Destin Recreational Activities

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE: The City of Destin will be having a Youth Basketball League for ages 3-16 (age as of September 1, 2018) at the Destin Community Center.  Evaluations and Drafts will commence November 5th and go thru November 9th.  Practices will begin the week of November 12th and games will begin on November 30th.  Fees are $45 for Destin residents and $65 for non-residents.  Team sponsorships of $125 are needed.  Registrations are being accepted at the Community Center now thru November 2, 2018.  For more information call 850-654-5184.

HOLIDAY BAKING: A Holiday Baking Class, taught by Chef Jim Shirah, will be held at the Destin Community Center for children ages 8-14.  The class will be November 19th and 20th, from 11am-2pm.  The fee is $40 for Destin residents/$50 for non-residents.  Each student will learn how to bake and bring home several holiday cookies, treats, and more.  Please register early or call 654-5184 for more information.

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING: The 32nd annual Christmas Tree Lighting, hosted by the City of Destin, will be held at the Destin Community Center on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6pm.  This will be an outdoor event for the entire family with a visit from Santa Claus.  There will be entertainment from local choruses, musical groups, etc. with refreshments being served after the lighting of the tree.  Donations of canned food will be collected for families in need.  Please call 850-654-5184 for more information.

FALL FESTIVAL: The City of Destin’s 18th Annual Fall Festival will be held at the Destin Community Center on Monday, October 29, 2018 from 5:00pm-8:00pm.  We ask that you please bring one non-perishable food item for admission.  There will be booths with fun games and activities, a cakewalk, a costume contest, a spacewalk/slide, a jack-o-lantern contest, and food for sale. Tickets for games and food will be on sale for 4/$1 or 20/$5, with most games costing one ticket.  Registration for the costume contest is 5:00-6:00pm.  Carved pumpkins must be dropped off before 3pm (judging at 5 pm).  Please call 654-5184 for more information, and come join the fun!

JACK-O-LANTERN CONTEST: The City of Destin’s 18th Annual Fall Festival Jack-O-Lantern Contest will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at the Destin Community Center.  ALL carved pumpkins are to be dropped off before 3 pm on Monday, October 29th. They will be judged Monday, October 29th at 5 pm.  First through third place prizes will be awarded in these categories: scariest, funniest, and most original.  The pumpkins will be lit and on display at the Community Center on Monday night at the City of Destin’s Fall Festival.  All pumpkins not picked up by 8pm Tuesday, October 30th will be discarded.  For more information, please call the Community Center at 654-5184.

HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW: The City of Destin’s 12th Annual Holiday Craft Show will be held at the Destin Community Center on Friday, November 16 from 11am-4pm and Saturday, November 17 from 9am-3pm.  There will be hand-crafted jewelry, woodcarvings, watercolor paintings, and much more from over 50 vendors!  Vendor booths are available for $45/Destin residents and $55/non-residents (+$10 for a corner booth).  This includes an 8ft x 10ft space, one 6ft table, and two chairs.  Register early, as space is limited.  Admission to the public is free.  Please call the Community Center at 654-5184 for more information.

TABLE TENNIS:  Table Tennis at the Destin Community Center is available for spirited competition on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am-12pm.  Paddles and balls are provided.  Fee: $3 for non-residents or $2 for Destin (year-round) residents.  For more information call 850-654-5184.

 

GAME ROOM:  The game room at the Destin Community Center is open to children age 10 and older. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult.  The game room has a pool table, air hockey and foosball.  The game room is open Monday through Thursday (8:00am-9:00pm) and Friday (8:00am-6:00pm).  For more information call 850-654-5184.

 

CAPOEIRA:  Capoeira classes are offered at the Destin Community Center on Thursdays:  7:00pm for children and adults of all ages.  Capoeira is a Brazilian Martial Art that combines the elements dance, acrobatics and music.  Please call 850-654-5184 for more information.

DESTIN SENIOR MEMBERSHIP : Join the Destin Seniors Membership to enjoy multiple festivities including the senior lunch bunch, pot luck, casino trips, cruises, bingo, chair exercise, knitting, scrabble, and Mexican dominoes.  Members must be a Destin Resident to join.  For more information about becoming a member of the Destin Seniors, please call the Destin Community Center 850-654-5184.

SENIOR KNITTING:  Senior knitting sessions and lessons for beginners and all skill levels are held at the Destin Senior Center (at Buck Destin Park, 724 Legion Drive) every Wednesday, 1:00pm – 2:30pm.  No registration required, just drop in. For more information call 850-654-5184.

 

DESTIN SENIOR CHAIR EXERCISE 50+ YEARS:  Destin Senior Chair Exercise classes are offered at the Buck Destin Park Monday and Wednesday mornings 10:00am – 10:45am for Destin residents.  The chair exercise consists of performing light exercises to help improve balance, flexibility, strength, and circulation.  The class is free for Destin residents.  For more information call 850-654-5184.

DESTIN SENIOR WALKING CLUB: Join the Destin Senior Members for a walk around the Destin Community Center’s gymnasium on Monday-Friday from 8AM-9AM. All of the miles that you walk will be added to our “team map” as we travel from one region to the next.  The team’s miles are reported on the 4th Friday of each month at the Destin Senior Membership’s Potluck.  For more information call the Destin Community Center 850-654-5184.

DESTIN SENIOR BOOK CLUB: The Destin Senior Members meet for their monthly Book Club Meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Destin Library at 10AM to review the chosen book of the month.  The Destin Library is located at 150 Sibert Avenue, Destin, FL 32541.  For more information call the Destin Community Center 850-654-5184.

SENIOR DROP-IN HOURS:  The Destin Senior Center located at Buck Destin Park, 724 Legion Drive, offers senior drop-in hours every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm Seniors (50 years and older) meet to enjoy each other’s company, participate in games such as Mexican Train Dominoes, Scrabble, Poker, etc.  For more information call 850-654-5184.

 

 

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