DESTIN, FLA - Smoke on the Coast is back at Destin Commons. The 11th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks Festival, benefitting Coins for a Cause, is making a return on Sunday, July 3, 2022. This year’s event is magically presented by PRESTO! at The Magic Parlor, a pop-up magic show featuring five internationally-renowned acts that have graced the stages of Broadway, London’s West End, America’s Got Talent, and more. The show is taking place in Destin through August 28, 2022. The festive evening kicks off with live music from The Duchess Band. As attendees arrive, they will be greeted with the sweet and smoky aroma of BBQ dishes being prepared by local restaurants and BBQ groups. BBQ aficionados will enjoy $1 samples and soon after, vote for the People’s Choice winners.
Non-profit organizations and local charities are at the heart of this event. Each non-profit organization teams up with a local restaurant or group to compete for over $80,000 in cash prizes and the title of “Best BBQ.” As event-goers enjoy all of the delicious eats the evening offers, they will also be able to learn more about the non-profit organizations and their individual missions.
The participating barbecue teams and their partnering charities are:
Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida partnered with Pallet Bar and Grill
Dog-Harmony partnered with Café Rico
Destin Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast partnered with Smoke ‘N Whiskey BBQ
Habitat for Humanity partnered with Habitat ReStore
Children in Crisis, Inc. Florida partnered with B&C Fire Safety
Gulf Coast Council Boy Scouts of America partnered with Smok’n Scouts BBQ Crew
Air Force Enlisted Village partnered with Knife’s Edge
Rotary Club of Destin
Emerald Coast Science Center partnered with Bow Tie BBQ and Catering
United for a Good Cause Inc. partnered with Conexion Media Group
Niceville Valparaiso Rotary Club
Northwest Florida State College Culinary Management Program
The Implant Truth Survivors Non-Profit partnered with A Cup of Cajun
Healing Hoof Steps partnered with Market 21
At 7:30 p.m., Tobacco Road Band takes the stage while guests continue to enjoy the free face painting and photo booth until the best fireworks on the coast light up the sky beginning at 9:15 p.m. What is labeled as “The Independence Day Firework Extravaganza” will end the night of good eats and family fun. To keep up with event details, visit www.DestinCommons.com and follow Destin Commons on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About PRESTO! at The Magic Parlor: PRESTO! at The Magic Parlor is a pop-up magic show featured in Destin, Florida, for Summer 2022. Produced by The Show Company, the cast includes six world-class magicians, mentalists, and illusionists from around the world, bringing all the charm, energy, and magic to life in an astounding 90-minute performance. PRESTO! presents a dazzling tapestry of illusion, showmanship, and outright hilarity. Located at Destin Commons, this timeless production is inspired by early 20th-century magic performances and the beauty of a European dance hall from the early 1920s. See more information on PRESTO! by following on Facebook and Instagram, or to purchase tickets, visit prestodestin.com or call the PRESTO! box office at (850) 688-1201.
About Destin Commons: Voted “Best Shopping/Lifestyle Center” by readers of VIP Destin, award-winning Destin Commons continues to set the standard as Northwest Florida’s premier open-air lifestyle center. Set on 56 acres, the architecturally unique property, managed by Turnberry in partnership with Legendary, Inc., offers more than 85 stores and restaurants offering the finest shopping, dining, and entertainment, including Bass Pro Shops, Belk, H&M, Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill, AMC Destin, a 14-screen stadium-style movie theatre, Party Fowl, and coming soon, City Food Hall. Destin Commons also includes 160,000 square feet of Class A office space, free Wi-Fi access, an interactive pop fountain, children’s soft play area, and Luckey Climber, a children’s climbing sculpture that inspires creativity. Destin Commons is located at the corner of US Highway 98 and Mid Bay Bridge Road. For more information, visit destincommons.com.