Events Calendar

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July 2019

 

Fat Tuesday Parade

July 2, 2019

Who wants some beads?! Join us for Fat Tuesday, every Tuesday during the summer as HarborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy”. Enjoy dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers, and float riders tossing handfuls of beads and swag. Enjoy live music from Fais Do Do on the main stage before the parade 6:30-8:30pm. Parade Rolls at 8:30pm!

 

Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival
July 3, 2019

Kick off the Fourth of July holiday at the Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival at Destin Commons. Local restaurants and BBQ enthusiasts will light up their grills to prepare their best dishes all for a great cause. Sample mouth-watering BBQ dishes hot off the grill. Kids activities, street performers, and live music keep the party going. End the night with a patriotic firework display. Each year, Smoke on the Coast raises tens of thousands of dollars to benefit local charities.

 

City of Destin July 4th Fireworks

July 4, 2019

Celebrate Independence Day with the City of Destin! The city's fireworks show over East Pass will begin at 9 p.m. on July 4. Tune in to Z96 (96.5 FM) for the simulcast music. This show can be seen from Harborwalk Village, from the beaches along Gulf Shore Drive, from many harborfront establishments, and, of course, from the deck of charter or leisure boats that anchor down for the show.

 

Rock the Docks

July 6, 2019

Make this summer a hit! Enjoy a FREE concert and rock out on the Destin Harbor at HarborWalk Village! From 7pm-9pm.

 

Fat Tuesday Parade

July 9, 2019

Who wants some beads?! Join us for Fat Tuesday, every Tuesday during the summer as HarborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy”. Enjoy dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers, and float riders tossing handfuls of beads and swag. Enjoy live music from Fais Do Do on the main stage before the parade 6:30-8:30pm. Parade Rolls at 8:30pm!

 

Throwback Thursday

July 11, 2019

Throwback Thursdays happen every Thursday at HarborWalk Village. Enjoy some of our favorite tribute bands as they rock the HarborWalk Village main stage starting at 7:00pm. After the concert, make sure to see the FIREWORKS show over the Destin Harbor at 9:00pm with Firespinning to follow on the main stage!

 

Rock the Docks

July 13, 2019

Make this summer a hit! Enjoy a FREE concert and rock out on the Destin Harbor at HarborWalk Village! From 7pm-9pm.

 

Fat Tuesday Parade

July 16, 2019

Who wants some beads?! Join us for Fat Tuesday, every Tuesday during the summer as HarborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy”. Enjoy dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers, and float riders tossing handfuls of beads and swag. Enjoy live music from Fais Do Do on the main stage before the parade 6:30-8:30pm. Parade Rolls at 8:30pm!

 

Throwback Thursday

July 18, 2019

Throwback Thursdays happen every Thursday at HarborWalk Village. Enjoy some of our favorite tribute bands as they rock the HarborWalk Village main stage starting at 7:00pm. After the concert, make sure to see the FIREWORKS show over the Destin Harbor at 9:00pm with Firespinning to follow on the main stage!

 

Rock the Docks

July 20, 2019

Make this summer a hit! Enjoy a FREE concert and rock out on the Destin Harbor at HarborWalk Village! From 7pm-9pm.

 

Fat Tuesday Parade

July 23, 2019

Who wants some beads?! Join us for Fat Tuesday, every Tuesday during the summer as HarborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy”. Enjoy dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers, and float riders tossing handfuls of beads and swag. Enjoy live music from Fais Do Do on the main stage before the parade 6:30-8:30pm. Parade Rolls at 8:30pm!

 

Throwback Thursday

July 25, 2019

Throwback Thursdays happen every Thursday at HarborWalk Village. Enjoy some of our favorite tribute bands as they rock the HarborWalk Village main stage starting at 7:00pm. After the concert, make sure to see the FIREWORKS show over the Destin Harbor at 9:00pm with Firespinning to follow on the main stage!

 

Rock the Docks

July 27, 2019

Make this summer a hit! Enjoy a FREE concert and rock out on the Destin Harbor at HarborWalk Village! From 7pm-9pm.

 

Fat Tuesday Parade

July 30, 2019

Who wants some beads?! Join us for Fat Tuesday, every Tuesday during the summer as HarborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy”. Enjoy dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers, and float riders tossing handfuls of beads and swag. Enjoy live music from Fais Do Do on the main stage before the parade 6:30-8:30pm. Parade Rolls at 8:30pm!

 

 

August 2019

 

Throwback Thursday

August 1, 2019

Throwback Thursdays happen every Thursday at HarborWalk Village. Enjoy some of our favorite tribute bands as they rock the HarborWalk Village main stage starting at 7:00pm. After the concert, make sure to see the FIREWORKS show over the Destin Harbor at 9:00pm with Firespinning to follow on the main stage!

 

Rock the Docks

August 3, 2019

Make this summer a hit! Enjoy a FREE concert and rock out on the Destin Harbor at HarborWalk Village! From 7pm-9pm.

 

Fat Tuesday Parade

August 6, 2019

Who wants some beads?! Join us for Fat Tuesday, every Tuesday during the summer as HarborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy”. Enjoy dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers, and float riders tossing handfuls of beads and swag. Enjoy live music from Fais Do Do on the main stage before the parade 6:30-8:30pm. Parade Rolls at 8:30pm!

 

Throwback Thursday

August 8, 2019

Throwback Thursdays happen every Thursday at HarborWalk Village. Enjoy some of our favorite tribute bands as they rock the HarborWalk Village main stage starting at 7:00pm. After the concert, make sure to see the FIREWORKS show over the Destin Harbor at 9:00pm with Firespinning to follow on the main stage!

