January - August
The MAXIMUM MAGIC Show -Noah & Heather were awarded the Merlin Award two years in a row for “Illusionists of the Year” in 2011 & 2012. Witness 75 minutes of world class illusions, hilarious comedy, audience participation, unbelievable mindreading, and special effects, all wrapped up in an action-packed show!
Tuesdays, May - August
Fat Tuesday Parades - From the end of May through August, you can attend a Mardi Gras-style parade that’s held every Tuesday evening at HarborVillage Boardwalk. There are floats, free live music, street performers, costumes, and, of course, some bead throwing!
Back Porch Jetty Run - Third Annual out-and-back race that runs 5.8 miles along the beautiful white sand beaches in Destin, FL. The race will begin and end at the historic Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin. Registration is $30.00 and proceeds will be donated to The Feline Friends of Destin.
Son of a Beach 5k Walk/Run - A tradition started in 2013 will continue to honor those who have given everything for our nation. This run is in memory of the crew of RATCHET 33 who lost their lives on a miliary combat mission crash in Africa as this race was being run in Feb 2012. Registration is $20 and will include a race gift, finisher's medal, and post party hosted by The Back Porch complete with food and drink!
The City of Destin’s Annual Spring Craft Show will be held at the Destin Community Center this Feburary (TBA). There will be hand-crafted jewelry, woodcarvings, watercolor paintings, and much more from over 70+ vendors! Admission is free to the public.
Parrot Head Chili Cook Off - Over 15 local restaurants are firing up their engines to compete in this spirited chili cook-off competition. Hosted by the Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club, this delicious event will benefit The Arc of the Emerald Coast, a local non-profit that provides services that work to include all children and adults with developmental disabilities. The event will be held at Destin Commons, tickets are $15 in advance and includes unlimited chili samples, live music, raffles and more!
2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Festival at Destin Commons, hosted by The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast (BGCEC), is the cheesiest fundraiser on the Emerald Coast! Featuring gourmet, chef-inspired twists on the South’s favorite comfort food, this family-friendly event pits the area’s favorite restaurants against one another in a competition to see who has the best mac on the Emerald Coast. The cost to attend will be $25 for adults and $10 for kids ages five and up and includes an unlimited number of samples.
April 24, 25, 26
15th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction - Connecting wine enthusiasts to raise money benefiting children in need in Northwest Florida. Destin Charity Wine Auction is currently ranked #4, and has been on the list of "Top 10 Charity Wine Auctions in the US" by Wine Spectator Magazine for seven consecutive years, raising more than $21 million for children in need in Northwest Florida since it's inception in 2005.
April 30 - May 3
Burning Up the Beaches - This 3-day classic car show event will be at Destin Commons and will feature 3 nightly parties with live music, food and prizes, fun filled cruise stops, car show, and prizes galore! Not only a car show, Burning Up the Beaches is a charity event with cruises to local hot spots, proceeds go to The Arc of the Emerald Coast helping those with developmental disabilities.
May 22 - 24
Rebels & Readers Luau 2020 - Grab your bathing suites, pack up the family and join Rebels & Readers and Frat Boyz for a Memorial Weekend Luau, Rebel Style! This will be a small intimate event with about 20 authors, most of the Frat Boyz will still be in attendance and even a couple of the alumni! After the signing, grab your family, and head to the pool where there will be a cook out, games for all, and a jam session by some of the Frat Boyz themselves. This is a family friendly weekend spent joining your family and book world family together!