35th annual Destin Seafood Fest is almost here

Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 09:47 AM.

East Pass Marina will also have a kids’ area with pony rides, a petting zoo, inflatable's and other games geared toward the younger crowd.

The HarborWalk Village kids’ area has hamster balls, a rock climbing wall, and a zip line that carries riders directly over the festival crowd.

Always a crowd favorite, the annual Mingo Toss (for ages up to 11 years old) will be held at Royal Melvin Heritage Park, behind the city of Destin stage. Youngsters will be given awards and certificates before they run down the harbor to participate in a treasure hunt that follows the flying fish.

Both local and regional artists will be offering a varietyof jewelry, wood sculptures, ceramics, photography and large-scale art pieces.

"We have a lot of room to stretch on the east side of the festival, so you will see a majority of the big and elaborate pieces of art on that side," Eller said.

But you can't forget the music.

The festival has grown to six stages this year, all featuring a variety of live music ranging from rock to country and everything in between. Acts include Heritage, Seasons Ammons, Chris Alvarado, Jones and Company, and the Forrest Williams Band just to name a few.

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