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1st Annual Best of the West Jazz Competition

DESTIN, FLORIDA, January 8, 2020— HarborWalk Village is set to host the 1st Annual Best of the West High School Jazz Competition on Saturday, January 18th from 11:00am- 5:00pm. Schools from Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Bay counties will be competing on the main stage for a grand prize of $1,500. Over $4,000 in prize monies will be awarded to school music programs during the event. “We are so excited to showcase the many...

1st Annual Best of the West Jazz Competition

A Season of Giving

  DESTIN, FLORIDA, December 12, 2019—Emerald Grande and HarborWalk Village surprised all their employees with a bicycle for each of their employees’ children. The gift of 134 bikes was announced at the company’s annual Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 10th as the employees and their families celebrated together. Paul H. van Leeuwen, Chief Operating Officer for HarborWalk Hospitality commented, “Our employees’ families often...

A Season of Giving

Let’s Boogie!

  Looking for something to do on a hot summer day? Boogie on down to Boogies Watersports. At Boogies you will find many water activities to help you beat the heat. Search for dolphins on the Glass Bottom Boat, cruise to Crab Island on a pontoon boat, soar through the skies via parasail, or ride the waves of the Emerald Coast on jet skis. Climb aboard the Glass Bottom Boat for an adventure under the sea. On board this one of a...

Let’s Boogie!

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Names Kelly Pierre as 2019 Festival of the Arts Poster Art Contest Winner

DESTIN, FLORIDA – (July 8, 2019) Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) names popular Destin artist, Kelly Pierre, the 2019 Festival of the Arts poster contest winner. Born and raised in Southern Louisiana, Kelly Pierre’s passion for arts sparked at a young age. As a child, Pierre spent a lot of his time sketching marine life from the deck of his family’s shrimping boat. He uses multiple mediums, oils, acrylics, clay, wood, and...

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Names Kelly Pierre as 2019 Festival of the Arts Poster Art Contest Winner

5 Things to Do on a Rainy Day

Does the rainy day have you feeling blue? Don’t worry, HarborWalk Village has plenty for you to do! 1. 7D Theater Take a ride at the 7D theater located on the second floor. Choose one of the four shows and take a seat in the simulator. This attraction fully immerses you in an interactive movie ride complete with the finest special effects. Come in any time and buckle up for the ride of your life!          ...

5 Things to Do on a Rainy Day

The Buccaneer

Arrrrr ya ready for a pirate adventure? The Buccaneer Pirate Cruise is one of the many adventurous activities here on the harbor and it’s perfect for all ages! Landlubbers step aboard and become part of the crew. From the start of this journey on the sea, the Buccaneer pirates have loads of interactive activities planned for little scallywags of all ages! This exclusive experience includes face-painting, storytelling down in the...

The Buccaneer

Happy Hour on the Harbor

Crab Island Cantina: This hot spot is not only known for its great food and beautiful views, but also their unbeatable happy hour prices! Monday through Friday from 4-6 pm Crab Island Cantina offers half price apps along with their 2 for 1 house margaritas and draft beer. So come down to the water where the livin’s easy and relax with one of the best views in Destin, FL!               Jackacuda’s...

Happy Hour on the Harbor

Top 5 Places to Photograph at HarborWalk Village

HarborWalk Village is the place to be this summer! We are located next to Emerald Grande in Destin, Florida. Although the emerald colored water is always a great backdrop, we also have hidden gems around the village that are perfect for your next Instagram post! 1. Rainbow Row One of the most popular spots at HarborWalk to get your daily insta worthy post at Kitty Hawk Kites Stand Up Paddle Boards. It will brighten up your day and...

Top 5 Places to Photograph at HarborWalk Village

Your Emerald Grande Dream Wedding!

Dreams do come true and we, at the Emerald Grande, have been fortunate enough to witness this spectacular event time and time again! We absolutely love the idea of your dream wedding becoming your reality, with a little help from our team of experts, of course. After all, it’s your vision and we are here to make sure that your perfect day is just what you had in mind. Emerald Grande Weddings is proud to assist in creating the most...

Your Emerald Grande Dream Wedding!

Fall Means Flounder Along Destin’s Emerald Coast

When it comes to odd-looking sea life that inhabit Destin Florida’s coastal waters, the flounder is at the top of the list.  With its flat body and beady eyes and awkwardly placed mouth, the Flounder is not a pretty fish, but it is pretty tasty! Fall is the ideal time to catch this unusual fish in Destin, as fall is one of their heavy migration times. The falling water temperatures encourages them to make their way out of the bay and...

Fall Means Flounder Along Destin’s Emerald Coast