 - 9 pm
Rock The Docks - HarborWalk Village

Experience a free live concert all summer long each Saturday night on the Destin Harbor!

Tuesday, July 28: 6 - 9 pm
Fat Tuesday Parade - HarborWalk Village

HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy" all summer long! Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and live entertainment during our FREE parade. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Street Party starts at 6 pm and parade begins at 8 pm!

Thursday, July 30: 6 - 9 pm
Red, White & Blue Hero's Fireworks - HarborWalk Village

Enjoy live entertainment, a vintage WWII aircraft flyover and fireworks over the Destin harbor! Celebrate and honor a local hero who goes above and beyond to better our community! Celebration begins at 7 pm with fireworks at 9 pm.

 

August 2015

Saturday, August 1: 7 - 9 pm
Rock The Docks - HarborWalk Village

Experience a free live concert all summer long each Saturday night on the Destin Harbor!

Tuesday, August 4: 6 - 9 pm
Fat Tuesday Parade - HarborWalk Village

HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy" all summer long! Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and live entertainment during our FREE parade. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Street Party starts at 6 pm and parade begins at 8 pm!

Thursday, August 6: 6 - 9 pm
Red, White & Blue Hero's Fireworks - HarborWalk Village

Enjoy live entertainment, a vintage WWII aircraft flyover and fireworks over the Destin harbor! Celebrate and honor a local hero who goes above and beyond to better our community! Celebration begins at 7 pm with fireworks at 9 pm.

Saturday, August 8: 7 - 9 pm
Rock The Docks - HarborWalk Village

Experience a free live concert all summer long each Saturday night on the Destin Harbor!

Tuesday, August 11: 6 - 9 pm
Fat Tuesday Parade - HarborWalk Village

HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy" all summer long! Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and live entertainment during our FREE parade. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Street Party starts at 6 pm and parade begins at 8 pm!

Thursday, August 13: 6 - 9 pm
Red, White & Blue Hero's Fireworks - HarborWalk Village

Enjoy live entertainment, a vintage WWII aircraft flyover and fireworks over the Destin harbor! Celebrate and honor a local hero who goes above and beyond to better our community! Celebration begins at 7 pm with fireworks at 9 pm.

Saturday, August 15: 7 - 9 pm
Rock The Docks - HarborWalk Village

Experience a free live concert all summer long each Saturday night on the Destin Harbor!

Tuesday, August 18: 6 - 9 pm
Fat Tuesday Parade - HarborWalk Village

HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy" all summer long! Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and live entertainment during our FREE parade. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Street Party starts at 6 pm and parade begins at 8 pm!

Sunday, August 16: 11 am - 4 pm
ARTWalk on the Destin Harbor - HarborWalk Village

A vibrant marketplace, bustling with street performers and live music. Spend the day browsing through this unique art market. This event and parking if free and open to the public.

Thursday, August 20: 6 - 9 pm
Red, White & Blue Hero's Fireworks - HarborWalk Village

Enjoy live entertainment, a vintage WWII aircraft flyover and fireworks over the Destin harbor! Celebrate and honor a local hero who goes above and beyond to better our community! Celebration begins at 7 pm with fireworks at 9 pm.

Saturday, August 22: 7 - 9 pm
Rock The Docks - HarborWalk Village

Experience a free live concert all summer long each Saturday night on the Destin Harbor!

Tuesday, August 25: 6 - 9 pm
Fat Tuesday Parade - HarborWalk Village

HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy" all summer long! Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and live entertainment during our FREE parade. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Street Party starts at 6 pm and parade begins at 8 pm!

Thursday, August 27: 6 - 9 pm
Red, White & Blue Hero's Fireworks - HarborWalk Village

Enjoy live entertainment, a vintage WWII aircraft flyover and fireworks over the Destin harbor! Celebrate and honor a local hero who goes above and beyond to better our community! Celebration begins at 7 pm with fireworks at 9 pm.

 

September 2015

Sunday, September 20: 11 am - 4 pm
ARTWalk on the Destin Harbor - HarborWalk Village

A vibrant marketplace, bustling with street performers and live music. Spend the day browsing through this unique art market. This event and parking if free and open to the public.

 

November 2015

Thursday, November 26: 12 - 2 pm
Thanksgiving Lunch Cruise in Destin | SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS

Forget the crowded grocery store, the hours of preparation and stacks of dishes. It’s smooth sailing this Thanksgiving in Destin as you leave your worries in our wake. The SOLARIS chefs prepare a lavish buffet on the water featuring the traditions of turkey, gourmet sides, home baked breads, dessert and a cornucopia of coastal delights. Enjoy three decks of indoor and outdoor fun. Reservations required online or by calling 850.650.2519.

Thursday, November 26: 6 - 8 pm
Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise in Destin | SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS

Forget the crowded grocery store, the hours of preparation and stacks of dishes. It’s smooth sailing this Thanksgiving in Destin as you leave your worries in our wake. The SOLARIS chefs prepare a lavish buffet on the water featuring the traditions of turkey, gourmet sides, home baked breads, dessert and a cornucopia of coastal delights. Enjoy three decks of indoor and outdoor fun. Reservations required online or by calling 850.650.2519.

 

December 2015

Thursday, December 31: 8 pm - 12:30 am
New Year’s Fireworks & Dinner Cruise | SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS

Ring in the New Year in true Destin style on the SOLARIS yacht. Enjoy five incredible courses for dinner, a champagne toast, and party favors. Fireworks can be viewed in every direction as you cruise the bay. Enjoy three decks of indoor and outdoor fun. Make the night even more perfect by staying on property at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Reservations required online or by calling 850.650.2519.

 

Events Calendar

Annual events for the greater Destin, Florida area including... Destin, Sandestin®, Niceville, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island and Navarre. Please visit the following websites for scheduled events.

