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November Festivities in Destin

As the crisp November air settles in, Destin emerges with tons of exciting events and celebrations, offering something for everyone. Whether you’re a food enthusiast, a wine connoisseur, or a sports fan, this month promises a variety of experiences to indulge in.

Kicking off the month is the highly anticipated Destin Food Truck Fest on November 4th, an event set to captivate taste buds and delight the senses. Hosted at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, this family-friendly affair presents a diverse selection of the city’s finest food trucks. Amidst the aromas of sizzling delicacies, attendees can relish live entertainment and explore various vendors offering an assortment of gifts, crafts, jewelry, and more. With an entry fee of just $5 (while kids aged 12 and under enter for free), it's an opportunity to savor a plethora of flavors while enjoying a vibrant atmosphere. (For more information, visit

On November 11th, wine enthusiasts alike are in for a treat with the SanDestin Wine Festival at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Set against the stunning backdrop of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, this beloved festival spanning from April 11th to 14th, 2024, is a testament to the celebration of wine and culinary arts. Guests can revel in four days packed with exclusive events, including wine tastings, culinary tents, live music, and interactive experiences. For tickets, schedule details, and lodging information, visit

For those seeking a delectable Thanksgiving experience, O’Quigley’s Seafood Steamer & Oyster Sports Bar beckons with an all-encompassing Thanksgiving feast. Known for their exquisite seafood offerings, the casual yet lively environment ensures a memorable dining experience. Additionally, for a unique Thanksgiving celebration, two cruises – lunch and dinner – are available, both featuring a sumptuous buffet menu. Reservations for the cruises can be made online at or by calling 850-650-2519.

For the runners or walkers, the 30A Thanksgiving Day 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run present an opportunity to partake in a fun-filled, fitness-focused event. The second largest road race in South Walton, this non-profit organization aims to promote health and fitness while contributing to local charities. With an estimated 6,000 participants, vendors, and volunteers, this event is a delightful way to kick-start Thanksgiving day.

November in Destin is undoubtedly a month brimming with diverse experiences, catering to various interests and passions. Whether it's exploring the culinary delights at food festivals, savoring the finest wines, indulging in a scrumptious Thanksgiving feast, or joining a vibrant community run, there's something for everyone. So, mark your calendars and immerse yourself in the enriching tapestry of events that Destin has to offer this November!