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Sizzling Fun: Exploring Destin in August

It’s that special time of the year when it’s hot, like so steaming hot. But here in Florida, we have a phrase: if it’s not hot we don’t want it! In August summer skies bring the salty ocean breeze and make Destin an experience like no other. Aside from being the last month before the fall holidays, what is there to do in Destin in August?

Visiting Destin in August

Destin Splash Fest

Make a splash at Destin’s Splash Fest while visiting Destin in August! It’s as fun as it sounds. Expect water slides, bounce houses, obstacle courses, slip and slides, games, and more! It’s like a field day for the whole family. And don’t worry about getting hungry; there are plenty of food vendors to choose from. Head on to the land of fun.

Destin Dash Scavenger Hunt

Explore the city in one of the coolest and most unique ways through the Destin Dash Scavenger Hunt. Split off into teams and follow clues to unique places around town. Throughout the hunt, you’ll send messages to your remote host to get to the next clue of the hunt. No car? No problem! There’s a carless version too. Get ready to hunt during your August Destin trip!

Fat Tuesday Parade

Experience New Orleans by the beach, or more precisely, at HarborWalk Village. The Fat Tuesday Parade is a take on Mardi Gras, but in Destin in August. Expect music, dancing, floats, and treasures thrown into the crowds like beads and cups. The fire-spinning show at the end of the night adds a grand finale. Come get your big easy on!

Best Fondue Friends Forever at Melting Pot Destin

Did you know that the Melting Pot originated in Florida? Now you do! Every Wednesday, bring your favorite people to enjoy the Best Fondue Friends Forever event. Start by selecting your choice of cheese fondue, served with special BFF dippers. You’ll also get some greens too. And don’t forget the dessert fondue, served with sweet additions. It’s as cute as it sounds!

Grand Baking & Pastry Tasting Showcase Event

For those with a sweet tooth, the Grand Baking & Pastry Tasting Showcase Event at Northwest Florida State College is a must. Culinary management students showcase their skills with 2,500 different tasting portions of cakes, tarts, and more. If you’re uninterested in sweets, they will also be serving up artisan breads, butter, and cheese. This hidden gem is an event not to be missed.

Ladies’ Night at McGuire’s Destin

This one’s for the girls! McGuire’s Irish Pub is the perfect spot for Irish beer, food, and live music. Ladies Night, however, is open to anyone interested in a good time. Don’t be fooled by the name; it’s for all fun-seekers. Every Thursday from 10 pm to 2 am, ladies get a selection of free drinks, making it a steal while on your August Destin vacation. Dance, have a good time, and maybe even get a free drink!

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

What happens when you combine the beach with an aquarium? You get a beachside aquarium! Gulfarium has plenty of encounters to choose from making the perfect Destin August activity. What can you expect there? For starters, they have a reptile safari where you get to learn about three different species of reptiles that you not only get to see but will be allowed to touch. There’s also a stingray encounter where you get to feel the boneless creatures, they even have a stingray snorkel for if you want to get up close and personal with them. This place wouldn’t be a Florida aquarium without some gators. At Gulfarium, you can handle and see the juvenile gators. There are plenty of other encounters to see and Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is constantly growing so be sure to check out their site.

Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill

Food is a must when vacationing and in the summer heat of August, you’d better bet this place is packing some heat! Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill gives off a fun vibe with its colorful decor and tasty food. This restaurant is also home to Gator Beach where you can be entertained by live gators before or after eating your food. What’s on the menu? They’ve got your classics, nachos, fried pickles, potato skins, tons of seafood plates to choose from and so much more. Come for dinner and stay for the show.

Destin Parasailing

Amid steamy August in Destin, you’ll want to spend most of your time on the water. At Destin Parasailing, we offer a variety of water toys to ensure you have a blast. Soar high in the sky with our parasail, to see dolphins from up above, go fast on the water with our jet skis, or enjoy a relaxing fishing charter. For a more private experience, rent a Destin pontoon boat and create a more personalized adventure.

Whatever you choose, Destin Parasailing has what your August needs. Water plus fun equals Destin Parasailing!