 

Emerald Coast Poker Run
August 10, 2019

Powerboats, fishing boats, pleasure boats, and all in between, will fill the waterways for one of the largest and most popular charity poker runs in the USA! Affectionately called “The Big One,” the Emerald Coast Poker Run has been held along the beautiful waters in and around Destin, Florida for over 25 years.

27th Annual Greek Festival
August 30 – September 2, 2019

Come out and enjoy the 27th Annual Greek Festival during the Labor Day weekend at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Taste the various Greek foods, desserts, and drinks being served up throughout the festival. Let your ears enjoy the sounds provided by the Kosta Kastanis Band, one of the hottest and most exciting Greek bands in the U.S. Let your eyes marvel at our local Greek dancers as they perform live for you our guests. We will have multiple local and national vendors showing and selling their crafts and goods.

 

Rock the Docks

August 10, 2019

Make this summer a hit! Enjoy a FREE concert and rock out on the Destin Harbor at HarborWalk Village! From 7pm-9pm.

 

Fat Tuesday Parade

August 13, 2019

Who wants some beads?! Join us for Fat Tuesday, every Tuesday during the summer as HarborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy”. Enjoy dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers, and float riders tossing handfuls of beads and swag. Enjoy live music from Fais Do Do on the main stage before the parade 6:30-8:30pm. Parade Rolls at 8:30pm!

 

Throwback Thursday

August 15, 2019

Throwback Thursdays happen every Thursday at HarborWalk Village. Enjoy some of our favorite tribute bands as they rock the HarborWalk Village main stage starting at 7:00pm. After the concert, make sure to see the FIREWORKS show over the Destin Harbor at 9:00pm with Firespinning to follow on the main stage!

 

Rock the Docks

August 17, 2019

Make this summer a hit! Enjoy a FREE concert and rock out on the Destin Harbor at HarborWalk Village! From 7pm-9pm.

 

27th Annual Greek Festival
August 30 – September 2, 2019

Come out and enjoy the 27th Annual Greek Festival during the Labor Day weekend at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Taste the various Greek foods, desserts, and drinks being served up throughout the festival. Let your ears enjoy the sounds provided by the Kosta Kastanis Band, one of the hottest and most exciting Greek bands in the U.S. Let your eyes marvel at our local Greek dancers as they perform live for you our guests. We will have multiple local and national vendors showing and selling their crafts and goods.

 

 

September 2019

 

27th Annual Greek Festival
August 30 – September 2, 2019

Come out and enjoy the 27th Annual Greek Festival during the Labor Day weekend at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Taste the various Greek foods, desserts, and drinks being served up throughout the festival. Let your ears enjoy the sounds provided by the Kosta Kastanis Band, one of the hottest and most exciting Greek bands in the U.S. Let your eyes marvel at our local Greek dancers as they perform live for you our guests. We will have multiple local and national vendors showing and selling their crafts and goods.

 

24th Annual Concerts in the Village: Rust & Gold

September 12, 2019

The most authentic sounding tribute band to Neil Young and Crazy Horse capturing the essence of Neil Young's vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, and electric sound! The Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village is conveniently located in the heart of Destin, east of the historic Destin Harbor and west of Destin Commons. Parking and shuttle service is free. $15 per person, children 12 and under are free. Buy tickets at the door, doors open at 6, and concerts are 7pm to 9pm.

 

24th Annual Concerts in the Village: Casey Kearney

September 19, 2019

Slow heart-felt ballads to upbeat crowd favorites and playful melodies, Casey is a fresh take on the country music scene! The Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village is conveniently located in the heart of Destin, east of the historic Destin Harbor and west of Destin Commons. Parking and shuttle service is free. $15 per person, children 12 and under are free. Buy tickets at the door, doors open at 6, and concerts are 7pm to 9pm.

 

24th Annual Concerts in the Village: Emerald Coast Blues Brothers

September 26, 2019

The Blues Brothers enjoy making people smile and having a good time and will arrive in their movie authentic Bluesmobile! The Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village is conveniently located in the heart of Destin, east of the historic Destin Harbor and west of Destin Commons. Parking and shuttle service is free. $15 per person, children 12 and under are free. Buy tickets at the door, doors open at 6, and concerts are 7pm to 9pm.

 

 

October 2019

 

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.

 

24th Annual Concerts in the Village: Deja Vu

October 3, 2019

Deja Vu delivers a wide range of music from Motown, R&B and Classic Rock though today's best hits with finesse and energy that leave audiences wanting more! The Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village is conveniently located in the heart of Destin, east of the historic Destin Harbor and west of Destin Commons. Parking and shuttle service is free. $15 per person, children 12 and under are free. Buy tickets at the door, doors open at 6, and concerts are 7pm to 9pm.

 

42nd Annual Destin Seafood Festival

October 4-6, 2019

A three-day festival featuring seafood, entertainment, arts and crafts, and fireworks along the Destin Harbor. October 10, 2019 24th Annual Concerts in the Village: Forrest Williams Band Perennial local favorites, the Forrest Williams Band will cover a variety of music, blending an acoustic guitar and harmonica as they take the stage for the concert series finale! The Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village is conveniently located in the heart of Destin, east of the historic Destin Harbor and west of Destin Commons. Parking and shuttle service is free. $15 per person, children 12 and under are free. Buy tickets at the door, doors open at 6, and concerts are 7pm to 9pm.

 

11th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival

October 11-12, 2019

Bring together the #1 Resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast, beautiful October weather and a festive beer tasting and you have a winning combination for fun in the sun at the Baytowne Beer Festival this October. Known as the “Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast,” this popular event features more than 40 on-site craft brewers, nearly 200 domestic and international craft beers, seminars, samplings and live music. Beer novices to beer lovers will be able to sample delicious options, including specialty, seasonal and not-yet-released beers.

 

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.