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5 Things You Can’t Miss in Destin This Fall

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Every season on the Gulf Coast is amazing and brings its own excitement. The Fall season is coming up and the weather cooling down reminds us fun Destin, Florida festivals will be lined up. From great food and craft beer to unique art and live music, this year the big events will not disappoint. The Destin Seafood Festival will come to the Harbor for its 39th year during October 6th-8th. Each Fall, thousands come to the annual festival to enjoy fresh seafood from local restaurants as well as...
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Destin – An Art-Lover’s Paradise

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The gorgeous Destin, Florida area has much to offer: shopping, fine dining, golf, fishing, miles of pristine beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, and more. But what can it do for your creative outlet? Besides giving you tons of inspiration, there are plenty of fun activities throughout the year to satisfy your artistic cravings.  ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival takes place each year in Grand Boulevard and will set up May 13th and 14th for its 29th year. Over 150 artists will showcase...
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Take Mom to the Beach!

Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Mothers should be celebrated every day. After all, they are known as “the glue that holds everything together”. Who would we be without these women raising us, teaching us, and guiding us? It’s due time we show them how special they are to us. No need to rack your brain with the perfect present that she may or may not like, we’ll tell you. Destin is the place she wants to be! You don’t have to be a beach bum or fisherman or surfer to vacation here. There’s so much to do and we guarantee it will...
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Enjoy Your Favorite Hobbies on the Coast

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Emerald Coast has a place in hearts all over the world and for lots of different reasons. Some enjoy the warm, sunny weather and relaxing by the gorgeous beaches. Others come for the championship golf courses that are nestled in peaceful atmospheres around the coast. Most can appreciate the fresh seafood which can be found at a number of fine dining and casual restaurants in Destin, Florida . But there’s even more!  Do you love classic cars? During May 4th-7th, Burning up the Beaches...
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Get Outside This Spring Season

Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

How perfect is our weather? Aside from some recent storms, it feels amazing outside and there’s no reason to be stuck indoors. Of course, Destin has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country so it’s likely we’ll be planted in the sand most weekends. But when you’re looking to change it up, there’s a great variety of fun things to do along the Emerald Coast.  The Market Shops in Miramar Beach have a Spring Concert Series on Sundays. Local artists perform from 1:00-3:00pm each week...
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Running on the Coast

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

These days, everyone is looking for ways to benefit their health. We are bombarded every day with hundreds of things we can do or get to improve our immune system, our appearance, our sleep, and our overall wellness. In Destin, Florida , the weather and scenery make it the perfect place for outdoor activities and there are plenty to take part in.  Running is great for your heart and is proven to help fight depression and anxiety. The Florida sunshine can give you a nice dose of vitamin D...
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Visiting Destin with Kids

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Spring Break isn’t all about the college kids. Many families will be traveling this spring season to take advantage of the school break. Destin has plenty to offer people of all ages and that includes our little ones. If you are headed to the coast, here are some pointers for bringing the kids.  No need to pack the car with ALL your baby essentials. Crib Connection has you covered with a variety of rentals including crib, high chair, pack n play, and car seat. Kudos to the people who came...
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March Madness in Destin

Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Temperatures are heating up and as spring breaks start, there will be plenty of fun events across the Emerald Coast. We don’t want you to miss anything! Here are some much anticipated activities to mark on your calendar: The 4th Annual Tequila and Taco Festival takes place this Saturday, March 11th. Join the fiesta on the Destin Harbor with an afternoon of tequila tastings, live music, and tacos of all kinds! The festival will be from 1pm to 5pm at HarborWalk Village. Celebrate St. Patrick’s...
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Beach Safety Reminders

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

With warmer temperatures and spring break right around the corner, we thought it would be a good time for some reminders on beach safety. The beaches in Destin, Florida are about to get busier and there are a few things to look over that may come in handy for you and your friends. The Beach Flag System provides general warnings about surf conditions and knowing what each color means can help you decide if it’s a good day to be swimming. A red flag is high hazard and double red means the water...
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Super Bowl Party Ideas

Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2017

It’s a big weekend coming up for football fans and people are finalizing their Super Bowl party plans. For Destin, Florida , there are a number of great venues to watch the big game and hopefully, you got your reservations. Miller’s Ale House, O’Quigley’s Seafood Steamer, and Boshamp’s Oyster House are all popular spots with great food, drinks, and lots of TV’s to watch your favorite team play. Fresh seafood with drink specials and rowdy sports fans is an ideal way to catch the Atlanta Falcons...
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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

February is coming up and that can be either exciting or disappointing. Whether you have a Valentine or not, there is plenty of fun to be had in Destin, Florida this Valentine’s Day.  Have you been to Escape Zone 60 ? You may have seen people posting photos from their “Which Way Out” excursions and this is our own local escape room. You have 1 hour to solve puzzles to complete your goal of escaping the room before time is up. The Destin location has 3 rooms to choose from: crime solving,...
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Healthy Goals for 2017 on the Emerald Coast

Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

It’s day 3 of 2017. Do you have your plan for the year of how you are going to meet your resolutions? It seems many people share the same goals of self-improvement each year. Here in Destin , everywhere you look people are taking advantage of the beautiful outdoors and doing what they can to improve their health. We are going to give you some ways you can reach your goals this year on the Emerald Coast.  Get outside! There are so many benefits to being outside. Even if it’s just a short...
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The 30A Songwriters Festival is Back with Top Musicians

Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The 8th Annual 30A Songwriters Festival will be filling the streets of South Walton in January. The much anticipated event will be held January 13th-16th and feature some of the country’s top singer/songwriters. Among the 175 on the schedule to perform are Emerson Hart of Tonic, Parker Millsap, Drivin N Cryin, Shawn Mullins, and John Prine.  For their first time at the festival, Cheap Trick will be headlining on Saturday afternoon. Cheap Trick was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll...
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Fall Golf Specials on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2016

