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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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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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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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Destin Events guide from Oct to Dec 2023

2023 Destin Events from October to December

Get ready to embrace the magic of the Emerald Coast as we dive into the exciting events and happenings in Destin, Florida, and its enchanting surroundings from October to December/2023. This vibrant stretch of the Gulf Coast comes alive with a plethora of activities and festivities during the fall and holiday season. Here's a sneak peek into the unforgettable experiences awaiting you:

October 2023

Destin Fishing Rodeo
October 1-31/23

The Destin Fishing Rodeo began in May of 1948 to bring people to Destin. It worked! Destin shortly became known as a summer tourist destination and “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”. The Destin Fishing Rodeo is the ultimate fishing tournament for salt water…

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Destin holiday events 2022-2023

Destin Events from November to January, 2022/23

This list of holiday events in the Destin area has most of your old favorites, plus some new events thrown in. Keep in mind that organizers have worked hard to take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and clean environment for everyone involved, let's all do the same. Enjoy the upcoming holiday season and stay safe.

November 2022

Baytowne on Ice
October 30/22 - February 5/23

Ice skating at the Village of Baytowne Wharf - Daily, times vary.
Get skating schedule here

27th Annual Take a Kid Fishing Day
November 6 | 7 am to 1 pm

Location: Harbor Docks
To make a reservation or get additional information call Harbor Docks at 850-837-2506, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and…

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Trees on the Coast dune fence project

Destin Real Estate Gives Back: Dune Fence Project

Trees on the Coast is a non-profit organization, founded in 2015, that focuses on preservation, beautification, planting trees and picking up trash in Okaloosa County, Florida. One of their current projects is installing dune fencing on Okaloosa Island. Dune fencing preserves our white sand beaches by forcing sand to accumulate in a desired place. These fences prevent erosion of the Emerald Coast's most valuable asset, our beaches.

Destin Real Estate was excited to participate in the dune fence project between beach access 7-9 on Okaloosa Island on Friday Nov 12, 2021. A total of 161 new fences were built Friday by members of ECAR (Emerald Coast Association of Realtors) and Trees on the…

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Destin holiday events 2021

Destin Events from November to December 2021

This list of holiday events in the Destin area has most of your old favorites, plus some new events thrown in. Keep in mind that organizers have worked hard to take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and clean environment for everyone involved, let's all do the same. Enjoy the upcoming holiday season and stay safe.

November 2021

Baytowne on Ice - October 31 - February 6/2021 - Every day, times vary -

Ice skating at the Village of Baytowne Wharf
Get skating schedule here

Veterans Day Celebration on the Harbor - November 11,2021 | 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: HarborWalk Village
The ceremony will include historical remembrance and recognition of all branches of the services, patriotic…

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Destin fishing

Upgrades to the Baytowne Marina at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort are looking good for the 2021 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic.

The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a sought after destination for offshore fishing. The location couldn't be more appropriate. Overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay, boaters have a short ride to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Home to the "big money", Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, this popular event attracts sport fishermen from all over the world.

Within the resort, the Baytowne Marina currently has over 123 active slips that can accommodate vessels up to 140 feet. You can gas up your boat, acquire short or long term dockage, or use the personal marina concierge to book a tee time, or make a reservation…

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Destin FL 2020 Holiday event guide

Destin Events from Thanksgiving to Christmas 2020

The list of 2020 holiday events in the Destin area may be slightly pared down from previous years, but there is still plenty to look forward to. Keep in mind that organizers have worked hard to take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and clean environment for everyone involved, let's all do the same. Enjoy the upcoming holiday season and stay safe.

November 2020

22nd Annual Pinfish Classic - Sat., November 7, 2020,
Space is limited and you must pre-register for the event at the Destin Community Center. Last day to register is Friday, November 6th at 5:00 p.m. Time slots are available at 7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., and 9:00 a.m. Participants must bring a pole and staff will provide the bait. The…

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Four Mile Village, a Beachfront Paradise

Sea Oats by the beach at Four Mile Village, Miramar Beach FL

Just off Hwy 98 amid the bustling malls and resorts of Miramar Beach, Florida is a hidden gem that even some locals have yet to explore. In fact, traveling down the densely forested Village Road and through the gates of Four Mile Village is like taking a step back in time. Four Mile Village a beachfront paradise, is reminiscent of the old Florida before the big hotels and condos. When people came to the area to truly get away from it all, surround themselves in nature and relax. Days were filled with fishing, walking the white sand beaches, and splashing in the Gulf with the kids. 

Designed for quality not quantity, Four Mile Village has fewer than 50 homesites, each sitting on oversized lots with height…

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