Destin Fishing Rodeo:
Calling all fishermen! In Destin, we are known as, “ The Luckiest Fishing Village!” It seems fitting we offer a fishing rodeo. Join in on the fun for the 73rd annual fishing rodeo, October 1st-31st. All you need is a captain and a boat! Lucky for you, Destin has the largest charter fishing fleet in the country, so booking a boat is easy. Once you’ve got your catch, head behind AJ’s for free weigh-ins. You can learn more about the fishing rodeo here on their website, https://destinfishingrodeo.org/rodeo-fun-for-everyone/rodeo-events/.
26th Annual Festival of the Arts:
Join creatives from all over the globe for the annual Festival of the Arts on October 30-31st! Artists come together to compete for 10,000 in cash awards representing 18 different mediums in an outdoor walking exhibit. The entertainment does not stop there, the event will have live music, a food bistro, a wine and beer garden, and a collaborative art exhibit!
The event is located at, 4323 Commons Drive West, Destin, FL 3254. You can find more information on their website here, https://mkaf.org/arts-festival/.
43rd Annual Destin Seafood Festival:
Foodies unite for the Destin Seafood Festival, October 1-3rd! The is one of the largest fall events of the season and lucky for us, it’s right here on the Emerald Coast. This three-day festival takes place on the beautiful, Destin Harbor. Food vendors and local restaurants set up along the Destin Harbor and serve up fresh-caught seafood! The entertainment expands beyond the delicious food! The Seafood Festival will have 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. You will leave with a full stomach and a happy heart! Learn more here, https://www.destinseafoodfestival.com/.
13th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival:
Beer enthusiast, we found an event just for you! Check out the Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival on October 8-9th. At the event, you will have beer samplings from local brews and live music on the lawn! The event will even feature over 200 domestic and international craft beers. You will also learn about the different types of lagers and ales from various different styles. This event will be one to remember, head to their website to find out more and discover the band line-up. https://www.baytownewharf.com/.
The end of summer does not mean the end of fun for the Emerald Coast! We bring the heat all year long with events, activities, and more! Who knows, you might come to find the fall season is your favorite time to visit, Destin. We hope you plan a trip soon!