Fall on Florida’s Gulf Coast is the best time of year. Temperatures are in the high 70’s during the day with humidity at a low. The crowds are few and snowbird specials are plenty. Pair a beachfront condo for a fraction of summer prices with discount green fees and you’ll have the perfect fall get-away on Florida’s Gulf Coast.  Minutes away from your 30A rental or Seaside cottage we find Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club. This 18-hole course within a few hundred yards of the Gulf of Mexico was...
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Kick Off the Fall Season with 30A Craft Beer & Spirits Festival

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016

There’s more to the Emerald Coast then just perfect beaches and warm, sunny days. Music, food, wine and beer festivals are held year-round and attract many to our area. The fall season is when most of these occur and the weather is ideal. Gulf Place will host this year’s 30A Craft Beer & Spirits Festival (formerly known as Destin Beer Festival) on September 30th and October 1st. Over a hundred craft beers and liquors can be sampled over the weekend as well as culinary treats from local restaurants...
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5 Simple Beach Hacks You Need to Know

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2016

The beaches of Destin , Florida attract people from all over year-round and that is no surprise to us. The soft white sand and clear blue-green water along with warm, sunny weather is exactly why we live here. And while we just can’t keep great tips to ourselves, we decided to share some beach hacks we’ve tried and love.  1 – Sand gets EVERYWHERE. You don’t have to be a kid to try the baby powder trick. Most beaches have a place to wash off but by the time you get to the car, there is inevitably...
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Beach Access in Destin

Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

There are a number of beach access points across the miles of sugar white beaches in Destin . Whether you’re looking for the perfect spot to have a family picnic, fishing, camping, or have lunch by the Gulf, you’ll find just the right place here. We have listed each beach access area and what they have available to help you select your spot for the day: Norriego Point – Down Holiday Isle, Norriego Point gives access to the Harbor and Destin’s East Pass. This is one of the best places around town...
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Free Fun for Families This Summer

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2016

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? We love outdoor movies and concerts around Destin . Baytowne Wharf has movies under the stars each summer on Sunday evenings. Guests find a spot at the Events Plaza Lawn for a free movie each week. July 24th, the featured movie is Brave and on the 31st will be The Incredibles. On Wednesday nights, a free concert can be enjoyed at the Plaza Stage. From 7-9pm, dance to live music in Baytowne for the Wednesday night concert series. Logan...
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A Summer Day in Destin

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016

Looking for ideas on what to do this summer? Let us help you with our idea of an ideal summer day. After sleeping in and drinking coffee on the patio of your condo, you gather the crew and head to Another Broken Egg for breakfast. Try some delicious handmade biscuit beignets to start out and a gourmet omelette or eggs benedict for your meal. Enjoy a refreshing mimosa or have Kahlua added to your coffee for an extra pick-me-up. Head back to the condo and rest a bit before gearing up for the...
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Grayton Beach State Park Named in Top 10 Beaches

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016

Coastal expert Dr. Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, has released his annual Top 10 Beaches list and Grayton Beach has made the list. The Florida International University professor has developed 50 criteria to determine the best beaches including safety, amenities, and cleanliness. Dr. Leatherman is an internationally-known coastal scientist with several published books and hundreds of scientific articles and reports. He has selected the top beaches each year since 1991. Grayton Beach...
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Locals Spy Cute Visitors in the Water

Posted on Friday, June 10, 2016

People from all over are flocking to our sunny area for summer and they aren’t the only ones coming through. Local Destin paddle boarders were happy to see a pod of manatees and a group of stingrays early one morning. Manatees are an endangered species and have been a real treat to spy out in the Gulf. National wildlife refuges and Florida state parks are the best places to spot the sea cows. The shadows move slowly through the water giving visitors ample time to get pictures and admire the...
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Summer Concerts Begin at Gulf Place

Posted on Friday, June 3, 2016

Gulf Place is a quaint neighborhood plaza nestled on 30-A . The shopping center offers upscale boutiques, a pizza place, coffee and ice cream shop, and more. Farmers’ Markets, art displays, and outdoor concerts are all highlights around Gulf Place throughout the year. The Summer Sunday Concert Series will kick off on June 12th and take place each week from 5:00-8:00pm. Among the bands scheduled to play are Hubba Hubba kicking off the series, Chronic Jester, Déjà vu, and Continuum. Each...
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The Sandestin Wine Festival Celebrates 30 Years

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

One of the best things about Destin is the year-round festivals and events. The Sandestin Wine Festival never disappoints and this year is sure to be another great time. For its 30th year, the festival will feature four days of tastings, seminars, and dinners with celebrity chefs. Named “the Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals” and Destin Magazine’s “Best Annual Event”, locals and visitors will flock to the area to enjoy the fun-filled weekend.  The event begins on Thursday, April 14th at...
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Destin’s Float Spa

Posted on Friday, March 4, 2016

Brothers Chris & Trey Hearn recently opened Float Brothers Float Spa in Destin and it has been voted one of the top things to do in Destin in 2016. First of its kind on the Emerald Coast, the float spa offers a unique type of therapy that’s non-invasive but healing and relaxing.  Each session includes a 9x5 private pod with warm epsom salt water offering perfect tranquility. “Float therapy offers people an alternative way to find peace and serenity, and it’s been proven to help many mental...
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Spring Break Across the Panhandle

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Spring Break is one of the busiest times of the year for the beach. College students look forward to it while everyone else tries to avoid the wild crowds. College break schedules are out so we can fill you in on the busiest weeks and you can plan accordingly. This week is a slow one with only a handful of colleges letting out. It looks like a good time to get some sun with the weather getting into the seventies this weekend. February 29th-March 4th will be a decent week with over 30 schools...
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Florida Hiking Trails Month

