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.

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Jun 2 - Oct 31 | 7PM

Nighttime Educational Beach Walks

FREE and open to the public throughout the summer!  Learn about sea turtles, their nesting habits and other wildlife along the beaches of Okaloosa Island and Destin.  Beginning Tuesday, June 2 and every Monday & Wednesday thereafter at 7PM until October 31.  Limited to 20 people (ages 6 and older) per walk.  Times and locations subject to change. Reservations are required and may be made by emailing ECTurtleWatch@gmail.com


Jun 29 - Dec 30

Rock'n Bingo

Come out to Landshark's Pizza or Mama Sherry's Pizza & Wings and enjoy bingo with music at "Rock'n Bingo" every Monday and Wednesday nights!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Game-Night-Live-Emerald-Coast/1062250327138490


Oct 1 - Oct 31

Destin Fishing Rodeo

All October long, it’s the Destin Fishing Rodeo. Year after year, anglers from around the world return to the Emerald Coast to catch the big one! Join us in “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” to compete in more than 30 different categories for more than $100,000 in prizes.

Weigh-ins everyday on the docks at A.J.'s Seafood & Oyster Bar from 10 am until 7 pm.


Oct 12 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Everything You Wanted to Know About Being a Board Member, But Were Afraid to Ask – CONDOS ONLY

Are you serving on the board of directors for your community association or are you considering it? If so, you will want to be sure you have the tools and information you need to perform your job well and to avoid any potential liability associated.


Oct 14 | 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

CLA Estate Planning Workshop

FREE workshop on securing one's estate and retirement planning. Wills, trusts, probate, long term health care, tax reduction planning. RSVP 1-866-252-8721.


Oct 15 - Oct 18

2015 Panhandle RV Show

Show Hours - October 15-17 - 9:00a-6:00p / October 18 - 11:00p-5:00p
Admission - $4.00 / Adult - Children Under 12 Are Free
Thursday, October 15 - $1.00 Off - Senior Discount; Everyday - $1.00 Off – Military (Active/Retired) & 1st Responders (EMTs, 
Fire & Police)


Oct 17 | 7:30 AM

Bird Walk on Niceville Shorelines

Veteran birder, Lenny Fenimore, will lead a bird walk on the shores of bayous in the Twin Cities area. We’ll be looking for ducks, raptors, and shorebirds. Wear closed-toe shoes and a hat, and bring binoculars or cameras if desired.


Oct 17 - Oct 18 | 10:00 AM

Fort Walton Beach Coin Show

An event that gives coin collectors the opportunity to talk about the hobby, buy sell or trade coins, get evaluations of there collections and meet others who enjoy the hobby.


Oct 18

Southern Drawl Band

Much like its derivative name, Southern Drawl Band is a melting pot of sound, attitude and entertainment.  Defined in categories like Country, Southern Rock, Trop Rock and Bluegrass, Southern Drawl Band attracts a range of listeners from a broad spectrum of music genre and extends no restrictions on a targeted audience.  Their unique trait of extraordinary music and song writing, along with impressive entertainment style and unforgettable live performance is what sets this band apart from any other on the market.


Oct 18 | 11AM - 4PM

ARTWalk on the Harbor

Come enjoy the sunshine on Destin Harbor Boardwalk from 11AM - 4PM! ARTWalk on The Destin Harbor features dozens of local artisans and craftspeople along this open air waterfront boardwalk. Jewelry, sculpture, mixed media artwork, repurposed wood furniture and home accessories, handcrafted treats from seasoned snacks, nuts and popcorn to custom blended fragrances combined with your favorite national brands such as Life is Good, UGG, Costa, Billabong, Donald Pliner, NorthFace, Patagonia and Vera Bradley. The ARTWalk on The Destin Harbor is a vibrant marketplace, bustling with street performers, live music, a the perfect way to spend the day and browse through this unique art market. This event and parking is free and open to the public.


Oct 18 | 7:30 PM

Flashdance The Musical

The iconic film is now an electrifying musical that includes the Academy Award-winning hit song "Flashdance - What a Feeling," as well as "Maniac," "Gloria," "Manhunt", "I Love Rock & Roll" and more!  Don't miss the worldwide smash hit that became a pop culture phenomenon! $45 each.


Oct 23 - Oct 25



Oct 23

Everything You Wanted To Know About Being A Board Member, But Were Afraid To Ask - CONDOS ONLY

Are you serving on the board of directors for your community association or are you considering it? If so, you will want to be sure you have the tools and information you need to perform your job well and to avoid any potential liability associated.


Oct 24 - Oct 25

20th Annual Festival of the Arts

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation contiues a year-long celebration of its 20th anniversary with the 20th Annual Festival of the Arts on October 24 & 25, 2015, throughout the grounds of the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village.  For more information, please call 850-650-2226 or email info@MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org  


Oct 24 | 7:30 PM

Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles

Relive the magic of John, Paul, George & Ringo for a 'feelin' groovy' Saturday night event! From early Beatles music through the solo years, it's the best of The Beatles in a Fab Four tribute that features more than 30 Beatles tunes - all sung, played and performed exactly as they were written!  $37 each.


Oct 24

Monster Mash Pub Crawl

This Halloween is sure to be a thriller! Dress in your scariest, coolest or sexiest costume and head to HarborWalk Village and get down with the Monster Mash Pub Crawl through Destin's hottest bars! Purchase an armband to support a local charity and receive spooky good drink specials for this night of fright on the Destin Harbor with the Destin Nights!


Oct 31 | 11AM - 11PM

Pumpkinpalooza Weekend

Friday:  Adult Costume Contest 9PM

The winning stakes for the most creative costume are high during this grown-up ghouls costume contest!  Spirited nightlife on the Destin Harbor to savor at this thrilling and chilling Halloween Bash!

Saturday:  Not So Spooky Family Fun Fest 2PM

Enjoy a not-so-spooky family fest with Kid and Pet Costume Contests!  Including trick-or-treat with merchants all day, pumpkin decorating, face painting and free crafts.  End the night with a Fireworks show over the Destin Harbor and a frightfully fun firespinning show by Just Add Fire!