Summer is right around the corner, and it’s already shaping up to be a fun season! Destin is the home to many annual events that both locals and travelers mark their calendars for. From music events, to wine festivals, to food celebrations, there is plenty to experience in Destin and make a tradition to come back for. Here are just a few of the events you can look forward to in Destin during the summer season.
The South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival
Great wine or great food is always, but nothing beat pairing them together. Hosted towards the end of April, this delicious festival combines an enormous assortment of over eight hundred wines on on its Grand Tasting event on Saturday. There is, however, still wine tasting and pairing delicious culinary masterpieces all throughout the weekend, and live music from national artists will attend to provide entertainment. Also taking place during the event is tasting seminars, Champagne Lane tastings, Spirits Row, chef demos, and so much more.
All of this will be held at the Grand Boulevard in Destin.
Digital Graffiti Festival
This festival is a festival like no other. Graffiti artists are known for their style and their artwork,, but because it is defacing property, and typically done in public where people pass by often, it is banned and illegal to do. So for one unique festival, artists are allowed to digitally project and display their artwork onto the pristine white and iconic walls of Alys Beach, creating a wonderful display of art without the need to permanently paint the building. The three day festival has gone on for more than a decade, and is a must attend, as the art is gone when the projectors turn off! This festival is great for those that are keen fans of art, technology, and architecture.
Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic
Returning to the Emerald Coast for more than a decade and a half is this amazing festival for the most amazing fishermen, the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. The Blue Marlin is a beast of a fish, found more than twenty miles off shore and weighing in the thousands of pounds. The festival takes place nearing the end of June, which is when Blue Marlin season reaches its peak. There are many awards given during this event, but it’s ever anglers to reel in the big one.
Annual Paddle At the Porch
Join Destin at The Back Porch and Oyster Bar for an exciting paddleboard race on the beautiful emerald waters! There are four races taking place, a one mile for beginners, a three mile for recreational, a six mile for elites, and a kid’s race for fun!
Even if you are just coming to Destin for some beach time, you won’t be disappointed. Find your Destin vacation rental and start planning your next vacation today!