The Sandestin Gumbo Festival has been known as one of the largest & most popular winter food events along Florida’s Emerald Coast. Kick-off the weekend Friday, Feb. 17 with a delicious Crawfish Boil starting at 4 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 18 from 12-4 p.m. guests will enjoy live music from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe, family activities & the best gumbo cook-off on the Gulf Coast.
The 28th annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival will take place President's Day weekend on Saturday, Feb. 18 starting at 12pm! The gumbo festival is one of the most anticipated events of the entire year in South Walton, FL! What a blast tasting gumbo all around The Village of Baytowne Wharf, listening to live music and having a cocktail in the sunshine of our Florida "winter" weather... Tickets are available now!
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 best festivals with great food, fun and good times!
Friday kicks off the weekend with a Seafood Boil and the Gumbo Festival takes place on Saturday afternoon throughout the Village.
Visit www.SandestinGumboFestival.com for tickets and details, including a daily schedule of events and entertainment.
Friday, February 17 4 p.m.
Baytowne Seafood Boil
Mark your calendars for our official kickoff for the Sandestin Gumbo Festival! The fun happens at Hammerhead’s Bar & Grill with a delicious Baytowne Seafood Boil from 5-7 p.m.
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.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the heart and soul of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and the gathering place for many locals and visitors along the Emerald Coast. Baytowne Wharf features restaurants, bars, shops, and family-friendly activities throughout the village. Sitting on the shore of the Choctawhatchee Bay, the area pieces together elements of an old fishing village and a New Orleans marketplace, making the atmosphere fun and relaxing. Baytowne is home of some of SoWal's most beloved events: Mardi Gras Parade, Sandestin Gumbo Festival, Sandestin Wine Festival, Baytowne Beer Fest, Wednesday Night Concerts, Baytowne Art Walk, Baytowne Countdown and many special events throughout the year.
Follow The Village of Baytowne Wharf on Facebook for updates on upcoming festivals and events. And check Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort on Facebook for lodging specials and beautiful scenes from the beach.