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!

 

May 2014

 

SunQuest Cruises
Solaris - Crawfish & Live Music Cruise
May 26, 2014 - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

850-650-2519
http://www.sunquestcruises.com 

Memorial Day Celebration – Live music by Boukou Groove. Reservations Required. Boarding at 1:00 – Baytowne Marina. $45 choice of shrimp, crawfish or jambalaya.

 

Fat Tuesday Parades Kick-Off

HarborWalk Village Destin

May 27, 2014

850-424-0600

Who wants some beads?! Join us for the Kick Off Parade to our season of Fat Tuesday Parades every week during the summer as HarborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy”. Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and lots of swag during our FREE PARADE through HarborWalk Village! After the parade enjoy a performance from the Village Brass Band on the main stage, along with a stunning vibrant fire dancing show. Laissez les bons temp rouler!

 

Abrakadoodle Summer Art Camps

Abrakadoodle Studio at Destin Commons

May 27 - May 29, 2014 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

http://www.abrakadoodle.com/

FL07 Rock and Roll Camp All camps are $60. Class descriptions and registration are available online at www.abrakadoodle.com/FL07.

 

Red, White and Blue Celebration Kick-Off - Hero Reunion on the Harbor

HarborWalk Village Destin

May 29, 2014

Red, White and Blue Celebration is a weekly hero honoring at HarborWalk Village every Thursday beginning May 29th, through Labor Day weekend. It includes live entertainment, kid’s activities, a WWII vintage air show and a spectacular finale of fireworks over the Destin Harbor. On May 29th HarborWalk Village honors Honorable Sarah “Sam” Seevers. Following the ceremony will be live entertainment with the Highsteppers.

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the Fudgery will follow the Red, White and Blue ceremony. Welcome “Papa Fudge” and his team of fudge makers as they entertain guests with show tunes and coaxing smiles. “Push Up’s for charity” Nationwide Movement with Kristin Wyatt of Hands on Fitness in Destin will take place during this evening as part of their effort to raise $1 million to help change the life of a veteran.

For more information go to PUSHUPFORCHARITY.COM or Kristen.handonfitness@gmail.com.

The evening is topped off by a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor.

 

Concerts in the Village - Ike Bartley

May 29, 2014 7pm - 9pm

850-650-2226

http://www.MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org

Enjoy soul, blues & jazz and the funky dance music of Ike Bartley at the Concerts in the Village.  The 19th annual “Concerts in the Village” is presented by the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village and will take place every Thursday evening in May and June. Admission is $10 per person. Concerts are free for MKAF members and children under 12. Bring a chair, wine and picnic dinner or purchase dinner prepared fresh on-site. Bottled beer, wine and soda are also available. Proceeds benefit the MFAK’s cultural and education mission.

 

Concerts at the Landing

May 30, 2014

Enjoy 'Chris and Gileah' at Concerts at the Landing in Downtown Fort Walton Beach. Concerts will take place every Friday from 6PM to 8PM and are brought to you by 102.1 The Wave. Please visit www.1021thewave.com

 for more information.

 

Rock the Docks LIVE

May 31, 2014

850-424-0600

Every Saturday night during the summer, come out for free concerts on the HarborWalk Village stage! All concerts are free and open to the public!

 

 

June 2014

Fat Tuesday Parades

HarborWalk Village Destin

June 3, 2014

Who wants some beads?! Join us all season for Fat Tuesday parades every week during the summer as HaborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy”. Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and lots of swag during our FREE PARADE through HarborWalk Village! After the parade enjoy a performance from the Village Brass Band on the main stage, along with a stunning vibrant fire dancing show. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

 

Fudpucker's Teen Night 2014

Fudpucker's

June 3 - June 5, 2014 10pm - 1am

850-837-3006

http://www.fudpuckers.com

 Fun, Safe, Alcohol & Smoke Free. Hottest DJ on the Beach. Light show, bubbles, fog, glow party. Three nights a week. $15 cover. Ages 13-17 Call Fud’s Teen Line at 850-837-3006 for more information.

