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Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Announces 2024 Spring Concerts in Village

Published on Monday, March 25, 2024

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation announces the lineup for the 2024 Spring Concerts in the Village performed at the Dugas Pavilion in the heart of Destin, Florida. The 12-week series features some of the most talented tribute bands in the country as well as original artists such as the Soul Songstress Haley Reinhart and Rocker Mitch Malloy, former lead vocalist of Great White (2018-2022). Concerts are held every Thursday in April and May. Continue reading

Concerts in the Village Continues through June

Published on Friday, May 7, 2021

We are so excited to be welcoming back LIVE music. One of our favorite local traditions is Concerts in the Village each spring/summer season. Hosted at the Mattie Kelly Arts Village (next to Home Depot on Commons Drive), the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation brings in a variety of talented musicians and bands for Thursday night concerts at sunset on the green. The large open-air venue allows for social distancing and provides a vibrant setting for musicians... Continue reading

Moon Crush 2021 - Live Music Event in Miramar Beach, Florida

Published on Tuesday, December 15, 2020

MOON CRUSH LIVE CONCERT - REMAINING RENTALS GOING FAST We are excited to announce that South Walton will host the first annual, Moon Crush Live Concert Event! If you're missing live music as much as we have been, you'll be excited to learn that Moon Crush is designed to be a socially distanced experience for you and your favorite people to connect and enjoy live music in a responsible way.  Once you get here, you will be just a short walk, bicycle Continue reading

December Events Along Florida’s Emerald Coast Warm the Holidays

Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Along Florida’s Emerald Coast within Destin and South Walton there a wide variety of events that celebrate the holidays and unite our coastal towns with the peace, love and joy of the season. If you have a trip planned or are considering a Destin vacation during December, here are some of the fun events and celebrations that are planned for 2019. Now through Dec. 31: Baytowne on Ice Dust off those skates and get in the winter spirit at The Village Continue reading

Fun November Festivals and Events along the Beaches of South Walton

Published on Friday, November 1, 2019

One of the joys of visiting the beach in the fall are the fun festivals and events held throughout the 16 beaches neighborhoods through South Walton County, Florida. From wine festivals to 5Ks and everything in between, you're sure to find an event or activity that touches your interests. Here's a round up of some of the most popular fall celebrations along the beaches of South Walton:  Nov. 1-2: Mountainfilm on Tour at WaterColor: 5 Continue reading

South Walton September Events and Festivals

Published on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Every local knows that fall is the best time of year at the beach. With fewer crowds, spectacular sunsets and a wide array of events to suit a variety of interests, the beach communities within Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Dune Allen and Blue Mountain Beach are a perfect locale for a fall escape. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite fall events for 2019. Sept. 19: Bubbly Baytowne: 5-7 p.m. Join us for an evening full of free champagne Continue reading

Father's Day 2019 Things to do with Dad

Published on Friday, June 14, 2019

Are you celebrating Father's Day 2019 in Destin, Florida? If so, consider making it especially memorable by participating in one of the fun Father's Day activities taking place along the Emerald Coast. From active to relaxing, there are plenty of ways to show Dad how much he's loved.  Here are a few suggestions: Solaris Father’s Day Dinner Cruise    For the ultimate on-the-water experience, give Dad a Solaris Father’ Continue reading

Best Local Event on 30A

Published on Friday, June 7, 2019

Are you looking for one of the best local events on 30A on your South Walton vacation? Well you’re in luck, Grayton Beer Company just announced their 23rd annual “Rags 2 Riches Regatta" will return to Grayton Beach on Saturday, June 29, 2019.    This event was originally organized by the residents of Grayton Beach and Seagrove Beach to celebrate America’s Independence Day, and soon became an annual tradition.  This event benefits Continue reading

Celebrate Mom at ArtsQuest Fine Art Festival

Published on Friday, May 3, 2019

Are you looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? Consider bringing Mom to the beach and take her to the ArtsQuest Fine Art Festival at Grand Boulevard.  Presented by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, the 31st Annual ArtsQuest: A Fine Art & Fine Craft Festival  provides an opportunity to view and purchase original art from more than 150 artists from around the country while also experiencing live musical entertainment Continue reading

Free Fitness on the Lawn at the Market Shops at Sandestin, May 3 - July 29

Published on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Looking for a fun healthy way to the start the day during your Destin vacation? We're excited to share that  The Market Shops at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will host free, weekly fitness classes on the lawn this summer.    Beginning Friday, May 3, 2019, through Monday, July 29, 2019, Free Fitness on the Lawn will take place on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. with Pure Barre and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. with Orange Theory Fitness. The classes Continue reading

February Events Along the Beaches of South Walton

Published on Friday, February 1, 2019

Are you staying at the beach this winter or planning a beach getaway during the  month of February? If so, we want to help fill your calendar with fun and festival South Walton events. Here's a round-up of the best February events in Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach and along 30A.   Feb 7th: Ryanhood Live at The Repertory Theatre – Seaside: 7:30 p.m. Named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic Continue reading

Craft Beer & Spirits Jam is Next Friday, April 27

Published on Friday, April 20, 2018

Do you like craft beer? What about premium whiskeys, bourbons and spirits? If you answered "yes", you'll want to make plans to attend the  Craft Beer & Spirits Jam coming to Grand Boulevard at Sandestin on Friday, April 27, 2018.   As part of the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, April 26 – 29, the Craft Beer & Spirits Jam will welcome some of the most recognized master distillers in the nation and celebrate Continue reading

The Best Gumbo on the Gulf Coast is at the Sandestin Gumbo Festival, Feb. 18

Published on Friday, January 19, 2018

Do you have the winter blues? Come to the beach and enjoy our winter hues, delicious gumbo and celebrate love! If you love gumbo, you’ve come to the right place. With Louisiana influencing our cuisine, many of our area chefs know just what it takes to make the perfect roux. Join us on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 for the annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival . One of the region’s largest and most popular winter events, the Gumbo Cookoff will feature more than Continue reading

