I don’t think I’ve been this excited to ring in the new year at the beach. . . ever. 2020 has had its up’s and down’s. I have made good memories and opened the door to new beginnings. I’m thankful for the good health and loads of friends and surrounding me this past year. But, as always, my sight is on what’s ahead. I’m thrilled for 2021 and all the magic it will bring. I hope you, too, are filled with a hopeful spirit and that the universe delivers to you what you need most. BUH-BYE 2020 – it’s been one hell of a roller coaster!  

New Year – the beginning of a new calendar year. A reset. A chance for you to take your life by the horns. 

New Year's Eve Fireworks

Sit along the Destin Harbor for a fabulous fireworks show, sponsored by AJ’s, at 8 pm on New Year’s Eve. Check out the party afterwards, and if you can stay up till midnight, you’ll get a double dose of bang!

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is one of the best places in town to ring in the New Year! They’ll have 2 fireworks shows this year, one at 8 pm and the other at midnight. Pop in for family-friendly fun, live music, and other exciting activities beginning at 5 pm.

HarborWalk Village will host live entertainment and a party like no other along the Destin Harbor on New Year’s Eve. Performances start at 9:30 pm and vibe on till midnight, with fireworks ringing in 2021! 

New Year's Eve Celebrations

Join the coolest backyard party at The Hub 30A this New Year’s Eve. There’s a dance party from 6 till 9 pm with DJ Dan Davis, and an early countdown and beach ball drop starting at 7 pm.

Spend New Year’s Eve at HarborWalk Village. Flash Flood hits the main stage at 7 pm. A special early fireworks show will fill the Destin Harbor at 8 pm, compliments of AJ’s. And for those who can hang on a little longer, Atlanta’s hottest party band joins the stage at 9:30 pm. A second fireworks show will be presented at midnight. This is the place to be!

Welcome 2021 with 790 on the Gulf! DJ Zoran will be spinning the beats, and they’ll have amazing door prizes and drawings all night long. Dinner specials will be available between 3 and 10 pm, and you can’t miss the complimentary champagne toast at midnight!

Stop on by AJ’s Farewell 2020 New Year’s Eve Party. They’ll have dinner specials, and also sponsor the 8 pm fireworks along the Destin Harbor. The outdoor street party kicks off with DJ Boom, and hats and a champagne toast will be provided for the midnight fireworks show, presented by Harborwalk Village. 

Enjoy Pescado’s New Year’s Eve Best of the Big Band event on 12/31/20. The rooftop bar and The Courtyard will both have live music. There will be a 3 course meal, a late-night dessert station, and at midnight, a fun countdown and toast to 2021. Reservations are required.

For a magical experience, head over to The Palms Bistro’s New Year’s Eve Party. Ron Adams will be performing on the main stage, and DJ ROHM will be spinning the beats out by the Good Vibes Bar. Magishaun presents magical illusions in the royal ballroom from 8 till 10 pm. There are several different packages available, so make sure to hop online to reserve your spot!

Rhumcay Island Grille in HarborWalk Village is hosting their first ever New Year’s Eve Celebration! Live music by Al Alvarado will fill the air, and you can catch Harborwalk’s firework display here at the stroke of midnight. Party favors will be given out, as well a special NYE food and drink menu!

Celebrate the New Year with Old Florida Fish House. Forrest Williams Band will jam out from 4 till 8 pm, and then Jared Herzog takes center stage till 12:30 am. They’ll have an amazing menu available, and tickets are required. 

Welcome 2021 with Fish out of Water, in 30A. They have live music jamming all night long from 6 pm till midnight, and again on New Year’s Day from 10 am till 1 pm.

Where to dine on New Year's Eve & Day

790 on the Gulf is serving up a delicious dinner menu New Year’s Eve from 3 till 10 pm.

AJ’s on the Destin Harbor will be serving up amazing specials this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a prime rib or all you can eat shrimp dinner for under $20!

Cafe Thirty-A is offering a four course prix fixe menu with a glass of champagne. Tickets are $135 per person. Dinner reservations are accepted between 6 and 10 pm. Please call to book your table.

Edward’s Fine Food and Wine, in Rosemary Beach, has an amazing four course menu they’ll be dishing up on New Year’s Eve. Pricing starts at $150/person. Call ahead to reserve your seat.

Fish out of Water, located in Watercolor, is a great place to dine this holiday. They’ll have New Year’s Eve specials, and will also be open for New Year’s Day Brunch.

Old Florida Fish House, in 30A, has a fantastic New Year’s Eve dinner menu. Tickets start at $99/person. We’d suggest hopping online to their event page to learn about what all their special package includes – it’s pretty amazing!

Pescado is pleased to offer a three course dinner and amuse bouche on New Year’s Eve. The rooftop bar and The Courtyard will both have live music. There will be a late-night dessert station, and at midnight, a fun countdown and toast to 2021. Reservations are required.


Rhumcay Island Grill at HarborWalk Village is open New Year’s Eve and Day with scrumptious food and drink specials.

Stinky’s Fish Camp, in 30A, is the perfect place to roll out of bed and head over to on New Year’s Day. They’re hosting a pajama party Bluegrass Brunch from 10 am till 3:30 pm, with live music all day long, beginning at 11 am.

Vue on 30A is having a fabulous New Year’s Eve dinner special. Enjoy a four course meal, with seatings at 5 and 5:30, or a five course meal, with seatings at 8 and 8:15 pm. Advanced reservations are required.


“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start.” 

— Nido Qubein


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