2013 Event Highlights For Things To Do In Destin Florida

Things To Do In Destin Florida

Whether you are planning a trip to the beautiful seaside community or live close by the sandy beaches of Destin, Flordia I’m sure that you are looking forward to relaxing to the sound of ocean waves and the laid back feeling that accompanies life near the shore.  When you are looking for things to do in Destin Florida to step up the entertainment possibilities you will want to take a look at some of the 2013 events we felt were worthy to highlight

It might surprise you if you’re wondering what to do in Destin, FL in the “winter” months (with 70 degree temperatures this week!) that Destin offers world-class entertainment. Of all my favorite events in Destin, FL, the Mattie Kelly Arts Center is featuring the New York Tenors on Saturday, January 12th. Henderson Park Inn’s staff will be happy to arrange transportation to enjoy a night of Broadway, opera and American classics with three of New York’s greatest talents! Make a special romantic evening by dining at BeachWalk Cafe and enjoying one of the most romantic events in Destin, FL!

For those unfamiliar with the New York Tenors, Daniel Rodriguez, Andy Cooney and Michael Amante will showcase some of world’s greatest repertoire in their national touring show. Rodriguez, known as “The Singing Policeman” and “America’s Tenor,” soothed the nation’s grief in the days following September 11. Cooney, christened “Irish America’s favorite son” by the New York Times, has performed internationally, including two sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall and Amante, “The People’s Tenor,” is a combination of All-American good looks, romantic Italian charm and an incredible voice.

Individually, the three men are superb, but together, The New York Tenors provide an overwhelming, “can’t miss” showcase of some of the world’s greatest vocalists and repertoire. For ticket information, call the Henderson Park Inn and we’ll gladly assist or you may purchase online at the center’s website.
For more things to do in Destin Flordia, I would highly recommend another well-known event – the musical celebration of peace and love – HAIR, the 2009 Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Revival directed by Diane Paulus, appearing at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center for one night only on Wednesday, January 30, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

HAIR is a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960′s America, and features an iconic score including chart-topping hits such as “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Aquarius,” “Hair” and “Good Morning Starshine.” This inspiring new production of HAIR features an exuberant finale where audiences are invited onstage to dance with the cast, and has a level of inclusiveness that is rarely seen in musical theater. Executive producer, Daniel Sher, notes that, “We are excited for audiences across the country to take this journey with us. See for yourself, let your hair down and share the love!”
This is truly one of the most exciting things to do in Destin, FL and will make your stay at the Henderson Park Inn a memorable occasion!

Still not sure what to do in Destin, FL? For those less musically inclined and looking for sporting events in Destin, FL, try “Sunset on the Harbor” usually held in March or April, kicks off with a Corporate Fishing Challenge, where 4-person teams, 2- person teams, and individuals board a party boat at noon and compete for the largest fish award. The boat docks and unloads its catch, where participants join in a community cookout and other fun activities already underway on the docks.

For another fun sporting event in Destin, FL, join the crowd for Destin’s third Bayou, Bay & Back 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon sponsored by Shoreline Church set to take place Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013! The USATF-certified half marathon will begin at Clement Taylor Park in Destin at 7:30 a.m., and the 5K/USATF-certified 10K will begin at 8 a.m., rain or shine. While all courses are set alongside Destin waterways, the half marathon course yields breathtaking views of the Choctawhatchee Bay, Destin Harbor, and East Pass, as it leads you through Destin, along a 4-mile undeveloped stretch of Okaloosa Island, and back.

For registration, the Henderson Park Inn staff will assist you or you can visit Active.com. The 5K and 10K are $30 through Jan. 25, and $35 on race day. The half marathon is $60 through Jan. 25, and $70 on race day.

So…if you need an excuse to take a break from the winter blues, there are many events in Destin, FL to keep you busy. We hope to see you soon! Call us or visit us at www.hendersonparkinn.com.

The Henderson Park Inn staff writes about things to do in Destin, Florida.