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12/27/2016
Destin

What to do on New Year’s in Destin

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Destin, Florida is a great New Year’s Eve destination! Celebrations take place all through town, and you’ll be able to ring in the New Year having a blast! As we say goodbye to 2016, we look forward to all the great times that await us in 2017 starting with a great New Year’s party! Here are some of our favorite things to do and places to go on New Year’s Eve in Destin: Baytowne Countdown Baytowne Wharf is the place to be on New Year’s Eve. You’ll have to arrive

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12/23/2016
30A

Christmas and Holiday Events in Destin

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While visiting Destin or 30A, check out these Christmas weekend events. There are many fun things to do for children and adults. All will be merry and bright! Emerald Coast Theatre Company Presents “A Dickens Christmas, A Ghostly Story” Friday and Saturday, December 23-24, 2016 560 Grand Boulevard, Upstairs 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents their own take on Dickens’ classic tale of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his redemptive transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of

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10/7/2016
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October Events in Destin, FL

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While spending time in Destin this October, be sure to check out these fun October events! Although our weather may still be warm and sunny, we’re still ready for Fall festivals and family fun! Sugar Sands Charity Golf Classic When: October 10, 2016 Where: Kelly Plantation Golf Club About: This Columbus Day, put your love of golf toward a good cause. Sign up for this charity event, and proceeds will benefit Children in Crisis. City of Destin’s 16th Annual Fall Festival When: October 17, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00

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09/30/2016
Activities

Everything You Need To Know About the Destin Seafood Festival

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Everything you need to know about the Destin Seafood Festival: This year’s festival location: HarborWalk Village on the Destin Harbor Admission: Free Schedule: Friday, September 30th, 4 pm – 10 pm Saturday, October 1st, 10 am – 10 pm Sunday, October 2nd, 11 am – 4 pm Estimated Attendance for 2016: 70,000 guests over the three day event Entertainment: Live music will be playing at three stations: City of Destin Stage, HarborWalk Village Stage, and AJ’s Game Stage. Art: Local artists will be displaying and selling their artwork along the

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07/1/2016
Destin

Fourth of July Events and Fireworks in Destin

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Fill up your Fourth of July Weekend with these patriotic Destin events! Smoke on the Coast at the Destin Commons– July 3rd Head out to the Destin Commons to enjoy delicious BBQ from 23 area restaurants, live music performances by our favorite local bands, lively street performers, and kid’s activities. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and BBQ samples are just $1.00. Proceeds from the event benefit local military and children’s charities. Fireworks will be displayed at 9:00 p.m. Fourth of July Celebration at the Destin Harbor – July 4th

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06/1/2016
Activities

June Events in Destin – Let the Summer Fun Begin!

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If you’ve been to Destin year after year for vacation and feel like you have done every available activity in Destin, think again! Big Kahuna’s, Henderson Beach State Park, HarborWalk Village, Harbor Docks, Grayton Beach State Park, Crab Island, and the Fishing Museum are all exciting places to be. There are even a few place just outside of town worth the extra drive time like Seaside, Grayton Beach State Park, Navarre Beach, and Fort Pickens you might want to venture to. Here are a handful of local events in Destin

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03/24/2016
30A

Spring Festivals and Summer Festivals on the Gulf Coast

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Spring Festivals on the Gulf Coast Spring is festival season, and the Gulf Coast is definitely participating this year. Spring Break and Spring 2016 in Destin, 30A, and Panama City Beach are jam packed with great music festivals, food festivals, and more. Here’s the lineup: Food Film Festival of South Walton April 8, 2016. Enjoy culinary treats, d’ourves, fresh foods, and film all in one event. The annual Food Film Festival of South Walton is an opportunity to mingle with filmmakers, chefs, foodies, and artists all there to enjoy the

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03/24/2016
30A

Destin and 30A Spring Events Calendar

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Destin and 30A Spring Events The list of spring events is long for the Destin and 30A area. We’ve looked through our events calendar and selected the best Destin and 30A events you won’t want to miss this spring. Plan your dates and buy your tickets for these events, and we guarantee you’ll have a fun-filled Spring! Visit with the Easter Bunny and Brunch Event date: Sunday March 27, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Info: Enjoy an Easter Brunch with a view in the Harborview Room, then enjoy

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12/28/2015
30A

New Year’s Eve Events in Destin, Florida

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It’s an exciting time of year to be vacationing in Destin! There will be plenty of exciting New Year’s Eve events to attend in Destin, and nearby on 30A and Okaloosa Island. In Destin: New Year’s Eve Street Party at Harbor Walk Village There will be two spectacular firework shows, the first at 8 p.m. and the second at midnight, during this street party. Visitors will also enjoy live music throughout the night beginning at 6p.m. and a ball drop at midnight. The Grande Gala at the Emerald Grande Purchase

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11/13/2014
Activities

New Year’s Eve on the Emerald Coast!

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Destin and 30A are very popular destinations during the holidays. After all, what can be better than spending holidays with family and friends in paradise!? Still, many people ask, what are some popular New Year’s events on the Emerald Coast? There is no shortage of events and activities surrounding Destin, Florida to ring in the New Year. Countdown the final ticks of 2014 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf’s end-of-the-year party. Dance to live bands, take in the stellar fireworks show, and grab refreshing cocktails. For those that don’t mind

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05/30/2014
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Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival

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William Augustus Bowles, AKA Billy Bowlegs, came to Pensacola, Florida in 1779 to prevent the capture of Pensacola from the Spanish. After being defeated by the Spanish, Bowlegs developed a fueled hatred for Spain and began the lucrative business of pirating on the high seas. He was known for forming the Independent State of Mukegee, the longest lasting independent state, behind only the Independent Republic of Texas. Next weekend, June 5-7, Billy Bowlegs will return to ye ol stompin grounds and try to round up some new faces to reek

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05/15/2014
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Boogie on Down: Dancing with the Stars Pros at Mattie Kelly Arts Center

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The Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Destin, Florida will host a special night of dancing put on by some of the internationally acclaimed dance champions from the hit show Dancing with the Stars. The event is entitled Dancing with Desire, and will take place on Thursday, June 19th at 7pm. The performance is hosted by local dance school Fred Astaire Dance Studio out of Fort Walton Beach. Celebrity dancers who can be seen at the event include Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Peta Murgatroyd, Maksim Chmerkovski, and many more. General admission

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