Upcoming Events


Destin Seafood Festival

October 6 - 8
Location: Destin Harbor Boardwalk

The Destin Seafood Festival is on the Destin Harbor Boardwalk the first weekend in October, working in harmony with the kick-off of the Destin Fishing Rodeo. Activities taking place at the festival include fireworks, arts, crafts, fresh local food, kids' activities and live music. Approximately 70,000 locals and visitors are expected to attend this FREE festival.

Grand Boulevard Farmers' Market

Saturdays from 9 am - 1 pm (October 7, 14, 21, 28)
Location: Grand Boulevard

Fresh from the farm produce, milk, cream, butter, eggs, honey, and grass-fed beef. Wonderful breads, pastries, prepared foods, and so much more! For more information, visit their Facebook page.


Sunday, October 1 at 2PM
Location: Upstairs 560

A musical comedy with everything you ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit. Run time is approximately 120 minutes, with one intermission. Appropriate for ages 13 and up due to some mature themes and mild language. Music by Jimmy Roberts, Lyrics & Book by Joe Dipietro.


Saturday, October 14 at 7PM
Location: Grand Park

The Northwest Florida Ballet takes the stage at Grand Park in Grand Boulevard to perform Giselle, one of the oldest continually performed ballets dating back to Paris in 1841. Giselle is a free, outdoor performance. Some seating will be provided but we suggest bringing your own chair or blanket.


Saturday, October 21 from 6-9PM
Location: Town Center

The winners of EC Magazine's Best of the Emerald Coast will be on display in the Town Center, showcasing their winning product, trade or service. Join us at the 18th annual event as we sample from the best restaurants, shopping and businesses on the Emerald Coast.


Thursday, October 26 from 5-7PM
Location: Grand Park

Dog-Harmony and Grand Boulevard invite you to bring your furry friend and join us in celebrating all things Fall in Grand Park with puppy & people treats and complimentary refreshments.


Tuesday, October 31 from 4-7PM
Location: Grand Boulevard

Children are invited to dress in their ghoulish best and trick-or-treat throughout the Town Center. Be sure to stop by Kinnucan's and enjoy their special Halloween festivities and giveaways.

First Friday Art Walk

Friday, October 6 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Gulf Place

On the first Friday of every month, participating South Walton art galleries stay open late to display their art. This is the community's opportunity to see new artwork, meet the artists, and enjoy both refreshments and live music.

30A Half Marathon & 5K

October 13-15, 2017
Location: Gulf Place

The second-annual 30A Half Marathon & 5K will kick off with a bang starting on Friday, October 13, 2017. This scenic out-and-back course will travel from start and end at beautiful Gulf Place on Scenic Highway 30A. All proceeds from this event will benefit The Sonder Project and their mission to end extreme poverty and hunger worldwide.

Pumpkin Festival

Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Arnett's Gulfside Stables

Come out to Arnett's Pumpkin Festival and pick out your pumpkins. Have a great time with pumpkin painting activities, bouncy house and pony rides. Take a hay ride through the haunted trails of Point Washington State Forest. And get some yummy cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs and drinks! Free admission.

Live Music at La Playa

Saturdays from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (October 7, 14, 21, 28)
Location: Gulf Place

Join us for live music every Saturday night at La Playa from 6:30-9:30 pm featuring a different local musician each week.

30A YOLO & Beach Bike Ride

Saturdays at 8:30 am (October 7, 14, 21, 28)
Location: Gulf Place

FREE group bike rides kick-off every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from YOLO Board + Bike in Gulf Place. Riders can grab a cup of coffee from Sunrise Coffee Co. and browse The 30A Store before heading out with the group onto the Longleaf Pine Trails, and then you can enjoy an ice cool beer when you get back. The 30A YOLO Bike and Beach Club is free to join, and it's open to all skill levels.

Third Thursday Wine Walkabout

Thursday, October 19 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Gulf Place

Join us at Gulf Place for our monthly Third Thursday Wine Walkabout from 5 - 7 p.m. Check in at 5:00 p.m. with the Artists at Gulf Place to receive your complimentary glass, sponsored by Classic Luxury Real Estate LLC., and your walkabout map. Visit each participating merchant to be entered for a chance to win giveaways at the end of the night! Cost to particiapte is $20.00 and includes tastes from 15+ merchants.

