We are excited to bring you all of the upcoming events in and around Destin, Florida for 2019. We will be updating this list throughout the year as we learn of new events.
Coming out of the colder months of winter (December through February) and jumping right into Spring, there is a lot to look forward to. The waters are warming; the marine life react and express excitement as they move closer to the shoreline in search for easy hatched prey. The beaches are majestic and quiet, awaiting the first large flows of vacationers left absent the past couple months. Locals gear up for incredible new events and activities awaiting the season with open arms. Yes...Spring is in full bloom and we are all excited for what awaits us in this new year. Life is picture perfect this time of year. The water is beginning to clear from the rainy months and life that had traveled south for the winter is returning with the same level of excitement as the thousands of snowbirds up north still awaiting the thaw of spring to come to their cold bones.
It's the first Thursday of the summer, there is an expectation in the air of amazing things to come. The crowds gather throughout the day at live outdoor concerts and food trucks lined up awaiting hungry guests for a fun filled night to come. The clock shows 8:45pm and a trace of sparks shoot through the sky like a flaming arrow followed by the explosive boom of the firework that was set off letting everything know of the show about to come. 9:00pm is finally upon us, the boats in the harbor are lining the shorelines and the pass by the hundreds as the night sky erupts in fire and sparks as thousands peer from boats, docks, restaurants and homes at the amazing spectacle that will go on every Thursday and Tuesday throughout the summer. It's only just begun...it's about to get even better. The water, perfect in temperature and clarity for swimming, paddle-boarding and snorkeling and all of life celebrates together in one uniform expression of excitement as we gather together to celebrate life together along our amazing Emerald Coastline.
The season has been a success and with bellies full, skin tan and smiles on everyone's faces, we can all sit a little taller and relax knowing that was one fun summer. The locals are the most excited for what is to come. The beaches rest from the volume of people that kissed its shorelines with their bare skin. The locals are reminded of how beautiful the beaches are as there are fewer and fewer people to interrupt the tranquility that can only be found in a quiet place. As things slow down though, there are still amazing events and activities to look forward to. Fall festivals, seafood festivals, boat shows and the occasional firework shows shot off every night we can find a legitimate excuse to watch them. Fall is a magical time to enjoy with your families and our favorite time of the year for sure.
Smoke on the Coast 2019: BBQ and Firework Show at Destin Commons 3rd of July, 2019. Starts at 5pm
Harborwalk Village 4th of July: 4th of July, 2019 Fireworks and Festival at Harborwalk Village. All Day. Fireworks at 9pm
Let The Freedom Ring Firework Show: Every Thursday night during the Summer through August 16, 2018, celebrate Americana and the heritage of Destin Harbor at HarborWalk Village. This celebration will feature a WWII Vintage airshow, live music, and entertainment, and a fireworks show at 9PM over the Destin Harbor. 7pm-9pm
Villages of Baytowne Wharf Summer Firework Show: Every Tuesday evening during the summer months expect the Villages of Baytowne Wharf to put on a great firework show.
Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic | When: TBD | Where: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort | Info: One of the most prestigious tournaments in Northwest Florida, offering large cash prizes. | More Info:www.fishecbc.com
Destin Fishing Rodeo | When: TBD | Info: The ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages. 850.837.6734 | More Info: www.destinfishingrodeo.org
11th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest | When: TBD | Where:Baytowne Wharf Village, Sandestin | Info: There will be American specialty beers from around the nation to sample. Saturday will be the main event with over 200 international & craft beers. | More Info:www.sandestin.com/events/detail/baytowne-beer-festival
Destin Seafood Festival | When: TBD | Where: Destin Harbor Boardwalk | Info: A three-day festival featuring seafood, entertainment, arts & crafts and fireworks along the Destin Harbor. | More Info: www.destinseafoodfestival.com
Sandestin Wine Festival | When: TBD | Where: Village of Baytowne Wharf | Info: Featuring over 800 domestic and international wines.
More Info: www.sandestinwinefestival.com