The Destin Seafood Festival & Rodeo!September 18, 2014
Do you own real estate in Northwest Florida? If so, get out your poles, clean up the boat, and get excited because it’s almost time for the annual Destin fishing rodeo!
An annual event, the Destin Fishing Rodeo attracts both locals and visitors to the area, either to enjoy the fishing or the festival. Both are a celebration of this little townâ€™s heritage and the foundation on which this now popular vacation destination is built on.
The rodeo takes place October 1-31, one solid month, and kicks off with the Destin Seafood Festival the first full weekend in October. Visit HarborWalk Village and the Destin Harbor for three days of seafood, music and vendors before climbing aboard your boat and heading out to sea. Or, be entered for free when you reserve your spot aboard a registered Destin charter boat.
If you are not much of a fisherman, donâ€™t worry. You can still enjoy all the fun and excitement of this event. The weigh-ins, which take place each evening near AJâ€™s restaurant on the harbor, are one of the best ways to experience the rodeo. Head out each afternoon, grab a spot near the weigh station and get a drink. You wonâ€™t want to miss the tremendous catches each boat will show off as they come to shore. See you on the docks!