30A event schedule along with events featured for Panama City Beach, Destin and Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. The Panhandle of Florida not only boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world but also plays host to a vast array of events that Panhandle Getaways would like our guests to enjoy during their beach vacation to the 30A area, Panama City Beach, Destin & Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. Panhandle Getaways wants our guests to enjoy all of the fabulous events and activities the area has to offer.


Paddle at the Porch

Paddle at the Porch

When: August 18, 2018

Where: The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster Bar | 1740 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541

Details:The 7th Annual Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, beginning at 9 a.m. Registration is open on PaddleGuru.com!

Paddle at the Porch showcases the beautiful emerald green water and white sandy shores of Destin, Florida, behind one of its most loved restaurants, The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster Bar. It features a Kids' Fun Paddle, 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, and 6-Mile Elite Race. Races will be followed by awards.

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, Panama City Beach Events

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

When: August 31 - Sept. 2, 2018

Where: Frank Brown Park | 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Details: Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, a three-day celebration of sun, fun and country music, will host its 5th annual festival on the Gulf Coast shores of Panama City Beach, Florida, from Friday, August 31 - Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018.

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam will provide the best of today's country music for an audience of more than 15,000 people on the coast. Festival-goers will stand on the white sugar sand beach and dip their toes in the water during the day and watch their favorite performers at night. As the sun begins to set, patrons will ride free shuttles to the stage at Frank Brown Park.

Schooners Lobster Fest, Panama City Beach Events

Schooners Lobster Festival & Tournament

When: September 17th - 23rd, 2018

Where: Schooners | 5121 Gulf Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Details: Schooners, The Last Local Beach Club, will host the 29th Annual Lobster Festival & Tournament September 17-23, 2018 (tentative). The Schooners Lobster Festival & Tournament is recognized as the largest seven day lobster festival and tournament in the Southeast. With huge Local Lobsters on the weigh-in scales, fresh lobster prepared every mouth-watering way you can imagine, and the 18th Annual Schooners Sand Sculpting Contest, it is a HUGE event that draws thousands of divers and lobster fans from all over the Southeast. Lobster Tournament divers will be competing in a variety of categories including Spiny Lobster, Shovelnose Lobster and Big 6.

Sandestin Beer Fest

11th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival

When: October 12-13, 2018

Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin | 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West Miramar Bch, FL 32550

Details: Known as the “Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast,” this popular event features more than 40 on-site craft brewers, nearly 200 domestic and international craft beers, seminars, samplings and live music. Beer novices to beer lovers will be able to sample delicious options, including specialty, seasonal and not-yet-released beers.

Additional Summer Events - Destin - July, 2018

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between July 1 - 31, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Grand Boulevard, Hwy 98 in Sandestin's Town Center in South Walton, Florida
The outdoor market features dozens of vendors offering locally sourced food items, including butters, cheese spreads, pita, hummus, dips, artisan breads and pastries, flowers and more.

Artwalk on the Harbor

When: Everyday between July 1 - 31, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Located just below Margaritaville, and to the west of AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, the Destin Harbor.
Held the 3rd Sunday of each month. There will be more than 40 vendors including painters, jewelers, photographers, sculptors, soap makers, and even artisan foods.

ACT4MYSTERY Dinner Theater To Die For!

Where: La Paz Destin, 950 Gulf Shore Drive; Samuel's, 114 John King Road, Crestview; Stripes, 1878 Andorra Street, Navarre
Enjoy dinner while trying to figure out "Who done it?". Performances are scheduled for Thursday evenings, June through August. Seating for La Paz and Stripes performances start at 7 p.m. for 7:30 show. Seating at Samuel's begins at 6 p.m. for 6:30 show. Cost, $35 - $40 per person.
Phone: 850-862-2885
More Info: www.act4mystery.com/

Fat Tuesday Parades

When: Every Tuesday between July 3 - 31, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Who wants some beads?! Join us for Fat Tuesday every Tuesday during the summer through August 14 as HarborWalk Village transforms into The Big Easy. Enjoy dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers, and float riders tossing handfuls of beads and swag! Stay and enjoy live music on the Main Stage before the parade. FREE!

Let Freedom Ring All-American Tribute

When: Every Thursday between July 5 - 26, 2018 6:30 PM - 12:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Celebrate Americana and the heritage of Destin Harbor all summer long every Thursday night until August 16. The all-American celebration includes a one-of-a-kind World War II Vintage Airshow, live onstage entertainment, and fireworks over the harbor, followed by Just Add Fire, a unique fire-spinning performance.

Rock the Docks

When: Every Saturday between July 7 - 28, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Make this summer a hit! Rock the Docks every Saturday on Destin Harbor with FREE concerts.

Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Please Respect Our Beaches When enjoying the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast.


Sand dunes are the first line of defense against storms and act as a buffer to protect homes and natural habitats. Dunes also reduce disorientation of turtles by providing a vegetative light buffer between development and the nesting beach. You can help by using dune walkovers and designated beach access points to cross the dunes.


  • Shield interior lighting and turn off exterior lights at night
  • Use turtle safe flashlights on the beach at night
  • Remove all beach equipment every evening
  • Don't touch turtles, nests, or hatchlings
  • Don't dig trenches for hatchlings