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15 Oct 2020
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This year’s calendar looks a lot different from last year, but there’s still plenty to do in the Destin/30A area this Fall. Check out some of the awesome fall events happening in the area!

Mattie Kelly Festival of Arts
Saturday, October, 24th and Sunday, October 25th

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Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation is hosting their 25th Annual Festival of the Arts with some provisions in place to keep attendees safe during these unprecedented times.The Festival of the Arts is one of the Southeast’s most premier art festivals, featuring more than 65 artists plus collaborative artists from the United States and Europe. Artists compete for $10,000 in cash. Don’t miss out on the Emerald Coast’s  premier art event of the year!


Witches of South Walton Charity Ride
Wednesday, October, 28th

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It’s spooky season and the Witches of South Walton are set to ride in their 17th Annual Witch Ride, October 28th. Observing that this is an unprecedented time, changes will be in effect. If you’re feeling ghoulish and  down to support a good cause, visit and pledge your support of the Children’s Volunteer Health Network by signing up to join the witches on their Halloween ride!


AJ’s Halloween Costume Contest in Grayton
Saturday, October 31st

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Need plans while you’re in town this Halloween? Mosey on down to Grayton Beach in 30A to compete in AJ’s Halloween Costume Contest at 9pm. Come dressed to impress to enter to win cash prizes. Or just go to enjoy the show, drink specials, and live performances!


Destin Commons - Spooktacular Halloween
Saturday, October 31st

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Want a Halloween celebration that’s a little more kid friendly? Destin Commons has the event for you and the kiddos. Get ready for an eerily exciting Haloween Celebration, Saturday October 31st from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Show up for a magic show, face painting, family photos in front of the pumpkin fountain! Prepare to make memories to last a lifetime!


Thanksgiving in Destin
Thursday, November 26th


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Take a load off this holiday season and enjoy a good meal for Thanksgiving from any of our local restaurants listed above. You won’t be sorry!


Turkey Trot
Saturday, November 21st

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Another East Pass Slacker 0.5K with activities! Pin that number on your T-shirt, you've prepared your whole life for this. Start the morning with a Bloody Mary or Beer as you walk, skip or jump up the hill to our partnered stops, The Harbor Tavern and Cruisin' Tikis Destin, where you'll participate in drinking games, donut eating, and more. Cross the finish line first to secure bragging rights for the next 12 months!

This year the Turkey Trot will be a food drive benefitting Food For Thought, and we ask that you bring a minimum of 5 non perishable food items we can donate in exchange for extra FREE drink tickets! Must be 21 to participate.


With so many exciting events happening in the area throughout autumn, it really is the perfect time to visit. Whether you’re into seafood, wine, beer, fishing, or art, there is an event you’ll love! Start planning your fall getaway to Destin or 30A today!

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