• Destin Commons' Coins for a Cause Initiative Presents 9th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks Festival

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    Name: Destin Commons' Coins for a Cause Initiative Presents 9th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks Festival
    Date: July 3, 2019
    Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT
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    Destin Commons' Coins for a Cause Initiative Presents 9th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks Festival

    Locals and visitors gather to celebrate our Independence while giving back to local charities. 

    Destin, FL (May 17th, 2019)…Are you curious about where all of the Destin Commons' parking meter money goes? Through the Destin Commons Coins for a Cause initiative, 18 local charities team up with various restaurants and BBQ aficionados, for over $85,000 in donations. The 9th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks Festival takes place on July 3, 2019, and this year is expected to be bigger and better than ever!  Family fun activities include live music and entertainment, BBQ sampling, face painting, photo booth, and the highly anticipated, Independence Day firework extravaganza. 
    5:00 p.m.: Family entertainment and live music by Forrest Williams Band
    5:30 p.m.: BBQ lovers can enjoy $1 samples from 18 area restaurants and BBQ groups and vote for their favorite as People's Choice winners.
    7:00 p.m.: Heritage Band performance
    9:30 p.m.: Independence Day firework extravaganza
    This annual event may only be one day per year, but collecting coins and organizing the most anticipated event of the Summer takes more than time, it takes a village of yearly contributions raised by those in the local community who "plug the meters" at Destin Commons.

    "Smoke on the Coast has grown in participation and attendance over the years and we are excited to say that 2019 will be the best yet. Through the dedication of the nonprofits, the support of our business sponsors, and everyone remembering to plug the meters at Destin Commons, we are able to give out over $85K at this annual event.  We look forward to serving up some delicious BBQ, great music and entertainment, and friendly competition all in the spirit of charity on July 3rd!"
    - Heather Ruiz, Senior Director of Marketing & Leasing at Destin Commons
    The 18 non-profit organizations, along with their BBQ teams, are:

    Air Force Enlisted Village & The Gulf
    Boys and Girls Club & Big Red Truck
    Children in Crisis & B&C Fire Safety
    Dog Harmony & Cafe Rico
    Emerald Coast Science Center & Bow Tie BBQ
    Food for Thought & Paula Deen's Family Kitchen
    Gulf Coast Council of the Boy Scouts of America & The Pig in the Garden 
    Habitat for Humanity & Hub City Smokehouse and Grill
    Heritage Museum of NW Florida & Cold Creek BBQ
    Jobs4U & Lillie's Q
    Junior League of the Emerald Coast & Buh's BBQ
    Niceville/Valparasio Rotary Club & Smok'n Hot Wheels
    Opportunity Place & B's Smoking BBQ
    Rotary Club of Destin
    Shelter House & The One and Culinary Pirates
    Taylor Haugen Foundation & Brightview Landscaping Services
    Toys for Tots & Bass Pro Shop
    Youth Village & Waste Management

    Award-winning Destin Commons, featuring over 90 stores and restaurants, is anchored by Bass Pro Shops; Belk; H&M; Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill; the largest Lush in Florida; and AMC Destin, a 14-screen movie theatre.  The outdoor lifestyle center also offers 70,000 square feet of Class A office space, free Wi-Fi access, interactive pop fountain, and the brand new Luckey Climber and children's play area. Destin Commons is located at the corner of US Highway 98 and the Mid Bay Bridge Road.  For additional information, call (850) 337-8700, or visit www.DestinCommons.comFacebookInstagramDine Instagram or Twitter
    Destin Commons
    4100 Legendary Drive, Destin FL 32541
    Phone: 850-337-8700

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