Boat Week & Emerald Coast Poker Run
Come one, Come all, Try Your Hand at the 2015 Emerald Coast (Boat) Poker Run
What an event that surrounds the Destin Harbor each year for the last 21 years! If you haven’t been you need to pull every string possible to come see it this year. You won’t believe your eyes! Or better yet, you can still register as late as today, August 21st and get your boat ready for a wild and fast paced adventure.Â
The boats are on display daily at the docks behind AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar. And wow, some of these boats are very cool to look at with spectacular designs and specially engineered engines. With your family or with your friends, It’s one of the most awesome things to do in Destin, FL year after year! If you can’t come this year, consider planning for next year. It’s always around the end of August.
There are several events leading up to the Emerald Coast Poker Run which has developed the name of Destin Boat Week. All scheduled events conclude at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Saturday night with a 70’s themed Casino Party with Poker, Black Jack, Silent Auction and Live Entertainment with the popular Ron Adams, one of the most long-standing and sought after Elvis Impersonators, who has designed his newest show showcasing some new talent, that we have received word, sing like angels and look like angels too. This Elvis is always a crowd pleaser just like the original!
But wait, we said “all SCHEDULED events conclude”… but some say the real party is Sunday Funday at Crab Island and Norriego Point (The tip of “Holiday Isle”). Many, if not all, boats, whether they participated in the run or not, gather and party together for a full day of laid back, sun soaking, volley ball playing, socializing and Bow of the boat dancing type of partying. Some say just about anything goes. But if you don’t have a boat you can watch the activity from the deck at AJ’s, Tailfin’s, Brotula’s, Margaritaville, Jackacuda’s or Harry T’s, oh and another favorite, Harbor Docks Restaurant. The sights are fun for all ages from the decks of these fine Harbor side favorites.
Play your hand or not… The Emerald Coast Poker Run is a fun and exciting Northwest Florida exclusive event where all proceeds go to the Emerald Coast Foundation which supports children’s charities and youth organizations in Okaloosa County. To top things off the 2 Grand Prizes are a 2015 Ford F-150 & a 2015 Harley-Davidson Street Glide! Come to Destin and join the FUN!