Destin Fishing Rodeo 2020

Destin, Florida’s signature event and a tradition since 1948, this month-long fishing tournament gives anglers of all ages a chance to get in on the fun! Not an angler? Daily weigh-ins at A.J.’s Seafood and Oyster Bar provide entertainment in a harbor-front atmosphere you’re sure to enjoy. Over 30,000 anglers compete in the Destin Fishing Rodeo for a chance at their share of over $100,000 in awarded cash and prizes. The Rodeo is free to anglers fishing aboard registered boats and the tournament is open to both Private and Charter Boats.

Kids love the rodeo too! There are events and activities just for kids. For example, every child who enters a fish in the Destin Fishing Rodeo that weighs in at 1 lb. or more gets a rod and reel and a certificate for framing. During the Rootin’ Tootin’ Rodeo Round-Up Okaloosa Island Pier comes alive with junior anglers. This event wraps up with lunch on the dock. The entry fee for this event is nominal, and includes the pier fee for the angler and parents, a tee shirt, bait, a rod and reel to keep and lunch. Don’t miss out! This is a great weekend to plan on being in Destin and taking part of the culture for which Destin is famous. And don’t forget about “Make My Day” Shark Saturdays – anglers weigh-in sharks and the kids love it! In 2007, the largest shark caught was 638 pounds! Wow!

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

The 18th annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic takes place June 17-21, 2020. Timed to coincide with the peak of the Gulf Coast’s blue marlin season, and located at the South’s number-one ranked resort destination, the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort sets the new precedent for world-class sportfishing tournaments.

This annual event offers something for everyone. Most importantly, for the angling teams, there’s the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, red-hot billfish action, and cool green cash.

The competition takes place in one of the most productive fisheries in the United States. In the past several years two blue marlin “Granders” (blue marlin weighing over 1,000 lbs.) have been weighed in the Gulf, and state records for blue marlin and both bluefin and yellowfin tuna have been broken.

The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic is a “modified release” tournament; blue marlin are the only billfish that may be weighed and must meet a 110″ minimum length before they can be boated. Release points are awarded for blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish and spearfish. The three heaviest weighed blue marlin, dolphin, tuna and wahoo are eligible for cash awards, as are the top three teams entered in the Release Division, and the top three Crews entered in the Crew Division. Awards are presented to the top overall, release, lady and junior anglers, and the top overall release team has its name engraved on the Magnificent Blue Perpetual Trophy, donated by Galati Yacht Sales and Viking Yachts, sculpted by Chris Barela and on permanent display in the Baytowne Marina Bar & Grill.

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.

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.

70th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo (October 1st – 31st, 2018)

Come join us at the 70th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo. Weigh-Ins are everyday behind A.J.’s from 10 am – 7 pm.

Shark Saturdays (Every Saturday)

Hang ‘Em High is the slogan of Shark Saturday! Book your shark hunt today! Every Saturday in October is Shark Saturday. We anticipate seeing some monsters brought in! The largest shark every Saturday wins a cash prize. Come join the fun!

Halloween on the Harbor! (Wednesday, October 31st)

Wear your costume and join Rodeo Captains, Anglers, Rodeo Judges, Miss Destin and staff to be a part of the largest Halloween Party in Destin. Don’t miss a minute of this fun night at the Rodeo that ends with a Bang as A.J.’s sponsors the Rodeo/Halloween Fireworks Finale!

Emerald Coast Boat Show March 2-4

Whether you’re looking for a center console fishing boat, pontoon, cruiser, or even a luxury motor yacht, we’ve got the best selection in the Panhandle. And with the boat show season upon us, take advantage of boat show savings and incentives. So let this be the summer you remember with Legendary Marine.

  • Save up to 28% on every New boat in stock
  • Pick the color and options you want before they sell out
  • Riviera & Absolute yachts + Crest pontoons available now – NEW!

Visit us March 2-4 at the Emerald Coast Show.

Tickets HERE

Destin Fishing Rodeo, All October

Destin, Florida’s signature event and a tradition since 1948, this month-long fishing tournament gives anglers of all ages a chance to get in on the fun! Not an angler? Daily weigh-ins at A.J.’s Seafood and Oyster Bar provide entertainment in a harbor-front atmosphere you’re sure to enjoy. Over 30,000 anglers compete in the Destin Fishing Rodeo for a chance at their share of over $100,000 in awarded cash and prizes. The Rodeo is free to anglers fishing aboard registered boats and the tournament is open to both Private and Charter Boats.

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Kids love the rodeo too! There are events and activities just for kids. For example, every child who enters a fish in the Destin Fishing Rodeo that weighs in at 1 lb. or more gets a rod and reel and a certificate for framing. During the Rootin’ Tootin’ Rodeo Round-Up Okaloosa Island Pier comes alive with junior anglers. This event wraps up with lunch on the dock. The entry fee for this event is nominal, and includes the pier fee for the angler and parents, a tee shirt, bait, a rod and reel to keep and lunch. Don’t miss out! This is a great weekend to plan on being in Destin and taking part of the culture for which Destin is famous. And don’t forget about “Mako My Day” Shark Saturdays – anglers weigh-in sharks and the kids love it! In 2007, the largest shark caught was 638 pounds! Wow!

Details at https://www.destinfishingrodeo.org/

Pensacola Seafood Festival September 29 – October 1

Pensacola seafood is some of the best in the world and the Pensacola Seafood Festival is the perfect place to enjoy it! This is one weekend in Pensacola Beach you will not want to miss. From September 29, 2017 through October 1, 2017 discover just how delicious our local seafood is. There will be tons of vendors to choose from, and your family will love them all. The festival takes place in the famous waterfront Seville Square, providing beautiful scenery for your day. The Pensacola Seafood Festival is also one of the largest arts and craft fairs in our area featuring over 130 vendors. To make the weekend even more enjoyable, there will be live music playing throughout the entire event. This festival is one your whole family can enjoy because there is an arts and crafts area for your kids to enjoy. Your kids can participate in arts and crafts, Water Walkers and face painting. There will also be a variety of touch pools where you can learn more about sea creatures. The seafood festival will make your vacation in Pensacola fun for the whole family! Book your getaway now.