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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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Florida sport fishing

So it looks like the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic in Destin, Florida is a go for 2020. There will be a few changes, fewer or no public events, but still an exciting tournament for all to enjoy. Here is the official announcement as reported on fishecbc.com:

IMPORTANT TOURNAMENT UPDATE
The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic will take place June 17th-21st. We’ve monitored the impact and regulations surrounding the Coronavirus and feel we can hold the tournament safely and responsibly with no social or public events and by asking our participants to follow social distancing and other health precautions.

Over the next week we’ll be modifying procedures and updating the schedule. In the meantime we would like to take this time to thank our…

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Christmas light displays in Destin, Florida

NOW UPDATED FOR 2020!

Destin may be short on snow for Christmas, but this area is big on Holiday spirit. You'll be amazed at the dazzling light displays throughout Destin, Niceville and along the 30A. These are just a few of the well known Christmas light showings we know of, if you have any to add, please include them in the comments section below.

Destin Area

Candy Cane Lane in Destin
Probably the "most decorated" neighborhood in Destin, this is a "must add" to your Christmas lights tour. Location: Sea Oats Drive, Destin

Northgate Estates Luminaries
This is another subdivision that goes all out, they even have their own Christmas parade. Location: Northgate Estates, 232 Echo Circle, Fort Walton Beach

Christmas Reflections
Christmas…

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Destin Winter 2018 Event Guide

Winter 2018/19 Events in Destin & 30A

Winter events in the Destin and 30A are the best for relaxing and taking time to feed the body and soul. Now is the time for the cook-offs, wine and beer tasting events and a multitude of concerts and music-related venues.

Here is a list of some of the not-to-be-missed events going on this Winter in Destin and the 30A.

December 2018

Grand Boulevard Coastal White Christmas
Each weekend between November 23 and December 15, enjoy Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, faux snow and caroling in Grand Park on Friday and Saturday evenings and photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus on Saturday afternoons. The Festival of Trees celebration kicks off on Tuesday, November 20 in Grand Park. Trees remain on display through…

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Every year leading up to Halloween people are looking for spooky fun. Whether it's a campfire ghost story or a seriously scary haunting, Northwest Florida has some impressive haunted places to offer. From the expected vintage homes to the unexpected administration building, here are the top ten eerie places to explore in the Florida Panhandle.

Martin house hauntings1. Martin House - Panama City, Florida

Infamous among locals for being the haunted location for the murder of an entire family, Martin House is now owned by Rock-Tenn paper mill and the lower level is used occasionally for meetings. The beautiful white turn of the century farmhouse exterior hides a malevolent haunting said to result from the murder-suicide of an entire family.

After hanging a servant, the…

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Destin and 30A Fall 2018 event guide

Fall 2018 Events in Destin & 30A

After summer starts to wind down, you'll have no problem keeping busy. This is the time when the Destin time honored events re-surface, like the Fishing Rodeo, Beer and Seafood Festivals, HarborFest and the Holiday Boat Parade (31 years running) and so much more.

Here is a list of some of the top events going on this Fall in Destin and the 30A.

November 2018

Blues, Brews & BBQ - November 3, 2018, 12 pm - 4 pm
Area restaurants compete in a BBQ competion - great food and music. Advance tickets, $25; day of event, $30.

Cooking with the Chef - November 6, 2018, 12 pm
Watch Chef Jimmy McManus in action as he prepares a meal. All-inclusive price is $32 and includes complimentary glass of wine.
Takes place at…

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Destin 2018 summer event guide

Summer Events in Destin & 30A

There is so much to do in the Destin area during the summer months. Fishing tournaments, boating, live entertainment, farmer's markets - it's a veritable buffet of summer fun. If you've never been to the docks to watch the weigh-ins during the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, you're missing a real treat. The same goes for the Destin Jetties - what a wonderful way to spend the day.

Here is a list of some of the top events going on this summer in Destin and the 30A.

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: www.fishecbc.com

Rock the Docks -…

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 Destin Winter Event Guide

It's Winter on the Emerald Coast and the Fun is Just Beginning!

Now that the Christmas holidays are over, the Destin event calendar just moved up a notch. Popular annual events, Mardi Gras celebrations, farmers markets and festivals are all beginning to emerge. As we get closer to spring, watch for the ever popular fishing tournaments, including the Cobia Tournament commencing in March.

FEBRUARY 2018

Mardi Gras Events - Feb. 9-13

  • Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at HarborWalk Village and Destin Harbor - Feb. 9-10 | 6pm-1am
    Wear your fav Mardi Gras outfit and enjoy drink specials at each stop. $10 fee benefits the Alaqua Animal Refuge
  • Mardi Gras Parade - Feb 10 | 2pm-5pm
    Beads, costumes, street performers and live music as the parade follows…

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Destin Fall event guide

You'll see several of your favorite Destin and 30A Fall events showing up again this year. From the Destin Fishing Rodeo, returning for the 66th year, to the Sandestin Triathlon, and the 39th Annual Seafood Festival. If you've never attended these events, maybe it's time to see what all the excitement is about.

NOVEMBER 2017

Blues, Brews & BBQ - Saturday, Nov 4 from 11am - 4pm
Hot BBQ, Cold Brews, and Live Entertainment! Area restaurants will again compete in a spirited and fun BBQ competition.
Tasting wristband: $30 in advance, $35 day of event, $30 military, $50 VIP., Location: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village

Bourbon Dinner - Thursday, Nov 9 at 6:30pm
Enjoy a special Bourbon dinner featuring 5 gourmet courses specially selected by…

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