Destin Seafood Festival - Destin Harbor
Destin Seafood Festival - Destin Harbor

Q: Where is the Destin Seafood Festival located?

A: The Destin Seafood Festival is located on along on the historic Destin Harbor and the Harbor Board Walk on Harbor Blvd. (Hwy 98).

Q: How much is the entry fee to the festival?

A: The Destin Seafood Festival is FREE and open to the public. We do have sponsorship opportunities available for those that want to participate in preserving Destin’s heritage and the vitality of the Destin Seafood Festival. In additional to the sponsorship opportunities, donations are always graciously accepted at the Festival soda and water booths as well as the Fisherman’s Tent hosted by the Destin Charter Boat Association at the Destin Fishing Fleet Marina. We sincerely appreciate all that contribute to the success of the Festival.

Q: What are VIP Passes?

A: The Destin Seafood Festival offers a limited number of VIP Passes that are sold online only. These passes offer access to a private VIP area with seating, restrooms, food and beverages. For additional information, please click here.

Q: Where can I park?

A: Park and Walk Locations

  • Heron Harbor (View Google Map)
    314 HWY 98, Destin, FL
  • HarborWalk Village (View Google Map)
    66 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL
  • Destin Community Center (View Google Map)
    North side of the HarborWalk main entrance light.
    101 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL‎
  • Destin Fishing Museum (View Google Map) $20 per car
    $15 per car. You receive parking, three passes to the Destin Fishing Museum and a $5 off coupon from AJ's.
    Event parking: Access from Mountain Drive, North side parking lot.
    Destin Fishing Museum:
    North side of the HarborWalk main entrance light.
    108 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL‎
  • Participating Harbor Business Parking Lots
  • City of Destin Public Parking Map (View Map PDF)

A: Shuttle Bus

  • Emerald Coast Centre (15003 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL)
    Parking and shuttle pickup is on the South side of the parking lot (just off Emerald Coast Pkwy) between Bealls Department Store and Hooters.

Q: What time does the 2014 Destin Seafood Festival start/end?

A: Friday, October 3rd, 4 pm - 10 pm
Saturday, October 4th, 10 am - 10 pm
Sunday, October 5th, 11 am - 4 pm

Q: Will there be any live music?

A: Lots and Lots of live music all weekend long and on multiple stages. We are currently in the process of booking some exciting acts for this year's festival. For more information, please .

  • Live Music Locations
  • The rest of the stages will be located inside of restaurants along the harbor.

Q: Will there be any kids activities?

A: The Destin Seafood Festival is a family friendly event on the Destin Harbor. We have 3 separate Kids Zones in the festival with something for kids of all ages.

Kids Fun Zone at Heron Harbor

The Heron Harbor Kids Zone has inflatable's, rock climbing walls and activities for older kids and preteens. There will be a skim board and skate board painting workshop along with Capt. Davies Pirate village with a live mermaid for photos with a the kids and free face painting and pirate tattoos applied by Capt Davies Pirate Girls.

On Saturday and Sunday, Capt Davie the Pirate will be performing magic shows at our Harbor side Pirate Village at Heron Harbor. The Heron Harbor Kids Zone has seating tents, food and refreshments close by for when everyone needs to take a break. Restrooms are also located at this Kids Zone.

Kids Fun Zone at East Pass Marina

The East Pass Marina Kids Zone has pony rides, petting zoo, inflatable's and kids games geared towards younger kids and toddlers. There is a seating tent nearby so that parents can take a break and cool down while the kids play.

Kids Fun Zone at HarborWalk Village

This HarborWalk Kids Fun Zone has Hamster balls, a rock climbing wall and a zip line over the Festival crowds at Harbor Walk. There is a seating tent nearby so that parents and kids can take a break while enjoying the Festival.

Sunday - 11:30 am till pm
Free Event
Kids Mingo Toss and Treasure Hunt
Sunday on top of the hill at the Royal Melvin Heritage Park, behind the Destin City stage.

On Sunday we host our Annual Mingo Toss contest for kids up to 11 years old. The Mingo Toss is an old fashioned "fish throwing contest" with Mingo snappers. Certificates and awards will be given in all age categories. This is allot of fun and a great photo op for the parents!!

Immediately following the Mingo Toss we will have a treasure hunt down the Harbor for the kids. Capt Davie our resident pirate/magician will lead the kids east towards Heron Harbor and the Pirate village.. The treasure hunt will last approximately 35 minutes and will make 4 stops total along the way. The treasure hunt will be a easy for younger children. They will make a stop at the Capt Nemo booth on the dock, then another stop in the kids zone and the petty zoo and the last two stops will be at a refreshment booth for a cold drink and then on to Capt Davies Pirate Village.

Both the Mingo toss and the Treasure Hunt are free events for families and kids.

Q: Who puts on the Destin Seafood Festival?

A: The Festival is presented by Destin Charter Boat Association and the local business community.

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