Beach Activities that are Family-Friendly

Beach Activities that are Family-Friendly

Are you and your family coming to Destin Beach for your next vacation? We at Holiday Isle can tell you about some beach activities that are family-friendly. When staying with us in one of our Destin Beach vacation Rentals, you will be close to where the fun can happen. Let’s look below at some of the beach activities that are family-friendly.

Scavenger Hunt

Beach Activities that are Family-Friendly

Destin Beach is a wonderful place where you and your family can do a scavenger hunt together. Before leaving your vacation rental for the day, you will want to take a piece of paper and put together a list that the family can look for. Then it will be time to head to the beach and hunt for your treasure. The kids can look for different color shells, something blue, sea glass, driftwood and more. One the map, have a list of the items that they can find and mark them off as you find them. This is a fun activity to do and something that everyone in the family will love doing!

Look at that Sandcastle

One thing that many families have done in the past is build a sandcastle. But just because you aren’t a kid anymore, doesn’t mean that you as the parent have to stop building one. This is a great activity that anyone in the family can do while you are on vacation and is good for all ages. To help build their sandcastles you are going to make sure that everyone has a bucket, shovel and shells to build their dream sandcastle. Take a family picture of everyone’s castle and frame it when you get back home to remember that great day you had on your vacation.

Soccer Time

Beach Activities that are Family-Friendly

Playing soccer on the beach is one of the best games you can play as a family. Make sure that you bring a soccer ball with you on your vacation so that you can see who the best team is. Either split up into teams or kick the ball back and forth for a while just to get in some exercise. No matter who wins the game or who can play the longest, everyone in the family are winners!

Beach Ball Bounce

Another great game that the whole family can get in on, is beach ball bounce. You can play this game by having two players on each side while they are holding a beach towel. Then use the beach towel as your “racket” to catch and toss the beach ball back and forth to the other team. What a great way to get your exercise because we can promise you that the ball won’t go the way you want it to get each time. Just have fun and learn to work together on this activity!

There are several other activities that can be played on the beach, but these are just a few we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next family vacation to Destin Beach, now is the time to. School will be back soon, and we hope that you and your family can enjoy your vacation before the busy season begins.

Destin Summer 2019 Events

Destin Summer 2019 Events

Summer is here and that only means that your summer vacation will start soon as well. We at Holiday Isle are excited that you and your family have made the decision to spend a week or two here with us. With the start of summer, it only means that the summer fun events will be here sooner than you think. We have several different fun events that we had to share with you as it’s the best part of vacationing here besides the sun and sand fun.

Throwback Thursdays

Every Thursday from now until August 15th, come down to HarborWalk Village for Throwback Thursdays. Come and enjoy some favorite tribute bands as they take you back to the good old days at 7:00 pm. Before the main event be sure to come at 6:30 pm as you will be able to see a Vintage Flyover to help get you in the mood. After the concert is where you will see the fireworks show over the Destin Harbor around 9:00 pm. What a fun event that your family can enjoy helping kickoff your summer vacation!

 Concerts in the Village

Destin Summer 2019 Events

For our guests who love to listen to live music, then these next events are perfect for you. Come and enjoy a few concerts in the village and no we’re not talking about the village people. The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation are having family-friendly concerts every Thursday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The cost to attend is $15 per person and children 12 & under are free. Purchase your tickets today to help jump start your vacation. Let’s look at the lineup below to see a few that your family can attend.

June 20th: Monsters of Yacht

A rock tribute band that will have everyone dancing to songs from the 70’s & 80’s.

June 27th: The Maxx “We Were Funky”

This is a group that is back by popular demand as they break out with eclectic sound with Oldies and Today’s Pop Music! Don’t miss this fun and exciting evening as a family!

September 12th: Rust & Gold

If you love listening to Neil Young & Crazy House tunes, then come out and listen to the music as they recreate songs done by Neil Young.

