October is here, which means it’s the spooky season on the Emerald Coast! There is plenty to celebrate different Halloween events along the coast every year. Staying with us in one of our Destin Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the action. Look below at a few events happening in the area this Halloween season.
Destin Fishing Rodeo
Did someone say rodeo and fishing all in the same sentence? Yes, we did, and we are excited to say that the Destin Fishing Rodeo has returned. Join in the 73rd Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo that is taking place from October 1st through the 31st, 2022. The event will begin at 10:00 am and end at 7:00 pm each day and will be on the docks behind AJ’s Seafood & Oyster House. There are even events the kids can take place in, making this event fun for the whole family!
Gulfarium’s 3rd Annual Croctoberfest
If you’re looking for something a little different to celebrate this year, head to Gulfarium to help celebrate their 3rd annual Croctoberfest. This year it will be held on October 15th & 16th, 2022, and it’s something you’ve never been to before. At the croctoberfest, you’ll have the opportunity to meet Magnolia, their albino alligator, which is cool. You can do other things this year: hold an alligator, learn about their feeding schedules, and learn a little more about crocodiles. There will even be items created by our special guests available for purchase. For the adults, if you’re looking to celebrate with a drink or two, you’re in luck. Purchase a wristband during your visit, where you’ll be able to sample craft brews from local breweries. A portion of all proceeds from this event will be donated towards their crocodilian conservation.
McGuire’s Halloween Run
One of the best things about vacationing on the Emerald Coast during October is participating in a fun run. On Saturday, October 29th, beginning at 9:00 am, over at McGuire’s of Destin. There will be a post-race party and refreshments for participants, including live entertainment for everyone to enjoy. This is fun for the whole family to enjoy and get out and run a little before indulging in that Halloween candy. Don’t forget to register today to get in on this event.
27th Annual Festival of Arts
Another great event you can visit while you’re on vacation this October is the 17th Annual Festival of Arts. This year it is being held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation at 4323 Commons Drive West in Destin. On Saturday, October 29th, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and Sunday, October 30th, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Here you’ll be able to check out over 100 fine artists, snack at one of the many food trucks, and listen to some live music. Admission to this event is free for all, while food, drinks, and more will be sold. Don’t miss this year and celebrate the music, art, food, and fun this Halloween season with the family!
While many other fun events are happening along the Emerald Coast this month, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next stay with us at Holiday Isle, now is the time! We can’t wait to see you and your family as you get out and explore one of these fun events.