Spring is one of the very best times to visit Destin, Florida! In addition to the gorgeous weather, springtime brings a number of popular events to the Emerald Coast. From golf tournaments to wine and food festivals, there is sure to be something fun going on during your vacation. To help you make the most of your getaway, the Henderson Park Inn has put together a guide to the top five spring events in Destin FL.
1. Celebrity Pro Am Golf Tournament at Regatta Bay
This March, the Regatta Bay Golf Club will host the Celebrity Pro Am Golf Tournament. Featuring appearances by John Daly, Todd Helton, Bill Mazeroski, Tommy Tuberville, and Keith Brooking, this star-studded tournament will feature a $10,000 prize purse. Each four-man team competing in the tournament will be paired with a celebrity or professional for their fifth player. Regatta Bay is just a 5-minute drive from the Henderson Park Inn, and we will be sponsoring the 18th hole!
2. Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown Benefit Auction & BBQ
The Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown is a BBQ cook-off unlike any other! Hosted by winery owner Mike “Chi Chi Miguel” Thompson and celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse each April, this cooking competition pits teams of Emerald Coast notables against each other as they try to prepare the best ribs. Guests will enjoy fantastic food, local wines, and the chance to bid on a variety of excellent items up for auction. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Emeril Lagasse Foundation and other great charities.
3. Sandestin Wine Festival
The Sandestin Wine Festival is another one of the best spring events in Destin FL. Held in April, this four-day event is a wine lover’s dream! Attendees will have the chance to enjoy wine tastings, wine dinners, live music, and appearances from famous winemakers and chefs. With hundreds of wines available for sampling, guests are guaranteed to find a new favorite.
4. Destin Charity Wine Auction
Later in April, vacationers can attend another beloved wine event: the Destin Charity Wine Auction. Over the years, this popular auction has raised over $15 million for children in need in Northwest Florida. The three-day celebration will include a dinner, tastings, an auction, and an awesome festival.
5. ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival
The ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival is held each year over Mother’s Day weekend. Featuring original works from over 150 artists, this two-day festival showcases ceramics, jewelry, watercolors, sculptures, photography, and many other art forms. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment from some of the best musicians on the Emerald Coast.
When you stay at the Henderson Park Inn, you will be near all of these wonderful spring events in Destin FL. Located adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park, our adults only bed and breakfast has been voted the most romantic hotel in America by the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com. We are also proud to hold the Conde Nast Johansens Award for Excellence. To learn more about everything the Henderson Park Inn has to offer, visit our Amenities page.