Destin Car Show Schedule

Know what’s hotter than a summer’s day on the Sunshine State’s Gulf Coast? The three-day Burning Up The Beaches car event May 2-4, 2019.

Car Show

This hot rod/classic car show in Destin, Florida, is known near and far to be one of the best shows on the circuit for gearheads and car fanatics, with cruise stops, celebrations, dance parties and more. All proceeds from the event benefit The Arc of the Emerald Coast, the local ARC Agency that serves those with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism and other developmental disabilities.

Here are all the mechanics of Burning Up The Beaches; Car Show Central is based at Destin Commons, 4100 Legendary Drive, in the heart of downtown Destin:

Thursday, May 2, 2019

There’s an Early Birds Meet and Greet at AJ’s on the Bayou in Ft. Walton Beach, where all car show participants can pick up their pre-registered packages (open registration is available until 7 p.m.) and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres from 3-7 p.m.

Friday, May 3, 2019

All are invited to the cruise the stops all day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Stops include the all-day bonus stop at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, Whataburger at 23 Miracle Strip Parkway in Fort Walton Beach, the Air Force Armament Museum at the Eglin Air Force Base, Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone at 1306 Miracle Strip Parkway in Fort Walton Beach, AJ’s Destin at 116 Harbor Blvd. in Destin, and Henderson Beach State Park at 17000 Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin. Take advantage of the tickets available at each stop for prizes, games and fun activities. And on Friday night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., the celebration doesn’t stop, with the annual themed party – this year it’s “Pre-1970s TV Shows” – at The Island Hotel in Fort Walton Beach. Hors d’oeuvres, drink specials and live music will also be served.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Rows and rows of cars will be lined up and shined up for the car show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Destin Commons. Also on hand will be business, arts and crafts vendors. Try your hand at door prizes. And check out the unique Valve Cover Races at 2 p.m. Car Show awards include Public Choice, Sponsor’s Choice, Clients of The Arc’s Choice and The Wild Bill Award, given in memory of car show supporter Bill Tuttle to the most fun car and crew. After the car show, music and dancing hit the streets from 5:30-8:30 p.m., complete with food tastings, cash games and prizes.

Condos Near the Car Show

If you plan to stay on the Emerald Coast for a while, check into these incredible Condo-World resorts located right in the Destin area:

Sterling Shores

Sterling Shores

Centrally located in the heart of Destin, Sterling Shores features luxurious one- through four-bedroom condos that all offer breathtaking Gulf-front views, elegant coastal interior décor, and fully equipped kitchens. The high-end amenities will convince you to never leave the resorts grounds, including a huge lagoon-style style pool with bar and grill, mushroom fountain tot’s area, separate beachfront pool, health and fitness center, private beach access, BBQ area, private 42-seat surround-sound theater and group meeting space for large family gatherings and celebrations.

Sterling Sands

Sterling Sands

Getaways to this resort will become a longtime tradition for your family. Sterling Sands features spacious one- through three-bedroom condos with gorgeous views of the Gulf’s emerald green waters from your private balcony, fully equipped kitchens, wireless Internet, unlimited complimentary DVD rentals and luxury interior layouts. The intimate upscale property offers all the amenities of paradise, including a Gulf-front pool, free-form pool, outdoor hot tub, health and fitness center, covered BBQ and picnic area.

Event Summary
Burning up the Beaches
Destin Commons, 4100 Legendary Dr,Destin,Florida-32541
Start Date
May 2, 2019
End Date
May 4, 2019
This hot rod/classic car show in Destin, Florida, is known near and far to be one of the best shows on the circuit. All proceeds from the event benefit The Arc of the Emerald Coast, the local ARC Agency.