5 Things to Do in November on the Emerald Coast

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by Whitney Lee

Don’t let the “off-season” fool you. Destin has tons of fun things happening in November! From weekly trivia nights to brand new country music festivals, there is something happening for everyone in the family! Keep reading for five things to do this November on the Emerald Coast. 

The Boardwalk Country Music Beach Festival 

When: November 4th and 5th

Where: The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island

Details: This one is for the country music lovers! This two day music festival features artists like Mitchell Tenpenny, LOCASH, Dillon Carmichael, and more. Admission to this event is FREE! 

Halfshells on the Harbor

When: Saturday, November 12, from 2PM to 5PM

Where: Harborwalk Village

Details: Halfshells on the Harbor will blow the socks off oyster lovers. This Tide to Table event features fresh oyster tastings as local chefs come together to showcase their spin on this coastal classic. From Raw to Rockefeller, enjoy a variety of preparations and flavors while sipping on spirits, craft beers, and wines. 

This event benefits the following nonprofits: Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary Program, and Fisher House of the Emerald Coast! 

Island Concert Series

When: November 6th, 13th, and 20th, beginning at 4PM

Where: Harborwalk Village

Details: Head down to Harborwalk Village for free live concerts that will have you tapping your feet to the island beat! Harborwalk Village is the perfect spot to hop around to different waterfront bars and restaurants, pop in to different shops, and take part in experiences for the whole family.

  • November 6th - Island Birdie
  • November 13th - Shakedown Cruise
  • November 20th - The Aloe Vera's

Movie on the Lawn: The Polar Express

When: Friday, November 25th at 7PM

Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Details: Time to kick off the holiday season! Take the family down the Village of Baytowne Wharf to watch Polar Express on the lawn. This will be a special 3D showing. Be sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets! 

Trivia and Singo

When: Tuesdays (Singo) and Thursdays (Trivia) at 6PM 

Where: Fatboys Destin & Fatboys Miramar Beach

Details: Ready to put that random knowledge in your head to use? You have two opportunities every week to do so! Fatboys Destin and Fatboys Miramar Beach are hosting Singo (Music Bingo) on Tuesdays, and Trivia on Thursdays. The best part? Extended happy hour means half priced beer from 3PM-9PM.

If you’re ready for a beach getaway and to join in on the exciting events taking place on the Emerald Coast, book your stay today