Destin Seafood Festival
The 39th Annual Destin Seafood Festival will be held from 4-10 p.m. Oct. 6; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 7; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 on the Destin Harbor Boardwalk with live music, arts, crafts and fresh sea-food. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Oct. 7. Kids Zones will have pony rides, petting zoo, Hamster balls, rock climbing and a zip line. Admission is free.
The Annual Mingo Toss contest for kids up to 12 years old will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 8 on top of the hill at Royal Melvin Heritage Park be-hind the Destin City stage.
Kids’ Fall Festival
The free Kids’ Fall Festival with arts, crafts, face painting, live music, fun and games, and the Home Depot Kids Workshop, will be held from 12-2 p.m. Oct. 9 at AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar at HarborWalk Village. Watch the weigh-ins for Destin Fishing Rodeo fol-lowing event.
Fall Fest 2017 will be held from 1-8 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Destin Life Center at Destin United Methodist Church. Kids can enjoy inflatables, Cubby Caboose, rock climbing wall, face painting and more. Fund raising games will benefit missions. Also, food trucks, popcorn and cotton candy.
Halloween Costume Parade
The Destin Library’s Youth Services Department has scheduled its annual Story-time Halloween Costume Parade for children four years and younger at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 25. Parents are en-couraged to pre-register for this annual event at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 837-8572 by Oct. 20. Children participating will receive a gift bag.
Pumpkinpalooza Adult Costume Contest
The winning stakes for the most creative costume are high during this grown-up ghouls costume Oct. 28 Music begins at 7 p.m. on HarborWalk Village’s main stage, fol-lowed by fireworks at 9 and then the Costume Contest on the main stage.
Lulu’s Destin is pulling out all the stops for this year’s BooLu’s Halloween Extravaganza from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 28. Costume Contest divided by age groups, inflatables, pumpkin painting, Trunk or Treat and more. Visit www.lulubuffett.com/destin/ or call 710-5858.
Monster Mash Pub Crawl
Dress in your scariest or coolest costume and head to the Destin Harbor BoardWalk for the Monster Mash Pub Crawl from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 28-29. Purchase a $10 armband to support a local charity and receive spooky drink specials for this night or purchase on the day of the event.
Light the Night Fall Festival
Village Baptist Church in Destin will host its Annual Light the Night Fall Festival at 6 p.m. Oct. 29. There will be games, prizes, trunk or treating, inflatables, food, and more. Prizes for the best costumes and car decor will be awarded at the end of the night. For more information, visit villagebaptist.org.
Pumpkinpalooza Kids & Pet Costume Contest
Spook-tacular family fun from 2-30 p.m. Oct. 29 at HarborWalk Village with kids’ costume contest and a 4-legged pet costume contest, trick-or-treating on the Destin Harbor Boardwalk at restaurants and shops and pumpkin decorating. Kids’ Costume Contest at 2 p.m. and Pets’ Costume Contest 4 p.m. on the main stage.
The City of Destin’s 17th Annual Fall Festival will be held from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Destin Community Center. Bring one non-perishable food item for admission. There will be booths with games and activities, cakewalk, costume contest, space-walk/slide, jack-o-lantern contest, and food for sale. Tickets for games and food will be on sale for 4/$1 or 20/$5, with most games costing one ticket. Registration for the costume contest is 5-6 p.m.
The City of Destin’s 17th Annual Fall Festival Jack-O-Lantern Contest will be held Oct. 30 at the Destin Community Center. All carved pumpkins are to be dropped off before 3 p.m. that day. Judging will be at 5 p.m. First through third prizes will be awarded in these categories: scariest, funniest, and most original. The pumpkins will be lit and on display at the Community Center that night.
Celebrate the 69th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo and Halloween on the harbor from 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 31. After the last weigh in of the rodeo, enjoy fireworks over the Destin harbor.
The City of Destin’s 33rd Annual Christmas Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 9. This year’s theme is “All I want for Christmas.” The floats will start at Downtown Destin Shopping Center (Old Time Pottery) and travel west down Harbor Boulevard (Hwy 98) to Stahlman Avenue. Please stand on the north side of Harbor Boulevard to watch the floats. For those who wish to put a float in the parade, applications are available at the Destin Community Center. In lieu of an entry fee, each entry must make a donation of a new toy for a local charity, to be dropped off at the Destin Community Center with the application. Applications must be turned in no later than Friday, Dec. 1. Call 654-5184 for more information.
Harvest Wine & Food Festival
The first Harvest Wine & Food Festival is scheduled Nov. 2-5 in WaterColor. Produced by Destin Charity Wine Auc-tion Foundation, the Grand Tasting will be held from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 4 in Cerulean Park.
“Guests should be prepared to taste their way through every staple of coastal cuisine ranging from freshly caught seafood to farm fresh vegetables and cheeses all the way to traditional smoked barbeque prepared by the south’s finest pit masters,” said Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation President, John Russell.
Ticket prices vary based upon event day and are on sale now at www.HarvestWineandFood.com. Weekend passes and lodging packages are also available. Additional events and participants will be announced later this summer.