Here is your guide to spring events in 2019 in the Destin, 30A and Emerald Coast area. Now is the time when many of the weekly events will begin, like the popular farmers markets, or family movie nights.
Monday Movie Night at Harborwalk Village - March 18- May 27 Popular movies every Monday night at the mainstage at HarborWalk. From 8pm - 10 pm https://emeraldcoasthub.com/event/monday-movie-night-at-harborwalk-village/
Downtown FWB Street Fest - April 5: 5 pm-8 pm Friday night downtown Fort Walton street market with vendors, live entertainment on the 1st Friday of the month, ending in May.
2019 Annual Sandestin Wine Festival - April 11-April 14 Four days of wine tasting, dinners, celebrity chefs and so much more. This is a
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
White sand and turquoise waters provide stunningly beautiful views for beach goers, fishermen, and snorkelers alike. Bring a couple of rods, catch some fish, or at the least, you’ll have the inspiration for a story about the “one that got away.” Ready for a little extra adventure, try your hand at scuba diving, snorkeling or boating. “What is this wonderful hidden gem of a destination,” you say. It's the Destin Jetties, of course.
Located in the Florida Panhandle in the city of Destin, the jetties protect the East Pass Channel from the encroaching sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Constructed in 1969 by the US Corp of Engineers using car-sized boulders, the twin jetties also form an artificial reef that attracts an amazing variety of wildlife species.
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.
21st Annual Destin Cobia Tournament - April 9-30 Hugely popular, the Destin Cobia Tournament is entering its 21st season. Sponsored by the HarborWalk Marina. www.emeraldgrande.com/events-3/
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Are you ready for one of Destin's most anxiously awaited events? Taking place during the month of October, the 68th annual Destin Fishing Rodeo is coming up fast. Almost 1 year in the planning, the committee barely gets through one rodeo, when they have to start planning for the next year. Whatever they're doing, it works. The rodeo benefits the entire community and everyone gets involved. Even if you don't fish, there is always something going on at the docks.
Fishing Rodeo Quick Facts
Participants come from all over the U.S. several countries, and last year spent $1.4 million on hotels, food and recreation
Charter boat registration is even higher this year
Over 200 awards are offered, all sponsored by local businesses
The Destin Log recently printed an article, "Destin a pricey destination, but tourists say it's worth it." They reported that the average visiting family can expect to spend approximately $5,000-7,000 a week on their trip.
Then they proceeded to interview a family that spent over $6000 in two weeks for her family, which included a teenage daughter and her two friends. Their activities included, the Track, the Gulfarium, a spa day, a sail on a party boat and parasailing. Hello...those kinds of activities are going to cost you big bucks, no matter where you travel to.
The other example, Doug Rogers from Louisiana, has a family of five who come to Destin twice a year and spend a total of $8,000. This is a perfect example of someone who should be