Celebrate the arts, dining, history and community spirit that makes Destin special as you visit dozens of exhibits and vendors from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 22 at the first HarborFest celebration at HarborWalk. Taste local and regional craft brews, see artists’ hand-crafted items and enjoy the Destin History and Fishing Museum along with charter captains from HarborWalk Charters as they share fish tales and fishing heritage alongside freshly prepared seafood dishes from local chefs. Craft stations provided by Abrakadoodle for the kids will be available. Local favorite Flash Flood will perform on the main stage, and fireworks end the evening at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15/person and include beer sampling, a mini beer stein, live music and kids crafts. Small plates are available to purchase from participating restaurants. Parking is free. Tickets are available at www.eventliveus.com/event/harborfest-3.
2. Fall Kite Festival
The Kitty Hawk Kites' Fly Into Fall Kite Festival will be held from10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23 at the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. Enjoy show kites, professional stunt kite flying demonstrations, free lessons and special activities. Call 796-0102 for more info.
3. Oktoberfest at Big Kahunas
Grilled bratwurst and German potato salad, local beers, and the chicken dance must mean its time for Oktoberfest. Celebrate the first ever Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park event the weekends of Sept. 22-23 and 29-30 in Destin. Buffet, after purchase of a day pass, is $9.99 in advance at bigkahunas.com/events and $11.99 at the park.