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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!


Destin Events: This Week!

(1st - 31st) Annual Destin Seafood Festival. Come out to the Destin Harbor Boardwalk for live music, family fun, fireworks, kids’ activities and delicious seafood. Admission and shuttle are

(21st - 23rd) Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival in Niceville is a great event for the entire family, complete with live entertainment, art and handcrafted items and a plethora of food

Annual Flying High Over the Harbor Kitty Hawk Kite Festival at HarborWalk Village features professional stunt kite flying and demonstrations, RC demos, kite making, contests (cup-stacking competition), toys and games for all ages from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.. At sunset, enjoy the Kites With Lights show over Norriego Point (weather permitting)., 850.837.2800

(28th) Halloween Haunt Trick or Treat through Destin Commons and enjoy face painting, arts and crafts and a Spooktacular Haunted House, benefitting the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge. Pets, families and individual entries are welcome to compete in the annual costume contest!
Pumpkinpalooza features the most creative Halloween costumes with contests for both children and adults at HarborWalk Village. Children can Trick or Treat with merchants during business hours. There will be live entertainment, pumpkin decorating, free crafts and face painting!

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Festival of the Arts is recognized as one of Northwest Florida’s premier, fine art shows. The event welcomes more than 100-juried artists to showcase their art and compete for cash prizes at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in



(3rd - 6th) Annual Seeing Red Wine Festival in Seaside combines two great things—wine and the beach. There will be an extensive array of tasting tents with wines sampled from around the world. Upbeat music and Southern hospitality are an added bonus!

(5th) Blues, Brews & BBQ takes place from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and featureslocal restaurants, firing up their grills for a good time and a good cause at HarborWalk Village. The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Northwest Florida chapter will host a craft beer tasting and creative BBQ competition.

(17th) Bourbon at the Bay. Destin Chamber of Commerce  is holding the 4th Annual Bourbon at the Bay at Regatta Golf & Country Club from 5:30-8 p.m. The event features bourbon and scotch tastings and is open to the public.

(18th) Santa’s Arrival “Santa Clause is coming to town!” Activities and entertainment for the whole family include Christmas Carolers and musicians playing all of your favorite holiday tunes. Watch Santa’s Parade on Main Street as he illuminates our spectacular 60-foot Christmas Tree and kicks off the Holiday Season with fireworks!

(Beginning 26th) Santa Arrives at HarborWalk Village to kick off the Christmas season! Kids can enjoy fun activities and can visit with Santa Claus. The event is free and open to the public. Come on out and get the entire family into the holiday spirit.


(31st) New Year’s Eve Celebration at HarborWalk Village. Dine, drink and dance into the new year throughout HarborWalk Village! Enjoy live music in the restaurants as well as on the main stage. There will also be fireworks and the 5th Annual Ball Drop descending over Destin Harbor!