9th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival

Do you and your family like BBQ and Fireworks? If the answer is yes, then this is the festival for you. The Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks Festival will be happening at the Destin Commons. Here your family will be able to join in the fun as the they raise money to help benefit local charities. Beginning on July 3rd at 5:00 pm your family will be able to come and enjoy some fun entertainment and live music. Around 5:30 pm you can come enjoy $1 BBQ Samples from 18 different restaurants in the area and BBQ groups. Then you can cast your vote on who had the best around town. And to end the night, don’t miss the Fireworks display as they put on a show like you’ve never seen at 9:30 pm. What a great event to attend for a wonderful cause!

Red, White and Baytowne Fireworks

Destin Summer 2019 Events

Join in on the 4th of July for the Red, White & Baytowne celebration at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Beginning at 6:00 pm is where your family can enjoy inflatables, crafts for the kids, lawn games and face painting. Around 7:00 pm is when your family can enjoy live music from Donovan Keith over on the Events Plaza Stage. To end a great night will be our Fourth of July Fireworks show at 9:15 pm. Don’t miss this fun event as a family to celebrate our Country!

There are so many more events happening during the summer months, but these are the ones we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t made your summer vacation reservations to stay in one of our Destin vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see your family this summer as you come and enjoy some of these wonderful events!

Visit Crab Island on Your Next Vacation to Destin Beach

If you and your family are looking for something new to do or explore, then we highly recommend Crab Island. And if you happen to have a boat that you’d like to bring with you on your vacation to sail the Emerald Coast, then staying in a Boat Dock vacation rentals will have you close to the water. Destin Beach has so much to offer during the summer months that you won’t want to miss out on seeing what Crab Island is about. Let’s look at why you must visit below on your next vacation to Destin Beach. 

All About Crab Island

Visit Crab Island on Your Next Vacation to Destin Beach

Many of the locals love to head to Crab Island during the year, but it’s more popular during the summer months. This island is a sandbar located just south of the Marier Bridge that is in Destin, Florida. It is well known to many who own a boat as it’s only accessible via a boat. If you pass over the bridge, then you may find hundreds of boats out there with their anchors in the water, just soaking up rays and having a good time. With the island being only minutes away from Destin Harbor, it’s definitely a must-visit on your next trip to the area.

Why is it called Crab Island?

For those who have never been to Crab Island, you will think there is an island here. But we can tell you that there is no land here. What was once a tiny island in the waters of Destin is now just a sandbar for many to visit. It’s called Crab Island because it was a small plot of land that used to be in a shape resembling a crab. You will also find many tiny crabs on the floor of the sandbar and it then can be easily seen as to why it’s called Crab Island. Besides seeing crabs in the water, you may get to see a few other sea life animals in the water with you such as dolphins and fish.

A Perfect Day on the Water

While Crab Island has to be one of the best-known secrets to Destin, it’s also one of the most popular spots for the locals for years. Like many of the lakes around the country that seem to be the best spot for everyone to hang out on their boats, this too is very popular for even the visitors to our area. Why not spend a day or two on the water with your family and friends and soak up the sun? If you don’t have a boat of your own, there are several boat rental places that you can rent from for a day or two. Think of the fun you and your family can have by floating on the water together and swimming.

How to Prepare for a Day at Crab Island

Visit Crab Island on Your Next Vacation to Destin Beach

Since Crab Island is very popular especially during the warmer months, we suggest that you arrive before noon. It will take you around 10-25 minutes to get to Crab Island from the Harbor. If you forgot something back in your vacation rental or even left it at home, then don’t worry because there are several mini-store that you will find on the water that sells everything in the sun from sunscreen to food. We do suggest bringing cash to the island and there may be some vendors who offer inflatables for you and the family to enjoy. If you are looking for something a little more exciting to try while out there, then don’t worry because there are normally paddle boards and jet skis that are available to rent on the water. Just go out and have fun with everyone on the water.

While there are so many other things that you and your family can enjoy on your vacation to Destin Beach, Crab Island is just one of the fun places you can visit. If you are still looking for a Destin vacation rental for your next vacation, then give us a call today. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you come and explore Crab Island this summer!  