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2016

February has brought sunny days and ideal temperatures making it the best time to go hiking in Florida. You might not think of hiking trails when you think of Destin but there are some trails nearby to satisfy your outdoor interests. From hiking to biking to horseback riding, there are a variety of trails in South Walton ranging from an easy 1 mile path to difficult 5 mile paths. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is a local favorite park with over 3 miles of secluded beaches, three coastal dune...
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Outdoor Events Start up in Baytowne Wharf

Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Warmer weather is up ahead and that means more outdoor activities in Destin ! Starting March 2nd, the Village of Baytowne Wharf will have a Wednesday night concert series each week from 7-9pm. Guests can bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy the music under the stars. Among the lineup is Geoff McBride, Heritage, and Boukou Groove.   Sunday Cinema will begin March 13th on the Events Plaza Lawn from 8-10pm. The whole family can enjoy a new movie each week on the big screen. Planet...
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Mardi Gras in Destin

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

You don’t have to be in New Orleans to enjoy Mardi Gras fun. Select locations around Destin, Florida will be celebrating the colorful event with a variety of activities for the whole family.   Beginning on Friday, February 5th, festivities will kick off at the Destin Harbor with a pub crawl along the Boardwalk. Over at the Destin Commons, a parade will take over the shopping center complete with floats, beads, and more. The New Orleans Ramblers will be performing live and activities for...
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New Year’s Eve on the Emerald Coast

Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

As Christmas comes and goes, residents and visitors to Destin, Florida will be looking for a good spot to ring in the new year. HarborWalk Village will have three live bands performing as well as the 8th Annual Ball Drop over the Harbor. Live music starts at 6pm with Flash Flood, followed by 8 Second Ride and Phillip Lee Jr. There will be two firework shows, first at 8pm and again at midnight.   Baytowne Wharf will have 3 live cover bands for the evening beginning at 7pm with Fleetwood Dreams...
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Top Songwriters Perform at 30A Festival

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2015

The 7th annual Songwriters Festival takes place January 15th-17th at over 25 venues along 30A as well as Grand Boulevard in Destin, Florida . 150 artists from around the country will come to the beaches of South Walton to perform a wide range of music from country, blues, folk, and soul. Jackson Browne will be headlining with an impressive lineup including Grace Potter, Ani DiFranco, Shawn Mullins and many more talented songwriters.   Weekend passes are available will full access to all shows...
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Ice Skating in Baytowne

Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Ice skating in Florida? Thanks to Baytowne on Ice, we can all ice skate here in Destin, Florida . We may get to enjoy warmer temperatures but that doesn’t stop us from getting to participate in winter fun. The Apex Skating Pavilion is located in Baytowne Wharf and offers skating fun for all throughout the winter months. The rink opens at 11am with the first hour each day reserved for kids 12 and under and stays open until 10pm. Those that bring an unopened toy during December can receive a free...
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Alaqua Hosts Annual Howloween Pet Parade

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2015

On October 23rd from 4pm-6pm, Alaqua Animal Refuge is carrying on their 30A tradition with an annual Howloween Pet Parade. Bring your family pups to Fonville Park and enjoy an afternoon of fun while benefiting our favorite shelter. A prize will go to the “Best Owner-Dog Duo” and a giant pumpkin will be dropped with treats for the kids. Fonville Park is located in Alys Beach between Seagrove Beach and Rosemary.   Alaqua is an independent, nonprofit organization located in Freeport, FL on...
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Lip Sync Battle Comes to the Emerald Coast

Posted on Friday, October 9, 2015

The Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) will be hosting the first ever Lip Sync Battle on Thursday, October 29th. This inaugural event will be held at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa with the battle beginning at 7pm.  Solo, duo and trio teams will compete on stage for prizes and the winning crown. A panel of judges will be looking for originality and creativity, audience interaction, and dedication to the performance. Proceeds for the event will go to the Emerald Coast Theatre...
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First Day of Fall!

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Fall season brings football, cooler temperatures, and a full lineup of fun events. The Chili Vibrations Festival is back in Pier Park October 2nd-4th. The chili cookoff was a big hit last year with competing local restaurants and live reggae music. Spinnaker Beach Club is hosting a pre-party on Friday evening and the music will begin on Saturday at 11am. Among the featured performers are Rebelution, G Love and Special Sauce, and the Wailers. Overnight accommodations are available in 30a rentals...
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Beer Week in Destin

Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2015

This year in Destin Florida , those 21+ years of age can participate in the first ever “Beer Week”. Saturday, September 26th will be the 5th annual Beer Festival at Wine World in Paradise Key Shopping Center. This popular event will showcase over 100 beers and craft spirits. Culinary tents will provide food from Bonefish Grill and The Craft Bar. Live entertainment by The Rips can be enjoyed throughout the event.  Leading up to the big day, local restaurants will participate in “Beer Week...
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End of Summer Plans

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tourist season is over! As kids go back to school and summer comes to an end, we can all appreciate the less crowded beaches and roads around Destin .  What are some fun things you can do as the fall season approaches? Book that family beach photo session you’ve been thinking about for months. The weather is ideal and the Emerald Coast makes for a perfect portrait setting. Or you could gather all your friends for a fun beach bonfire . Permits can be obtained for any South Walton beach public...
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Help Save Our Sea Turtles

Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Marine life sightings can be the highlight of your beach vacation. Among the many exciting things you might come across are sea turtles. Nesting season began in May and continues through October so it’s a good time to go over some reminders. The South Walton Turtle Watch is a group of volunteers who locate endangered and threatened sea turtle nests and protect them along the beaches of Northwest Florida. While we may not all have the time or resources to volunteer, we can still do our part to...
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Andi Scurto Wins MKAF Festival of the Arts Poster Contest

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Destin, Florida resident Andrea Scurto ( AndiArt ) is the 2015 winner of the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) festival poster contest. Each year, an art contest is held to promote the Festival of the Arts. The winning design is showcased on the official festival poster, festival guide, website, and more. Scurto’s quirky design of a colorful giraffe riding a large vintage bicycle is the winning illustration for the upcoming event.  Scurto is a self-taught mixed media artist with a whimsical...
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Where the Locals Go

Posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

It’s no secret that Destin beaches make the Emerald Coast a leading vacation destination. Award-winning shopping centers, championship golf courses, a seemingly endless selection of fine dining, and stunning scenery attract people year round to our area. If you live here, you know there are more than a few “must-see” spots. Some activities have become a tradition for visitors, such as beach and dinner at The Crab Trap or go-karts and bumper boats at The Track. We like these too but as Destin...
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Digital Graffiti is Back With Highly Acclaimed Show

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Art festivals can be enjoyed year round along the Emerald Coast from Destin to Seagrove Beach. Digital Graffiti, the only art show of its kind returns to Alys Beach on 30A during June 4-6, 2015. The highly acclaimed projection art festival lights up the walls of Alys Beach with original works using digital technology. Thousands of dollars in prizes are awarded to artists who will attend from all over the world. The festival will kick off on Thursday with a Curator’s Tour and behind-the-scenes...
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Concerts in the Village Return on Thursdays

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2015

The only thing better than summer concerts is outdoor summer concerts. Each year, Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation presents Concerts in the Village. The nine week series began May 7th in Destin, Florida and will continue each Thursday evening at the Dugas Pavilion and Village Green. The outdoor concerts have been a popular tradition with many attending to enjoy live music under the stars. Guests can bring their own chairs or blankets and refreshments will be available for purchase onsite.  ...
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Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend at ArtsQuest

Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2015

The 27th Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival will take place May 8th-10th in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin near  Destin, Florida . This Mother’s Day weekend tradition brings over 100 juried artists together to showcase their art with over a dozen different mediums. Artists from around the country will be competing for awards and cash prizes up to $10,000. Live music will be enjoyed throughout the weekend with performances by Boukou Groove and The Sluetown Strutters. Along with food and...
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The Destin Dog Park Gets an Upgrade

Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

After two years, the Destin Florida dog park has lights! This past Monday night was the official lighting for the park. Over 100 people were able to attend the community event with their pets in tow. The park is located in the heart of Destin and has been a treasured addition to the area. Many visit the free park regularly with their four-legged friends taking full advantage of the designated field. Up until this week, that time was limited as the park would empty when the sun set. Residents...
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Take a Cruise on SunQuest’s SOLARIS Yacht

Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

SunQuest Cruises is a locally-owned and operated company in Destin, Florida. SunQuest’s  SOLARIS yacht is one of the top places to be in Destin. The 125’ yacht features three decks with indoor and outdoor space for up to 150 people. Cruises are available year-round for weekly fine dining, dancing and sunset views. Located in Sandestin, the SOLARIS provides an all-inclusive experience as the only dining and entertainment cruise available in Northwest Florida. It was also voted the best venue...
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Outdoor Concert for President’s Day Weekend

Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015

Warmer weather means more outdoor activities! We have already had articles on Valentine’s Day in Destin and Mardi Gras events so if those don’t interest you, here is a nice change of pace. Saturday, February 14th in Seaside, Roman Street will be performing live in the Amphitheater. Brothers Noah and Josh Thompson are from Mobile, Alabama and play as Roman Street with a Jazz fusion sound. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and get ready to enjoy the live music in the heart of the charming Seaside...
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New Year’s Celebrations

Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014

Where will you be on New Year’s Eve? There are plenty of fun events to take part in from the Destin Harbor to Seagrove Beach . At HarborWalk Village, the Street Party Countdown begins at 7pm. This free event will include live music by Departure and a Journey Tribute Band. Fireworks will light up the sky in two shows at 8pm and the 7th annual Ball Drop is at midnight. In the heart of Destin Florida , the new year will be celebrated in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. At 7pm, the year-end celebration...
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Festival of Trees

Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

One of the best parts about the holiday season is the decorations. Families love to decorate with twinkling lights, ribbons, garlands, ornaments, and everything else they’ve had in storage all year. In Grand Boulevard starting November 25th, there will be a Festival of Trees displayed at the Grand Park. 12 decorated trees from non-profit organizations in Destin, Florida will be competing to win prizes including Best in Show and People’s Choice. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite...
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10 Signs You Belong in Destin

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

10 – you wear flip flops year-round  9 – your screensaver is of your last beach trip (hopefully from last month, not last year)  8 – you keep a swimsuit in your car at all times “just in case”  7 – you book your next vacation while you are still on your vacation  6 – your cooking skills are lacking because all you do on Pinterest is scroll pictures of the beach  5 – you like umbrellas in your drink – everything tastes better when it looks tropical and your view is miles...
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Fishing Rodeo Kicks off with a Big Catch

Posted on Thursday, October 2, 2014

When it comes to Destin recreation , there seem to be endless options in the area. We are two days into the Destin Fishing Rodeo and there has already been excitement. On opening day, the first shark was caught and it was no baby. A Destin charter boat brought in the beast and it weighed in at 188 lbs, 6 feet long. This naturally brought a crowd to the docks to check out the catch. We are hearing a lot about this rodeo but what is it all about? The Destin Fishing Rodeo takes place the entire...
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Help Our Animal Friends Beat the Heat

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

With record temperatures along the Emerald Coast lately, the last thing we want to do is go outside for extended lengths of time. Since our four-legged friends don’t always have the luxury of hanging out in the air condition, let’s not forget about them during our heat wave. We all know the danger of leaving them in our car even for a short amount of time. If they are outdoors, make sure they have shade to lay in or an overhang to protect them from direct sun. Refill their water bowls so they...
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Shark Week

Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Jaws, Sharknado, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week – we can’t deny we love a good shark show. Living by the beach along the Gulf of Mexico could either enhance this or very well terrify us. How common are shark sightings in our area? What are the odds of a shark attack while you are on vacation? According to the International Shark Attack File website, the odds of a shark attack are 1 in 11.5 million. Compared to other recorded fatalities, a dog attack is 33 times more common, lightning strike...
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We Love the Nightlife

Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014

When your day at the beach ends and dinner is over, you might be anxious to check out some of the area’s nightlife you have heard about. Rather than go to the last place you remember seeing advertised in a banner across the sky, let us tell you the best places to be after hours. Club Bimini of AJ’s restaurant on the Harbor is a hot spot for live music and dancing with a great view overlooking the water. The Funky Blues Shack has locations in Destin near the Harbor and in Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin...
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Beach Fitness

Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

Being a beach community, it’s no surprise that the Emerald Coast has quite a variety of fitness locations to choose from. Of course, there’s endless options to outdoor exercise including swimming, tennis, volleyball, surfing, and paddleboarding. Whether you prefer specialty classes such as Bikram Yoga, the dance favorite Zumba, or an intense Crossfit session, we can guarantee you can find something up your alley in town.   Destin Pilates Center is a full service Pilates, Aerial, and Barre...
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Beat the Heat this Summer

Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

We were so happy when the temperatures finally went up and the cold weather was over. While we love the beach, some days it just gets way too hot and we need somewhere to cool off. Where might that be? Big Kahuna’s water park is a crowd favorite. With rides and slides, a wave pool and adventure park, it’s no wonder it was voted one of the best waterparks in America by the Travel Channel. Don’t let the view fool you from Highway 98, it may look small but it actually has over 40 water attractions...
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Destin is Dog-Friendly!

Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Whether you are traveling with your furry best friend or live locally, sometimes we just hate to leave our little guys all day. So where are some places that will welcome our four-legged buddies? Most beaches do not allow dogs, unfortunately. South Walton County is the exception but only for property owners with beach permits for their pet. But if you want to get your pup out for some exercise, Henderson Beach State Park allows dogs on the trail as long as they are on leashes.  Niceville...
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The Happiest 5K

Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Known as the “Happiest 5K on the Planet”, the Color Run has come a long way from its start in 2011. Now the bright festival is hosting 170 events in over 30 countries. The original paint race is all about having the time of your life. The race is untimed and runners get plastered with different colors at each kilometer of the race. This year only, the Kaleidoscope Tour is being featured with new gear and fun kaleidoscope attractions on the course. Tickets are still available for the event on...
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The Saintsations in Sandestin

Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

This week in Sandestin, the New Orleans Saints Cheerleaders will be visiting for their annual calendar photo shoot. The Saintsations are known for their performances at football games and their community outreach. Since many  travel to the area from Louisiana to vacation, it’s the perfect location to host the cheerleaders. There will be photo sessions around the resort to be included in the next calendar. What a great start for the summer! ...
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Live Music on the Emerald Coast

Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

First Note Music Hall opened two years ago in Blue Mountain Beach. Owner Tommy Jackson wanted to bring a distinctive live music experience to the area that was previous lacking. The Music Hall closed after a short run but Jackson has joined up with Seascape Resort and Vue on 30A to revive the First Note experience. There is now live entertainment every Friday and Saturday at Seascape. Vue on 30A will host live performances each Sunday in Santa Rosa Beach. As with the previous First Note appearances...
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It's Mud Run Time!

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Emerald Coast Mud Run is finally here! This Saturday, beginning with a 7:30am Elite Run and ending with a 7:30pm Glow Run, runners from near and far will compete in the dirtiest race around. The big competition will be at the Northwest Florida State College in Niceville and has become an exciting event for Florida residents. This is not your average run here; the seven races throughout the day are complete with tough obstacles and watery mud pits. This year, the newest addition is the Zero...
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Jazz Festival is Around the Corner

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

This year is the sixteenth anniversary of Seabreeze Jazz Festivals. The popular festival started out in Seaside with only a few hundred in attendance. These days, the event attracts almost 25,000 jazz fans and is one of the fastest growing jazz festivals in the country. April 23-27 will be the dates of this year’s festival and is going to be held at the Pier Park Amphitheatre in Panama City Beach. Among the weekend entertainers are Brian Culbertson, The Family Stone, Jones and Company, Maysa...
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Jazz Festival is Around the Corner

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

This year is the sixteenth anniversary of Seabreeze Jazz Festivals. The popular festival started out in Seaside with only a few hundred in attendance. These days, the event attracts almost 25,000 jazz fans and is one of the fastest growing jazz festivals in the country. April 23-27 will be the dates of this year’s festival and is going to be held at the Pier Park Amphitheatre in Panama City Beach. Among the weekend entertainers are Brian Culbertson, The Family Stone, Jones and Company, Maysa...
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Holiday Happenings on the Harbor

Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2013

The holidays are quickly approaching, and Destin locals and visitors are looking forward to some of the long-held Destin traditions that take place on the Emerald Coast leading up to Christmas. Temperatures may be cooler, but with average temperatures in the mid-sixties in December, the weather in Destin still beats the weather in the majority of the rest of the US, and outdoor activities remain enjoyable! And who doesn’t like white sand better than white snow, anyway? Here are...
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Labor Day on 30A

Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2013

Many look forward to Labor Day as their last shot to a summer getaway! It's a three day weekend at the end of summer allowing families to have one last fling before the school season. The Beaches of South Walton entice families each year with powder white sand, emerald green waters, and exciting events throughout the weekend. Along 30A, possessing pastel houses and picket fences sits the small town of Seaside . Visit the Seaside Amphitheater on Saturday, August 31st for...
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A Seasonal Sprint in South Walton

Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013

Summer is wrapping up and before you know it a new season is here! Time flies when you're having fun so come back to fun this season. Come back to the Beaches of South Walton! November is a perfect time of year at the Beaches of South Walton. Crisp cool air through a bright sunny sky and powdery white sand feeling cold between your toes will give you the desire to spend your days outside. With plenty of outdoor activities to engage in that's exactly where you'll be! November 28th through...
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HarborWalk in July

