HarborWalk Village offers live music, thrills and adventure

Advertorial Special to The Log
Whether you go for the Fat Tuesday parades, the Red, White and Blue Celebrations or the Rock The Docks Concert series, HarborWalk Village has plenty of fun for the entire family.

Have an action packed summer full of adventure, memorable events, great restaurants, exciting family fun and high energy nightlife this summer at HarborWalk Village.

Fat Tuesday Parades

Tuesdays at Sunset

Once the sun goes down, the beads come out! New Orleans meets the Destin Harbor every Tuesday as parade entries roll, float, pedal and push their way through HarborWalk Village. Let the good times roll at this free parade!

Red, White, and Blue Celebration

Thursdays at 6 p.m.

An all-American celebration of a local hero for his or her heroic acts that continue to better our community. The celebration includes a flyover by historic World War II airplanes, entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show over the Destin Harbor. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Rock The Docks Free Concert Series

Saturdays at 7 p.m.

Saturday nights rock on the Destin Harbor with free concerts on the main stage from 7-9 p.m. The energy will be flowing all night long so come early for breathtaking sunsets and stay late for cocktails and drinks with live music at more than seven venues, clubs and restaurants. This Saturday, four fresh faced musicians deliver classic rock and roll with a modern twist to give you some Jam Therapy!

June 7 - Jam Therapy:

Jun 14 - Deja Vu Band

June 21 - Gypsy Riot

June 28 - Continuum

July 5 - Gypsy Riot

July 12 - Gypsy Riot

July 19 - Forest Williams Band

July 26 - Deja Vu Band

August 2 - Season Ammons Band

August 9 - Continuum

August 16 - Season Ammons Band

August 23- Jacob Mohr Band

*times and acts subject to change* 

And if you are looking for something a little more adventurous, check out the other thrills HarborWalk Village has to offer. Don't miss the excitement and adventure.

RideEmerald Coast's Longest Zip Line  

World-class attractions has developed the most highly anticipated zip line in the country. It is the longest and most beautiful ride along the Emerald Coast. High above the harbor you can safely glide more than 500 feet between two 80-foot steel towers overlooking the pristine Destin Harbor. This duel person zip line will allow riders to zip and share the experience together. 

Rock Climbing and Free Fall

Live on the edge on an exhilarating 40-foot interactive LED-illuminated rock climbing wall and a gravity defying free fall. These extreme adventures will attract the thrill seeker in everyone. The excitement requires no prior rock climbing experience.      

Jet over the Jetty 

JetPack Destin will take sightseeing to a new level, literally. JETLEV technology will allow you to soar to new heights along the Destin Harbor. Effortlessly explore the view from 20 feet above the harbor on your own jet pack.      

Paddle Board Adventures 

Kitty Hawk Kites expansion will offer more adventure this year with paddle and kayak rentals. Explore the beauty of the Destin Harbor while on a peaceful paddle. Watch the dolphins play up close and personal. Free lessons from highly trained and friendly staff who will get you standing up in minutes. No experience is necessary to make this your new favorite sport.   

Ultimate 7D Interactive Theater  

Survive the zombie apocalypse or battle the robot cowboys all without leaving your seat. The 7D experience gives you the thrill of a roller coaster, a wild environment with wind machines, strobe lights, rapid motion seats and personal laser blasters. Compete for the highest score and have your picture displayed on the big screen. Awesome graphics meet high tech sound, lights and actions at Ultimate 7D.  

Given the shows, events and talent that makes its way to Destin, it's no surprise that people have taken notice of what's happening along the harbor. These are a few of the recent awards and accolades the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village and Destin has received.

Emerald Grande "Best Place for a Weekend Getaway" by VIP Destin Magazine; HarborWalk Village "Best Place to People Watch" by VIP Destin Magazine; HarborWalk Village "Best Place to be Seen" by Emerald Coast Magazine; Destin "Top Three Destinations On The Rise" by Trip Advisor; Destin "Best Family Beach Award" by the Travel Channel; Destin "One of the top ten most beautiful places in America"  by Good Morning America; Destin "Ten best places to live and boat" by Boating Magazine; Destin "#1 Beach town in the South"  by Southern Living Magazine;  Destin named "Top 16 Small Cities" in Florida by Cities Journal.