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Events Calendar - Destin Florida


HarborWalk Village Destin Harbor
HarborWalk Village
Free events at the HarborWalk Village through September 3rd
Every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 pm -- Fat Tuesday Parade
Every Thursday from 7 to 9pm -- Red, White & Blue Hero's Fireworks
Every Saturday from 7 to 9 pm -- Rock the Docks concerts
Labor Day Concert Celebration.
Visit us online for additional events.
Sandestin
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Through September 1st (Tickets Required), Sandestin Luau Hawaiian Feast.
Wednesday Night Concert Series through September 30th
August 22nd: 29th Annual Sandestin Triathlon
Sept. 4th:Labor Day Sidewalk Sale - The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Sept. 4th: Baytowne Wharf Art Walk - The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Sept. 26th: Vettes at the Village - The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Sandestin Beer Festival
8th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
October 16-17. Known as the "Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast," the popular festival features 40 on-site craft brewers, over 100 domestic and international beers, seminars and samplings and live music. Beer novices to beer lovers will be able to sample domestic and international options, including specialty, seasonal and not-yet-released beers.
SOLARIS
Fireworks, Dinner and Dancing Sunset Cruise on SOLARIS Yacht
7-10 pm (reservations required call 850.650.2519)
Fireworks, Dinner, Dancing and a Sunset Cruise - all at the same time! The 125-foot SOLARIS yacht is cruising every Tues and Thursday with an unforgettable Fireworks and Dinner Cruise. Indulge in a chef-prepared meal, dance under the stars to live music and end the night with a bang as the sky above you illuminates with fireworks from Sandestin.
August 20, 27
Bluegrass at the Beach
BLUEGRASS AT THE BEACH - BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW ONLINE
Saturday Only... September 12th, 11 am - 10 pm, MKAF Village

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals and Real Estate present Bluegrass at the Beach, a family-friendly celebration of music and culture will feature seven award-winning bluegrass bands, youth crafts and music in the Kid’s Art Village with an interactive Pickin’ & Paintin’ area, and a wide range of food and beverage offerings. Event & Ticket Info | Stay
SunVenture I Catamaran
SOLARIS Yacht Sandestin
Crab Island Excursions
Dolphin /Sunset Cruises
Located in the Destin Harbor, our 45-foot, Guy Harvey-inspired SunVenture I Catamaran offers a variety of memorable experiences. *Coast-Guard licensed captains.
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.

HarborWalk Village Weekly Summer Events

Free weekly events at the HarborWalk Village through September 3rd
HarborWalk Village
HarborWalk Village offers adventures for all to enjoy. 

  • Tuesdays 7-8:30 pm
    Fat Tuesday Parade
    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 7:00 PM and parade rolls at 8:30 PM.

  • Thursdays 7-9 pm
    Red, White & Blue Hero's Fireworks
    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.

  • Saturdays 7-9 pm
    Rock the Docks concerts
    Experience a free live concert all summer long each Saturday night on the Destin Harbor!

** Visit us online for additional events... 4th of July Fireworks, ARTwalk on the Harbor, SummerWild Camp, Labor Day Concert Celebration.


Sandestin Weekly Summer Events

Through September 1st (Tickets Required): 6:30 pm
Sandestin Luau Hawaiian Feast - Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort

Join us at 6:30 pm at the Baytowne Marina and get your hula happening at our weekly Sandestin Luau feasts! Enjoy authentic Hawaiian Luau cuisine and family-friendly fun including live music, limbo contests, bonfires and capped off with amazing fireworks display over Choctawhatchee Bay.


Tuesday & Thursday Nights; 7-10 pm
Fireworks, Dinner and Dancing Sunset Cruise on SOLARIS Yacht

850.650.2519 *Reservations required
Fireworks, Dinner, Dancing and a Sunset Cruise - all at the same time! The 125-foot SOLARIS yacht is cruising every Tues and Thursday with an unforgettable Fireworks and Dinner Cruise. Cruise into the evening as you indulge in a chef-prepared meal, dance under the stars to live music and end the night with a bang as the sky above you illuminates with fireworks from Sandestin.


Friday nights; 6-9 pm
Live Music Fridays - Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
Where: Marina Bar & Grill at Sandestin
Enjoy Live Music, every Friday at the Marina Bar & Grill. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call 850.267.7778.


 

August 2015

Friday nights: 6-9 pm
Live Music Fridays - Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
Where: Marina Bar & Grill at Sandestin
Enjoy Live Music, every Friday at the Marina Bar & Grill. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call 850.267.7778.


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!


Thursday, August 20: 7-9 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.


