2nd Annual Shrimp & Grits Festival

On Saturday, February 29, over 1,000 people packed the boardwalk for the inaugural Shrimp & Grits Festival along the Destin Harbor, celebrating one of the South’s most beloved dishes. The afternoon was filled with variations of the dish, by local restaurateurs and chefs from Fort Walton Beach to 30A, all competing to be crowned the best Shrimp & Grits on the Emerald Coast. The first year festival raised more than $20,000, with all the profits going to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, a nonprofit devoted to “enhancing the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence through its programs focused on academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.”

Mardi Gras Street Party

Enjoy Mardi Gras street party down on the Destin harbor, Saturday February 13th. Entertainment from Louisiana’s own Dikki Du & The Zydeco Krewe starts at 12pm on the big stage, the staff will be throwing beads & moon pies for all to catch.
Crawfish boil will be ready at 12pm along with other Festive eats: Jambalya, Crawfish Étouffée, Gumbo &
Poboys, and hurricane drink specials.

8th Annual Destin Rotary Cajun Crawfish Bash

The Rotary Club of Destin is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Cajun Crawfish Bash will be hosted by The Towne Centre at Seascape, Mezcal Mexican Grill on Friday, May 1, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Event proceeds benefit young families in need through Food For Thought, Harvest House, Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast, Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s community outreach initiatives and The Rotary Club of Destin Scholarship Fund.

he Rotary Club of Destin is known for serving up the best Cajun crawfish, libations and live music. Back by popular demand is Fais Do-Do Band performing their unique genre of zydeco music. Integrating a blend of R&B, soul, brass band, reggae, hip hop, ska, rock and Afro-Caribbean, you are guaranteed to be dancing!

This event is suitable for families of all ages and open to the public. Fresh crawfish from Louisiana will be dished up with the traditional potatoes, sausage and corn on the cob. For those who don’t crave crawfish, there will also be grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and rotisserie chicken prepared fresh on-site.

Ticket options are as follows:

  • Regular crawfish ticket – $30
  • All you can eat crawfish – $50
  • Kids and non-crawfish ticket – $15

AYCE and Kids tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the event.

Mac & Cheese Festival 2020

Thought macaroni and cheese was just for kids? Think again! Join us at the 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Festival benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast. This family-friendly event will feature gourmet, chef-inspired twists on the South’s favorite comfort food. Local restaurants will compete for the best mac in town. Be there to sample everything for yourself and cast your vote!

Samples will be for sale at Destin Commons starting at noon on the day of the event.

*All proceeds from this event will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, which works in our community to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence through its programs focused on academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.


Tequila and Taco Festival

7th Annual Tequila & Taco Fest
March 6th, 7th and 8th
Hosted at Seascape Towne Centre located in beautiful Miramar Beach, Florida. Local restaurants will be competing for the Best Taco on The Emerald Coast with a first place prize of $2,500.

Sample over 40 different types of Tequilas from Blancos, Resposados, Anjieos, Mezcals and taste some of the best Margaritas of your life!

Launch Party
Friday March 6th from 6pm to 9pm T&T Fest pre-party at
Mezcal Mexican Grill. “Bocadillos and Margaritas” with Tequila, Margarita Sampling and Live Music and DJ Vasco
$40 per person.

The Main Event
Saturday March 7th from 1pm to 5pm
Unlimited Taco Tastings and Tequila and Margarita samplings.
At Seascape Towne Centre
$50 to $95 per person.
Live Music by Merengue4-Four

Sunday, March 8th from 11 to 2 at Acme Oyster House – Seascape, FL.
Special Brunch Menu for $25
* includes (1) Margarita or Bloody Mary.

Pensacola Seafood Festival September 29 – October 1

Pensacola seafood is some of the best in the world and the Pensacola Seafood Festival is the perfect place to enjoy it! This is one weekend in Pensacola Beach you will not want to miss. From September 29, 2017 through October 1, 2017 discover just how delicious our local seafood is. There will be tons of vendors to choose from, and your family will love them all. The festival takes place in the famous waterfront Seville Square, providing beautiful scenery for your day. The Pensacola Seafood Festival is also one of the largest arts and craft fairs in our area featuring over 130 vendors. To make the weekend even more enjoyable, there will be live music playing throughout the entire event. This festival is one your whole family can enjoy because there is an arts and crafts area for your kids to enjoy. Your kids can participate in arts and crafts, Water Walkers and face painting. There will also be a variety of touch pools where you can learn more about sea creatures. The seafood festival will make your vacation in Pensacola fun for the whole family! Book your getaway now.