It’s that time of the year again! The 36th Annual Destin Seafood Festival kicks into full swing on October 3rd. The Festival was founded by the Destin Charter Boat Association’s Women’s Auxiliary in 1978 as a fund raiser and labor of love for the local fishing fleet. The 3 day festival will feature food, music, and excitement for the whole family! The Festival is set up along the Destin Harbor Boardwalk with plenty of family friendly activities. Vendors such as McGuire’s Rootbeer Trailor, Capt. Dave’s, and Laughing Crab Catering will all be set up and ready to serve locals and visitors. There are 3 designated music stages to keep everyone entertained! Best of all its free admission! Everyone should come out and enjoy a long standing tradition in Destin!
Kids Fun Zone at HarborWalk Village
The HarborWalk Kids Fun Zone is located in HarborWalk Village. There is a seating tent nearby so that parents and kids can take a break while enjoying the Festival.
Sunday – 11:30 am till pm
Kids Mingo Toss and Treasure Hunt
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 11 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!!
Immediately following the Mingo Toss we will have a treasure hunt down the Harbor for the kids. Capt Davie our resident pirate/magician will lead the kids east towards Heron Harbor and the Pirate village.. The treasure hunt will last approximately 35 minutes and will make 4 stops total along the way. The treasure hunt will be a easy for younger children. They will make a stop at the Capt Nemo booth on the dock, then another stop in the kids zone and the petty zoo and the last two stops will be at a refreshment booth for a cold drink and then on to Capt Davies Pirate Village.
Both the Mingo toss and the Treasure Hunt are free events for families and kids.
2014 Destin Seafood Festival hours
§ Friday, October 3rd, 4 pm – 10 pm
§ Saturday, October 4th, 10 am – 10 pm
§ Sunday, October 5th, 11 am – 4 p