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Sandestin Gumbo Festival Kick Off

What: Sandestin Gumbo Festival Kick Off
When: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm

28th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival will take place President's Day weekend! The gumbo festival is one of the very best events of the entire year in South Walton, FL! What a great time tasting gumbo all around the Village of Baytowne Wharf, listening to live music and having a cocktail...

​Prepare your palette while restaurants and businesses vie for the title of "Area's Best" and other categories for the best gumbo in South Walton! Cast your vote while enjoying live Zydeco music  and family entertainment. Enjoy one of Sandestin's favorite events with great food, fun and other surprises!

Friday kicks off the weekend with food and fun and the Gumbo Festival takes place on Saturday afternoon throughout the Village.

Visit for tickets and details, including a daily schedule of events and entertainment.

Friday, February 17 starting at 4 p.m.
Baytowne Seafood Boil
Mark your calendars for our official kickoff for the Sandestin Gumbo Festival! The fun begins at 4pm.  

Saturday, February 18 starting at 12 p.m.
Sandestin Gumbo Festival Main Event
This winter festival favorite is back for the 28th 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,” and award the most creative set-up as “Best Display.”

Gulf Coasts restaurants will be featured along with live music and children’s activities. 

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