30 Sep 2020
Destin has a spirited culture, one that loves to celebrate the holidays. Perhaps our favorite holiday is Halloween. It’s a time to dress up, eat candy, and enjoy ghouls and goblins around town in the perfect Florida Panhandle fall weather.
Visitors have fun exploring the seasonal lights and decorations around town, but if you’re looking for events to get in the spirit, here’s a guide to Halloween events in Destin.
Top Halloween Events in Destin, FL
#1 - Seasonal Craft Beer Tour
When: October 8 - November 7
Local Destin breweries find themselves inspired by the haunting beauty of fall on the Florida panhandle. Check out our local craft scene for pumpkin spice flavors or Destin Brewery’s Red Sky Ale, a tasty tribute to our unique autumn sunsets.
#2 - Destin Fishing Rodeo
When: October 1 - 31
The Destin Fishing Rodeo takes place each year during the month of October. The month-long event has been a staple in the community for more than 70 years and is a must for anglers of all levels. Destin has earned the name as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” and the rodeo is the best representation of the moniker.
#3 - Spooktacular Fireworks
When: October 30 - 31
Halloween at Destin’s HarborWalk Village boasts a Spooktacular Firework Show accompanied by a family-friendly costume contest and trick or treating. For a more adult experience, check out the Friday night Pub Crawl. Whatever your speed, you’ll enjoy fantastic views and bites with live music and fireworks off the Destin Harbor.
#4 - Pumpkin Patch
When: October 1-November 7
Enjoy and event that has been a local favorite for over 150 years. The Pumpkin Patch is a cherished festival that usually runs September-November. There is no better way to get in the spirit of fall, than to pick your own pumpkin and sunflower at beautiful Holland Farms.
Book Your Destin Halloween Escape
We look forward to welcoming the ghouls, witches, and ghosts of all ages to the shimmering Emerald Coast. Whether you want to experience our local Halloween events or simply lounge in the sun like a black cat, Destin West Vacations has a condo rental ready and waiting for you, plus plenty of locally curated recommendations to help you get the most out of your trip, whatever your pace!