Book Direct Today & Save Money

Book Direct Today & Save Money

Are you planning on booking a vacation home this year? If so, then we suggest you book directly with us and not with a third-party vacation rental website. Many of the third-party vacation rental sites can add an additional booking fee onto your reservation which can be range for 5%-20% depending on the vendor. We understand that your vacations are important and that your trips may be limited every year. Holiday Isle wants to make sure that you are getting the most out of your money when you visit Destin and the only way that you can is by Booking Direct today!

Book Direct Day Flash Offer!

This year we’re sprucing things up with a one day only flash offer on spring stays! Check out the details and available vacation rentals on our Destin Specials Page.

What You Need to Know About Booking Direct

February 5, 2020 is the 3rd Annual Book Direct Day which was created to help educate vacation rental guests on the benefits of booking directly through an owner or Property Management Company vs using a Third-Party agency such as VRBO, Airbnb, HomeAway and TripAdvisor.

While these big-name companies may seem like they will help save you money at first, you will soon learn that they will charge you a fee for using their website. Some of the fees can range from 5% to 20% of the total cost of your vacation rental which can be a lot of money depending on which vacation rental you choose.

You may be asking yourself, “What does this other vendor do special if they charge me say an extra $400 for the rental?” Absolutely nothing. It’s just another way for them to get you just for using their website to book your vacation rental. The other third-party vendors don’t know about each property individually to be able to answer specific questions you may have. They can’t send our maintenance workers when you have an issue with the rental, and they can’t give you a recommendation on a local restaurant to eat at for dinner or what there is to do on a rainy day. But we at Holiday Isle do and we like to make sure that all our guests are happy with their stay for their vacation.

Why Book Direct with Us

When you book directly with us at Holiday Isle, you will speak with one of our vacation specialists who are very knowledgeable, local, one who lives, works and enjoys Destin, Florida. We know all of the details on each property because we have personally been in each one of them. We are able to give you our personal recommendations on where to dine, play, shop and visit businesses in the area. Our office is conveniently located in Destin so should any problems should arise, we can handle them quickly!

How to Book Direct with Holiday Isle

Booking directly with us is simple as can be! We encourage all of our guests to book their vacations directly through our safe and secure website, www.holidayisle.net, or by calling us at 800-837-5102. We can assure you that we will never charge you a hidden fee and we will always provide you with the best available rate on our professional managed vacation rentals. We don’t want you to have to pay anything extra just for using our site to book your vacation. We understand that your money is very valuable, and we can help you see that your vacation to our area is the best one it can be each year!

Are you ready to plan your vacation today? Make sure you Book Direct with Holiday Isle today to have the best planned vacation year after year!

Destin is the Perfect Valentine’s Day Destination

Destin is the Perfect Valentine’s Day Destination

Valentine’s Day will be here in just a few short weeks and now is the perfect time to plan a romantic getaway to Destin, Florida. With the hustle and bustle that can happen after the holidays, it’s the ideal time to reconnect with your partner for a little getaways. This year instead of planning a dinner and movie night at home, make your Valentine’s Day getaway a romantic one that your partner will never forget. We have come up with a few easy steps for you to plan your perfect Valentine’s Day getaway. 

Find the Perfect Vacation Rental

The first step that you can’t leave out would be to find and book the perfect romantic vacation rental. Destin offers visitors a variety of beautiful and well-appointed vacation homes that you can choose from. If you are a little concerned that you won’t find the perfect locations, don’t be. We have vacation rental homes close to the area’s best attractions or if you’d like to be more secluded, we have those as well. Don’t forget that you are spending the week away from the busy life back homes, so find a rental that will help the two of you escape for some relaxation.

Plan a Surprise

Destin is the Perfect Valentine's Day Destination

There is a way that you can inject some passion into your getaway by planning a surprise for you both. It doesn’t have to be extravagant but make it simple and yet sweet such as having a bottle of champagne and strawberries ready or having flowers delivered to your vacation rental. Another sweet surprise you can do is schedule a day at the spa. Think about what your partner likes and plan that surprise around that. No matter what you decide to plan, they will be surprised either way.

