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Wine Festivals to Family Festivals at the Beach this Weekend

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 If you’re headed to the beach this weekend, you’re in for a real treat. For wine lovers, we’re celebrating the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival and the Destin Charity Wine Auction. For families, there’s tons of action packed fun.

Here’s the line-up for wine enthusiasts, craft beer drinkers and foodies:
On Friday (4/24), from 4 – 6 p.m. the Winemakers and Shakers will be held at Wine World in Destin (across from Destin Commons). From 6 – 9 p.m., it’s the Craft Beer & Spirits Jam at the Town Center at Grand Boulevard. Try some of the region’s best craft beers as well as delectable treats from area restaurants ($50/pp).

On Saturday and Sunday (4/25-4/26), from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. it’s the SoWal Wine Festival Grand Tasting at Grand Boulevard, includes wine tasting seminars, tasting more than 800 wines, champagne lane, Savor South Walton Culinary Village and Nashville Songwriters Showcase ($85/pp).

Action packed fun for families:
On Friday and Saturday (4/24-4/25), Bulls on the Beach will be held at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island and feature one of the biggest and best bull-riding shows in the Southeast. Families will love the professional bull riders, fireworks and kid’s fun zone. 

Also on Friday and Saturday (4/24-4/25), families can celebrating Native American culture during Musical Echoes Native American Flute Festival. The line-up including 13 performers, unique arts & crafts and fascinating workshops.

Continue the fun on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (4/24-4/25) by enjoying Bart Rockett’s Spectacular Magic Show, including Illusion, Ventriloquism and Comedy! Held at HarborWalk Village, families will witness original, never-before-seen illusions in the Emerald Grande’s intimate custom designed state-of-the-art theater.

On Sunday (4/26), families can take part in the 10th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo in Grayton Beach off Hwy 30A. From 12 – 4 p.m., young anglers will be invited to line the shore and haul in their catch. The first 150 kids will receive a rod and reel combo provided by Fish Florida, pompano rigs and shrimp provided by Yellowfin Ocean Sports, a beach rod holder by Ferguson Water Works and t-shirt from Samuel Taylor Homes. $15 to fish and become a youth member of the Coastal Conversation Association of Florida. Join the fun! (850-419-1260 for more info).

From wine and culinary to action and adventure, we’ve got you covered this weekend along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida.

Haven’t booked your next Destin beach vacation? View our available South Walton and Destin beach rentals online or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652.

See you @ the beach!

*pictured are Newman-Dailey's 30th Anniversary wines by Windsor Vineyards private reserve series 2013, including Sauvignon Blanc North Coast and Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley.  

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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