DEC 12-14, 19-21 AT 7:30PM
DEC 15 AND 22 AT 2 PM

Welcome back all of your fan-favorite characters from “Pride and Prejudice” as Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents the second main stage offering of its seventh season, “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.”

The performance runs Thursday, Dec. 12 (opening night) through Saturday, Dec. 22, and will be staged at ECTC’s performance space located at 560 Grand Boulevard (upstairs) in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach, Florida.

The imagined sequel to “Pride and Prejudice” was adapted for the stage by Lauren Gunderson (the most produced living playwright in America) and Margot Melcon, who thought up the play in 2013 during a six-hour road-trip together and outlined the plot on Starbucks napkins.

ECTC producing artistic director Nathanael Fisher directs this romantic holiday comedy that tells the story of Mary Bennet, the bookish and oft-forgotten middle child, who has her quest for independence sparked by an unlikely visitor. This production honors the legacy of Jane Austen’s humor, playfulness, and wit and simultaneously explores the complexities of family and love.

″This is a wonderful opportunity for all generations of the family to come together and celebrate the holiday season,” said ECTC co-founder and producing artistic director Nathanael Fisher. “Wit, humor, intrigue, and charm are all abundant in this script. It will be the perfect holiday outing.”

Tickets are $32 per person for adults; $30 for seniors (55 years old and up) and military and $28 for students (must show ID).

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The 7th Annual Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, beginning at 9 a.m. Registration is open on!

Paddle at the Porch showcases the beautiful emerald green water and white sandy shores of Destin, Florida, behind one of its most loved restaurants, The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster Bar. It features a Kids’ Fun Paddle, 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, and 6-Mile Elite Race. Races will be followed by awards.

Thank you to our race partners BOTE and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House!

Race Start Times
9 a.m. – 3/6-mile races start
10:30 a.m. – 1-mile race starts
11 a.m. – kids’ fun race (for ages 12 & under only) starts

Awards for all races will begin directly after the last race.

Awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall winners, as well as the 1st place winner for 50+ in the following categories:
1-Mile Beginner – Men’s, Women’s
3-Mile Recreational – Men’s Displacement, Women’s Displacement, Men’s Surfstyle, Women’s Surfstyle
6-Mile Elite – Men’s Elite, Women’s Elite

The names of the top male and top female in the 6-Mile Race will be placed on the Destin SUP Cup.

The top boy and girl in the Kids Fun Paddle will be awarded.

Registration is open on! Pricing is as follows:
1-Mile Beginner – $35 until Aug. 17 / $45 on Aug. 18
3-Mile Recreational – $40 until Aug. 17 / $50 on Aug. 18
6-Mile Elite – $55 until Aug. 17 / $65 on Aug. 18
Kids’ Fun Race – $12 (This price does not include a race shirt.)

Racer Welcome Party & Packet Pick Up
BOTE is welcoming racers with a party from 4 – 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, at the Destin headquarters, located at 383 Harbor Blvd. Catch up with racers old and new, enjoy food and beverages, and pick up your race packet. Packets are also available for pick up at the Destin Chamber, located at 4484 Legendary Drive, Suite A, in Destin, on Friday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. They may be picked up the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m., at The Back Porch.

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Race Weekend Accommodations
Planning your race weekend stay in Destin? Please check out our accommodations sponsors:

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
(877) 724-2159

Destin Gulfgate
(888) 234-4853
Promo code: PADDLE18
Must stay between Aug. 10 – 26, 2018
20% off your stay of 3 nights or more!

The Islander
(800) 477-8837
10% off your stay of 3 nights or more! Please reference ‘Paddle at the Porch’ at booking to receive discount.

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties,Inc.
(800) 225-7652
Promo Code: PADDLE18
10% off at the Beachside Inn between Aug. 13 – 24, 2018

(800) 544-0300

It’s A Jammin Reggae Night! 

Join us at the Baytowne Marina from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm for an evening of fun for the whole family at the Sandestin Reggae Night! Enjoy delicious Jamaican cuisine from 6-8 pm, and be entertained by a fire dancer, hair braiding, a photo station, limbo contest, bounce house, parrot meet and greet, a live DJ, and much more! After enjoying the music, food and fun, cap off the evening with an amazing fireworks display over the Choctawhatchee Bay.

The Jamaican menu will be served from 6-8 pm and includes authentic Jamaican favorites that will excite both adults and kids alike. Beverages included in the price are fresh lemonade, Caribbean fruit punch, and water. Alcoholic beverages are available for an additional cost.

Limited parking is available at the Baytowne Marina. Additional parking is available at the Village (valet), The Grand Sandestin (open) and Monark/Inspiration (open). A tram will be available at the Village and The Grand to take you to the Marina.

Sandestin guests can travel to the marina from any tram stop location throughout the resort. Click here to see all tram routes.

In the case of inclement weather, the Reggae Night will be canceled. You will be notified via email by 11 am if the event is canceled, and refunds will be issued.

Refunds will only be issued in the event that the event is canceled. All other ticket sales are final.

*Fireworks schedule managed by BWNA and is subject to change.

“Craving for some good southern comfort food? Mary’s Kitchen officially opened its doors in Destin on Thursday and welcomed all locals and visitors to try out their favorite signature dishes.”.

This is the second location for home cooking restaurant, which already has a restaurant at Uptown Station in Fort Walton Beach. Mary’s Kitchen’s Destin restaurant is located in the old Destin Diner building, at the corner of U.S. Highway 98 and Airport Road.