What's Going On

You don’t need a reason to come to the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast, but while you're here you might as well enjoy our special events. Cultural activities, fun festivals, lecture series, athletic events.... There's always something happening on our sugar-white shores, and there’s something for everyone. Here’s what’s up on the coast.

Featured Events

Destin Fishing Rodeo

October 1 - October 31, 2014

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FANdom Con Anime

Emerald Coast Convention Center
November 7 - November 9, 2014

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Annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow

Niceville Mullet Festival Grounds, Corner of FL Highway 85N & College Boulevard
November 7 - November 9, 2014 various times

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Destin Fishing Rodeo

October 1 - October 31, 2014

Established in 1948, The Destin Fishing Rodeo is the ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages.

Halloween on the Harbor

October 31, 2014

It’s time to get into costume and come out for a spooktacular time the entire family can enjoy!  This date also marks the end of the Destin Fishing Rodeo with a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor.


Trick-or-Treating at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
October 31, 2014 4:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.


Join us on Halloween evening, Friday Oct 31, for safe and fun TRICK-OR-TREATING around the park from 4-6pm. Kids 12 and under are only $5 and adults are FREE! Enjoy dolphin and sea lion shows, and Halloween themed games and activities.

Halloween Masquerade Ball

Ruth's Chris Steak House is located in the Silver Shells Resort
October 31, 2014 7PM-10PM


Halloween Masquerade Ball October 31st (7-10 pm) Join us in the East Bar and Courtyard for a night of Dinner, Dancing, and Devilish Fun. Come early for Happy Hour 5-7 PM or join us in the main dining room for dinner and stay for the party. LIVE MUSIC & DJ from National Recording Artist Michael J Thomas.

Halloween Party Cruise

October 31, 2014 9pm - 1:30am


Halloween Party Cruise

Climb aboard the Solaris this Halloween and "Rock The Yacht" with live music by Cadillac Willy.  Cruise will include Drink Specials and a Costume Contest.

Tickets pre-sold only: $28.50.  Must be 21 or over.