Labor Day Weekend Celebrations in Destin

Labor Day Weekend in DestinLabor Day Weekend on the Emerald Coast marks the last big hoorah of summer and ushers in the relaxed fall season. With several events taking place in and around Destin, visitors are sure to soak up every last ray of summer in celebratory fashion. Here’s a listing of Labor Day Weekend happenings in the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.

Harborwalk Village

Celebrate a weekend full of family activities, free concerts, food, and fireworks at the Endless Summer Music Series. A roster of singers and songwriters all the way from Nashville will provide entertainment Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. Guests will have two chances to view fireworks displays over the Destin Harbor: Thursday, August 29 and Sunday, September 1, both at 9pm.

Mattie Kelley Cultural Arts Village

Support the arts and celebrate the last weekend of summer at Concerts in the Village. The Cultural Arts Village will host Lava Lamp, a live music tribute to the sounds of the 70s. Tickets are $5 for members, $10 for non-members, and children under 12 receive free admission.


The Village of Baytowne Wharf will host Baytowne Art Walk, a three day festival of music and art taking place August 30-September 1. Visitors will enjoy live music by local musicians and a variety of regional art presented in an array of mediums. A fireworks display on Sunday at 9:15pm will close out the summer.


Marina Park in WaterColor Resort will host a Labor Day Carnival with free events open to the public. On Sunday, September 1, the resort is rolling out water slides, bounce houses, a dunk tank, face painters, and music. The fun for all ages event will take place from 11am to 2pm. At 8:30pm, a fireworks display will light up the sky over WaterColor’s beach.


On Saturday, August 31 at 7:15pm, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Seaside Amphitheater leading up to a fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico. The free family event will mark a bittersweet goodbye to the Emerald Coast’s favorite season.

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