Events | Festival of the Arts

2017 Festival of the Arts

  • Volunteers Needed
    To volunteer, go to to reserve your desired shift or contact Festival of the Arts Volunteer Coordinator Kathy Whidden at 850.376.7391. Various shifts are available, including set up (on Friday, Oct. 27), main entry, artist relief, children's tent and beverage booths as well as break down and more.
  • Artist Load-In
    October 27 by assigned times.

October 28th & 29th

  • Saturday 9 am - 5pm & Sunday 10 am - 4pm
  • $5/adult; MKAF members & children (under 12) are free
  • Free Parking and Shuttle - click here for details
  • Cuisine On The Green
  • Continuous Live Entertainment
  • Kid's ArtStop
  • Collaborative Art Exhibit
  • Festival Souvenirs & Charity Raffle

Recognized as one of Northwest Florida’s premier fine art shows, the Festival of the Arts (formerly Destin Festival of the Arts) welcomes more than 100 juried artists from 13 states and special guest artist from Europe to the beautiful beaches of Destin to showcase their art and to compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. This 19 year tradition combines the best cultural art talent for a 2 day celebration of art, music, food and fun.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Blue Marlin Realty
Bay Breeze Patio
Old Bay Steamer
Saltwater Restaurants
Beauchamp Commercial
Coastal Bank and Trust
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Eglin Federal Credit Union
Galati Yacht Sales
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties
Insight Investments
Publix Super Markets Charities
Mosquito Authority
Coldwell Banker

Media Sponsors

Beach TV
Emerald Coast Magazine
The Beachcomber
The Destin Log
The Wave
Cumulus Broadcasting - Coast 93.3

2016 Festival of the Arts ... click here to view awards and photos.

Join MKAF and receive free entry to the Concerts in the Village nine-week outdoor concert series in May and June and the Festival of the Arts.

To become a sponsor.... contact Marcia Hull 850.650.2226.