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February 2019

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

t this festival preview, sample from the 500+ 2019 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival wine entries, including newly named medal winners in more than 70 categories along with gourmet food stations.

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February 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come “Party with a Purpose” at the Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club’s Annual Chili Cookoff. The day is filled of spiced, spirited competition as Chili experts don their aprons to prove they have the best chili around. The Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club host a fun and exciting Chili Cook-off at their new location, Destin Commons. Over 20 different restaurants and Chili Master’s compete in this fun filled, spirited cook-off. $15 Early Bird/ Military; $20 General Admission; Time: 11:00 am…

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April 2019

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Some of the most exquisite homes and restaurants on the Emerald Coast set the stage for the 2019 Patron Dinners. Each Patron Dinner will feature a nationally recognized chef paired with world-class celebrity vintners. The dinners provide a unique opportunity to interact with fellow wine enthusiasts while enjoying innovative cuisine and the world’s best wines. As patrons, you will also enjoy complimentary transportation to and from your dinner. Each dinner will benefit one of our 16 charities and allow a chance…

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April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Reserve Tasting and Live Auction will be held under an air- conditioned tent at Sandestin Town Center’s North Lawn within Grand Boulevard. It will feature distinctive wines from internationally acclaimed vintners, poured and paired with cuisine created by a selection of the area’s top local restaurants. The Reserve Tasting is accompanied by a silent auction as well as an almost live auction featuring wine, autographed large format bottles, art and more. The event will culminate with a high-energy live auction,…

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April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Patrons are invited to enjoy even more wine at the 6th Annual South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival. Brought to you by the same folks who founded the Sandestin Wine Festival, this re-branded classic festival is now in a new location making it better than ever. What’s not to like when all proceeds from the new South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival benefit Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s 16 benefiting charities working to change the lives of children in…

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May 2019

May 2 - May 4

Welcome to the MOST partyin, fun, BEST value classic car weekend on the circuit! If you are looking for a fun, relaxing weekend on the beach to meet other gearheads and have a BLAST at the beach, THIS IS IT! Are you used to paying $30 to show your car for a day and get a T-shirt? At Burning Up the Beaches you get armbands for 2 people, to 3 PARTIES WITH LIVE MUSIC, 5 FANTASTIC STOPS, DINNER ON SATURDAY NIGHT, PRIZES GALORE!…

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May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A magical night for a daughter and father or father figure! Princess between the ages of 3 and 17 attending will have a memorable and magical evening of laughter and dance shared! Princesses may attend with their Father, Grandfather, Uncle, or other Prince escort of their choice. Reservations are required to attend. Tickets to the Ball are $25.00 per couple and $10.00 for each additional Princess. Military Couple discount is available. All proceeds will benefit The Arc of the Emerald…

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June 2019

July 2019

July 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival at Destin Common starts at 5 p.m. on July 3, 2019. Family entertainment and live music will kick off the day. At 6 p.m. BBQ aficionados can enjoy $1 samples from 18 area non-profits who partner with local restaurants or BBQ groups and vote for their favorite as People’s Choice winners. Last year $87,500 in donations benefited local charities! Stop by for family fun activities including an Independence Day firework…

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August 2019

August 7 - August 10

2019 Boat Week on the Emerald Coast August 7-10 Powerboats, fishing boats, pleasure boats, and all in between, will fill the waterways for one of the largest and most popular charity poker runs in the USA! Affectionately called “The Big One,” the Emerald Coast Poker Run has been held along the beautiful waters in and around Destin, Florida for over 25 years. Boat Week events start with a bang Wednesday night, and continue to “The Big One” Poker Run party Saturday night. It is…

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