Thursday, August 20: 7-10 pm
Fireworks, Dinner and Dancing Sunset Cruise on SOLARIS Yacht

850.650.2519 *Reservations required
Fireworks, Dinner, Dancing and a Sunset Cruise - all at the same time! The 125-foot SOLARIS yacht is cruising every Tues and Thursday with an unforgettable Fireworks and Dinner Cruise. Cruise into the evening as you indulge in a chef-prepared meal, dance under the stars to live music and end the night with a bang as the sky above you illuminates with fireworks from Sandestin.


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: 7-9 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.


Thursday, August 27: 7-10 pm
Fireworks, Dinner and Dancing Sunset Cruise on SOLARIS Yacht

850.650.2519 *Reservations required
Fireworks, Dinner, Dancing and a Sunset Cruise - all at the same time! The 125-foot SOLARIS yacht is cruising every Tues and Thursday with an unforgettable Fireworks and Dinner Cruise. Cruise into the evening as you indulge in a chef-prepared meal, dance under the stars to live music and end the night with a bang as the sky above you illuminates with fireworks from Sandestin.


Thursday, August 27th: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Tacos & Tequilas - Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Event - Destin
Event held at the Rockin Tacos - Located on the Okaloosa Island Boardwalk

Buy tickets online: $51.50 general admission, $41.50 MKAF Members


 

September 2015

Tuesday, September 1: 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, September 3: 7-9 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.


HarborWalk Labor Day

Saturday & Sunday, September 5-6
Labor Day Celebration - HarborWalk Village
Summer 2015 ends with a weekend of family activities, free concerts, and fireworks! This weekend celebration will ROCK with a live music all weekend! Saturday: The Springs at 7pm. The Springs are a versatile multi-award winning duo, delivering country, southern rock and traditional favorites! Sunday: The Village Belles at 7pm. Celebrate with a vibrant fireworks display after Sunday’s concert at 9 pm.



Sunday, September 6th: 7 - 9 pm (entrance opens at 6:15 pm)
7th Annual Labor Day Weekend Concert - MKAF
Heather Hayes Experience

Daughter of music legend Isaac Hayes, Heather Hayes and her 11 piece Atlanta-based band have a diverse R&B sound, mixing in soul and funk. The high energy show is a consistent crowd pleaser, with great vocals, stunning costumes and a first rate horn section. Heather spent the first 5 years of her professional career on tour with James Brown (she started with him at age 18 and was his featured female vocalist and choreographer for 5 years), Michael Jackson and Beyonce’ Knowles and she’s recorded and/or appeared in videos with Sean “P-Diddy” Combs, Brian McKnight, TLC, Jadakiss and The Baha Men.
$26 General Admission, $21 MKAF Members, Kids under 12 are free.


Bluegrass

Saturday Only... September 12th: 11 am - 10 pm
BLUEGRASS AT THE BEACH - MKAF - BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW ONLINE
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals and Real Estate present Bluegrass at the Beach, a family-friendly celebration of music and culture will feature seven award-winning bluegrass bands, youth crafts and music in the Kid’s Art Village with an interactive Pickin’ & Paintin’ area, and a wide range of food and beverage offerings.

Featured Bands: Blue Highway (Headliner),The Hillbenders, Willie Sugarcapps, Run Boy Run, Moore Brothers Band, Dread Clampitt, Dismal Creek.

The festival will also celebrate the flavors of the Emerald Coast by featuring fare from local food trucks and some of the area’s most popular restaurants. Wine, beer, water and soda also will be available for purchase. Coolers and outside food and drink will not be permitted for this special one-day event. Sorry, no pets allowed in the village. Proceeds benefit MKAF’s All Kinds of Art educational outreach programs.


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

Each month HarborWalk Village transforms into a mini art district. Happening every 3rd Sunday dozens of artists come out to showcase their vibrant, engaging and creative artwork ranging from traditional to contemporary art, jewelry, paintings and more. You’ll find a mix of unique, handcrafted items from both emerging and established artists. This event and parking if free and open to the public.


 

October

Beer Fest

Friday and Saturday, October 16-17
8th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival - Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort

Known as the "Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast," the popular festival features 40 on-site craft brewers, over 100 domestic and international beers, seminars and samplings and live music. Beer novices to beer lovers will be able to sample domestic and international options, including specialty, seasonal and not-yet-released beers.



Saturday, October 31, 2015
Halloween Face Painting and Costume Contest- Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort

Where: Coconut Kidz in the Village
An evening of family fun at Coconut Kidz! Children in costume receive free face painting. Also, be sure to enter our costume contest and find us on Facebook at facebook.com/shopsandestin to vote for your favorite costume.


 

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

Sandestin Year-Round Tennis Events Sandestin Tennis Center

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

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

Memorial Weekend Events at Sandestin
Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort

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

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Concerts in the Village - Destin
Annual outdoor concert series, May through June.

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

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Concerts in the Village - Destin
Annual outdoor concert series, May through June.

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

Sandestin® Triathlon
Annual event held at 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 Seafood Festival

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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