The Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival at Destin Common starts at 5 p.m. on July 3, 2019. Family entertainment and live music will kick off the day. At 6 p.m. BBQ aficionados can enjoy $1 samples from 18 area restaurants and BBQ groups and vote for their favorite as People’s Choice winners. Last year $87,500 in donations benefited local charities! Stop by for family fun activities including an Independence Day firework extravaganza!

Live music

Forrest Williams Band from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Heritage Band from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


  • Air Force Enlisted Village & The Gulf
  • Boys and Girls Club & Big Red Truck
  • Children in Crisis & B&C Fire Safety
  • Dog Harmony & Cafe Rico
  • Emerald Coast Science Center & Bow Tie BBQ
  • Food for Thought & Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen
  • Gulf Coast Council of the Boy Scouts of America & Smok’n Scouts Barbeque Crew
  • Habitat for Humanity & Hub City Smokehouse and Grill
  • Heritage Museum of NW Florida & Cold Creek BBQ
  • Jobs4U & Lillie’s Q
  • Junior League of the Emerald Coast & Buh’s BBQ
  • Niceville/Valparaiso Rotary Club & Smok’n Hot Wheels
  • Opportunity Place & B’s Smoking BBQ
  • Rotary Club of Destin
  • Shelter House & The One and Culinary Pirates
  • Taylor Haugen Foundation & Brightview Landscaping Services
  • Toys for Tots & Bass Pro Shop
  • Youth Village & Waste Management


Destin Commons