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!
The Destin Fishing Rodeo stands as a quintessential celebration of the deep-rooted fishing culture in Destin, a charming coastal town renowned as "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village." This annual event, eagerly anticipated by both locals and visitors, embodies the essence of fishing as a way of life. With its longstanding tradition and reputation, the rodeo has established itself as a pinnacle of fishing competitions.
The Destin Seafood Festival stands as one of Destin's most cherished traditions, inaugurating the month-long Destin Fishing Rodeo every October.
The Mattie Kelly Festival of the Arts provides an entire weekend of art, music, food, and fun for everyone. More than 100 exhibits from artists representing countries all over the world are on display in the Cultural Arts Village, just north of Henderson Beach State Park and two miles west of Destin Commons. And more than 22 different art mediums represented, from acrylic and clay to photography and digital art. The festival, presented by the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation also features live music, a sampling of the local culinary arts scene, and a beer and wine garden. Entertaining street performers and a kid’s art tent create a family-friendly festival feel.