Woohoo! It’s Almost Time for the 73rd Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo (October 1-31)


Weigh-Ins are everyday behind A.J.’s from 10 am – 7 pm.

Destin Fishing Rodeo September Events

Meet Miss Destin (Thursday, Sept. 16)
Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 6:00 pm, Harbor Docks will host an Introduction party for Miss Kailey Sparks, Miss Destin 2021. Captains, Crew, Anglers and volunteers are invited to this 18th Annual Destin Tradition.

Mandatory Captain and Mate’s Meeting (Wed., Sept. 29)
Sponsored by Centennial Bank, and A.J.’s in the downstairs restaurant area. Registration begins at 4 p.m.; meeting at 5 p.m.. Free food and beverages for Captains, Mates and their guests. Boats may register and pick up captain’s packages at the event. Rules changes will be announced and discussed. Centennial Bank will give away $500 to a lucky registered boat captain! (must be present to win). Angler entry forms will be disbursed.

Reel Local Rodeo Kick-Off Party (Wed., Sept. 29)
Immediately following the Captains and Mates Meeting, A.J.’s will host the 73rd Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo Kick-Off Party at 6 pm. Family-fun gathering and Cook-out! Sponsored by Bud Light. www.ajsdestin.com

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Destin 5k Rodeo Run (Sun., Oct. 3)
Starts at the picturesque Clement Taylor Park on the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay. This run meanders through historic Destin neighborhoods and ends back at the park. Proceeds benefit the Miss Destin Scholarship Fund. Contact kimmymeyers@yahoo.com or register online at www.active.com.

Kids Fall Movie Festival (Mon., Oct. 11)
School is out and A.J.’s has just the thing to keep the kids entertained! A.J.’s will be showing a FREE movie on the famous Jumbo-Tron! Kids will be treated to hot dogs, popcorn and snowcones! For more details please visit www.ajsdestin.com.

Destin Fishing Rodeo 13th Annual Kid’s Wagon Boat Parade (Friday, Oct. 15)
The popular Annual Kid’s Wagon Boat Parade will roll at 6 p.m. at A.J.’s Seafood and Oyster Bar. Celebrate the Destin Fishing Rodeo with the Kids Wagon parade. A free family -friendly event on the Destin harbor. Decorate your wagon to look like a sailing sloop, charter boat, pirate ship or bathtub! Whatever your boat designer kid dreams up! Join AJ’s and the Destin Fishing Rodeo as they bring you fun activities including face painting, arts & crafts, the wagon parade, and a cook-out. There is no registration fee and is open for elementary school-aged children.

Bruce Cheves Day (Sat., Oct. 16)
Come to the docks and celebrate the day the City of Destin has declared BRUCE CHEVES DAY!

Ringing of the Bell (Sat., Oct. 16)
Each year at 5 p.m. on Bruce Cheves Day, the Rodeo celebrates the lives and legends of those we lost this year.