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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When are you visiting?
Mar 13 - Dec 27 | 90 minutes
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!
May 3 - Aug 2
Nashville singer/songwriters are bringing their soulful, gritty, country melodies to the Destin Harbor for a live concert on HarborWalk Village’s main stage. The Songwriters Tour offers an opportunity to enjoy the hits heard on the radio every day performed acoustically live in concert by the songwriters who wrote them. The songwriters will also provide guests with the story behind the songs, life experiences, and a peek behind the scenes in Nashville in a series of casual, intimate performances hosted at iconic venues. Fan meet-and-greets and other special guest amenities will follow each performance. Event is free. The event will have several show dates: May 3rd, June 7th, July 12th, August 2nd at 7:30 PM.
May 15 - Jul 1
May 15, 2017 - July, 2017: Works by painter Katherine Ace will fill both Galleries at the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center throughout summer 2017. Ace's oil on canvas and mixed-media paintings take their inspiration from mythology, folk- and fairy tales to tell new stories.
May 27 - May 28
Celebrate Memorial Day at HarborWalk Village! It's time for flip flops, sun tans and SUMMER! Kick-off summer with live music on the Destin Harbor all weekend long and FIREWORKS over the Destin Harbor! Enjoy this free event and entertainment on the 27th from The Good Looking: 7-9pm and Flash Flood: 4:30p-6:30p on the 28th. The departure playing band will be The Journey Tribute band from 7PM - 9PM. The night will end with fireworks over the Harbor!
Who wants some beads?! Join us for Fat Tuesday every Tuesday during the summer as HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy". Enjoy dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers, and float riders tossing handfuls of beads and swag! Stay and enjoy live music on the Main Stage before and after the parade. Parade begins at 8:30 PM and the event is free.