Special Events in Destin

Emerald Coast Poker Run
If you enjoy boat races then check out the Emerald Coast Poker Run in Destin, Florida. Held each year in August, the Poker Run is a celebration of the boating community and runs for a week with special events and parties. All proceeds from the Poker Run festival go to children's and youth charities in the local area.

Sandestin Music Festival
Check out the annual Sandestin Music Festival at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Featuring many great local and legendary musicians from a wide variety of music styles, the festival is a celebration of music. Previous artists have included names like Jeffrey Steele and Lari White as well as other songwriters and performers. The Sandestin Music Festival is held in August and all proceeds go to support the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

Baytowne Wharf Art Expo
If you enjoy seeing the artwork of local artists then check out the Baytowne Wharf Art Expo in Destin. The art expo showcases the artwork of many local as well as other amateur and professional artists of the region. The art expo is held in September and it is a great place for to get to meet artists who are on their way up. The art expo also includes classes and exhibits on painting styles and tips from the artists.

Destin Fishing Rodeo
If you enjoy boat fishing and want to challenge yourself against other anglers, take part in the annual Destin Fishing Rodeo. Started in 1948, the Fishing Rodeo includes daily weigh-ins with grand prizes and cash available. The competition also includes the senior, ladies, teens and junior divisions as well as the main event open to all anglers. All types of game fish are eligible for the prizes and the awards include not only an overall prize, but a daily and weekly prize as well. The Destin Fishing Rodeo is held in October and donations are accepted for the local event.

Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival
When you are looking to have a good time, check out the annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival. Held at the Village of Baytowne Wharf, the Beer Festival includes a number of special events with more than 100 beers from around the world ready for you to sample. The festival also includes live music and exhibits on how the beers are made. Volunteers are also requested to help serve the guests and keep the excitement of the festival going.