 

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival

June 5 - June 7, 2014

http://www.billybowlegsfestival.com/history.php

Between 1500 and 1800, pirates navigated the emerald-green waters at the Heart of Florida's Emerald Coast. The first weekend in June, Billy Bowlegs and his band of pirates will storm Fort Walton Beach once again during The Billy Bowlegs Festival, a local favorite with a full weekend of activities to celebrate the pirate in all of us. This year, they’ll be more pirates and scallywags than ever. Events include a parade, a fireworks show, and a Pirate Landing. Enjoy scores of swashbuckling floats, boats and colorful marching groups, plus a pirate’s bounty of glittering jewels, treasures and doubloons. The Festival also features competitions such as the Pirate Zombie Costume Contest and the Talk like a Pirate Contest.

 

Red, White and Blue Celebration

HarborWalk Village Destin

June 5, 2014

The Red, White, and Blue Celebration at HarborWalk Village is a weekly honoring of a local hero. The celebrations highlight the efforts of people who go above and beyond to better their community. This week’s celebration is a special reunion of heroes honored over the past years. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid’s crafts and face painting, and a WWII replica flyover. The evening is topped off by a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor.

 

Concerts in the Village - Lisa & The E-Lusion

June 5, 2014 7pm - 9pm

850-650-2226

http://www.MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org

Enjoy Motown, rock & roll and 80’s dance music as brought to you by ‘Lisa & The E-Lusion’ at the Concerts in the Village. The 19th annual “Concerts in the Village” is presented by the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village and will take place every Thursday evening in May and June. Admission is $10 per person. Concerts are free for MKAF members and children under 12. Bring a chair, wine and picnic dinner or purchase dinner prepared fresh on-site. Bottled beer, wine and soda are also available. Proceeds benefit the MFAK’s cultural and education mission.

 

 

Rock the Docks LIVE

June 7, 2014

850-424-0600

Every Saturday night during the summer, come out for free concerts on the HarborWalk Village stage! All concerts are free and open to the public!

 

Fat Tuesday Parades

HarborWalk Village Destin

June 10, 2014

Who wants some beads?! Join us all season for Fat Tuesday parades every week during the summer as HaborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy”. Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and lots of swag during our FREE PARADE through HarborWalk Village! After the parade enjoy a performance from the Village Brass Band on the main stage, along with a stunning vibrant fire dancing show. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

 

 

Red, White and Blue Celebration

HarborWalk Village Destin

June 12, 2014

The Red, White, and Blue Celebration at HarborWalk Village is a weekly honoring of a local hero. The celebrations highlight the efforts of people who go above and beyond to better their community. This week’s celebration is a special reunion of heroes honored over the past years. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid’s crafts and face painting, and a WWII replica flyover. The evening is topped off by a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor.

 

Concerts in the Village - LavaLamp

June 12, 2014 7pm - 9pm

850-650-2226

 http://www.MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org

Enjoy the best of the 70’s disco, soul & funk sound of ‘LavaLamp’ at the Concerts in the Village. The 19th annual “Concerts in the Village” is presented by the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village and will take place every Thursday evening in May and June. Admission is $10 per person. Concerts are free for MKAF members and children under 12. Bring a chair, wine and picnic dinner or purchase dinner prepared fresh on-site. Bottled beer, wine and soda are also available. Proceeds benefit the MFAK’s cultural and education mission.

 

Rock the Docks LIVE

June 14, 2014

850-424-0600

Every Saturday night during the summer, come out for free concerts on the HarborWalk Village stage! All concerts are free and open to the public!

 

ARTwalk on the Harbor

June 15, 2014

http://www.ArtWalkontheHarbor.com

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.

