Although most schools are back in session and it feels like fall is in full swing already, the beach days don’t have to be over. In fact, if you’re yearning to have your feet back in the sand, fall is a great time of year to visit. Aside from the beautiful beaches, calm water, and amazing weather, there are actually a lot of fun Destin events happening this fall!
73rd Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo – October 1st – 31st, 2021
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Throughout the entire month of October, you can attend the Destin Fishing Rodeo from 10 am to 7 pm. This fishing tournament has been a local tradition since 1948. All ages are welcome to participate and weigh-ins are free and open to the public. Sharks are brought in every Saturday during October for “Shark Saturdays”, where the largest shark wins a cash prize. Other rodeo events include the Destin 5K Rodeo Run, Kids Fall Movie Festival, Annual Kid’s Wagon Boat Parade, Halloween On The Harbor, and many more! You won’t want to miss these fun activities and events.
13th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest – October 8th-9th
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Don’t miss out on the 13th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest. With more than 40 on-site craft brewers, it’s no wonder why people call this the “best beer fest on the Emerald Coast.” The main event on Saturday, October 9th will feature more than 200 domestic and international craft beers available for sampling in addition to seminars and live music. Get your tickets for the festival here!
Trick or Treat
Both Baytowne Wharf and HarborWalk Village are hosting trick-or-treat events.
Spook Street: Trick-or-Treating at HarborWalk Village- October 30th
HarborWalk Village is hosting a free trick-or-treat event on Saturday, October 30th at 6:00 pm. Trick-or-treat along the Destin Harbor and participate in a family costume contest. There will also be music by DJ Doc Roc, and fireworks in addition to a fire-spinning show at 9:00 pm.
Trick or Treat Street at Baytowne Wharf- October 31st
The Village of Baytowne Wharf is hosting a spooktacular extravaganza on Sunday, October 31st from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Trick or Treat through the Village streets and visit merchants for your favorite treat. There will be live performances on the main stage, a costume contest, and crafts. The costume contest winner will win a grand prize! End the night with a spooky fireworks display at 8 pm.