Events at the Island Pier

1st Catch of the year

  • We award an annual pass to the angler that catches the first legal fish of the year for the following 4 species — Pompano, King Mackerel, Black-fin Tuna & Cobia.

Spring Fishing Tournament

  • Every Spring we host tournaments for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, & Cobia.
  • Call our bait shop for more details.

Spring Clean-Up Dive

  • Every April divers enter the water to remove fishing and other foreign debris around the pier that could potentially be harmful to marine life.

Wednesday night Fireworks Show

  • On Wednesday nights from Memorial Day through Labor Day we host a Fireworks Display! The Fireworks display will begin at 9:00PM.
  • Some sections of the pier will be closed for safety starting at 7:30PM.

End of Summer Clean-Up Dive

  • Early August this dive gives the best time to view marine life, such as dolphins, sea turtles, and sharks.

Take a Kid Fishing Day

  • Every September kids under 18 fish for free with fishing instruction by local Anglers and Pier staff.
  • Also with conservation and educational booths from Local Wildlife groups, Florida Fish and Wildlife, and Visit Destin Fort Walton Beach.

Fall Fishing Tournament

  • Every Fall we host a tournament for Spanish Mackerel & King Mackerel.
  • Call our bait shop for more information.

Destin Fishing Rodeo- Pier Bridge & Jetties Division

  • We sponsor the Destin fishing rodeo's P.B.J. division.
  • Anglers put in many hours over the course of this month long tournament.