There are two things you don’t want to miss here in Destin during the Month of October—the Destin Rodeo, and of course, the Halloween festivities. Harborwalk Village is the perfect place for both of these events.
Destin Fishing Rodeo at Harborwalk Marina
During the entire month of October the Destin Fishing Rodeo takes place. The Destin Fishing Rodeo was started in 1948 and over the years a lot fish have been caught and a lot of prizes have been handed out. The Destin Fishing Rodeo is the ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages. During the month of October you can expect over 30,000 anglers to compete in the rodeo. The rodeo is free to those fishing on any registered boat or private boat in the rodeo.
Every day there is weigh-ins on the docks at AJ’s between the hours of 10AM to 7PM. During the rodeo almost every game fish is recognized with awards. Over $100,000 is given out in cash and prizes. Troll inshore for King Mackerel, offshore for Marlin and Sailfish, or fish for Red Snapper and Grouper. If you weigh in, you can be in the running for prizes. There are daily awards, weekly awards, and over all prizes.
The Destin Fishing Rodeo is fun for every one of every age with Junior, Teen, Ladies and Senior divisions in the competition. To book a charter from out of the HarborWalk Marina, click here.
Halloween Events at HarborWalk Village
Rocky Horror Picture Show
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Start it out in the classic way. Come to see and partake of crowd participation in the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” that will be showing on the HarborWalk Village stage. Costumes are welcome. Props will be provided. As for doing the Time Warp—that is absolutely mandatory.
Monster Paddle at Harry T’s
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Leave it to this area to have the one and only in the United States! A stand up paddle poker run in costume will be held on October 26th. What can you paddle in this competition? Anything you want–from SUP, kayak, canoe, outrigger, dragon boat, row boat…or even coffin.
There’s a huge prize to be won by whoever has the highest ranked poker hand!
5:00 PM -10:00 PM
Make HarborWalk Village your place of destination this Halloween and come dressed to…win. Be as creative or inventive in your costume as you possibly can, because the winning stakes are high! There will be costume contests for both the little goblins and the grown up ghouls. This chilling and scary Halloween bash will have plenty of drinks and live entertainment. Children, Trick or Treat with the Merchants during business hours ALL Day! There will be Pumpkin decorating, free crafts and face painting.
Pumpkinpalooza Kids’ Day
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Kids, show off your costumes at HarborWalk Village’s annual costume contest. This day will be full of family fun. Trick or Treat throughout HarborWalk Village. Create spooky or spectacular arts and crafts as well!