Last updated: 9/30/2023
October on the Emerald Coast is filled with festivals, concerts, markets, and more. Here is a short list of some of our favorite events this month. Hopefully, you can enjoy the EC like a local while you’re visiting with us at Beach Condos in Destin this month.
Destin Seafood Festival, Oct. 6 – 8, at Destin Harbor Boardwalk and HarborWalk Village
Harvest Wine and Food Festival, Oct. 19-22 at Watercolor
Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation hosts this popular event every year. This year’s event features wine dinners, a Grand Tasting, virtual auction and much more. Rated as one of the premier wine and food festivals in the Southeast, Harvest provides patrons the opportunity to sip and savor some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections. Proceeds from the event supports 17 children’s charities. For tickets and more information: www.HarvestWineandFood.com.
Bloody Mary Festival, Oct 14th, 11 a.m. 2 p.m. at the Market Shops
The seventh annual event features unlimited tastes of South Walton’s most creative and innovative bloody mary’s, served by the finest restaurants and bars on the Emerald Coast. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased for $60 at 850Tix or can be purchased at the door the day of the event for $75. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. More information: www.themarketshops.com.
Barktoberfest, Oct. 26, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Grand Park in Grand Boulevard
A canine trick-or-treating event complete with canine costume contest, best pet and parent costume, light bites, libations, spooky tunes, professional photos, raffle prizes and silent auction. Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit Dog Harmony. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/687347619984294
Trick-or-Treat Street, Oct. 31 at Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Baytowne Wharf’s annual Halloween event features live music and a dance party at the main stage, crafts, balloon animals, and a costume contest with a grand prize. Kids can also enjoy safely trick-or-treating throughout the Village shops.