St. Patrick’s Day in Destin 2019

Spring is here and we’re going to be gearing up for some green luck on the Gulf Coast for St. Patrick’s Day in Destin 2019. Just like the bright emerald waters, you’re going to want to be here during St. Patty’s day weekend this year. You can do just that when you book one of the best vacation rentals Destin is known for, with Destin Palms Vacations.  Green Beer and Corned Beef aside, this cultural celebration on Sunday, March 17th 2019 brings more than just fun drinks and traditional Irish cuisine! Emerald Coast destinations offer their own version of St. Patty’s Day festivities, including pub crawls, charity runs, outdoor concerts, and more family-friendly affairs. Here are some of the fun and festive happenings during the weekend of March 17th!

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Where The Leprechauns Celebrate

This year, Oliver Petit from the Red Bar in Grayton Beach is the Grand Marshall. The Best in Parade perpetual trophy is up for grabs again, for the best decorated cars trucks or floats. The Parade will include over 50 unique floats from local area businesses and organizations. The route spans 4 miles on scenic highway 30A, ending at Gulf Place, where the real festivities await!

The close-knit community charm of 30A is reflected through this St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Kids can enjoy dozens of memorable activities like the POT O’ GOLD Treasure Hunts, Irish Costume Contest, and The World’s Tallest Leprechaun Balloon Maker, while adults have the opportunity to sample local cuisine and specialty Irish drinks with friends and neighbors.

30A St Patricks Parade 2019

Feeling Lucky by The Beach

The Destin, FL beach community known as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” celebrates St. Patty’s in style. St. Paddys Family Party Irish Street Festival hosted by Harborwalk Village will provide a full day of fun for the whole clan. Irish music, dancing, games, and food can be enjoyed all afternoon!

When the sun goes down on ye ole’ Coast of Emerald, the Pub Crawl goes into effect. There will be live music on the main stage, and several locations open their doors to pub crawl participants!

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Destin St Patricks Day Specials

Celebrate the luck of the Irish, St. Patrick’s Day in Destin 2019, at HarborWalk Village and enjoy these merchant specials all day long!

Jackacuda’s Seafood & Sushi | Grab a $3 Green Beer or $5 Irish Car Bomb and enjoy traditional Sheppard’s Pie for $9.99.

Crab Island Cantina will have a variety of food specials including:
$4.00 Cheese Dip, $5.00 Cantina Dip and $8.00 Nachos. Entrees include $9.00 Jumbo Wings, $8.00 Burgers, $9.00 Flatbreads and more!

Enjoy $6 Margaritas on the Rocks, $4 House Wine, $4 Well Drinks, $3 Bud Lights & Miller Light and $4 Corona & Corona Light.

The party isn’t over yet! Coyote Ugly Saloon- Destin will feature a Live DJ all night on the outside dance floor all night long. Drink specials include $2 Green Beer, $4 Lucky Shot, $5 Fireball, $5 Leprechaun Punch, and a $5 Irish Flag Shot.

**On-site parking is $10.00.

Irish traditions are always BIG at McGuire’s Irish Pubbut on March 17th, celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day at McGuire’s is a must do in Destin, Florida! With many shades of green hanging from the ceiling, on the rooftop, and at every angle in sight, you’ll never experience a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration quite the same as the party found in the dining venue, pub, and brewery of Destin’s McGuire’s. With an estimated 1.75 million others who have hung a signed dollar bill for good luck, joining the Molly Martin tradition at the Destin pub makes you an official Irishman with the papers and luck to prove it!

As you reach your potential as a true Irishman, you’ll experience the sounds of bagpipers playing in the waiting area, traditional Irish music throughout the pub, and a hefty serving of the Saint Patty’s Day favorite, corn beef & cabbage. If you’re celebrating your birthday in Destin this Saint Patrick’s Day 2019, don’t forget to boost your luck with McGuire’s Kiss the Moose tradition for a birthday ceremony that you’ll never forget!

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Be sure to check out other upcoming events going on March and April in Destin, FL by visiting our events page.

