Events & Festivals

In addition to the countless activities of Florida's Gulf Coast, Destin and 30A offers a year-round list of annual events and festivals to experience. Whether you prefer a Destin wine festival, farmer's market, fireworks display or music festival, you'll find it here.

Experience over 800 world-class wines each April at the South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival or rock out with 150 Artists in 25 Venues at the 30A Songwriter's Festival each January. Athletes and Anglers come from all over the world to participate in fishing tournaments and races. Or maybe you are a fashionista or budding designer in which case South Walton Fashion Week is the event for you.

Bubbly Baytowne

Bubbly Baytowne

Thursday, February 21 from 5 PM - 7 PM
Join us for an evening full of FREE champagne and shopping during our Bubbly Baytowne. Sip and Shop through the village streets! Stop in various retail merchants as you enjoy a selection of premium champagnes.
Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
30th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival

30th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival

Friday, February 15 at 5 PM
Saturday, February 16 from 12 PM - 4 PM

This winter festival favorite is back for the 30th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival. Sample a variety of gumbo and vote your favorite as the "People`s Choice" winner! Dark or light roux? Chicken, sausage or seafood? Celebrity judges will name the "Area`s Best." Gulf Coast restaurants will be featured along with live music from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe and children`s activities.
Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Baytowne On Ice

Baytowne On Ice

Through Saturday, February 2nd
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 favorite holiday traditions. Hours vary daily.
Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Sandestin Wine Festival

Sandestin Wine Festival

The Sandestin Wine Festival has been named the "Best Annual Event" by Destin Magazine, and has been running for over 30 years! Four days of unique events open up a wide range of experiences from attending wine dinners with celebrity chefs, participating in preview events throughout the year, and taking part in wine tastings that showcase hundreds of wines.
Location: 9100 Baytowne Blvd. Suite#120, Destin, FL 32500
30A Songwriter`s Festival

30A Songwriter`s Festival

With more than 175 artists, 225 performances, and 25 venues, the 30A Songwriters Festival has something for everyone. The 30A Songwriters Festival, now past its tenth year, is the major fundraiser for the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA). Visit their website to learn more and to purchase tickets for the event!
30a Wine Festival

30a Wine Festival

The 30A Wine Festival returns to the beautiful community of Alys Beach each year. Showcasing renowned vintners and culinary favorites, the five-day celebration benefited Children`s Volunteer Health Network in 2019. The event is a must-experience venue for the vintner`s craft and the culinary arts.
Location: Alys Beach, FL
Phone: (850) 213-5500
Live Music at La Playa

Live Music at La Playa

Saturdays from 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Join us for live music every Saturday night at La Playa from 6:30-9:30 pm featuring a different local musician each week.
Location: Gulf Place
30A YOLO & Beach Bike Ride

30A YOLO & Beach Bike Ride

Saturdays at 8:30 AM
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.
Location: Gulf Place
Third Thursday Wine Walkabout

Third Thursday Wine Walkabout

Thursday, February 21 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Join us at Gulf Place for our monthly Third Thursday Wine Walkabout from 5:00 - 7:00 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 participate is $20.00 and includes tastes from 15+ merchants.
Location: Gulf Place
Ladies Night at La Playa

Ladies Night at La Playa

Thursdays from 7:00 - 10:00 PM
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.
Location: Gulf Place
Grand Boulevard Farmers` Market

Grand Boulevard Farmers` Market

Saturdays from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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.
Location: Grand Boulevard
First Friday ArtWalk at Shops of Ruskin

First Friday ArtWalk at Shops of Ruskin

Friday, February 1 from 4:00 - 7 PM
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.
Location: Seaside Ruskin Place
Seaside Farmers Market

Seaside Farmers Market

Saturdays 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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.
Location: Seaside Amphitheater