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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Oct 1 - Oct 31

Destin Fishing Rodeo

This 66-year old signature-fishing tournament highlights the diversity of fishing in the Emerald Coast’s target rich emerald green waters. It is “must-fish” tournament for locals and visitors alike in “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”. Daily competition and weigh-ins keep the action going all month long. Come one – come all!


Oct 14 - Oct 28 | 10:00AM - 9:00PM

Fish the Days & Rock the Nights!

Watch as the famous Destin fishing fleet brings in the days catch for entry to the Destin Fishing Rodeo before heading to the Event Stage at HarborWalk Village for free live music at 7PM and a fireworks show to end the night!


Oct 20 | 11 a.m.

5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Beneficiaries

Century 21 Blue Marlin will host their 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, October 20, 2017, at Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club. In recognition of the charity’s fifth year of supporting local non-profits, the 2017 Blue Marlin Charity Golf Tournament will benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge, Lighthouse Family Retreat, Special Olympics – Okaloosa County, Trees on the Coast and Youth Village.


The tournament will begin with registration at 11:00 a.m. and a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Entrance fees are $150 for individual players or $500 to sign up a foursome. All tournament players will receive complimentary meals, cocktails, and an after party and awards ceremony following the tournament at the Regatta Bay Clubhouse. The tournament and after party are open to the public. Golfers can register a team or individually at Century 21 Blue Marlin’s Destin office at 607 Harbor Boulevard or at the Regatta Bay Clubhouse.


For more information on sponsorship, volunteering or to register to play please contact Lexi Willcoxon at Lexi@ProffittPR.com or call (850) 460-7777.


Oct 28 - Oct 29

22nd Annual Festival of the Arts

A celebration of art, music, food and family fun, the Festival will showcase the original artwork of more than 100 artists and a live music lineup, a food bistro, wine & beer garden, art activities for kids, souvenir posters and t-shirts, art raffle drawing and more. Convenient parking and motor coach shuttle are available.


Oct 28 | 6:00PM - 1:00AM

Monster Mash Pub Crawl

Come in your most creative contest! Take part in the adult costume contest at HarborWalk Village before donning your $10 armband and venturing to some of the most popular eateries and bars along the harbor including Jackacuda’s, Harry T’s, Jester’s and more.


Nov 1 - Oct 31

Downtown Fort Walton Beach Farmer's Market

Downtown Fort Walton Beach Farmers Market is held the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month starting in June at The Landing in Fort Walton Beach. It features locally grown products and highlights local artisan bakers and chefs. Market will be held from 8am - 1pm.