Memorial Day in Destin

Will our Memorial Day weekend be a wet one? Storm forecasters say a tropical disturbance nearing the Gulf of Mexico has a 60-percent chance of developing into at least a tropical depression this week. If the system strengthens into a tropical storm, it would be the first of the 2018 season and would be named Alberto.

We are still going to make plans to celebrate! There are several patriotic things to do in Destin, FL this weekend, so rain, rain go away:

  • Memorial Day Concert – Music begins at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 26 with the John Hart Project at HarborWalk Village. On Sunday, May 27, Flash Flood performs at 4:30 p.m. with Departure Journey Tribute Band at 7 p.m. Fireworks over the harbor and a fire spinning show will follow the concert.
  • Memorial Day Celebration – The Village at Baytowne Wharf have activities scheduled for each day. On Saturday, May 26, Farewell Angelina will perform 7-9 p.m. On Sunday, May 27, Baytowne Wharf will host free children activities, including face painting, balloon animals, and lawn games from 6-9 p.m. Local favorites Coconut Radio will perform their signature Americana, Bluegrass and Blues tunes from 7-9 p.m. Also on Sunday, Baytowne Wharf will light up the sky above the lagoon with a patriotic fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. On Monday, May 28, The Sandestin Owners Association and Village of Baytowne Wharf will host a Memorial Day Ceremony beginning promptly at 7 p.m. in the Events Plaza. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair as limited seating will be available. Please join us as we honor the men and women that lost their lives while serving our country.
  • Sinfonia Goes Pops – Sinfonia Gulf Coast orchestra will be performing patriotic music at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 27 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Fireworks follow the free concert. Bring blankets and low-back chairs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Special Sale: Get Your Memorial Day T-Shirt!

Show Off Your Memorial Day Spirit in an iLoveDestin T-Shirt

Memorial Day is right around the corner — in fact, just one week from today! If you’re a local, you know what that means: traffic will be heavier, the beaches will be packed, and parking lots will be full.

We love Memorial Day, and for good reason, too. This year, celebrate your spirit with a special Memorial Day-themed iLoveDestin t-shirt at a special deal! From now through May 28, take 30% off your order of this special flag t-shirt with code MEMORIALDAY30, pictured below. Get your iLoveDestin t-shirts in time for Memorial Day weekend here

iLoveDestin Tshirt

Available in a light heather gray, this patriotic tee comes in sizes small-2X. You’ll love the soft vintage feel of this ring-spun cotton shirt!

iLoveDestin Tshirt

Each t-shirt purchase comes with a special iLoveDestin sticker, perfect for adorning your cars, laptops, water bottles – whatever you’d like!

iLoveDestin Sticker

The sale is only available for a limited time, so don’t wait! Show off your style around Destin on social media with #iLoveDestin. We can’t wait to see!

Happy shopping!

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16th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

Gear Up for the Richest Offshore Fishing Tournament on the Gulf Coast!

It’s that time of year, folks – blue marlin season! Don’t miss out on the 16th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, from June 20-24. This is the top fishing event in Destin, and for good reason, too! The event is five days full of family fun, live entertainment, and activities for everyone.

The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic began in 2003 when a group from Galati Yacht Sales and a group from Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort decided the time had come to bring “big money tournament back to the Destin area.”

16th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

Since then, the tournament has set the precedent for world-class, million dollar sportfishing tournaments.

This year the festival is held at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. It attracts players from all over the world, with a new record set in 2016 for largest prize purse in history: $1.95 million! Participants have the opportunity to win cash for billfish dolphin, tuna, and wahoo. If you’re interested in making Destin fishing history, this is the way to do it!

The tournament begins on Thursday, June 21, at noon. Weigh-ins are held the next day at Baytowne Marina from 4-9 PM. Celebrate the event with live music and entertainment! The big weigh-in will be held on Saturday, June 23 from 4-10 PM. Mainsail 202

Finally, the festival rounds out on Sunday, June 24 with an awards brunch at the Baytowne Conference Center from 10 AM – 1 PM. Awards begin at 11 AM.

The festival is a few weeks away, but that doesn’t mean you should wait to book accommodations! Get a group together and stay at Mainsail 202 with Southern Vacation Rentals. You’re less than a ten-minute drive away from Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, but in the meantime still close enough to the beach!

For more information about the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, visit here.

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