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There's no doubt that the main reason you are visiting us at Holiday Surf & Racquet Club is to enjoy our pristine beaches and beautiful condos, but while you're here, you might as well enjoy our local events, too! Cultural activities, fun festivals, and concert events...there's always something happening on our emerald coast, and there's something for everyone to enjoy! Check out this list of events provided by the Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau to see what's happening in the next few months!

  20th Annual Destin Cobia Tournament
  March 1 - April 30 
  HarborWalk Marina
The 20th Annual Destin Cobia Tournament presented by HarborWalk Marina attracts hundreds of first time to experienced anglers to compete. Tournament begins when the first cobia is caught and ends April 30th. This is a free event. 

  Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony
  April 25 | 7:00 PM
  Emerald Coast Convention Center
  1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 
  BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II celebrates the world’s favorite classic Looney Tunes, projected on the big screen, while Sinfonia Gulf Coast performs their exhilarating, original Carl Stalling scores LIVE!

March 26 | 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM 
The 4TH Annual BoJamz Fest for Planting Peace is a one day music festival aimed at a community coming together to support Planting Peace. On the deck behind Boshamps there's live music, silent auctions and of course, drinks and food. All proceeds benefit Planting Peace.

 Emerald Coast Canine Carnival
  April 1 | 10 AM - 2 PM
  Destin City Complex
  4200 Indian Bayou., Destin, FL
  Bark For Life of the Emerald Coast will be hosting their 4th annual event at the Destin City Complex across from the Destin Dog Park on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10 AM- 2 PM. This year’s event theme will be a Canine Carnival and will feature local canine acts and behavior training professionals for demos, fun games, pet photos, a costume contest, great silent auction prizes and MORE.

 Okaloosa RevFest
  March 12 - October 8 | 12:00 pM - 2:00 AM 

  KC's Sandbar
  190 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE 
  Fort Walton Beach, FL
  Okaloosa RevFest is the first music festival of its kind in Fort Walton Beach, FL! Bringing a Revolution of Art and Music to Okaloosa County with 10+ original bands and several original artists from the region. The 2017 Okaloosa RevFest will be held at KC's Sandbar in the heart of Fort Walton Beach, FL (190 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE). Okaloosa RevFest is a full day of art and music with doors opening at 11a and music going until 2a or later!

 One Night of Queen
  April 13
  Mattie Kelly Arts Center
  100 E College Blvd., Niceville, FL

A stunning concert recreating and celebrating the music of Queen.  This show sold out across Europe and New Zealand, and played the world famous ‘BBC Proms in the Park’, to 40,000 in Hyde Park, London!

Tickets: $35

 Easter Bunny Brunch and Visit with the Easter Bunny
  April 16 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
  Emerald Grande
Celebrate Easter on the Destin Harbor. Enjoy an Easter Brunch overlooking the Destin Harbor in the HarborView Room from 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM, ring 850-424-0622 for reservations. Then hop on down to HarborWalk Village and visit with the Easter Bunny from 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM on the main stage. Call for pricing on brunch. Visit with the Easter Bunny free

  NFSO 30th Season - "German Masters" Concert with Tobias Steymans
  April 22 | 7:30pm
  Mattie Kelly Arts Center 
  100 E College Blvd., Niceville, FL


The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra's 30th Season continues on Saturday, April 22, 2017 with a magnificent GERMAN MASTERS concert at 7:30 PM (CT) in the Mainstage Theater of the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center in Niceville, Florida. German violin virtuoso Tobias Steymans returns perform Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and the NFSO raises the roof with Beethoven's iconic Symphony No. 5! Steymans is the concertmaster of the world-renown Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich, Germany.  Don't miss this delightful spring concert and a Saturday night with the region's premier professional orchestra!

Tickets:  $25, $18 active duty military & youth

Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour
May 3 - August 2
Emerald Grande
Nashville singer/songwriters are bringing their soulful, gritty, country melodies to the Destin Harbor for a live concert on HarborWalk Village’s main stage. The Songwriters Tour offers an opportunity to enjoy the hits heard on the radio every day performed acoustically live in concert by the songwriters who wrote them. The songwriters will also provide guests with the story behind the songs, life experiences, and a peek behind the scenes in Nashville in a series of casual, intimate performances hosted at iconic venues. Fan meet-and-greets and other special guest amenities will follow each performance. Event is free. The event will have several show dates: May 3rd, June 7th, July 12th, August 2nd at 7:30 PM. 

