For the entire month of October, the Destin Fishing Rodeo gathers the best anglers of all ages to “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” The event has been a staple in Destin for more than 70 years. Throughout the month there are several events for adults and kids alike, including Shark Saturdays where participates compete for a cash prize to bring in the largest shark. The kid's FallFest is a free event held to help families celebrate autumn, and there's a special Halloween on the Harbor event and costume party. Halloween on the Harbor is the largest Halloween party in Destin. Don't forget to wear your costume!
Participants cast a line to win prizes like fishing rods and reels, trips, money, and more. Deep-sea anglers wanting to participate must register to enter the Rodeo at least 24 hours in advance of weighing a fish. But even if you're not planning on casting a line, everyone is welcome to participate in the weigh-ins at the docks at AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar.
The Destin Fishing Rodeo began in 1948 as a means to bring more travelers to Destin. It wasn't long until Destin got its current moniker of "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village." Ever since Destin became a huge attraction for anglers of all ages.