Destin Area Upcoming Events

April 1-30, 2019     Annual Destin Cobia Tournament


The Destin Cobia Tournament is scheduled to begin with the first Cobia caught and weighed-in by a boat officially entered in the tournament and ends April 30th at 7 pm. The Destin Cobia Tournament presented by HarborWalk Marina is over a month long event that attracts hundreds of anglers from Northwest Florida. The tournament provides anglers with a great fishing experience and excellent payout.

April 11-14, 2019    Sandestin Wine Festival


Wine novices are able to learn more about wines and sample from a comprehensive selection in all varieties, styles, and price ranges. Wine aficionados enjoy meeting winemakers, asking detailed questions, and acquiring hard to get selections. An added bonus is the opportunity to immediately purchase your favorite selections at the ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Retail Tent at a discounted rate. Everyone gets to enjoy the live music, interactive experiences at the Culinary tents, and shops and dining of the Village of Baytowne Wharf. THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE!

April 25-28, 2019   South Walton Wine & Food Festival


More than thirty years ago, Chan Cox founded the Sandestin Wine Festival on the sidewalk outside of his small wine store in Sandestin. Today, Southern Living Magazine regards it as one the most successful festivals in the Southeast. Inspired by this success, Cox founded and launched his second festival, South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, and made it a charity event in 2013. A best-in-class event in a world-class beach location makes South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival the premier wine and food event in the Southeast. 

May 3, 2019   Downtown FWB Street Fest


The Downtown FWB Street Fest is a new fun and exciting way to spend your Friday night downtown! The Downtown FWB Organization will be filling the sidewalks of Downtown FWB with amazing vendors, live entertainment, live music, and more! Our Spring Series will be the 1st Friday of the month beginning in March and ending in May, so be sure to mark those dates in you calendar! See you...Downtown!

May 3, 2019   Destin Rotary Club’s 7th Annual Cajun Crawfish Bash  


The Rotary Club of Destin is known for serving up the best Cajun crawfish, libations and live music. Back by popular demand is the band Fais Do-Do, performing their unique genre of zydeco music. Integrating a blend of R&B, soul, brass band, reggae, hip hop, ska, rock and Afro-Caribbean, you are guaranteed to be dancing!

May 31-June 3, 2019    Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival


It started out as a water skiing festival in 1953, and has turned into one of the nation’s longest-running and most popular pirate festivals. Sponsored by the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce and its annual sponsors, the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival always takes place on the first full weekend in June. People come by land, sea, and air to join in this family-friendly event.

June 19-23, 2019    Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic


Officially sanctioned by the World Billfish Series and a qualifying event for the IGFA World Championship Circuit, the ECBC attracts anglers of all skill levels. In 2016, we had 85 Teams, 628 Anglers, $1,952,750 in Cash Awards. In 2017, we had Tropical Storm Cindy which left us with a solid team of 36 boaters and $624,625 in Cash Awards! Fast forward to present, 2018 we had 91 boats participate, over 600 individuals, and over $2,040,000 in purse money awarded to our winners! 2019, its full speed ahead to surpass those records!

July 3, 2019   Smoke on the Coast


Join us for the 9th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival! Starting at 5 p.m. family entertainment and live music will kick off the day. At 5:30 p.m. BBQ aficionados can enjoy $1 samples from 18 area restaurants and BBQ groups and vote for their favorite as People's Choice winners with over $85,000 in donations benefiting local charities.

July 4, 2019  City of Destin Fireworks

July 4th may be the best night to watch the fireworks, but the City of Destin has them every Thursday during the summer!  For the best viewing locatons, you can check out this guide:  https://thegoodlifedestin.com/best-places-to-watch-destin-harbor-fireworks/

We have two properties, Harry's Beach House and Poolside Villa, that provide a great view of the fireworks from the sand right outside of the pool area!

October 1-31, 2019   Destin Fishing Rodeo


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 4-6, 2019    Destin Seafood Festival


41st Annual Destin Seafood Festival hosted on the Destin Harbor Boardwalk. Free, family friendly event, shopping, music, and TONS OF DELICIOUS FOOD!!!