 

Fat Tuesday Parades

HarborWalk Village Destin

June 17, 2014

Who wants some beads?! Join us all season for Fat Tuesday parades every week during the summer as HaborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy”. Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and lots of swag during our FREE PARADE through HarborWalk Village! After the parade enjoy a performance from the Village Brass Band on the main stage, along with a stunning vibrant fire dancing show. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

 

 

Red, White and Blue Celebration

HarborWalk Village Destin

June 19, 2014

The Red, White, and Blue Celebration at HarborWalk Village is a weekly honoring of a local hero. The celebrations highlight the efforts of people who go above and beyond to better their community. This week’s celebration is a special reunion of heroes honored over the past years. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid’s crafts and face painting, and a WWII replica flyover. The evening is topped off by a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor.

 

Concerts in the Village - Alter Eagles

June 19, 2014 7pm - 9pm

850-650-2226

http://www.MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org

Enjoy a tribute to ‘The Eagles’ from Hotel California to Desperado as brought to you by the sounds of ‘Alter Eagles’ at the Concerts in the Village. The 19th annual “Concerts in the Village” is presented by the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village and will take place every Thursday evening in May and June. Admission is $10 per person. Concerts are free for MKAF members and children under 12. Bring a chair, wine and picnic dinner or purchase dinner prepared fresh on-site. Bottled beer, wine and soda are also available. Proceeds benefit the MFAK’s cultural and education mission.

 

Outdoor Concert - Christian Hip hop Artist Canton "CJ" Jones

June 20, 2014 7:30pm

http://www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org

Emerald Experience presents Christian hip-hop artist Canton “CJ” Jones on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Norhtwest Florida State College in Niceville. Tickets are on sale now for $20 each. Call or click for tickets from the center’s Box Office at (850) 729-6000 or online at www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org. Box office in-person and phone sales are open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. The concert will feature Jones’ unique style of hip-hop, R&B and urban gospel as well as appearances by Pope and other talents. For more information contact CAJO Internatjional at 770-716-2256 or visit www.cantonjones.net.

 

Rock the Docks LIVE

June 21, 2014

850-424-0600

Every Saturday night during the summer, come out for free concerts on the HarborWalk Village stage! All concerts are free and open to the public!

 

Fat Tuesday Parades

HarborWalk Village Destin

June 24, 2014

Who wants some beads?! Join us all season for Fat Tuesday parades every week during the summer as HaborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy”. Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and lots of swag during our FREE PARADE through HarborWalk Village! After the parade enjoy a performance from the Village Brass Band on the main stage, along with a stunning vibrant fire dancing show. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

 

 

Red, White and Blue Celebration

HarborWalk Village Destin

June 26, 2014

The Red, White, and Blue Celebration at HarborWalk Village is a weekly honoring of a local hero. The celebrations highlight the efforts of people who go above and beyond to better their community. This week’s celebration is a special reunion of heroes honored over the past years. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid’s crafts and face painting, and a WWII replica flyover. The evening is topped off by a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor.

 

Concerts in the Village - Twelve Against Nature

June 26, 2014 7pm - 9pm

850-650-2226

http://www.MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org

Enjoy the sounds of Nashville’s Steely Dan Experience – A Night You Won’t Forget as brought to you by the sounds of ‘Twelve Against Nature’ at the Concerts in the Village. The 19th annual “Concerts in the Village” is presented by the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village and will take place every Thursday evening in May and June. Admission is $10 per person. Concerts are free for MKAF members and children under 12. Bring a chair, wine and picnic dinner or purchase dinner prepared fresh on-site. Bottled beer, wine and soda are also available. Proceeds benefit the MFAK’s cultural and education mission.

 

Rock the Docks LIVE

June 28, 2014

850-424-0600

Every Saturday night during the summer, come out for free concerts on the HarborWalk Village stage! All concerts are free and open to the public!

