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!


It's Mardi Gras season and the entire Gulf Coast is celebrating!

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Other Events


January 2019

30A Songwriters Festival

January 18-21, 2019

The perfect mix of cool beach weather and red-hot music is what you will find during the 30A Songwriters Festival. More than 175 artists perform in this truly collaborative event, allowing some of the craft's most talented songwriters to offer an in-depth look into the creative process. Artists will perform many live performances in intimate venues and large amphitheaters throughout the 16 beach neighborhoods of South Walton. Visit for tickets as well as artist and schedule details, as they are available.


March 2019

Polar Plunge Destin

March 2, 2019

Polar Plunge events are one of our signature peer-to-peer fundraisers here at Special Olympic Florida. Simply put: Polar Plunge is a fun, interactive experience where team members charge the cold waters of Florida’s beaches and waterparks. Plungers must raise a minimum of $100 to participate – that’s it! Their efforts allow Special Olympics Florida to continue providing year-round training and athletic competitions at no cost to our 40,000+ athletes statewide. You can find more event-specific information at


Inaugural Destin Pickleball Tournament

March 15, 2019

The Inaugural Destin Pickleball Tournament will take place on Friday, March 15, 2019! Hosted by Destin Commons.


April 2019

Sandestin Wine Festival

April 11-14, 2018

The Sandestin Wine Festival at Baytowne Wharf brings an opportunity for discovery. Four days of unique events open up a wide range of experiences from attending wine dinners with celebrity chefs, participating in preview events throughout the year, and taking part in wine tastings that showcase hundreds of wines.