Sandestin Wine Festival

The 34th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival will take place April 16-19, 2020. The Sandestin Wine Festival has been named the “Best Annual Event” by Destin Magazine, and is known as the Best event in the Visit South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival area.

The Sandestin Wine Festival at Baytowne Wharf brings an opportunity for discovery. Four days of unique events open up a wide range of experiences from attending wine dinners with celebrity chefs, participating in preview events throughout the year, and taking part in wine tastings that showcase hundreds of wines.

Wine novices are able to learn more about wines and sample from a comprehensive selection in all varieties, styles, and price ranges. Wine aficionados enjoy meeting winemakers, asking detailed questions, and acquiring hard to get selections. An added bonus is the opportunity to immediately purchase your favorite selections at the ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Retail Tent at a discounted rate. Everyone gets to enjoy the live music, interactive experiences at the Culinary tents, and shops and dining of the Village of Baytowne Wharf. THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE!

The 34thAnnual Sandestin Wine Festival is sure to be a memorable event. Stay tuned to the website and sign up for the newsletter to be the first to know about special events and new activities. The Village of Baytowne Wharf is always open to the public. Even during special events, guests are welcome to visit the shops and merchants. Non drinking festival guests are welcome to attend the Grand Wine Tasting with their friends at no charge–they will not receive a wristband.

FRIDAY, APRIL 17 & SATURDAY, APRIL 18
5-8PM FRIDAY, APRIL 17 & 1-4PM, SATURDAY, APRIL 18 AT THE
VILLAGE OF BAYTOWNE WHARF
The pouring of hundreds of domestic and international wines makes for a grand event indeed. Representatives from vineyards from across the globe will be available to entertain questions, offering a rare opportunity to learn about the finest appellations from all major producing countries in all varieties, styles and price ranges. Visit the Culinary Pavilion and sample delicious fare paired with wines.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is always open to the public. Even during special events, guests are welcome to visit the shops and merchants. Non-drinking festival guests are welcome to attend the Grand Wine Tasting with their friends at no charge–they will not receive a wristband or tasting glass. Must be at least 21 years of age to taste wines.
RAIN OR SHINE, we will have wine!

18th Annual Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade

Prepare to let your hair down on what many call the most festive day of the year, Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. “Laissez les bon temps rouler” (let the good times roll) with theannual Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade rolling through Sandestin. Yell “throw me something mister” as unique and colorful floats, golf carts, and pick-up trucks roll down the streets and marchers dressed up in all their Mardi Gras best shower parade-goers with a barrage of beads, moon pies, and other trinkets.

The post-parade celebration continues into the night with street performers, “throws” tossed from balconies on Main St, and parties at various Baytowne establishments.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the heart and soul of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and the gathering place for many locals and visitors along the Emerald Coast. Baytowne Wharf features restaurants, bars, shops, and family-friendly activities throughout the village. Sitting on the shore of the Choctawhatchee Bay, the area pieces together elements of an old fishing village and a New Orleans marketplace, making the atmosphere fun and relaxing. Baytowne is home of some of SoWal’s most beloved events: Mardi Gras Parade, Sandestin Gumbo Festival, Sandestin Wine Festival, Baytowne Beer Fest, Wednesday Night Concerts, Baytowne Art Walk, Baytowne Countdown and many special events throughout the year.

Brunch, Rhythm & Brews, February Sundays

Enjoy brunch and brews at Harry T’s Lighthouse and Margaritaville, Destin with a live concert on the main stage starting at 2:00pm every Sunday, January 12th – February 23rd!

January 12th | The Two HooDoos
January 19th | Northwest Florida State College Jazz Band
January 26th | Metz Barnes and Mike Ingram
February 2nd | Paradise Bayou
February 9th | The Two HooDoos
February 16th | Bobby D Duo February 23rd | Joe Fingas

More on our Destin Events Calendar page

Visit with Santa – December 21

Visit with Santa

Celebrate the Holidays on the Harbor with free kid’s crafts, a Letters to Santa station and a visit with St.Nick every Saturday & Sunday through December 22nd! All of Santa’s guests will receive a special treat and a FREE 4×6 photo by SB Photos Biz.

