• Signature Chamber Events

    Annual Awards & Installation Banquet
    Join us in January 2017, as the Chamber honors its most outstanding members and installs the 2017 Board of Directors. Awards include the Business Person of the Year Award, the James D. Neilson, Sr., Chairman’s Award for Volunteer Service, the Paul Woolman Ambassador of the Year Award, and the Ann Gibson Community Service Award. Details will be announced in fall 2016.

    Destin’s Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon
    The 7th Annual Destin’s Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon will hit the streets on Jan. 28, 2017! It begins at Clement Taylor Park, 131 Calhoun Ave., in Destin. Awards will be presented to the overall winners, male and female, as well as to winners in multiple age categories. The USATF-certified half marathon showcases the Choctawhatchee Bay, Destin Harbor, and East Pass, as its course leads runners through Destin, along a 4-mile undeveloped stretch of Okaloosa Island, and back. The 10K course is also USATF-certified. Find race details here.

    Multi-Chamber Business Expo & Taste of Okaloosa County
    For the 10th year, the Destin, Greater Fort Walton Beach, and Niceville Valparaiso chambers of commerce will partner to bring their members the biggest marketing and networking opportunity around - the Multi-Chamber Business Expo & Taste of Okaloosa County! See the latest and greatest our area businesses have to offer. Usually held in mid-March at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, the event is free and open to the public. Details will be announced in the fall of 2016.

    Tax Relief Golf Tournament
    The Chamber's Annual Networking Golf Tournament, which is a 4-person scramble, takes place on April 21, 2016, at Emerald Bay Golf Club. It offers excellent marketing opportunities for all members - avid golfers and non-golfers alike. 

    Paddle at the Porch - The Destin SUP Cup
    On Aug. 20, 2016, the 5th Annual Paddle at the Porch returns to the beautiful emerald green waters behind one of Destin's most loved restaurants, The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House. The event features a kids' fun paddle, a 1-mile beginner race, a 3-mile recreational race, a 6-mile elite race, and a relay, to be followed by awards, food, and fun! Find details here.

    4th Bourbon at the Bay
    Sip on bourbon, scotch, and champagne, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, and start your holiday shopping early, during Bourbon at the Bay! The event will take place on Nov. 17, 2016, at Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club. Silent auction items will include trips, restaurant gift certificates, gift baskets, and more. It is open to the public. Like www.Facebook.com/BourbonAtTheBay to stay up-to-date on event details.

    Holiday Party
    Network, enjoy good food and refreshment, and celebrate the season with other business professionals! The event will take place Dec. 15, 2016. The location will be announced in fall 2016.

    For details about sponsorship packages, please contact Events Coordinator Bryce Trafford at (850) 837-2711 x2 or bryce@DestinChamber.com.

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