Smoke on the Coast at the Destin Commons

Memorial Day on the Gulf CoastFourth of July weekend is here! Kick start your celebration with the Destin Common’s Smoke on the Coast. The event features family fun, live music and delicious barbeque.

Smoke on the Coast is a night you won’t want to miss. It is taking place on July 3, 2016 from 5-10 PM. Fifteen different Destin restaurants will have samples of their barbeque to give out for $1 per sample. After sampling all of the local barbeque, vote on your favorite for the People’s Choice Award!

The Destin Commons has scheduled fun entertainment for both your and your kids to enjoy during the event, as well! There will be Arts on the Beach face painting and stilt walkers to entertain your kids and bands including Heritage and Continuum for you to enjoy.

All of the proceeds from the event will be given to Building Homes for Heroes, Children in Crisis and Food for Thought. Come show your support! Smoke on the Coast is the perfect event to kick off your Fourth of July celebration, as well as sample some of the best restaurants in Destin! Don’t miss the chance to enjoy great food and live music.

The Destin Commons is the perfect place to bring your family for a day of fun! There are stores for everyone, including Bass Pro Shops, H&M and Forever 21. There are also many different dining options including Chipotle, Zoes and World of Beer. Spend the whole day shopping or just a few hours, either way the Destin Commons is a great activity in Destin for you and your family to enjoy.

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Fourth of July Fireworks and Events in Destin

FireworksDestin and its surrounding areas love to celebrate the Fourth of July. There are so many fun things to do in Destin on the Fourth of July that it is hard to choose which event to attend!

In Destin, HarborWalk Village is having a Red, White and Blue Celebration with live music and a firework show. The music will begin at 5 PM and will be played on HarborWalk’s main stage. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9 PM, and Z-96 will broadcast music to go along with the firework display.

The Fort Walton Beach Landing is hosting an event from 4 PM to 10 PM. The day will consist of wonderful food and family fun! There will be exhibitor booths for you to visit and live music will be playing all day. The firework show will begin at 9 PM.

Scenic 30A is celebrating at Red, White and Baytowne. This event is in the Village of Baytowne Wharf and is also a day full of family fun! The fun begins with a parade at 8 AM in front of Seagrove Plaza. The Wharf will have activities and live music playing all day, and the night ends with a firework show at 9:15 PM.

To kick start your Fourth of July weekend SunVenture Cruises is offering Crab Island Cruises on July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The cruise will take you searching for dolphins and allow you to hop off the boat to enjoy some time in the water at Crab Island.

There are so many events you and your family can attend to celebrate Independence Day! Which one will you choose?

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Places to Shop in Destin

Destin CommonsOf course the best thing to do while in Destin is go to the beach, but there are also great shopping options when you want to catch a break from the sand and the heat. The Destin Commons and Grand Boulevard are two great areas that offer shopping in Destin that your whole family can enjoy!

The Destin Commons is the premier open-air lifestyle center on the Emerald Coast. Destin Commons offers over 90 stores and restaurants for you to explore, including Bass Pro Shops, H&M, AMC Theaters, Chipotle, and Guess. They also host many different community events throughout the year, such as Mardi Gras Masquerade, Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival, Halloween Hunt and Santa’s Arrival. Spend the whole day or just a few hours perusing through the Destin Commons to see what shops you love!

Grand BoulevardGrand Boulevard is another great choice when it comes to Destin shopping and restaurants on the Emerald Coast. Grand Boulevard offers a dynamic lifestyle experience with access to exclusive shopping and dining options. You will find stores including Anthropologie, Brooks Brothers, and J Crew and dining options such as Another Broken Egg, PF Changs and The Craft Bar. The Town Center also presents events throughout the year with an emphasis on cultural arts of all genres. Arts Festivals and fundraisers for area charities are just a few examples of the events held at Grand Boulevard.

Take a break from the beach and visit one of these shopping and dining areas in Destin. Your family will love each of these locations, so check out both and see which on is your favorite!

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