As the September sun continues to cast its warm glow upon sandy shores, a special kind of magic fills the air along the beach. It's a time when the bustling energy of summer seamlessly transitions into a more relaxed and enchanting ambiance. From the shimmering emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the charming communities that dot the shoreline, this slice of paradise isn't just known for its breathtaking beauty; it's also a hub of local events, festivals, and happenings that breathe life into this already mesmerizing region. Whether you're a local seeking new adventures or a visitor eager to immerse yourself in the local scene, there's always something extraordinary unfolding in Destin, 30A, and beyond. Join us in exploring the exciting events that grace the coastal landscapes, where the allure of the beach meets the joy of seasonal celebrations.
FESTIVALS & HAPPENINGS:
The main stage at the events Plaza will feature live music nightly from 5 - 10 PM.
Friday, Sepember 15 - 7:15 PM: Mike Whitty; 7:30 - 10 PM: Mari Gleason
Saturday, September 2 || 5 - 7:15 PM: Mike Whitty; 7:30 - 10 PM: Christon Birge
Sunday, September 3 || 5 - 7:15 PM: Jared Herzog; 7:30 - 10 PM: Emily Bass
Learn more about Moon Crush Blue Moon, the lineup, your safety, and the experience here: mooncrush.live
Moon Crush is intentionally designed to be a Music Vacation - not just a festival. You can plan on spending days at the beach, by the pool, or enjoying your favorite activities with the people you care about most. Then, as the sun begins to set, you'll make your way to our intimate outdoor venue where you'll have a reserved space for an evening of live music.
Join the conversation on Moon Crush Facebook.
Blues, Tacos & Tequila Fest
Saturday, September 2nd | 3PM - 9PM
3:00 - 4:10PM: Kelly & The Healers
4:20 - 5:15PM: D. Scott Riggs
5:20 - 6:20PM: Smilin' Fritz
6:30 - 7:40PM: Prodigal Blues
7:50 - 9:00PM: Cat Daddy Blues Band
In the heart of Blue Mountain Beach at Redfish Village is Red Fish Taco - a vibrant, family-friendly eatery and bar where Mexico meets the Gulf of Mexico and tacos and tequila are the main events.
This is a complimentary event, proudly presented by the Merchants of Seaside.
Seaside's Amphitheater is a beautiful green space in the heart of Central Square where families will often gather for live music, outdoor movies, annual celebrations, children's activities and other fun events.
Labor Day Concert Celebration
Saturday, September 2nd
7:00PM | TBD
Sunday, September 3rd
6:00PM | Alex Smith and the Mobile Home Boys
9:00PM | Fireworks and Fire Spinning by Autumn Lyfe
Come out to HarborWalk Village along the Destin Harbor where restaurants, activities and entertainment live year round.
Each sampling is 5oz and requires 2 tokens. Must be 21 or older to purchase a token package: eventbrite.com/.../arts-and-drafts-tickets...
Both residents and visitors are encouraged to participate. Volunteer Beach Ambassador teams will be hosting teams at five South Walton Regional Beach Accesses listed below:
Inlet Beach Regional Access, 139 S Orange St., Inlet Beach
Santa Clara Regional Access, 3468E Co Hwy 30A, Seagrove
Ed Walline Regional Access, 4447 W Co Hwy 30A, Gulf Place
Dune Allen Regional Access, 5999 W Co Hwy 30A, Dune Allen
Miramar Beach Regional Access, 2375 Scenic Gulf Dr., Miramar Beach
For more information on International Coastal Cleanup day 2023, please visit the Ocean Conservancy website at oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/icc/
Tickets for Wine & Fries coming soon! Learn more:
Shop locally at the Farmers Market and enjoy fresh food and handmade items. Enjoy live music starting at 11AM till 1PM. The first 300 visitors will get a complimentary tote bag upon arrival.
Emerald Coast Spirits Festival
Additional details including ticket options, visit distillery98.com.
Join the fun and explore an exciting array of unique and flavorful spirits, carefully poured by your favorite distilleries from all over Florida.
Purchase Tickets & Learn More:
2023 Houndfest Schedule of Events
Sept. 29th, 6 - 9PM || Houndfest 9 Beer Dinner
Sept. 30th || Houndfest 9
11 - 5PM: VIP
12 - 5PM: General Admission
Follow Idyll Hounds Brewing Company on Facebook for HoundsFest updates.
Non-profit organizations and local charities are at the heart of this event. As event-goers enjoy all of the delicious eats the evening offers, they will also be able to learn more about the non-profit organizations and their individual missions.
View participating barbecue teams and their partnering charities at: DestinCommons.com.
Planning to be in town?