Tuesday, October 2, 2018

October Events in the Destin/Miramar Beach Area

October is one of the prettiest months here at the beach and there just happens to be lots of events planned.  We hope some of these suggestions will help make this an eventful month for you and your family, whether you're a local or a visitor.  If you're looking for a vacation rental, contact Crystal Waters Vacations.  We'll help you find what you're looking for!

College Football Saturdays HarborWalk Village 
Saturday, October 6 - Saturday, November 24th at 11:00 AM

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL!? Come down to HarborWalk Village every Saturday and unleash your inner fan & score some great food and drink specials at:
-Crab Island Cantina & Charlies Burger Bar
-Harry T’s Lighthouse: Official Watch Parties for Florida, Florida State, Oklahoma, UCF & Auburn
-Jackacuda’s Seafood & Sushi
-Margaritaville Destin

Wednesday Night Concert Series at Baytowne Wharf
7-9:00 PM

October 3 | Mose Wilson & The Delta Twang
October 10| Brandon Santini
October 17| Matt McCarty Quintet
October 24| Boukou Groove

Wind down the evening with an outdoor concert.
Every Wednesday night enjoy the stylings of both local and regional talent
on our Events Plaza Stage.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the show!

Destin Fishing Rodeo
Annual Event - October 1-31
HarborWalk Village

This has been an annual event since May, 1948 in an effort to bring people to Destin. This is when Destin became known as "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village".  Come enjoy this event whether you're an angler or just want to enjoy the events.  The daily weigh ins are fun to see and occur everyday from 10-7 pm on the docks of AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar. There will be rodeo events, just for kids events, weigh ins and rodeo photos.

Destin History & Fishing Museum
13th Anniversarty - FREE admission for all
108 Stahlman Ave
Destin, Fl  32541
October 2nd ~ 10-4 PM

Take this opportunity to visit and discover the history that shaped Destin from the small fishing village of the past to the world-class fishing and resort destination.

Features include 5,500 sq. ft. exhibit space, over 75 mounts of locally caught fish, outdoor Historic Park Complex featuring two historic boats, net reel & Destin’s original Post Office, science of Destin’s geologically unique sand, historic and genealogical data on the founding families and those that shaped the growth of Destin, and the Rodeo Gallery honoring Destin’s oldest fishing tournament. New exhibits include: replica Rodeo Leaderboard, Artificial Reef Building, Bay Ecology, Beach Ecology, Early Destin Entertainment, Kid’s Fish School, Urban Development, Rodeo Fishbench and Commercial Fishing. Relocated and updated exhibits include: Pioneers of Paradise, Local Indian Culture and the enhanced Mike Long Fish Wall. The Indian exhibit includes a beautiful mural done by local artist Edgar Walter. New historical data markers are in the Museum Heritage Park on Early Seine Boat Fishing & Fish Camps, Seine Nets & Net Reels and the 16 pioneer families. A new “photo-opp” entitled the “Linda Ann” offers a photo keepsake.


The Museum has audio, group, and student tours. Each visitor receives a raffle ticket for a chance at one of the 13 door prizes.

Duck Regatta
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Saturday, October 6th ~ 10-1 PM
www.emeraldcoastduckregatta.com

Join us for the 8th Annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 and adopt a duck for your chance to win, first place receives $5,000. This family-friendly event includes a scavenger hunt, face painting, kids activities, free carousel rides, and the duck race following at 1 pm.

Emerald Coast Theatre Company - The Spitfire Grill
560 Grand Boulevard (upstairs) 
Grand Boulevard at Sandestin
September 20, 2018 - October 7, 2018
http://emeraldcoasttheatre.org/tickets

Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) opens its sixth annual season on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast with the musical “The Spitfire Grill.”

Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff, the story of “The Spitfire Grill” centers around Percy a feisty parolee who follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. The diner is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin' at the Spitfire Grill.

“There is a lot packed into this compelling story of universal truths including the powerful themes of redemption and forgiveness, along with the economic problems of small towns, the plight of Vietnam War veterans, and, to even female empowerment,” said ECTC producing artistic director Nathanael Fisher. “We are excited to open our season with this musical gem performed by a talented cast.”

Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays.  There will be no performance on Saturday, Sept. 29 and an additional performance at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. Running time is 90 minutes. Appropriate for ages 13 and older.

11th Annual Baytowne Beer Festival
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Friday, October 12th - Saturday, October 13th
www.baytownewharfbeerfestival.com

Time to roll out the barrel and discover unique suds & ales! The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort presents the 11th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest on October 12th & 13th. American speciality brews from around the nation will be available to sample and savor. The event will feature over 200 domestic and international craft beers available at the event, offering an opportunity to learn about the different types of lagers and ales from a variety of styles. Live music will be also featured during the festival.

Bubbly Baytowne
Thursday, October 18th ~ 5-7 PM

Join us for an evening full of FREE champagne and shopping during our Bubbly Baytowne. Sip and Shop through the village streets! Stop in various retail merchants as you enjoy a selection of premium champagnes. 

* This event is free and for 21 and up only. The village will be open to the public during this event.

Emerald Coast Theatre Company - Theatre for Young Audiences
560 Grand Boulevard (upstairs)
October 19-27

“Curious George: The Golden Meatball” 

Throwback Thursday | "Hocus Pocus"
Baytowne Wharf on the Events Plaza Lawn
Thursday, October 25th ~ 6:30 PM

We're throwing back to some of your favorite films. Enjoy a movie on the big-screen during our Throwback Thursdays. All movies are family friendly and open to the public.

Baytowne On Ice
Baytowne Wharf
Saturday, October 27th - Saturday, February 2nd

Dust off those skates and get in the winter spirit at The Village of Baytowne Wharf's Baytowne on Ice. For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, our seasonal ice rink is the perfect opportunity to share some of your favorite holiday traditions. Ice rink is open October 27th - February 2nd. Hours vary daily.

Trick or Treat Street
Baytowne Wharf
Wednesday, October 31st ~ 6-8 PM

Calling all ghouls, ghosts, and goblins to the Village of Baytowne Wharf for a spooktacular extravaganza! This Halloween, Trick or Treat through the Village streets and visit merchants for your favorite treat. Steve Hall will play frightenly good tunes on the main stage, enjoy face painting and balloon animals. End the night with a spooky fireworks display at 8pm.



Friday, August 31, 2018

September Events in the Destin/Miramar Beach Area

We're beginning to feel a little tinge of Fall in the air!  The early mornings and evenings have had very low humidity....fantastic temperatures for a stroll on the beach.  September kicks off with Labor Day and with the holiday comes lots of fun events. If you're looking for a vacation rental, contact Crystal Waters Vacations.  Check out these events during the month of September:

Labor Day Concert Celebration
September 1-2nd 

HarborWalk Village is sending our sizzling summer off with a bang! Live music all weekend long and fireworks over the Destin Harbor!

Live Music:
7:30pm Saturday, Sept.1st: Paris Avenue
6:15pm Sunday, Sept. 2nd: Georgia Clay Band

Sunday: Fireworks: 9pm
Just Add Fire: Firespinner (Main Stage): 9:15pm


Baytowne Wharf Art Walk
August 31st-September 2nd 2018 ~5-10 p.m.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf welcomes the fresh fall season under the moonlight with a weekend good for the art and soul with world-class art and live music in the Village Events Plaza. Exceptional artists featured in the area’s leading galleries from across the southeast will gather for this three-day festival featuring the best of the best in the world of art.

For additional details visit www.baytownewharf.com or call 850.267.8117.


College Football Saturdays HarborWalk Village 
Saturday, September 1 - Saturday, November 24th at 11:00 AM

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL!? Come down to HarborWalk Village every Saturday and unleash your inner fan & score some great food and drink specials at:

-Crab Island Cantina & Charlies Burger Bar
-Harry T’s Lighthouse: Official Watch Parties for Florida, Florida State, Oklahoma, UCF & Auburn
-Jackacuda’s Seafood & Sushi
-Margaritaville Destin

Farmer's Market at Grand Boulevard
September 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29th

The Grand Boulevard Farmer's Market sets up every Saturday (rain or shine!) in September from 9am–1pm at Grand Park, between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama.

