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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!


Upcoming Events


September 2018


Labor Day Concert Celebration

September 22-23, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Ft. Walton Beach Boardwalk
What do a 100- foot octopus, 80- foot panda, and a 50- foot gator have in common? They’ll all be flying high over the Fort Walton Beach Boardwalk on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23. Join Kitty Hawk Kites and the Emerald Coast Kite Fliers Club for two days of FREE kite flying fun. Enjoy larger-than-life show kites, professional stunt kite flying demonstrations, free kite flying lessons, a family fun fly perfect for any age, and special activities at the Kitty Hawk Kites store at The Boardwalk.

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES: timing subject to change

Flying High Kites- Ft. Walton Beach Boardwalk 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kite Flying Lessons- Ft. Walton Beach Boardwalk 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Kite Making- Kitty Hawk Kites- Ft. Walton Beach Boardwalk 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM



September 22, 2018 | Begins at 5:00pm
HarborWalk Village
10 Harbor Blvd. Destin, FL
Discover the Luckiest Fishing Village in the World and enjoy gulf-to-table fare from your favorite local restaurants, as well as a tasting of local and regional craft brews at the 1st Annual HarborFest Celebration, September 22nd from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Enjoy an evening of sipping, savoring and shopping your way along the Destin Harbor. Celebrate the arts, dining, history and community spirit that makes Destin, Florida so special. The Destin History and Fishing Museum along with Charter Captains from HarborWalk Charters will be sharing their favorite fish tales and fishing heritage of Destin highlighting the areas fishing heritage alongside freshly prepared seafood dishes from local chefs. The area’s best artists will be displaying hand-crafted jewelry, paintings and more. The youngest guests can stop by the Abrakadoodle table to create and take home their own masterpiece. Local favorite, Flash Flood, will be featured on the main stage. Sing along to your favorite tunes from throughout the decade. The evening ends with a firework show over the Destin Harbor at 9:00pm.


October 2018


Destin Fishing Rodeo

October 1- 31, 2018
Detin Harbor/HarborWalk Village
10 Harbor Blvd. Destin, FL
"The World's Luckiest Fishing Village" hosts the annual Destin Fishing Rodeo to celebrate Destin's rich fishing history. The Destin Fishing Rodeo is the ultimate fishing tournament for salt water anglers of all ages. The event runs October 1st to October 31st and is FREE to anglers who fish aboard boats registered in the Destin Fishing Rodeo. Get in on the action by clicking here to learn more!


Destin Seafood Festival

October 5-7, 2018
HarborWalk Village
10 Harbor Blvd. Destin, FL
Located right in the heart of the Destin Fishing Rodeo action, enjoy the 40th Annual Destin Seafood Festival on October 5-7, 2018 along the Harbor Boardwalk. More than just a seafood festival - this event is the perfect opportunity for visitors to discover the area's unique Gulf Coast cuisine and soak in the friendly culture of the Emerald Coast. With approximately sixty-thousand locals and visitors expected to attend the Destin Seafood Festival, you will not want to miss this Emerald Coast celebration! Learn more by clicking here!


Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival

October 12-13, 2018
Village of Baytowne Wharf
Destin, FL
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. Learn more by clicking here!