Gumbo craving? Come out to Sandestin’s 30th annual Gumbo Festival. The 2-day event kicks off tonight, February 15th from 5-7 with a seafood boil at Hammerhead’s Bar and Grill. Continue with the seafood treats during the main event Saturday February 16th. Where else can you sample gumbo from great restaurants like Dewey Destin’s, Harry T’s, Bubba Gump all at the same time?
During Saturday’s main event, festival goers enjoy samples of the area’s best gumbo recipes. Whether you prefer light or dark roux, chicken, sausage or seafood, your taste buds will be satisfied. Vote for your favorite and discover which one is selected as “People’s Choice”. Which concoction is the “Area’s Best”? That is up to celebrity judges to decide. Saturday’s activities begins at noon.
Wash down the gumbo with a cocktail at a new event this year: Best Bloody Mary’s on the Beach! Some of the Destin’s best bars and restaurants are serving their signature Bloody Mary’s and you get to vote for your favorite. Because the winner earns the title of “Best Bloody Mary’s at The Beach”, the cocktails are sure to impress.
During this annual event, listen to the live music from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe. There are also children’s activities, so there’s fun for everyone.
Time is running out, however. Today is your last chance to order your tickets for the event online so order now. Tickets are $35. The Gumbo Festival happens rain or shine.
After being inspired by all this great gumbo, head back to Sandnsol to try your hand at making your very own batch! Guests say our gourmet kitchen is one of the best equipped in Destin. While cooking up your roux, take in the oceanfront view.
2018 Gumbo Festival Winners
1st Place People’s Choice: Dewey Destin’s
Veteran’s Award: Marina Bar and Grill
Best Non Restaurant: Gibson Catering
Top pick Under 5 years: Slick Lips
Best Display: Crab Island Cantina
New Participant: Slick Lips
Hammerhead’s Bar and Grill
137 Fisherman’s Cove
Destin, FL 32550
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