Destin Festivals & Events

Calendar is updated weekly. Be sure to check back often to stay informed.

Destin is a place for celebrating. You can find a variety of events all year long to fit just about every traveler’s taste. Whether you like seafood festivals, live concerts, theater and performance art events, wine and food tastings, craft shows, or several other top-rated events,  Destin has something for you.

Last year was a very different year than we were expecting. The lasting effects of schedule changes and cancellations are still going on. We will keep you updated on events as soon as we have the information.



sandestin village of baytowne warf seafood gumbo festival
The Village of Baytowne Wharf


Big Easy Bar Crawl

Date & Time:
Friday Feb. 12, 2021

Where: HarborWalk Village


Mardi Gras Celebration

Date & Time
Saturday Feb. 13, 2021
2 PM CST – 5:30 PM CST

HarborWalk Village


32nd Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival
Sample a variety of gumbo and vote your favorite as the “People’s Choice” winner!

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021
12:00 PM

The Village of Baytowne Wharf
9100 Baytowne Avenue
Miramar Beach, FL 32550


St. Patrick’s Day
Festivals & Events at Harborwalk Village and McGuire’s Pub

More info: TBD


2nd Annual EOD Warrior Foundation Poker Run

Location: 444 E. John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, FL
When: March 27, 2021

Destin Charity Wine Auction


Destin Charity Wine Auction

April 23-24, 2021
Stay tuned for more information on this year’s auction format!



Cinco de Mayo


Jurassic Park in Concert

When: May 15, 2021

Where: 1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

billybowlegs pirate Festival kids in destin ft. walton beach
Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival



Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks Festival

When: July 3, 2021

Where: Destin Commons

Family fun activities include live music and entertainment, BBQ sampling, face painting, a photo booth, and spectacular fireworks. 

Emerald Coast Poker Run


Emerald Coast Poker Run
When: August 12-14, 2021

All proceeds from Emerald Coast Boat Week and Poker Run go to the recipient children’s charities of the Emerald Coast Foundation.


Destin Charity Wine Auction

Typically held in August
When: TBD


The Greek Festival
When: Labor Day weekend


The 2021 MCAS Miramar Air Show
When: Sept 24-26, 2021

HarborWalk Village Destin Fishing Rodeo
Destin Fishing Rodeo


The Destin Fishing Rodeo
When: Oct. 1-31

Destin Seafood Festival
10/01/2021 – 4:00PM TO 10/03/2021 – 4:00PM

Need a Break From the Sun?

The Emerald Coast Theatre provides professional and educational year-round entertainment.