Top 6 Spring Events - Destin to 30A

Top 6 Spring Events - Destin to 30A

With Spring right around the corner, you can almost feel the sand under your toes and the waves hitting your feet.  Before the madness of Summer tourist season, South Walton has made good on filling your empty weekends with the best events in the South. Whether you're looking for a a fun family event, or perhaps you're feeling generous and wanting to support our local charities, I've got you covered.  Time to open up your calendar and get something on the books!  Cheers to seeing you on the Emerald Coast this Spring 🥂  -Heather


5th Annual Mac & Cheese Festival 

March 5th, 2023

Benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast, this family-friendly event will feature gourmet, chef-inspired twists on the South’s favorite comfort food. Local restaurants will compete for the best mac in town. Be there to sample everything for yourself and cast your vote!

Mac & Cheese Festival Info & Tickets


Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center Presents:

Gala in the Garden & Golf Weekend

March 10th & 12th, 2023

One of the most coveted local charity events on the Emerald Coast, the Gala in the Garden & Golf Weekend is not to be missed. The Gala takes place on Friday, March 10th at the Hilton Sandestin. Guests will enjoy great food, signature cocktails and get the chance to bid on lots of fabulous experiences during the live auction, which all goes to benefit every child who visits our center. The Golf tournament takes place on Sunday, March 12th at Kelly Plantation Golf Club. Players will experience a fun day out on the beautiful golf course while enjoying food, drinks, each other's company and playing for tons of amazing prizes.

Gala in the Garden & Golf Weekend - Info & Tickets


Moon Crush Music Festival, Seascape Resort

April 20th-23rd, 2023

Moon Crush is a unique shared experience that brings you together with friends and family to enjoy beautiful beaches, amazing live music, and - most importantly - time together in the sun and under the stars. Moon Crush is intentionally designed to be a Music Vacation - not just a festival. You can plan on spending days at the beach, by the pool, or enjoying your favorite activities with the people you care about most. Then, as the sun begins to set, you'll make your way to our intimate outdoor venue where you'll have a reserved space for an evening of live music.

Moon Crush Tickets


11th Annual South Walton Wine & Food Festival, Grand Boulevard

April 27th-30th, 2023

One of the best wine festival experiences you can have happens right here in our (not so) sleepy beach town! Calling all foodies and wine-os, this event will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Whether you go for just a day, or do the full VIP experience, you are certain to have a weekend to remember. All proceeds benefit the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation which directly supports local children in need along the Emerald Coast.  It's for the kids!

South Walton Wine & Food Festival


10th Annual Tequila & Taco Fest, Baytowne Wharf

May 12th-14th, 2023

A variety of local restaurants and food trucks will be competing for the Best Taco on The Emerald Coast with a first place prize of $2,500 going to the winner. Sample many types of Tequilas and Margaritas from Blancos, Resposados, Anjieos, and even Mezcals. Fun for the whole family, test your arm in the our soon to be famous “Tortilla Tossing Contest”, face painting for the little Amigos, and music with DJ’s, local bands.

Tequila & Taco Fest Info and Tickets


Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach

May 19th-20th, 2023

It's hard to choose a favorite local event, but this one has to be it. Hands down, an experience unlike anything you've ever seen sprawled throughout our most unique beach town, Alys Beach. Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a one-of-a-kind projection art festival where artists from across the globe use the latest digital technologies to project their original works onto the iconic white walls of Alys Beach, and it returns for its 16th year.

Digital Graffiti Info & Tickets





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