Visitors and locals gather to celebrate our Independence while giving back to local charities over 4th of July weekend for the 10th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks Festival.
Will you be in Destin for the 4th of July? You can kick off your Independence Day holiday with one of the area’s favorite patriotic Destin events—the 10th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival! Smoke on the Coast Destin Commons promises to tickle your taste buds on Saturday, July 3 from 5-10 p.m. with mouth-watering barbecue hot off the grill. And, oh, then one of the largest, spectacular fireworks event of the season will light up the night sky with brilliant color and “wow” right above you!
Through this Destin Commons mall fundraiser, “Coins for a Cause,” approximately 18 area restaurants and barbecue aficionados will fire up their grills to prepare their best dishes, each hoping to win up to $15,000 for this “cause.” You can join in this popular, fun event and feel good about it, too!
Starting at 5 p.m. family entertainment and live music will kick off the day. At 5:30 p.m. “barbecue taste-testers” (that’s you) can enjoy $1 samples and vote for your favorite “People’s Choice” winners and celebrity judges will award Judge’s Pick winners. More than $85,000 in donations will benefit local charities.
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Family entertainment and live music by Tobacco Rd Band
5:30 p.m.: BBQ lovers can enjoy $1 samples from 18 area restaurants and BBQ groups and vote for their favorite as People’s Choice winners.
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Heritage Band performance
9:30 p.m.: Independence Day firework extravaganza!
About Destin Commons
Award-winning Destin Commons, featuring over 90 stores and restaurants, 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 movie theatre. The outdoor lifestyle center also offers 70,000 square feet of Class A office space, free Wi-Fi access, interactive pop fountain, and the brand new Luckey Climber and children’s play area. Destin Commons is located at the corner of U.S. Hwy. 98 and the Mid Bay Bridge Rd.
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