Mark Your Calendar for the Celebrated Sandestin Gumbo Festival and Mardi
Gras Dog Parade
DESTIN, FL, Feb. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
announces great food and good times during the extended President's Day
weekend beginning this Friday, February 17, 2012. Thousands of
travelers and local residents are expected to join the festivities
including the Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival, Mardi Gras Dog Parade
and so much more.
Sandestin has hosted the Gumbo Festival, one of the largest and most
popular events along Florida's Gulf Coast for more than two decades.
This year is expected to be even more spectacular with additions of the
Mardi Gras Dog Parade and the Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade all in
With live Cajun music, delicious cooking seminars and home-made gumbo
soup served by Gulf Coast restaurants and businesses, the 23rd Annual
Sandestin Gumbo Festival, held on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 in The
Village of Baytowne Wharf, is sure to spice up anyone's weekend.
"This festive event has evolved over the years to be one of the largest
and most popular events and we are excited to 'let the good times roll'
as they would say in New Orleans. You simply can't beat fresh gumbo and
new friends while visiting everyone's favorite beach," said Lanier
Motes, special events manager for the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
In addition to the Sandestin Gumbo Festival, The Mardi Gras Dog Parade,
one of the premier canine events in the south will fill the Village
streets with costumed dogs and their humans throwing a myriad of
throws, beads, and parade favors. Themed convertibles, small floats,
golf carts, bicycles, and decorated wagons will be everywhere and Mardi
Gras music will fill the air. For people who want to travel for this
special event with their four legged friends, Sandestin offers pet
friendly accommodations at the Bayside Inn.
For travelers tempted to stay a little longer, Sandestin is also hosting
the Annual Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in The
Village of Baytowne Wharf. This family friendly event invites people of
all ages to "let their hair down" on what many consider the most
festive day of the year. Complete with colorful floats, golf carts,
street performers and marchers dressed up in their best Mardi Gras
costumes, guests will leave with a barrage of beads moon pies and other
Special Rates and Packages
Sandestin is making it easy to get away with a variety of options and
deals for individuals and families. Discounted gumbo packages are
available with rates starting at $113 per night; includes two tickets
to the Annual Gumbo Festival (Code: GUMBO). Other special rate options
include: a FREE Night with the purchase of two. (Code: FREE3) and HOT
Dates and Rates (Code: HOT) for guests that are flexible and want last
minute deals, based on availability.
All of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort's packages and accommodations
come with a wide variety of recreational activities including
bicycling, tennis court time, catch-release lake fishing, access to
fitness center and so much more.
For people wanting to come for just the day, tickets are $15 in advance
and $25 the day of the event.
For complete details on accommodations and events, visit www.sandestin.com or call 1-866-91-BEACH.
About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was named the #1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast. The resort invites
guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods
featuring 1,300 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town
homes and the best in Destin hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit
South Walton, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and
pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class
tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center
and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian
village with shopping, dining and nightlife.
SOURCE Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
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