Last updated: 10/7/2022
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.
Concerts in the Village – Taylor Dayne, Oct. 13 at Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Destin
Harvest Wine and Food Festival, Oct. 13-16 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.
Best of the Emerald Coast, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. at Grand Boulevard
This locals-favorite annual event will be a night of food, fashion and fun as the best restaurants, retailers and businesses on the Emerald Coast are sampled. General and VIP Tickets can be found at https://850tix.com/events/2022-best-of-the-emerald-coast-10-15-2022. Or get more information on Facebook.
Bloody Mary Festival, Oct 22, 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.
Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra: Halloween Spooktacular, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. at Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville
Bride of Frankenstein: Film in Concert with Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Oct 22, 7:30 p.m. at Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, Destin
Barktoberfest, Oct. 27, 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://grandboulevard.com/barktoberfest-2/
27th Annual Festival of the Arts, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. at Mattie Kelly Arts Center Foundation, Destin
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Emerald Coast, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. at Northwest Florida State College.
Registration is at 9 a.m. with ceremony at 10 a.m. Walk to immediately follow. More information: Tina Henson at 618-292-9583 or [email protected].