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 Seafood Festival is one of the biggest fall events on the Emerald Coast.

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October 2022


Destin Fishing Rodeo
October 1 - 31, 2022

HarborWalk Village


Fishing is life in Destin. The small beach town is known as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” so it makes sense that throughout the month of October they host the best fishing rodeo ever. Year after year, fishermen return in hopes of catching the big one. It’s easy to get in on the action. To participate, all you need to do is contact a local captain and charter a boat for a day of fun on the water. Destin has the largest charter fishing fleet in the country, so booking a boat is a breeze. Once you’ve got your catch, head in to AJ’s for weigh-ins. Everyone’s invited to share in the fun and excitement as anglers show off their winning catch of the day.


Annual Destin Seafood Festival
2022 Dates TBA

HarborWalk Village


The Destin Seafood Festival is one of the biggest fall events on the Emerald Coast. The three-day festival takes place on the Destin Harbor during the first weekend in October - kicking off the Destin Fishing Rodeo.


Food vendors ― many of them local restaurants ― line the Destin Harbor carnival style with fresh-caught seafood that displays the bounty of “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.”

In addition to all of the amazing food, the Seafood Festival also features live entertainment, arts and crafts, and fireworks. Three separate kid zones are spread out along the boardwalk, giving families plenty to explore. The Annual Mingo Toss contest ― an old fashioned "fish throwing contest" just for kids ― is a fun photo op for parents, too.