Take an Adventure

Destin holds an endless amount of exciting and fun things to do with your loved one. When you are planning our a day of romantic adventures, make sure to pick the things you’d like to do as a couple. A few suggestions that you can enjoy while you are here would be take a walk along the beach, go to the Track in Destin or head over to the Largest Water Park on the Emerald Coast. There are many different things that you can do and spend time together to help make this trip feel more special.

Romantic Dinner

Destin is the Perfect Valentine's Day Destination

Your Valentine’s Day getaway has to include a romantic dinner or two. Here in Destin you will be able to find several restaurants you may want to give a try. If you would like to give something different a little try, then we suggest taking a SunQuest Cruise where it’s a dinner dance yacht and perfect for a romantic dinner for two. For something more upscale you can head over to the Ocean Club or Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood Restaurant. No matter what you are in the mood for to celebrate Valentine’s Day, there is something for you and your loved one here at the beach.

Now that you have everything you need to plan your next romantic getaway to Destin this Valentine’s Day, it’s time to book your trip. If you would like to learn more about what Destin vacation rentals are available, please check our inventory or give us a call. We hope that you and your loved one will enjoy taking this romantic trip from the busy life at home and enjoy each other!

6 Things to Do When it Rains in Destin

6 Things to Do When it Rains in Destin

When you come to Florida even during the winter months, it’s sunny but there are a few days where it may rain. Even though it may be raining while you are on vacation to beautiful Destin, we know of 6 things you can do when it rains. And staying in one of our Water Views vacation rentals, will keep you close to where the fun begins. Let’s look at what you and your family can enjoy while it may be raining when you vacation.

Let’s Get Wild

If you and your family love to have fun outdoors when on vacation, then have no fear because we have the perfect location but some of it is indoors. Head over to Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone where you can enjoy a 16,000 sq. foot indoor arcade along with two mini golf courses, 60-foot ropes course and more. Here you are also able to enjoy some Laser Tag and don’t forget about the 4D movie experience! What an amazing day you and the family can have over at Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone on a rainy day while on vacation!

That’s Science

6 Things to Do When it Rains in Destin

If getting wild isn’t your thing, then take the kids over to the Emerald Coast Science Center where they can learn all about science. Located in downtown Fort Walton Beach, the Emerald Coast Science Center features many things including hands-on learning, exhibits and guided programs. During the holidays they have some amazing Winter Workshops that your kids can get involved in while you vacation here. No child will be saying “I’m bored” when they come visit the science center. Make this a must do when you vacation in Destin whether it’s raining or not.

Bowling

When you vacation in Destin there happen to be two great options for bowling when it rains. Head over to either Hurricane Lanes or Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill for some family fun and perhaps a little competition between each other. At Hurricane Lanes they feature 26 bowling lanes, pool tables, an arcade, and free ping-pong. What more could a kid ask for when it comes to bowling and playing ping-pong? Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill is a little cool as it has 16 different underwater themed lanes that any member of the family will want to bowl at. Both of these are in Destin and you will want to head here if you like a little family competition.

Be Artistic

6 Things to Do When it Rains in Destin

Do you have someone in the family who enjoys making their own art? If so, then we suggest heading over to South Walton – Fired Up Paint Your Own Potter Studio. Here you and your family can show your creativity among each other as you paint your own pottery piece that start at just $14. Remember your family vacation to Destin by coming home with a one of a kind pieces of artwork made by you. There are no reservations required to head here for a few hours while it’s pouring rain outside.

Destin History & Fishing Museum

We know that many families who visit Destin have someone in the family who loves to fish while they vacation. What a better way to spend the day when it rains by heading to the Destin History & Fishing Museum to learn a little more about the fish you may find in the Gulf of Mexico. With a 100 ft of wall space displaying what sea creatures you may find there is something for everyone. And enjoy some of the vintage photos and antique fishing rods that you will see including the original reel that belonged to Earnest Hemmingway. What a wonderful way to learn about the history of fishing in Destin and to get out of the rain.

