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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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Seaside Hosts Annual Wine Festival

Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016

Fall festivals are among the most anticipated events for Destin, Florida residents and attract many to our beach communities. This November, the Seeing Red Wine Festival will take place in Seaside for its 26th year. Recognized by Fodor’s Travel as one of the “Top 10 Can’t Miss Fall Wine Festivals”, the four day event never disappoints.  The festival will begin on November 3rd with the Vintner’s Dinner at 7pm at Bud & Alley’s Restaurant. A special menu has been created by Executive Chef...
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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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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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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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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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Black Friday is Near

Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014

The biggest shopping day of the year is almost among us. People start planning for Black Friday months in advance. It is possibly even more anticipated than Thanksgiving itself. Where will you be on that fateful day? Destin Florida is a top shopping destination for plenty of reasons. Along with premium outlet malls, there are tons of boutiques, antique malls, beach stores, and much more to help find the perfect gift for the holidays.   Silver Sands outlet mall is a nationwide attraction...
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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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36th Annual Seafood Festival

Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The fall season brings festivals along the coast from Seagrove Beach to the Destin Harbor. One of the biggest festivals of the year is the annual Seafood Festival. This year we are more excited than usual since the last festival was cancelled due to bad weather. Tropical storms better stay away so we can all enjoy the festival as we have for many years. Along the Harbor, tons of vendors will set up with a huge variety of food and drinks. Of course, fresh caught local seafood will be the main...
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Beer Fest Time!

Posted on Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Among the most highly anticipated Destin events is the Beer Festival which will be held on Saturday, September 27th from 2-5pm. The annual event is hosted by Chan’s Wine World located in Paradise Key Shopping Center. A vast variety of high-end craft and microbrews will be featured at the festival.  There will also be culinary stations set up, a silent auction, and a VIP tent. Boukou Groove will be performing live for the entertainment of the afternoon. Proceeds from this year’s event benefit...
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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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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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Destin Charity Wine Auction Exceeds Expectations Once Again!

Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) is an organization that connects wine enthusiasts to raise money to benefit children in need in Northwest Florida . Through hosting world class wine and culinary events since 2005, DCWAF has donated more than $6 Million to Northwest Florida charities. A powerful afternoon and impressive increase was seen on Saturday, April 27th at their biggest event of the year!  I arrived with a group of friends at the big white tent in Grand Boulevard Sandestin...
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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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The Season of Festivals Begins

Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014

The Sandestin Wine Festival kicked off last night and will continue throughout the weekend. The festival has been named the “Best Annual Event” by Destin Magazine and receives accolades from nationwide media. Hundreds will flock to the Village of Baytowne Wharf to enjoy wine tastings along with great food and music. Over 500 domestic and international wines will be available with a Retail Tent on property to purchase your favorite selections. Representatives from vineyards around the world will...
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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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Emerald Coast Seafood Festival: Panama City Beach

Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fresh seafood is a delicacy that's dished up daily on the Emerald Coast. Local fishermen bait their hooks and lure your favorite seafood dish to nearby restaurants. Throughout the year seafood festivals are celebrated from Pensacola to Panama City, honoring all who have a part in serving the tastiest seafood in town. Our next stop in the Emerald Coast Seafood Festival Series....Panama City Beach. The  2013 Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival is held on Thursday, October 17th through...
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Emerald Coast Seafood Festival: Destin

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Serving fresh seafood is a daily privilege on the Emerald Coast. The Gulf of Mexico provides an ocean full of delicacies just waiting to be served at your favorite beach town eatery. That's why festivals honoring local seafood restaurants and chefs are hosted from Pensacola to Panama City Beach. Our next stop in the Emerald Coast Seafood Festival Series.....Destin! The 35th Annual  Destin Seafood Festival is held on October 4th through the 6th. Stroll through the beautiful HarborWalk...
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Emerald Coast Seafood Festival: Pensacola

Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013

The Emerald Coast takes pride in serving the freshest seafood right out of their back yard, the Gulf of Mexico. That's why Seafood Festivals are an Emerald Coast tradition and are anxiously anticipated by locals and guests! This is a celebration of sea delicacies taking place every year from Pensacola to Panama City. Our first stop for delicious seafood is Pensacola! The Fiesta of Five Flags 36th Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival will be held on Friday, September 27th through Sunday, September...
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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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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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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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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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A Week of Wine in Sandestin

Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sandestin is known for award winning golf courses, beautiful white-sand beaches, and exciting spring events! Voted "The Best in Destin", the Sandestin Wine Festival has been the event of the year! For the 27th year in a row Sandestin Wine Festival will draw thousands to Baytowne Wharf on April 18th - 21st, for a 4 day wine celebration. So, what's better than a wine festival in Sandestin.....TWO! South Walton Beaches Food & Wine Festival will debut at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin...
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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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Destin Charity Wine Auction Exceeds Expectations

Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation proudly presented their biggest event for the 7th year in a row on Saturday, April 28th. The Reserve Tasting and Auction is an exclusive event that features distinctive wines poured and paired with fine cuisine all for the goal of raising money for local children’s charities. The event took place at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s Linkside Center which was perfectly transformed inside and outside for a “red carpet” event! The outdoor walk-about and...
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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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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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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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The Pensacola Seafood Festival is scheduled for September 23rd through 25th, 2011

Posted on Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Pensacola Seafood Festival returns to Historic Seville Square in Downtown Pensacola for the 34th year in a row. The event is presented each year by the Fiesta of Five Flags, an organization of over 450 members that volunteer for yearly events to promote tourism, heritage, and pride in Pensacola. There will be over 180 food and craft vendors making the Pensacola Seafood Festival one of the largest arts and crafts Fair in Northwest Florida. 18 carefully chosen food venders border the park...
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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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A Weekend Of Smooth Jazz at Pier Park

Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011

In North West Florida April is a big month. For most it’s a time for spring break, warmer weather, and long days on the beach. For this Destin native it means a weekend at the Sea Breeze Jazz Festival. Both locals and vacationers look forward to this event every year. I remember when the Sea Breeze Jazz Festival made its debut in 1999. It started small with just a few participants, mostly from local areas. Over the years I’ve seen it grow into the popular festival it is today, attracting...
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St. Patty's on the Destin Harbor

Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2011

Harborwalk Village is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a week chalk-full of great food, music and traditional Irish imbibery! It all starts on Saturday, March 12th from noon until 4:00PM with the 3rd Annual Grogg Games on the Destin Harbor. Here you can experience the ultimate Irish Street Festival, bag pipe band, live music and entertainment. On Thursday, March 17th at 4:00PM, the Grogg March will "Sham-Rock" throughout the Village, where each venue will entertain audiences with live...
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2011 UWF Festival on the Green is Simply Inspiring

Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I’m a local artist and I’m really excited about this year’s Festival on the Green at the UWF campus! Always set in the spring, it’s a beautiful time of year for a festival. The magnolias are fragrant, the breeze is cool and all your senses are delighted and enlightened. Last year there was amazing original art and SO much more. Apart from delicious fresh culinary arts including grilled kabobs, Hawaiian shaved ice and chocolate confections the entertainment was pretty cool. Visitors experienced...
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The Sounds of Spring in Seaside, Florida

Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

After another unusually cold winter, this Florida girl is ready for spring! It is the best time of year for this area. Everything around is green and ready to bloom, including the entertainment. Outdoor concerts on every corner, my favorite being the Seaside Spring Concert Series.   Every year Seaside puts on an outdoor Spring Concert. It is free and everyone is invited. Bring a chair or blanket and relax on their lush green lawn enjoying sounds from the area’s most talented musicians. Beginning...
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Celebrate Mardi Gras in Destin, Florida

Posted on Thursday, February 3, 2011

Waves are not the only thing we catch here in Destin. Through the months of February and March beads and moon pies will be tossed your way for a Mardi Gras celebration you won’t want to miss. Here’s a list of Mardi Gras events throughout Destin. The celebration begins Saturday, February 12th, on Okaloosa Island! Your first shot at catching some beads is the Mardi Gras Parade on Santa Rosa Boulevard starting at 11:00am. A Mardi Gras Block Party hosted on Amberjack Drive from 12:00pm to 5:00pm...
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Get Ready for Midnight Madness!

Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Each and every year, the shopping faithful make their pilgrimage to Silver Sands Factory Outlets for, what amounts to them as, an annual religious experience. The over 100 designer factory stores featured at Silver Sands have become the holy grail of Black Friday experiences for this group of diehards, and this year will be no different. Midnight Madness is back for 2010, and the parking lots are sure to be jam-packed with eager bargain seekers. On Friday, November 26th, Silver Sands will open...
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Blues, Brews & BBQ

Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's round three of HarborWalk Village's Brews, Blues & BBQ celebration! On November 13th from Noon to 4:00 PM, the Destin Harbor will be alive with the sounds of live music, the smell of delicious southern-style BBQ and the aroma of over 25 speciality American beers! As part of the event, local Destin restaurants will compete in a spirited BBQ cook-off, and offer samples of creative BBQ styles and signature coastal classics. Top winners in their respective categories will be awarded prizes...
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Silver Sands Celebrates an "Event-Full" October

Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010

The autumn season marks the beginning of a special time of year for our area with cooler, sunny days and an abundance of community and cultural events. With a crisp feel in the air, residents and visitors take to the outdoors and discover fun ways to shop, dine and entertain themselves. The nation’s largest designer outlet center, Silver Sands Factory Stores, is joining in on the fun with a month long celebration complete with breathtaking Autumn Tides artwork, Breast Cancer Awareness Month...
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32nd Annual Destin Seafood Festival

Posted on Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Since 1979 the Destin Seafood Festival has been an event that never gets old or loses its charm. Each year thousands of hungry locals and visitors alike look forward to listening to popular musical acts, dining on the tastiest seafood around and enjoying the refreshing autumn weather. The festivals location on the harbor only adds to the allure. Each evening, as Destin’s charter boat fleet docks, it is truly entertaining to admire the boats and their quirky names against the backdrop of the...
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Grand Boulevard Transforms Into An Artist's Canvas for Via Colori

Posted on Friday, August 20, 2010

Via Colori®, the Italian Street Painting Festival, is an upscale, signature special event that will be held in Grand Boulevard on Saturday, September 18 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Come see spectacular artists transform the streets of the Town Center, from Fusion Art Glass Gallery to Mitchell’s Fish Market, into an artist’s canvas of paintings. It is free and open to the public. Via Colori brings together artists, volunteers and businesses in a unique community project to support Seaside Neighborhood...
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A World of Wine & So Much More

Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010

Chan’s Wine World is a unique liquor store/cheese shop/restaurant located in Destin on Commons Drive. Chan’s is a local favorite serving up delicious meals for lunch and dinner such as: Mediterranean Smoked Tuna Salad, Gourmet Cheese Trays, Grouper Picatta, and Three Cheese Eggplant Lasagna. With lunches and dinners averaging $8 to $15 a plate and specials all week long, you really can’t go wrong at Chan’s . So much more than a restaurant, Chan’s puts on exciting events all year long. My favorite...
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Le Grand Cirque Headlines Memorial Day Weekend on Emerald Coast

Posted on Friday, April 9, 2010

DESTIN, FL (April 8, 2010) –– The world-renowned acrobatics and white-knuckle stunts of Le Grand Cirque top the calendar of Memorial Day weekend events along the sugary white sands of Destin, in the heart of Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast. Beginning May 25 and throughout the Summer, Le Grand Cirque’s 40-member international troupe of contortionists, tumblers and aerialists will perform under an 1,100-seat air-conditioned big top tent on the grounds of Grand Boulevard, located eight miles east...
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The Pensacola Fair is Near