Cruises

Nightlife/Music Scene

  • Nightown - Destin night club with guest DJ's and scheduled music events.
  • Destin HarborWalk Village - Outdoor concerts, seasonal fireworks, indoor live music at multiple venues, parades, art festivals, seasonal family activities, New Years Eve celebration.
  • Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort - Outdoor concerts, seasonal fireworks, indoor live music at multiple venues, parades, wine and beer festivals, seasonal family activities, New Years Eve celebration.

Concerts/Festivals/Arts

Fishing Events

Community Events / Services

January

Wyndham Vacation Rentals - Winter Guests
Annual Snowbird Shuffleboard Tournament

Senior Snowbird Expo
Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach Chamber

Gulf Coast Bridal Fair
Emerald Coast Conference Center, 850.259.2359

February

Annual Mardi Gras Pup Crawl - Destin HarborWalk Village
Annual Mardi Gras Parade - Destin HarborWalk Village
Emerald Coast Parrot Heads Annual Chili Cook-Off - HarborWalk Village

Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival - Sandestin
Annual Mardi Gras Dog Parade - Sandestin
Annual Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade - Sandestin

Mardi Gras on the Island Parade and Ball
Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach Chamber

March

HarborWalk Marina Destin Cobia Tournament
Destin Harbor

Annual Irish Street Fest & Grogg March - HarborWalk Village

SunQuest Cruises - Baytowne Marina - Sandestin®
Annual Seasonal Cruise Event: St. Paddy's Day Cruise

Annual ABWA Coastal Classic Car Show
Fort Walton Beach 850.314.3010

April

SunQuest Cruises - Baytowne Marina - Sandestin®
Annual Seasonal Cruise Event: Easter Lunch Cruise

Annual Sandestin Wine Festival - Sandestin®

Sun Belt Golf Championships - Sandestin®
Raven Course to Host Men’s Conference Titles Through 2018

Emerald Coast Volleyball Week
Okaloosa Island, 850.243.2555

Saturday in the Park Arts & Crafts Festival
850.678.2615

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival
Annual charity event held the last weekend of April.

Kitty Hawk Kites Beach Kite Festival
Okaloosa Island

May

Memorial Weekend Events at the Destin Harbor
Destin HarborWalk Village

Memorial Weekend Events at Sandestin
Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort

Destin "Week of Blessings" and Annual Blessing of the Fleet
Destin Harbor, 850.837.6324

SunQuest Cruises - Baytowne Marina - Sandestin®
Annual Seasonal Cruise Event: Cinco De Mayo Dinner Cruise

SunQuest Cruises - Baytowne Marina - Sandestin®
Annual Seasonal Cruise Event: Mother's Day Cruise

Summer Concerts in the Village - Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation
10 week outdoor concert series. Destin, 850.650.2226

ABWA Billy Bowlegs Boat Poker Run
Shalimar Yacht Basin, 850.863.9082

Gate-to-Gate Run/Walk
Eglin AFB, 850.882.6801

June

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic - Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
Baytowne Marina - Sandestin®

SunQuest Cruises - Baytowne Marina - Sandestin®
Annual Seasonal Cruise Event: Father's Day Cruise

Concerts in the Park May - June by Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation
Destin, 850.650.2226

Billy Bowleges Pirate Festival and Torchlight Parade
Fort Walton Beach, 850.244.8191

July

Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
4th of July Red, White and Baytowne

SunQuest Cruises - Baytowne Marina - Sandestin®
Annual Seasonal Cruise Event: 4th of July Fireworks and Dinner Cruise

Independence Day at the Landing
Fort Walton Beach Landing, 850.833.9500

August

Annual Sandestin® Triathlon
Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort

Emerald Coast Poker Run -- Emerald Coast Foundation
Destin Harbor and Bay

Emerald Coast Boat Week -- Emerald Coast Foundation
Destin Harbor and Bay

September

Labor Day Weekend Events at the Destin Harbor

Labor Day Weekend Events at Sandestin

Destin Beer Festival
Destin

Destin Seafood Festival
Destin Harbor, 850.218.0232

Round The Island Race
Choctawhatchee Bay, 850.651.0105

October

Baytowne Beer Festival - Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
Baytowne Wharf - Sandestin®

Destin Fishing Rodeo - October 1st - 31st
Destin Harbor

Festival of the Arts - Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation
Destin, 850.650.2226

Flying High on the Harbor Kite Festival
HarborWalk Village and Noriega Point

Emerald Coast Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament
Okaloosa Island, 850.243.2555

November

SunQuest Cruises - Baytowne Marina - Sandestin®
Annual Seasonal Cruise Event: Thanksgiving Cruise

Sandestin Wine Festival Presents: Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights - Sandestin

Blues, Brews and BBQ - HarborWalk Village
Top local restaurants compete in a BBQ cook off, breweries offer refreshing craft beers and cocktails,and live music on the HarborWalk Main Stage.

Mid-Bay Bridge Run/Walk
4.5 mile race over the Mid-Bay Bridge.

IRONMAN Florida Triathlon
Panama City Beach

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis
Pensacola Beach
Arthritis Foundation Florida Chapter
Contact: Dana Bartholomew, 850-471-1541

December

New Years Eve Celebration - Destin HarborWalk Village
Destin Harbor

New Years Eve Celebration - Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
Baytowne Wharf - Sandestin®

SunQuest Cruises - Baytowne Marina - Sandestin®
Annual Seasonal Cruise Event: New Year's Fireworks and Dinner

Christmas Boat Parade
Destin Harbor

Holiday Lights
Gulf Breeze Zoo

Holiday on the Harbor - Destin Harbor Boat Parade
Destin Harbor

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