September brings great vibes, fun festivities, and plenty of sunshine to our beautiful coast with a wide array of public events planned throughout the month from 30A to Pensacola. Music lovers will enjoy lots of live music while beer aficionados can sample local brews at Houndfest, and BBQ enthusiasts can eat for a good cause at Smoke on the Coast. There’s something for everyone!
Perfect Hues: Baytowne Wharf Art Fest
Baytowne Wharf | Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
September 1st – 3rd, 2023
Stroll the Village streets over Labor Day Weekend and browse a variety of artwork from local and regional artists. Enjoy LIVE music throughout the festival and a spectacular fireworks show over the lagoon on Sunday at 9:30PM. ALSO on Sunday night, be sure to check in by the breezeway to enjoy a sip & shop through the Village.
Moon Crush Blue Moon
Seascape Resort | Miramar Beach
September 1st—3rd, 2023
Savor the last sweet days of summer at the beach with Ben Rector, NEEDTOBREATHE, Switchfoot, Mat Kearney, Johnnyswim, and more this Labor Day Weekend at Moon Crush “Blue Moon” ’23, September 1-3, 2023! Enjoy your days at the beach soaking up the sunshine and your evenings, in your reserved cove with your favorite people enjoying music under the Full Blue Moon!
Arts & Drafts
HarborWalk Village | Destin
September 8th, 2023
Stroll along the Destin Harbor as you experience an evening filled with live music and seasonal craft beer samplings. Interact with various local artisans as they create unique art or take part in our community art project! Featured brews will be announced soon!
Patriot’s Run Half Marathon + 10K/5K
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park | Santa Rosa Beach
September 9th, 2023
The 2023 Patriot’s Run Half Marathon + 10K/5K, powered by RUN/SUP will be taking place at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on Saturday, September 9, 2023. Runners will have THREE distinct courses to choose from: the Half Marathon, the 10K, and the 5K. The Half Marathon starts at 6:30AM, the 10K + 5K will kick off at 7AM.
Navarre Beach Art, Beer & Wine Festival
September 10th, 2023
Come experience the creative side of life at the Navarre Beach Art, Beer & Wine Festival! Shop from over 60 unique artisans and small local businesses. Discover one-of-a-kind items, listen to live music, and taste some of the best beer, wine, coffee and ice cream the Gulf Coast has to offer! Admission is FREE with an encouraged donation to the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center.
Wine & Fries Benefit
Hotel Effie | Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
September 22nd, 2023
Wine & Fries in partnership with Hotel Effie, powered by Step One Automotive Group, features the iconic McDonald’s french fries paired with the perfect wine for a party with a purpose. Enjoy sipping wine, indulging your inner child with fries, and bidding on auction items, all in an effort to continue keeping families close at Ronald McDonald House.
Emerald Coast Spirits Festival
30Avenue | Inlet Beach
September 23rd, 2023
Presented by 30Avenue, Distillery 98, and the Florida Craft Spirits Association, enjoy as 20 craft distillers from around Florida gather in Santa Rosa Beach to show off their latest and greatest sips! Five hours of unlimited tastes of craft spirits poured by 20 regional and local distillers, along with plenty of food options from surrounding restaurants. Live music, shopping, and more! Guests 21 and up.
3rd Annual Burgers, Bourbon & Beer Festival
Destin Harbor | Destin
September 23rd, 2023
The 3rd Annual Burgers, Bourbon, and Beer Festival is back bigger and better than ever on September 23, 2023 at the Destin Harbor! Not only will you indulge in mouth-watering burgers, sip on smooth bourbon, and enjoy ice-cold beer, but you’ll be supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast.
46th Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival
Historic Seville Square | Pensacola
September 29th – October 1st, 2023
The Pensacola Seafood Festival is one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in northwest Florida, with more than 150 artisans and craftsmen who travel from around the country to participate. These vendors are filling Seville Square to the brim with art, photography, gourmet items, children’s items, woodcraft, jewelry and so much more!
Idyll Hounds Brewing Company | Santa Rosa Beach
September 30th, 2023
Get your tickets to join us on September 30th, 2023 for Houndfest 9 and don’t forget to check out this year’s beer fest dinner tickets at Idyll Hound Proper. We’ll have live music, great food, guest breweries, fun activities, over 30+ limited release Idyll Hounds brews, a stein hoisting competition and more to help us celebrate another birthday.
Smoke On The Coast BBQ Festival
Destin Commons | Destin
September 30th, 2023
Our highly anticipated 12th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ Festival is coming back on September 30th! Join us for a day filled with mouthwatering BBQ and exciting family fun.