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

Bluegrass at The Beach

Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village
July 23 - September 12, 2015 11AM-10PM

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Rock the Docks LIVE

HarborWalk Village
August 1, 2015 7PM - 9PM

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Teen Night At Fud's Destin

March 9 - August 31, 2015 Mon-Thurs 10PM - 1AM


Teen Night at Fudpucker’s in Destin every Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thursday Night from 10pm-1am starting March 12 thru the Summer. Teens 14-17 are welcome to a Fun, Safe, Smoke-Free and Alcohol-Free night of dancing to the hottest DJ's tunes.  fudpucker.com/fudpuckers-in-destin/#


Okaloosa Island Fireworks

The Boardwalk - Okaloosa Island Pier
May 27 - September 9, 2015 9PM


Join us at the Boardwalk Park to view spectacular Fireworks from the Okaloosa Island Pier every Wednesday at 9PM throughout the summer!

Bart Rockett - Spectacular Magic, Stage Illusions, Ventriloquism & Comedy

Emerald Grande - HarborWalk Village
June 1 - August 31, 2015 7:30PM


Now appearing (and disappearing) at Emerald Grande’s HarborWalk Village, come out and enjoy world-class magic, illusions, ventriloquism and comedy as presented by variety performer Bart Rockett in an intimate, custom- designed, state-of-the-art theater located right in the heart of Emerald Grande's HarborWalk Village!  Witness original, never-before-seen illusions in this up-close and personal MUST-SEE show for ALL AGES!  This is NOT JUST a "magic show" and Bart Rockett is not just a "magician," he is an all around seasoned variety entertainer who has headlined theaters and entertained millions around the world!  Tickets are disappearing fast at www.DestinMagic.com

Nighttime Educational Beach Walks

June 2 - November 30, 2015 8PM

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 8PM through November.  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

SummerWild Children's Camp

HarborWalk Village
June 15 - August 14, 2015 9AM - 3PM


SummerWild Children's Camp at HarborWalk Village is a weekly summer break camp for grades 1st - 6th beginning June 15 - August 14, 2015.  Children can spend an exciting week on the Destin Harbor learning about exotic animals and their natural habitats.  Some activities include: Meet a Wildlife Veterinarian, ECO-Splore on the Destin Harbor, Live Animal Encounters Daily and Hands-On Art Projects, Snacks and Drinks.  Please call 850-830-3933 or email sleveille@ecwildliferefuge.com for more information.

Sunset Camp - Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
June 16 - August 4, 2015 4PM - 9PM


Providing fun learning experiences for the children while the parents enjoy a night out!  Activities Include: Dolphin Encounter, Beach Exploration, Ocean Themed Activities, Scavenger Hunt, Dinner at Seal Harbor.  Ages 6 - 14.  Select Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Rock'n Bingo

Landshark's Pizza and Mama Sherry's Pizza & Wings
June 29 - December 30, 2015


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

"Wee Works" - ADSO Gallery Show

Arts and Design Societ
June 30 - July 31, 2015


Opening reception for the Arts and Design Society's "Wee Works" Show is scheduled for Friday, July 10, from 6PM - 8PM.  The exhibition features works that do not exceed 10"x10".  The show begins June 30 and runs through July 31.

"Modern Batiks" - ADSO Window Gallery Display

Arts and Design Society
July 1 - July 31, 2015 12PM -4PM (Tues - Fri); 1PM - 4PM (Sat)


To showcase the work of local artists, the Arts and Design Society presents month-long exhibits in their studio windows, facing First Street, Fort Walton Beach.  In July, the works on display for easy viewing are those of Hanna Joensuu, who will present her newest collection, "Modern Batiks."  The collection is inspired by Henri Matisse's paper cuts and Andy Warhol's screen prints.

Movies at the Landing

The Landing
July 10 - August 28, 2015 8PM


Movies at the Landing every Friday night July 10 through August 28.  Bring the kids!  Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.  Featured presentations will be Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, The Goonies, Hook, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Jumanji, Superman and Mary Poppins.

Bluegrass at The Beach

Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village
July 23 - September 12, 2015 11AM-10PM


As part of the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation's 20th Anniversary celebration, MKAF and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals and Real Estate present the 1st Annual Bluegrass at The Beach, 1-day Music Festival at the MKAF Cultural Arts Village in Destin.  The family-friendly celebration features 7 award-winning Bluegrass bands, including Blue Highway, The Hillbenders, Willie Sugarcapps, Run Boy Run, Moore Brothers Band, Dread Clampitt, and Dismal Creek; with youth crafts and music in the Kids' Art Village, and a diverse array of food and beverage offerings.  www.MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org

Red, White and Blue Celebration

HarborWalk Village
July 30, 2015 7PM; 9PM - Fireworks


The Red, White and Blue Celebration at HarborWalk Village located on the Destin Harbor is a weekly honoring of a local hero.  The celebrations highlight the efforts of people who go above and beyond to better their community.  Enjoy live entertainment, free kid's crafts and face painting and a vintage WWII aircraft flyover.  The evening is topped off by a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor.

TDC Board Meeting

Emerald Coast Convention Center
July 30, 2015 2PM - 4PM