Enjoy your Vacation Rental

Sometimes when you go on vacation you’d like to spend some time in your vacation rental. Many of our guests tell us that their #1 thing to do when it rains in Destin is to stay in their vacation rental and relax. Bring books, watch movies or play some board games while you wait for the rain to stop. Bake cookies or just allow the kids to make something fun for dinner. No matter what you and the family may do in Destin when it rains, relaxing in your rental can be wonderful as well.

No matter whatever you decide to do whether it’s relaxing or finding a new adventure while it rains in Destin, they are memories you will have forever. If you still haven’t booked your next vacation to Destin, then please check out our Destin vacation rentals today. We hope that we will be able to see you and your family on your next vacation making magical memories.

Fun Events Happening in November

Fun Events Happening in November

November is a fun and exciting month to come visit. Not only do you have Thanksgiving to celebrate with friends and family, but there are fun events happening as well. Staying in one of our Beach homes you will be near where the fun begins. Let’s look at what some of the events you and your family can enjoy while you vacation in November.

20th Annual Pin Fish Classic

Fun Events Happening in November

If your children enjoy fishing, then this is the perfect event for them to enjoy. The City of Destin is holding its 20th Annual Pin Fish Classic on Saturday, November 3, 2018 behind AJ’s Restaurant. This event is a catch and release only and is open to all children 14 and under. Make sure you bring your own rod and the bait will be provided. You can register your child at the pier beginning at 8:30 am and awards will be given at 9:45 am. What a great way to allow your children to experience this fun event just for them!

11th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ

If you enjoy some good BBQ then, we suggest going to the 11th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ this year. Held on Saturday, November 3rd from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Harborwalk Village. Here you will be able to sample BBQ styles, enjoy live music and enjoy some brews too. You can purchase advance tickets for $25, tickets the day of the event will be $30 and get a VIP experience for $50. Bring the whole family for a day of fun, food and entertainment this year.

Destin’s Annual Holiday Craft Show

Fun Events Happening in November

If you are looking for some quality handcrafted gifts this year, then come to Destin’s 12th Annual Holiday Craft Show. The craft show will be held at Destin’s Community Center on Friday, November 17th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and on Saturday, November 18th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Here you will be able to find handmade jewelry, paintings, woodcarvings and so much more. With over 50 vendors who will be attending this event, you will be sure to find that perfect gift for Christmas. Admission to this event is free of charge. Don’t miss this amazing event to start shopping early for those gifts this year!

Destin’s Christmas Tree Lighting

Join the City of Destin as they celebrate the 32nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the Destin Community Center on Thursday, November 29th at 6:00 pm. Here you and your family will spend the evening outside for some live entertainment, musical groups and refreshments being served after the lighting of the tree. Plus, you and your family will get a visit from the jolly man himself, Santa Claus. Bring canned food as they are collecting it for families in need in the area. What a great way to enjoy a fun evening outside to get ready for the holiday season.

There are many other events happening in the area during the month of November, but there are just a few that we thought you and your family would enjoy. If you are still looking for a Beach Home, we have plenty for you to choose from. We hope to see you in November and we hope that you can enjoy some of these events with us.

4 Reasons Why You Must Spend Thanksgiving in Destin This Year

4 Reasons Why You Must Spend Thanksgiving in Destin This Year

Are you looking for a new place to come celebrate Thanksgiving this year? How about trying something different this year and come vacation in Destin, Florida. We are located on the Emerald Coast and Destin is the perfect location to take your family vacation in late November. And to help you decide if staying in a Beach Front vacation rental is what you need, we have 4 amazing reasons why you must spend Thanksgiving in Destin this year.

Perfect Weather

If you live in an area where it may be cold during Thanksgiving, then coming to Destin is the best remedy. The highs during the day are usually around 70 degrees with the lows around the 50’s. This can be perfect if you want to go for a bike ride, walking on the beach or maybe even going to play a round or two of golf. We feel that taking a Holiday vacation to the beach is better than spending it in the cold with your winter coat and gloves.

