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Events at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the #1 Resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast, announces its events for 2014. The destination offers a variety of “don’t miss” events and deals for guests of all ages.

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Live Music Fridays

Live Music Fridays
When: October 2014 – January 2015
Enjoy Live Music, every Friday at the Marina Bar & Grill from 6-9pm. FREE and open to the public.

Marina Sailgate Parties

Marina Sailgate Parties
When: October – December 2014
Enjoy an outside "tailgate" party at the scenic Baytowne Marina at Sandestin, including the broadcast of NCAA and NFL evening football games, ESPN College Game Plan, the SEC Network and more. Marina Bar & Grill offers delicious burgers, monster nachos and more of your favorite football grub. Outside will be a projector & large screen on Saturdays. Inside the bar will be eight screens to cheer on your favorite teams. Enjoy your favorite beverages, daily draft specials, happy hour 4-7pm and more! A perfect way to enjoy the beautiful fall season.

Baytowne Beer Festival

Three Cheers for the Baytowne Beer Festival
When: October 17-18, 2014
Bring together more than 200 domestic and international beers, 40 craft brewers, the charming Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort with beautiful October weather and you have a winning combination for fun in the sun at the Baytowne Beer Festival this October 17th and 18th.

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Halloween at Sandestin

Halloween at Sandestin
When: October 31, 2014; 6-8 p.m..
Friends, fireworks, and frights! Experience this family friendly Halloween event. Trick or treat through the Village streets and visit merchants as they provide you with some of your favorite Halloween treats from 6-8 p.m. Dance on the stage as the DJ plays frighteningly good tunes and end the evening with a spooky fireworks show over the lagoon.
Also, join us for an evening of family fun at Coconut Kids and Toys & Treasures! Children in costume receive free face painting. Be sure to enter the costume contest and vote for your favorite costume at facebook.com/shopsandestin.

Baytowne on Ice

Baytowne on Ice
When: November 2014 – January 2015
For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, the ice skating rink at the Village of Baytowne Wharf is the perfect opportunity to get into the winter spirit. The seasonal ice skating rink has become a local holiday favorite. The first hour of each day is reserved for "kids skate" for youths 12 and under. For details click here or call 850.267.8184.

Vettes in the Vilalge

Vettes at the Village
When: November 8, 2014; 12-5 p.m.
Area corvette clubs bring "America's Sports Car" to the Village Events Plaza. Corvettes will be shined to the max as these automotive icons zoom into the Village streets. Be a part of the show by voting on your favorite style & model!

Habitrot for Humanity

Habitrot for Humanity Half Marathon and 5K
When: November 8, 2014; 6 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sandestin invites running enthusiasts this fall to enjoy the mild, sunny weather and scenic trails all throughout the beautiful 2,400 acre resort. From the beach to the bay, runners will be able to soak in views of the resort including the: Gulf of Mexico, Choctawhatchee Bay, beautifully manicured golf courses, ponds, nature and so much more. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity

Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights

The Sandestin Wine Festival Presents: Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights
When: November 15, 2014; 4-7 p.m.
The Sandestin Wine Festival is beginning this holiday season with a sparkling event! Stroll streets lined in twinkling lights and greenery, as you sip a variety of champagnes and taste featured menu items from various Village restaurants. Participating merchants will be decked out for the holiday season, when you stop by to sample their featured bubbly. Enjoy a sneak peak of the Village tree lighting and holiday entertainment throughout the Village. For information and tickets visit baytownesparklingwine.com.

Tee Off for Toys

Tee Off for Toys
When: December 13-14, 2014
People are asked to donate new, unwrapped toys or gift cards with a value of $15 or more and in exchange guests can play Sandestin's golf courses for just the green and golf car fee ($20). Sandestin will offer golf at all three of its public courses, Raven Golf Club, Baytowne Golf Club and The Links Golf Club. All toys and donations will be given to Harvest House’s “Hope for Holidays” and Children in Crisis programs, both benefiting children and families in need this holiday season. Local residents, guests and visitors are welcome to participate. Tee times are available all day and can be made by calling 850.267.8155. Click here for more information.

Holiday Lantern Parade

Baytowne Holiday Lantern Parade
When: December 13, 2014; 6 p.m.
In celebration of the holiday season, The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents the Holiday Paper Lantern Parade. This community event will feature commissioned paper lanterns in the shapes of iconic symbols of the holiday season and the Sandestin homeowners with their lighted golf carts. We invite all individuals and groups to participate by making their own paper lanterns. The parade kicks off with a performance from Tuba Christmas. Admission is free.

Baytowne Countdown

Baytowne Countdown
When: December 31, 2014; 7 p.m. - 12 a.m.
You don't want to miss The Village of Baytowne Wharf's end-of-year party! Come dance the night away and enjoy live bands and breathtaking fireworks as they light up the sky over the lagoon at midnight.  The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the place to ring in the New Year!