30A Wine Festival 2019

One of 30A’s most anticipated events is right around the corner and it is the wine connoisseurs time to shine! The eighth annual 30A Wine Festival 2019 is a must-experience venue for the vintner’s craft and the culinary arts. But, on an even larger scale, is the reason behind the event. This year the Wine Festival will be supporting the Children’s Volunteer Health Network, a nonprofit dedicated to providing access to health services for children in Walton and Okaloosa counties. We invite you to attend this year’s event at Alys Beach, your attendance will be appreciated by us and many more. We have several vacation rentals available for any potential sommelier that are still in need of accommodations. In fact, we’re now offering up to 20% off Winter stays plus free VIP perks such as deep sea fishing excursions, escape room, and golf, every day of your stay.
Call us today or visit Destin-Palms.com! (850)270-5227

30A Wine Festival 2019

Eighth Annual 30A Wine Festival at Aly’s Beach

The 30A Wine Festival returns to the beautiful community of Alys Beach Wednesday, February 20 through Sunday, February 24, 2019 and this year’s five-day celebration will benefit Children’s Volunteer Health Network. The festival kicks off with a special wine dinner featuring a four-course meal prepared by Alys Beach Executive Chef Drew Dzejak.  Thursday night, Garden & Gun hosts “Oysters & Champagne in Central Park; Friday night features “Bourbon, Beer & Butts”, a lively barbecue and bourbon tasting featuring some of the country’s best pitmasters and distillers with live music. Saturday offers wine lovers wine tasting seminars followed by an evening grand tasting along the town’s picturesque streetscape. “Rosé & Croquet” on Sunday features rosé tastings, a delicious brunch, and the beloved croquet tournament (croquet whites encouraged). Limited ticket quantity available for the 30A Wine Festival 2019. Click HERE for more information or to buy tickets. 

Coming into it’s 8th year, this 5-day long festival features renowned vintners and culinary favorites. Join us February 20-24, 2019. Benefiting Children’s Volunteer Health Network.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE: 
Wednesday, February 20 – 6:00 – 9:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Wine Dinner in the Red Loggia at Caliza Restaurant – We’re kicking off the 2019 festival with an intimate wine dinner. 

Thursday, February 21 – 5:00 – 7:30PM – SOLD OUT
Discover the best bubbles to pair with oysters from around the South with a night of live music and culinary conversation. Hosted by Garden & Gun.

Friday, February 22 – 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Mixology Seminar at Red Loggia at Caliza Restaurant
The hands-on mixology seminar will take you through the creation of three perfect craft cocktails that are sure to impress even the most avid cocktail connoisseurs. Must purchase a Bourbon, Beer & Butts ticket or Weekend Pass to attend

Friday, February 22 – 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Bourbon, Beer & Butts at Kelly Green
Enjoy a night of bourbon, beer, and barbecue with tastings from distilleries across the country, local and national breweries, paired with savory barbecue creations showcasing top culinary talents and The Travelin’ McCourys to keep the party rockin’ all night. Stand Alone Ticket or Included in Weekend Pass.

Saturday, February 23 – 1:00 – 3:30 PM
Seminars at Red Loggia at Caliza Restaurant
Swirl, sip, learn, repeat. Master your wine knowledge with help from the country’s best vintners while enjoying tastings, small bites, and stories de farce.Must purchase a Grand Tasting or Weekend Pass to attend

Saturday, February 23 3:30 – 6:30 PM
Grand Tasting at South Charles Street
Gather along South Charles Street and sip wines from across the globe. More than 80 wines will be showcased. Local and regional eateries will provide small bites. Included in Weekend or Saturday Pass.

Sunday, February 24 11:30 – 3:00 PM
Rosé & Croquet at Kelly Green
The highlight of the festival returns with the sixth Annual Croquet Tournament. Don your croquet whites and gather your best players for a boozy brunch prior to the match, complete with elegant rosés. Included in the weekend pass. Must have a team of four to register. All players must have a weekend passes. 16 slots available for the tournament. Only included in a Weekend Pass.

