Smoke on the Coast at Destin Commons
Kick off the Fourth of July holiday at the 8th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival at Destin Commons on Tuesday, July 3 from 5-10pm. 19 area restaurants and BBQ aficionados will light up their grills to prepare their best dishes in hopes to win the cash 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.
Come out and celebrate in Destin, Florida!
The non-profit organizations, along with their BBQ teams, will be:
Air Force Enlisted Village/The Gulf Seafood Restaurant
Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast/Big Red Truck
Children in Crisis/B&C Fire Safety
Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance/Whole Foods Market
Destin Rotary Foundation/Destin Rotary Club
Dog Harmony/Café Rico
Emerald Coast Science Center/Bowtie BBQ & Catering
Families First Network/Family Guys’ BBQ
Fresh Start for Children & Families/Po Wiggs BBQ
Junior League of the Emerald Coast/Buh’s BBQ
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation/ BC’s Southern Paradise BBQ & Catering
Niceville Rotary Club/Niceville Rotary
Habitat for Humanity Okaloosa County/Hub City Smokehouse
Special Olympics Okaloosa County/Jim ‘N Nicks
Opportunity Place/Classic Catering
Taylor Haugen Foundation/Brightview Landscaping
Toys for Tots/Bass Pro Shops
United for a Good Cause/Smok ‘N Butts
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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