HarborWalk Village

November 8, 2022

Good morning, Elizabeth!

Our office will be closed on Friday, in observance of Veterans Day.

Please note that our Business Before Hours sponsored by Gateway Payments Gulf Coast will take place on THURSDAY, Nov. 10. We have a few seats left. Register here!

HarborWalk Village

Okaloosa County 2022 Community Survey Opens to all Residents

Okaloosa County is pleased to announce that the comprehensive quality of life survey, previously offered to randomly selected residents living in unincorporated areas of the county, is now open to all residents living in Okaloosa County. The open participation survey, found at, runs Nov. 1 – 15, 2022.

We ask that, if residents received a mailed survey invitation, please respond via that survey link instead of the open participation survey. For those who have already responded to that survey, please do not participate in this one as well; the survey questions are identical, and your responses have been noted.

City of Destin to Host “Elf on the Shelf” Christmas Parade

The 38th annual “Elf on the Shelf” Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, at 10 a.m. The floats will begin at the Downtown Destin Shopping Center and travel west down Harbor Boulevard (Hwy 98) to Stahlman Avenue. Spectators are asked to stand on the north side of Harbor Boulevard to watch the parade. For those who wish to participate in the parade, the application is available online at

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Hello Frances Podcast: Create a Comeback with Juan Manuel Correa

Eco Clean Marine Partners With Local Businesses For A Successful Trash Pick Up In Gulf Shores Alabama

Emerald Coast Theatre Company Opens Registration for 2023 Spring Educational Theatre Programs

City of Destin to Host ''Elf on the Shelf'' Christmas Parade

Warren Averett's Transaction Advisory Group Continues to Grow

United Way Emerald Coast Now Offering Group Volunteerism Projects!

Joy Huckaby Receives Eglin Federal Credit Union's 5-Star Performer Award for the 3rd Quarter

Destin's New Gourmet Market: AJ's Rocking L Specialty Meats and Gourmet Market

790’s New Location Offers Same Great Florida Seafood & Louisiana Flavors in Casual Coastal Atmosphere

HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital Receives 30 Healthgrades Quality Awards

Read the November 2022 VIP Destin Magazine

Let's Talk Title: What is Title Insurance and Why Do You Need It?

Florida SBDC Network State Director Named Among State’s Most Influential Leaders

Okaloosa County 2022 Community Survey Opens to all Residents

Impact100 NWF Announces 2022 Grant Recipients

AJ’s Rocking L Specialty Meats and Gourmet Market Opens in Destin

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Young Professionals of Destin Friendsgiving

Tuesday, November 8 | 5 - 7 p.m.

Location: Homewood Suites by Hilton Destin

Registration is required.

Bring a Thanksgiving-inspired appetizer to share as we celebrate and network with friends. This event is BYOB. Friendsgiving is free to attend, but registration is required.


Destin Tourism & Hospitality Lunch: Attractions Panel

Wednesday, November 9 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: 790

Registration and payment are required

Learn more about some of our area's most popular attractions, while brainstorming ideas where all aspects of our tourism community can cross promote each other. Panelists include Haley Blaise, owner of Cruisin' Tikis Destin; Patrick Berry, general manager of Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park; and Sean Joy, general manager of the Southern Star Glass Bottom Boat.

Business Before Hours Sponsored by Gateway Payments Gulf Coast

Thursday, November 10 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.

Location: Shoreline Church

Registration and payment required

Colonel W. Anthony Meeks, Commander and Director for the Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base, will share the AFRL's story and mission, as well as speak to the Veterans Day holiday. The Rocky Bayou Christian School Chamber Singers will begin the event with the National Anthem.

2022 Bourbon at the Bay

Bowling for Business Tournament & Lunch

Friday, December 2 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Hurricane Lanes

Registration and payment required.

We will award prizes to top male, top female, and top team, and a perfect score will win a FREE 1-year Chamber business membership! 

Military Affairs Council

Military Affairs Council Meeting

Wednesday, December 7 | 12 - 1 p.m.

Location: Destin Chamber

Find details here.

James T. (Jim) Wood Jr., Lieutenant Colonel, USA (Retired), will discuss the US Army Patriot Air Defense Artillery System.

Awards Party

Holiday & Awards Party Presented by Trustmark

Tuesday, December 13 | 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Location: Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center

Registration and payment required.

The Annual Holiday & Awards Party Presented by Trustmark will be a perfect celebration for the holidays and to recognize the Chamber’s most outstanding members.

Community Events

Tuesday, November 8

Free Webinar: Peace of Mind at Holiday Time / IT Tips for Holiday Travel

Young Professionals of Destin Friendsgiving

Wednesday, November 9

Paychecks for Patriots Hiring Fair 2022

Destin Chamber's Tourism & Hospitality Lunch: Attractions Panel

Thursday, November 10

BIA Cornhole Tournament

Destin Chamber's Business Before Hours Sponsored by Gateway Payments Gulf Coast

NWFSC Culinary Pop-Up Event - Nov. 10 - Hawaiian BBQ

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation 10th Annual Wine Walkabout & Dinner

Darts & Music at the American Legion Post 296

Mattie Kelly Art Center Galleries- Degas National Pastel Society’s 19th Biennial Art Exhibition

The Destin Library Presents a Special Veterans Day Program

Henderson Beach Resort Walk Around Wine Tasting

Thursday, November 10 - Saturday, November 12

Hotel Furniture Sale at Army Recreation Area

Friday, November 11

Veterans Eat Free at Holi Indian Restaurants

Free Burger and Fries for Veterans on Veterans Day

Veteran's Day Celebration on the Harbor

Henderson Beach Resort Wine Dinner with Ireland Family Wines

Karaoke at American Legion Post 296

Emerald Coast Theatre Company- Beauty and the Beast - Teens (9th-12th graders)

Saturday, November 12

Grand Boulevard’s Farmers’ Market

Emerald Coast Theatre Company- Beauty and the Beast - Teens (9th - 12th graders)

Half Shells on the Harbor

Sunday, November 13

30TH Annual Flutterby Arts Festival Returns This Fall To Watersound® Town Center

Sunday Breakfast at American Legion Post 296

Sunday Brunch at 790

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast Host Epic Bakery Festival Fundraiser

Monday, November 14

Bingo Fundraiser at American Legion Post 296

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December 5 - Destin Snowbirds Roost

December 6 - Elevated Laundry (details coming soon)

790 Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to 790 on last week's ribbon cutting celebration!

AJ's Rocking L Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to AJ’s Rocking L Specialty Meats and Gourmet Market on last week's ribbon cutting celebration!

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