7 Destin Events Happening Over Veterans Day Weekend

Veterans Day Weekend is quickly approaching and Destin has so many local events going on this weekend. If you’re visiting the Emerald Coast this weekend, check out these local Destin events!

1. Hurricane Michael Rebound Concert

Image Credit: Will Thompson Music Facebook Page

While it’s been about a month since Hurricane Michael hit Florida’s panhandle, PCB and the surrounding areas are still struggling to get back on their feet. Show your support for the victims of Hurricane Michael and head to Grayton Beer Company on Friday, November 9th from 6 pm to 9 pm for a relief concert. PCB native, Will Thompson Music, is the local singer/songwriter/musician/producer performing at the free benefit concert. In addition, Grayton Beer Company is a pet-friendly and kid-friendly environment, so everyone is welcome here! Furthermore, all donations will benefit Hurricane Michael relief efforts in the Bay County area.

2. Panhandle Paddle Classic

Fall is one of the best times of year to go paddleboarding in Destin. The waves are calmer and the water is a beautiful clear shade of emerald green. The Panhandle Paddle Classic, held at East Jetty Condominiums, is a great way to practice your paddleboarding skills and compete for prizes. Additionally, the Panhandle Paddle Classic benefits the Green Beret Foundation, which supports special forces operators and their families in times of need. Register here! 

3. Destin Vets 5K Run/Walk

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Celebrate Veterans Day with the Destin Vets 5K Run/Walk with the American Legion Destin Post on Saturday morning. Registration is only $30 and there will be an afterparty at the American Legion with a 50/50 raffle, food, and beer. In addition, all proceeds go towards Team RWB, Building Homes for Heroes, and Main Street Community Garden. Register for the race today!

4. Emerald Coast Honor Games

Join Legendary Marine, Legendary Yacht Club, Lulu’s, Destin Middle School, and Destin Commons in celebrating our nation’s heroes with a fun-filled day of games and activities. From 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday, November 10th, head over to Legendary Marine for the Emerald Coast Honor Games. Destin events like the Honorary Ruck March honor our veterans and remember those who’ve committed suicide. Additionally, all proceeds benefit Okaloosa Sheriff’s Star Charities, Healing Paws for Warriors, Paws for Warriors, Special Forces Association, and the Combat Control Association. Click here for more info!

5. Honoring Veterans at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Image Credit: @topsailhillpreservestatepark Instagram

This event is another great activity over Veterans Day Weekend in the Destin/30A area. This Saturday, head to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park from 8 am to 12 pm for their Veterans Day celebration. This event is fun for the whole family. There will be tons of exhibits, programs, and activities honoring vets. Walk through the Civil War Living History Exhibit and celebrate local military history!

6. Cheers for Charity

In addition to the Hurricane Michael Rebound Concert on Friday, stop by Cheers for Charity on Saturday at The Boardwalk in Fort Walton. There will be over 120 premium wines, craft beers, and various spirit tastings. Like the concert, all profits benefit local hurricane relief efforts. All proceeds go towards Panhandle Prayers and Pawsitive Love Foundation. Additionally, don’t miss out on the Veteran’s Day firework show at night. Buy your tickets here!

7. Sandestin Foundation for Kids Gameday 5K

Image Credit: @sandestin Instagram

On Sunday, November 11th, give back to the Sandestin Foundation for Kids with their annual Gameday 5K. This fun event in Baytowne Wharf features a 5K and a one-mile fun run for kids. After the race, enjoy fun post-race activities the whole family will love. All proceeds from the event benefit needy children both locally and abroad in the event of a tragedy.

With so many different Destin events and fundraisers going on this weekend, it’s easy to find something fun to do this weekend. For more events happening in Destin and 30A throughout November, check out our events calendar. Additionally, remember that if you’re active or retired military, Five Star Properties always offers a 5% Military Discount! Happy Veterans Day!

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