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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 2015-2016. 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: Friday nights; 6-9 p.m.
Where: Marina Bar & Grill at Sandestin
Enjoy Live Music, every Friday at the Marina Bar & Grill. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call 850.267.7778.
Sandestin Luau Sandestin Luau Hawaiian Feast
When: May 23-September 1, 2015
Join us at 6:30pm at the Baytowne Marina and get your hula happening at our weekly Sandestin Luau feasts! Enjoy authentic Hawaiian Luau cuisine and family-friendly fun including live music, limbo contests, bonfires and capped off with amazing fireworks display over Choctawhatchee Bay. For tickets and more information, visit Sandestin.com/Aloha.
Village of Baytowne Wharf Summer Events Village of Baytowne Wharf Summer Events
When: May 31-August 13, 2015
Where: Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy the Village of Baytowne Wharf’s action packed summer fun!
Sunday Cinema, 8pm: Enjoy a movie on the Events Plaza lawn.
HydroFlight Mondays, 7pm: Enjoy three shows from fly-board extraordinaire Ben Merrell over the lagoon!
Boomin’ Tuesdays, 7pm: Enjoy Lawn Games and Inflatables at the Events Plaza then light up the night with Fireworks at 9:15pm over the Lagoon.
Wednesday Night Concerts, 7-9pm: We’ll be tantalizing your musical taste buds with musicians to entertain all.
Magical Thursdays, 7pm: Magic Show performed by Captain Davy.
Admission is free and open to the public. For additional details click here or call 850.267.8117.

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Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic
When: June 17-21, 2015
Ranked 5th Richest Tournament in the world by Marlin Magazine, sanctioned by the World Billfish Series and part of the International Game Fish Association Off-shore circuit this event gives serious angling teams their shot at winning a huge pay-off while sponsors. The competing anglers are not the only fishing enthusiasts who will hook a good time during the annual ECBC. A treasure trove of family fun includes live entertainment and activities for the kids all weekend long. Admission is free and it is open to the public. For more information, visit fishecbc.com.

Red, White and Baytowne CelebrationRed, White and Baytowne
July 4, 2015
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 will be performed. Grab your boogie shoes and join in the fun. We’ll light up the sky over the lagoon with our 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at 9:15 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For details click here or call 850.267.8117.
29th Annual Sandestin Traithlon 29th Annual Sandestin Triathlon
August 22, 2015
The 29th Sandestin Triathlon will lure more than 700 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. See www.SandestinTriathlon.com for details or email sandestintri@sandestin.com. For event accommodations call 877.276.8860 (code: TRI15).
Baytowne Wharf Art WalkBaytowne Wharf Art Walk
When: September 5-7, 2015

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. Admission is free and open to the public. For details click here or call 850.267.8117.

Vettes at the VillageVettes at the Village
September 26, 2015; 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! For details click here or call 850.267.8117.
8th Annual Beer Festival 8th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival
October 16-17, 2015
Known as the “Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast,” the popular festival features 40 on-site craft brewers, over 100 domestic and international beers, seminars and samplings and live music. Beer novices to beer lovers will be able to sample domestic and international options, including specialty, seasonal and not-yet-released beers. Visit Sandestin.com/Beer for more information.
Trick or Treat Street at Baytowne Halloween Face Painting and Costume Contest
October 31, 2015
Where: Coconut Kidz in the Village
An evening of family fun at Coconut Kidz! Children in costume receive free face painting. Also, be sure to enter our costume contest and find us on Facebook at facebook.com/shopsandestin to vote for your favorite costume. Visit facebook.com/shopsandestin or call 850.351.1806 for more information.
Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights The Sandestin Wine Festival Presents: Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights
November 14, 2015; 4-7 p.m.
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
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. For tickets and details visit baytownesparklingwinefest.com or call 866.544.1029.

Baytowne on Ice

Baytowne on Ice
When: November 2015 – January 2016
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 call 850.267.8184.

Here Comes Santa Claus Here Comes Santa Claus
November 27-28, 2015 
Friday 6 p.m. – Kick-off the holiday season with a family movie under the stars!
Saturday 6-9 p.m. – The fun continues Saturday, with a preview to 12 Nights of Lights, Tree Lighting, and of course, Santa Claus! Welcome Santa to Baytowne and cheer him on as he lights the Village Christmas Tree. Stick around for a preview to our choreographed light show, 12 Nights of Lights, and watch as fireworks light up the sky over the lagoon. Make a lantern for the upcoming Baytowne Lantern Parade as you enjoy a choir singing your holiday favorites! And last, but not least, visit Kris Kringle himself! Hop on Santa’s lap and tell him your Christmas wish! Admission is free and open to the public. Subject to change based on weather. For details click here or call 850.267.8117.
12 Nights of Lights 12 Nights of Lights
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Nights in December

For the month of December, enjoy a festive light show in the Events Plaza set to your favorite holiday music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday leading up to Christmas at 6 & 7 p.m. This sparkling event will also be featured during the holiday editions of the Wednesday Night Concert Series at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For details click here or call 850.267.8117. 

Tee Off for Tots Tee Off for Toys
December 12-13, 2015
Where: Raven Golf Club, Baytowne Golf Club and The Links Golf Club
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.

Baytowne Countdown
Baytowne Countdown
December 31, 2015

Stay and play this holiday season! A New Year's Eve celebration in a spectacular setting is what makes Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort the top spot for New Year's Eve. You don't want to miss The Village of Baytowne Wharf's end-of-year party! Dance the night away and enjoy live bands and breathtaking fireworks as they light up the sky over the lagoon at midnight. Sandestin is the place to ring in the New Year! For details click here or call 850.267.8117.

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27th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival
When: February 12-13, 2016
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.

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12th Annual Mardi Gras Dog Parade
When: February 7, 2016; 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.

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13th Annual Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade
When: February 9, 2016; 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 14th 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.

St. Patty's Day St. Patty's Day: Paint The Village of Baytowne Green
When: March 17, 2016; 6 p.m.
Celebrate the luck of the Irish at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Enjoy jubilant entertainment and celebrate St. Patty’s Day Village- style. Admission is free and open to the public. For details click here or call 850.267.8117.
Easter Celebration Easter Celebration
When: March 26, 2016; 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 • Kid's Crafts • Inflatable Fun Zone • Stilt walker making Balloon Animals • Face painting. Admission is free and open to the public. For details click here or call 850.267.8117.
Sandestin Wine Festival 30th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival
When: April 2016
Don't miss this very popular event in April! 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.

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