The 30A Wine Festival Returns 2019

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by the Sea

If you are thinking of planning something extra special for Valentine’s Day this year, a trip to Destin, Florida is the perfect surprise for your sweetheart! Located on the Emerald Coast, this charming city is famous for its sugar white sand and beautiful emerald green water. To help you plan an amazing romantic retreat, Destin Palms Vacations has the whole scoop of local events in the area just for you to celebrate Valentine’s Day by the sea!

Destin Palms Valentines Day 2019

While the rest of the country shovels snow and huddles indoors, visitors to the Emerald Coast can take advantage of some excellent weather. What could be more romantic than sipping cocktails as the two of you sit on the beach and watch the sunset over the water? The winter climate in Destin is ideal for walks along the beach, playing golf, or cruising around the Destin Harbor in a vessel.

Destin, FL Valentine’s Day Events

Kick off your week at the local library with your young ones for some Valentine’s Day crafts! Children, ages 5 years and younger, along with their parents, are invited to stop by the Destin Library on Tuesday, February 12th  to create a Valentine’s Day craft for that special person in their life. Kids will have a craft choice of a Love Bears All Things Sign or a Beary Special Valentine Magnet. They will also be hosting a special Story Time program on Valentine’s Day morning at 9:30am. The children’s program will feature music, stories, and special Valentine’s themed activities for all who attend.

Whether Valentine’s Day for you means a romantic dinner for two or a gathering of gal pals and/or bromance buddies, local restaurants have drafted their menus and are setting their tables to mark the occasion! The Crab Trap on Okaloosa Island will be having a 3 Course Special Detailed Below:

APPETIZER
Seared scallops topped with our roasted red bell pepper buerre blanc.

GARDEN SALAD
Mixed greens with cucumber, tomato, red onion, croutons, and grated parmesan cheese with our house dressing.

SELECT AN ENTRÉE
Filet & Crab
6 oz. filet mignon topped with lump crab meat and a sherry mushroom cream sauce. Served with confetti rice and vegetable medley. / 36.99

Parmesan Grouper
Parmesan crusted grouper topped with lemon beurre blanc.
Served with confetti rice and vegetable medley. / 31.99

Also Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is running a Lobster for Lovers Special all weekend Long!

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The fun doesn’t end on Valentine’s Day! Make sure to grab your pup and head to  Grand Boulevard February 21 for My Furry Valentine. Show your canine love – dress in Valentine-themed matching attire – at this dog social featuring live music and drinks. Winners will be chosen! No prong collars, please. Donations are encouraged.

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30A Songwriters Festival 2019

At the 30A Songwriters Festival 2019 you will find the perfect mix of cool beach weather and red-hot music! More than 200 artists from all over perform in this truly collaborative event, allowing some of the craft’s most talented songwriters to offer an in-depth look into the creative process.

30A Songwriters Festival Accommodations

30A Songwriters Festival 2019

Come join us and enjoy being serenaded on the beach, there are plenty of amazing accommodations to choose from, close to the action. Call 850-270-5227 to get additional help and book today or visit Destin-Palms.com for our vacation rentals availability. As one of the South Walton’s most popular festivals, accommodations go as fast as the 30A Songwriters Festival 2019 tickets. So, book your stay today, before it’s too late!

Artists will perform many live performances in intimate venues and large amphitheaters throughout the 16 beach neighborhoods of South Walton. Visit 30ASongwritersFestival.com for tickets as well as artist and schedule details, as they are available.

Don’t forget to check our events page to take advantage of all the memorable activities Destin has to offer during the Winter Season!

30A Songwriters Festival 2019

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR INITIAL CONFIRMED LINEUP FOR THE
10TH ANNUAL 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL!
30A Songwriters Festival 2019 Lineup

2019 New Years Events in Destin

Want to start your New Year off right? Here’s a list of 2019 New Years Events in Destin we’ve put together for you! Hop into the Holiday Season with Destin Palms, and ring in the New Year 2019 in Destin to celebrate with your family on the calming waters of the Gulf Coast!  January is the perfect time to fly South for our tropical beaches and that heady “wait, what month is this?” escapism. Destin does not skip a beat when it comes to the holidays, so make sure to check our Events page to take advantage of all the memorable activities Destin has to offer during the Winter Season!