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pensacola Interstate Fair is coming to town. That’s right, get ready to feel like a kid again! Ten whole days of old-fashion family fun begins October 16th through the 26th. Located on West Mobile Highway in Pensacola, it is the largest and most exciting event held on the Gulf Coast. What will this year at the fair bring? An endless good time with Fair rides and exhibits that will capture the attention of all. There’s a Custom Car show and wood carving exhibit for Dad and photographic arts and...
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Midnight Madness at Silver Sands Factory Stores

Posted on Tuesday, October 7, 2008

After a full day of eating, watching football and spending time with family on Thanksgiving, the race is on for the best deals in holiday shopping. According to the National Retail Federation, 66 million people shopped on the day after Thanksgiving last year, also called Black Friday and 1 in 4 were at the stores by 5 a.m. As midnight madness grows in popularity across the country, Silver Sands Factory Stores is leading the charge as the first shopping center in Northwest Florida to open at...
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Annual Best Of Emerald Coast Celebration

Posted on Monday, October 6, 2008

Meet this year’s winners who were voted Best Of by the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine at the 2008 Best of the Emerald Coast event on October 18, from 6 – 10:30 p.m. Winners will be on display along the main street of Destin Commons showing everything from best restaurants, to best retailers, appetizer, dessert, businesses, doctors, photographer, art gallery, band, place to be seen and many more categories. “This is our annual reveal of the much anticipated Best Of winners,” according to...
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PCB Seafood, Wine & Music Festival

Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The idea is simple - a celebration of the wonderful array of local area seafood prepared by local chefs merged with local and nationally acclaimed wines, entertainment and vendors with a special focus on families. The Panama City Beach Seafood, Wine & Music Festival is designed to reflect a true taste of the coast, a true toast to the coast and some of the world's best entertainment - we promise it will be like no other festival ever presented on Panama City Beach. SEAFOOD, CELEBRITY CHEF...
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Destin Fishing Rodeo Welcomes All Kinds

Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2008

It’s “Game On” for the Destin Fishing Rodeo. “I think there’s a competition going on for that first fish,” Rodeo executive director Helen Donaldson said Tuesday morning. In the last couple of weeks, “There has been some people talking smack about catching the first fish,” she said. Today at 10 a.m. when the scales open for the 60th annual Destin Fishing Rodeo folks will get a chance to see who can produce. The angler who brings in the first fish will win a trophy sponsored by MeLasers. Donaldson...
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Perfect Fall Performances

Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Come to Pensacola Beach October 4 and 5, hop on the Art and Wine Special trolley, and take a trip through the Beach's six wine tastings. You can go to as many or as few as you want with the wine tastings, compliments of the Beach Chamber of Commerce sponsors. The only requirement is that you are twenty-one or over. The wine tastings will be part of the Art and Wine Weekend on the Beach which will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Hosts for wine tastings will...
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Second Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner

Posted on Monday, July 7, 2008

Local celebrities can be found “Somewhere in Time” at the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce and Coastal Area Council’s Second Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner, August 14, 2008, at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa. “Celebrities” throughout Greater Walton Area and the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast will serve up delectable fare while dressed in attire reflecting this year’s theme, “Somewhere in Time…A Night at the Movies”. Representing movies, actors and actresses, from a variety of eras and...
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Watch the Blues & Play by the Rules

Posted on Monday, July 7, 2008

Gas up the car, head out early and pack plenty of water, sunscreen and common sense if you plan to attend the Pensacola Beach Blue Angels Air Show. That’s the advice of safety officials gearing for the Red, White and Blues week that culminates Saturday with the main event. Years of fine-tuning have gone into the air show that has in years past attracted an estimated 150,000 visitors over a three-day period. After each air show, safety officials review the event for areas to tweak. Pensacola Beach...
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4th of July Fireworks Schedule

Posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Everyone is looking forward to a spectacular fireworks display this July 4th along the Florida Gulf Coast. In some spots, the excitement begins July 3rd and continues through the 5th. The Pensacola Beach fireworks display is on Friday, July 4th at dusk over the Santa Rosa Sound, just behind The Boardwalk . This show is free and open to the public. You can find parking at The Boardwalk . If you have questions or want more information, call (850) 932-1500. The Pensacola fireworks display is also...
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4th of July Fireworks Schedule

Posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Everyone is looking forward to a spectacular fireworks display this July 4th along the Florida Gulf Coast. In some spots, the excitement begins July 3rd and continues through the 5th. The Destin fireworks display is on Friday, July 4th at 9:00 PM over the Destin East Pass. The show is free and open to the public. There will be free parking at Emerald Grande , limited parking by the Destin Harbor and other parking on Stahlman Avenue. For more information please call (850) 837-4242. The Destin...
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New Miss Destin Crowned

Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Irony was definitely in the air on Saturday night at the Destin Community Center. “She looks like Jackie O!” one of the contestants exclaimed as Leah Stuart strutted around backstage in a canary yellow trenchcoat and dark sunglasses. Who knew that before the evening was over she would be given the responsibility of being Destin’s own little Jackie Onassis. Chosen for her Jackie-like qualities, such as community involvement, ambition, poise and intelligence, Stuart was the judges’ choice for Miss...
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Destin Plays Host to Sizzlin' Summer Events

Posted on Friday, April 11, 2008

Destin and the Beaches of South Walton have planned the best summer yet! Many new venues and talents grace our events calendar this season. Experience why Southern Living readers voted Destin favorite family vacation destination and of course... best beaches in the South . The extremely popular cobia tournaments begin in April. At least 15,000 cobia fanatics hit Destin’s fair waters searching for that ‘monster’ fish. Marlin and tuna trips are also a summer favorite. Destin’s world famous and...
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Snapper Showdown

Posted on Saturday, February 2, 2008

Shawn Phillips has nine reasons to oppose a shorter season and lower bag limit of red snapper in Florida’s waters. Phillips, the wife of Destin charter boat Capt. Stan Phillips, is the mother of nine and fears for her family and other Destin charter boat families as the industry faces tightened restrictions. On Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Board of Commissioners is scheduled to meet in Panama City. Among the items up for a vote will be a recommendation from...
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World-War II Airplane Show

Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Later this week, more than 30 vintage World War II warbirds are to descend on Destin. Starting Thursday, Destin’s airport will become the home of the 2nd Joe Max Fly-In, an event put on by local dentist and avid warbird pilot Dr. Joe Carnley and fellow pilot Max Matthews. Carnley, who survived a bout with encephalitis earlier this year that nearly took his life, said he’s happy to be here, happy to be flying and happy to be putting on an event that honors his favorite pastime. “Part of the reason...
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Pensacola Celebrates French Heritage with Mardi Gras

Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2007

“Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez.” Let the good times roll. Pensacola, the “City of Five Flags,” has been ruled by Spain, France, England, The Confederate States of America and the United States. Come January, the 450-year-old city will be celebrating French style during its Mardi Gras festivities. Mardi Gras might be known for raucous parties in New Orleans, but in Pensacola, it presents dozens of opportunities for family-friendly fun. From parades, delicious cuisines and balls to even a kritter...
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Powerboat races roaring into Destin October 29th

Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Offshore Powerboat Races are coming back to Destin, Florida this year with the biggest, loudest and fastest powerboats to compete for the Destin World Cup. The seven day event, presented by, Legendary, Inc. and Destin Commons, will be held October 29th through November 4th, 2007 and will feature over 50 boats from the Offshore Super Series Powerboat Racing Association (OSS). Destin’s spectacular beach venue is a perfect match for the powerboat competitors, sponsors and fans alike with a...
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Emily Kaltz to reign over 2007 Destin Fishing Rodeo

