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The Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival at Destin Common starts at 5 p.m. on July 3, 2018. Family entertainment and live music will kick off the day. At 6 p.m. BBQ aficionados can enjoy $1 samples from 17 area restaurants and BBQ groups and vote for their favorite as People’s Choice winners. Last year $83,000 in donations benefited local charities and we look forward to doing it again in 2018! Stop by for family fun activities including an Independence Day firework extravaganza! Participating Barbecue teams and their partnering charities include: – The Gulf partnering with Air Force Enlisted Village – 98BBQ partnering with The Arc of the Emerald Coast – Big Red Truck partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America – BrightView partnering with Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center – B&C Fire Safety partnering with Children in Crisis – Whole Foods Market partnering with Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance – Rotary Club of Destin partnering with Rotary Club of Destin – Waste Management partnering with Food For Thought Outreach Inc – Hub City Smokehouse and Grill partnering with Habitat for Humanity – Tailfins Ale House & Oyster Bar partnering with Harvest House – Okaloosa Gas partnering with Heritage […]

64th Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival 2019 schedule will be posted below as the festival approaches. Billy Bowlegs is a fun event for the whole family. There are tons of activities for kids as well as vendors selling pirate booty and local crafts. There will be great live music, and food vendors selling everything from ice cream to seafood. The festival is on Friday and Saturday, May 31st – June 1, 2019. The fireworks display will be on May 31st at 9:00 pm. The 2019 Torchlight Parade will be on June 3  at 7:00 pm.