2018 Races in Destin and South Walton

Published on Thursday, January 18, 2018

It’s that time of year! Time to make resolutions, and at the top of the list, we're guessing it says "be more active.” So, why not start by training for a race down at the beach, and reward yourself with a trip to the white sandy beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida? It is race season along the Emerald Coast and we've compiled a list of races and marathons that support some really great local causes. Let’s start 2018 off right... Continue reading

Free Winter Concerts at The Market Shops in Miramar Beach

Published on Friday, January 5, 2018

It’s winter, but unlike much of the country, we are not covered in snow and are still enjoying time outdoors. We cherish our outdoor events in and around Destin, and celebrate outdoor festivals and concerts year round. And for the next eight Saturdays, we’ll gather on the lawn at the Market Shops in Miramar Beach to enjoy live music by a variety of local and regional artists.  The Winter Concert Series kicks off tomorrow (Jan. 6) and continues Continue reading

2018 30A Songwriter Festival, Jan. 12-15, Announces Ann Wilson of Heart

Published on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

One of the joys of living in paradise is that our destination attracts talent. From chefs to artists to architects to musicians, locals and visitors alike enjoy the results of the talented individuals who reside in Destin and South Walton or make an annual pilgrimage to the coast year after year. We’re excited to welcome back many talented songwriters and musicians for the 9th Annual 30A Songwriters Festival, January 12-15, 2018.  Among the many Continue reading

Santa and Snowbirds Arrive in Destin this December

Published on Monday, December 4, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Destin is decorated in its holiday best as we welcome Santa and our first flock of snowbirds for the winter season. As our winter guests arrive to town, we look forward to quickly getting you acclimated to your winter home and wanted to start with some of the fun activities taking place around town as well as 2018 events planned by the Destin Snowbird Club.  Holiday Festivities: The City of Destin Continue reading

Thanksgiving Weekend Events In South Walton and Destin

Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

There is so much to be thankful for this year. Here at Newman –Dailey, we’re thankful for our pristine environment and white sandy beaches. We’re grateful for our extended family of guests and owners who entrust their beach vacations and beautiful beach homes to us. And we’re thankful for the incredible community that comes together to support families in need as well as organize wonderful events that unite our community. Once... Continue reading

Destin Veterans Day Events Honoring Military Heroes

Published on Thursday, November 9, 2017

With several military bases in the area, including Eglin Air Force Base, Hurlbert Field and Tyndall Air Force Base, the Destin community loves and honors our service men and women. And for Veterans Day, it is only appropriate that there are a variety of celebrations along the Emerald Coast that recognize and celebrate their service. In addition, the team at Newman-Dailey honors military families year-round with a special  Military Discount. Active Continue reading

BBQ, Beer, and Blue Crabs Take Center Stage at these October Festivals

Published on Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fall is in full swing and fun October events fill the calendar this weekend. Whether you love to eat, drink or just have fun with friends, there is an event this weekend that will add a dash of fun to your weekend at the beach.   Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival (Oct. 13-14) For those who prefer to skip the barbecue and focus on the beer, the 10th Annual Baytowne Beer Festival is made for you. On Friday from 6-8pm, Beer from Around Here will Continue reading

Run for Fun – Race Along the Emerald Coast this Fall

Published on Monday, October 9, 2017

While visiting the beach is a restful, relaxing experience, some guests like to earn their rest by participating in a 5K run while at the beach. Participating in a 5K, 10K or Half Marathon is a great feeling. You get up early and feel accomplished even though the day has just begun. In addition, you’ll get your daily dose of exercise while supporting some great local causes. Feeling inspired? Here’s some of our upcoming runs:  30A Continue reading

Florida’s Harvest Wine & Food Festival, Nov. 2-5, Showcases Local Cuisine

Published on Monday, September 25, 2017

Fall is one of our favorite seasons to eat, drink and be merry in South Walton and along Florida's Emerald Coast. We recently highlighted the Big Green Egg Cooking Competition, Eggs on the Beach, then we told you about the diverse array of local seafood at the Destin Seafood Festival, and now we’re excited to share the incredible coastal cuisine that will be featured at the Harvest Wine & Food Festival. From November 2 – 5, 2017 in the town of Continue reading

October Kicks off Festival Season in Destin

Published on Thursday, September 21, 2017

October is the kick off to the fall festival season in Destin. To start the season, the first weekend in October is full of some of the locals’ favorite festivals. Festivals celebrating craft beer, Bloody Marys and seafood fill the weekend calendar. Idyll Hounds Brewery in Santa Rosa Beach hosts Houndfest, The Market Shops at Sandestin host the Bloody Mary Festival, and the Destin Harbor is home to the famous Destin Seafood Festival. Here are Continue reading

Big Green Egg Cooking Competition, Sept. 30

Published on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Do you love tasting a variety of delciious bites? If you answered "yes", we've got the dream event for you! An official Big Green Egg Cooking Compeititon will be held at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.   Presented by Bay Breeze Patio, Eggs on the Beach is a family-friendly event that celebrates the delicious results of cooking on the Big Green Egg while benefiting two local charities--the Fisher House Continue reading

Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean Headline Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam 2017

Published on Friday, August 18, 2017

If you love country music as much as we do, you won’t want to miss the 2017 Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach. The annual music festival is held over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, and will feature some of the hottest artists in country music.  The three-day country music festival will feature headliners, including Jason Aldean, Little Big Town and Luke Bryan. These incredible performances will be complemented by country music artists from Continue reading

