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DEC 12-14, 19-21 AT 7:30PM
DEC 15 AND 22 AT 2 PM
EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIPS AVAILABLE DECEMBER 13, 18, AND 19 AT 10 AM

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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Kick off the festive season with one of the ultimate events in Destin this 2019! “Evening of Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights” will shine its way within Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort & The Village Baytowne Wharf this weekend, the night of 15th November.

The event will starts with a dockside reception passed hors d’ouevres: Pork Barbacoa Empanadas and Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna and the cruise will begin treating you with delish courses; Vichyssoise (traditional Potato and Leak Soup), Braised Short Rib/Chilean Sea Bass served with Cajun Corn Maque Choux, Baby Carrots, & Champagne Crème Sauce, finished with Chocolate Lava Cake with Cranberry Rose Compote.

This event is exclusively 21+ and $95/guest to include the dinner cruise, four courses, wine pairings, and live entertainment.

Reservations are required and can be made online at SunQuestCruises.com or by calling 850-650-2519. A 72 hour cancellation policy applies to all specialty cruises.

Make sure not to miss this evening of sparkling tasty champagnes and mouthwatering dishes by the Executive Chef.

Cruise and dine with SunQuest Cruises.

 

This 9th November, all bourbon and craft beer lovers will be gathering at the Henderson Beach Resort for Craft Beer, Bourbon, and Food Festival from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This event that is presented by Wine World is for the benefit of the local charity, Children in Crisis, Inc. Florida.

Sample hundreds of delicious small-batch beers & bourbons alongside food hand-crafted by some of the area’s favorite restaurants. Enjoy live music performances, games & fun, and enter the raffle to win awesome prizes.

Here’s the line-up of the event:

The Beer

This is not your ordinary beer fest.
Don’t come to this event expecting all the same brews you get on every corner! The beers you’ll enjoy at #DestinCrafted are true craft, and many are truly rare (whether seasonal releases, hard to find or never before seen in this area!)
…but sure, we’ll pour some of your favorites too.

The Bourbon

WHISKEY NERDS WELCOME!

Our line-up is hand-selected by industry experts to showcase the most award-winning expressions alongside new & exciting distillers.

VIP’s will have the unique opportunity to meet & mingle with industry celebrities at Friday night’s event, and taste a selection of spirits not featured on Saturday.

 

FEAST ON, FOODIES!

Enjoy local foods hand-crafted by some of the Emerald Coast’s top dining establishments to accompany your samples of craft beer and bourbon!

 

Reserve your VIP ticket for access to the exclusive cocktail hour on the Rooftop Sunset Vista on Friday night, and the “Beer ‘n Brunch” at The Craft Bar on Sunday morning! These exclusive events will feature food & beverage not included in Saturday’s tasting.

 

 

For you not to miss upcoming beer events this fall, we listed them down here! Check them out!

Arts & Drafts

 

This event will be held at HarborWalk Village, 10 Harbor Boulevard, Destin on Sept 13th, and 27th.

It’s free to attend, tokens are required for draft tasting and fish print T-shirts with Harley.

 

Oktoberfest at Props Craft Brewery

 

Put on your dirndls and lederhosen’s and join Props for the third annual Oktoberfest featuring all things German — beer, food and music. With your purchase of a ticket, you will receive entrance to the brewery and taproom, a 16 oz. Oktoberfest branded mug and your first beer free.

Details here: https://destinshines.com/event/oktoberfest-at-props-craft-brewery/

 

Oktoberfest at Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park

 

Don’t miss our Annual Oktoberfest; September 21st thru 22nd and September 28th thru 29th.
Come one, come all as you will enjoy delicious brews, brats, pretzels and more! Stomp your feet, clap your hands and dance around as you enjoy some entertaining cultural music; PLUS enjoy over 40 different water play areas, tube rides, speed slides and more as you are immersed in the German Culture!

For pricing and details, visit BigKahunas.com.

Oktoberfest at Bluewater Bay

 

This will be the 25th Oktoberfest by Mid-Bay Bridge Rotary Club. A family-oriented event along with German traditions Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, Beer, Wine, A German Band, Clowns, Children’s Rides, and Craft Vendors and admission is free to the community.  Be sure to reserve a spot for your booth by submitting an application for the 2019 event early because they always sell out.

For details, visit midbayrotaryclub.org/Events.html

Oktoberfest with Grayton Beer Co.

 

Grayton Beer Company will host its inaugural Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 12PM to 4PM at their Brewpub located on 30A in Grayton Beach, Florida. The outdoor festival, benefitting Food for Thought Outreach, is the brewery’s nod to the famous 16-day celebration of food and beer indulgence held annually in Munich Germany.

