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Spring Events in Destin & the 30A

Posted by Tim Shepard - Broker on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 3:56pm.

The entire Destin area and surrounding towns along the 30A are bustling with Spring activities. Farmer's Markets, Fishing competitions, wine and beer tasting, there is always something going on. We'll do our best to keep this list updated with the most popular events in the area. Please let us know if you have an activity you'd like added to the list.

MARCH, 2017

20th Annual Destin Cobia Tournament - March 1 - April 30th
The 20th Annual Destin Cobia Tournament presented by HarborWalk Marina attracts hundreds of first time to experienced anglers to compete. Tournament begins when the first cobia is caught and ends April 30th. This is a free event. Info at:

Al's Pirate Show - March 28 - Sept. 5th
Pirate Show every Monday 5:30p-8:30p at Al’s Beach Club at The Boardwalk.

APRIL, 2017

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival - April 27-30th
Over 800 wines will be poured by celebrity winemakers in this not to be missed annual event. Held at the Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, get more info at

Saturday in the Park - April 29
The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will hold its 41st Saturday in the Park Heritage Festival from 8 AM to 4 PM. The festival begins with the Heritage 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Fun Run at 8 AM, then a day filled with re-enactments, traditional craft demonstrations, live entertainment, craft and food vendors, old-fashioned games and contests, a kid zone with crafts and more. Get details at, 850-678-2615

MAY, 2017

Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour - May 3 - Aug 2
The Songwriters Tour offers an opportunity to enjoy the hits heard on the radio every day performed acoustically live in concert by the songwriters who wrote them. The songwriters will also provide guests with the story behind the songs.
7:30 pm HarborWalk Village Main Stage | Also showing June 7th, July 12th, August 2nd

Emerald Coast Bike Fest - May 4-7
The Emerald Coast Bike Fest will take place May 4- May 7 starting with the Bike Fest Kick Off Party from 5:00PM-9:00PM at Emerald Coast Harley Davidson, with live music by Raised on the Radio. On May 6th is the Bike Show from 1:00PM-4:00PM and the Poker Run from 8:00AM-2:30PM. Closing the Bike Fest will be the Classic Car show on Sunday, May 7 from 10:00AM-1:00PM.

Burning up the Beaches - May 4-6
3-day Classic Car event on the beach benefit for Autism, Down Syndrome & Cerebral Palsy. Go and enjoy the show or register your own show-stopping vehicle.
Held at Destin Commons |

Latin Spring Festival - May 6: 11am - 4 pm
Cinco De Mayo Kickoff Fiesta at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant and Saturday, May 6th for a Block Party starting at 11AM with kids Arts & Crafts and Face painting, live Dance Performances, DJ Entertainment, contest giveaways and more!
Held at Destin Commons

Finest on the Emerald Coast - May 11: 6-9 pm
Winners of the "Finest" local businesses showcased in this evening of food, drinks, live entertainment and topped off with firewarks over the Destin harbor.
Price: General Admission: $30 in advance, $35 at door , VIP: $50 |

Art Week South Walton - May 12-21
The festival will feature more than 130 international exhibiting artists, live music, artist workshops, a children’s exhibit and much more. Over 60 Galleries are participating and includes ArtsQuest – a fine arts show in Grand Boulevard, Digital Graffiti – a projection art festival in Alys Beach, and the Seaside Writers Conference.

Billy Bowlegs Poker Run - May 13 | 10 AM - 5 PM
Grab your friends and register now for the Billy Bowlegs Boat Poker Run presented by Legendary Marine on Saturday, May 13th from 10AM - 2PM followed by the Poker Party at LuLu's Destin from 2PM - 5PM. Family friendly Poker Run Open to ANY & ALL boats. Even jet skis & pontoons can make this run to the best stops in the bay. Captains Party Friday, May 12 6:30 PM at Legendary Yacht Club.
Legendary Marine |

Mother's Day Brunch - Harborview Room
May 14, 10 am - 2 pm

HarborView Room located on the second level of HarborWalk Village.
Reservations required: 850-424-0622

Mother's Day Brunch - Ruth's Chris Steak House
Brunch: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dinner: 5 - 8 p.m, Price $30

Reservations required: 850-837-7884

Digital Graffiti - May 19 to May 21th
Take in the night as the entire town becomes a living work of art. Walk through pedestrian paths and take in the incredible digital art projected upon Alys Beach’s stark white architecture. Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is the world’s first projection art festival.

Memorial Day Concert Celebration - May 27-28 | 10 AM - 5 PM
Celebrate Memorial Day at HarborWalk Village! Kick-off summer with live music on the Destin Harbor all weekend long and FIREWORKS over the Destin Harbor! Enjoy this free event and entertainment on the 27th from The Good Looking: 7-9pm and Flash Flood: 4:30p-6:30p on the 28th.

JUNE, 2017

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic - June 21-25th
Huge cash prizes of almost $2 million draws serious anglers from all over the country. Evenings are filled with entertainment, activities, and fireworks.

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