Destin Seafood Festival - Destin Harbor
Destin Seafood Festival - Destin Harbor

Q: Where is the Destin Seafood Festival located?

A: The Destin Seafood Festival is located on along on the historic Destin Harbor and the Harbor Board Walk on Harbor Blvd. (Hwy 98).

Q: How much is the entry fee to the festival?

A: The Destin Seafood Festival is FREE and open to the public. We do have sponsorship opportunities available for those that want to participate in preserving Destin’s heritage and the vitality of the Destin Seafood Festival.

Q: What are VIP Passes?

A: The Destin Seafood Festival offers a limited number of VIP Passes that are sold online only. These passes offer access to a private VIP area with seating, restrooms, food and beverages. Please check back for 2017 VIP information.

Q: Where can I park?

A: Park and Walk Locations

  • Heron Harbor (View Google Map)
    314 HWY 98, Destin, FL
  • HarborWalk Village (View Google Map)
    66 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL
  • Destin Community Center (View Google Map)
    North side of the HarborWalk main entrance light.
    101 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL‎
  • Destin Fishing Museum (View Google Map)
    $15 per car. You receive parking, three passes to the Destin Fishing Museum and a $5 off coupon from AJ's.
    Event parking: Access from Mountain Drive, North side parking lot.
    Destin Fishing Museum:
    North side of the HarborWalk main entrance light.
    108 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL‎
  • Participating Harbor Business Parking Lots
  • City of Destin Public Parking Map (View Map PDF)

A: Free Parking and Free Shuttle Service

During the event... be sure to visit our Facebook page for the most up to date shuttle information.

Q: What time does the 2017 Destin Seafood Festival start/end?

A: Friday, October 6th, 4 pm - 10 pm
Saturday, October 7th, 10 am - 10 pm
Sunday, October 8th, 11 am - 4 pm

Q: Will there be live music?

A: Lots and Lots of live music all weekend long and on multiple stages. We are currently in the process of booking some exciting acts for this year's festival. For more information, please .

  • Live Music Locations
  • The rest of the stages will be located inside of restaurants along the harbor.

Q: Will there be kids activities?

A:The Destin Seafood Festival is a family friendly event on the Destin Harbor. We have multiple Kids Zones in the festival with something for kids of all ages.

Kids Fun Zone at East Pass Marina

The East Pass Marina Kids Zone has pony rides, petting zoo, inflatable's and kids games geared towards younger kids and toddlers. There is a seating tent nearby so that parents can take a break and cool down while the kids play.

Kids Fun Zone at HarborWalk Village

This HarborWalk Kids Fun Zone has Hamster balls, a rock climbing wall and a zip line over the Festival crowds at Harbor Walk. There is a seating tent nearby so that parents and kids can take a break while enjoying the Festival.


Sunday - 11:30 am till 1 pm
Free Event
Kids Mingo Toss
Sunday on top of the hill at the Royal Melvin Heritage Park, behind the Destin City stage.

On Sunday we host our Annual Mingo Toss contest for kids up to 12 years old. The Mingo Toss is an old fashioned "fish throwing contest" with Mingo snappers. Certificates and awards will be given in all age categories. This is allot of fun and a great photo op for the parents!

Q: Who puts on the Destin Seafood Festival?

A: The Festival is presented by local property owners and harbor businesses in conjunction with sponsors and countless volunteers.

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