First Annual Bloody Mary Festival Coming to The Market Shops Sep 19

September 17, 2015 by SoWal Staff

The first annual Bloody Mary Festival is coming to South Walton in September! Go ahead and plan for a savory Saturday afternoon celebrating the art of the Bloody Mary at The Market Shops in Sandestin. We can't wait to discover magnificent hangover cocktails along with good eats and live music throughout the courtyards of the newly renovated Shops.

The Bloody Mary Festival is taking place Saturday, September 19, from 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Proceeds from the Festival to benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast.

Festival goers will enjoy unlimited tastes of 15 of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys made and served by the finest restaurants and bars on the Emerald Coast using Cathead Vodka. Competing restaurants include Bijoux Restaurant & Spirits, Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer, Bud & Alley’s, DIG eatery, Great Southern Café, Louis Louis, Mama Clemenza’s, NOLA Boiling Company, Signature Catering of 30A, Stinky’s Fish Camp, Sunset Bay Café, The Beach House, The Bowery on Thirty-A, The Craft Bar and The Perfect Pig. 
Each ticket will include one vote for the People’s Choice Award for “Best Bloody Mary” in South Walton. The event will also feature live music by local band Sound Advice. Food will be available for purchase by area restaurants including Bijoux Restaurant & Spirits, DIG eatery and Island Wing Company. Guests will also enjoy a mimosa bar by Coastal Wine and Spirits and frosty brews by Grayton Beer Company. 
Facetime Photobooth will provide a dynamic photobooth complete with fun props and accessories to commemorate the event. For the avid Tiger fans that wish to attend, Bijoux’s bar area will be open for viewing the LSU and Auburn football game during the event. 
Proceeds from the event will benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast, a non-profit orchestra committed to entertaining, educating and inspiring the community through imaginative and innovative musical programming. Sinfonia’s goal is to enrich and expand the traditional orchestral experience through unique artistic disciplines and collaborations, enhancing Northwest Florida's cultural vitality.
Guests must be 21 years of age or older. Admission to the event is $25 per person if purchased in advance and $35 on the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at To find out more about Sinfonia Gulf Coast please visit  

The Market Shops, located at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, is an upscale, neighborhood-style shopping, dining and entertainment center. After going through a complete renovation in the spring of 2014, The Market Shops has reemerged as the Emerald Coast’s premier location for unique retailers, specialty boutiques and an array of eateries from casual to fine dining. 

The inaugural Bloody Mary Festival will benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Keeping the tempo on the Emerald Coast’s cultural scene since its founding in 2005, Sinfonia Gulf Coast will mark its milestone 10th season as the region’s only fully-professional symphony orchestra by offering a stellar lineup of concerts and educational initiatives featuring the orchestra, world-renowned guest artists and a 10th anniversary gala event headlined by an Emmy and Tony Award-winning singer and actress. Read more at feature story for concert dates, information and tickets.



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