Posted on 5/7/2023

5 Reasons to Spend Memorial Day on the Emerald Coast

In most people’s eyes, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick-off of summer! So why not start summer 2021 off with a bang and spend it in Destin, Florida. As spring transitions into summer, the Emerald Coast comes alive with spectacular weather and a variety of special events. To help you make the most of your long weekend, Compass Resorts has gathered a list of just a few of the events happening during Memorial Day Weekend. Looking for more to do, check out our events page on our website for all the local events throughout the month.

The Beach is Waiting for You

Relaxing at the beach is the quintessential Memorial Day weekend activity! Famous for our sugar-white sand and emerald-green water, Destin’s beaches are among the most beautiful in the nation. Before your next adventure to the Emerald Coast, here are some of our favorite beach spots!

Concerts and Fireworks at HarborWalk Village

The HarborWalk Village will be hosting a few events over Memorial Day weekend! On Saturday night, from 7 – 9 p.m., Flash Flood will be playing a free concert on the harbor. The fun continues on Sunday night with Cadillac Willie Playing from 7 – 9 p.m. and starting at 9 p.m. there will be a breathtaking fireworks display over Destin Harbor.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is another can’t-miss spot for anyone spending Memorial Day on the Emerald Coast! This lovely shopping and dining area is hosting free live music on Saturday from 7 – 9 p.m. and Sunday from 6 – 9 p.m. Saturday evening the Forrest William Band will be kicking off the weekend festivities with Jarred and The High Aces wrapping it up Sunday night. Also on Sunday evening, those in The Village can also enjoy a firework show over the water.

Festivities on Crab Island

If you elect to rent a boat while you are visiting the area, you must make sure to stop and visit Crab Island! Crab Island is an adventure like no other.
Located on the Bayside of the Destin Bridge this famous underwater island is where locals and visitors anchor to spend the day and enjoy their family, friends, and the beautiful water and weather Destin has to offer. The water depth varies from two to ten feet deep depending on where you anchor, and is its shallowest to the middle and works its way out from there. Locals and visitors alike come here to play in the water where you will find floating slides, basketball, volleyball, live music, restaurants, and you are guaranteed to make new friends!

It’s The Perfect Time for a Getaway

The upcoming long weekend is a fantastic time to take a vacation with the ones you love. For an unforgettable Memorial Day in Destin FL, we invite you to stay with us at Compass Resorts. Rentals stretching from Okaloosa Island to Miramar Beach, FL there is something for everyone. To book your vacation head to our website and book direct for the lowest rate on your vacation rental! Questions feel free to call our vacation rentals specialists at 850.269.1005

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