Endless Summer Fun and Labor Day Events in Destin

Published on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Are you missing the beach? If so, consider making plans for a Labor Day beach getaway that includes fun, sun and sand. You deserve it! Along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, there is endless summer fun and a variety of events taking place during the Labor Day weekend. Here are some of the fun Labor Day events that will be held along Florida's Emerald Coast:  Friday, September 1 American Legends Labor Day Music Festival - Held at the Continue reading

Magic Shows in Destin

Published on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Looking to be entertained while visiting Destin, Florida on vacation this summer? Consider being “wowed” by a magic act. This summer, variety shows, magic performances and hypnotics take center stage to delight audiences of all ages. Consider checking out one these sensational summer shows: Maximum Magic Dinner Show For more magical fun, consider checking out Maximum Magic with Noah and Heather Wells. Held at Fudpucker’s Theater Continue reading

Summer Sizzles with Free Events at Grand Boulevard

Published on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Are you visitng South Walton or Destin, Florida this summer? If so, there are a vareity of free outdoor performances and events taking please all along the Emerald Coast. In Miramar Beach, Grand Boulevard at Sandestin is a great location for events of all kinds. For summer 2017, Grand Boulevard is featuring a variety of cultural performances that are free and open to the public.  Every Thursday at 8 p.m., the Emerald Coast Theatre Company Continue reading

Things to Do in Destin & South Walton for Memorial Day Weekend

Published on Friday, May 26, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 has arrived! And with it brings our extended family of guests to the beach. As we take time to honor the men and women who have served our country, there are a variety of events including live music in Destin and South Walton to make the Memorial Day Weekend special.  Memorial Weekend Concert at HarborWalk Village . Live music all weekend long and Sunday fireworks over the Destin Harbor. On Saturday, May 27, The Good Looking Continue reading

The Emerald Coast's Obsession with Wine - Wine Festivals

Published on Thursday, April 27, 2017

Today's blog is the first of a three part series that includes excerpts from Newman-Dailey Resort Properties  Where you'd rather Be Magazine . Part I features the early days of wine consumption in Destin, dating back to 1971, and focuses on the impact South Walton wine festivals have had on our wine culture and appreciation for wine.   The History How did a once sleepy fishing village become one of the most recognized regions for wine Continue reading

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Concerts in the Village Every Thursday

Published on Friday, April 21, 2017

Florida’s Emerald Coast enjoys a continuous beat. Locals and visitors alike appreciate live music and there are an abundance of live music venues in and around Destin. One venue that that is tucked away off the beaten path is Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s (MKAF) Cultural Arts Village located off Commons Drive near the Home Depot. While it’s not visible off Highway 98, this lush grass amphitheater with Dugas Pavilion is a local treasure.   Over Continue reading

Premier Wines, Spirits and Bites Take Center Stage at South Walton Beaches Wine Food Festival

Published on Thursday, March 23, 2017

At the intersection of premier wine and culinary genius, you’ll find the 2017 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival. This ultimate wine week, April 27-30, is where wine, charity and fun converge and the result is an incredible line up of celebrity winemakers and wineries as well as some of the best chefs in the South showcasing their culinary talents. If you can only attend one wine festival this year—this is it! In fact, USA Today has named it Continue reading

Kenny G to Perform at Seabreeze Jazz Festival, April 19-23, 2017

Published on Monday, February 27, 2017

By now you probably know the Gulf Coast loves live music and welcoming talented musicians from around the globe is part of our heritage. In April, celebrating its 19th annual production, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival will be held April 19-23 at Pier Park in Panama City Beach. We’re thrilled to announce this year’s headliner is Kenny G! One of the most iconic and best-selling instrumental musicians of all time, Kenny G will perform some his greatest hits Continue reading

Best Event at Sandestin Invites You to Pursue the Roux, Feb. 17-18

Published on Friday, February 10, 2017

One of our favorite aspects of February is the annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. This annual event is held in a beautiful setting overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay and serves up a delicious variety of gumbo. On Friday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m., the Crawfish Boil Kick-off Party begins at Hammerhead’s Bar & Grill. Guests are invited to come out and enjoy a plate of boiled crawfish for $15/plate.  On Saturday, Feb.18, the Continue reading

Free and Fun Things to Do in Destin This Weekend

Published on Monday, January 23, 2017

It is January in Destin and we know visitors and residents alike will be out enjoying the many free as well as fun things to do in Destin this weekend. Here's an overview of events scheduled throughout the weekend for families, snowbirds and couples.  On Friday, Jan. 27, kick off the weekend with“ Snowbird Day at the Museum. ” From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida.  Snowbirds will receive a reduced admission Continue reading

Try the Winning Wines at Tasting of Champions Jan. 27

Published on Friday, January 20, 2017

South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival presents will present Tasting of Champions on Friday, Jan. 27 at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Guests will have an exclusive “first taste” of the medal winning wines that will be featured in the upcoming South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival, April 27-30, 2017. This is a great opportunity to get a preview and taste the festival wines in advance of the actual event in Continue reading

Save Our Bay Oyster Roast, Jan. 28

Published on Monday, January 9, 2017

Oysters are not only a delicacy, they are also critical to the health of the Choctawhatchee Bay, which the community depends on for fishing and recreation. In celebration of the oyster and to raise funds for the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), the non-profit organization responsible for sustaining healthy local waterways through monitoring, education, restoration, and research, Whole Foods Market-Destin is hosting the “Save Our Bay Oyster Continue reading

2017 30A Songwriters Festival Kicks Off Next Friday

Published on Friday, January 6, 2017

We enjoy welcoming hundreds of talented songwriters from across the nation to Scenic 30A and the beaches of South Walton. Many are very familiar with our coastal communities and have been attending the festival every year over its seven year history. For others, this will be their first time visiting South Walton and the Emerald Coast and will be awakened as to the beauty and friendly Southern Hospitality that is our trademark. From Jan. 13-16, music Continue reading

