Beads and Bling and Cheesy Things

We bet after the year that was 2020, you are ready to bust out and have some fun! We feel the same way, so we are excited to get this year started with our annual and crowd-pleasing Mardi Gras Masquerade. A few days later, join The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast as they hold their third annual Mac and Cheese Festival. You have never known such a cheesy good time!

Let the Good Times Roll

Destin Commons is ready with moon pies, beads, and bling for our annual Mardi Gras Masquerade. The popular, family-friendly event is scheduled for Friday, February 12th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The New Orleans Ramblers will have you dancing in the streets as they kick off the evening with jazzy music. Be sure to stop by the Epic Photo Co. free photo booth where you will take home a festive picture to hang on the refrigerator. Next, kids will enjoy the face painting by Arts on the Beach where they can choose their favorite design. Lastly, Betty Longlegs will be doing balloon sculpting at Center Plaza.

At 7:00, the streets will come alive as floats start rolling in. There will be plenty of beads, candy, and other throws for all to enjoy. This year, the King of Mardi Gras Masquerade will be Shane Moody, CEO of the Destin Chamber of Commerce and the Queen will be Suzy Hunt, Corporate Retail Manager of BOTE. This fun-loving duo is ready to celebrate Mardi Gras with all of you. Be sure to wave hello to our royalty and laissez les bons temps rouler!

Cheesy Goodness

Join Destin Commons as we once again host the cheesiest food festival on the Emerald Coast. The third annual Mac & Cheese Festival, benefitting The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, will be on Sunday, March 7th. Starting at 12:30 PM, local restaurants will be competing to take home the honor of being named Best Mac-n-Cheese in town and the competition will be pulling out all the stops. All you have to do is come out, devour delicious cheesy goodness, and vote for your favorite. Tickets are just $25 and can be purchased here. We cannot wait to see what kinds of gourmet twists on this classic comfort food that we will see from the talented chefs. Come hungry and ready to get cheesy!

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