Saturday, May 7th | 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. • Sunday, May 8 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Grand Boulevard By Lori Leath Smith As a child growing up in Grayton Beach in the 80s, Jennifer Steele never dreamed she’d one day become the director of a non-profit that would help...
By Lori Leath Smith What makes your favorite song your favorite? It’s likely the story it tells. And that’s what is so special about the 30A Songwriters Festival. On Jan. 14-17, South Walton will be transformed into a story-in-song paradise and the “hottest” mid-January mecca for music fans. And the best...
Saturday, October 30th | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. • Sunday, October 31st | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. By Lori Smith Mattie May Kelly (1912-1992), a member of one of Destin’s pioneer families, wanted to leave a legacy. So, a handful of visionaries established a new non-profit in 1995 in...

A Destin Holiday!

Here’s a few of our favorite area holiday events sure to bring joy and comfort this season! Jolly Jubilee 2020 Now through Sun., Dec. 20 Join Destin Commons for a series of holiday happenings now through Christmas. With the 50’ Christmas tree as a backdrop, Destin Commons creates the premier holiday...
By Cali Hlavac, To Do In Destin The year 2020 has felt like a lifetime, but we are finally on the home stretch! Fall is officially here and with that comes our beloved Destin Fishing Rodeo! 2020 will be the 72nd Annual Fishing Rodeo in Destin, and like all the...
••••••••• 5 ••••••••• Free Beach Bonfire | 5pm | Royal Palm Grille Locals on the Harbor | 5pm | Boathouse Oyster Bar ••••••••• 6 ••••••••• Farmer’s Market | 9am-1pm | Grand Boulevard Rock The Dock Free Concert Series | 7pm | Harborwalk Village Karaoke | 8pm | World of Beer ••••••••• 7 ••••••••• Women’s Concealed Carry Class...
By Lori Leath Smith EOD Warriors are the men and women who graduate as Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians through all branches of the military from the Navy’s EOD School at Eglin Air Force Base. EOD technicians are the ones responsible for disarming, rendering safe and disposing of bombs. Highly-trained,...
33rd Annual Holiday on the Harbor Lighted Boat Parade! By Lori Leath Smith In most places, it’s “Deck the Halls,” but for Destin locals, it’s “Deck the Bows” with the Holiday on the Harbor Boat Parade, where we like to light up the holidays a little bit bigger and brighter. Each...

What is a Crop Drop?

Making Thanksgiving Great for Struggling Families By Lori Leath Smith For Jane Harrison, feeding six children is not easy. And with trying to rebuild life after Hurricane Michael, it’s even harder. Jane and her children evacuated before Michael hit their home in Panama City last year. But they still feel the...
By Lori Leath Smith Each day approximately 22 U.S. Veterans commit suicide. Let that sink in—22! “Seriously. One is an outrage and a tragedy,” says Gayle Vann, marketing events coordinator for Legendary Marine. “Short of suicide, our brave men and women, military and first responders across the nation and abroad are...