Destin, FL Events Calendar & Discounts

Destin hosts numerous special events and activities throughout the year. Many times, the Resorts of Pelican Beach will offer a special discount for visitors to many of Destin's best events!


October 2014

Destin Fishing Rodeo  October 1-31, 2014


Halloween on the Harbor

October 31, 2014

It’s time to get into costume and come out for a spooktacular time the entire family can enjoy! This date also marks the end of the Destin Fishing Rodeo with a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor.


Blues, Brews and BBQ

November 8, 2014

Local restaurants will be firing up the grills for a good time and a good cause at HarborWalk Village. Area restaurants will again compete in a spirited and fun BBQ competition. They will offer samples of creative BBQ styles and signature coastal food. Prizes will be awarded to to the top winners in each category, including "Best Traditional BBQ" "Best Seafood BBQ" and "Most Original BBQ." HarborWalk Village, Destin, FL


ARTwalk on the Harbor

November 16, 2014

Featuring dozens of artists, showcasing and selling their creative works, from jewelry to paintings and more, you’ll find a mix of unique, handmade items from both emerging and established artists. HarborWalk Village, Destin, FL


Northwest Florida Ballet Presents The Nutcracker Mattie Kelly Arts Center

November 21 - November 23, 2014

In November treat yourself to the magic of The Nutcracker, where dolls come to life and Clara travels to the Kingdom of the Sweets. This year’s performances will be particularly special, as Demetrius Fuller and Sinfonia Gulf Coast take to the orchestra pit to provide live musical accompaniment. This ballet has been a favorite for families since 1892 when Marius Petipa, the Senior Ballet Master of the Russian Imperial Ballet, commissioned Tchaikovsky to compose a full-length ballet based on the E. T. A. Hoffman story. NFB’s rendition features a cast of over 80 local children, as well as a number of guest performers. Performances will be Friday, November 21 at 7:30 pm Saturday, November 22 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 23 at 2:30 pm at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Destin, FL


ARTwalk on the Harbor

December 14, 2014

Art event along the Destin Boardwalk from HarborWalk Village to AJ's featuring local and regional artists and vendors. This event is free to the public and will take place on the 3rd Sunday of every month from 11am to 4pm. HarborWalk Village, Destin, FL


Destin Harbor Boat Parade

December 14, 2014

The Destin Harbor will be dancing with holiday lights and cheer during the 28th Annual Destin Boat Parade. Come enjoy live music, children's arts and crafts, and hot chocolate! Visit with Santa Claus from 12-4 PM. Boat Parade begins at 6:00 PM. Immediately following the parade will be a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor! HarborWalk Village, Destin, FL


HarborWalk Village’s Street Party Countdown

December 31, 2014 – January 1, 2015

Family Friendly and Free to the public! Live Concerts, 2 fireworks shows and the 7th Annual Ball Drop! Park once and Party at the many Clubs and Restaurants. And Ring in the New Year with hundreds of your closest friends! HarborWalk Village, Destin, FL


Winter Guest Fest

January 16, 2015; 8:00a - 12 Noon

Area's largest seasonal guest expo. Admission is $1.00. For more information or directions, please contact the Fort Walton Beach Chamber at 244-8191 or visit Emerald Coast Convention Center, Fort Walton Beach, FL


Northwest Florida Ballet Presents Swan Lake

February 28 - March 1, 2015

In February NFB will present one of the crown jewels of classical ballet: Swan Lake. 120 years after its revival by Petipa, the same renowned Russian ballet master who brought The Nutcracker to life, NFB Ballet Mistress and former Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo dancer Dorothy Daniels Lister will be staging a season finale performance that is not to be missed. Like all the best tales of enchantment, “Swan Lake” weaves together a beautiful princess, a passionate prince, and an obstacle that only true love can overcome. Will the evil Von Rothbart succeed in keeping Princess Odette and Prince Sigfried apart? Music by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky creates a thrilling and magical soundtrack for what is truly one of the most iconic and enduring ballets of all time. Performances will be Saturday, February 28 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 1 at 2:30 pm at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Season subscriptions for the entire 2014-15 performing season are available now. For only $80 for adults and $40 for children you will receive a ticket for each of the three main stage productions – and the earlier you secure your seats, the better the will be! The regular box office will open one month before the premiere performance of each show. For more information call NFB at 850-664-7787 or visit Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Destin, FL




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