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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Mar 1 - Apr 30

20th Annual Destin Cobia Tournament

The 20th Annual Destin Cobia Tournament presented by HarborWalk Marina attracts hundreds of first time to experienced anglers to compete. Tournament begins when the first cobia is caught and ends April 30th. This is a free event. 


Mar 6 - May 22 | 6:00 PM- 11:00 PM

Tap It & Run 5K

Be sure to join Destin's best running club every Monday at WOB Destin. We step off at 6:05pm for an awesome 5k run down scenic 98. Upon our return, enjoy your first Happy Hour brew on WOB. Take advantage of Happy Hour pricing all night after that! So lace up those running shoes and show us what you got. Cheers!


Mar 13 - Dec 27 | 90 minutes

MAXIMUM MAGIC Dinner Theater Featuring Noah & Heather Wells

Come out to Fudpuckers Theater located at Fudpuckers on Okaloosa Island for some family fun! Illusionist of the year Noah Wells presents Maximum Magic, with mind-blowing illusions, hilarious comedy, special effects, unbelievable mentalism and more!


Mar 28 - Sep 5 | 5:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Al's Pirate Show

Pirate Show every Monday 5:30p-8:30p at Al’s Beach Club at The Boardwalk.


Mar 31 - Apr 30

Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition

March 31 - April 30, 2017: In the McIlroy Gallery, the annual Northwest Florida State College Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition showcases NWF State College students. The popular annual exhibition provides students the opportunity to practice art professionalism by having their work juried and displayed in a gallery. Exhibition cash prizes for winners in 2-D and 3-D categories and Best-in-Show are funded in memory of the late Arnie Hart, a beloved art professor at the college. The NWF State College Faculty will display their work concurrently in the Holzhauer Gallery.


Apr 16 - Sep 10 | Every Sunday

Sundays at AJ's on the Destin Harbor

Come join us! World Famous Crawfish Boil starting @ 1pm. Build your own Bloody Mary Bar for $7.50. Live Entertainment on our open deck by Jones and Company from 4pm-8pm.


Apr 18 - Sep 5 | Every Tuesday

Tuesdays at AJ's Oyster Shanty

Join us for Taco Tuesday from 11am-4pm! Two-4-One Tacos for just $7.50. Stay for All You Can Eat Shrimp from 4pm till we close for only $15.95!


Apr 19 - Sep 6 | Every Wednesday

Ladies Night on the Bayou

Every Wednesday join us for Ladies Night from 4pm-12am! Enjoy the beautiful bayou view with Double Tall Cocktails, Half off Wine and Jumbo Drafts, and $5.00 Small Plates.


Apr 29 - Apr 29 | 8 AM - 4 PM

Saturday In The Park

The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will hold its 41st Saturday in the Park Heritage Festival on April 29, 2017 from 8 AM to 4 PM. This family-fun event attracting thousands of visitors has long supported the Museum’s mission to promote the rich history of Northwest Florida. The festival begins with the Heritage 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Fun Run at 8 AM, then a day filled with re-enactments, traditional craft demonstrations, live entertainment, craft and food vendors, old-fashioned games and contests, a kid zone with crafts and more.