Destin Events & Attractions

Read the latest Destin events and attractions. Ring in the New Year in Style, find the best shops and holiday markets, or take the family to popular annual events.

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Local holiday markets & craft fairs

This is the time of year when schedules get even busier with Christmas parties, bake exchanges, secret Santas, vacation plans and more! So where do we find the time to get all of our Christmas shopping done? If you're one of the 2 % who shops for gifts throughout the year, we salute your forward-thinking organizational skills.

For the rest of us that tend to leave things to the last minute, the holiday spirit can sometimes waiver when shopping in the throngs of other final-hour buyers, as the enjoyment of the season turns to anxiety and tug-of-wars over final stock items. A good way to avoid this stress is to form a plan: try setting a countdown goal or creating a to-do list and get shopping once a weekend from now until the big day. To make it all

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Destin Seafood Festival 2014Eat, drink and be merry at this annual tribute to the local fisherman and the marine heritage of Destin, Florida.

On October 3, 4 & 5 celebrate 3 days of free musical entertainment, amazing fresh seafood, arts, crafts, fireworks and lots of fun for everyone at the Destin Seafood Festival. Stretching over 1 mile along the harbor board walk in Destin, well over 60,000 people will be joining in the festivities at this popular event. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted at the soda and beer tents and Fishermen's Raffle tent.

Here is a list of some of the great events and activities you can expect to find:

Entertainment

Dozens of performers will be showcased on each of the three days in various venues along Harbor Walk, as

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The residents in Destin, Florida know how to enjoy life. There is always some sort of festival, free concert or celebration going on - here is the list of not-to-be-missed fall events in Destin:

August 23: Fudpucker's - The Fudpoker Run

Jet ski poker run around Choctawhatchee Bay - perfect for the whole family.

August 29-31: 23rd Annual Greek Festival at the Emerald Coast Convention Center

Eat, drink and be merry at the annual Greek Festival, famous for the amazing cuisine, live music, dancing and crafts.

August 29-31: Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam 2014, Panama City, Florida

Three days of country music on the Gulf Coast with headlining acts: Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Randy Houser, Big & Rich and Casadee Pope. Dozens of

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Destin wine auctionThe Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) held its 9th annual auction and this year they managed to raise a record breaking total of just over $2 million. This is a 57% increase from last year’s results of $1.3 million, with the funds being raised for children in need and allocated to 12 different children’s charities in Northwest Florida.

The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s mission is to connect wine enthusiasts in order to raise money to benefit children in need. It was founded in 2005 and since its inauguration it has donated over $6 million to Northwest Florida charities through hosting world class wine and culinary events. It has impacted the lives of over 50,000 youth and, according to Wine Spectator Magazine, it is recognized

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Easter brunch in Destin, FloridaLooking to celebrate the holidays with family, and you don't want to cook? We thought we'd post a list of some great places in Destin to enjoy Easter brunch - because even hungry bunnies have to eat.

Make sure you call ahead, it's a busy day and you'll need reservations.

EGGSTRAVAGANZA at the Hilton Sandestin Beach
Enjoy a holiday weekend full of bunny-related events and ending with a a sumptuous Easter brunch buffet
Adults $36.95, Children 6-12 $13.95. Children 5 and under are complimentary with adult buffet. Reservations are highly recommended. Please call 850-267-9500 ext. 44.

Vue on 30a specializing in meals with a free ocean view.
There are 4 seatings for Easter Brunch: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm. Call 850.267.2305 for

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Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugo90/3192781586/Bruno's Pizza opened in 1990 in the Seagrove Plaza, but is set to move down the road. This is the oldest pizza parlor in this area and will soon be moving their location.

The reason for the move is simple, they need more space. Owner Jeff Goodman stated that when he first moved into the location in 1990, the season for selling pizza would last from about Memorial Day to Labor Day. After that, he stated many days would end up with no sales.

However, times have changed quite a bit and his business is far more consistent with an increase in overall sales of more than 30%. Due to this growth, Goodman needs more space. The 760-square foot space in the Seagrove Plaza just isn't big enough anymore.

Bruno's Pizza has closed for the Thanksgiving weekend

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Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/25955895@N03/5305151894Celebrating the holiday season in the South Walton area should always include some time on the water. This beautiful area provides plenty of access to the Gulf of Mexico. One of the best ways to get out on the water and enjoy some holiday fun is with the SOLARIS yacht.

This yacht provides all types of dining cruises with plenty of great entertainment. SOLARIS has three indoor decks with plenty of outdoor fun, as well. Cruises are perfect for all ages and you can bring the entire family. Here are some of the choices you can enjoy this holiday season.

Santa Lunch Cruise

On Saturday, December 14th SOLARIS will take to the water from 12pm to 2pm. This is a festive lunch cruise with a 2-course meal provided. Santa will be on hand for pictures and some

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With the holiday season in full swing, it's time to get your shopping done. The best gifts are found throughout the beaches. South Walton offers a number of great specialty shops, main stream retailers and so much more. There's no need to shop anywhere, except locals and here are some of the best choices for your holiday shopping.

Mercantile

This is a store found in Seaside and they carry a number of great items for holiday gifts. One of the very popular choices is the Trophy Husband and Trophy Wife t-shirts. These are clever and provide a bit of a fun stocking stuffer or wrapped gift for the season. Of course, they also carry plenty of great western and rustic items.

Beau Interiors

If your lady loves bath and body products, Beau Interiors is

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The Holiday Toast on the Coast is coming and this will be a very special night. It will be held in Seaside, Florida and the proceeds will help to support Food For Thought Outreach, Inc.

The event will be held at the Justin Gaffrey Studio & Gallery in Seaside on December 6th from 6pm to 8:30pm. Those planning to attend the event are asked to provide a $10 grocery gift card or five canned food items to support the charity. These food items and gift cards will be used to provide a Christmas Dinner to local needy families on December 21st.

Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served by Bud & Alley's, Modica Market, Signature Catering, The Shrimp Shack and Great Southern Cafe. Other restaurants will also be on hand.

This event will feature many great things

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The Holiday Toast on the Coast is coming and this will be a very special night. It will be held in Seaside, Florida and the proceeds will help to support Food For Thought Outreach, Inc.

The event will be held at the Justin Gaffrey Studio & Gallery in Seaside on December 6th from 6pm to 8:30pm. Those planning to attend the event are asked to provide a $10 grocery gift card or five canned food items to support the charity. These food items and gift cards will be used to provide a Christmas Dinner to local needy families on December 21st.

Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served by Bud & Alley's, Modica Market, Signature Catering, The Shrimp Shack and Great Southern Cafe. Other restaurants will also be on hand.

This event will feature many great things

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