21st Annual Festival of the Arts by the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation
Enjoy the beautiful fall weather at one of the most popular events in Destin this October, the 21st Annual Festival of the Arts by the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation. The Festival of the Arts is held at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village from 9am-5pm on Saturday, October 29th, and 10am-4pm on Sunday, October 30th. More than 100 artists from all over the world come to display their beautiful works of art at this festival each year to compete for over $10,000 in cash and prizes. This arts festival is a juried event, but attendees can vote for the coveted â€śPeopleâ€™s Choiceâ€ť award all day on Saturday.
In addition to the artists, there will be kidâ€™s activities, arts and crafts, alfresco dining offered by wonderful local restaurants, and live entertainment. Admission is just $5 per adult and children under 12 are free. Free parking and a shuttle will be provided to and from the MKAF Village. This is one of the most popular events in Destin, so if you are going to be on the Gulf Coast this October, you definitely donâ€™t want to miss it!
The Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village is a beautiful space located off Commons Drive in Destin. The Village hosts several fantastic events all year, including the upcoming Ruthâ€™s Chris Wine Walkabout and the 21st Annual Sounds of the Season Concert.