Water, Sun, Poker Runs.

Two Poker Runs. One Beautiful Beach Destination.

The right combination of skill, luck and boating, a poker run in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island means a lot of waves, a lot of sunshine and a lot of money to win. This year, the area is home to two beloved and highly anticipated poker runs. Whether you’re ready to try your luck or simply looking for some fun during the nearly two weeks of events and festivities, everyone’s a winner on our sugar-white sandy shores.


The Original. The big one. Emerald Coast Poker Run. 8/8-8/12

The 26th Annual Emerald Coast Boat Week & Poker Run will attract powerboats, fishing boats, pleasure boats, and everything else in between to our emerald-green waters. It is one of the largest and most popular poker runs in the country, affectionately referred to as “The Big One.” The Emerald Coast Boat Week & Poker Run is held from 8/8/18 to 8/12/18 and will donate all proceeds to the Emerald Coast Foundation, helping the children of our area have a brighter future. To date, the Emerald Coast Boat Week & Poker Run has raised more than $2.5 million for the Emerald Coast Foundation and the children of our community.

Learn more and sign up at EmeraldCoastPokerRun.com


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Emerald Coast Powerboat Week 8/15-8/19

In association with the Florida Powerboat Club, the Emerald Coast Powerboat Week is held from 8/15/18 to 8/19/18 and attracts some of the world’s fastest high-performance boats to the area. Featuring a parade, fun run and multiple parties throughout the area, the poker run isn’t the only thing to get excited about during this five-day event. 

Learn more and sign up for Emerald Coast Powerboat Week

at FLPowerboat.com/Project/Emerald-Coast-Poker-Run