AJ's Rock the Docks Rodeo Kick Off

Savannah Vasquez
AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar will be the hub of all the action for the 67th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo for the entire month of October.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Destin as October brings the month-long Destin Fishing Rodeo and AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar has just the celebration to help kick off the favored event.

Rock the Docks Rodeo Kick Off will begin tonight, Sept. 30th at 5 p.m. with the captain and mates meeting followed by a free concert and celebration for friends, family and the public from 6-8 p.m.

“We will be doing the Rock the Docks for the 67th Destin Fishing Rodeo,” said AJ’s Marketing Director Tracy McCraw. “We will have Bud Light and other drink specials and we will have the Modern El Dorados playing on the stage by the Jumbotron. There will be plenty of food, fun and live music for everyone.”

During the event Miss Destin Alyssa Bettinger will be there to meet and greet the crowd as well as local rodeo weigh-in celebrity Bruce Cheves.

“This is the last kick off before the rodeo,” said McCraw. “It’s always a lot of fun.”

The Destin Fishing Rodeo will officially begin Oct. 1 at AJ’s with weigh-ins from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through the entire month of October.

Don’t miss out on all the rodeo action at AJ’s weigh-in barge on the docks. Even if you are not fishing in the competition, you may win a prize for just coming out to watch the event.

“We will be doing giveaways from local businesses every afternoon during the weigh-ins for the people who come watch the rodeo,” said McCraw.