Annual Area Events

Below is a summary of annual events and festivals that are hosted in the area. Be sure to check our vacation blog for ongoing updates on weekly events that will be occurring during your visit!

January 2016

  • Baytowne on Ice
  • 30A – Songwriters Festival
  • Seaside Farmers Market – Saturdays
  • Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market – Every Saturday
  • My Vacation Haven Snow Bird Open House

February 2016

  • The 25th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival in The Village of Baytowne Wharf
  • Seaside Farmers Market – Saturdays
  • Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market – Every Saturday
  • My Vacation Haven Snow Bird Open House

March 2016

  • Wednesday Night Concert Series – FREE Concerts at the Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza
  • Northwest Florida Ballet Presents Swan Lake – March 7th
  • Friday Night Live Local Artist Series at Baytowne Marina – Fridays
  • 8th Annual Emerald Coast Chili Cook-Off
  • Seaside Farmers Market – Saturdays
  • Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market – Every Saturday
  • 30A St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
  • St. Paddy’s Day Delight at The Village of Baytowne Wharf

April 2016

  • 27th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival – The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
  • Walton County Earth Day Festival & 5-K Race at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
  • South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival – Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® Town Center
  • Wednesday Night Concert Series – FREE Concerts at the Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza
  • Friday Night Live Local Artist Series at Baytowne Marina – Every Friday
  • Seaside Farmers Market – Saturdays
  • Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market – Every Saturday
  • 30A Farmers Market – Sundays
  • The Food Film Festival – South Walton along with Florida’s historic Highway 30A

May 2016

  • Memorial Weekend Festivities at the Village of Baytowne Wharf
  • 6th Annual Okaloosa Arts Alliance Family Fun Arts Fest
  • Wednesday Night Concert Series – FREE Concerts at the Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza
  • 18th Annual Concerts in the Village at Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village – Every Thursday
  • Cinco De Mayo Celebration at Grand Park
  • ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival – Benefiting The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County
  • Friday Night Live Local Artist Series at Baytowne Marina – Every Friday
  • Seaside Farmers Market – Saturdays
  • Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market – Every Saturday
  • 30A Farmers Market – Sundays

June 2016

  • Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach
  • Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic Fishing Tournament
  • Wednesday Night Concert Series – FREE Concerts at the Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza
  • 18th Annual Concerts in the Village at Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village – Every Thursday
  • Northwest Florida Ballet Performance – June 27th
  • Friday Night Live Local Artist Series at Baytowne Marina – Every Friday
  • Grand Boulevard Farmers Market – Every Wednesday 10am-2pm
  • Seaside Farmers Market – Saturdays
  • 30A Farmers Market – Sundays

July 2016

  • Red, White & Baytowne – 4th of July Celebration at the Village of Baytowne Wharf
  • Wednesday Night Concert Series – FREE Concerts at the Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza
  • 18th Annual Concerts in the Village at Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village – Every Thursday
  • Friday Night Live Local Artist Series at Baytowne Marina – Every Friday
  • Grand Boulevard Farmers Market – Every Wednesday 10am-2pm
  • Seaside Farmers Market – Saturdays
  • 30A Farmers Market – Sundays

August 2016

  • Sandestin Triathlon
  • Emerald Coast Poker Run
  • Baytowne Art Walk
  • Grand Boulevard Farmers Market – Every Wednesday 10am-2pm
  • Wednesday Night Concert Series – FREE Concerts at the Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza
  • Friday Night Live Local Artist Series at Baytowne Marina – Every Friday
  • Seaside Farmers Market – Saturdays
  • Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market – Every Saturday
  • 30A Farmers Market – Sundays

September 2016

  • Labor Day Weekend Celebration
  • Emerald Coast Bridal Expo
  • Lobster Festival
  • Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam
  • Wednesday Night Concert Series – FREE Concerts at the Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza
  • Friday Night Live Local Artist Series at Baytowne Marina – Every Friday
  • Seaside Farmers Market – Saturdays
  • Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market – Every Saturday
  • 30A Farmers Market – Sundays

October 2016

  • South Walton Fashion Week
  • Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival
  • Grand and Exotic Car Show – Grand Boulevard
  • Best of the Emerald Coast Awards – Grand Boulevard
  • Habitat for Humanity Half Marathon – Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
  • Cottage for Kids – Benefiting Children’s Volunteer Health Network
  • Halloween on the BOOlevard of Fun
  • 35th Annual Destin Seafood Festival
  • Vetts at the Village
  • Destin Festival of Arts
  • Destin Fishing Rodeo
  • Seaside Farmers Market – Saturdays
  • Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market – Every Saturday
  • 30A Farmers Market – Sundays

November 2016

  • Taste of the Beach – Wine. Dine. Donate.
  • Here Comes Santa Claus at the Village of Baytowne Wharf
  • Fesitval of Trees – Grand Boulevard
  • Holiday Lights on the Boulevard – Grand Boulevard – November 22 – January 1
  • Baytowne On Ice
  • Blues, Brews and BBQ
  • Seeing Red Wine Festival – Seaside
  • Evening of Giving – Silver Sands Premium Outlets
  • Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market – Every Saturday
  • Seaside Farmers Market – Saturdays
  • 30A Farmers Market – Sundays

December 2016

  • Festival of Trees – Grand Boulevard
  • FREE Photos with Santa Every Saturday at Grand Park in Grand Boulevard
  • 12 Nights of Lights at the Village of Baytowne Wharf
  • Wednesday Night Concert Series at the Village of Baytowne Wharf
  • Friday Night Live Local Artist Series at Baytowne Marina & Grill
  • Baytowne On Ice
  • Baytowne Countdown  –  Dec. 31
  • Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market – Every Saturday
  • Seaside Farmers Market Every Saturday
  • 30A Farmers Market – Sundays