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Events Calendar - Destin Florida


HarborWalk Village Destin Harbor
HarborWalk Village
Blues, Brews and BBQ: November 8, 11 am - 4 pm.
ArtWalk: November 16, 11 am - 4 pm.
Thanksgiving on the Harbor: November 27, Chef prepared dinner.
Santa's Arrival to HarborWalk Village: November 28, 12 pm - 4 pm.
Sandestin
Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
November: Thursday Night Marina Sailgate Parties, Baytowne on Ice, Vetters at The Village, Habitrot for Humanity Half Marathon and 5K, Sandestin Wine Festival Presents: Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights, Here Comes Santa Claus.
SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS
SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS
Featured 2014 Events: Nov. 7 Full Moon Cruise, Nov. 27 Thanksgiving Lunch Cruise, Dec.31 New Year's Fireworks and Dinner.
SunQuest Cruises is a locally-owned and operated company in Destin, Florida. The 125’ SOLARIS yacht cruises year-round with three decks of indoor and outdoor fun for weekly dinner cruises, weddings, holiday parties and special events. As the area’s only dining & entertainment yacht in Northwest Florida, the SOLARIS is docked at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s Baytowne Marina.
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 to 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

 

November 2014

Thursday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday evenings
Marina Sailgate Parties - Sandestin

Marina Bar & Grill at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Enjoy an outside "tailgate" party at the scenic Baytowne Marina at Sandestin, including the broadcast of NCAA and NFL evening football games. Get your favorite beverages and football fare from the Marina Bar & Grill. Outside will be a projector & large screen. One night game will be televised for all guests to enjoy outside, while grabbing a bite from the grill or the kitchen. Daily draft specials will be available as well. Inside the bar will be eight screens to cheer on your favorite teams. A perfect way to enjoy the beautiful fall season!

November 2014 – January 2015
Baytowne on Ice - Sandestin

The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, the ice skating rink at the Village is the perfect opportunity to get into the winter spirit. The seasonal ice skating rink has become a local holiday favorite. The first hour of each day is reserved for "kids skate" for youths 12 and under. The Ice Rink is available for private functions. Call 850.267.8184 for details.

November 7, 7:30 – 10:30 pm
SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS Full Moon Cruise benefiting the Junior League
The Junior League of the Emerald Coast is celebrating 50 years of making a difference in the Florida Panhandle with a Full Moon Cruise on the SOLARIS yacht. Evenings on the water take on a whole new luster under the light of a full moon. Cruise and dine on heavy hors d’oeuvres and savor a delectable S’mores bar under the glowing moonlight on the sparkling waters. Mingle throughout all three indoor and outdoor decks, enjoy live entertainment by David Hall and bid on great items at the silent auction. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. with cruise from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Reservations required online at www.jlec.org or by calling 850.269.7234.

November 8, 11 am - 4 pm
Blues, Brews and BBQ - HarborWalk Village

Craft beer tasting and creative BBQ competition. All proceeds benefit a charity to be announced. Celebration of winners includes a spectacular Fireworks display over the Destin Harbor!

November 8, 9 pm
Thursday Night Fireworks - HarborWalk Village

Fireworks display over the Destin Harbor!

November 8, 12-5 pm
Vettes at the Village - Sandestin

The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Area corvette clubs bring "America's Sports Car" to the Village Events Plaza. Corvettes will be shined to the max as these automotive icons zoom into the Village streets. Be a part of the show by voting on your favorite style & model!

November 8, 6 am-12 pm
Habitrot for Humanity Half Marathon and 5K - Sandestin

Sandestin invites running enthusiasts this fall to enjoy the mild, sunny weather and scenic trails all throughout the beautiful 2,400 acre resort. From the beach to the bay, runners will be able to soak in views of the resort including the: Gulf of Mexico, Choctawhatchee Bay, beautifully manicured golf courses, ponds, nature and so much more. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

November 8-10
Celebrate Lilly Pulitzer’s Birthday with a Gift With Purchase - Sandestin

Barefoot Princess, located in the Village of Baytowne Wharf
Celebrate Lilly Pulitzer’s Birthday and enjoy a gift with purchase. Spend $500 and receive a Stone Cuff, spend $250 and receive a Travel Emergency Kit, or spend any amount and receive a Compact Mirror. Visit facebook.com/barefootprincessbaytowne or call 850.351.1806 for more information.

November 14-16
Ladies Tennis Team Challenge (3.5 Ladies Challenge) - Sandestin

Sandestin Tennis Center at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Consisting of a series of Team Tennis Events for women at various levels using the NTRP system, the Team Challenge offers an ideal chance to combine quality tennis with a memorable vacation at the beach. It is a great opportunity for a team to experience competition from a different geographical region without having to qualify. Three-night weekend tennis package includes accommodations, welcoming gifts, luncheon, team matches throughout the weekend, discounts in Sandestin's Tennis Shop, team photos and awards to finalists. Email tennis@sandestin.com or visit sandestin.com/tennis for more information.