 

 

July 2014

Fat Tuesday Parades

HarborWalk Village Destin

July 1, 2014

Who wants some beads?! Join us all season for Fat Tuesday parades every week during the summer as HaborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy”. Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and lots of swag during our FREE PARADE through HarborWalk Village! After the parade enjoy a performance from the Village Brass Band on the main stage, along with a stunning vibrant fire dancing show. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

 

Red, White and Blue Celebration

HarborWalk Village Destin

July 3, 2014

The Red, White, and Blue Celebration at HarborWalk Village is a weekly honoring of a local hero. The celebrations highlight the efforts of people who go above and beyond to better their community. This week’s celebration is a special reunion of heroes honored over the past years. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid’s crafts and face painting, and a WWII replica flyover. The evening is topped off by a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor.

 

4th of July Extravaganza on the Harbor

July 4, 2014 7:00 - 10:00pm

http://www.emeraldgrande.com/event.aspx

The Red, White, and Blue Celebration at HarborWalk Village is a weekly honoring of a local hero. The celebrations highlight the efforts of people who go above and beyond to better their community. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid’s crafts and face painting, and a WWII replica flyover. The evening is topped off by a spectacular FIREWORKS show over the Destin Harbor at 9pm!

 

Rock the Docks LIVE

July 5, 2014

850-424-0600

Every Saturday night during the summer, come out for free concerts on the HarborWalk Village stage! All concerts are free and open to the public!

 

Fat Tuesday Parades

HarborWalk Village Destin

July 8, 2014

Who wants some beads?! Join us all season for Fat Tuesday parades every week during the summer as HaborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy”. Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and lots of swag during our FREE PARADE through HarborWalk Village! After the parade enjoy a performance from the Village Brass Band on the main stage, along with a stunning vibrant fire dancing show. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

 

Red, White and Blue Celebration

HarborWalk Village Destin

July 10, 2014

The Red, White, and Blue Celebration at HarborWalk Village is a weekly honoring of a local hero. The celebrations highlight the efforts of people who go above and beyond to better their community. This week’s celebration is a special reunion of heroes honored over the past years. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid’s crafts and face painting, and a WWII replica flyover. The evening is topped off by a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor.

 

Rock the Docks LIVE

July 12, 2014

850-424-0600

Every Saturday night during the summer, come out for free concerts on the HarborWalk Village stage! All concerts are free and open to the public!

 

Fat Tuesday Parades

HarborWalk Village Destin

July 15, 2014

Who wants some beads?! Join us all season for Fat Tuesday parades every week during the summer as HaborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy”. Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and lots of swag during our FREE PARADE through HarborWalk Village! After the parade enjoy a performance from the Village Brass Band on the main stage, along with a stunning vibrant fire dancing show. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

 

Red, White and Blue Celebration

HarborWalk Village Destin

July 17, 2014

The Red, White, and Blue Celebration at HarborWalk Village is a weekly honoring of a local hero. The celebrations highlight the efforts of people who go above and beyond to better their community. This week’s celebration is a special reunion of heroes honored over the past years. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid’s crafts and face painting, and a WWII replica flyover. The evening is topped off by a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor.

 

Rock the Docks LIVE

July 19, 2014

850-424-0600

Every Saturday night during the summer, come out for free concerts on the HarborWalk Village stage! All concerts are free and open to the public!

 

Fat Tuesday Parades

HarborWalk Village Destin

July 22, 2014

Who wants some beads?! Join us all season for Fat Tuesday parades every week during the summer as HaborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy”. Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and lots of swag during our FREE PARADE through HarborWalk Village! After the parade enjoy a performance from the Village Brass Band on the main stage, along with a stunning vibrant fire dancing show. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

 

Red, White and Blue Celebration

HarborWalk Village Destin

July 24, 2014

The Red, White, and Blue Celebration at HarborWalk Village is a weekly honoring of a local hero. The celebrations highlight the efforts of people who go above and beyond to better their community. This week’s celebration is a special reunion of heroes honored over the past years. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid’s crafts and face painting, and a WWII replica flyover. The evening is topped off by a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor.

