Wednesday, May 22, 2013

It's fishing time at Life's A Beach!

Destin is home to the one of the largest fishing fleets in Florida, and is known as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”.  The warm waters and clear blue skies offer plenty of fishing opportunities and the Destin Harbor Boardwalk at the foot of the Destin Bridge is the perfect place to book your fishing excursion today!
June 1st will officially kick off Red Snapper Season. The season ends July 14th allowing only 44 days to reel some of the best tasting catches along The Emerald Coast.
For more information about where to book local fishing charters pick up our latest issue of Life’s A Beach, The Visitors Guide to the Emerald Coast or visit us online, 

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Celebrate Memorial day on THE Emerald Coast

Memorial Day is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May and is a day of remembering the men and women who have bravely served in the United States Armed Forces. Here on THE Emerald Coast Memorial Day also marks the start of the summer vacation season and there is no shortage of celebrations planned for you this weekend.

Memorial Day Concert Celebration at Harborwalk Village.
Kick off summer with a bang at Harborwalk Village! Free concerts, kids activities, street performers, and a FIREWORKS finale at 9pm over the Destin Harbor on Sunday night.

Memorial Day Concerts at Baytowne Marina.
Come kick off your summer at Sandestin for Memorial Day Weekend. Live music begins on Friday and lasts all weekend long. Enjoy bands on the Events Plaza each night. Children’s activities will be featured in the Events Plaza on Sunday night, and then we will light up the sky above the lagoon with a patriotic fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. On Monday, the Village will host a Memorial Day program right before sunset, presented by Sandestin veterans.

24-27 Memorial Day Sale at Silver Sand Premium Outlets
Memorial Day Weekend Sale.
Don't miss the annual Memorial Day Weekend Sale. Enjoy extra discounts on top of already low outlet prices. View a sample of in-store promotions below.

27 The American Legion will hold a memorial service honoring fallen soldiers. Ceremony will be held at the Destin Cemetery at 11 am. 

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Destin’s 10th Annual Week of Blessings includes 56th Annual Blessing of the Fleet

History repeats itself and a community tradition continues here on the Emerald Coast as the Destin area churches, civic leaders and businesses join together  to celebrate the City of Destin’s 10th Annual Week of Blessings and the 56th Annual blessing of the fleet May 5-9.

Week of Blessings Schedule.

Monday, May 6th 
Citywide Day of Prayer and Fasting - Everyone is encouraged to pray and fast throughout the day for the city. What you fast is a personal choice and could include fasting one meal or fasting all day...or perhaps even television for the day, etc.  Please pray about what you fast that day.   

Tuesday, Monday, May 7th 
Pastor Ministry Day - Pastors will go out in prayer teams and visit specific "community" places in both South Walton and Destin.  Stops often include places such as the fire stations, police depts., schools, hospital, nursing homes, and some non-profit businesses.

Wednesday, May 8th   
Blessing of the Marketplace - Located in the Life Center at the Destin United Methodist Church (200 Beach Dr.) in Destin. The event will begin at 11:30am and conclude by 1:30pm. Lunch will be provided. During this event, the Pastors will pray for our City as well as our area's community leaders, government and education officials, and individuals and business owners and staff by industry. A "personal" prayer room is available for anyone who wants additional prayer.  Please join in this special time of pray for our "Marketplace" and community as we also celebrate our 10th year!  Register Now  

Thursday, May 9th  
Blessing of the Fleet - Located at the Destin Fishing Fleet Marina behind the Fishermen’s Wharf Restaurant on Highway 98. At 4:00pm, a short tent service is held on the docks, followed by a processional by all the Pastors at 5:15pm to individually pray for and bless the charter fishing fleet as each boat passes by for a year of safe passage and bountiful catches. This is followed by a fish fry on the dock.

Friday, May 10th  
Friday is a day designed around the Youth of our city!  We encourage them to wear their 2013 Week of Blessings T-shirt to school and be the "light" on their school campus.

Saturday, May 11th  
All are invited to come out and "Celebrate"  the 10th Annual Week of Blessings on the Destin Harbor at HarborWalk Village!  We will cap the Week of with a Celebration concert beginning at 7pm with local worship favorite Without Silence!  What a great way to close out a great week!  

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Friday, May 3, 2013

May 5th is Cinco De Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for the "fifth” of May" and is celebrated primarily in the US and regionally in Mexico. It originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate and celebrate the freedom and democracy granted in the first years of the American Civil War.  Today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. If you are looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo look no further.

Here are just a few of the festivities happening here on the Emerald Coast all of these Events are FREE and open to the public.

Cinco de Mayo Fest
May 4 & 5 at the Haborwalk Village in Destin. Events include a Pub Crawl, Most Interesting Man look-a-like contest, Macho Nacho eating contest and Running of the Bulls! For more information visit,

Crab Island Cantina
Sunday May 5th Join the folks at Crab Island Cantina as they compete for the record of "World's longest Burrito" along the entire span of the Destin Harbor Boardwalk. Then enjoy a Cinco de Mayo fireworks finale over the 
Destin Harbor! For more information visit,

El Paso’s Cinco De Mayo Block Party May 5th is an all day celebration featuring, two for one margaritas, live music, and great food specials! Get there early for free souvenirs. El Paso’s os located across from Harbor Docks.

Cantina Laredo's Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Join the  5th annual Cantina Laredo Cinco de Mayo celebration, Saturday May 4, 5 -11 p.m. This family-friendly event takes place at Grand Park and at Cantina Laredo’s restaurant in Grande Boulevard. Enjoy live music, food, drinks, door prizes. For more information visit,