What To Do In Florida: Visit the Destin Seafood Festival October 5-7

Check it out in October (credit: Destin Seafood Festival)

Check it out in October (credit: Destin Seafood Festival)

Florida News: 34th Annual Destin Seafood Festival to take place October 5-7, 2012

Join 60,000 other seafood lovers – locals and tourists – along historic Destin Harbor and the Harbor Boardwalk between October 5-7 for the annual Destin Seafood Festival. This beloved festival celebrates the fishing culture and Gulf Coast lifestyle that, together, help make Destin such a great family destination.

About the Destin Seafood Festival

Sponsored by the local business community, this local tradition is an important date on the Destin calendar. The three day festival is packed with events focused on not only food, but music, crafts, art, entertainment and there will even be fireworks!


Everything is free so head to the Harbor and enjoy. Listen to live reggae, rock, tropical and country music. Just sit and take it in, or get up and dance!

Stages will be set up at HarborWalk Village Amphitheater, Destin City Stage, Harry T’s Lighthouse, Crazy Lobster, Tightlines, The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint, AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar and Boathouse Oyster Bar.


Enjoy delicious, locally caught seafood prepared and served by local food vendors and Harbor restaurants. If you’re not a seafood lover it’s okay. There will be other culinary delights available for sampling.

For Kids

Kids can get their faces painted and participate in many activities and crafts. The KIDS ZONE will feature inflatables, games, rides and fun for all ages.

Stay with Ocean Reef Resorts

Ocean Reef Resorts is the official accommodations sponsor of the Destin Seafood Festival this year.

Plan your visit

  • Festival Hours:  October 5th, 3 pm – 10 pm | October 6th, 10 am – 10 pm | October 7th, 11 am – 5 pm
  • Admission: Free

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