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DESTIN EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT May 1 | #elderly | #seniors | #execrise


Community events, entertainment

Please send your events, meetings, etc., to at least 2 weeks in advance. 

Destin City Hall

All city meetings are being held at the City Hall Annex, 4100 Indian Bayou Trail, until further notice. All meetings are subject to change or cancellation. To virtually view the meeting, To view/stream is

City Council, 6 p.m. May 3

Art at Destin Library

During the month of May, the expressive pastel work of artist Melody Bogle is on display at the Destin Library. Take a tour through her land and seascapes as you browse the stacks.

Tequila & Taco Fest

Hosted at The Village of Baytowne Wharf in Miramar Beach,  local restaurants and food trucks will be competing for the Best Taco on The Emerald Coast with a first-place prize of $2,500, from 1-5 p.m. May 1 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2. Sample many types of Tequilas and Margaritas from Blancos, Resposados, Anjieos, and even Mezcals while indulging on some of the area’s best tacos. Purchase tickets at

Kentucky Derby Crazy Hat Contest

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 296 will host a Kentucky Derby Crazy Hat Contest from 2-6 p.m. May 1 at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main street in Destin. Prizes include a $25 bar tab for first place; Bingo ticket for second place; and breakfast for two at the Legion for third place. Bring your favorite dish for a potluck.

Derby Bourbon Tasting 

The Courtyard at Pescado will hold a Derby Bourbon Tasting from 4:3-=6:30 p.m. May 1. Watch the Derby while enjoying a Maker’s Mark Mint Julep accompanied by Chef Ken’s Signature Kentucky Dishes. Dress in your finest Derby hat. Tickets are $85 + tax and gratuity. Book at

Derby Party on the Waterfront

Dust off your bowties and big hats because the Kentucky Derby is right around the corner and North Beach Social is the place to watch May 1. Relax at the water’s edge, as you sip mint juleps and devour hot brown sandwiches. Will and Linda Pleasants will be playing from 12-3 p.m. that day and the race is at 5:50 p.m. sharp. And they’re off!

Yard Sale Rescheduled

A Community Yard Sale will be held in the parking lot of Immanuel Anglican Church, 250 Indian Bayou Trail, in Destin, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 1 in conjunction with the second Immanuel Art & Music Fest. Art vendors will also be set up. Bayou Breaux’s Food Truck will be on site for purchase. Free funnel cakes.

Plant Sale

The Destin Garden Club will have its annual plant sale from  9 a.m. to noon May 1 at the Destin Library.

Sinfonia’s Crescendo!

Sinfonia Gulf Coast hosts its annual fundraiser Crescendo!, “Moulin {vin} Rouge” is set for May 2 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach. Tickets to Crescendo! 2021 are $150/person. To purchase tickets, visit or call 460-8800.

A Family Night Out

North Beach Social will welcome friends and families for a community event benefiting 30A Trails from 5-8 p.m. May 2. The event, sponsored by Citadel Roofing and Restoration, will feature live music by Wildlife Specials from 5-8  p.m Bring the whole family to dine, enjoy drinks and play on the beach while giving back to a great cause.


The Destin Library will host a reading by Bev Freeman, author of The Madison McKenzie Files, a trilogy of Appalachian mysteries, at 2 p.m. May 4. She will also be available for a question and answer session afterward.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

Sit back and relax, and enjoy free live entertainment with Sainte Jane from 7-9 p.m. May 5 on the Events Plaza stage at The Village of Baytowne Wharf.

• May 12: Shenanigans

• May 19: Chris Alvarado

• May 26: The Shakedown

• June 2: Cadillac Willy

• June 9: Biscuit Miller and The Mix

• June 16: Will Thompson Band

• June 23: Luke Langford

• June 30: Dion Jones & The Neon Tears

• July 7: Boukou Groove

• July 14: Forrest Williams Band

• July 21: Six Piece Suits

• July 28: Rust & Gold

Concerts in the Village

Shania Twin, Shania Twain Tribute, performs at 7 p.m. May 6 at Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Dugas Stage.  Admission is $15/adults, $10/active-duty military, and children (12 and under) and MKAF members are free.Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite. Gates open 6 p.m.

• May 13: M80s

• May 20: A Brother’ Revival, an Allman Brother Tribute

• May 27: Deana Carter

• June 3: The Tams

• June 10: Kara Grainger

• June 17: Petty Hearts, Tom Petty Tribute

• June 24: Air National Guard Band of the South

Sew Spring Crafts

Celebrate spring and learn a useful skill with the Sew Springs Crafts Beanstack Challenge presented by the Destin Library. Through May 23, have fun learning basic sewing stitches while creating a new spring-themed craft each week. You can earn badges by completing the challenges or by reading sewing books and logging your reading minutes. Beanstack is available as a free app for your mobile device or through the web at If you need information, contact Sandee Kelly at 837-8572 or email

Tequila Tasting 

Pescado has partnered with BreakThru Beverage Group to host a tasting led by Marc Engel from 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 6 at The Courtyard at Pescado.. Chef Ken Duenas will be preparing Cinco de Mayo style appetizers and guests will also receive a welcome cocktail in addition to the food and tasting. Tickets are $90 plus tax and gratuity. Email to book your place. Limited spaces available

Spring Showcase – A Night to Remember

Alissa Steffens Vocal Academy/Studios presents its Spring Showcase – A Night to Remember from 6-8 p.m. May 6 on the Events Plaza Stage at Baytowne Wharf. Singer/songwriter students age 12 to adult will present an evening filled with various solos and duets in a variety of music styles.

Book Signing

Gail Pallotta, award winning author and longtime visitor to Destin, will hold a book signing for her latest book, “Cooking  Up a Mystery,” at Sundog Books, 89 Central Square in Santa Rosa Beach in Seaside, at 11 a.m. May 7. Recipes from Destin’s Mission Love Seeds are in the book.

Cajun Crawfish Bash

The Rotary Club of Destin’s Annual Cajun Crawfish Bash Charity Fundraiser will return this year to The Towne Centre at Seascape with co-host, Mezcal Mexican Grill, from 5:30-9 p.m. May 7.


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