  Burning Up the Beaches
  May 4 - May 7
  Emerald Grande
  Welcome to the MOST partyin', fun, BEST value classic car weekend on the circuit! If you are looking for a fun, relaxing weekend on the beach to meet other gearheads and have a BLAST at the beach, THIS IS IT!  This three day event is a classic car action for any enthusiast.  Registration and show is held at The Destin Commons. 

Bourbon Blening Party featuring Timber Creek Distillery
May 4
Heading East: 
a mile east from The Track Amusement Park on the South side of Hwy. 98 in the Silver Shells Resort & Spa. heading West: 2.6 miles west of Destin Commons and 1st left hand turn past the red light at Henderson Beach State Park.
1500 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 
Join us in the Courtyard with local craft distillery, Timber Creek, to create your perfect flavor with interactive bourbon blending. $75/person (plus tax and gratuity) For more information visit

Emerald Coast Bike Fest
May 4 - May 7
Emerald Coast Harley Davidson
The Emerald Coast Bike Fest will take place May 4- May 7 starting with the Bike Fest Kick Off Party from 5:00PM-9:00PM at Emerald Coast Harley Davidson, with live music by Raised on the Radio.  On May 6th is the Bike Show from 1:00PM-4:00PM and the Poker Run from 8:00AM-2:30PM. Closing the Bike Fest will be the Classic Car show on Sunday, May 7 from 10:00AM-1:00PM.  

NFSO 30th Season - "Stars of Tomorrow" Concert
May 5 | 7:30pm
Mattie Kelly Arts Center 
100 E College Blvd., Niceville, FL

The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra's 30th Season final concert in the Mainstage Theater is Friday, May 5, 2017 with our popular annual STARS OF TOMORROW concert at 7:30 PM (CT) at the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center in Niceville, Florida.  Don't miss the winners of the 30th annual NFSO Guild Concerto Competition as they perform at this family-friendly concert with the NFSO. The NFSO Guild sponsors the prestigious competition for talented young musicians from 17 North Florida Counties and awards generous cash prizes to winners in junior (middle school), senior (high school) and college divisions. Winners are also invited to perform with the NFSO at the orchestra's annual concert for area 5th grade students as well as the Stars of Tomorrow concert.

Tickets:  $25, $18 active duty military & youth

Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl
May 5
HarborWalk Villiage

We're throwing a fiesta on the Destin Harbor Boardwalk! Grab your friends for the annual Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl. With your pub crawl pass enjoy exclusive drink specials all night long at all the festive stops.

Price: $10.00

Time: 6:00 PM – 12 AM

Sinfonia Gulf Coast Gala Event with Temptation Revue
May 13 | 5:30
The Henderson

200 Henderson Resort Way, Destin, FL


Indulge in the stunning surroundings of the new Henderson Resort! Enjoy a VIP reception that includes passed hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, live music, followed by a three-course dinner with wine in the main ballroom. The Temptations Revue, featuring Reggie Reed and members of Sinfonia Gulf Coast take the stage to bring the evening to a festive finale. Single table seating and full table seating available. Valet parking included. Special rates from The Henderson available soon. Presenter: Hancock Bank

 NFSO 30th Season - Guest Artist Piano Recital - Larry Weng
 May 20
 Mattie Kelly Arts Center
 100 E College Blvd., Niceville, FL

Mr. Weng is a laureate of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition, the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition for Young Musicians, The New York International Piano Competition, the Kosciuzsko Foundation Chopin Competition, the Wideman International Piano Competition, and the Queen Elisabeth Competition.

Tickets:  $20

 Memoral Day Concert Celebration

May 27 - 28 | 7 PM - 9 PM

HarborWalk Village

10 Harbor Blvd., Destin, FL

 Celebrate Memorial Day at HarborWalk Village! It's time for flip flops, sun tans and SUMMER! Kick-off summer with live music on the Destin Harbor all weekend long and FIREWORKS over the Destin Harbor! Enjoy this free event and entertainment on the 27th from The Good Looking: 7-9pm and Flash Flood: 4:30p-6:30p on the 28th. The departure playing band will be The Journey Tribute band from 7PM - 9PM. The night will end with fireworks over the Harbor!

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