15th Annual Seaside Half Marathon Races Through South Walton, March 3-5

Published on Thursday, December 1, 2016

We’re taking a break from holiday festivities to share the news that Seaside Neighborhood School has announced that the Seaside School Half Marathon and 5K Run will be held the weekend of March 3-5, 2017. The 15th Annual Seaside Race is sure to be a sell-out event so register early.  The weekend of fast-paced fun kicks off Friday night, March 3 with the Taste of the Race. This delicious prelude to the weekend is presented by Chef Emeril Lagasse Continue reading

Wine Down at the Seeing Red Wine Festival, Nov. 4-6

Published on Friday, October 28, 2016

Florida’s Emerald Coast has a passion for wine. We’re current researching the reasons so we can tell this story in our next issue of W here you’d rather Be magazine. In the meantime, we'll be doing some field research. Next weekend, residents and visitors alike will flock to Hwy 30A to celebrate the  26th Annual Seeing Red Wine Festival , and while the Grand Tasting is sold out, there are plenty of ancillary events in which tickets are still Continue reading

Run or Walk in a 5K This Weekend

Published on Monday, October 17, 2016

Looking for a fun activity for the weekend? Consider making your way to Destin and South Walton for a half marathon or 5K that will leave you feeling great for good cause! With great weather and great causes, it’s hard to sit at home when you could be at the beach. Here's two Northwest Florida races this weekend:  2nd Annual LuLu’s Marlin 5K(Oct. 22).  Register now for this fun, family race through Kelly Plantation. Pre-Registered Runners Continue reading

What's New at Eggs on the Beach EggFest, Sept 24

Published on Monday, September 19, 2016

The  3rd Annual Eggs on the Beach  EggFest will return to Seascape Resort this weekend! On Sept. 24, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., more than 30 Big Green Eggs will be fired up and teams will be cooking and serving samples of their best recipes for a chance to win cash and prizes. The cooking competition benefits two local non-profits--the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food For Thought. Here's what's new at the 2016 Eggs Continue reading

Tips to Enjoy the Destin Seafood Festival like a Local

Published on Friday, September 16, 2016

Planning a trip to Destin this fall? Be sure to check out the 2016 Destin Seafood Festival , September 30 - October 2. The 38th Annual Festival will begin on Friday, September 30 (4:00pm-10:00pm) and continue on Saturday, October 1 (10:00am-10:00pm) and continue through Sunday, October 2 (11:00am-4:00pm). The festival takes place along the scenic Destin Harbor Boardwalk and is sure to impress the whole family with live music, endless food, crafts, Continue reading

Fourth of July Fireworks in Destin and South Walton

Published on Thursday, June 30, 2016

Happy Independence Day weekend and welcome to the many vacationers visiting the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida to celebrate the 4th of July along Florida’s Emerald Coast! We want to be sure everyone has a fun and safe holiday weekend. Therefore, we want to remind guests that most consumer fireworks are illegal and “not permitted” to be shot in the State of Florida. Sparklers are permitted. Locals and visitors are encouraged to enjoy the Continue reading

Things to Do in Destin-The Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Published on Thursday, June 2, 2016

A question we’re often asked is “what is there for families to do in Destin at night?” While there are attractions such as The Track with Go-Karts, games and mini-golf as well as the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin with its Adventure Zone, there are also family-friendly performances to keep families entertained long after the sun goes down.  Laugh Out Loud with the Family Comedy Improv Show This summer the Emerald Coast Theatre Company Continue reading

Top Things to Do at the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival, June 3-6

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2016

June means it is the time of year when kids are out of school, the weather is warmer, and our favorite pirate festival, Billy Bowlegs has everyone talking like a pirate.   Billy Bowlegs is a local legend that comes to life and takes over Destin and Fort Walton Beach for a weekend of fun, resulting in the annual festival encompassing fireworks, pirates, live music, and a parade. Here is our list of the best things to do during this annual local Continue reading

South Walton’s Ultimate Wine Weekend, April 28-May1

Published on Thursday, April 14, 2016

South Walton is definitely where you’d rather be the last weekend of April if you love wine, culinary delights, spirits, exclusive trips and more. South Walton becomes the epicenter of the wine world, as the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival and Destin Charity Wine Auction bring together a dazzling roster of more than a dozen celebrity winemakers, brew masters, distillers, chefs and entertainers. These celebrity guests come together in Miramar Continue reading

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Destin on the Emerald Coast

Published on Friday, March 4, 2016

Since Destin gets to enjoy Emerald Green hues throughout the year, visiting the Emerald Coast for St. Patrick’s Day is naturally a great tradition. It is the luckiest time of the year and those who enjoy a much needed getaway to the beach for this festive holiday will be feeling very lucky indeed.  On Saturday, March 12, join the following South Walton and Destin St. Patrick’s Day festivities : Irish Street Festival and Grogg March- The Irish Street Festival and Grogg March Continue reading

Award Winning Wines at South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, April 28-May 1

Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

We have a lot of wine lovers along the beaches of South Walton. Whether you’re just a casual wine drinker or a full-fledged wine enthusiast, there is no shortage of wine events and tastings in Miramar Beach and along Hwy 30A. For those looking for the perfect spring getaway, consider attending the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival and Destin Charity Wine Auction, April 28-May 1. Recently, event organizers hosted tasting experts from the wine Continue reading

Tasting of Champions Wine Event, Feb. 19

Published on Friday, February 5, 2016

It’s time for wine! Whether you’re a casual wine drinker or a wine connoisseur, you’ll have a great experience at the annual Tasting of Champions. Hosted by the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), Tasting of Champions provides participants an opportunity to sample the more than 650 wines that will be featured at the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival the last weekend of April. Tasting of Champions will be held on Friday, February Continue reading

