The Destin Fishing Rodeo is Almost Here!
One Week Left Until the Destin Fishing Rodeo!
Next week kicks off October, and with the first of the month kicks off the 70th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo! If you’ve driven into Destin from the west, you’ll notice the “Welcome to Destin” sign right before the Marler Bridge. “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village; Home of the¬†Destin Fishing Rodeo, October 1-13st.” If you make it to the Destin fishing rodeo, you’ll find out just why Destin is so lucky! People from all over flock to Destin to catch prize-winning fish and anglers of all ages are invited to participate.
Weigh-ins are free and open to the public! Head down to AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar each day in October from 10 AM – 7 PM to join in the fun. Other events take place during the Destin Fishing Rodeo as well. Every Saturday during the rodeo, cash prizes will be awarded for the largest shark caught! Then, on Halloween, grab your costume and join rodeo captains and judges, anglers, Miss Destin, and more to be a part of Destin’s largest Halloween party.
In addition to the fun of the fishing rodeo, there’s also the 40th Annual Destin Seafood Festival. From October 6-7th, enjoy fresh Gulf seafood, live music, art, and family fun. The Destin Rodeo 5K also takes place the first weekend in October, on the 7th, from 8 AM – 12 PM. Get a good morning jog (or walk!) in before the seafood festival and rodeo weigh-ins! The race starts at Clement E. Taylor Park on Calhoun Avenue in Destin and winds along a tree-lined course. The race is open to all runners and recreational walkers, and the first 200 to register receive commemorative t-shirts! Register for the Destin 5K Rodeo Run here.
Need somewhere to stay for the Destin Fishing Rodeo? Travel with the whole family to Destin and stay at Come Together, a gorgeous seven bedroom¬†vacation rental home in Destin with space for 30. Located in Destin’s Grand Palms community, Come Together is just a short walk away from Destin’s dazzling blue beaches. Go for a swim in the private pool or hop on the home’s golf cart and cruise around Destin. You’ll love lounging on the private balconies as you soak up some sun, with a sliver of the Gulf at the front and a tranquil lake at the rear of the home. Inside, enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, luxurious accommodations, and elegant elements and architecture throughout. The carriage house is the ideal place for the kids in your group, with custom-built bunk beds and a media room.
Another one of our favorite places is Casa Oceana, a seven-bedroom¬†home in Destin with room for 26. This luxury home sits in Destin’s coveted Destiny by the Sea community, just steps away from the beach! With a private pool, recreational room, and theater room, Casa Oceana offers the ultimate relaxing getaway. An exquisite kitchen makes preparing meals easier than ever during your vacation. Whether you want to relax on one of the private balconies or curl up in a cozy bed, you’re sure to leave a vacation at Casa Oceana feeling relaxed and refreshed!
Check out more Destin vacation homes and condos here. We’ll see you at the beach!