Destin 30A June Events Roundup


School’s getting out. Summer boredom’s coming in. And it’s time to figure out what exactly we’re going to be doing all summer long with our kiddos! Maybe you’ve already signed them up for some fun summer camp weeks, but still need to fill some time? Never fear, the Destin 30A June events post is here! As always, here is our carefully curated list of the most interesting and family-friendly June events around Destin 30A this summer!


Summer Lawn Games in Grand Park – Miramar Beach

Now through August 10

From their website: “We invite you to bring the entire family out to enjoy some fun in the sun! Summer Lawn Games will take over Grand Park from 5 – 8:30 PM daily, May 25 thru August 10th. Grab some food and drinks from one of the many restaurants in Grand Boulevard before you settle in to a fun round of corn hole, giant lawn chess, checkers and more.”



Kia Karnival Family Fun Event – Fort Walton Beach

June 1

From their website: “Join us for a spectacular event filled with excitement for all ages! Here’s what you can expect: Karnival Games: Test your skills and win fantastic prizes at our variety of fun and challenging games! Inflatables: Bounce, slide, and jump to your heart’s content in our inflatable playground! Food Truck: Satisfy your hunger with delicious bites from our food truck vendors, offering a variety of tasty treats for every palate. Coffee: Need a pick-me-up? Enjoy freshly brewed coffee to keep you energized throughout the day.”

Free. No car purchase necessary to attend.


Summer STEAM Workshops at Emerald Coast Science Center – Fort Walton Beach

Every Monday and Tuesday in June and July starting on June 3

From their website: “Camp time includes the lessons listed below as well as fun activities on the sciPad, in our new STEAM Machine, and in our outdoor exhibit area, plus a 20-minute lunch break. Kids can expect to explore a different theme every week, and each Monday and Tuesday workshop will have different activities.” Topics include animals, Harry Potter, sports, and robots. 

June 3: Zoological Expedition Part 1 • June 4: Zoological Expedition Part 2

June 10: Mystic Wizardry Academy Part 1 • June 11: Mystic Wizardry Academy Part 2

June 17: Sport Science Explorers Part 1 • June 18: Sport Science Explorers Part 2

June 24: Tinker Thinkers Part 1 • June 25: Tinker Thinkers Part 2

$45 Member/$50 NonMember per workshop. $15 off for each additional sibling per workshop. 10% off when you sign up for at least 8 workshops per child.


Children’s Theater – Seaside

June 3, 10, 17, 24

From their website: “Another favorite fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, brought to life by The REP Theatre! Join Jack, a quick-witted youngster with a talent for mischief, as he trades the family cow, and sets off on a daring quest that will take him to the top of an enormous beanstalk reaching up to the clouds. Get ready to climb into a magical world of wonders and grumpy giants in this heartwarming tale of courage, family, and finding magic in the most unexpected places.”

Free. This is a complimentary event made possible by the Arts & Entertainment fee collected by the Merchants of Seaside.


Stories by the Sea – Seaside

June 4, 11, 18, 25

From their website: “Join The REP Theatre for a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience that will take audiences on a fun and interactive storybook adventure for children of all ages! On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, REP actors will bring your favorite stories to life in this expertly improvised and entertaining performance that will have you wishing for more. Performances of Stories by the Sea are located in front of the Seaside Post Office and will be an unforgettable experience that the entire family will love.”



Wild Sea Turtle Wednesdays at The Big Chill – Watersound Beach 

Every Wednesday now through July 31

Here’s one of the family-friendly Destin 30A June events that is both fun and educational! From their website: “Learn all about our endangered sea turtles, why protecting them is important, and how you can help. Learn how you can help keep our beaches #cleandarkflat. Paint a wooden sea turtle to keep. Receive a goodie bag with activity book and repurposed crayons. See how we mark off sea turtle nests. Look at pictures of sea turtle tracks. Meet some turtle volunteers. See a life-size sea turtle shell and skull.”



Family Movie Night at The Big Chill – Watersound

June 5 and every Wednesday this summer

From their website: “Join us for family movie nights at The Big Chill! We will be playing movies on the Jumbotron and under the pavilion!” June screenings will be: THE LION KING (June 5), THE CROODS (June 12), CHICKEN LITTLE (June 19), WONKA (June 26). 



