Destin Captures October

Fall brings a mix of emotions for many of us here on the Emerald Coast. As we celebrate the close of a successful tourist season, we ease back into a slower pace. The streets are not busy, and the lines are gone. For those who live here year around, this is the time that defines Destin. The beaches are clear, the air is light, and the nights are cool. Yes, some are sad with the slower pace, but most are happy to reclaim their way of life at the beach. Fall is back.

The 34th Annual Seafood festival was a success this year with the new boardwalk. The atmosphere gave us the look and feel of the way it used to be. Walking down on docks with gumbo at hand, gives us the time to appreciate the fishing village we are. Our community seem to agree with the music and vendors alike. Having the admissions free this year, allowed the community to come together and celebrate October. Many local bands played which pleased the crowds. Many thanks to the Chair this year, Mike Eller who took the task of making sure the event was true.

-Wendy F. Clark

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