2019 New Years Events in Destin

Ring in the New Year in Destin

Cooler weather, holiday activities, and endless sunshine,  Destin is a gorgeous place to visit in the winter. Perfect for exploring Florida’s pristine coastline and natural outdoor landscapes, the humidity of summer fades and festivals, fairs, and outdoor adventures take precedence. Make sure to look at our great last minute deals on our vacation rentals on our specials page! Here’s a list of 2019 New Years Events in Destin we’ve put together for you! :

LuLu’s Annual Noon Year’s Eve celebration

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The family friendly fun begins New Year’s Eve morning at LuLu’s! Mark your calendars for LuLu’s Annual Noon Year’s Eve celebration just for kids on Monday, December 31, at 10 am. It will be non-stop kid-friendly fun for the whole family, with excitement around every corner as LuLu’s celebrates and rings in the New Year. There will be a sandcastle building contest, arts & crafts, inflatables, face painting, live music, and more on the sandy beach. So the kiddies can have their fun, countdown to Noon with kid-safe “fireworks” and a huge Beach Ball Drop. LuLu’s is located in Destin at the foot of the Mid Bay Bridge, next to Legendary Marina. For more on the Noon Year’s Eve celebration, call (850) 710-5858.

HarborWalk Village New Year’s Eve Street Party

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Interested in celebrating for a good cause? Ring in 2019 at the iconic HarborWalk Village New Year’s Eve Street Party featuring two live bands, two fireworks shows and a ball drop over the Destin Harbor!

7:00pm | Flash Flood
8:00pm | FIREWORKS
9:30pm | Departure- A Journey Tribute Band
12:00am | Ball Drop & FIREWORKS

HarborWalk Village is giving back this holiday season by collecting supplies and donations for those impacted by Hurricane Michael. Visit our Hurricane Relief tent and join us in recovery efforts!

Donations will be given to panhandlerelief.org and Volunteer Florida. Supplies needed include: blankets, cleaning supplies, sleeping bags, tents, work gloves, winter jackets and clothes for kids, hygiene products and towels.

Pazzo Italiano’s Masquerade Ball

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Show up and Show Out at Pazzo Italiano’s Masquerade Ball. Let’s welcome 2019 together with a fun and festive evening!
Dress up, wear a mask and enjoy a delicious meal, while Joshua Paul Sirten provides the perfect atmosphere with his Live Sinatra Performance!
~ 4 course meal~ $80/person +tax+gratuity ~ $10 will go towards a charity
~ Complimentary champagne
~ Photo Booth
Reservations are required in person or through phone call 850.974.5484

Baytowne Countdown at The Village of Baytowne Wharf

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A celebratory event has always taken place each year out in the Villages of Baytowne Wharf. This destination is a local favorite for all ages. You don’t want to miss The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s end-of-the-year celebration! Enjoy our family friendly evening from 6-8pm with face painting, kids activities, and LIVE music on the Baytowne LIVE stage, finishing off with a fireworks display at 8pm. Ring in the New Year with an evening to remember, with two breathtaking fireworks displays at 8pm & midnight. Dance the night away with LIVE music until 1am, featured on the Events Plaza Stage.

Christmas Events in Destin

If you are looking for Christmas events in Destin and what all will be open during your vacation, look no further, we have got you covered! Destin has a number of fantastic events that you and your family can take part in to make unforgettable memories this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Santa is almost here and we are getting so excited!!

Christmas Events in Destin – On The Coast

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Start Christmas Eve morning off, December 24th, at the Destin Commons Bass Pro Shop! FREE Photo with Santa: 10AM–5PM and FREE Crafts: 3-5
FREE Games: open to close  See further details about this event here!Santa's Wonderland

Dust off those skates and get in the winter spirit at The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s Baytowne on Ice.  For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, Baytowne’s seasonal ice rink is the perfect opportunity to share some of your favorite holiday traditions.  $11 + $3 skate rental for 90 mins. December 24 Hours are 12-6 pm and December 25 they will be open from 4-10 pm.