The outdoor market features dozens of unique vendors offering locally sourced food items, such as produce, eggs, milk, cream, butter, grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, pork, local honey, pickled vegetables, and gourmet jams. On the artisanal and green side, Grand Boulevard Farmers Market offers flowers, herbs, soaps, and lotions.

Vendors will offer many foods packaged to-go, including infused butters, cheese spreads, pita, hummus, various dips, artisan breads and pastries, and even ginger infused lemonade to quench your thirst on a hot day.

Wednesday Night Concert Series at Baytowne Wharf:

September 5 | The Blenders
September 12 | Forrest Williams
September 19 | Modern Eldorados
September 26 | The Courtyard Saints

Wind down the evening with an outdoor concert.  Every Wednesday night enjoy the stylings of both local and regional talent on our Events Plaza Stage.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the show!  7-9:00 PM

Nash Next
Saturday, September 8th at 7 PM

Join us as one person is selected as the NASH FM National Singing Contest winner! The four local finalists will compete Saturday, September 8th at 7pm at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. The local winner has a shot to go to Nashville and be the NASH Next 2018 Superstar! Event sponsored by Cumulus Radio.

September Saturday
Saturday, September 15th - Saturday, September 29th ~ 6-10 PM

Village merchants will feature game day specials, and more than 90 TV's to cheer on teams and enjoy great deals all weekend. Guests can also enjoy live and local music each Saturday in September from 6-8 pm.

Live Music Schedule:
September 15: Donnie Sundal
September 22: Rust & Gold
September 29: Coconut Radio

International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Baytowne Wharf
Tuesday, September 18th ~ 5 PM

Ahoy Matey! Join us for an evening full of adventure with our Special Guest Captain Davy. Come dressed in your best pirate costume and get ready for a scavenger hunt, magic show, costume contests, and much more!

Bubbly Baytowne
Thursday, September 20th ~ 5-7 PM

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is introduces Bubbly Baytowne! Sip and shop through the Village streets. Join us for an evening of FREE champagne and shopping during our Bubbly Baytowne. Stop in various retail merchants as you enjoy a selection of premium champagnes.

*This event is free and for 21 and up only. The Village will be open to the public during this event.

HarborFest
September 22nd ~ 5-9 PM

Discover the Luckiest Fishing Village in the World and enjoy gulf-to-table fare from your favorite local restaurants, as well as a tasting of local and regional craft brews at the 1st Annual HarborFest Celebration,  Enjoy an evening of sipping, savoring and shopping your way along the Destin Harbor.

Celebrate the arts, dining, history and community spirit that makes Destin, Florida so special.

Tickets available at: https://www.eventliveus.com/event/harborfest-3

Throwback Thursday | The Lion King
Thursday, September 27th at 7 PM on The Events Plaza Lawn

Watch a few of your favorite classic films with us on the big-screen during our Throwback Thursdays. Grab a lawn chair and enjoy a movie under the stars, all movies are free admission and family friendly.


Friday, August 3, 2018

Do You Have Vacation Plans for Labor Day?



Can you believe summer is almost over and Labor Day is right around the corner?  If you haven't planned your beach trip for the season, it's not too late!  We have a few properties still available...

Paradise Reef  This four bedroom, two bath home comfortably sleeps ten people. You'll enjoy the private pool.

Blue Harbor  We love this spacious four bedroom gem in Paradise Retreat.  Close to the beach with a private pool.

Leeward Key   Fantastic two bedroom, two bath condo with incredible views of the Gulf.  Great rate too!

Cones Cove One of my personal favorite homes in Paradise Retreat.  Only 300 yards to the beach and includes a private pool.  Sleeps ten comfortably!

So give us a call at 850-654-4659 or book online through the links above. 

Labor Day at the beach is always a fun time! 

