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!



Paddle at The Porch 2015

August 15, 2015

Paddle at the Porch showcases the beautiful emerald green water and white sandy shores of Destin, Florida, behind one of its most loved restaurants, The Back Porch. This standup paddleboard event features a kids' fun race, a one-mile recreational race, a three-mile recreational race, and a six-mile elite race, to be followed by awards, including a $6,000 cash purse!


Annual Emerald Coast Poker Run & Boat Week

August 19 - August 23, 2015

The Emerald Coast Poker Run is the largest and best Poker Run in the United States! Over 250 boats and 1,500 boating enthusiasts participate in this Boat Week fundraiser to assist youth-oriented organizations on the Emerald Coast.


Labor Day Weekend Celebration - HarborWalk Village

September 5 - September 6, 2015

Summer 2015 ends with a weekend of family activities, free concerts, and fireworks! Rock the Docks all weekend, with Elle from Dreamcatcher Vocal Performance Studio and The Springs Saturday September 5th and The Village Belles and Longreef Sunday September 6th, one last time with a live concert in Village. Celebrate with a vibrant fireworks display after Sunday's concert!


Destin Fishing Rodeo  October 1-31, 2015



37th Annual Destin Seafood Festival

October 2 - October 4, 2015



20th Annual Festival of the Arts

October 24 - October 25, 2015

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation contiues a year-long celebration of its 20th anniversary with the 20th Annual Festival of the Arts on October 24 & 25, 2015, throughout the grounds of the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village.


Pumpkinpalooza - HarborWalk Village

October 31, 2015

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.


Blues, Brews and BBQ

November 7, 2015

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 15, 2015

Come enjoy the sunshine on Destin Harbor Boardwalk from 11AM - 4PM! ARTWalk on The Destin Harbor features dozens of local artisans and craftspeople along this open air waterfront boardwalk. Jewelry, sculpture, mixed media artwork, repurposed wood furniture and home accessories, handcrafted treats from seasoned snacks, nuts and popcorn to custom blended fragrances combined with your favorite national brands such as Life is Good, UGG, Costa, Billabong, Donald Pliner, NorthFace, Patagonia and Vera Bradley. The ARTWalk on The Destin Harbor is a vibrant marketplace, bustling with street performers, live music, a the perfect way to spend the day and browse through this unique art market. This event and parking is free and open to the public.


Destin Harbor Boat Parade

December 13, 2015

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 craft and hot chocolate! Visit with Santa Claus from 12-4 PM. Boat Parade begins at 6pm.


HarborWalk Village’s Street Party Countdown

December 31, 2015 " January 1, 2015

Dine, drink and dance into the New Year throughout HarborWalk Village. Enjoy live music in the restaurants as well as the HarborWalk Village Main Stage. 2 Fireworks and the 6th Annual Ball drop descending over the Harbor make this celebration Destin’s most exciting place to be on New Year’s Eve!





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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.