Food and Fun at the Destin Seafood Festival

Seafood platter

How would you like to sample freshly caught local seafood from Destin’s best restaurants? Located right around the corner from our bed and breakfast in Destin FL, the Destin Seafood Festival is an annual opportunity to enjoy fantastic food while taking in the sights along the famous Destin Harbor Boardwalk. This year’s festival will take place on October 4th – 6th.

A Destin Tradition

The Destin Seafood Festival was created in 1978 by the Destin Charter Boat Association’s Women’s Auxiliary. The festival served as a fundraiser for the local fishing fleet and helped to bring visitors to Destin during the fall. For 35 years, the Destin Seafood Festival has celebrated Destin’s history and its identity as a fishing community.

Nonstop Entertainment

The three day festival will feature food vendors, arts, crafts, entertainment and a fireworks display. The event will also feature live rock, reggae and country music from talented local and coastal musicians. Over 60,000 people are expected to line the Boardwalk during the event! The festivities kick off on Friday October 4th from 4pm until 10pm. On Saturday, the event begins at 10am and lasts until 10pm, and on Sunday, the festival starts at 11am and closes at 4pm. Admission to the festival is completely free, but donations are accepted at the door.

After enjoying the food, music and fun at the Seafood Festival, you will want to retire to your charming room in the Henderson Park Inn. Our bed and breakfast in Destin FL was voted the most romantic hotel in North America. With a world class restaurant, balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, and a private beach, the Henderson Park Inn has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. Visit our Photos page to see our beautiful hotel for yourself!


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