Monday, July 30, 2018

August Events in the Destin/Miramar Beach Area

Kids will be heading back to school this month, but it's still a great time to plan your trip to Destin. The crowds are gone, rates drop a bit and there are lots of fun, sun and things to do!  If you're looking for a vacation rental, contact Crystal Waters Vacations   Check out these events during the month of August:

Hydroflight Monday:
Monday, August 6th at Baytowne Wharf

Set your eyes on the sky as you enjoy fly-board extraordinaire Ben Merrell over the Baytowne lagoon!  Watch as he soars to the sky and makes waves at Baytowne Wharf. 
Shows at 6:30 and 8:30 PM

Boomin' Tuesday:
Tuesday, August 7th at Baytowne Wharf

Enjoy lawn games and inflatables in the Events Plaza from 7-9 PM. Then put your eyes on the sky and watch as we light up the night sky with a breathtaking fireworks show over the Lagoon at 9:15 PM. 

Live Music Daily at LuLu's:
Check the website for daily showtimes:  https://lulubuffett.com/destin/live-music/

Fat Tuesday Parade Kickoff:
Tuesday, August 7 and 14th at HarborWalk Village

Who wants some beads?  Join us for Fat Tuesday the first two Tuesday's in August as HarborWalk Village transforms into the Big Easy.  Enjoy dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers and float riders tossing handfuls of beads and swag!  Enjoy free live music on the main stage before the parade.  Entertainment begins at 6:30 PM. Parade begins at 8:30 PM. 

Baytowne LIVE:
Tuesday, August 7th and Thursday, August 9th at Baytowne Wharf

This summer enjoy the musical stylings of local artists on the beautiful Baytowne LIVE stage across from MooLaLa.  Concerts are free and open to the public.  7-10 PM
Entertainment lineup:

August 7 - Stevie Hall 
August 9 - Howling Jack Lowe

Wednesday Night Concert Series at Baytowne Wharf:

August 1 - Big Al & The Heavy Weights
August 8 - Boukou Groove
August 15 - Gold & Motion
August 22 - The Graytones
August 29 - Chris Alvarado

Wind down the evening with an outdoor concert.  Every Wednesday night enjoy the stylings of both local and regional talent on our Events Plaza Stage.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the show!  7-9:00 PM

Let Freedom Ring, An All American Tribute:
Thursday, August 2, 9 and 16th at HarborWalk Village

Celebrate Americana and the heritage of the Destin Harbor all summer long every Thursday night until August 16th.  The all American celebration includes a one-of-a-kind WWII Vintage Airshow, Live on-stage entertainment, and fireworks over the Destin Harbor, followed by "Just Add Fire", a unique fire spinning performance. 
The celebration begins at 7:00

Magical Thursday:
Thursday, August 2 and 9th at Baytowne Wharf

Watch as our featured pirate, Captain Davy, takes you on an adventure with two magic shows on stage.  7 & 8 PM 

Rock the Docks:
Saturday, August 4, 11 and 18th at HarborWalk Village

Enjoy a free concert and rock out on the Destin Harbor.  7-9:00 PM

Sunday Cinema:
Sunday, August 5th at Baytowne Wharf

Grab a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up on the Events Plaza Lawn for a featured film. 

"Cars 3" will be featured

Baytowne Art Walk:
Friday, August 31-September 2

This three day festival is filled with world class art and entertainment from some of the best artists in the Southeast.  Baytowne Art Walk is an intimate, evening art experience.  We strive to create an event that appeals to all ages and demographics.  This is an event you don't want to miss!

More than 30 art vendors will feature fine art, photography, oils, acrylics and sculptures.  Guests are invited to stroll the streets of The Village of Baytowne Wharf while enjoying live music.  The event is free and open to the public. 


See our Destin Vacation Rentals!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

35% OFF Nights Next Week, July 28th to Aug 4th!

Big Discounts for Summer!  Come to the Beach in Destin & Miramar Beach next week and SAVE $$$!  The price is marked 35% OFF!  Stay a minimum of 3 nights.

