You are here

16 May 2024
Related Items: 
Things to Do

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and there's no better place to kick off the season than the stunning Emerald Coast. From Destin's sugar-white sands to the charming communities along 30A, and the luxurious resort atmosphere of Sandestin, there's something for everyone. Whether you're a beach lover, a coastal lifestyle enthusiast, or simply seeking the perfect vacation spot, the Emerald Coast offers an array of events and activities to make your Memorial Day weekend unforgettable.


1. Memorial Day Concert Celebration

  • When: Saturday and Sunday evenings
  • Where: HarborWalk Village
  • Details: Enjoy live music and fireworks at HarborWalk Village, with performances by local bands. The fireworks show begins at 9 PM on Sunday.
  • More Info: HarborWalk Village Events

2. Destin Commons Memorial Day Bash

  • When: Saturday, 11 AM - 4 PM
  • Where: Destin Commons
  • Details: Family-friendly event with live music, face painting, crafts, and interactive games. Don’t miss the sidewalk sales for some great shopping deals.
  • More Info: Destin Commons

3. Crab Island Memorial Day Party

  • When: All weekend
  • Where: Crab Island
  • Details: Rent a boat or join a tour to Crab Island, the iconic submerged sandbar. Enjoy floating bars, food vendors, live music, and a festive atmosphere.

4. LuLu’s Destin Memorial Day Celebration

  • When: Monday, 12 PM - 4 PM
  • Where: LuLu’s Destin
  • Details: Celebrate with live music, delicious food, and family-friendly activities at LuLu’s, owned by Lucy Buffett, sister of the famous Jimmy Buffett.
  • More Info: LuLu’s Destin


1. Grayton Beach Block Party

  • When: Monday Afternoon
  • Where: Marina Park in Grayton Beach
  • Details: Explore local shops and restaurants while enjoying snow cones, a photo booth, and a live band.
  • More Info: Grayton Beach

2. Seaside Farmer’s Market

  • When: Saturday, 8 AM - 12 PM
  • Where: Seaside Amphitheater
  • Details: Start your weekend with fresh produce, baked goods, and unique local crafts at the Seaside Farmer’s Market.
  • More Info: Seaside Farmer’s Market


1. Baytowne Wharf Memorial Day Weekend Activities

  • When: Friday - Sunday
  • Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
  • Details: The Village hosts a series of events including live music, kids’ activities, and a spectacular fireworks show on Sunday night.
  • More Info: Baytowne Wharf Events

3. Marina Bar & Grill Memorial Day Party

  • When: Monday, 12 PM - 5 PM
  • Where: Marina Bar & Grill
  • Details: Enjoy a relaxed afternoon with live music, great food, and stunning views of the marina.
  • More Info: Marina Bar & Grill

Surrounding Areas

1. Fort Walton Beach Memorial Day Parade

  • When: Monday, 10 AM
  • Where: Downtown Fort Walton Beach
  • Details: Honor the spirit of Memorial Day with a traditional parade featuring local veterans, bands, and community groups.
  • More Info: Fort Walton Beach

2. Navarre Beach Memorial Day Concert

  • When: Saturday, 6 PM - 8 PM
  • Where: Navarre Beach Park
  • Details: Enjoy a free concert at Navarre Beach Park. Bring your picnic blankets and beach chairs for a relaxing evening.
  • More Info: Navarre Beach

3. Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

  • When: All weekend
  • Where: Okaloosa Island
  • Details: Explore the wonders of marine life with special Memorial Day weekend programs and activities for the whole family.
  • More Info: Gulfarium

4. Eglin Air Force Base Memorial Day Ceremony

  • When: Monday, 11 AM
  • Where: Air Force Armament Museum
  • Details: Attend a solemn ceremony honoring the men and women who have served in the armed forces.
  • More Info: Eglin Air Force Base

Memorial Day weekend on the Emerald Coast is a vibrant mix of relaxation, celebration, and remembrance. With a multitude of events and activities spanning Destin, 30A, Sandestin, and the surrounding areas, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy the coastal lifestyle. Pack your sunscreen, gather your family and friends, and make the most of this holiday weekend in paradise.

Share this Page

Enter your message or notes here to be included in the email.