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Mardi Gras & the Sandestin Gumbo Festival

It’s Mardi Gras season along the Gulf Coast which also means it’s gumbo time!  If you enjoy this coveted Creole dish, our most popular winter food event is on the February calendar.

This winter festival favorite is back for the 30th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival. Sample a variety of gumbo and vote your favorite as the “People’s Choice” winner. Dark or light roux? Chicken, sausage or seafood? Celebrity judges will name the “Area’s Best.” Gulf Coast restaurants will be featured along with live music from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe and children’s activities.

In celebration of the 30th year, the festival has added a new component – Best Bloody Mary at the Beach. You get to help with judge this category too!

  • SHRIMP BOIL KICK-OFF PARTY – Friday, February 15, 5-7 p.m. at Hammerhead’s Bar & Grill
  • THE MAIN EVENT – Saturday, February 16, 12-4 p.m.

Location is at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. General admission tickets are $35. Available here

Need a place to stay? Come and enjoy the long President’s Day weekend. Check here for reservations for a condo in Destin, FL.

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