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Festival of the Arts


Recognized as one of Northwest Florida’s premier fine art shows, the 24th Annual MKAF Festival of the Arts welcomes more than 100 artists from across the United States and Europe to the beautiful beaches of Destin to showcase their art and to compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. This 20-year tradition combines the best cultural art talent for a two-day celebration of art, music, food and fun.

Adult admission is $5, kids 12 and under are free. MKAF members are also free.

Saturday 9AM-5PM
Sunday 10AM-4PM

A celebration of art, music, food and family fun, special features of the Festival include a live music lineup, hands-on arts, and craft activities for children, souvenir posters and t-shirts, art raffle and more. A diverse menu is served up by local restaurants and food trucks as well as a wine and beer garden including soft drinks and water. Convenient on-site parking and free shuttle service are also available.

Earlier Event: October 18
Boggy Fest with the Art Bus
Later Event: November 9
Jr League's Touch a Truck