Smoke on the Coast at Destin Commons
Kick off the Fourth of July holiday weekend at the 7th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival at Destin Commons on Monday July 3 from 5-10pm. Seventeen plus area restaurants and BBQ aficionados will light up their grills to prepare their best dishes in hopes to win up to $15,000 for their partner charity. Entertainment starts at 5pm and the BBQ tasting will begin at 6 pm, for $1 per sampling, people get to vote for People’s Choice winners.
Kid’s activities, street performers, and continuous live music, including Heritage and other local favorites, will keep the party going. The evening will end with a patriotic firework extravaganza and over $80,000 in funds donated to local non-profit organizations.
Participating Barbecue teams and their partnering charities include:
- The Gulf partnering with Air Force Enlisted Village
- 98 BBQ partnering with Arc of the Emerald Coast
- Big Red Truck partnering with Boys & Girls Club
- Brightview partnering with Children's Advocacy Center
- B&C Fire Safety partnering with Children in Crisis
- Whole Foods partnering with Choctowhatchee Basin Alliance
- Destin Rotary partnering with Destin Rotary
- Waste Management partnering with Food For Thought
- Hub City Smokehouse partnering with Habitat for Humanity
- Tailfins partnering with Harvest House
- Okaloosa Gas partnering with Heritage Museum of NWFL
- Paradise BBQ partnering with Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation
- Classic Catering partnering with Opportunity Place
- Voodoo BBQ partnering with Ronald McDonald House
- Bass Pro Shops partnering with Toys for Tots
- Junior League of the Emerald Coast and Buh's BBQ
- Fresh Start and Powiggs BBQ
Award-winning Destin Commons is anchored by Bass Pro Shops, Belk, H&M, Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill, the largest Lush in Florida, and AMC Destin, a 14-screen stadium style movie theatre. The outdoor lifestyle center also offers 70,000 square feet of Class A office space, free WiFi access, interactive pop fountain, and Pirate’s Cove children’s soft play area.
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