Seabreeze Jazz Festival, April 20-24, 2016

Published on Friday, January 29, 2016

Calling all music lovers! The Seabreeze Jazz Festival recently announced the 2016 line-up of incredible musicians and bands. You can’t get much better than live jazz music with coastal breezes off the Gulf. The weekend concert will be held April 20-24, 2016 at Aaron Beasant Park at Pier Park in Panama City Beach, Fla.   The 2016 Seabreeze Jazz Festival line-up includes : Boney James Michael McDonald Brian Culbertson Gerald Albright Jonathan Butler Continue reading

Holiday Hop Added Before the Destin Boat Parade to Benefit Food for Thought

Published on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Destin is known for hosting fun events and celebrations as well as giving to those less fortunate. So we were not surprised to learn that three of Destin’s most popular seafood restaurants have partnered to host a Destin Holiday Hop to benefit our local charity Food for Thought. Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer , Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House and AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar will host a Holiday Harbor Hop on Sunday, December 13, 2015, from 11:00 a.m Continue reading

Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2016 in Destin

Published on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

It’s hard to believe we’ll soon be ringing in 2016! Where will you be welcoming the New Year? If you’re still undecided, consider renting a South Walton or Destin vacation rental for your New Year's Eve celebration. New Year’s Eve events in Destin are abundant and ringing in 2016 along Florida’s Emerald Coast is a fun way to welcome the New Year. Here’s a round-up of the hottest spots to say farewell to 2015 Continue reading

October is the Destin Fishing Rodeo

Published on Thursday, October 22, 2015

We’re in the final weeks of the 67th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo . This is a great time to get in on the action or simply head down to the docks to view the weigh-ins. Destin has long been known as the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village and the Destin Rodeo takes fishing to a competitive sport. Here’s the top things to know about the Destin Fishing Rodeo: How do you enter the Destin Fishing Rodeo? There are two ways to get in on the Continue reading

25th Annual Seeing Red Wine Festival, Nov. 5-8

Published on Monday, October 12, 2015

Aged like a good Bordeaux, the Seeing Red Wine Festival is gearing up to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Nov. 5-8, 2015. Held in Seaside, Florida as well as throughout the beaches of South Walton, the Seeing Red Wine Festival is four-day celebration of wine that benefits the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation and children in need in Northwest Florida.    Underscoring the event’s popularity and focus on premier wines, the Seeing Red Continue reading

Delicious Fall Festivals along the Emerald Coast

Published on Friday, September 18, 2015

Fall is the season for football and food festivals along Florida's Emerald Coast. This weekend is the  Fort Walton Beach Barbecue Festival . Foodies will be flocking to the Fort Walton Beach Landing for a delicious array of barbecue and live music from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (139 Brooks Street, Ft. Walton Beach).   Next weekend, don’t miss E ggs on the Beach EggFest BBQ Competition . On Sept. 26 at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach, cook teams will Continue reading

Bloody Mary Festival, Sept. 19

Published on Monday, September 14, 2015

Along the Emerald Coast, we celebrate an abundance of wine and culinary festivals. And on Sept. 19, the Market Shops at Sandestin will add a new one. The inaugrual Bloody Mary Festival will be held from noon to 3 p.m. this Saturday at the Market Shops at Sandestin . Attendees will enjoy unlimited tastes of 15 of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys made with Cathead Vodka and served by the finest restaurants and bars in the Continue reading

Register Now for Paddle at the Porch in Destin, August 15

Published on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

What do you get when you combine a long-time Destin favorite restaurant with one of the hottest new watersports? You get Paddle at the Porch, the Destin Chamber’s annual stand up paddleboard event held in the beautiful emerald waters behind The Back Porch, one of Destin’s most iconic restaurants. Now in its 4th year, Paddle at the Porch will feature a Kid’s Fun Race, a one-mile Recreational Race, a three-mile Recreational Race and a six-mile Elite Continue reading

Gulfarium Salutes Shark Week, July 6-12

Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

This week is the Discovery Channel's shark week , which has many of our guests buzzing about these toothy marine creatures. While the movie, Jaws II, was filmed in and around Destin, Florida, sharks are really misunderstood predators of the sea. Therefore, the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is celebrating these fascinating creatures with educational sessions, themed activities, specials and discounts all week long.  During the week kids can Continue reading

Fourth of July in Destin

Published on Friday, July 3, 2015

Destin is the perfect place to be for the Fourth of July. With all American celebrations taking place all along the Emerald Coast, it is easy to feel patriotic and celebrate our nation’s independence. Here’s a quick round up of Destin 4th of July celebrations and fireworks displays:  July 3 Smoke on the Coast –Hosted by Destin Commons , the 5th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival is fun for the whole family and includes free Continue reading

Fourth of July in South Walton

Published on Friday, July 3, 2015

The beaches of South Walton are the perfect place to be for the Fourth of July. With 4th of July celebrations taking place in beach neighborhoods up and down the coast, it is easy to feel patriotic and celebrate our nation’s independence. Here’s a quick round up of 4th of July celebrations and fireworks displays:  On July 3, Easy on 30A will be held from 5:45 pm to 10 pm at WaterColor’s Marina Park. The event features live musical performances Continue reading

Grand Boulevard at Sandestin Hosts Shakespeare in Grand Park

Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

South Walton’s thriving arts community ensures visual and performance art is celebrated on a regular basis. And while many performances, special events and artist galleries are located along Scenic Highway 30A, appreciation for art extends throughout South Walton, including Miramar Beach. Grand Boulevard at Sandestin has launched a Coastal Culture series that includes an ongoing calendar of events that celebrate art. This summer Grand Boulevard Continue reading

Pirates Invade This Weekend at the Billy Bowlegs Festival

Published on Friday, June 5, 2015

Ahoy Matey! It’s that time of year! Yes, time for summer Florida beach vacations, but it’s also time for the Annual Billy Bowlegs Festival , June 4-8.  The dastardly Billy Bowlegs has been seen off the shores of the Emerald Coast and he’s planning to dock his ship at the Fort Walton Beach Landing. On Friday, June 5 head to Fort Walton Beach landing for the Festival and Fireworks display. On Saturday, land lubbers beware! On June 6 the festival Continue reading

Top 30A Event, Digital Grafiti, June 5 & 6

Published on Thursday, June 4, 2015

If you’re in South Walton this weekend, you’re in for a real treat! It’s the annual Digital Graffiti Festival in Alys Beach (and there is nothing quite like it anywhere in the world)! As one of the leading South Walton June events, Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a one-of-a-kind projection art festival where artists use the latest digital technologies to project their original digital works of art onto the iconic white walls of Alys Beach on Scenic Continue reading

30A Adventure Camps & Kids Nights Out

Published on Monday, June 1, 2015

Your beach vacation is right around the corner and you’re planning your escape. Of course, you're planning for lots of beach time and relaxing with family and friends, but consider planning some activities for the kids, and a special night out for the adults. The 30A Learning Academy, located at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach, offers Adventure Camps and fun nights out for kids. If your children are adventurous, and love to learn through exploration Continue reading

Destin Kicks Off Summer Concert Series

Published on Thursday, May 14, 2015

Summer is a great time to visit the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. In addition to relaxing and enjoying time on the sugar white sand beaches during the day, evenings heat up with live outdoor concerts at a variety of venues all along the Emerald Coast. The summer concert series feature a wide variety of music and each is on a different night of the week. So grab a blanket or low back chair and take your pick from these great options. Continue reading

May Events in Destin

Published on Monday, May 11, 2015

For those coming to the beach (or thinking about coming to the beach) next weekend, you’ll be excited to learn the May weekend is filled with fun events and things to do in Destin, Florida. Here’s a round-up of events and activities on May 18 & 19 so you don’t miss the fun! Blessing of the Fleet – This is a special week in Destin, Florida as we celebrate the many blessings in this coastal community. On Thursday, the Blessing of the Fleet will take Continue reading

Wine Festivals to Family Festivals at the Beach this Weekend

Published on Thursday, April 23, 2015

 If you’re headed to the beach this weekend, you’re in for a real treat. For wine lovers, we’re celebrating the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival and the Destin Charity Wine Auction. For families, there’s tons of action packed fun. Here’s the line-up for wine enthusiasts, craft beer drinkers and foodies: On Friday (4/24), from 4 – 6 p.m. the Winemakers and Shakers will be held at Wine World in Destin (across from Destin Commons). From Continue reading

Celebrity Vintner Marc Perrin Honored at SoWal Wine Fest & DCWA

Published on Monday, April 6, 2015

Attention: Wine Lovers! You’ll want to make plans to visit South Walton, April 25-26, 2015. Not only will you have access to some of the most exclusive wines from around the world, but you’ll be supporting children in need in Northwest Florida. The fourth weekend of April, April 24-26, the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival and Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) team up to host some of the world's preeminent winemakers.  Continue reading

Easter Weekend is Hoppin’ in South Walton

Published on Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter weekend is a great weekend to be visting the beaches of South Walton! Not only is it is the perfect place to relax and reconnect with family, there are Easter happenings all along the coast. On Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, consider attending one of the following fun Easter Events: Easter Brunch at the Hilton Sandestin – From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Hilton Sandesitn Beach will host its annual Easter Brunch in the Coastal Ballroom. Easter Brunch Continue reading

Easter Weekend is Hoppin’ in Destin

Published on Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter weekend is a great weekend to be visiting Destin! Not only is it is the perfect place to relax and reconnect with family, there are Easter happenings all along the Emerald Coast. On Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, consider attending one of the following fun Easter Events: Destin Harbor Easter Celebration – From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., HarborWalk Village at the Destin Harbor will host an Easter Brunch followed by a festive afternoon with the Easter Bunny Continue reading

Solaris Blues, Brews & Crawfish Cruise, March 29

Published on Friday, March 13, 2015

Our friends at the Solaris know how to put on a Louisiana-style bash! Back by popular demand, SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS will host the Second Annual Crawfish Cruise on March 29 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Guests will board the Solaris at the Sandestin Marina and enjoy live blues, craft brews and freshly boiled, perfectly seasoned crawfish while cruising the beautiful waters and listening to live blues music by Cadillac Willy. Solaris General Manager James Continue reading

2015 Seaside Half Marathon, Feb. 27-Mar 1

Published on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties is a proud sponsor of the 2015 Seaside Half Marathon & 5K benefiting the Seaside Neighborhood School. Don’t miss the fun at the 13th annual race, which takes place on March 1, 2015. The half marathon begins at 7 a.m. and 5K begins at 7:25 a.m. On Friday evening, Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m., join the fun for Taste of the Race, featuring great food from 20 chefs/restaurants, fine wine, craft beer, craft spirits, Coca Cola, Continue reading

Fat Tuesday at Sandestin

Published on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fat Tuesday in Sandestin is a fun finale to the 2015 Mardi Gras season. Revelers are invited to head over to Sandestin's Village of Baytowne Wharf for one of two celebrations. At 5 p.m., the  Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin will host the 13th Annual Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Parade. Fun for all ages, the colorful parade of floats, golf carts and pickup trucks will roll down the streets of the Village while marchers shower parade watchers Continue reading

South Walton Wine, Women & Shoes Feb. 13-15

Published on Thursday, February 5, 2015

Calling all gals who love wine, fashion, and fun! Grab your best girl friends and head to the Hilton Sandestin for Wine, Women & Shoes on Feb. 15, 2015. The event kicks off with a wine tasting by some of the country’s preeminent vineyards, including Aloft by Mondavi, Arbios, Blackbird, Ferrari Sparkling, Gabrielle Collection, Justin, Charles Krug, Peju and Praxis. As the tasting continues, gals can shop the latest fashions, jewelry, and a long list Continue reading

