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April Events in Destin ~ Cottages by the Bay

April is here, and we couldn’t be more excited! The sun is shining, the temperatures are warm, and some of our favorite events are back for another year. One of our favorite things about Destin is that there’s always something going on here, whether you’re looking for food festivals or want to scour the Gulf for the biggest fish. One thing is for sure in Destin – each day is not “business as usual!” Discover some of our favorite April events in Destin and add one or two to your calendar.
You never know what you’re going to be coming back for next year!

As an added bonus, these events are family-friendly and fun at any age. If you’re hosting your family reunion in Destin, then we’re sure everyone will have a great time.

  • Last week, we told you all about the Destin Cobia Tournament, which is now in full swing! You can keep up with all the action on their Facebook page, and it looks like there are some big fish to be caught in our waters. On March 31st, some local anglers caught a 544.4lb bluefin tuna in our waters! Wow! The first cobia was caught in our waters yesterday, weighing in at 35.3lbs.
  • Whether you’re a wine novice or connoisseur, Destin has just the festival for you. The 33rd Annual Sandestin Wine Festival is one of the area’s most popular events and if you’ve ever attended, then you’ll know that’s no exaggeration. The Sandestin Wine Festival is known as the “Best Annual Event” by Destin Magazine as well as the best event in the Visit South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival area. From April 11th-14th, the Village of Baytowne Wharf transforms into a festival full of great wine, live music, and endless fun. From wine tastings to dinners with celebrity chefs and even Brunch on the Bay, there’s something for everyone here.
  • In addition to the Sandestin Wine Festival, there is also the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival. With perfect wine and food pairings during a fun-filled weekend, what’s not to love? Make your way down to Grand Boulevard from April 25th-28th and experience it all. Grand Boulevard and South Walton restaurants offer culinary treats to accompany your wine samplings. You’ll also get the chance to sample craft beers and spirits from some of the area’s most popular breweries and distilleries. That sounds pretty great to us! Purchase your South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival tickets here.

No matter which April events in Destin you’re attending, be sure to reserve a your spot at our Cottages by the Bay! Contact us today to find out how our vacation homes can perfectly accommodate your vacation.