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Destin Fishing Rodeo

Rodeo Events

Come join the fun….weigh-ins are FREE and open to the public everyday on the docks at AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar from 10 am until 7 pm.

September 2016

Destin 5K Rodeo Run (October 2nd) – Early Packet Pickup

Destin Community Center, 103 Stahlman Ave, Destin

  • Thursday, September 29th 4 – 6 pm
  • Friday, September 30th, 11 am – 1 pm

October 2016

68th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo

October 1st – 31st, 10 am to 7 pm

Free Event

Come join us at the 68th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo. Weigh-Ins are everyday behind AJ’s from 10 am – 7 pm.

Shark Saturdays

October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th

Hang ‘Em High is the slogan of this year’s Shark Saturday! Book your shark hunt today! Every Saturday in October is Shark Saturday. We anticipate seeing some monsters brought in! The largest shark every Saturday wins a cash prize. Come join the fun!

Destin 5K Rodeo Run

Sunday, October 2nd, 8 am

Awards Ceremony immediately following at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar

Entry Fee $25 — Register Online | Printable Form (PDF)

Commemorative t-shirts given to the FIRST 200 participants to register.

Course Info: 3.1 mile flat course starting at Clemente E. Taylor park on Calhoun in Destin.

Early Packet Pickup

Destin Community Center, 103 Stahlman Ave, Destin

  • Thursday, September 29th 4 – 6 pm
  • Friday, September 30th, 11 am – 1 pm

Awards will be given for Overall Male/Female, Masters Male/Female, Grand Masters Male/Female

0-9, 10-14,15-19,20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70-74, 75-59, 80+

Walkers competition: Overall Male and Female

Recreational walkers are encouraged to participate! If you intend on walking and running, register as an open runner.

Kids and Wheelchairs are welcome.


Bruce Cheves Day

Sunday, October 16th

Come to the docks and celebrate the day the City of Destin has declared BRUCE CHEVES DAY! Our own weighmaster will be holding court (not in court!) and telling some of his best tales this day.

Ringing of the Bell

Sunday, October 16th

Each year 5 pm on Bruce Cheves Day, the Rodeo celebrates the lives and legends of those we lost this year.

November 2016

68th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo Awards

Friday, November 4th

Free Event

The lucky anglers, captains, and mates will be given their prizes in a festive, fun, casual gathering downstairs at AJ’s!

January 2017

Annual Rodeo Membership Meeting

Thursday, January 26th, 6:30 pm

Members Only Event

The meeting is open to all members of the Rodeo. Dress is casual and hors d’ oeuvres are free. AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar. This is a Members Only event. Membership fees must be paid prior to the meeting.

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