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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May 29 - Aug 14 | 7-8:30PM

Fat Tuesday Parade Kickoff

Who wants some beads?! Join us for Fat Tuesday every Tuesday during the summer until August 14th 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 the parade.


May 31 - Aug 14 | 6:30PM-12:00AM

Let Freedom Ring | All- American Tribute

Celebrate Americana and the heritage of the Destin Harbor all summer long every Thursday night until August 16th. The all-American celebration includes a one-of-a-kind WWII Vintage Airshow, Live On-stage Entertainment, and FIREWORKS over the Destin Harbor, followed by ‘Just Add Fire’, a unique fire spinning performance.

Entertainment: 6:30 | WWII Vintage Airshow over the Destin Harbor

7:00-9:00 | Modern Eldorados– An American Music Tribute on the Main Stage

9:00 | Fireworks Show over the Destin Harbor

9:15 | Just Add Fire on the Main Stage

9:30-Midnight | Americana Music Videos on the Main Stage


Jun 2 - Aug 14 | 7:00-9:00PM

Rock the Docks

Make this summer a hit! Rock the docks every Saturday on the Destin Harbor with free concerts from 7:00-9:00 PM.


Jul 22 | 10AM-6PM

Hair & Fashion Expo 2018

We want to welcome the Hair & Fashion Expo 2018 to the Emerald Coast Convention Center. This event will showcase some of the best hair stylists, barbers and fashion designers of the area. It will also have product vendors and educators from the hair and fashion industry. We are anticipating a jam-packed house. Tickets are available online at a special rate of $25 until 6/16, $40 thereafter.


Apr 27 - Jan 1

Dance Mania International

Dance Mania International will be joining us for their 2nd year in a row with their Sun City Nationals Competition on April 27th at the ECCC. They are a product of inspiration and have the dream to provide the ultimate dance competition experience. For information visit dmi.global