Smoke on the Coast BBQ FestivalJune 30, 2015
If you have recently purchased Destin real estate or a home on the Gulf Coast and are wondering where to spend your Fourth of July, aside from the beach, don’t worry. You will find plenty to do on and off the sand!
One of our favorite Independence Day traditions here on the Emerald Coast is Smoke on the Coast, Â a BBQ and fireworks festival hosted by the Destin Commons. This event is actually hosted on July 3 from 2-10pm, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the a day on the water on the Fourth.
Smoke on the Coast is a wonderful, family-friendly event. You’re invited to stroll the streets of the newly expanded shopping center and you watch twenty area chefs and BBQ experts prepare their finest sampling. The kids will enjoy activities, as well as facepainting, street performers and live music.
At 5pm, take your $1 sampling tickets and hit the food booths to decide your favorite! All proceeds benefit Children in Crisis, Food for Thought and Building Homes for Heroes. The evening will end with a spectacular fireworks display.
Speaking of fireworks and events, if you’re looking for a fun afternoon on the Fourth of July, be sure to head to HarborWalk Village. There you will find delicious restaurants, plenty of activities and live entertainment before the official fireworks kick off at 9pm over the Destin Harbor!