6 Destin Fall Events: Find Fun, Entertainment and Food
Destin fall events welcome guests of all ages to celebrate the best of beach life, food and local talent. From month-long fishing tournaments to one of the most famous seafood festivals in the U.S., your family won’t want to miss all the fun these Destin fall events offer. Get ready to plan your Destin vacation and attend these events:
August Destin Fall Events
Paddle the Waters
The whole family can participate in Paddle at the Porch. The event features stand-up paddleboarding on the emerald green waters for which Destin is known. Participants can race their family and fellow paddleboarders to win awards and bragging rights. Races include a kids’ fun race, 1-mile routes for beginners, and 3 and 6 miles for experts. The event takes place behind one of Destin’s most popular restaurants, the Back Porch Seafood and Oyster Bar.
September Destin Fall Events
Try the Fresh Catches
One of the biggest Destin fall events is the highly acclaimed Destin Seafood Festival. The event has run for more than 35 years and brings the best in seafood, local vendors and entertainment. The Destin Food Festival runs for tree days, drawing as many as 70,000 attendees. Families will enjoy activities for all ages, live entertainment, art and the freshest seafood imaginable. If all this isn’t enough, think again, the Destin Seafood Festival is also free!
Attend a Concert
Celebrate Labor Day with Jersey, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band. The seven-piece band is packed full of talented musicians who travel all over the U.S. to bring the best of “The Boss”. Large groups can purchase a VIP package that includes seating for eight, reserved tables and concert tickets.
Don’t Miss Eggs on the Beach
Eggs on the Beach in Miramar Beach – located east of Destin – features grill enthusiasts. The eggfest is an event that brings together people who love the Big Green Egg, an all-in-one smoker and grill. See the top EggHeads, from all over the U.S., compete for the best-tasting dishes. Cooks can try test their special recipes on the tasters, all while helping to raise money for local charities. Festival-goers will also enjoy family-friendly activities and live music.
October Destin Fall Events
See a Different Rodeo
For more than 65 years, the Destin Fishing Rodeo has delighted guests and anglers of all ages. The 31-days October event is packed full of friendly competitions between charter boat captains, crews, private boat owners, and shore and pier anglers. Contest divisions welcome competitors in snapper, grouper, gamefish and sharks, to name a few. Those just interested in the catches and winners should visit AJ’s, where weigh-ins occur every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Families will also want to plan to attend the Kid’s Wagon Boat Parade, a family-friendly event where kid’s can design their own boat and participate in other fun activities.
Meet Talented Artists
See more than 100 artists from the U.S. and Europe at one of the top art festivals in northwest Florida. The Annual Festival of the Arts has showcased talented artists and entertained guests for more than 20 years. The two-day festival in October brings talented artists together as they compete to win $10,000 in cash prizes. Guests will see a variety of mediums, such as prints, paintings and handmade creations. Other things to do at the art festival include making your own creations, enjoying live music and trying new foods from local vendors.