Mardi Gras at Destin Harbor, Feb. 7

Published on Monday, February 2, 2015

The Gulf Coast is rich in traditions and one of our favorite is Mardi Gras. While New Orleans is best known for this festive celebration, the tradition is celebrated in communities along the Gulf Coast, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday, is the day of revelry before Ash Wednesday. But the revelry and parades begin weeks in advance of the big day. In Destin, HarborWalk Village will Continue reading

Winter Florida Getaway to Sandestin Gumbo Festival

Published on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

We know our friends and guests around the country are ready for a break from freezing temperatures and blizzard conditions. Have you considered a winter Florida getaway?   There are many great reasons to visit South Walton and Destin, Florida in February and one of the best is to warm up with gumbo and Florida sunshine. The 26th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival returns to the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin, Feb. 13-14, 2015.   Participants Continue reading

Tasting of Champions

Published on Friday, January 23, 2015

It’s a fine time for wine! The Annual Tasting of Champions will be held Friday, January 30, 2015 at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa from 6-8 p.m. Guests will have an exclusive “first taste” of the 600 wines to be featured at the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, April 24-26, including the medal winning wines in 60 categories from the premier wine growing regions around the world. The event is structured in a walkabout format with Continue reading

Tickets on Sale for South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, April 23-26, 2015

Published on Thursday, January 22, 2015

South Walton will be the epicenter of the wine world the fourth week of April. Whether you’re new to the world of wine or a wine connoisseur, you’ll immensely enjoy the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival , April 23-26, 2015. The South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival and Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) team up to host the preeminent vintners from around the world. The star-studded lineup of celebrity winemakers includes wine Continue reading

5 Tips for Enjoying 30A Songwriters Festival

Published on Friday, January 9, 2015

We want to help you experience the 30A Songwriters Festival like a local so our local expert, Andi, shared her top tips for making the most of your 30A Songwriters Festival experience. Either watch her video or read her top 5 tips for the 30A Songwriters Festival below:     Stay on 30A or at a nearby South Walton rental .  Newman-Dailey condos at Sanctuary at Redfish in Blue Mountain Beach are a great central location for traveling Continue reading

Order Tickets Now for the 30A Songwriters Festival

Published on Friday, December 26, 2014

  The 2015 30A Songwriters Festival is just three weeks away! The 6th annual celebration of music will take place January 16-18, 2015 at venues along Scenic Highway 30A. Headliners include Graham Nash, Indigo Girls, Leon Russell, Jason Isbell, Shawn Mullins, Sara Watkins and Glen Philips (Toad the Wet Sprocket). Other confirmed artists include Jeffrey Steele, Chely Wright, Bobby Bare, Jr., Mary Gauthier, Angaleena Presley and Allison Moorer Continue reading

Veterans Day

Published on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thanks to our Veterans We send our heartfelt gratitude to the many men and women who have served our country. On Veterans Day in Destin, we are reminded of the extreme sacrifice that comes with service. For those that are in Destin this week, consider heading to Mary Esther (west of Fort Walton Beach) for the annual Veterans Day Parade at 1 p.m. This year, the Mary Esther Veteran's Day Parade will be bigger and better than ever. Set up in front Continue reading

2014 November Food & Wine Festivals

Published on Friday, October 24, 2014

When you live along the Emerald Coast, you know that October and November are the most spectacular time of year. The temperatures are perfect, the sunsets are magnificent AND the culinary festivals are delectable! Here’s some of the delicious reasons to visit South Walton and Destin this fall: November kicks off with Taste of the Beach , Oct. 31 – Nov. 2. The weekend begins with “ The Beach After Dark ” on Friday (Oct 31)from 8-10 p.m. at Gulf Place Continue reading

2014 Festival of the Arts is Next Weekend!

Published on Friday, October 17, 2014

Sure there are art festivals in many cities around the country, but the setting for 19th Annual Festival of the Arts, which will be held in Destin, Florida on October 25-26, cannot be beat.   The festival will be held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s new Cultural Arts Village off Commons Drive near Henderson Beach State Park. With more than 100 artists featuring their talents in tents on the lush green and live music from the Dugas Pavilion Continue reading

Veterans Day 2014, Celebrate Our Nation’s Heroes in Destin

Published on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The fall is a busy time of year, and if you’re like us, you’re reviewing the calendar looking for an opportunity to take a break. With Veterans Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to pause and honor and celebrate the many men and women who have served in the US Armed Forces.     Whether you’re commemorating a family member or honoring a loved one who is no longer with us, there is no better place to celebrate our nation’s Continue reading

It's Beer & BBQ Season on the Emerald Coast

Published on Friday, September 19, 2014

There are so many reasons to love fall along the Emerald Coast and here’s yet another—It’s barbecue & beer festival season! From Fort Walton Beach to Miramar Beach, Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast turns up the heat with BBQ Competitions and beer tastings. The aromas of delicious barbecue and the clink of glasses toasting a new favorite ale can be smelled and heard on multiple fall weekends. Add to that the spectacular Autumn weather, vibrant blue Continue reading

2014 Destin Fishing Rodeo Oct 1-31

Published on Thursday, September 11, 2014

At Newman-Dailey, we appreciate traditions--holiday traditions, family traditions and community traditions. One of the most cherished Destin traditions is the Destin Fishing Rodeo. Since 1948, the fishing community has been coming together for a fun spirited competition to see who can hook the biggest while proving time and time again Destin is indeed the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.”     The Destin Fishing Rodeo is held from Oct 1 Continue reading

