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.

Destin Seafood Festival

Destin Seafood Festival

October 4 - 6
The 41st Annual Destin Seafood Festival takes place along the Destin harbor. It`s a weekend of seafood, live music, and family fun. The Destin Seafood Festival showcases the best that Destin has to offer on the Harbor. Stroll along the Harbor Boardwalk from one end to the other with over a mile of festival activities featuring Destin`s Fishing Fleet, local restaurants, bars, shops, and breathtaking views.
Location: Destin
Harvest Wine & Food Festival

Harvest Wine & Food Festival

October 25-27
Produced by Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), Harvest Wine & Food Festival provides patrons the opportunity to sip and savor some of the world`s finest wine and culinary selections while enjoying the iconic beach town of WaterColor.
Location: Watercolor
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
AUTUMN IN MOTION

AUTUMN IN MOTION

Dates: October 1-31
Visit Grand Boulevard for this month-long celebration of all things fall. Snap a photo in one of our harvest-themed vignettes, spend a crisp morning savoring our bountiful landscaping or enjoy entertainment like our weekly autumn-centric golf cart drive-in movie lineup, free fitness classes in the park, Halloween events for pups and for kids and much more.
Location: Grand Boulevard Town Center
FALL FLICKS GOLF CART DRIVE-IN

FALL FLICKS GOLF CART DRIVE-IN

Every Tuesday, October 1-29
Join us for a nostalgic tradition with a modern twist - a classic drive-in movie for golf carts! Every Tuesday evening in the month of October, Grand Boulevard will host a family-friendly Fall Flick at North Park at 7PM. Popcorn will be provided. Bring your own beverages. Don`t have a cart? Don`t fret. Just bring a blanket or chair to the designated area for your viewing pleasure.
WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS

Every Wednesday, October 2-30
Welcome the coming of the Autumnal Equinox with us every Wednesday morning in the month of October. Grand Fitness will host this complimentary 50 minute group fitness class at 9AM in Grand Park.
BARKTOBERFEST

BARKTOBERFEST

Thursday, October 24 | 5:00-7:00PM
Attendees and their pets are encouraged to dress in their Halloween best and enjoy a canine-only trick-or-treating event and doggie social. Local dog-friendly partners will provide dog and human treats for attendees. Judging for the best "Pet & Parent Matching Costume" Contest will take place during the event with the prize-winning duo announced at 6:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy light bites, libations, a raffle drawing and lawn games including cornhole.
HALLOWEEN ON THE BOOLEVARD

HALLOWEEN ON THE BOOLEVARD

Thursday, October 31 | 4-6PM
Families and kids are invited to trick or treat throughout the Town Center.
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, October 17 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
30A BBQ Festival

30A BBQ Festival

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 | 5:30 - 9PM
Enjoy live music while you socialize with friends & family, tantalizing your taste buds with all the best BBQ creations from local restaurants and chefs. Need something to wet your whistle and cleanse your palate between tastings? We`ve got you covered there as well with all the beer you care to drink. Not a beer drinker? No problem! Visit our wine tent! Before you head out, remember to cast your vote for your favorite BBQ creation!
Location: Gulf Place
30A Half Marathon & 5K

30A Half Marathon & 5K

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 | 5:30 - 9PM
The fourth-annual 30A Half Marathon & 5K weekend will kick off with the 30A BBQ Festival starting on Friday, October 11, 2019 with race day on Sunday, October 13th. This scenic out-and-back course will start and finish at beautiful Gulf Place on Scenic Highway 30A.
Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 30A Oyster Festival

Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 30A Oyster Festival

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 | 12PM - 6PM
Save the date for the Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 30A Oyster Festival on Sunday, October 27 at the Gulley Amphitheater at Gulf Place. We will have cooking demonstrations, an oyster shucking contest, an interactive kids area, live music and more! Stay tuned for more details!
Wednesday Night Concert Series

Wednesday Night Concert Series

Wednesdays 7:00 - 9:00 PM
The Wednesday Night Concert Series returns to Baytowne! This fall sit back and relax, as you take in the cool crisp air, and enjoy live entertainment. The concert series will feature both local and regional talent from a variety of genres. Concert begins at 7pm on the Events Plaza Stage.
Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
12th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival

12th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival

Friday, October 11th - Saturday, October 12th
Time to roll out the barrel and discover unique suds & ales! The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort presents the 12th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest on October 11th & 12th. 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

Bubbly Baytowne

Thursday, October 17th | 5PM - 7PM
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
Baytowne on Ice

Baytowne on Ice

Saturday, October 26th - Saturday, February 1st
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. Ice rink is open October 26th - February 1st. Hours vary daily.
Trick or Treat Street

Trick or Treat Street

Thursday, October 31st | 6PM - 8PM
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. Steve Hall will play frightenly good tunes on the main stage, enjoy crafts and balloon animals. Be sure to stop by Coconut Kidz for free face painting and to enter their Costume Contest. End the night with a spooky fireworks display at 8pm.
Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
First Friday ArtWalk at Shops of Ruskin

First Friday ArtWalk at Shops of Ruskin

Friday, October 4 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
30A Farmer`s Market at South Barrett Square

30A Farmer`s Market at South Barrett Square

Sundays at 9 AM Come out to do your food shopping and pick up fresh from the farm produce, baked goods and pastries, delicious prepared foods, and much more. Take in the stunning views of Rosemary Beach where you`ll find vendors lining the park with tents and all the good stuff. Grab a coffee from Amavida and sip as you shop.
Location: North Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach