Emerald Coast to Host Largest Summer Poker Run
Boat Week kicks off next week with several events including the largest summer poker run in the nation. It’s the 25th anniversary of poker run. There are two levels of registration based on the horsepower and size of the boat. It’s all quite a sight to see as the boats travel from stop-to-stop collecting their poker cards.
The Emerald Coast Foundation will kick off festivities with a boat parade at HarborWalk Village on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m.
Other events include:
- Blues, Brews, & BBQ, AJâ€™s on the Bayou,Â (Wed/Aug 9, 6 pm)
- Miss Boat Week Bikini Contest, The Block, Ft. Walton Beach, (Thu/Aug 10)
- Rockin’ the Docks Captains Party, AJâ€™s Destin, (Fri/Aug 11)
- The Famous Emerald Coast Poker Run (Sat/Aug. 12, 9 am)
The festivities will conclude Saturday night with the Emerald Coast Poker Run Party at Emerald Coast Convention Center. The event will include casino games (poker & black jack), a silent auction, and buffet.
Proceeds from the events will be used by the Emerald Coast Foundation to support childrenâ€™s charities and youth organizations in the area. Proceeds in the past have topped $150,000. Need more information about boating in Destin, Fl? Check out all the many activities here.