2014

Great gumbo and first-rate fun for everyone at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort this Presidents Day weekend

The 25th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival is serving up great gumbo and first-rate family fun over the extended Presidents Day Weekend - tickets now available

DESTIN, FL, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort announces great gumbo paired with first-rate family fun at the Gulf Coast's favorite winter food event - the 25th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival, held on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, 2014 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. People from all over the southeast are expected to join in the festivities during the extended Presidents Day weekend.

The Sandestin Gumbo Festival has been known as one of the largest and most popular winter food events along Florida's Gulf Coast. Now in its 25th year, the event takes over Baytowne Wharf during Presidents Day weekend. Kick-off the weekend Friday, Feb. 14 at Marina Bar & Grill with a delicious seafood boil starting at 2 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 15 from 12-4 p.m. guests will enjoy live Zydeco music from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe, family activities and the best gumbo cook-off on the Gulf Coast. This year is promising to serve up fun for everyone. Tickets are now available for purchase online at sandestingumbofestival.com.

"The Gumbo Festival is one of our longest running and most enjoyable food events," says Lanier Motes, Event Manager for the Village of Baytowne Wharf. "Restaurants from the Emerald Coast serve up their best gumbo, hoping to take home the 'Area's Best' and 'People's Choice' awards."

Festival guests can vote for "The People's Choice" awards in gumbo and become eligible for raffle items from the participating restaurants. After "The People's Choice" honors are given, judges will award the "Best Display" with one winner. The awards ceremony will begin at approximately 4 p.m.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on event day. Tickets are available for purchase at www.sandestingumbofestival.com or at Graffiti & the Funky Blues Shack, Aloha Surf Company and the Grand Sandestin Concierge.

The Sandestin Gumbo Festival is proud to partner with the Sandestin Foundation for Kids, where a portion of the net event proceeds benefit Sandestin Foundation for Kids' causes and organizations that have the most impact and make a meaningful and positive difference in the lives of children.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf invites local businesses and restaurants to join in the fun by becoming a gumbo participant. Participants of the Sandestin Gumbo Festival will be included in the event's marketing package, have an opportunity to win radio and print advertising through our sponsors and award winners will receive prize money. E-mail contact@baytownewharf.com for more information.

Special Rates and Packages
Sandestin is making it easy to get away for the weekend with a variety of options and deals for individuals and families. Discounted packages are available with rates starting at only $89 per night (Code: HOT). Other special deals include 30% off with the purchase of three or more nights (Code: SAVE30). Book your Presidents Day Weekend at www.sandestin.com or call 866-91-BEACH.

All of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort's packages and accommodations come with a wide variety of recreational activities including complimentary bike rental, tennis court time, on-site tram service, access to fitness center access and so much more.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a major destination for all seasons and all ages, and was named the #1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring more than 1,250 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a charming pedestrian village with events, shopping, dining and nightlife. People are invited to download Sandestin's APP for iPhone and Android devices, or become a Facebook Fan or Twitter follower for the latest events and news.

SOURCE Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort



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