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013

Imagine a colorful colossal structure with all the flair of Bourbon Street. New Orleans themed shops, restaurants, and bars align a boardwalk that stretches out over the Gulf of Mexico. Welcome to HarborWalk Village Destin, Florida! HarborWalk Village  is located right on the beautiful Destin Harbor so renting a boat or Jet Ski is a must! Popular dolphin cruises go out daily as well as world class charter boats. Destin, once referred to as a little fishing village, provides a successful...
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Light Up the Sky in Destin, Florida

Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013

Nothing says summer like a 4th of July celebration in Destin, Florida. When is the best time to see fireworks? When they reflect colorfully over the Gulf of Mexico! With just a few weeks away, make your plans for the Emerald Coast during July 4th weekend and checkout the opportunities for an impressive celebration! Our first stop is  HarborWalk Village. Located right on the Harbor, HarborWalk Village boasts one of the best views in Destin. Watch as they light up the sky this 4th of July...
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The Catch of Summer

Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013

The month of June means only one thing to anglers in Destin and surrounding areas....The Blue Marlin Classic. What better way to reel one in knowing a cash prize is on the 'line'? The bigger the bite the bigger the pot waiting for you back at the dock! Ranked 5th Richest Tournament in the world by Marlin Magazine,  The Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin offers a huge pay-off for categories such as: Blue Marlin, Dolphin, Tuna, and Wahoo. The three that weigh the heaviest of each category...
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Gulfarium Marine Adventure: Sunset Camp

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

If your kids are looking for an aquatic adventure this summer than look no further than Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park! The opportunities for animal encounters are endless. Dolphin and sea lion shows are performed daily as well as educational exhibits to view. Gulfarium Marine Adventure  is now offering Sunset Camp, something new for children ages 6-14. On select evenings beginning in June and continuing through summer from 4:00pm to 9:00pm kids can learn about and experience the...
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Summer Concerts Sound through the Emerald Coast

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Emerald Coast is home to many talented artists and musicians. It's no surprise then that at any time, any day, any month, and all year round there is a concert taking place. The Emerald Coast invites you to an outdoor concert this summer! Where is the venue? Well, that's up to you. HarborWalk Village invites you to  "Rock the Docks" every Saturday night! This outdoor concert held from 7:00-9:00pm is free and open to the public. You can rock with local talent as they take a stage surrounded...
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Cajun Celebration in Pensacola

Posted on Sunday, April 7, 2013

Let the good times roll in Pensacola for their 29th Annual Crawfish Festival! This is actually the largest crawfish boil in the state of Florida held at Bartram Park in downtown Pensacola. Louisiana lovers will flock from all over for crawfish Cajun style. Imagine over 16,000 pounds of crawfish...and that's just in the boil. They'll be serving crawfish anyway you like it. In a po-boy or a pie, fried or boiled, you can tear in, suck down, and eat up! Live musical performances will bring you back...
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Seabreeze Jazz Festival

Smooth Jazz along the Emerald Coast

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013

Award-winning jazz artists will rush the stage this April 17-21, for the Gulf Coast's Annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival ! Music lovers from all over will converge on Panama City's Pier Park for 5 song-filled days of Jazz. Voted "Top 10 Jazz Festival in the USA" by JazzIZ Magazine, over 20,000 fans will flock to Aaron Bessant Park for a line-up full of talent.  Wednesday Night sets the mood for the event with a Smooth Jazz Dinner Cruise aboard The Lady Anderson...
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Coyote Ugly Comes to Destin

Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013

Move over Hooter's, you're not the only nocturnal animal rocking Highway 98! Come Spring 2013, Coyote Ugly is set to open in Destin, Florida. Taking the place of the former Shed BBQ & Blues joint, Coyote Ugly will join the HarborWalk family in mid-April. Coyote Ugly  is one of the most famous bars in the United States. Far from its name, this bar is known for their strong, beautiful women serving up cocktails all night long. Not to mention the occasional bar dance! The original opened...
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Carmike's Boulevard Cinema 10

Posted on Friday, February 8, 2013

All residents and guest eagerly await the opening of Carmike's Boulevard 10 Cinema. Set to open spring of 2013, the long anticipated theater debut is now just around the corner. It will be Walton County's first movie theater and like Walton County it will be first class! Carmike's Cinemas  have over 232 theaters in over 35 states. Their theater at Grand Boulevard will be state-of-the-art, boasting 10 movie screens and the capability of seating close to 2,000 people. Included is Carmike's...
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Mardi Gras Madness in Northwest Florida: Pensacola & Pensacola Beach

Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013

The official day of Mardi Gras is February 12th 2013. Here in North West Florida, we don't like to limit our holidays to just one day. So if you're one that cannot get enough moon pies and baby cakes than you're in luck! Check out all the celebrations Pensacola and Pensacola Beach have to offer in 2013. Pensacola Beach starts the festivities early on Friday, January 18th, at Sandshaker on Pensacola Beach Boulevard. Join the Mytic Krewe of Nereids' Moon Pie Party for all night dancing, fun activities...
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Mardi Gras Madness in North West Florida: Destin

Posted on Saturday, January 5, 2013

You don't have to head to New Orleans for an authentic Mardi Gras Celebration. North West Florida has not one, but six Mardi Gras parties and parades planned throughout the area! Let's take a look at two and see how Destin turns its laid-back, beach town atmosphere into a bead-throwing, moon pie tossing, good time! No one says "Laissez les bons temps rouler" like HarborWalk Village on Saturday, February 9th from 2-11pm. Dazzling floats, colorful costumes, and street performers will parade down...
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Beach Ball Countdown Pier Park

