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Fall into Fun at HarborWalk Village, Destin Florida

HarborWalk Village at the Emerald Grande is preparing to host a variety of events throughout the fall that guests of all ages will enjoy! Ranging from holiday events to weekend festivals complete with fireworks, there will be something to do for the entire family on the Destin Harbor and boardwalk at HarborWalk Village.


Labor Day, September 1st-2nd, 7:30pm: Bid farewell to summer with a long weekend of music, fun and fireworks. Enjoy two days of concerts on the main stage starting on Saturday at 7:30pm with Paris Avenue, and Sunday at 6:15pm with the Georgia Clay Band. Sunday guests will enjoy fireworks over the Destin Harbor at 9:00pm and a fire-spinning show directly afterwards. Kids crafts will be available. Event is free to attend. Parking is $10.   Complete event details at:

HarborFest, September 22, 5:00-9:00pm: 

Celebrate our Destin heritage at HarborFest. Showcasing local cuisines, brews, music, art and more throughout HarborWalk Village. Local restaurateurs will be preparing small plates showcasing local seafood, deliciously paired with your favorite craft beers from local and regional breweries. Come for the food and art, stay for the music as local legends, Flash Flood, will be playing on the main stage providing the perfect backdrop for an evening of feasting and frivolity.  The Destin History and Fishing Museum along with Charter Captains from HarborWalk Charters will be sharing their favorite fish tales. Local artisans will showcase their wares—from paintings to hand-crafted jewelry. Craft stations for the kids will be available. The night will end with fireworks over the Destin Harbor at 9:00pm. Tickets are $15 per person and include beer sampling, tasting card, beer stein & kids crafts. Small plates are available to purchase from participating restaurants. Parking is free for this event. Complete event details at:

Stay & Play! Enjoy 10% off your HarborFest stay at the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village. Call 855.420.8074 to make your reservation. (Two-night minimum)


40th Annual Destin Seafood Festival, October 5th, 6th, 7th:

Come join us, October 5th -7th, 2018, along the Boardwalk for a three-day festival full of arts, crafts, music, food, entertainment, fireworks, and excitement all along the beautiful Destin  Harbor.  Destin Seafood Festival is free to the public. Parking fees may apply.   Complete event details at:

Musical Performances: 

Friday, October 5th: 4:00pm-6:00pm – The Graytones  || 6:30pm-8:30pm – Crushed Velvet ft Eli Hannon  || 9:00pm-11:00pm – Grape Drink

Saturday October 6th: 11:00am-1:00pm – DeJaVu  || 1:30pm-3:30pm – Georgia Clay Band || 4:00pm-6:00pm – 8 Second Ride  || 6:30pm-7:30pm – Matt Stell  || 8:00pm-9:00pm – Andy Velo || 9:00pm-9:10pm – Fireworks || 9:10pm-10:15pm – Andy Velo  || 10:30pm – Just Add Fire

Sunday October 7th: 11:00pm-1:00pm – The Good Lookings  || 1:30pm-3:30pm – Flash Flood  || 4:00pm-6:00pm – I’magene

Thursday, October 4th from 6:00-8:00pm: Guests of the Emerald Grande are invited to a Low Country Boil on the Captain’s Deck hosted by Chef Jimmy McManus. Tickets are $38 per person, all inclusive. For more information or to reserve your tickets, please call 850-424-0622.

Fish the Days, Rock the Nights, October 13th, 20th & 27th, 7:00-9:00pm:

Watch the winning catches of the 69th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo hit the docks for daily weigh-ins from 10:00am – 7:00pm. Then Rock the Docks all night long with free live music on the main stage at 7:00pm and fireworks over the Destin Harbor at 9:00pm! Free admission & parking. Complete event details at:

Musical Performances:   October 13th: Luke Langford || October 20th: Ben Loftin & Family || October 27th: Tyler Livingston


Pumpkinpalooza, October 27th & 28th: Saturday, 6:00pm; Sunday 2:00pm

Saturday: Enjoy spirited nightlife on the Destin Harbor at this thrilling & chilling Halloween Bash! The night of fright begins at 6:00pm with the Monster Mash Pub Crawl. At 7:00pm, Tyler Livingston takes over HarborWalk Village’s main stage with live music, followed by fireworks over the Harbor at 9:00pm. The adult costume contest concludes the night on the main stage at 9:30pm.  Pub Crawl passes are $10 per adult. 21 and up only. Complete event details at:

Sunday: Spook-tacular family fun! Enjoy a kids costume contest and a 4-legged pet costume contest on HarborWalk Village’s main stage. Trick-or-treat on the Destin Harbor Boardwalk at all restaurants and shops at HarborWalk Village. 2pm – Kids Contest Age Groups: 0-4, 5-9, 10-12 ||  3:15pm – Pets Contest. Admission is free. Complete event details at:


Blues, Brews & BBQ, November 3rd, 12:00pm – 4:00pm:

Fire up the grills, tap the kegs and crank up the tunes for HarborWalk Village’s 11th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival.  This barbecue block party will fill the docks with the aroma of smoky ribs and pulled pork. Over 15 of the area’s finest restaurants will compete in  a  spirited  and  fun  BBQ  competition, offering  samples  of  creative  BBQ  styles and  signature  coastal  cuisines.  Prizes will be awarded  to  the  top  winners  in  each  category. Bring the family for day of food, fun and music!  Advance Tickets $25; $30 the day of the event.

Complete event details at:

Musical Performance by John Hart & Tyler Mac


Author: Emerald Grande Staff

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