Found 22 blog entries tagged as Destin events.

Destin fishing

Upgrades to the Baytowne Marina at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort are looking good for the 2021 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic.

The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a sought after destination for offshore fishing. The location couldn't be more appropriate. Overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay, boaters have a short ride to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Home to the "big money", Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, this popular event attracts sport fishermen from all over the world.

Within the resort, the Baytowne Marina currently has over 123 active slips that can accommodate vessels up to 140 feet. You can gas up your boat, acquire short or long term dockage, or use the personal marina concierge to book a tee time, or make a reservation…

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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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 2019 Blue Marlin Classic

Checklist & Schedule of Events

The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic tournament is coming quickly and will be upon us before you know it. The organizers have created a handy checklist to ensure you're ready to go as soon as the starting horn blows. We've also added some important links, a link to the rules, and schedule of events, just to make sure you don't miss any of the fun. 

It looks like the start time may be postponed due to weather - get details here

Important Dates & Events to Remember

Tournament Dates: June 19-23, 2019

Early Bird Deadline is May 31, 2019

ECBC Golf Scramble Sign Up
Wednesday, June 19, Tee Time 9:00 am

Start of Tournament Fishing
Thursday, June 20 | 12:00pm

Kids Catch & Release Fishing Tournament

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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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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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2018 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

The 16th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic in Destin, Florida set new records this year with increased participation and cash awards.

Quick Stats from the Blue Marlin Classic:

# of boats: 91  (36 in 2017, 85 in 2016)

Average Size: 60 feet

Cash Awards: $2,040,200 ($624,675 in 2017, $1,952,750 in 2016)

Surprise Winners

They're calling it David vs Goliath when describing the winners of this year's Blue Marlin Classic. A team of high school students borrowed a boat, and managed to catch a record-breaking blue marlin, weighing in at 699.2 pounds. Now the team is busy splitting $131,040 in prize money.

This was a win based on pure desire, the boys had no boat, no money, just a dream of competing in the Blue Marlin Classic. Doug…

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Florida farmers markets

The farmer's markets near Destin and along the Emerald Coast feature top notch local growers and artisans with a large selection of area fruits, vegetables, dairy products, cheese, honey and more. There's grassfed beef, scrumptious baked goods, heritage breads, preserves, specialty foods, arts and crafts, the list goes on. Many of the favorites sell out quickly, so the trick is to go early and grab breakfast.

Whether you're a seasoned resident or a tourist, strolling through a farmers market, exploring the various offerings and fresh produce makes for a fun event. Each market is held in a different location so there's always something new to experience. The Gulf breezes will keep you cool at the Seaside or 30A Market at Rosemary Beach. At Downtown

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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 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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