It’s hard to believe that just last year, all of the 4th of July events were canceled due to COVID. But this year is a different story, and the show must go on. Staying in one of our Destin Beach vacation rentals will allow you to explore the various events. Let’s look below at how you and your family can celebrate the 4th of July this year in Destin.
Smoke on the Coast
Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks is returning for 2021 on Saturday, July 3rd, starting at 5:00 pm. Located at Destin Commons is where you’ll be able to join in family-friendly entertainment and live music. Around 5:30 pm is when you can begin to sample BBQ from many local restaurants and BBQ Competitors for $1 a sample. After you sample, you can vote for your favorite, and a winner will be chosen. Before heading back to your vacation rental for the night, stay and watch the fireworks show beginning at 9:30 pm CST. What a great day to get your holiday weekend started with the family than Smoke on the Coast!
Destin Harbor Fireworks
On July 4th, head over to Destin Harbor, where your family can watch the fireworks for the night. Beginning at 9:00 pm CST, the City of Destin will be setting off fireworks from West Jetties Beach. Be sure to bring plenty of snacks, water, a beach chair, and a blanket to sit on as you watch the show in the sky. Think of the memories you can make by attending these fireworks on the 4th of July with the whole family.
While there are many other ways that you can celebrate the 4th of July here at Destin Beach, we wanted to share these with you. You may even get a glimpse of the fireworks from your Destin Beach vacation rental. We hope that you and your family have a good and safe 4th of July with us!
Are you and your family taking your vacation to Destin this fall? If the answer is yes, then we have to tell you about the fun things going on. Staying in one of our Destin vacation homes will keep you and your family to where the fun is at. Escape the busy life at home for a week-long vacation to Destin this fall and enjoy one of these events. Let’s look below at what is happening at Destin this October.
41st Annual Destin Seafood Festival
What’s a vacation to the beach without having some amazing
seafood? On October 4th to October 6th, your family can
come and enjoy the 41st Annual Destin Seafood Festival. This
festival is what many guests and locals look forward to every fall. There will
be a ton of different things for everyone in the family to enjoy at the festival.
Not only will you get to enjoy some of the seafood, but you will also get to
enjoy some live entertainment and shopping. This year the festival is going to
be held on the Destin Harbor Boardwalk where you can catch a glimpse of the
sunset in the background. Don’t miss this fun event as you get to spend time
with the family, eating amazing food and enjoying the sights and sounds of the
9th Annual Duck Regatta
Join in the fun of the 9th Annual Duck Regatta on Saturday, October 19th. This is happening over at The Village of Baytowne Wharf from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm CDT. The duck regatta is perfect for everyone of all ages and is where you can adopt a duck for a chance to win. The first-place winner will receive $5000. This is a family-friendly event where you can participate in a scavenger hunt, face-painting, free carousel rides and much more. And the main reason for the fun event is the duck race at 1:00 pm. What a wonderful event that everyone in the family will love going to!
Have you ever celebrated Halloween here in Destin before? If
not, then we have to tell you all about this amazing and fun celebration
happening in Destin. Your family will have a Spooktacular time as you celebrate
the fun holiday on Sunday, October 27th. Happening over at
HarborWalk Village from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm is where your family can join in on
the fun activities. Some of the activities that will be there is a fun scavenger
hunt, fun goodies and free kid’s activities. Plus, the family can visit all the
shops and restaurants where they will receive a special treat. Don’t miss this
fun event that is perfect for everyone in the family!
While there are several events in Destin during October, these are the few we wanted to share. If you still haven’t booked your fall vacation or getaway staying in one of our Destin vacation homes, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you come and enjoy these fun events!
Summer may be over and Fall is here, but that doesn’t mean that coming to the beach has to end. Here on the Emerald Coast you can still enjoy sitting on the beach and soaking up the sunshine. The average temperatures in October are low 80s for highs and lows in the mid 60s. Not too shabby. Sort of a secret season Destin Florida is about tranquil a place to be during the fall months.
There are many different events happening during the month of September into October that you can’t miss! Staying in one of our Destin FL rentals will make you want to come back each fall for your family vacations.
Concerts in the Village
If you are looking for a family-friendly fun, then check out the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation concerts on Thursday Nights. On September 27th hear the Pickled Pickers beginning at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, as you listen to them play some feel-good music for the soul. October 4th hear Forrest Williams Banks and on October 11th hear Season Ammons Band play. Admission to the concerts are $15 per person but children 12 and under are free of charge. What a great way to spend a family night while on vacation then listening and dancing to some great music!
Destin Seafood Festival
Are you a seafood lover and like to travel around to the different seafood festivals? Well look no further as our Destin Seafood Festival is the best around! Beginning on Friday, October 5th and ending on Sunday, October 7th, this 3-day event just can’t be missed. From live music to kid events happening there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy! Admission to the festival is Free so don’t miss this festival this October!
Artwork on the Harbor
If you are into artwork for your home or to give as gifts, we suggest going and checking out Artwork on the Harbor. This every 3rd Sunday each month from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm located at the Destin Harbor. There are more than 40 vendors that include painters, photographers, sculptors and even food vendors for you to shop with. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get some local art to take home and share with guests in your home.
Pumpkinpalooza is a 2-day event happening at HarborWalk Village that is fun for the whole family! Friday, October 27th begins at 6 pm where the adults can take part in the Monster Mash Pub Crawl, live music, fireworks and even a costume contest! For adults 21 and up who want to take part in the Pub Crawl you will have to pay $10 for each adult. On Saturday, October 28th beginning at 2:00 pm is where the fun for the kids begin. Have a Spook-tacular family fun day with tick-or-treating at local restaurants and shops along the Destin Harbor Boardwalk. There will also be a kid costume contest and even a contest for your 4-legged friends and their costumes! This is a Free admission day and it would be a great way to end a fabulous family vacation!
There are many other events happening during the month of October, but we thought you’d enjoy these events. If you have never been to Destin before, we hope that you will come visit during the fall months. The weather is just right and isn’t too hot for you to sit out and enjoy the sand and surf. If you are still looking for a Beach Front vacation rental we still have availabilities this fall. We can’t wait to see you!