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Don't Miss The Destin Fishing Rodeo
If you have ever visited the Destin area, then you are likely familiar with the fact that it is considered the “Luckiest Fishing Village in the World.” Because of this, the community hosts an event called the Destin Fishing Rodeo every year. When October rolls around, anglers from all over the country flock to the Gulf Coast to participate in this month-long fishing tournament. We encourage you to join in on the fun this year! Book your stay with Southern today and learn why both visitors and locals look forward to this event year after year.
As mentioned, the Destin Fishing Rodeo happens every year throughout the entire month of October. The best way to experience the excitement is by visiting the daily weigh-ins located at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar on the harbor. Boats pull into the dock, unload their haul, and learn what place their catch takes in the tournament. Weigh-ins happen every day from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., and everyone is invited! Trust us when we say you won’t want to miss a large tuna or shark on the scale!
There are other ways to enjoy the Destin Fishing Rodeo, including the boat raffle and kid’s activities. Enter for the chance to win a 2023 Havoc with an aluminum trailer and Yamaha engine through the Destin Fishing Rodeo website. The proceeds benefit RMHC Charities and the Miss Destin Scholarship. There are a variety of events throughout the tournament specifically designed for kids to enjoy. Discover a wagon boat parade, a movie festival, and Halloween festivities to ensure every member of your family can enjoy their time on the coast.
Where to Stay
Interested in attending the event? We have the perfect accommodations for you to choose from. You have options, including staying in a beachfront condo just a short drive from the event or residing in a charming community within walking distance of the excitement.
Destin on the Gulf
Destin on the Gulf condos are situated directly on the beach, so you can savor time sinking your toes in the sand and swimming through the Gulf of Mexico. Step out onto your private balcony and find spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico as well as the community pool. Destin on the Gulf is even located near incredible restaurants and shopping, so you will never run out of things to do during your stay.
Cottages by the Bay
For a more tranquil, relaxing stay, consider Cottages by the Bay. A community of different homes, these rentals are a great choice for multiple families traveling together. Stay within walking distance of the rodeo as well as some of Destin’s most popular attractions. The cottages share amenities, including a fire pit and community pool. The Spanish moss and lush grounds provide a serenity that makes it easy to spend quality time with loved ones.
We are so looking forward to the Destin Fishing Rodeo this year and hope you will consider visiting the area during this exciting time!