November 15, 4-7 pm
The Sandestin Wine Festival Presents: Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights - Sandestin

The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
The Sandestin Wine Festival is beginning this holiday season with a sparkling event! Stroll streets lined in twinkling lights and greenery, as you sip a variety of champagnes and taste featured menu items from various Village restaurants. Participating merchants will be decked out for the holiday season, when you stop by to sample their featured bubbly. Enjoy a sneak peak of the Village tree lighting and holiday entertainment throughout the Village. For information and tickets visit baytownesparklingwine.com.

November 16, 11 am - 4 pm
ARTwalk on the Harbor
HarborWalk Village from 11 am to 4 pm.
Featuring local Destin artist. Event is free and open to the public.

November 27, 12-2 pm or 6-8 pm
SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS Thanksgiving Lunch Cruise

Indulge a lavish Thanksgiving buffet on the water featuring a cornucopia of coastal delights, including turkey, dressing and desserts. Enjoy an unforgettable experience on all three indoor and outdoor decks with family and friends as the SOLARIS chefs freshly prepare the menu on-board the yacht's galley. Lunch cruise boards at 11 am with the cruise from 12-2 pm and the dinner cruise boards at 5 pm with the cruise from 6-8 pm. Reservations required - order online or call 850.650.2519.

November 27 – December 1
Celebrate Colorful Friday with a Lilly Pulitzer GWP at Barefoot Princess - Sandestin

Barefoot Princess in the Village of Baytowne Wharf
Celebrate Colorful Friday and receive a Reusable Wash & Wear Bag with a $75 purchase at Barefoot Princess and a Reusable Shopper Tote with any spend. Visit facebook.com/barefootprincessbaytowne or call 850.351.1806 for more information.

November 28, 12 - 4 pm
Santa's Arrival to HarborWalk Village - HarborWalk Village

Santa makes his grand entrance to the Destin Harbor at this Christmas season kick off! Kids will enjoy free activities and can visit with Santa Claus! The event is free and open to the public. This day and evening is sure to get you into the holiday spirit!

November 28-30
Shop Sandestin Black Friday Sidewalk Sale - Sandestin

The Sandestin Family Retail Shops in the Village of Baytowne Wharf
Extra savings off the biggest boutique brands for men, women and children of all ages. Enjoy an additional 25% off select sale and clearance items, bringing your total savings to 50-75% off the regular price. Visit facebook.com/shopsandestin or call 850.351.1806 for more information.

November 28-29
Here Comes Santa Claus - Sandestin

The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Friday 7 pm – Kick-off the holiday season with a family movie under the stars!
Saturday 6-9 pm – The fun continues Saturday, with a Tree Lighting, and of course a visit from Santa Claus! Welcome Santa to Baytowne and cheer him on as he lights the Village Christmas Tree. Stick around for a preview to our choreographed light show and watch as fireworks light up the sky over the lagoon. And last, but not least, visit Kris Kringle himself! Hop on Santa’s lap and tell him your Christmas wish! Admission is free. For more information, visit sandestin.com/events.

 

December 2014

December 2014 – January 2015
Baytowne on Ice - Sandestin

The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, the ice skating rink at the Village is the perfect opportunity to get into the winter spirit. The seasonal ice skating rink has become a local holiday favorite. The first hour of each day is reserved for "kids skate" for youths 12 and under. The Ice Rink is available for private functions. Call 850.267.8184 for details.

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Nights in December
12 Nights of Lights - Sandestin

The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
For the month of December, enjoy a festive light show in the Events Plaza set to your favorite holiday music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday leading up to Christmas at 6 & 7 pm This sparkling event will also be featured during the holiday editions of the Wednesday Night Concert Series at 7 pm Admission is free.

December 3, 10, 17; 6-8 pm
Wednesday Night Concert Series - Sandestin

The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Enjoy a special holiday edition of the Wednesday Night Concert Series through the month of December. The Village will be tantalizing your musical taste buds with musicians to entertain all of our guests! Admission is free.

December 10-17
Lilly Pulitzer Holiday GWP at Barefoot Princess - Sandestin

Barefoot Princess in the Village of Baytowne Wharf
Spend $150 at Barefoot Princess and receive a Seahorse Charm Necklace. Visit facebook.com/barefootprincessbaytowne or call 850.351.1806 for more information.

December 13, 6 pm
Baytowne Holiday Lantern Parade - Sandestin

The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
In celebration of the holiday season, The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents the Holiday Paper Lantern Parade. This community event will feature commissioned paper lanterns in the shapes of iconic symbols of the holiday season and the Sandestin homeowners with their lighted golf carts. We invite all individuals and groups to participate by making their own paper lanterns. The parade kicks off with a performance from Tuba Christmas. Admission is free. For more information, visit sandestin.com/events.

December 13-14
Tee Off for Toys - Sandestin

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Golf Courses
People are asked to donate new, unwrapped toys or gift cards with a value of $15 or more and in exchange guests can play Sandestin's golf courses for just the green and golf car fee ($20). Sandestin will offer golf at all three of its public courses, Raven Golf Club, Baytowne Golf Club and The Links Golf Club. All toys and donations will be given to Harvest House’s “Hope for Holidays” and Children in Crisis programs, both benefiting children and families in need this holiday season. Local residents, guests and visitors are welcome to participate. Tee times are available all day and can be made by calling 850.267.8155.