2014 South Walton & 30A Fourth of July Fireworks

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Celebrating the Fourth of July at the beach in South Walton and along Scenic Highway 30A is the ultimate All-American celebration! The quaint beachside towns and sugar white sand beaches along 30A are the perfect place to celebrate our nation’s independence and family traditions.     After a day at the beach, families are invited to attend one of the many patriotic celebrations held throughout South Walton and along 30A. Here’s a list of Continue reading

Smoke on the Coast, July 3, at Destin Commons

Published on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Summer and grilling go hand in hand so it made perfect sense when we learned that Destin Commons is hosting the 4th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ competition on July 3. The fun family-friendly event will be filled with delicious aromas and samples along with kid’s activities and street performers. Live bands, including THE MAXX, Heritage, Jones & Company, Coconut Radio and Chris Alvarado, will be performing throughout the event on two stages. More Continue reading

Junior Marvin Live at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach

Published on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Summertime means lazy days at the beach, and fun evenings at outdoor events along Scenic Hwy 30A and throughout South Walton each night. With so many choices for events on 30A , the hardest part is deciding where to go. For those staying in Santa Rosa Beach or nearby beach communities, the week of Fourth of July includes a very special outdoor performance at the Green at Gulf Place on July 5. Gulf Place Events recently announced Junior Marvin, former Continue reading

Ahoy Matey! Billy Bowlegs Festival, June 5-7

Published on Thursday, June 5, 2014

What grades does a pirate make in school? High Cs, of course. ‘Tis the weekend to bring out all our corny pirate jokes, because our friends in Fort Walton Beach are hosting the annual Billy Bowlegs Festival!    Landlubers and swashbucklers of all ages will enjoy this family-friendly event. Here’s the schedule of events:   Thursday, June 5 - Torchlight Parade and Festival Friday, June 6 – 2014 Billy Bowlegs Festival and Fireworks  Continue reading

South Walton Art Festival Digital Graffiti, June 5-7

Published on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

 As you may have discovered, here in South Walton and Destin, Florida, we’re on beach time. This means everything moves at a slower, more leisurely pace.  And beach time is ideal for a digital art projection festival. Celebrating its 7th year, Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach, June 5-7, will present some of the most creative and innovative light displays projected on the white walls of Alys Beach along Scenic Highway 30A . Guests arrive after Continue reading

Gregg Allman to Perform Memorial Week Concert, May 28

Published on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Locals in South Walton are getting excited that our coastal community will be welcoming the Legendary Gregg Allman later this month. Inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame and listed on Rolling Stone Magazine’s“Top 100 Singers” list, Allman is renowned for his Southern-style rock and harmonious vocals. On Wednesday, May 28, Allman will perform live on the Green at Gulf Place along Hwy 30A (corner of 30A and Hwy 393 in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.). Continue reading

Gimme Abbey Concert in Destin, April 24

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

We love outdoor concerts in Destin, and we recently learned that Destin, Florida will be one of the tour stops for Gimme Abbey, a tribute to the two greatest bands in rock and roll history—The Beatles and the Rolling Stones.  On Thursday, April 24, the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin will come alive with the sounds of the ‘60s. The concert features The Return and Satisfaction, two nationally acclaimed tribute bands which have joined Continue reading

First Note Music Experience Returns for Easter Weekend in Destin

Published on Thursday, April 10, 2014

For families spending Easter at the beach, First Note Entertainment is partnering with Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach for two special holiday weekend performances, featuring four incredibly talented singers and musicians.  Sam Booker, Joann Cotton, Isaac Hayden and Sharif will each take the stage for a one-of-a-kind music experience on Friday, April 18 and Sat., April 19 at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach, just east of Destin. Each First Note Continue reading

Gregg Allman Coming to Santa Rosa Beach, May 28

Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014

It is not every day that we get the good fortune to enjoy a live performance by one of the legendary singers of our time. On Wednesday, May 28, Gulf Place will host Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman. Recognized by Rolling Stone Magazineas one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time,” Allman will bring his distinctive Southern Rock & Blues sound to fans in a spectacular beachside setting. The outdoor amphitheater and green is the perfect spot Continue reading

April Events & Easter in Destin

Published on Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring is in full swing. We’re loving this gorgeous weather and the fun spring activities all along the Emerald Coast.  If you’re coming to the Destin in April, here are some of our favorite April events in Destin, Florida. April 20 – ArtWalk and Easter Bunny at Destin’s Harborwalk Village . From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Destin Harbor will feature kids’ activities and the Easter Bunny will be in attendance for meet and greets and pictures with the Continue reading

South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival, April 24-27

Published on Thursday, February 20, 2014

It doesn’t get much better than enjoying some of the best wines in the world near some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Mark your calendar for April 24-27, and make plans to stay in one of our luxury homes in Destin, well-appointed condos on Hwy 30A or a cottage or villa in Miramar Beach .  The South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival will be held at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, April 24-27, 2014, and features more than 800 wines Continue reading

Valentine's Day Tour of Homes, Feb. 15 & 16

Published on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Feel the love! Valentine’s Day in South Walton and Destin offers romance and exploration around every corner. Whether you’re seeking a quiet, cozy corner to dine and celebrate your love or a fun dinner cruise aboard the Solaris, South Walton has an abundance of romantic restaurants and special amenities that exude romance.   This weekend, the CAA Valentine Day Tour of Homes allows the public a peak inside some of the spectacular homes Continue reading

Sandestin Gumbo Festival, Feb. 14-15

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The New Orleans influence runs deep in South Walton and Destin. With many famous chefs and restaurant owners opening restaurants and bringing Cajun flavor and traditions to the beach. From New Orleans native AJ Tusa who opened Poppy’s Seafood Factory and Hammerhead’s in the Village of Baytowne Wharf to Jim Richard from Lafayette Louisiana who shares his Cajun roots at Stinky’s Fish Camp to V Seagrove Executive Chef David Cunningham direct for Commander... Continue reading

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