Ladies Night at La Playa

Thursdays from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (October 5, 12, 19, 26)
Location: Gulf Place

Enjoy Ladies' Night at La Playa every Thursday night with food and drink specials and live music featuring local favorite, Forrest Williams Band! Join us for dinner or just enjoy our bar and patio area for cocktails with a view of the gulf! $5 house wines, Fireball, Margaritas and Jager.

Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival

October 7 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: The Market Shops

This year's festival welcomes many favorite restaurants, bars and culinary artists from around South Walton and Destin. The much anticipated event will feature Bloody Mary's with Cathead Vodka from the area's top restaurants, craft beer from Grayton Beer Company, memories captured by Epic Photo Co., bubbly bar, local eats, live music by Luke Langford Band and more!

Wednesday Night Concert Series

Wednesdays from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Events Plaza

Enjoy the crisp, fall air with a concert on the lawn this October. Every Wednesday night this month enjoy LIVE entertainment by local and regional artists in the Events Plaza. Concert starts at 7pm.

Duck Regatta

Saturday, October 7th from 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Join us for the 7th Annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 and adopt a duck for your chance to win, first place receives $5,000. This family-friendly event includes a scavenger hunt, face painting, kids activities, free carousel rides, and the duck race following at 1pm.

10th Annual Baytowne Beer Festival

Friday, October 13th - Saturday, October 14th
Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Time to roll out the barrel and discover unique suds & ales! The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort presents the 10th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest on October 13th & 14th. American speciality brews from around the nation will be available to sample and savor. The event will feature over 200 domestic and international craft beers available at the event, offering an opportunity to learn about the different types of lagers and ales from a variety of styles. Live music will be also featured during the festival.

Bubbly Baytowne

Tuesday, October 17th from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Events Plaza Lawn

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is introducing a brand new event , Bubbly Baytowne! Sip and shop through the Village streets. Join us for an evening of FREE champagne and shopping during our Bubbly Baytowne. Stop in various retail merchants as you enjoy a selection of premium champagnes.

Butler Does Halloween

Tuesday, October 24th at 6:00 pm
Location: Events Plaza

Join us for a night of frighteningly good tunes from Van R Butler Elementary Chorus as they present Butler Does Halloween.

Throwback Thursday | Hocus Pocus

Thursday, October 26th at 6:30 pm
Location: Events Plaza Stage

We're throwing back to some of your favorite films. Enjoy a movie on the big-screen during our Throwback Thursdays. All movies are family friendly and open to the public.

Baytowne on Ice

Saturday, October 28th - Saturday, February 3rd
Location: Events Plaza

Dust off those skates and get in the winter spirit at The Village of Baytowne Wharf's Baytowne on Ice. For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, our seasonal ice rink is the perfect opportunity to share some of your favorites holiday traditions.

Trick or Treat Street

Tuesday, October 31st from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Events Plaza

Calling all ghouls, ghosts, and goblins to the Village of Baytowne Wharf for a spooktacular extravaganza! This Halloween, Trick or Treat through the Village streets and visit merchants for your favorite treat. The DJ will play frightenly good tunes on the main stage, enjoy face painting, balloon animals, and a fly-board show by Ben Merrell! End the night with a spooky fireworks display at 8pm.

First Friday ArtWalk at Shops of Ruskin

Friday,October 6 from 4:00 pm - 7 pm
Location: Seaside Ruskin Place

First Friday ArtWalk is the first Friday of each month from 4-7pm. Shop, have a glass of wine, and enjoy Friday evening in Seaside, Florida. Ruskin Place is tucked away behind Central Square. The park is surrounded by beautiful trees and unique shops.

Seaside Farmers Market

Saturdays from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (October 7, 14, 21, 28)

Seaside Farmers Market takes place in the Seaside Amphitheater every Saturday rain or shine! Fall and winter hours are Saturdays from 9-1. Live music takes place in the middle of it all and everyone enjoys strolling Central Square in the morning hours with a coffee or mimosa. Airstream Row is just next to the market as well as many shops, restaurants and places to sit and watch the town go by.

Halloweener Derby Day

Saturday, October 27 at 9:30 am
Location: Seaside Amphitheater

It's a fundraiser to benefit 30A Radio, and this dachshund-only race is followed by a pet costume contest, and then a free outdoor concert with Brian James and Matt Miller. All events take place in the Seaside Amphitheater. Check-in and same-day registration begins at 9:30 AM.