Coins for A Cause – Fireworks and BBQ Festival

The 9th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival will be held at Destin Commons on Wednesday, July 3 from 5-9pm. This year, 18 charities will be partnering up with various restaurants and BBQ aficionados to fire up their grills and cook for over $85,000 in donations. Live music will be performed by Heritage Band at 5 pm in starting the event, and the BBQ tasting will be at 5.30 for $1 per sampling. People will then cast their votes for the People’s Choice title and celebrity judges for Judge’s Pick winners.

There will be kid’s activities, street performers and other local favorites that will definitely entertain people of all ages. The annual event will be ended by Independence Day firework extravaganza.

Participating Barbecue teams and their partnering charities include:

– Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida is partnering with Cold Creek BBQ
– Dog-Harmony is partnering with Cafe Rico
– Destin Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast is partnering with BIG Red Truck
– Habitat for Humanity ReStore Fort Walton Beach & Crestview is partnering with Hub City Smokehouse and Grill
– Children in Crisis, Inc. Florida is partnering with B&C Fire Safety
– Gulf Coast Council BSA is partnering with Smok’n Scouts BBQ Crew
– Youth Village, Inc. is partnering with Waste Management – Fort Walton Beach, FL
– Air Force Enlisted Village is partnering with The Gulf Restaurant on Okaloosa Island
– Rotary Club of Destin is partnering with Rotary Club of Destin
– Jobs4U, Inc. is partnering with Lillie’s Q
– Food For Thought Outreach Inc is partnering with Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen
– Emerald Coast Science Center is partnering with Bow tie bbq and catering
– Shelter House is partnering with The One and Culinary Pirates
– Opportunity Place, Inc. is partnering with B’s Smoking Barbeque
– Niceville Rotary is partnering with Smokin Hot Wheels
– Junior League of the Emerald Coast is partnering with Buh’s BBQ – Dry Memphis Style Rub and BBQ Sauces
– The Taylor Haugen Foundation is partnering with BrightView

Come out and celebrate in Destin, Florida!