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!



FEATURED EVENTS



With more than 200 artists performing at over 25 different venues, the 30A Songwriters Festival is not to be missed!

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January 2020

 

Brunch, Rhythm & Brews
Jan 12, 2020

HarborWalk Village

 

Enjoy brunch and brews at Harry T’s and Margaritaville with a live concert on the main stage starting at 2:00pm in HarborWalk Village!

 

Schedule:

January 12th | The Two HooDoos
January 19th | Northwest Florida State College Jazz Band
January 26th | Metz Barnes and Mike Ingram
February 2nd | Paradise Bayou
February 9th | The Two HooDoos
February 16th | Bobby D Duo
February 23rd | Joe Fingas

 

 

30A Songwriters Festival
Jan 17 – 20, 2020

 

With more than 200 artists performing at over 25 different venues, the 30A Songwriters Festival is not to be missed! Check out this year’s artists and tickets here: https://30asongwritersfestival.com/

 

Brunch, Rhythm & Brews
Jan 19, 2020

HarborWalk Village

 

Enjoy brunch and brews at Harry T’s and Margaritaville with a live concert on the main stage starting at 2:00pm in HarborWalk Village!

 

Schedule:

January 12th | The Two HooDoos
January 19th | Northwest Florida State College Jazz Band
January 26th | Metz Barnes and Mike Ingram
February 2nd | Paradise Bayou
February 9th | The Two HooDoos
February 16th | Bobby D Duo
February 23rd | Joe Fingas

 

Brunch, Rhythm & Brews
Jan 26, 2020

HarborWalk Village

 

Enjoy brunch and brews at Harry T’s and Margaritaville with a live concert on the main stage starting at 2:00pm in HarborWalk Village!

 

Schedule:

January 12th | The Two HooDoos
January 19th | Northwest Florida State College Jazz Band
January 26th | Metz Barnes and Mike Ingram
February 2nd | Paradise Bayou
February 9th | The Two HooDoos
February 16th | Bobby D Duo
February 23rd | Joe Fingas

 

 

February 2020

 

Brunch, Rhythm & Brews
Feb 2, 2020

HarborWalk Village

 

Enjoy brunch and brews at Harry T’s and Margaritaville with a live concert on the main stage starting at 2:00pm in HarborWalk Village!

 

Schedule:

January 12th | The Two HooDoos
January 19th | Northwest Florida State College Jazz Band
January 26th | Metz Barnes and Mike Ingram
February 2nd | Paradise Bayou
February 9th | The Two HooDoos
February 16th | Bobby D Duo
February 23rd | Joe Fingas

 

 

Brunch, Rhythm & Brews
Feb 9, 2020

HarborWalk Village

 

Enjoy brunch and brews at Harry T’s and Margaritaville with a live concert on the main stage starting at 2:00pm in HarborWalk Village!

 

Schedule:

January 12th | The Two HooDoos
January 19th | Northwest Florida State College Jazz Band
January 26th | Metz Barnes and Mike Ingram
February 2nd | Paradise Bayou
February 9th | The Two HooDoos
February 16th | Bobby D Duo
February 23rd | Joe Fingas

 

 

Brunch, Rhythm & Brews
Feb 16, 2020

HarborWalk Village

 

Enjoy brunch and brews at Harry T’s and Margaritaville with a live concert on the main stage starting at 2:00pm in HarborWalk Village!

 

Schedule:

January 12th | The Two HooDoos
January 19th | Northwest Florida State College Jazz Band
January 26th | Metz Barnes and Mike Ingram
February 2nd | Paradise Bayou
February 9th | The Two HooDoos
February 16th | Bobby D Duo
February 23rd | Joe Fingas

 

 

Mardi Gras Big Easy Bar Crawl
Feb 21, 2020

HarborWalk Village

 

Dress in your Mardi Gras best for a bingo style bar crawl! Pick up bingo cards at 6:30pm and turn back in by 9:30pm for raffle drawing! Compete for the title of Mardi Gras King & Queen at Coyote Ugly starting at 10:00pm.

 

 

Mardi Gras Masquerade 2020
Feb 21, 2020 | 6:00 - 8:00pm

Destin Commons

 

Laissez les bons temps rouler or Let the Good Times Roll and join us for our annual Mardi Gras Masquerade. Y’all come out and enjoy live music, free face painting, photo booth and more! At 7:00 PM, our Mardi Gras parade will kick off so enjoy all the theatrics of Mardi Gras in a family-friendly atmosphere.

 

 

HarborWalk Village Mardi Gras Parade
Feb 22, 2020

HarborWalk Village

 

Beads, beads and more beads on the Destin Harbor! Fais Do-Do takes the stage at 2:00 pm followed by beads, dazzling floats & street performers as the parade rolls at 4:00pm. Enter your pup in a spirited Pawdi Gras Pet Costume contest following the parade! Registration starts at 5:00pm.

 

 

Brunch, Rhythm & Brews
Feb 23, 2020

HarborWalk Village

 

Enjoy brunch and brews at Harry T’s and Margaritaville with a live concert on the main stage starting at 2:00pm in HarborWalk Village!

 

Schedule:

January 12th | The Two HooDoos
January 19th | Northwest Florida State College Jazz Band
January 26th | Metz Barnes and Mike Ingram
February 2nd | Paradise Bayou
February 9th | The Two HooDoos
February 16th | Bobby D Duo
February 23rd | Joe Fingas

 

 

Emerald Coast Parrot Heads' Annual Chili Cook-Off 2020
February 23, 2020

Destin Commons

 

Over 15 local restaurants and teams are firing up their engines to compete for your vote in this spirited chili cook-off competition. Hosted by the Emerald Coast Parrothead Club, this exciting and delicious event will benefit The Arc of the Emerald Coast, a local non-profit that provides services that work to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Admission includes unlimited chili samples, live music, raffles and more!

 

 

A Conversation with Cora Sue Collins
February 28, 2020 | 4:30pm

Pelican Beach Resort

 

Cora Sue Collins is the adorable face you loved, the name you never knew, and the ‘it’ child of the Golden Age of Hollywood in more than 60 films. With a razor sharp wit and mind, her stories will amuse and captivate you! Cora Sue Collin will be here on Friday, Feb. 28th at 4:30 pm in Pelican Beach Conference Center Open to the Public!

 

 

March 2020

 

2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Festival
March 8, 2020

Destin Commons

 

Thought macaroni and cheese was just for kids? Think again! Join us at the 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Festival benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast. This family-friendly event will feature gourmet, chef-inspired twists on the South’s favorite comfort food. Local restaurants will compete for the best mac in town. Be there to sample everything for yourself and cast your vote! Samples will be for sale at Destin Commons starting at noon the day of the event. For more information, please visit https://emeraldcoastbgc.org/mac-cheese-festival/

 

 

7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience
March 19, 2020 | 7:30pm

Emerald Coast Convention Center

 

The Ultimate EAGLES Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. 7 Bridges transports you right into the big arena of a live Eagles concert, taking you back to real rock and roll. Every show highlights one brilliant Eagles hit single after another. Six different musicians, all accomplished in their own right, will undoubtedly leave you wanting the music to never stop. 7 Bridges is a tour de force of talent, combining incredible musicianship, vocal precision and a stage presence that has garnered them nationwide acclaim.

 

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April 2020

 

Kitty Hawk Kites Spring Kite Festival
April 4 & 5, 2020

the Fort 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 . 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.

 

 

October 2020

 

Annual Destin Seafood Festival
October 2 - 4, 2020

HarborWalk Village