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There’s always something going on in the Florida Panhandle, and October 2023 is no exception. Destin is the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine and the beautiful beaches, and there are plenty of events to keep you entertained. Here are just a few of the events that you can enjoy in Destin in October 2023:

October 2023 Events

Oct 1

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Tattoo Expo September 29 – October 1, 2023 @1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Okaloosa Island, FL

Destin Dash Scavenger Hunt | 2 – 4 PM @Donut Hole Bakery and Cafe

Beach Church @7:30 The Crab Trap in Destin

Destin Commons Market | 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Destin Commons

Oct 2

 Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Oct 3

 Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

October Seminar: Rodeo Fishing – The Winning Formula! | 6 PM @ Legendary Marine Sales & Brokerage

Oct 4

 Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Destin 5K Rodeo Run | 12 PM 

Oct 5

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

OCTOBER 5TH WINE TASTING | 5 – 8 PM @ Taste Tapas & Wine Bar

Oct 6

 Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

45th Annual Destin Seafood Festival | 8 PM – Sat, Oct 7, 2 AM @HarborWalk Village

October 2023 Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival | 6 – 8 PM @ Baytowne Wharf 

Oct 7

 Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

CMSAF Binnicker Memorial Run | 7:00 – 9:30 AM @ Bob Hope Village Welcome Center

Famers Market | 9am-1pm | Grand Boulevard

Live Music @5PM-9PM | Lulu’s

Oct 8

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Sons Of Italy Festa 5K | 12 PM @Fort Walton Beach, FL

Beach Church @7:30 The Crab Trap in Destin

Destin Commons Market | 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Destin Commons

Oct 9

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

16th Annual Sugar Sands Charity Golf Classic | 4 – 9 PM @ 307 Kelly Plantation Dr, Destin, FL

Oct 10

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Oct 11

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Oct 12

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Oct 13

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Oct 14


 Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival |11 AM – 2 PM @The Market Shops

9th Annual Eggs on the Beach | @ 556 Seascape Dr, Miramar Beach, FL

Famers Market | 9am-1pm | Grand Boulevard

Live Music @5PM-9PM | Lulu’s

Oct 15

 Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Toast on the Coast |1 – 5 PM @ The Henderson Spa

Beach Church @7:30 The Crab Trap in Destin

Destin Commons Market | 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Destin Commons

Oct 16


Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Oct 17

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Oct 18

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Food for Thought Food Drive | 12-2pm @Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Emerald Coast

Oct 19

 Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

7th Annual Harvest Wine & Food Festival | 6 PM – Sun, Oct 22, 2 PM @Cerulean Park

Oct 20

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Oct 21

 Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Florida Anime Fest October 2023| 10 AM – Sun, Oct 22, 5 PM @Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center

Wings and Wheels 2023 Car Show | 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM @ Air Force Armament Museum

SIP & SCIENCE | 6 – 9 PM @ Emerald Coast Science Center

Famers Market | 9am-1pm | Grand Boulevard

Live Music @5PM-9PM | Lulu’s

Oct 22

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Beach Church @7:30 The Crab Trap in Destin

Destin Commons Market | 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Destin Commons

Oct 23

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Oct 24

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Oct 25

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Oct 26

 Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

EMERALD COAST BIKE FEST | 5 AM – Sun, Oct 29, 5 PM @Emerald Coast Harley-Davidson

Planetarium Special Feature: Spooky Secrets of the Stars | 5 – 8 PM @ Emerald Coast Science Center

Oct 27

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Arty Kick Off Party | 6 – 9 PM @ Henderson Beach Resort

Oct 28

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

McGuire’s of Destin Halloween Run | 9 AM – 12 PM @ McGuire’s Irish Pub of Destin

Cruisin’ The Beaches Car Show| 1 – 8 PM @1958 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL

Famers Market | 9am-1pm | Grand Boulevard

Live Music @5PM-9PM | Lulu’s

 

Oct 29

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Spooky Science | 10AM @ The Science and Discovery Center Of North West Florida

Beach Church @7:30 The Crab Trap in Destin

Destin Commons Market | 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Destin Commons

Oct 30

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Oct 31

Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo | Weigh-ins 10 AM-7 PM @ AJ’s

Do you know of an event on the panhandle that should be listed here or on a future date? Please email heather@spcrealtyFL.com

Please note that events and times may change. Please visit each events official website to verify times and dates.

So whether you’re looking for a party or just want to enjoy some good food and entertainment, head to Destin this October 2023!

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Are you aware of an event that is not listed above?  Please reach out to us and we will put the event on this page!