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Destin & 30A Spring 2018 Event Guide

Posted by Tim Shepard - Broker on Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 2:36pm.

Destin spring event guide 2018

Spring has Sprung in Destin and the Emerald Coast!

Winter is over and locals are embracing the popular spring time events in Destin and the Emerald Coast.  Cinco De Mayo celebrations, farmers markets and festivals are all beginning to emerge. Don't forget the ever popular fishing events, including the Cobia Tournament and Blue Marlin Classic.

April 2018

21st Annual Destin Cobia Tournament - April 9-30
Hugely popular, the Destin Cobia Tournament is entering its 21st season. Sponsored by the HarborWalk Marina.

32nd Annual Sandestin Wine Festival - April 12-April 15
Four days of wine tasting, dinners, celebrity chefs and so much more. This is a popular event held at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.

Vettes at the Village - April 21
All the area corvette clubs converge to showcase a huge array of corvettes. Held at the Village of Baytowne Wharf

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival - April 26-29
Enjoy a weekend long celebration of wine, food and live music at the Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Get info at

May 2018

Cinco de Mayo at HarborWalk Village - Saturday, May 5 | 1 pm - 4 pm
An afternoon of free family activities at the HarborWalk Village. Don't miss Destin's largest pinata break at 2:30.

Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl - Saturday, May 5 - Sunday, May 6 | 6 pm - 1 am
Exclusive drink specials all night with your pub crawl pass at the Destin Harbor. Cost: $10

Destin’s Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K & 10K - Saturday, May 5
This popular 10K race will benefit the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance. Get details here:

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival - Saturday, May 12 - Sunday, May 13
Celebrate Mother's Day weekend at this juried art exhibit at the Grand Boulevard Town Center. Get details here:

Digital Graffiti Festival - Friday, May 18 - Sunday, May 20
Unique art festival where artists project their original works onto the white walls of Alys Beach, transforming the entire resort town into a living work of art!. Get details here:

Baytowne Memorial Day Celebration - Saturday, May 26 - Monday, May 28
Memorial Day celebration for the whole families. Live music, kid's activities and fireworks at 9:15 pm. Get details here:

June 2018

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic - Wednesday, June 20 - Sunday, June 24
This million-dollar sportfishing tournament returns for the 16th year. Registration begins on June 20th. Get details here:

Rock the Docks - Every Saturday between June 2 - 30, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Free concerts at the HarborWalk Village every Saturday in June.

Let Freedom Ring All-American Tribute - Every Thursday between June 7 - 28, 2018 6:30 PM - 12:00 PM
Vintage World War II airshow with live entertainment, fireworks over the harbor and a fire-spinning performance.

Popular Ongoing Events

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market - Every Saturday | 9am-1pm
This outdoor market in Sandetin's Town Center features dozens of vendors offering food items, produce, gift items, bread and more.

Artwalk on the Harbor - Held the 3rd Sunday of each month | 11 am-4 pm
There will be more than 40 vendors including painters, jewelers, photographers, sculptors, soap makers, and even artisan foods.Located just below Margaritaville, and to the west of AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, the Destin Harbor.

Fat Tuesday Parades
Every Tuesday from May 29 to August 14 from 7:00pm - 10:00pm at HarborWalk Village, enjoy a New Orlean's style parade with dazzling floats, costumes, street performers and lots of beads. Listen to live music at the Main Stage before the parade.

Wednesday Night Concert Series
Free live concert beginning at 7pm on the Events Plaza Stage at Village of Baytowne Wharf.

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