Most Popular January Events along the Emerald Coast!


45 Central Wine Class
Jan 7, 2016
3 PM
45 Central Wine Bar
45 Central Square, Seaside, FL

Join 45 Central in Seaside for a wine class this Thursday. It lasts one hour and is just $20 a person. (Trying the wine is the best part!) Hosted by 45 Central’s Wine Entertainer, Richard Liveakos. Open to the public so come join in! It’s always great fun!

HarborWalk Village Winter Guest Concert Series
Jan 10 – Jan 31, 2016
2 PM – 4 PM
HarborWalk Village
10 Harbor Blvd Destin, FL

All winter guests and locals are invited to enjoy a free concert every Sunday afternoon from 2 PM – 4 PM on the Destin Harbor at HarborWalk Village at the foot of the Destin Bridge.

Winter Guest Fest
Jan 15, 2016
8 AM – 12 PM
Emerald Coast Convention Center
1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE Fort Walton Beach, FL

Winter Guest Fest is scheduled each year to acquaint our winter visitors with the Emerald Coast world-class amenities. Admission is $1. About 2,000 people attend and leave with a bag full of informational guides, coupons, gifts and giveaways. A must-attend event for “snowbirds” and an unbeatable opportunity for local exhibitors to reach this valuable market.

ArtWalk on the Harbor
Jan 17, 2016
11 AM – 4 PM
HarborWalk Village
10 Harbor Blvd Destin, FL

Each month HarborWalk Village transforms into a mini art district. Happening every 3rd Sunday dozens of artists come out to showcase their vibrant, engaging and creative artwork ranging from traditional to contemporary art, jewelry, paintings and more. You’ll find a mix of unique, handcrafted items from both emerging and established artists

7th Annual 30A Songwriters Festival
Jan 15 – 17, 2016
8 AM- 5 PM
Multiple Locations

The 7th annual 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL has announced the initial line-up for the 2016 celebration of singers and songs. The festival, held in venues along scenic Highway 30A in Florida’s South Walton County, will feature headline performances from esteemed artists Jackson Browne, Grace Potter, Shovels & Rope and Wine, Women & Song featuring Matraca Berg, Suzy Bogguss & Gretchen Peters.

Mardis Gras on the Island
Jan 16, 2016
1 PM
Okaloosa Island
Fort Walton Beach, FL

A New Orleans-style Mardi Gras parade on Okaloosa Island. Sponsored each year by Abita Brewing Company, a Louisiana based company. This parade is the first Mardi Gras parade on the Gulf Coast and is fun for the entire family! Local clubs and businesses sponsor floats and walkers – parade goers add their festive collections of beads, masks, music and more!

Destin 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon
Jan 23, 2016
7:30 AM – 12 PM
Clement Taylor Park.
131 Calhoun Ave Destin, FL

Destin’s Bayou, Bay & Beach is set for January 23, 2016! Choose from a 5K, 10K, or half marathon course set alongside Destin waterways with breathtaking views of the Destin Harbor!

Emerald Coast Boat Show
Jan 22 – Jan 24, 2016
Emerald Coast Convention Center & Brooks Bridge Marina
1120 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE Fort Walton Beach, FL

Boat show consisting of boats both on land and in the water. This show will be free admission and free parking.


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