Rather stay warm for Christmas Eve indoors? Catch the 2 pm Matinee or 7 pm showing of Frank Capra’s classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life” at Carmike Cinema! This movie is a cherished Christmas tradition for countless families. Building & loan owner George Bailey (James Stewart) is all that stands between the good people of Bedford Falls and the wicked miser Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore). When misfortune strikes on Christmas Eve, George realizes, with the help of an angel named Clarence (Henry Travers), that he truly has a “wonderful life.” (“no man is a failure who has friends.”) Rated PG.

Christmas Events in Destin – Dining

Now we all know that one of the best things about the holiday season is all the amazing FOOD we get to devour! Destin sure does not disappoint this year in the cuisine department.

The Henderson Resort (Christmas Eve)
Join The Henderson Resort for an evening of holiday tradition for their annual Christmas Eve Dinner. Delight in a beautiful 4-course meal with perfect wine pairings.
$79 Per Person | $29 per child | Three and under complimentary
Exclusive of Tax and Gratuity
Reservations are Required
Call Primrose 850.424.4400  The Henderson

Havana Beach Bar & Grill (Christmas Eve)
Celebrate Christmas Eve and enjoy a special 3-course menu!
• $60* per adult | $30* per child (12 and under)
• Reservations required, call 850.588.2882

The Henderson Resort (Christmas Day)
After a morning of tearing open presents, join The Henderson Resort at Primrose in your PJs for a festive brunch buffet. You’ll enjoy carving stations and all your holiday traditional favorites.
For reservations and information, please call 850.424.4400
$45 per person | $19 per child
Prices do not include tax and gratuity.

Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar (Christmas Day) 
All is merry and bright at Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar this Christmas! Instead of wasting your day in the kitchen, let Cuvee take care of the cooking {and cleaning}. Cost to attend is $44.95 per guest, and $22.95 for children. The buffet will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To reserve your table, please call (850) 460-2909!

HarborWalk Village (Christmas Day)
Harborwalk Village will also be hosting a Christmas Day Feast! May your Christmas be Merry & Bright! Let the Grande Vista Bar & Grill do all the cooking and cleaning this year. Enjoy a special 3-Course menu featuring Corn & Crab Chowder, Prime Rib, Grouper and More.
Reservations are highly recommended: 850.424.0621.
Adults: $39 per person | Children 12 & Under: $15 per person ++

The Ocean Club
The Ocean Club has a special Christmas Day Menu that they are rolling out just for the Holidays. Please join them with your family for a special Christmas Day Brunch! Let their chefs prepare an irresistible meal you won’t forget! Please call 850-267-3666 for reservations. Seating is limited, so call today! Christmas Day they  will be open 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Christmas Events in Destin – Vacation Specials

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Be sure to check out our last minute specials in case you haven’t booked your Winter vacation to Destin, FL yet! You’ll also receive FREE VIP perks during your stay! For availability visit Destin-Palms.com or call (850)270-5227

From our family to yours, Destin Palms wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday!

 

For a list of additional events visit our events page at: Destin-Palms.com/event-calendar

Dining in Destin This Thanksgiving

If you are still thinking about where to find dining in Destin this Thanksgiving or spend the holidays with your family, Destin Palms Vacations welcomes you to come reserve your spot in the sand with us before 2018 wraps up! While all of our Destin/Miramar Beach vacation rentals come fully equipped with all the necessities for a traditional home-cooked Thanksgiving meal, Holidays on the Gulf Coast are a beautiful and busy time for our community here. From ice skating to the Annual Holiday Boat Parade, you will be able to experience a time like no other here in Destin!

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The Season of Giving Thanks

With the recent devastation to our neighbors, there are so many reasons we have to be thankful here on the Emerald Coast! It is hard to believe that just a month ago the Florida Panhandle was hit by the strongest, most devastating storm in its history. As we continue to help and support our neighbors rebuild, we would also like to recognize the many anonymous faces who have shown up in this time of need who are really making the difference.