Along with live music and beer samples, guests can enjoy traditional German-fare including Schewinshake (roast ham hock), Steckerlfisch (fish on a stick) and Würstl (sausage), each served with a side of Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes) and Saurkraut.

Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite, Grayton Beer Taproom, Grayton Beer Brewpub and online at GraytonBeer.com/Oktoberfest. For more information, call Grayton Beer at (850) 231-4786.

 

Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

 

Fire up the grills, tap the kegs and crank up the tunes for HarborWalk Village’s 12th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival. This barbecue block party will fill the docks with the aroma of smoky ribs and pulled pork. Over 15 of the area’s finest restaurants will compete in a spirited and fun BBQ competition, offering samples of creative BBQ styles and specialty sauces. Prizes will be awarded to the top winners in each category. Live Music from John Hart & Tyler Mac on the main stage! Bring the family for a day of food, fun and music!

Advance Tickets $30.00 || $35.00 the day of the event || BBQ only (Under 21) $20.00 || Military Tickets $25.00

Award Categories:
Judges Choice – Best Traditional BBQ
Judges Choice – Most Creative BBQ
Judges Choice – Best Specialty Sauce
People’s Choice – 1st, 2nd, & 3rd
Best Booth

Get your tickets here.

 

 

 

Destin has been a great spot for people traveling from different places for its sugarlike powdered white sand and pristine turquoise beach. This is absolutely a gem within Northwest Florida.  This place gets to enjoyed not just by the adults but definitely the kids as well!

If you have or haven’t been here before, we recommend that you allot a budget, tag along with your kids and fly out to a majestic place of Destin. Not sure exactly where to go and what to do? No worries! We have all that lined up for you!

Dolphin Watch

Nothing would be as fun as seeing these cute sea creatures doing their tricks within the beautiful emerald waters. If they can give you so much excitement, how much more with the kids, right!? You may get to enjoy a thrilling ride when aboard AJ’s Water Adventure’s 53-foot Speedboat “Sea Quest” or 74 foot custom-built Schooner “Daniel Webster Clements”. Whether you do it within the daytime or wait ’til the sun sets, they guarantee spectacular sightseeing of dolphins while cruising within the emerald coast with a glass of wine or beer (max of 2 per adult), soda or water, depends on you, it’s complimentary!

Fishing

It’s obvious! Destin wasn’t termed as the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village for nothing. For its abundant sea life creatures, you will of course, never run out of catches and this would be something really fun to do with kids for a day. Ever tried deep-sea fishing? Starting at $640 you can give your kids a piece of achievement within them for having them catch a fish bigger than their size. Captain Jeff of O Sea D Fishing Charters can help you make it happen and make memories of a lifetime.

Gulfarium

If you wanted to have some more encounters with marine life but do not want to spend that much, Gulfarium at the Marine Park will be a great option for you! They are dedicated to educating, entertaining and inspiring guests to help preserve wildlife and connect with the marine life.

Kahuna’s Waterpark

Another perfect attraction to bring kids to is in Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park. It comes with 40 different play areas and waterparks that not only kids will surely enjoy. There are lots of fun activities to do that you and your kids would love and you will definitely have a lot of fun having some wonderful bonding together while on vacation. Tickets and discount passes are available from their website for purchase.

Gator Beach at Fudpucker 

Give your kids some chills by making them see live alligators swimming at the Big Deck of Fudpucker’s beachside restaurant. Head your way to this place and have lunch as they offer free admission for all of their customers. This place with more than 100 live alligators is a must-see place in Destin.

The Track

For adding more thrill and fun experience with the kids visit The Track and enjoy rides and attractions on-site. It is a Family Fun Park perfect for all ages that provide rides, thrills, and laughter! It’s your one-stop, action-packed fun for everyone. Enjoy go-karts, family rides, thrill zones, arcade games and more! No more dull moments while on a vacation in Destin.

Build Sandcastles

Beach is one of the main reason why tourists pack and fly to Destin. Seeing all shades of blue while strolling at the beautiful white sand sets us to a relaxing mood. But if you are traveling with kids you would most certainly look for other fun ways they can enjoy aside with swimming. Why not learn how to build sandcastles?! Yes! You can learn beach sandcastles with Beach Sand Sculptures. They will meet you on your beach with all the tools and equipment needed for building and what’s great is that they offer Kids Under 4 is FREE with participating adults! Yay! You will not just learn to build one, but also create a vacation memory that will last a lifetime!

 

Your kids are off to go places! Though they may forget some of the places you’ve been, the time you spent and will be spending with them are the ones they will truly remember.