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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!


January, 2016

Modern American Dance Company
Jan 28, 2016 7:30 PM

Mattie Kelly Arts Center
100 E College Blvd Niceville, FL

The renowned Modern American Dance Company presents an eclectic array of repertoire dance featuring some the nation’s finest professional dancers.

Tickets: $20 each. Group discounts available.


"Saturday at the Museum!"
JAN 30, 2016 10 AM - 4 PM

Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida
115 Westview Ave
Valparaiso, FL 850-678-2615

Looking for something to do over the weekend? Come to “Saturday at the Museum” at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Adults, seniors and military can take advantage of the reduced $3 children’s admission rate. Guests of all ages may participate in an instructed craft time with history lesson at either 11 AM or 2 PM. Pack your lunches, bring your family and friends, and plan to stay for the day. View historic exhibits and learn about the heritage of Northwest Florida. Play in the hands-on Discovery Room for kids and picnic in Paradise Gardens.


Destin History & Fishing Museum: Gumbo Contest 2016
Jan 30, 2016 11 AM - 2 PM

Destin Community Center
101 Stahlman Ave Destin, FL

Local restaurants and individuals compete in two categories in the annual Gumbo Contest sponsored by the Destin History & Fishing Museum as a fundraiser. After judging, the gumbo is sold to the public! Admission to the museum will be free to the public all day.


February, 2016

Destin Commons: "Mardi Gras Masquerade"
FEB 4, 2016 6 PM

Destin Commons
4100 Legendary Dr Destin, FL

Join us for Mardi Gras 2016 with our anual Mardi Gras Parade beginning at 7pm. There’s live Zydecko music, Cajun-cookin’, crawfish boil and gumbo from Destin Commons restaurants. Arts and crafts, face painting, street dancing and magic! If you're interested in participating in the parade, please contact Heather Pike at for more details!


8th Annual Pardi in Paradise Mardi Gras Parade
FEB 5, 2016  2 PM - 4 PM

HarborWalk Village
10 Harbor Blvd Destin, FL

Beads, beads and more beads! Grab your Krewe to experience Destin’s biggest Mardi Gras parade on the Destin Harbor Boardwalk! Dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers, live entertainment and more as the parade rolls through HarborWalk Village. Join in the revelry! For more information and the parade application visit


HarborWalk Village "Mardi Gras Pub Crawl"
FEB 5, 2016 7 PM

HarborWalk Village
10 Harbor Blvd
Destin, 850-424-0600

Revelers kick-off the Mardi Gras festivities with a pub crawl through the Destin Harbor Boardwalk wearing your best green, purple and gold Mardi Gras costumes for a carnival of fun and great drink specials at every stop! Purchase your pub crawl pass: Bring a plastic jar of peanut butter or jelly and receive 50% off your pass! Use Promo Code: FFT2016. Hit all 7 stops throughout the night and be entered in to win great prizes at the after party at Crab Island Catina at midnight!