Throughout the month of December, the North Pole Post is open at HarborWalk Village. Drop your letter to Santa in our special mailbox located near the Main Stage. For every letter received, we will donate $1 to Children in Crisis, Inc. Florida

33rd Annual Holiday on the Harbor Destin Boat Parade December 15

Visit with Santa on the Main Stage from 1:00-4:00pm before the boat parade! The Destin Harbor will be dancing with holiday lights and cheer during the 33rd Annual Holiday on the Harbor Destin Boat Parade, starting at 6:00pm. Margaritaville, Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi and Harry T’s offer the perfect spot for parade viewing. The evening ends with a bang as fireworks light up the sky and fire spinning from Just Add Fire on the Main Stage immediately after!

You can check our Destin Events Calendar for more events.

Tapas & Tequila presented by Garden & Gun Magazine – March 8th

A weekend of culinary experiences and craft beverages begins on Friday, March 8th at 7:00pm with a Tapas & Tequila Kick-Off Party presented by Garden & Gun—- featuring Nashville band Humming House.

Hosted on the Captain’s Deck, overlooking the Destin Harbor, enjoy an evening of delightful small plates and signature tequila beverages, mixologist demonstrations and more. This is one party under the stars you do not want to miss!

Purchase tickets HERE for Friday night. **Tickets are (claimed to be ) expected to sell out for this event.

Holiday on the Harbor & the Destin Boat Parade – December 9th

The Destin Harbor will be dancing with holiday lights and cheer during the 32nd Annual Holiday on the Harbor Destin Boat Parade!

Bring the kids to visit with Santa Claus starting at 1:00pm then at 4:45pm enjoy a special performance of the Nutcracker from the Ballet Conservatory of the Destin School of Music & Dance.

At 6:00pm, the Destin Boat Parade will light up the harbor followed by Fireworks and a firespinning show on the HarborWalk Village main stage.

12 Days of HarborWalk Holidays – December

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Visits with Santa & Movie Night

Bring your list and check it twice! Visit with Santa on the main stage from 1:00-4:00pm and tell him all of your Christmas wishes.

After your visit, drop your wish list in our special mailbox to the North Pole! For every letter received, $1 will be donated to a local children’s charity.

Then at 5:00pm, join us for a holiday movie under the stars! Bring a blanket and enjoy as ELF plays on the big screen!

Bring a toy to donate to HarborWalk Village’s Adopt a Family for the Holidays program and receive a free cup of cocoa to enjoy during the movie!

Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Chanukah Celebration

Celebrate Chanukah with festive food, music and a grand Menorah lighting!

Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pmVisits with Santa

Bring your list and check it twice! Visit with Santa on the main stage and tell him all of your Christmas wishes.

After your visit, drop your wish list in our special mailbox to the North Pole! For every letter received, $1 will be donated to a local children’s charity.

Sunday, December 16, 2018 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visits with Santa & Santa Paws Pet Pictures

Bring your list and check it twice! Visit with Santa on the main stage and tell him all of your Christmas wishes.

After your visit, drop your wish list in our special mailbox to the North Pole! For every letter received, $1 will be donated to a local children’s charity.

Santa loves four-pawed visitors too! Bring your pets for a free photo with Santa!

Saturday, December 22, 2018 | 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Visits with Santa & Movie Night

Bring your list and check it twice! Visit with Santa on the main stage from 1:00-4:00pm and tell him all of your Christmas wishes.

After your visit, drop your wish list in our special mailbox to the North Pole! For every letter received, $1 will be donated to a local children’s charity.

Then at 5:00pm, join us for holiday classics under the starts. Bring a blanket and enjoy Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & Frosty the Snowman on the big screen.

Sunday, December 23, 2018 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pmVisits with Santa & Cookie Decorating

Bring your list and check it twice! Visit with Santa on the main stage and tell him all of your Christmas wishes.

After your visit, drop your wish list in our special mailbox to the North Pole! For every letter received, $1 will be donated to a local children’s charity.

Don’t miss this sweet treat– decorate a Christmas Cookie with holiday icing and sprinkles! HarborWalk Village is adopting families impacted by Hurricane Michael for the holidays. To participate in ornament making, we encourage everyone to bring a toy or present for this cause.