• Destin Commons Announces 11th Annual Smoke on the Coast

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    June 07, 2022
    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 Aug. 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.
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