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Can you believe we are just a countdown away from 2013! New Year’s Eve celebration is an evening many plan and look forward to all year long. What once meant lipstick, heels, and plenty of hydration so I could party all night, has now turned into dog sitters, kid sitters, and a designated driver who can get my husband and I back before 10:00pm. Although it has crossed my mind, I don’t think I’m ready to spend New Year’s Eve in my robe with a glass of champagne, and Dick...
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3 Days of Zen in Pensacola

Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012

Pensacola is hosting the first Mahabhuta Yoga Festival November 16-18th. Regional yoga teachers, artists, healers, and musicians will be sharing their talents at the beautiful waterfront Sanders Beach Community Center. The meaning of  Mahabhuta is the “Great Element”. This year’s festival is honoring the element of Water and will be featured in the many Yoga workshops throughout the weekend. Included in the festivities are organic eats, outdoor music, photo sessions, and spa services....
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Destin Festival of Arts

An Ocean of Art

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012

Destin Festival of the Arts is approaching once again and judging from the previous 16 years it will not be a disappointment. On October 27th and 28th, Henderson State Park turns into an artist's paradise complete with a sugar-white sand beach and emerald-green ocean backdrop. The Destin Festival of the Arts  is an event I look forward to every year! With over 100 talented artists from around the United States there is always a new piece that catches my eye and completes my...
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The Emerald Coast's Fall Festivals

Posted on Monday, September 10, 2012

Fall is my favorite time of year in Destin. Locals call it the ‘between season’, when the summer crowds have gone back home and it’s a little too early for the holiday surge. The weather is at a perfect 75-85 degrees and my favorite outdoor festivals make their yearly appearance once again. October is the month fo r Destin’s 34th Annual Seafood Festiv al. Three days of over 20 food vendors, mostly local restaurants, serving up delicious seafood dishes. The setting takes place along the beautiful...
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Destin Fireworks at Harborwalk Village

The Emerald Coast Lights up the Sky

Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Emerald Coast has big plans this 4th of July. From sunrise to sunset, on harbors and in wharfs, a celebration is in the making. What’s the question on everyone’s mind… where’s the party at? HarborWalk Village brings Destin a 4th of July Extravaganza! Along with live music on the Main Stage by Clinch 46 you can enjoy family activities and giveaways. Not to be missed is HarborWalk’s 3rd Annual Hot Dog Eating contest. A spectacular fireworks show over the harbor will end the night. Nothing...
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Sandestin's Big Catch

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Gulf Coast’s season for Blue Marlin is here! The perfect time for anglers from all over to gear up and head to the Panhandle for the catch of the year! Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in beautiful Destin, Florida is in on the action once again with their Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic June 20-24. Ranked among the top 10 Big Money Tournaments in the world, Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic invites all captains and their crew to spend four days in the Gulf of Mexico ...
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Destin Concerts in the Park

Summer Concerts under the Stars

Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mattie Kelly’s Concerts in the Park are by far the area’s best outdoor concert series. The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation is one of the community’s leading cultural charities and the first to present outdoor concerts to the area. Now they are celebrating 16 years of live music under the stars. This nine week concert series supplies music from all genres. From jazz to country; reggae to rock, there will be something you just can’t help tapping your foot too. Why stop there? Dancing is highly...
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ANNIKA & Friends Celebrity Golf & Concert Event

Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012

The inaugural ANNIKA & Friends Celebrity Golf Event is coming to Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort May 12th through the 13th. Sandestin is gearing up for an amazing weekend filled with golf, fine dining from Wine World, and music! All proceeds from the event will go to the ANNIKA Foundation to fund the implementation of SPARK – the leading physical education program for children in schools throughout Northwest Florida and across the state. The festivities begin on Saturday with a welcome...
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Spike Into Spring

Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012

Emerald Coast Volley Ball Week is back and only a few weeks away! The official start of spring is here giving you just enough time to brush up on your beach volley ball game. This could be your lucky year! The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island hosts the Emerald Coast Volley Ball Week every year and registration is open. From April 18th-22nd you will be immersed in beach volley ball from dusk till dawn. What better way to spend your spring break under the sun, in the sand, enjoying a little friendly...
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Sharpen Your Swing with the Sandestin Tennis Club

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Sandestin Tennis Club brings back the QuickStart program for children of all ages. The QuickStart program is relatively new and being implemented nationwide. It's designed to introduce kids to the game and keep them excited about tennis by using special equipment, shorter court dimensions, and modified scoring. With much success last year, Sandestin Tennis Club invites those 12 and under to join the fun every Monday through Thursday. As their game progresses so will the equipment allowing...
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Bring Your Best Friend to the New Park in Destin!

Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Destin Dog Park has opened its gates! The grand opening of the new Destin Dog Park took place on Saturday, January 7th with over 100 pets and owners! The sidewalks and streets of Destin were busy with dog lovers and tail-waggers visiting the park for the first time.   1.5 acres of land dedicated to dogs and their proud owners sits at the intersection of Indian Bayou Drive and Commons Drive. The Destin Dog park is gated and sectioned off so that big dogs and little dogs can enjoy the park...
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Songwriters of the World Unite on 30A

Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Back by popular demand is the 30A Songwriters Festival. It’s a three-day music festival featuring over 250 performances by more than 125 songwriters from all over the country. Venues vary from intimate settings to open air amphitheaters, all taking place along the beautiful beaches of South Walton’s Scenic Highway 30A in Northwest Florida. Beginning January 13th – 15th, the 30A 2012 Songwriters Festival provides non-stop entertainment at unique beach resort venues in South Walton. Performances...
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Pensacola Interstate Fair

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Fair is coming to Pensacola, Florida! Starting October 20th for 10 days you can enjoy the largest and most exciting event held on the Gulf Coast! Attracting exhibits and participants from all over the country the Pensacola Interstate Fair will offer something for all! Progress through Education has been the central theme from the beginning offering students who have participated in the fair $40,000 in scholarships each year. In keeping with the theme, the Pensacola Fair exhibits will include...
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'Sailgating' in Sandestin