Posted on Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Emily Kaltz, a 16-year-old junior at Fort Walton Beach High School, was crowned Miss Destin 2007 Saturday night at the Miss Destin Pageant. Standing with her eight fellow contestants on stage in front of an audience of more than 200, Kaltz was all smiles and tearyeyed as master of ceremonies Christian Garman announced her as the judges’ choice. Kaltz, daughter of Mark and Susan Kaltz of Destin, was presented with a Miss Destin 2007 sash, a sparkling tiara and a bouquet of roses. “I’m shocked....
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Nine Hope to Be Miss Destin

Posted on Saturday, April 7, 2007

Rachael Williams isn’t perfect. And she’ll be the first one to tell you that. “I’m always making mistakes and tripping all the time,” the 16-year-old junior at Fort Walton Beach High School says. Yet she knows how to pick up the broken pieces and make the best of any situation. It’s what makes Rachael different from many girls her age, and it’s what makes her a great candidate for Miss Destin 2007, she believes. That, along with her love of the area, her love of fishing and... “I don’t get grossed...
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Shark Tourney Best of All Ideas

Posted on Saturday, February 24, 2007

The fate of the Destin Deep Water Shark Tournament could be decided as soon as next month. Dr. Timothy Holcomb, president of the Destin History and Fishing Museum’s board of directors, said when the board meets on March 13, the topic of the hotly contested shark tournament is bound to come up. Members of the museum board met Tuesday with South Walton businessman and conservationist M.C. Davis and representatives from the regional and national offices of the Humane Society of the United States...
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Merrick Powerboat World Cup

Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Neon yellow plastic palm trees that light up at night, an inflatable pool, two tractor trailers, two 50-foot powerboats and a staff of nurses, chiropractors, chefs and models -- this is John Haggin’s traveling circus. Haggin, 49, is the owner of AMF Offshore Racing and owns two of the more than 80 boats expected to hit the waters off Destin for this week’s Merrick World Cup Classic offshore powerboat races, which begin with the first race this afternoon and run through Sunday. Haggin employs...
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Destin Fishing Rodeo

Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2006

The 58th annual Destin Fishing Rodeo is in the books -- and looks to have been a major success. Helen Donaldson, executive director of the Rodeo, said the month-long event, which closed for the year Tuesday night, drew crowds that solidified the Rodeo as a community mainstay, despite a couple days of nasty weather. “Finally this year has proved what I’ve been saying for a couple of years now and that is that the Rodeo is a spectator sport,” she said. “Despite three or four bad weather days, we...
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Kenny Rogers to perform at Seaside

Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2006

Kenny Rogers, legendary singer, performer and actor, will hold a benefit concert on Wednesday, Aug. 2, for The Lighthouse Family Retreat in Seaside. Tickets are $58. For the past two years, entertainer Amy Grant has performed at the retreat’s fundraising concerts. But when rescheduling conflicts arose and Grant was unable to perform this year, the Lighthouse staff began looking for alternatives. Their No. 1 choice was Kenny Rogers. And, quickly and simply, he was booked. “He was very willing to...
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Looking Pretty for the Camera

Posted on Friday, May 26, 2006

Beautiful young women clad in black bikinis stood on the wing of a World War II-era plane, squinting into the hot, Florida sun. It’s that time of year again: The New Orleans Saints cheering squad, the Saintsations, is in town for its 2007 calendar shoot. Seventeen of the 32 members of the Saintsations are here, posing for 14 photos for the calendar: one for each month, one for the cover and one for back page. They’ll be in the area until Thursday, making appearances at local venues such as AJ...
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Boeing Championship at Sandestin

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006

Destin, Fla. – (Aug. 18, 2005) – The PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour, The Boeing Company and Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort are pleased to announce Raven Golf Club at Sandestin as the new home of the Boeing Championship at Sandestin. This official $1.6 million Champions Tour event, formerly known as the Blue Angels Classic, will be played the week of May 8-14, 2006. The Boeing Company and Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort have partnered with the Champions Tour as both the new title sponsor and new...
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