Look for
  • Valencia - 3BR/3BA Sleeps 10!  Walk to the Beach!  Located in Emerald Shores
  • Pipers Penny - 3BR/2.5BA Sleeps 10!  Walk to the Beach!  Located in Emerald Shores
  • Casa De Playa - 4BR/3BA Sleeps 10!  Walk to the Beach!  Located in Emerald Shores
  • Green Goddess - 4BR/3BA sleeps 8!  Walk to the Beach!  Located in Crystal Beach  Available Jul 30th to Aug 5th

All of these great Destin Vacation Rental properties are amazing and are now available at an incredible price!  You'll love them!  Call us at 850 654 4659!  Book NOW!


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

July Events in the Destin Area

Destin is a fantastic area for fun, sun and lots of things to do!  If you're looking for a vacation rental, contact Crystal Waters Vacations   Check out these events during the month of July:

Hydroflight Monday:
Monday, July 23 and 30th at Baytowne Wharf

Set your eyes on the sky as you enjoy fly-board extraordinaire Ben Merrell over the Baytowne lagoon!  Watch as he soars to the sky and makes waves at Baytowne Wharf. 
Shows at 6:30 and 8:30 PM

Boomin' Tuesday:
Tuesday, July 17, 24 and 31st at Baytowne Wharf

Enjoy lawn games and inflatables in the Events Plaza from 7-9 PM. Then put your eyes on the sky and watch as we light up the night sky with a breathtaking fireworks show over the Lagoon at 9:15 PM. 

Fat Tuesday Parade Kickoff:
Tuesday, July 17, 24 and 31 at HarborWalk Village

Who wants some beads?  Join us for Fat Tuesday every Tuesday in July as HarborWalk Village transforms into the Big Easy.  Enjoy dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers and float riders tossing handfuls of beads and swag!  Enjoy free live music on the main stage before the parade.  Entertainment begins at 6:30 PM. Parade begins at 8:30 PM. 

Baytowne LIVE:
Tuesday, July 17, 24 and 31st and July 19 and 26th at Baytowne Wharf

This summer enjoy the musical stylings of local artists on the beautiful Baytowne LIVE stage across from MooLaLa.  Concerts are free and open to the public.  7-10 PM
Entertainment lineup:
Stevie Hall:  July 17, 24, 31
"Howling Jack" Lowe: July 19 and 26

Wednesday Night Concert Series at Baytowne Wharf:
July 18 - The Rib Bones

July 25 - Geoff McBride
Wind down the evening with an outdoor concert.  Every Wednesday night enjoy the stylings of both local and regional talent on our Events Plaza Stage.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the show!  7-9:00 PM


Let Freedom Ring, An All American Tribute:
Thursday, July 19 and 26th at HarborWalk Village

Celebrate Americana and the heritage of the Destin Harbor all summer long every Thursday night until August 16th.  The all American celebration includes a one-of-a-kind WWII Vintage Airshow, Live on-stage entertainment, and fireworks over the Destin Harbor, followed by "Just Add Fire", a unique fire spinning performance. 
The celebration begins at 7:00

Magical Thursday:
Thursday, July 19 and 26 at Baytowne Wharf

Watch as our featured pirate, Captain Davy, takes you on an adventure with two magic shows on stage.  7 & 8 PM 

Rock the Docks:
July 21 and 28th at HarborWalk Village

Make this summer a hit every Saturday during July!  Enjoy a free concert and rock out on the Destin Harbor.  7-9:00 PM

Sunday Cinema:
Sunday, July 22 and 29 at Baytowne Wharf

Grab a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up on the Events Plaza Lawn for a featured film. 

Sunday July 22 - Inside Out
Sunday July 29 - Brave

See our Destin Vacation Rentals!


Monday, July 16, 2018

Pipers Penny is Open July 28th to August 4th! Coming to the Destin area? Remodeled and Super Nice 3BR/2.5BA home in the gated neighborhood of Emerald Shores in Miramar Beach, Florida! Sleeps up to 10! Walk to the Private Beach Cabana with picnic tables, restrooms, and a short order cafe! Book Online on our web site!  Pipers Penny


Call us at 850 654 4659 or email at info@CrystalWatersVacations.com