Dining in Destin This Thanksgiving

A Turkey Feast

Did someone say Turkey? We have got you covered. There are so many venues up and down the coast to feast and enjoy Thanksgiving with your loved ones. Make sure to check out our events page so you don’t miss a beat this holiday season with us! Here a few options in the area that will be celebrating the Thanksgiving tradition:

 

Thanksgiving Day Feast at Harbor Docks
November 22, 2018
11 am – 7 pm

Bring your family and friends and enjoy a traditional, home style Thanksgiving meal. There will be no charge however, donations will be accepted from those wishing to contribute. All proceeds will benefit Okaloosa Habitat and Destin Harvest projects.

Harbor Docks Restaurant located at 538 Harbor Blvd. Destin, FL has sponsored this event for the last 23 years. Whether you are a local resident, or visiting from out of the area, you are welcome to join us for this community tradition.

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Thanksgiving Feast at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
November 22, 2018
11:30 am – 3 pm

Choose from two special menus in two fantastic venus

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Fleming’s Thanksgiving Feast
November 22, 2018
11 am – 8 pm

This Thanksgiving, let us handle the cooking, the hosting, and pouring the wine – it’s what we do best. That way, you can focus on quality time with your loved ones and sneaking an extra bite of Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Join us for three courses of holiday classics on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, starting at 11 a.m. The cost is $42 per Guest.*

The holiday menu is below:

Flemings Thanksgiving Menu 2018

 

Cuvee Kitchen + Wine Bar Thanksgiving Buffet
November 22, 2018
11 am – 5 pm 

Your favorite holiday tradition returns this year, on November 22nd, with the annual Cuvée Thanksgiving Buffet. Enjoy classic Southern- and family-favorites with your loved ones, and let us take care of all the rest. We will have four seatings with limited seating: 11AM, 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM. Call to make your reservation today! (850) 460-2909.

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For a list of additional holiday events in Destin visit our events page!

28th Annual Seeing Red Wine Festival

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SEEING RED WINE FESTIVAL – If wine is your hobby, this is an event you will definitely want to attend!

This year is Seaside’s  28th anniversary of its presentation of the Seeing Red Wine Festival. This iconic beach town’s annual festival was recently recognized by Fodor’s Travel as part of the ‘Top 10 Can’t Miss Fall Wine Festivals’ and its not hard to imagine why.

The event last 4 days and includes exclusive tastings, specially paired food treats, live music and more! You will be able to talk with winemakers and experts from all over the world.

Guests will enjoy sipping on delicious wines, and tasting unique and delectable food pairings. Wine connoisseurs  and foodies will savor carefully selected Gulf Coast-to-table dishes from Seaside’s famous restaurants while sipping beautifully-paired, quality-curated wines from around the globe.  This year, the festival will also feature a VIP experience in Ruskin Place. Each year has been a sell-out event, and this year will be no exception. Visit www.destin-palms.com for lodging and accomodations for this special event.

The Seeing Red Wine Festival will also be offering complimentary shuttles to all guests at the new County Public Lot on CR 283 in Grayton Beach. Shuttles will run continuously allowing guests the opportunity to arrive early, stroll through Seaside and stay late for dinner following the event.

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Bud & Alley’s Vintner Dinner – Featuring J. Lohr

  

Seeing Red Wine Festival festivities kick off Thursday, Nov. 8 with the Vintner’s Dinner at Bud & Alley’s restaurant featuring Steve Lohr from J. Lohr. Reserved Seating now available, please email elijah@budandalleys.com or call 850-231-5900

Gulf Coast To Table Dinner – Ruskin Place

  

Friday brings an exciting, new-to-Seaside event—a farm/Gulf-to-table, sit down dinner featuring an elegant evening of locally sourced offerings paired perfectly by an excellent culinary team and complemented by live music under twinkling stars in Seaside—an exclusive event not to be missed.  The chef team will be Chef Jim Shirley and his James Beard House culinary team and Executive Chef Zachary Keaton of Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar.

