We're in the midst of summer, and it's shaping up to be a good one! It's a great time for families to soak up the last bit of summer break and enjoy all the happenings here along the Emerald Coast. Weekly events take place in popular communities and hot spots in our area. August has lots of fun and family-friendly local happenings – including beach days! Check them out and plan a visit. If you're lucky enough to be local – enjoy them all!
FESTIVALS & HAPPENINGS:
Autos In August
When: August 13th
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf @ Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Description: Calling all Muscle Cars, Jeeps, Vettes, 4x4s, Exotics, and Imports! Join The Village of Baytowne Wharf and Emerald Coast Customs on Saturday, August 13th from 11AM - 3PM for Autos in August. Enjoy a day of fun, sun, and cars! Visitors are welcome to walk around The Village of Baytowne Wharf and look at the cars PLUS enter raffles and win FREE prizes.
Registration limit 100 cars. First come first serve. Vehicle registration includes a FREE Emerald Coast Customs T-shirt. Pre Entry Fee is $15 per vehicle and $25 after August 1st. Registration and vehicle load in is 8AM-10:45AM day of event. For participation info email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 850.424.3821
Prizes will be awarded in more than 6 categories and trophies will be given for nine different classes. Join fellow car-lovers for a fun day and help raise money for Children in Crisis.
When: August 19-20th
Where: Henderson Beach State Park
Description: The 10th Annual Paddle at the Park Sponsored by HCA Florida Destin Emergency, a standup paddle board race event, is returning to the beautiful white sandy beaches of Henderson Beach State Park on Aug. 20, 2022. It offers races for all age and skill levels, with its Kids’ Fun Paddle, 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, and 6-Mile Elite Race.
Registration is now open here!
Race Start Times
9 a.m. || 3/6-mile races start
10:30 a.m. || 1-mile race starts
11 a.m. || Kids' fun race (for ages 12 & under only) starts
The weekend fun begins on Friday, Aug. 19, with a Racer Welcome Party at BOTE, an international paddle board brand headquartered in the Destin area. It continues on Saturday morning with the races, which have staggered start times. Racers and spectators alike will enjoy the festive atmosphere with displays and booths set up along the beach. The event will conclude with awards.
Visit Paddle at the Park on Facebook to learn about Racer Welcome Party & Gift Card Giveaway, Race Packet Pickup, Awards, Race Weekend Accommodations, and more!
Summer Haze Music Festival
When: August 21st
Where: The Bay + North Beach Social
Description: Southern Sound Music Alliance presents the Summer Haze Music Festival! This full day event will feature some of SoWal’s favorite musicians at both The Bay and North Beach Social with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Alaqua Animal Refuge. General admission is free. VIP & Sponsorship opportunities available.
For more information on the artists, ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities, visit us here.
The event kicks off on Sunday, August 21 at The Bay at 12:00 PM and at North Beach Social at 1:00PM. Enjoy music from the Luke Langford Trio, Electric Duck Phat, Dion Jones, The Iceman Special, Queen’s Ransom, Boukou Groove, and more surprise guests!
Harbor Docks Annual Charity Auction
When: August 27th
Where: Harbor Docks
Description: Harbor Docks Charities invites you to the 36th Annual Charity Auction to be held at Harbor Docks Downstairs.
Harbor Docks Annual Charity Auction
Doors @ 6 PM | Auction Begins @ 7:30 PM
$20 Cover Charge | Includes Food & Bidder Number
World famous auctioneer Ted Corcoran will be hosting the festivities. Incredible packages will be available during the silent and live auctions. Packages include week vacations in Aspen, Colorado and Livingston, Montana. There are fishing trips, restaurant packages, and, as always, Yoshie’s catered Christmas or office party for up to 30 people.
If you are interested in donating an item for the auction or would like more information, call Jackie at Harbor Docks. 850.837.2506.
Harbor Docks Charities helps fund the annual Take-A-Kid Fishing Day. Some 300 children will be treated to a day of fishing on the Gulf of Mexico or Choctawhatchee Bay. Each child - and their chaperones - are served breakfast before boarding one of Destin's finest charter boats for a morning of fishing. Upon return, the day is celebrated with a fish fry lunch, and every child is sent home with a t-shirt and their own rod and reel.
The REP: Adventures in Alys @ Alys Beach Amphitheatre
Rosemary Beach Summer Concert Series @ St. Augustine Green (Through August 8th)
Panama City Beach Summer Concert Series @ Aaron Bessant Park (Through August 9th)
Boomin' Tuesday @ The Village of Baytowne Wharf (Through August 9th)
Movie Night @ Alys Beach Amphitheater (Through August 3rd)
Concert Series @ The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Moonlight & Movies @ Rosemary Beach (Through August 11th)
Fly Guy Thursday @ The Village of Baytowne Wharf (Through August 11th)
All American Thursday @ HarborWalk Village (Through August 11th)
Sounds Like Summer Series: Outdoor Movie Night @ Watersound Town Center (Through August 18th)
Seaside Central Square Cinema @ Seaside Amphitheater (Through August 26th)
Rock the Docks Concerts @ HarborWalk Village (Through August 13th)
Relax @ The Beach
Every Saturday @ Seaside, Grand Boulevard & Watersound
Every Sunday @ Rosemary Beach
Planning to be in town?