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October Fun Along Emerald Coast

Fall is in the air and so is a whole lot of fun with an abundance of October events to enjoy along the Emerald Coast. Whether you’re looking for live entertainment, tasty food & beverage festivals or something fun to get in the Halloween spirit, there is plenty to do from Destin to 30A!


Lightwire Theater – The Ugly Duckling
North Park Grand Boulevard | Miramar Beach
October 1st | 7:30pm

Presented as part of Grand Boulevard’s Coastal Culture series, The Lightwire Theater presents The Ugly Duckling in a way you’ve never seen before. Watch the classic tale play out on stage with captivating electroluminescent lights and music. This free outdoor production is one you certainly don’t want to miss!

Destin Seafood Festival
HarborWalk Village | Destin
October 7-9th

The 44th Annual Destin Seafood Festival is back and better than ever! Returning to its original home at the Destin Harbor, the festival will coincide its kickoff with the Destin Fishing Rodeo. Enjoy the best of fresh local seafood, fireworks, arts & crafts, live music and more at this FREE festival favorite!  

Baytowne Beer Fest
Beer From Around Here | October 7th 6-8pm
Grand Craft Beer Tasting | October 8th 2-5pm

Raise your glasses because the 14th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival is BACK! This two-day festival favorite is one for the books. Join in on the fun of the Grand Craft Beer Tasting with over 200 domestic and international craft beer samplings, merchants and live music.  

Eggs on the Beach – Big Green Egg Competition
Seascape Resort | Miramar Beach
October 15th | 10am-1:30pm

Calling all Big Green Egg lovers… it’s an EggFest! The 8th Annual Eggs on the Beach cooking competition returns to celebrate the delicious results of tasty meals cooked on the Big Green Egg. Enjoy unlimited bites, live music, Knob Creek samples, giveaways and more!

Firkin Fete
Kelly Green | Alys Beach
October 21st | 6:30-9:00pm

The 2nd Annual Firkin Fête of Alys Beach’s CRAFTED weekend is an event you don’t want to miss. Enjoy this unique beer tasting experience as the firkins of local and regional breweries are tapped specially for this event… meaning no one including the brewers themselves will know the delicious final taste until the event begins!

Bloody Mary Festival
The Market Shops | Miramar Beach
October 22nd | 11am-2pm

Get ready to eat, drink and B MARY for the 7th Annual Bloody Mary Festival at The Market Shops. Enjoy the best local, hand-crafted bloody marys served by Emerald Coast’s finest restaurants and bars. Don’t miss a bit of the fun with unlimited brunch beverages, local eats, craft brews, champagne and more!

Moon Crush Harvest Moon
Seascape Resort | Miramar Beach
October 27-29th

Kick off the fall season with Eric Church, Turnpike Troubadours, Grace Potter & special guests at Moon Crush Harvest Moon music festival! Spend your days on the sand and your nights under the stars in your reserved cove for three special evenings of concerts in Miramar Beach!

South Walton Celebrity Golf Classic
Sandestin Baytowne & Raven Courses
October 27-30th

The 26th Annual South Walton Celebrity Golf Classic is back! Presented by Celebrities for Charity Inc., the two day tournament features well-known sports and entertainment celebrities. Grab your clubs for a good cause and a good time!

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Festival of the Arts
Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village
October 29-30th

Presented on the grounds of the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, the 27th Annual Festival of the Arts offers local cuisine, live music, a wine and beer garden and of course, art demonstrations and projects galore. 


Halloween Haunt
Destin Commons | Destin
October 28th | 6-8pm

You don’t want to miss festivities for the whole family to enjoy at Destin Common’s Halloween Haunt! Parents, kids, dogs… come one, come all but don’t forget your best Halloween costumes for the kid + dog costume contest at 7pm. Enjoy safe, fun trick-or-treating throughout the commons and participating shops.

Halloweener Derby
Lyceum Lawn | Seaside
October 29th | 10am-2pm

Kick off your Halloween weekend with Seaside’s Annual Halloweener Derby. Get festive for the weiner dog run and join in on the fun for a costume contest to follow the championship race!

Trick or Treat Street
Baytowne Wharf | Sandestin
October 31st | 6-8pm

It’s a spooktacular extravaganza at the Village of Baytowne Wharf! Get in the Halloween spirit with trick or treating through the village streets, live music, fireworks and a costume contest at Coconut Kidz!

Trick or Treat Seaside
October 31st | 4-6pm

Trick or treat! Spend your Halloween in Seaside for an evening filled with ghoulish music, scary delicious treats, and more!

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