There's Plenty to See and Do in Destin!
Destin Fishing Rodeo
October 1-31, 2019
The Destin Fishing Rodeo began in May of 1948 to bring people to Destin. It worked! Destin shortly became known as a summer tourist destination and “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”. The Destin Fishing Rodeo is the ultimate fishing tournament for salt water anglers of all ages. The Rodeo founders, people such as Howard Marler, Jewel Melvin and Willie Marler, decided that moving the Rodeo to October would lengthen the tourist season another month. Today the Rodeo is held October 1- 31.
October 12, 2019
Watch the Destin Fishing Rodeo catches hit the docks with daily weigh-ins from 10:00am-7:00pm then rock out to a free concert at 7:00pm on the HarborWalk Village main stage! Entertainment on the Main Stage
10/12: Scenic Heights
10/19: The HooDoos
10/26: Tyler Livingston
FALL in Love with the Destin Harbor! A season featuring local talent, culinary experiences and craft brews. **Free Parking!
Harvest Wine & Food Festival
October 24-26, 2019
Harvest Wine & Food Festival will feature some of the world’s premier vintners, proprietors, and award-winning chefs showcased throughout four eventful days that are sure to delight food and wine enthusiasts alike. The festival kicks off Thursday evening with a variety of wine dinners held along iconic Highway 30a each featuring a celebrity winemaker.
October 25, 2019
It’s going to be a frightfully fun time for the family on Halloween! This eerie event will be full of kid’s creepy crafts, fantasy face painting, trick-or-treating, and a costume contest. Get creative and bring the kids and dogs, dressed in their bewitching best for the costume contest. Come dressed to impress and you might win a hauntingly awesome assortment of prizes. After the contest, kids can go trick-or-treating in a safe and friendly environment at participating stores throughout Destin Commons.
October 25-27, 2019
On Friday join us for a spooky showing of Halloween classic The Nightmare Before Christmas at 7:00pm on the HarborWalk Main Stage! On Saturday, enjoy nn evening of revelry, killer drink specials and fun awaits! Enjoy a bingo-style pub crawl featuring craft cocktails and frighteningly good food from Village restaurants, live music by Tyler Livingston and an adult costume contest at Coyote Ugly to end the night. Starting at 7:00pm,
300 FREE Pub Crawl Bingo Cards will be given to the first ghouls and goblins to arrive. Complete a Bingo Row and turn your completed card in at the HarborWalk Village stage by 9:30pm to win raffle prizes! Registration for the Coyote Ugly costume contest begins at 10:00pm! And lastly, Sunday have a Spooktacular time celebrating Halloween on the Harbor! This family-friendly event kicks off at 5:00pm with a scavenger hunt and FREE kid’s activities. The first 200 to arrive will receive scavenger hunt cards. Village merchants will be providing goodies galore. Visit each shop and restaurant for a treat.
Mattie Kelly Festival of the Arts
October 26-27, 2019
One of the Southeast's premier art festivals, the two-day signature event features art exhibits of nearly 200 total artists (including the juried and collaborative exhibit) from 13 states showcasing a diverse palette of artistic styles in 22 different art mediums.
Destin Fishing Rodeo
November 9, 2019
Fire up the grills, tap the kegs and crank up the tunes for HarborWalk Village’s 12th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival. This barbecue block party will fill the docks with the aroma of smoky ribs and pulled pork. Over 15 of the area’s finest restaurants will compete in a spirited and fun BBQ competition, offering samples of creative BBQ styles and specialty sauces. Prizes will be awarded to the top winners in each category. Live Music from John Hart & Tyler Mac on the main stage! Bring the family for a day of food, fun and music!
Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights
November 16, 2019
Start the holiday season with a special sparkling event during our 7th Annual Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights, Saturday, November 16th. This sparkling event will feature more than 30 champagnes and delicious appetizers at featured Village restaurants. Guests can enjoy the sounds of the season with carolers, and a sneak peek of our first tree lighting of the season!
33rd Annual Destin Boat Parade
December 8, 2019
Enjoy a Sunday of holiday fun! Don’t miss Visits with Santa and a performance of The Nutcracker by the Ballet Conservatory of the Destin School of Music & Dance prior to the parade. The 33rd Annual Destin Boat Parade will light up the Harbor on Sunday, December 8th starting at 6:00pm. The celebration begins at Boshamps where boats festively decorated with holiday lights and décor line-up and begin drifting along the Harbor past AJs and HarborWalk Village toward the Destin Bridge and Norriego Point. Margaritaville and Harry T’s offer the perfect spot for parade viewing. The evening ends with a bang as fireworks light up the sky!