Thanksgiving Day Meal

4 Reasons Why You Must Spend Thanksgiving in Destin This Year

When you are at home, preparing the traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner can take all day long to get ready. But when you vacation in one of our vacation rentals, you can either prepare the meal yourself or why not take advantage of someone else cooking for you. In the morning you can watch the Thanksgiving Parade on the television, take a nap, go eat your Thanksgiving Day meal and come back to your vacation rental and take another nap! You need to be well rested if you want to go shopping the next morning. Some of the great restaurants that you can take advantage of getting a meal from would be Cafe Thirty-A, Harbor Docks and Dockside Cafe. If you still want to have your Thanksgiving meal at your rental but don’t want to cook, then try out Publix.  You will be able to order a fully-cooked turkey and all the classic side dishes to go along with it.

Black Friday Shopping

4 Reasons Why You Must Spend Thanksgiving in Destin This Year

Even when on vacation, many people still like to get a jump on Christmas shopping. You and your family will be able to find some pretty good deals during Black Friday in Destin. From Destin Commons to the Silver Sands Outlets, you can find what everyone is looking for. And if you are looking for something special for that one person who loves the outdoors, we suggest heading over to Bass Pro Shops which have some great deals during Black Friday! Be sure to check out what other shops you and your family can enjoy while in Destin.

Enjoy the Beach

4 Reasons Why You Must Spend Thanksgiving in Destin This Year

While you are on your holiday vacation, why not take advantage of enjoying a few days at the beach. The weather will be the perfect temperature to spend the day at the beach. Bring a beach chair, umbrella and a book to read while sitting seaside. Take a walk on the beach with your family as the kids collect seashells. But remember the water may be a little chilly for you to go swimming in but wading your feet in the water should feel good to you. Watch the sunset and just enjoy what time you have while spending your Thanksgiving this year at the beach.

While there are many other reasons to vacation in Destin for Thanksgiving this year, we thought you would appreciate these 4 reasons. If you are still on the fence about booking a long weekend to Destin this year, we hope that you will find our specials to be just right for you and your family. We hope that this Thanksgiving, you and your family will be able to make new memories to share for a lifetime!

Destin Florida After Hurricane Michael

*Note updates may be made to this post for current information

To our readers:

As news of our neighbors reaches us we are deeply saddened. Please keep Panama City, Mexico Beach, and so so many other communities in your thoughts and prayers. Below is hopefully some useful info for any that can benefit, and a link to support the Red Cross efforts. Our thoughts and prayers are to those affected, and the work of all first responders helping to bring relief.

10/11/2018 Image of Destin Pointe after Hurricane Michael

 

Destin Is Okay

Hurricane Michael made landfall on October 10th, 2018. It’s a day many Floridians will never forget, and recovery will take a lot of help and effort.

Destin fared well being west of the center of the storm. Damage along the coast of Destin FL was minimal due to off shore winds dominating our duration of the storm.

The beaches are open and many are making the most of their time, and we sure are thankful to do so.

Thank You To Our Guests

So many guests have contacted us, and we just want to shout out that we’re all okay, and blessed to hear from you all.  We hope you take care too, and can’t say enough how much it means to us.

Life will quickly go back to normal here in Destin, but our hearts are heavy.

Helpful Information

Driving Information

We also want anyone reading this to stay safe.  Be careful traveling as many roads may be closed to our east.  One potentially helpful link to have is Florida 511, for immediately updated road closings.

https://fl511.com/

Red Cross Disaster Relief Effort

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our neighbors just east of the area. News is still coming in of the damage, but we’d like to spread a link to the Red Cross in an effort to help first repsonders work.

Support Red Cross Efforts For Hurricane Michael

Local Florida Emergency Information

The Florida Division of Emergency Management website with up to date information on emergency services, shelters, and more emergency information.

Florida Disaster Information

 

holiday Surf & Racquet After Hurricane Michael10/11/2018 Image of Holiday Surf & Racquet after Hurricane Michael
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More Images of Destin After Hurricane Michael

We’ve posted more images on Facebook of the Destin beaches.  Visit our page to see.

Holiday Isle Facebook Page

10/11/2018 Image of Jetty East in Destin after Hurricane Michael

What’s Happening In Destin This Fall

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

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!