Party Like a Pirate: Billy Bowlegs Festival 2019

Argh! Ahoy ye mateys, hoist the mainsail and scuttle the jib. We be plundering booty even if it means sinking to the bottom of Davy Jones’ Locker. We’ll be honest…that didn’t make a lot of sense to us. However, if you’re a fan of talking like a pirate, or just yelling, “g’yaaarrr” at people, then…

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Burning up the Beaches

May 2-4, 2019 Do you like cars? No, do you really like cars? Classic cars? Hot rods, muscle cars, drag racers, and street racers? That car from Smokey and the Bandit? You know the one. You don’t just like cars, you love cars. It’s a passion. A burning passion. Well, we’ve got a burning passion for…

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The 24th Annual Concerts in the Village

If you’re a lover of great music, great food, and great weather, you’ll love the Concerts in the Village presented by the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation. Now entering its 24 th year of bringing a variety of bands and performers to the area, Concerts in the Village offers a party you can’t miss every…

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More to Explore at the Destin Commons

The Destin Commons is the place to go if you’re looking for an amazing shopping experience while visiting the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast. The outdoor mall and lifestyle center truly has something for everyone. Visit the mall and you’ll find delicious dining options, shopping for tastes of all…

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Let's Go Paddleboarding!

Keep your fitness on track while enjoying your time in the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast! We all know that stand up paddleboarding can be a lot of fun but did you know that it is also a great low-impact workout? When taking a spin on a paddle board you will use your entire body water to propel…

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Cobia Fishing Tournaments are Back

Inviting anglers of all kinds to test their skills. If you’re a fan of fishing all day, having fun all night, and doing both for a great cause, then you’re in luck. The 2019 Cobia World Championship and Crab Cruncher Classic are two can’t-miss fishing tournaments for any serious anglers. Held every…

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Volunteer: Get Involved on the Emerald Coast!

Taking a much-needed vacation is always refreshing. Many guests are finding ways to feel even better about their time spent on the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast by setting aside time to volunteer. Volunteering while on vacation has become so popular it has been dubbed “voluntourism.” Volunteering…

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Beach Bites: Cuvee Kitchen

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and while you’ve done the heavy lifting of planning a vacation for two to the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast, now you need that perfect dinner reservation. Our recommendation? Grab your Valentine’s dinner in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island at Cuvee Kitchen +…

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Spark Your Emerald Coast Love Story

The Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast is home to sugar-white sand, crystal clear water, and beautiful sunsets. Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island is the perfect setting for your next romantic getaway. Discover all that the Emerald Coast has to offer...together! The Henderson Park Inn was…

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A Healthy Emerald Coast: Food, Fitness & Fun!

A healthy lived life is enjoyable and rewarding and there are many healthy activities and dining options along the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast. Getting your heart rate up doesn't have to happen in a gym and there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa…

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