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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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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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Stuff the Bus Event

Okaloosa County STUFF THE BUS EVENT - JULY 29, 2023

Give our kids a boost by helping them get the supplies they need for the school year. Stuff the Bus is a back to school supply drive held on July 29, 2023, from 8 am to 4 pm at three local Walmart locations. The timing is perfect to take advantage of Florida's tax-free weekend and add a few extra school supplies to your cart, or give a monetary donation so our local schools can utilize bulk discounts.

Locations:

Walmart - Crestview (3351 S Ferdon Blvd)
Walmart - Fort Walton Beach (748 Beal Pkwy NW)
Walmart - Niceville (1300 E John Sims Pkwy E)

SCHOOL SUPPLY WISH LIST

Most needed supplies:

  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Washable Markers
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Folders
  • Backpacks

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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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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 2023!

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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