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August Happenings

29 Jul 2015
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It's almost a new month here on the beautiful Emerald Coast. We have lots of activities going on that suit the whole family!  Below is a list of some end of summer activities going on around the Destin and South Walton Area. Be sure to check them out!


  • Paddle at the Porch - August 15th, 2015.  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. This standup paddleboard event features a kids' fun race, a one-mile recreational race, a three-mile recreational race, and a six-mile elite race, to be followed by awards, including a $6,000 cash purse!  Follow for the latest race details.
  • Emerald Coast Poker Run & Boat Week - August 19th - August 23rd. -  The emerald Coast Poker Run & Boat Show features over 250 boats & over 1,500 boaters  participating in a fundraiser to assist youth-oriented organizations on the Emerald Coast.

South Walton / 30A

  • Gulf Place Summer Concerts on the Green - Sunday Evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM -The Gulf Place Ampitheater each week features a different local or regional band from different genres of music. The concerts are free and open to the public of all ages.
  • Hydrobike Adventure in Grayton Beach - Every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM -  Enjoy 4 hours of hydrobike playtime in the Gulf of Mexico or Western Lake behind the Red Bar in Grayton Beach.  Cost is $75.00 per person and includes a $25.00 gift card for lunch at the Red Bar.