71st Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo ~ Destin, FL Events by Southern
It’s that time of year again, folks! The 71st Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo is here. There’s a reason Destin is known as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village!” Known for being the ultimate fishing tournament, the Destin Fishing Rodeo is Destin’s most popular event for the whole year. The rodeo takes place during the entire month of October and anglers of all ages are invited to participate!
A non-profit organization, the Destin Fishing Rodeo is sponsored by members, sponsors, local businesses, and the fishing community. Participants have the option to fish on a registered charter or private boat for free. They can also register for a kayak, paddleboard, pier, bridge, jetty, surf, or shoreline fishing for a fee.
The 71st Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo is not just for anglers – it’s fun for everyone! Weigh-ins are free and open to the public every day. Just head down to the docks at AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar from 10 AM – 7 PM.
Meanwhile, “Shark Saturday” takes place each Saturday during the festival. The largest shark caught every Saturday wins a cash prize! Then, have some fun at Halloween on the Harbor on Wednesday, October 31st. Join Rodeo Captains, Anglers, Rodeo Judges, Miss Destin, and more to be a part of Destin’s largest Halloween party. Stick around for the Halloween Fireworks Finale at AJ’s!
Then, Monday, October 7th is Kids FallFest, a free family event from 12-2 PM. Fun activities include face painting, arts and crafts, and pumpkin decorating.
Visit here for more information about the Destin Fishing Rodeo.
Lodging will fill up fast for the 71st Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo, so don’t wait to book! We still have plenty of vacation homes and condos in Destin available. Getting the whole family together for the rodeo? Then stay at Already There, a stunning seven bedroom home with space for 25. Here, enjoy luxurious accommodations, private balconies, and a location right on the Gulf of Mexico.