Grand Tasting – Downtown Seaside & Ruskin Place

  

Seaside’s Central Square will come alive with quality wines for tasting curated by Seaside’s own restaurants and eateries, hand-selected food offerings chosen by Seaside’s popular and well-known local chefs, as well as live music, and the opportunity to purchase wines on site.VIP Attendees will have access to the VIP Tent starting at 12:30.

Celebration of Bubbles Brunch – Ruskin Place

  

Sunday wraps up the weekend with a Celebration of Bubbles, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Ruskin Place. Sparkling wine enthusiasts will explore Champagne, Cava, Prosecco and more, alongside a perfectly paired menu from Chef Jim Shirley.

Halloween Events in Destin

Spending Halloween at the beach in a vacation rental in Destin or the Gulf can be spooky believe it or not. Holidays here are always a good time to make great memories with your family. Check out these Halloween Events in Destin. There are a number of different festivities taking place not only this weekend but also on Halloween Day, October 31st, 2018 in the Destin area.

Destin Halloween Events

Halloween Haunt at Destin Commons

Get your broom and fly on over to the Destin Commons on Friday, October 26th, for their Halloween Haunt that starts at 6 pm.DChalloween2018_1920x1080ad_brightview-028649f6 This eerie event will be full of kid’s creepy crafts, fantasy face painting, trick-or-treating, and a costume contest. Get creative and bring the kids and dogs, dressed in their bewitching best for the costume contest. Come dressed to impress and you might win a hauntingly awesome assortment of prizes. After the contest, kids can go trick-or-treating in a safe and friendly environment at participating stores throughout Destin Commons.

Halloween Events at AJ’s on the harbor

AJsSeafoodAndOysterBar2018HalloweenAfterwards, head on over to AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar on the harbor to attend the Rocky Horror Picture Show viewing party and shadow-cast on AJ’s jumbo-tron at 10 pm on Friday, October 26th. Dress up like your favorite character and get in on the action! Prop “survival” kit awarded to the first 50 guests in costume. Aj’s will also have a late night costume contest with a $500 cash prize on Saturday, October 27th, along with other drink specials and live music with Black Eyed Blonde. While Halloween falls on Wednesday this year, October 31st, the kids in costume eat free at AJ’s from 4 pm – 6 pm. Afterward, be sure to join Flow Tribe at AJ’s for live music, late night costume cash prize of $500 and drink specials!

 

LuLu’s 4th Annual BooLu’s

BooLus-Special-Event-ImageThe spooktacular week has just begun folks. Enjoy a day full of Halloween festivities and kid’s costume contest at LuLu’s 4th Annual BooLu’s.  From 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 27th, the spooky fun will have pumpkin decorating, face painting, kid’s crafts, and inflatable play area.  Trunk or Treat will feature trick-or-treating on the LuLu’s grounds during BooLu’s with various businesses and non-profits handing out candy treats to the little goblins. Register by 3:30 pm for the 4 pm costume contest, age categories 0 – 3, 4 – 6 and 7+. Kids can partake in a faboolous costume contest in age categories for boys and ghouls with prizes for the winners. Best of all, this day of fun events is all free. For more information, call 850-710-LULU (5858), or visit www.lulubuffett.com.   LuLu’s is located in Destin at the foot of the Mid-Bay Bridge next to Legendary Marina.

Halloween at The Gulf

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You can also celebrate at another popular waterfront venue in the area, the Gulf on Okaloosa Island! They will be hosting Halloween festivities on Saturday, October 27th, for little ones and adults with Kids events starting with a candy hunt at 2 pm, where little ghouls and goblins can wander around the large lawn at The Gulf to find treats of all kinds to fill their Halloween buckets. At 4 pm, a costume contest will take place with fun categories including cutest kid/pet duo, funniest, scariest and more! Winners will receive a fun prize from the gift shop.  A photo station will be set up for pictures with the whole family! Guests are encouraged to share their photo on social media and use #TheGulfOI for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Parents can enjoy a scary good happy hour during the entire kid’s event. As the sun goes down and the Full Moon rises up, adults can come out for the Full Moon Halloween Party featuring DJ Doc Roc and some deliciously dark drink specials.  Attendees will be greeted with complimentary champagne upon arrival before hitting the waterfront dance floor with music by DJ Doc Roc. Plus, you won’t want to miss out on a live aerial jet ski show by Adventure Marine! VIP tables and bottle service will be available.

