Spring is the perfect time to vacation on the Emerald Coast. With new ordinances recently enacted to limit large outdoor gatherings, Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island are a great places for family fun. With plenty of outdoor activities, watersports and theme park adventures available, there’s something for every member of your family. In addition, seasonal fun and celebrations abound. Check out these upcoming events that will make your vacation even more memorable:
Live Music at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar, Thursday – Sunday in MARCH
With two newly expanded kitchens, it’s no wonder locals and visitors alike stop by AJ’s for a tasty snack or a hearty seafood feast. After dinner, stop by the Bimini Stage and enjoy some live music with a variety of bands stopping by throughout the month. Check out their calendar for show times.
Join us Sunday evenings throughout March beginning at 8pm at the Village of Baytowne Wharf Plaza. Gather up the whole gang, bring some snacks and comfy beach chairs or blanket, sit back on our lawn and relax in the tropical night air and enjoy a kid-friendly family movie on the big screen.
Planetarium Night at the Science Center, MARCH 3 & MARCH 17
Enjoy an evening of entertainment and education as you stargaze inside the Emerald Coast Science Center’s planetarium. With 45-minute shows beginning at 5pm and 8pm, the whole family can enjoy a night “under the stars”. (Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.)
Irish 4-Ball Golf Tournament, MARCH 12
Destin has some of the most gorgeous golf courses in Florida and Gator Lakes is no exception. Bring your 4-person team or come alone and join one and enjoy a day on the links in this fun, Irish Golf Tournament. Tee times begin at 7am. Base access is required, but the Golf Affidavit can be downloaded or completed on-site.
8th Annual Irish Street Fest & Grogg March, MARCH 12 & 13
Come enjoy a little bit o-the-green with the whole clan when Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village hosts an Irish celebration. The little ones will enjoy face painting, arts and crafts and an interactive treasure hunt leading to a Pot O’ Gold! The adults can stay and party after dark with the largest Grogg March to local pubs with proceeds going to a local charity. Be sure to wear plenty of green!
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Sunday, MARCH 13
Mattie Kelly Arts Center presents this new national tour of the 1968 Broadway smash hit. Though it stays true to its original humor, music and joyfulness, this show has been subtly updated for today’s audiences. Please be sure to call ahead about tickets and availability.
Tequila & Taco Fest, MARCH 19
Enjoy a wonderful afternoon at HarborWalk Village participating in contests, savoring over 20 varieties of tequila and dancing to the live music. Of course there will also be plenty of authentic Latin tacos filled with shrimp, beef, and fish to tempt your taste buds and satisfy a hungry stomach.
Easter Brunch and Visit with the Easter Bunny, MARCH 27
Enjoy a delicious Easter Brunch at the Harborview Room from 10:00 am -2:00 pm, then hop on down to the HarborWalk Village and let your children have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny! There will be lots of activities for the kids. Advanced reservations are required to attend the brunch.
Large groups or small, young or old, there’s always plenty of ways to enjoy Destin and the surrounding area—and we’ve got the vacation rental to fit your group. Whether you’re looking for a romantic get-away for two or a large home to accommodate the whole gang, we can find the perfect spot. Give us a call today and come enjoy spring on the Gulf Coast!