April and May Events

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurie Hobbs
(850) 267-8261
lauriehobbs@sandestin.com

2009 April & May Arrive with Beautiful Weather and Fun-Filled Events at Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort

Destin, Fla. – As the year’s most comfortable temperatures arrive, so do the spring season’s many events and activities at Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort.

April

Give BIG Destin
Saturday, April 4, 2-8 p.m.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
A Music Festival in support of the World Food Program that offers the perfect opportunity to make a contribution to a great cause. Runs all day and is headlined by Bob Marley’s band, The Wailers. Call 850.267.8117 for details.

Easter Explosion
Saturday, April 11, noon-3 p.m.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Kids get the chance to meet the Easter Bunny, as well as take part in facepainting and a scavenger hunt, all the friendly confines of The Village. Call 850.267.8117 for details.

23rd Annual Sandestin Wine Festival
Thursday-Sunday, April 23-26
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Sample more than 600 of the world’s best wines at one of the Emerald Coast’s favorite events. Call 850.267.8117 for details.

Lilly Pulitzer Jubilee Breakfast Reception
Saturday, April 25, 9:30-11 a.m.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
A preview of the special Lilly Pulitzer Jubilee anniversary collection during an exclusive breakfast reception with local VIP models. Call 850.267.6841 for details.

Passport to Paradise
April 1-30
Spend an accumulated $300 during the month of April at any of The Market Shops' merchants and present your receipts to the management office. You will be entered to win our grand prize drawing. Grand prize includes a 2-night stay at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort and a $50 gift card.

May

ArtsQuest
Saturday-Sunday, May 9-10
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
The nationally acclaimed ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival gives you the chance to stroll through the pedestrian-friendly streets of the Village as you enjoy incredible artwork from around the country, as well as wonderful food and music.  Visit the CAA’s website and learn more about this event at http://www.culturalartsassociation.org/.

Memorial Day Weekend
Friday-Monday, May 22-25
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
The holiday weekend includes a Baytowne Pops Concert with the Northwest Florida Symphony on Saturday evening at 8 p.m., kid friendly activities and a waterslide on Saturday and Sunday evenings and fireworks on Sunday evening.

Saturday, May 23
The Market Shops at Sandestin
Live entertainment on the Cypress Green from 6-8PM and Children’s activities.  Stop by Beef ‘O’ Brady’s deck for burgers and dogs off the grill (Fee). Free,  Open to public.  No outside coolers please. 

 

Weekly Events

“Upper Room” Morning Worship
Sundays, 9-10 a.m.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
An interdenominational, casual dress service on the second floor of Marlin Grill in The Village of Baytowne Wharf.

Princess Day at Paint’n Place
Sundays, 1-3 p.m.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
A fun-filled afternoon of painting and snacks for any age princess. Call 850.267.6062 for details.

Zack Rosicka Live at Funky Blues Shack
Tuedays, 8 p.m.-until
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
A unique collaboration of blues-rock, funky pop and hard-rocking originals by Zach Rosicka.

Wine Down Wednesdays at Bistro Bijoux
5-10 p.m.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Half off bottles of wine with the purchase of entrees. Call 850.662.0760 for details.

Kitchenique Cooking Classes
The Market Shops at Sandestin
Call 850.837.0432 for dates and details.

Kids Night Out at Paint’n Place
Wednesdays and Fridays
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Enjoy a night out while your children are entertained. Call 850-267-6062.

Wednesday Night Concert Series
6-8 p.m.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
In the Village Events Plaza

Jacob Mohr Live at Funky Blues Shack
Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-until
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Captivating tunes with a distinctive touch.

Friday Night Flicks
7 p.m.  in March, 8 p.m. in April and May
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
In the Village Events Plaza.

House Band Coconut Radio
Saturdays, 6-8 p.m.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
A three-piece acoustic group makes great music their own.

Donna Burgess Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor Class
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Market Shops at Sandestin
Call 850.837.1887 for dates and details.

Wine Tastings at Beyond the Grape
The Market Shops at Sandestin
Free tastings of tropical Florida wines daily. Call 850.424.3769.

Cartooning for Kids
Mondays, starting March 23, 11-11:45 a.m.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
A free drawing class for kids ages 6-12 at Cartoons by Deano. Call 850.624.2618 for details.

Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort (www.sandestin.com) offers the most complete resort experience in North America. Located on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination resort for all seasons and for all ages. As a member of Beaches of South Walton, a 26-mile stretch of world-famous sugar-white sands, Sandestin invites guests to enter a world of 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,700 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. The resort boasts more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, certified children's programs, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and a pedestrian village featuring a host of boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife venues.  Sandestin is part of Intrawest Hospitality Management (www.intrawest.com), a world leader in operating and managing destination resorts.

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