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011

Football season has started and Sandestin’s Marina Beach is in on the game! Have you ever been 'Sailgating'? Second only to being in the actual stadium of your favorite NFL or College team, ‘Sailgating’ in Sandestin is an experience you don’t want to miss. Every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, or any time there is a NFL or College game on there will be a ‘Sailgate’ Party happening at the Marina Beach. A giant outdoor screen will play game after game while you cheer on your team. You can pull up...
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Destin Fishing Rodeo Continues its Beloved History in 2011

Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

October 1st 2011 will kick off another Fishing Rodeo in Destin, FL. Since 1948 anglers and excitement seekers eagerly anticipate this momentous annual event. Over $200,000 will be awarded to the best catches of the approximately 30,000 entrants -- numbers higher than any previous year. Spectators, too will number in the thousands enjoying the Seafood Festival that coincides with the Rodeo. The Destin Fishing Rodeo truly enjoys a lively and beloved history. The first few Rodeos included some...
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See it in Style at Grand Boulevard

Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011

Grand Boulevard at Sandestin announces they will open a new state-of-the-art movie theatre in the summer of 2012. Loved for the ability to shop, dine, play, and stay all in one spot, Grand Boulevard can add entertained to the list come July of 2012. Summer fun at Sandestin can soon be had outdoors and in!   The new Carmike theatre , named the Montecito 10, will feature ten screens with total seating for 1,800 and will be highlighted by a “BIGD” auditorium, and Ovation Club, Carmike’s premium...
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Live Oak Landing, An RVC Outdoor Destination

Posted on Sunday, August 21, 2011

  Live Oak Landing has now partnered with Mark McDuffie, captain of Wounded Warrior Fishing services, to offer professional guided fishing expeditions and tours of the Choctawhatchee river system near the Emerald Coast. A prime location for fishing, visitors can get ready for a successful fishing adventure along secluded areas.    Live Oak Landing describes this new partnership as an enhanced recreational experience. Any guest to Live Oak Landing that is interested in...
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2012 Boating Magazine Swimsuit Edition Shoot Coming to Destin

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Boating Magazine's annual swimsuit edition will be shot in Destin, Florida along the Destin Harbor. Beginning on August 19th, 12 beautiful models will pose in the picturesque locations of HarborWalk Marina, the Emerald Grande and HarborWalk Village. Models from all over the country competed to be selected as one of the 12 swimsuit models for this year's November/December issue. During the photo and video shoot, some 20 models, photographers and editors will be calling the Emerald Grande...
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Roll In the Weekend in Fort Walton Beach

Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2011

There’s a new trend in Fort Walton Beach and it sure beats the usual Saturday night dinner and a movie. Make your way to Ferry Road for action, speed, and dolls on wheels. I’m talking about the Beach Brawl Sk8R Dolls (BBSD) of Fort Walton Beach. The BBSD is the first-ever women’s flat track roller derby league in Fort Walton Beach. The team was developed in 2008 by a group of disciplined athletes, strong in mind and in body. Their dedication to advancing this sport and helping the community...
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Hear it First in South Walton

Posted on Monday, August 1, 2011

South Walton Beach has a brand new hot spot for your next Friday and Saturday night out, First Note! True to its name, First Note is a trendy little music hall that provides a stage to up and coming artists looking to showcase their talent. These artists can practice their performance to a smaller crowd and we can enjoy the show!   What a great concept! In the next year or so you may have to travel and pay a small fortune to see these artists. Right now, however, you can take in their talent...
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IMAX is coming to The Grand Theatre in Pier Park Panama City Beach July 15th, 2011.

Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011

Now Pier Park is not only home to over 80 stores and 25 restaurants but come midnight on July 15th The Grand Theatre Pier Park will open the first IMAX Theatre in the area. At the opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 visitors of Pier Park and The Grand Theatre will get to experience Image Maximum. This Image Maximum or ‘IMAX’ technology has been hailed by both critics and viewers as the “next step” in movies. This new film technology allows the display of far larger images...
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Yolo Board Seaside Celebration September 10th, 2011

Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2011

Devote one day to the hottest craze to hit the water, Stand-Up Paddle Boards. This special event will be hosted by Seaside, one of North West Florida’s favorite little beach towns. Everyone is welcome to 2011’s Yolo Board , Seaside Celebration!   Racers and spectators alike are encouraged to make their way to Seaside, Florida on September 10th to join in the festivities. Along with two Paddle Board races there will be a live concert, silent auction, equipment demos, and much more. Start...
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Sandestin Music Festival Scheduled For August 12th and 13th, 2011

Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sandestin Music Festival is returning to The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Debuting in 2010 with much success the encore is set for August 12th and 13th, 2011. Powered by a collection of top songwriters and hit-makers, this years’ line-up is described as a little country, a little rock ‘n’ roll, and a whole lot of soul.   2,400 acres of pristine beaches and Golf courses make Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort the perfect stage for legendary musicians and songwriters to deliver amazing performances...
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14 Ways to Cool Off this Summer

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2011

Summer is here and the heat is on! One thing about Destin, Florida, it gets hot in the summer. Sometimes all that is needed is a quick dip in the ocean. For those intense summer days you may have to use one of my 14 tried and true ways to cool off in Destin . The first way is Tahitian Vanilla! 32 Degrees is a new frozen yogurt bar in Sandestin, offering 14 delicious flavors, some periodically changing, throughout the seasons. Adjacent to Panera Bread and conveniently situated in the parking...
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Taste Destin this Spring!

Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2011

The 25th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival is right around the corner! Held on April 28th through May 1st, you can enjoy four days of unique events. Attend private dinners, participate in auctions for rare and distinctive wines, and experience a wine tasting like no other. I’ve been a faithful attendee of the Sandestin Wine Festival for the last three years. Last year’s event was amazing, showcasing 800 wines! I did my best to sample as many as possible but at the end of the day I’m sure I lost...
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