December 14, 12 pm - 10 pm
Destin Harbor Boat Parade - HarborWalk Village

The Destin Harbor will be dancing with holiday lights and cheer during the 28th Annual Destin Boat Parade. Come enjoy live music, children's arts and crafts, and hot chocolate! Visit with Santa Claus from 12-4 PM. Boat Parade begins at 6:00 PM. Immediately following the parade will be a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor!

December 31, 7 - 11 pm
New Years Eve Celebration - HarborWalk Village

Dine, drink, and dance into the New Year throughout HarborWalk Village. Enjoy live music in the restaurants as well as the HarborWalk Village Main Stage. Fireworks and the 5th Annual Ball drop descending over the Harbor makes this celebration Destin's most exciting place to be on New Years Eve!

December 31, 7 pm - 12 am
Baytowne Countdown - Sandestin

The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
You don't want to miss The Village of Baytowne Wharf's end-of-year party! Come dance the night away and enjoy live bands and breathtaking fireworks as they light up the sky over the lagoon at midnight. The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the place to ring in the New Year! For more information, visit sandestin.com/events.

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

Ring in the New Year in true Destin-style on the SOLARIS yacht, with three decks of indoor and outdoor fun. Enjoy five incredible courses for dinner, a champagne toast, live entertainment and party favors. Fireworks can be viewed in every direction as the SOLARIS cruises the sparkling local waters. Make the night even more perfect by staying on property at the all-inclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Reservations required - order online or call 850.650.2519.

 

January 2015

January 1st- 31st
Baytowne on Ice - Sandestin

The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, the ice skating rink at the Village is the perfect opportunity to get into the winter spirit. The seasonal ice skating rink has become a local holiday favorite. The first hour of each day is reserved for "kids skate" for youths 12 and under. The Ice Rink is available for private functions. Call 850.267.8184 for details.

 

February 2015

February 13-14, 2015; 12-4 pm
26th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival - Sandestin

The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Prepare your palate while restaurants and businesses vie for the title of "Area's Best" in Gumbo. Cast your vote while enjoying live Zydeco music and family entertainment. Enjoy great food, beverages and many other extras. Visit www.SandestinGumboFestival.com for tickets and details.

February 15, 2015; 2 pm
12th Annual Mardi Gras Dog Parade - Sandestin

The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
The streets will be filled with costumed dogs and their humans throwing a myriad of throws, beads, and parade favors. Themed convertibles, small floats (pulled by masters), golf carts, bicycles, and decorated wagons will be everywhere and Mardi Gras music will fill the air! The Mardi Gras dog parade is one of the premier canine events on the Emerald Coast with members of the four-pawed community coming far and wide to participate. For more information, visit sandestin.com/events.

February 17, 2015; 5 pm
13th Annual Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade - Sandestin

The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Prepare to let your hair down on what many call the most festive day of the year, Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. “Laissez les bon temps rouler” (let the good times roll) with the 13th annual Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade rolling through Sandestin. Yell “throw me something mister” as unique and colorful floats, golf carts, and pick-up trucks roll down the streets and marchers dressed up in all their Mardi Gras best shower parade-goers with a barrage of beads, moon pies, and other trinkets. The post-parade celebration continues into the night with street performers, “throws” tossed from balconies on Main St, and parties at various Baytowne establishments. For more information, visit sandestin.com/events.

 

March 2015

March 17, 2015; 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 6-9 pm For more information, visit sandestin.com/events.

 

April 2015

April 5, 2015; 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 • Face painting. For more information, visit sandestin.com/events.

April 2015
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. Visit SandestinWineFestival.com.

 

June 2015

June 17-21, 2015
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!
The competing anglers are not the only fishing enthusiasts who will hook a good time during the 13th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. A treasure trove of family fun includes live entertainment and activities for the kids all weekend long. This momentous event takes place at the Baytowne Marina and The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Admission is free and it is open to the public. Details are subject to change based on weather. For information, visit fishecbc.com.

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 Parade - Destin HarborWalk Village
Chili Cook Off
Destin HarborWalk Village

Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival - Sandestin
Annual Mardi Gras Dog Parade - Sandestin
Annual Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade - Sandestin
The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort

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

March

HarborWalk Marina Destin Cobia Tournament
Destin Harbor

Annual ABWA Coastal Classic Car Show
Fort Walton Beach 850.314.3010

April

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

Annual Sandestin Wine Festival - Sandestin

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: Mother's Day Lunch

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 Lunch

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

Round The Island Race
Choctawhatchee Bay, 850.651.0105

Destin Seafood Festival
Destin Harbor, 850.218.0232

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

Emerald Coast Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament
Okaloosa Island, 850.243.2555

The Fort Walton Beach Jaycees Haunted House
Fort Walton Beach / Destin

November

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

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

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

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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