Sunset Camp at Gulfarium – Fort Walton Beach

June 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

From their website: “Enjoy an evening out while your children have an unforgettable experience at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park! Our Sunset Camp includes a dockside encounter with a dolphin, an exploratory venture along the beautiful Emerald Coast beach at dusk, ocean-themed activities, a scavenger hunt, and dinner at Seal Harbor.”

Ages 6-14. $89 per child. 25% off each additional child within the same reservation.


Moonlight & Movies and Face Painting – Rosemary Beach

Thursdays starting on June 6

From their website: “Bring the family for a wholesome and fun movie night under the stars! Blankets and Lawn Chairs are Welcome! Come early and get your face painted by one of our talented artists!  Enjoy popcorn and the best hot dogs on the beach from DogManDu!”

The June movie schedule is MIGRATION (June 6), MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (June 13), TROLLS BAND TOGETHER (June 20), and WISH (June 27).



Red Empire Week Community Day – Eglin Air Force Base

June 10

Celebrate one of the more unique and patriotic Destin 30A June events for families with Community Day at Eglin AFB, honoring the 7th Special Forces group. There will be fun for everyone including demonstrations, free activities for all ages, plus food and drink available for purchase. 

Free to attend but RSVP is required, unless your spouse is already assigned to 7SFG(A).


Alaqua Animal Refuge Summer Family Fun Hike – Freeport

June 15

From the website: “Jump into summer with Alaqua’s Family Friendly Hike! Beginning at 10am on Saturday, June 15, join fellow hikers for an exciting family-friendly adventure that includes a captivating tour of the refuge. Wear your best walking shoes, and don’t forget to bring a water bottle for the journey.”

$5 donation per person, paid on-site the day of the hike. Get there early and purchase specialty coffees, fruit smoothies, and teas available at the Cat Cafe from 9:30-11:30 a.m.


Father’s Day Cruise Aboard Sunquest Cruise – Miramar Beach

June 16

From their website: “SunQuest Cruises’ Father’s Day Cruise includes a 2.5-HR cruise, a two-course brunch brunch menu, and 360-degree waterfront views. Rated the top thing to do in Destin this Father’s Day, the SOLARIS is the perfect way to get Dad on the water to celebrate. Enjoy a unique experience and a memorable alternative to a traditional restaurant. This cruise is suitable for all ages, making this cruise a great way to celebrate Father’s Day with the whole family. Additionally, Dad can unwind and enjoy quality time with the family while on a scenic adventure aboard the SOLARIS yacht.”

Adults 11+ $79.50, Children 3-10 $48.50, Infants 2 and under $25. Guarantee a window table for an additional $50. 


Juneteenth Dessert Tasting – Fort Walton Beach

June 19

From the event website: “Welcome to the Juneteenth Dessert Tasting! Join us on Wed Jun 19 2024 at 4:00 PM at Queen of Flavor for a sweet celebration. Indulge in a variety of delicious desserts while learning about the significance of Juneteenth. This in-person event is a great opportunity to connect with the community and enjoy some tasty treats crafted by Chef Lasheeda. Don’t miss out on this fun and flavorful experience! See you there! All ages welcomed!”

$20 per person. 


Harbor Street Parade At HarborWalk Village – Destin

June 25

From their website: “Catch beads as the floats roll through the Village! Enjoy live music on the main stage by Fais Do Do, and end the night with a Fire Spinning Show on the Main Stage by Autumn Lyfe.”


ELEMENTAL Outdoor Movie Screening – Watersound

June 27

As part of their summer-long Sounds Like Summer series of events, enjoy this family-friendly screening of the hit Pixar film ELEMENTAL. Tune in to our posts for July and August to learn more about their summer programming or click the link above for more info!


Walton County Public Library Outreach Storytime – Watersound

June 28 and the last Fridays of July and August

From their website: “Calling all families! Join the Walton County Public Library System at The Big Chill for Outreach Storytime hosted by Winona and Morgan! Save the dates: 4/19, 5/24, 6/28, 7/26, and 8/30 from 10AM-11AM. Plus, let your little ones unleash their creativity with a special DIY craft after the storybook reading. See you there!”




We hope you enjoy some of these Destin 30A June events and wish you and your family a super fun start to the summer!


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