 

Rock the Docks LIVE

July 26, 2014

850-424-0600

Every Saturday night during the summer, come out for free concerts on the HarborWalk Village stage! All concerts are free and open to the public!

 

Fat Tuesday Parades

HarborWalk Village Destin

July 29, 2014

Who wants some beads?! Join us all season for Fat Tuesday parades every week during the summer as HaborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy”. Enjoy dazzling floats, beads, and lots of swag during our FREE PARADE through HarborWalk Village! After the parade enjoy a performance from the Village Brass Band on the main stage, along with a stunning vibrant fire dancing show. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

 

Red, White and Blue Celebration

HarborWalk Village Destin

July 31, 2014

The Red, White, and Blue Celebration at HarborWalk Village is a weekly honoring of a local hero. The celebrations highlight the efforts of people who go above and beyond to better their community. This week’s celebration is a special reunion of heroes honored over the past years. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid’s crafts and face painting, and a WWII replica flyover. The evening is topped off by a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor.

 

 

August 2014

Labor Day Weekend Celebration

HarborWalk Village Destin

August 30 - August 31, 2014 9pm

Summer 2014 ends with a weekend of family activities, free concerts, and fireworks! Rock the Docks all weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, one last time with a live concert in Village. Events will be topped off by a vibrant fireworks display over the Harbor. FIREWORKS 9pm

 

 

September 2014

Destin Beer Festival

September 26 - September 27, 2014

http://www.facebook.com/TheDestinBeerFestival

Beer? Beach? Music? Food? Shopping? You'll find it ALL at the Destin Beer Festival - Saturday, September 28, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Destin Wine World in the Shoppes at Paradise Key Culinary Village tent featuring area restaurants, a VIP Tent, live entertainment, a merchandise booth, and of COURSE fabulous micro-brewed BEER to sample! Some of the biggest names in the craft brewing industry will be exhibiting at this event!

 

 

October 2014

Destin Fishing Rodeo  October 1-31, 2014

 

Destin Seafood Festival 

October 3-5, 2014

The 35th Annual Destin Seafood Festival returns to its original home on the Destin Harbor. Enjoy fresh local seafood, live music, artists, and more. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor on Friday, October 3rd! Friday 4pm – 10pm, Saturday 10am – 10pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm – Subject to change

 

Florida State HOG Rally

October 22 - October 25, 2014

http://www.flstatehogrally.com/

 

Pumpkinpalooza

October 24 - October 26, 2014

Think innovation-because the winning stakes for most creative costume are high with HarborWalk Village as your destination for costume contests for both the little goblins and grown-up ghouls! There will be plenty of drinks and live entertainment to savor at this thrilling and chilling Halloween bash. Children can Trick or Treat with Merchants during business hours all day. Pumpkin decorating, free crafts, and face painting.

 

Festival of the Arts (Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation)

October 25 - October 26, 2014

http://mattiekellyartsfoundation.org/destinfloridaeventsartfestival.html

Recognized as one of Northwest Florida’s premier fine art shows, the Festival of the Arts (formerly Destin Festival of the Arts) welcomes more than 100 juried artists from around the country to Destin, Florida to showcase their art and to compete for cash prizes. An 18 year tradition, the Festival of the Arts combines the best local talent with artists nationwide.

 

Monster Paddle at Harry T's

October 25, 2014

The only costumed stand up paddle poker run in the United States! You can paddle anything you want … SUP, kayak, canoe, outrigger, dragon boat, row boat, coffin … anything! Make all 5 stops within the Destin Harbor and get one poker hand at the post-run party! Find the 6th location and get a second hand! Get the highest ranked poker hand and win a huge prize pack including a vacation stay at Emerald Grande, SUP equipment, restaurant gift certificates … and this year the SCARIEST trophy ever invented!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Please note -- local event information has been compile from a variety of sources of which we consider reliable. This listing has been compiled for information purposed only. For more information, please contact the event planner listed. All events listed are subject to change without notice.