In 2021, Okaloosa County received 7.5 million visitors, which was 2.5 million more than in usual years! This Floridian county is home to Destin, a city known for its deep blue waters and amazingly white sands. So it’s no surprise why people are so drawn to this area.
The best thing you can do is come visit during summer, when you’ll feel like you’ve been whisked off on a tropical getaway. But what is there to do on your trip?
Here are some fun summer Destin events for 2022 that you should catch!
Paddle at the Park
This event usually occurs on the third Saturday of August. There are several races at Henderson Beach State Park where you can participate with things like inflatable boats and kayaks.
Not only can you win prizes for beating everyone else, but you can also have some fun at the welcome party.
Concerts in the Village
For 20 years, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation has hosted Concerts in the Village. Every Thursday night in the summer, you’ll find this concert series performed outdoors at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village.
This is a family-friendly event where your kids can go wild on the village playground and lawn. There are plenty of food trucks, so you can pick up some bites for the family as you listen to good music. You can also bring your own food to have a picnic on the grass if you wish.
Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival
Get a taste of what it’s like to be a swashbuckler by attending the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival. It’s been around for over 60 years, and you’ll find plenty to do in Pirates Village. Not only is there good food, but there’s also plenty of merchandise to buy and bring home.
Best of all, there are many carnival-style games for the entire family to enjoy. Don’t forget to go check out the sandbar next to the Okaloosa Island bridge, as there are hundreds of boats there to admire!
Enjoy These Summer Destin Events
These are but a few summer Destin events you’ll enjoy if you book your family holiday in this city. From boat races and BBQs to outdoor concerts and pirate festivals, there are plenty of events that’ll make your trip unforgettable!
If you’d like to enjoy a sunset dolphin cruise, pontoon boat rental, or snorkel tour on your Destin holiday, then contact us now. Our friendly team will be more than happy to help you out!