Destin Event Guide

Things to Do in Destin & the Emerald Coast

Nestled along the stunning shores of the Emerald Coast, Destin, Florida, is a vibrant hub of activity and adventure. Known for its sugar-white sands and emerald-green waters, this coastal paradise offers a year-round lineup of exciting events and activities for all ages. From bustling local festivals and outdoor concerts to thrilling fishing tournaments and family-friendly gatherings, there's always something happening in Destin, the 30A and the surrounding Emerald Coast. Discover the latest happenings, or just find something to do this weekend with the kids with our comprehensive calendar of events.

If you're organizing an upcoming event, feel free to let us know in the Comments section and we'll be…

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Exploring Spring Real Estate Trends in Destin

It's springtime in Destin and we thought it was time for a April 2024 market update. Looking at Destin, Florida and the surrounding 30A, we're starting to see a spike in listing activity with a huge increase of homes and condos for sale in Destin, Miramar Beach and the surrounding areas. It seems that every week the collection of New Listings is growing.

Overall, real estate prices in Destin and 30A-East have increased and sales have remained close to or slightly lower than April, 2023. Sellers are beginning to list more and more, but buyers are still a bit apprehensive; perhaps waiting for a sign that mortgage rates will begin trending south. Once that happens, we'll have a more favorable buyers market…

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UNDER CONTRACT! 5-Bedroom Home on Huge Lot w/ Room for Boat or RV

17 Bluewater Point Road, Niceville, FL 32578 | MLS #948017


Front drive of Niceville home

Have you always been drawn to a home near the water? Welcome to your dream home in this coastal neighborhood in Niceville, Florida. Situated on over half an acre, this home is nestled among majestic oaks and lush, mature landscaping. The picturesque shores of Choctawhatchee Bay are close by, offering a blend of scenic beauty and recreational opportunities, making it an ideal place to live. Private, yet just minutes to local schools, shops and dining, this exquisite Niceville property offers the perfect blend of luxury, and functionality.

Quick Facts

  • 5 bedrooms, 4 full…

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Easter Brunch in DestinIf you're looking for a more relaxing way to spend Easter, where someone else does the cooking, you might want to try out a sumptuous Easter brunch in Destin. It's usually a buffet, a bit pricey, but pretty much takes care of all your meals for the day. I imagine most of these places fill up pretty quick and require reservations. This is the list we came up with, let us know if you come up with any other ideas and we'll add them to the post.

Destin Easter Sunday Brunches for March 31, 2024

Brunch at the Gulf, Okaloosa Island

Brunch on the patio from 11 am to 2 pm. An Easter egg hunt for the kids will begin at 1 pm.
$25 for Adults (including bottomless mimosas) | $10 for Kids 10 and under

Henderson Beach Resort, Destin, FL

Brunch fro the…

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Top Selling Investment Condos in Destin & the 30A

This is your guide to the top selling investment condos sales in Destin and the Emerald Coast.  for 2023.

Destin and the surrounding gulf coast continue to be a top destination for sunseekers from all walks of life. The amazing climate, gorgeous white sand beaches, and world-class fishing are only a few of the reasons why visitors return to Destin, year after year. As a result, condos on the Florida Gulf coast continue to be among the most sought choices for investment properties.

The current Destin market is ripe with opportunity for anyone considering an investment condo purchase on the Gulf coast.  Popular areas include Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, and Inlet…

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Beachfront Condo Buyers Abound in Destin!

Winter home buyers from Destin Real Estate

Recent Condo Sales - Destin Real Estate

We'd like to take this time to congratulate these Destin Real Estate clients on their recent winter condo purchases. What do these properties all have in common? Most are beachfront condos with incredible Gulf of Mexico views.

The demand for beachfront condos in Destin and the Emerald Coast is bigger than ever, as demonstrated here with these quick sales. We have a list of anxious buyers who are just waiting to be matched with the perfect beachfront property. If you see something you like, below, don't hesitate to enquire about similar properties that might be available. As always, feel free to begin your search for Gulf Coast Listings, or view all Destin Homes,…

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Here's Everything You Need to Know About the:

22nd Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, Presented by MarineMax

June 19-23, 2024

Emerald Coast fishing tournament

It's time to get your gear ready and start thinking about the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. It's never too early to get your registration form in and start making plans. In the 2023 event, there was a total of 80 boats with $1,810,250 in Cash Awards. If you'll recall, the winner was Quantified with 13 Billfish releases. 

This year, the purse is over $2 million. That's pretty amazing when you consider the first tournament in 2003 had just 45 teams with cash awards of just under $330K. With over 27 optional entry levels, there are plenty of ways to win a prize.

2024 Schedule of Events

The 2024…

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Top selling beachfront condos for 2023

Beachfront condo sales in Destin and the Gulf Coast is one of the hottest real estate markets in Florida.  Great vacations go hand-in-hand with waterfront properties, and the city of Destin has everything you could want in a holiday or retirement destination. The soft, white sand beaches beckon with their Gulf of Mexico playground. Whether it's water sports, world-class fishing, beachcombing, or simply relaxing in the sun, it doesn't get much better than Destin.

Owning a beachfront condo and everything you could desire is right at your doorstep. This sought-after setting is perfect for vacations, retirement, or a lucrative investment rental. A beach condo is an excellent investment that can be self-sustaining. In 2023, sales of beachfront condos…

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Video Tour: Destin Waterfront Oasis w/ 2 Boat Slips and Deeded Beach Access

502 Osceola Drive, Destin, FL 32541 | Holiday Isle Home

MLS #937064 -  $3,100,000 REDUCED NOW $2,900,000!

Welcome to 502 Osceola Drive, a coastal home for sale in the heart of Destin, FL 32541. This meticulously crafted, Holiday Isle residence offers an unparalleled blend of luxury, comfort, and the allure of coastal living. From the moment you step through the door, you are greeted by a home designed to cater to the needs of modern living. This spacious, fully furnished home spans over 3,600 square feet, offering a comfortable and luxurious interior. With 180 feet of waterfront and two boat slips this property especially appeals to boaters and those desiring easy access…

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2023 Destin boat parade entry

Your Guide to the Destin Holiday Boat Parade for 2023

This is your guide to the 37th Annual Destin Holiday Boat Parade, an event you don't want to miss! Coordinated by the Destin History and Fishing Museum, the parade is a Destin holiday favorite for all ages. Immediately after the parade, enjoy an exciting fireworks display and fire-spinning finale, sponsored by HarborWalk Village. 

Time & Date: The parade starts at 6:00pm on Sunday, December 10, 2023!

Cost: This is a free family event for those viewing from the docks. There is a $25 charge for boats who participate.

Parade Route: The Boat Parade kicks off at Boshamps, where boats adorned with festive holiday lights and decorations gather and set sail along the Harbor. They proceed past…

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