Happenings at The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Prime destination outlines event happenings occurring throughout the spring and summer
The Village of Baytowne Wharf is reminiscent of a fishing village with its charming wooden buildings and ideal location nestled alongside Choctawhatchee Bay. While the Village foments a sense of ease and relaxation, it’s not exactly a sleepy fishing town. Instead, The Village of Baytowne Wharf is home to locally inspired boutiques and galleries, coastally influenced eateries, a pulsating nightlife, and a bustling schedule of events fit for everyone.
While the Village hosts events and activities throughout the year, they are most known for the four signature events — the Sandestin Wine Festival, Sandestin Gumbo Festival, Baytowne Beer Fest, and Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights. Each of these events gives back to the community by supporting local nonprofits. In 2019, over $55,000 was raised for local charities.
The first event in 2021 will be the 32nd annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival on Feb. 19–20. This event always gets crowds jazzed up with the signature tastes of New Orleans. Guests sample a variety of gumbos featuring light and dark roux, chicken, sausage and seafood.
Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for “people’s choice,” and a cast of celebrity judges will announce the area’s best gumbo. The event will also feature another coastal crowd pleaser, bloody marys. Sip to your heart’s desire on bloody marys from some of the area’s finest bars and restaurants, and one will be awarded with the title of “Best Bloody Mary at the Beach.” Throughout the event, listen to the jazzy and soulful sounds of Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe.
With an array of activities and amenities in a scenic and inviting setting, visitors and locals alike seek out The Village of Baytowne Wharf, whether it’s a day perusing shops, an evening dinner with a date, or a weekend of events for the whole family.
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