Baytowne Countdown

26th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival
When: February 13-14, 2015; 12-4 p.m.
Prepare your palate while restaurants and businesses vie for the title of "Area's Best" in Gumbo. Cast your vote while enjoying live Zydeco music and family entertainment. Enjoy great food, beverages and many other extras. Visit www.SandestinGumboFestival.com for tickets and details.

Baytowne Countdown

12th Annual Mardi Gras Dog Parade
When: February 15, 2015; 2 p.m.
The streets will be filled with costumed dogs and their humans throwing a myriad of throws, beads, and parade favors. Themed convertibles, small floats (pulled by masters), golf carts, bicycles, and decorated wagons will be everywhere and Mardi Gras music will fill the air! The Mardi Gras dog parade is one of the premier canine events on the Emerald Coast with members of the four-pawed community coming far and wide to participate.  

Baytowne Countdown

13th Annual Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade
When: February 17, 2015; 5 p.m.
Prepare to let your hair down on what many call the most festive day of the year, Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. “Laissez les bon temps rouler” (let the good times roll) with the 13th annual Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade rolling through Sandestin. Yell “throw me something mister” as unique and colorful floats, golf carts, and pick-up trucks roll down the streets and marchers dressed up in all their Mardi Gras best shower parade-goers with a barrage of beads, moon pies, and other trinkets. The post-parade celebration continues into the night with street performers, “throws” tossed from balconies on Main St, and parties at various Baytowne establishments.

Sandestin Wine Festival

29th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival
When: April 2015
Don't miss this very popular event in April, featuring celebrity chef guests! The Sandestin Wine Festival is a picture perfect event complete with white tents, flowing wine, food, ladies strolling in hats, and live music. The event is one of the best of the year and draws thousands of people to The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.  Affectionately called the “Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals.” Discount for advance tickets and accommodations are available. Visit www.sandestinwinefestival.com for more information or email info@SandestinWineFestival.com.

Sandestin's Easter Explosion

Easter Explosion
When: April 19, 2014; 12-3 p.m.

Guests can skip, hop or jump your way to The Village of Baytowne Wharf for an explosion of fun and enjoy visits with the Easter Bunny.

Activities include:

  • Kid's Crafts
  • Inflatable Fun Zone
  • Stilt walker making Balloon Animals
  • Face painting
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend Festivities
When: May 24-26, 2014

Kick off your summer at Sandestin for Memorial Day Weekend. Live music begins on Saturday and lasts all weekend long. Enjoy bands on the Events Plaza stage from 7-9 p.m. each night. Children’s activities will be featured in the Events Plaza from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday night, and then we will light up the sky above the lagoon with a patriotic fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. On Monday, the Village will host a Memorial Day program right before sunset, presented by Sandestin veterans, including a special brass band performance.

Destin Fishing Tournament Boat

The Ultimate Fishing Tournament
When: June 18-22, 2014

The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic fishing tournament at Sandestin is the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast's premier marlin tournament. This fishing competition gives serious angling teams their shot at winning a huge pay-off while receiving the royal treatment from this Destin, Florida fishing event's hosts and sponsors.

Red, White and Baytowne Festivities

Red, White and Baytowne
When: July 4, 2014
Join Sandestin for its spectacular 4th of July Celebration. Enjoy a day of fun in the sun, an evening that lights up the sky and family activities. The Village of Baytowne Wharf will have a host of kids activities from 6-10 p.m., including kids' crafts, face painting, and balloon sculpting. Live music by Mama's Blue Dress will be performed from 7-9 p.m. Grab your boogie shoes and join in the fun. We will light up the sky over the lagoon with our 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at 9:15 p.m.

Hello Kitty Event

Hello Kitty Event
When: July 5, 2014
Hello Kitty herself will be outside Toys & Treasures and Coconut Kids from 4 – 7 pm for a photo shoot. Have your photo taken with this famous feline and enjoy free face painting and 20% off Hello Kitty merchandise

28th Annual Sandestin Triathlon

28th Annual Sandestin Triathlon
When: August 23, 2014

The 28th Annual Sandestin Triathlon will lure over 800 participants for a half-mile Gulf of Mexico swim, a 20-mile bike along the coast, and a 4-mile run through Sandestin's beach and Bayside community.

A portion of the Sandestin Triathlon proceeds will benefit Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Last year for the 2013 Sandestin Triathlon, $20,000 was raised for Sacred Heart.

Baytowne Art Walk

Baytowne Wharf Art Walk
When: August 29-31, 2014; 5-10 p.m.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf welcomes the fresh fall season under the moonlight with a weekend good for the art and soul with world-class art and live music in the Village Events Plaza. Exceptional artists featured in the area’s leading galleries from across the southeast will gather for this three day festival featuring the best of the best in the world of art.

Serve2Cure Tennis

Serve2Cure Tennis Tournament
When: October 4, 2014; 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sandestin Tennis Fourth Annual Serve 2 Cure Tennis Tournament. Event will include tennis tournament, breakfast, fastest serve contest, silent auction, raffles, prizes and luncheon at Graffitti's in Baytowne Wharf. All Proceeds go to Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Breast Cancer Fund. Call 850.267.7060 or email tennis@sandestin.com for details.

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