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Sandestin Gumbo Festival

When: Friday, February 24th - Saturday, February 25th

Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf

This winter festival favorite is back for the 34th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival. Sample a variety of gumbo and vote your favorite as the "People's Choice" winner! Dark or light roux? Chicken, sausage or seafood? Celebrity judges will name the "Area's Best." Gulf Coast restaurants will be featured along with live music and children's activities. The Bloody Mary component is BACK again this year! Featuring the Best Bloody Mary's at The Beach! Taste some of the finest bars' and restaurants' Bloody Marys on the coast AND you're the judge! Vote for your favorite and help them win the title of "Best Bloody Mary at The Beach"! This years event is promising to serve up fun for everyone. Tickets are on sale NOW!


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The Sandestin Gumbo Festival has been known as one of the largest and most popular winter food events along Florida’s Emerald Coast. Kick-off the weekend Friday, February 24, 2023 with a delicious Seafood Boil at Hammerhead’s Bar & Grill. On Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 12 - 4 p.m. guests will enjoy live music from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe, family activities & the best gumbo cook-off on the Gulf Coast.


Check out our Stay and Play Gumbo Festival Package!