What's Happening for New Year's

New Year's in Destin

Ring in 2022 on the Emerald Coast with some of these great events! 

Noon Year’s Eve Just For Kids at LuLu’s 

December 31, 2021 

Mark your calendars for LuLu’s 6th Annual Noon Year’s Eve celebration just for kids on Friday, December 31, at 10 am. It will be free non-stop, kid-friendly fun for the whole family, with excitement around every corner as LuLu’s celebrates and rings in the New Year. There will be arts & crafts, inflatables, face painting, live music, and more. So, the kiddies can have their fun, countdown to Noon with kid-safe “fireworks” and a huge Beach Ball Drop on the sandy beach overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay. 

LuLu’s is located in Destin at the foot of the Mid Bay Bridge, next to Legendary Marina. For more on the Noon Year’s Eve celebration just for kids, visit www.lulubuffett.com/destin or call (850) 710-5858. 

New Year's Eve at Harborwalk Village 

December 31, 2021 - January 1, 2022 

Flash Flood begins the celebration with live music at 7:00pm followed by our headliner band taking the stage at 9:30pm, The A-Town A-List! Countdown with us until the 2022 Midnight Ball Drop & party into the New Year at HarborWalk Village! 

7:00pm | Live Music by Flash Flood 

8:00pm | Fireworks 

9:30pm | The A-Town A-List 


**Free Event. No reservations or tickets are required! 

Turtle Plunge 

January 1, 2022 

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Start your new year off with a SPLASH and join us for a New Years Day Turtle Plunge & Costume Contest to support the Destin Junior Lifeguard program and The Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks! The plunge will take place at Henderson Beach State Park, located at 17000 Emerald Coast Parkway Destin, FL 3254. Day of event registration opens at 8:00am, and will close promptly at 10:00am. Participants will take the "BIG PLUNGE" at 11:00am, with a costume contest following immediately after. A waiver with the plunger's signature must be signed for all plungers. Please plan accordingly if you plan to register the day of the event as the waiver will need to be signed PRIOR to the plunge. Please review the additional terms and conditions to virtually sign the waiver. Registration is $25 per person and this price includes admission into the park. Regular entry fees are required for guests not participating in the event, and must be paid upon entry. The cost for day of event registration is $30 and must take place between 8am-10am. The first 150 plungers to register will receive a commemorative gift. All proceeds benefit the Destin Junior Lifeguard program and Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks. Call (850) 269-1062 or contact us at hello@fecsp.org for more information or to learn about our sponsorship opportunities. 

Click here to register 

Countdown Seaside: New Year's Eve Celebration 

December 31, 2021

4PM to 9PM 

Countdown Seaside is an annual tradition for a special evening in Seaside, FL. The perfect family friendly way to spend New Year's Eve, featuring DJ music, children's activities, and a fireworks spectacular over the Gulf of mexico. Starting at 4PM in the Seaside Amphitheater and going until after the fireworks at 9PM. Bring a blanket or chairs to the amphitheater in the square and enjoy the night under the stars in Seaside. Free and open to the public.  

Baytowne Countdown 

December 31, 2021 


Ring in the New Year at the Village of Baytowne Wharf, Dec 31 from 6pm until after midnight! Dance the night away and enjoy a live band in the Events Plaza and breathtaking fireworks as they light up the sky over the lagoon at midnight. The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the place to welcome 2022! Admission is FREE and open to the public - 21 & over after 10PM. 20 & Under must be accompanied by a legal guardian after 10PM.