Halloween Bash on the Harbor

The-Party-2As always the Harbor will have Spirited nightlife to savor at their thrilling & chilling Halloween Bash! The night of fright begins Saturday, October 27th, at 6 pm with the Monster Mash Pub Crawl, then live music on HarborWalk Village’s main stage at 7 pm, followed by fireworks over the Harbor at 9 pm and the adult costume contest on the main stage. The winning stakes for the most creative costume are high during this grown-up ghouls costume contest. Looking for something the family or perhaps your four-legged friend might enjoy? Don’t miss the kids costume contest at 2 pm and pet costume contest at 3:15 pm on Sunday, October 28th.

Halloween Day Activities

If the weekend line up does not get all the ghouls and goblins out, Halloween Day has a number of different activities for you and your family to participate in on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018!

  • Families are invited to trick or treat in Grand Boulevard’s Town Center in celebration of Halloween from 4 pm – 7 pm.
  • The Witches of South Walton are set to host the 15th Annual Witch Ride as well to support the mission of local nonprofit, the Children’s Volunteer Health Network, or CVHN. Beginning at 7 am sharp at the Gulf Place Amphitheater, this annual fundraiser will head West on 30A for about 1.5 miles before looping back around 8 a.m. to end at Shunk Gulley for the Gathering Brunch.
  • You can also make your way to the local Gulfarium for their Splash or Treat event. See details for the Splash or Treat GulfSCarium below:

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Harvest Wine and Food Festival 2018

Harvest Wine and Food Festival

Spending time on the Gulf Coast during the fall season is an experience that will go unmatched! Not only can you enjoy the beachy weather while staying in one of our vacation rentals but also take part in culinary traditions such as the Harvest Wine and Food Festival.

The Grand Tasting in Cerulean Park

On Saturday, October 27th, 2018 from 1-4 PM experience the festival’s main event, The Grand Tasting in Cerulean Park which is designed to highlight harvest season at the beach. Large seafood, BBQ and provisional stations manned by celebrity chefs and supplemented by the best restaurants along the Gulf Coast are combined with tasting stations featuring over 150 wines from around the world. Craft beer and spirit tents and an exclusive VIP activation will also be available.

Grand Tasting Culinary Demonstration Schedule:

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1:30PM – Busy Corner Cheese & Provisions – Building the Perfect Holiday or Game Day Cheese Board

2:00PM – Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q Smokin’ with The Brothers Fox

2:45PM – Busy Corner Cheese & Provisions – Pairing Old World Wines with New World Cheese

3:15PM – Jackacudas Seafood + Sushi

 

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Silent Auction

It wouldn’t be a DCWAF event without the opportunity to bid high and bid often. A silent auction featuring a variety of rare wines, staycations, and unique experiences will open Friday, October 26 at 9:00 a.m. and will run through Sunday, October 28 at noon. The silent auction will be hosted on the Give Smart mobile bidding platform. Give Smart attendants will be on site throughout the festival for registration.

Supporting Those Affected by Hurricane Michael

As many of our neighbors to the east have a long journey ahead on the road to recovery, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation will be hosting a virtual paddle raise during the festival to raise funds in support of those affected by Hurricane Michael. The paddle raise is live now on their mobile bidding website, and you do not have to be a ticket holder to donate or bid on the other items available.

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October 25th – 27th, 2018

*Please note that while the festival begins on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 tickets to the event (Celebrity Wine Dinner) on this day are sold out. Tickets are still available for the festivals events on Friday, October 26th, 2018 and Saturday, October 27th, 2018.