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Events Calendar - Destin Florida


HarborWalk Village Destin Harbor
HarborWalk Village
Grande Christmas - HarborWalk Village: December 25; 7am-5pm, $29.95 per person
New Years Eve Events:
- Street Party with fireworks.
- The Grande Gala at Emerald Grande’s Ballroom $99 per person.
- Countdown & Cocktails in the HarborView Room $25 per person in advance.
Sandestin
Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
Live Music Friday Nights 6-9pm - through January 2015
Marina Sailgate Parties - through December
Baytowne on Ice - through January 2015
Baytowne Countdown December 31

SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS
SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS
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 9pm-4am 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

 

December Through January 2015

Live Music Fridays - Sandestin
Marina Bar & Grill at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Enjoy Live Music, every Friday at the Marina Bar & Grill from 6-9pm. FREE and open to the public.

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.

 

December 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!

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 & 7pm This sparkling event will also be featured during the holiday editions of the Wednesday Night Concert Series at 7pm Admission is free.

December 25; 7am-5pm
Grande Christmas - HarborWalk Village

Happy Holidays from our home to yours! Enjoy a special three course Christmas feast at Grande Vista Bar & Grill! $29.95 per person (plus tax and gratuity) Children 12 and under $14.95
Call 850.424.0622 for more information!

December 31
HarborWalk Village

New Years Eve Street Party
Family Friendly and Free to the public! Live Concert by DEPARTURE: The Journey Tribute Band, 2 Fireworks shows at 8pm and Midnight and the 7th Annual Ball Drop! Park once and Party at the over 7 Clubs and Restaurants in HarborWalk Village. Ring in the New Year with thousands of your closest friends! Call 850.424.0600 for details and information.

December 31
HarborWalk Village

The Grande Gala at Emerald Grande’s Ballroom
Chef Selected Menu and Dinner, Live Music by Cool Rayz and Dancing, Festive Cocktail Attire Encouraged. Dance and dine into the New Year at this elegant extravaganza as you say farewell to 2014. Countdown to the stroke of midnight with our annual ball drop and enjoy the best view for fireworks on the Harbor as you welcome in 2015. $99 per person. Call for details, Stay and PLAY rates available. 850.424.0622.

December 31
HarborWalk Village

Countdown & Cocktails in the HarborView Room 7pm-12am
Ring in the New Year with the hottest party in town. Kiss 2014 goodbye as you celebrate with DJ Vladi and cocktails. Dance and watch fireworks from your private view of the harbor. Mingle at midnight with the most chic party in town and enjoy Chef selected hors d'oeuvres. $25.00 per person in advance and $30.00 day of. VIP tickets offered with priority seating and complimentary champagne. Call for details and stay and play rates at The Emerald Grande 850.424.0622.

December 31; 7pm-12am
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; 8pm-12:30am
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.

January 4, 11, 18; 2-4pm
Winter Guest Concert Series HarborWalk Village
All winter guests and locals are invited to HarborWalk Village to enjoy a free concert every Sunday afternoon on the Destin Harbor. Concerts are free and open to the public.

January 18; 11am-4pm
ARTWalk on the Destin Harbor
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.

 

February 2015

February 6
Mardi Gras Pub Crawl - HarborWalk Village
Wear your best Mardi Gras outfit and kick-off the weekend events on this crawl along the Harbor. Purchase an armband to support a local charity and receive drink and food specials at all stops.

February 7; 2-5pm
7th Annual Mardi Gras Parade - HarborWalk Village
Let the good times roll at the 7th Annual Mardi Gras Parade on the Destin Harbor. Dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers, live music and BEADS, BEADS, BEADS! Parade starts at 2pm.

February 13-14; 12-4pm
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; 2pm
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 15; 11am-4pm
ARTWalk on the Destin Harbor
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.

February 17; 5pm
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.

February 28
Emerald Coast Parrot Heads Annual Chili Cook-Off - HarborWalk Village
Emerald Coast Parrot Heads hosts a fun and exciting chili cook-off! Starting at 11am, over 20 different restaurants and chili masters will compete in this spirited event.

 

March 2015

March 7; Event begins at 11am
Tequila & Taco Fest with Crab Island Cantina - HarborWalk Village
Tequila tasting, contests, live music and tacos of all kind. Proceeds to benefit a local charity.

March 14
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.

March 15; 11am-4pm
ARTWalk on the Destin Harbor
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.

March 17; 6pm
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.

 

April 2015

April 5; 12-3pm
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.

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.

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
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 Irish Street Fest & Grogg March - HarborWalk Village

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®

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: 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

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, dbartholomew@arthritis.org

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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