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January Festivals & Events in the Destin Area

Happy New Year! We’re excited to welcome 2020! As we kick off the year, our coastal community will be celebrating health/wellness, live music and productions of all kinds. Here's a round up of some of the most popular January events in South Walton and Destin, Florida.

January 11: Beach & Brew on 30A to Host Healthy-Living January Event to Benefit Food For Thought 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m

South Walton’s newest taproom, Beach & Brew on 30A, will host its third community event titled “Sip, Stretch & Savor” on Saturday, January 11, 2020 featuring a Cour Yoga class and brunch by Raw & Juicy. 

 To kick off the new year, Beach & Brew is bringing together local community partners for a healthy, rejuvenating morning event. Beginning at 11 a.m., join Courtney Connell, owner of Cour Yoga, for a relaxing one-hour and 15-minute yoga session followed by a complimentary beverage of choice from Beach & Brew along with an acai bowl brunch courtesy of Raw & Juicy. The cost to attend is $20 and guests are asked to bring their own yoga mat and towel.  Space is limited. Address: 10343 East County Highway 30A, Unit 110, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Jan. 11: Eunoia One Day Women’s Retreat: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Join Eunoia Retreats to begin your new year with intention in a welcoming environment under the majestic Oaks at Eden Gardens. Whether you are looking to refresh and recharge, begin or continue healing, or chart a new course for 2020, this opportunity is all about you. This day of self-care and self-discovery designed especially for women will include yoga, meditation, energy healing, sound baths and nature walks all aimed to nurture and inspire. Guests may bring their own lunch or enjoy a healthy, plant-based meal provided. Address: 181 Eden Gardens Rd., Santa Rosa Beach

Jan. 12-Feb. 23: Brunch, Rhythm & Brews 11 a.m. - 4 p.m

Enjoy brunch and brews at Harry T's LighthouseJackacuda's Seafood & Sushi and Margaritaville, Destin with a live concert on the main stage starting at 2:00pm every Sunday, January 12th - February 23rd!

January 12th | The Two HooDoos
January 19th | Northwest Florida State College Jazz Band
January 26th | Metz Barnes and Mike Ingram
February 2nd | Paradise Bayou
February 9th | The Two HooDoos
February 16th | Bobby D Duo
February 23rd | Joe Fingas


Jan. 16: Emerald Coast Theatre Company- Winston Chirchill: Through the Storm 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Emerald Coast Theatre Company Presents: Bruce Collier will perform his acclaimed one-man show “Winston Churchill: Through the Storm.”  Travel back to July of 1945 after Nazi Germany has surrendered and Adolf Hitler is dead. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is representing the United Kingdom at a summit conference in Potsdam, Germany and is relaxing after hosting a banquet for President Harry Truman of the United States and General Secretary Josef Stalin of the Soviet Union

Jan. 17-20: 30A Songwriters Festival

The perfect mix of cool beach weather and red-hot music is what you will find during the 30A Songwriters Festival. More than 175 artists perform in this truly collaborative event, allowing some of the craft's most talented songwriters to offer an in-depth look into the creative process. Artists will perform in intimate venues and large amphitheaters throughout the 16 beach neighborhoods of South Walton. Visit for tickets as well as artist and schedule details, as they are available.  34 Goldenrod Cir., Santa Rosa Beach. (850) 622-5970

January 23 – 25: EMERALD COAST THEATRE- “Buyer & Cellar”

ECTC’s professional main stage productions includes Buyer & Cellar, a one-man comedy by Jonathan Tolins about the price of fame, the oddest of all odd jobs and winner of the 2014–2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show. Jonathan Tolins has concocted an irresistible one-man play from the most peculiar of fictitious premises—an underemployed Los Angeles actor goes to work in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu, California basement. It’s a fantasy so delightful you wish it were true. For ages 13 and older. 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, located in Miramar Beach, Florida.

January 24: Mattie Kelly Arts Center- Wild World of Animals, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM CST

Direct from Jack Hanna’s Adventures, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Kelly and Ryan, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Good Morning America and Rachel Ray, Wild World of Animals is an entertaining and educational show in an intimate setting, presenting animals born in captivity displaying natural behaviors, facilitated by an extremely knowledgeable moderator and guide. Tickets are $20 Adults and $10 Youth.

January 25: Gulfarium Kids FREE Weekend 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars! Join us for a fun-filled day with marine life! Kids age 12 and under receive free admission on January 25 & 26, 2020! The limit is 2 free kids per adult, and not to be combined with any other discount or coupon. Adult admission pricing can be found here:


Are you a winter guests seeking local happenings? Visit our partner pages including Destin Area Chamber of Commerce or Walton County Snowbirds or Okaloosa County Snowbirds websites. 

Ready to book a winter beach break? View our collection of short-term vacation rentals online or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652. 

See you @ the beach!



Published on Monday, January 6, 2020