Why you should visit the Emerald Coast this March!

Emerald Coast Vacation

Whether this time of year means you’re ‘letting the good times roll’ or in the mood for love, one thing is for sure – warm weather and time on the coast are just a few weeks away! Read on to see what’s going on along the Emerald Coast this March. Start planning your vacation with us now.
1.Destin Cobia Tournament
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 – Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 12:00 am – 8:00 pm
The Destin Cobia Tournament presented by HarborWalk Marina is a month long event that attracts hundreds of anglers from Northwest Florida.
With a nickname like, “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” great fishing tournaments and Destin naturally go hand in hand. This annual tournament takes place at HarborWalk Marina in Destin, Florida, located on the Destin Harbor, minutes away from the intracoastal waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. The tournament begins when the first fish is caught and ends April 30th at 8PM. All events are free and open to the public.
2. Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar to host a Month of Giving
Monday, March 7, 2016 at 12:00 PM – 12:00 PM
Location: Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
34745 Emerald Coast Pkwy Destin, Florida 32541
Contact Information: (850) 588-8403
3. 6th Annual Purses With a Purpose
Friday, March 11, 2016 – Saturday, March 12, 2016
Location: Grand Boulevard in the 560 building, corner storefront, next door to Altar’d State.
Time Information:
Friday 5:30 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 2 pm
Shelter House Domestic & Sexual Violence Center will host their sixth annual Purses With a Purpose event March 11-12, 2016, in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in the 560 building, corner storefront, next door to Altar’d State. Festivities begin Friday at 6:00 p.m. with an exciting silent auction featuring over 100 purses, including brands like Kate Spade, Michael Kors and Vera Bradley, as well as sunglasses and other accessories. Attendees will also enjoy hors d’oeuvres by Travinia, wine, an interactive photobooth by 5 Star Photobooth, DJ services by Shane Keller of Rock the House and a fashion show featuring hair and makeup services by Pin Up Girls Hair Studio & Spa in Destin. Avid purse shoppers can purchase a VIP ticket to enter the event 30 minutes early (5:30 p.m.) for an exclusive preview of the silent auction and the opportunity to immediately purchase their handbag or accessory of choice before the event officially begins. Tickets are now available on the Shelter House website, www.shelterhousenwfl.org. General admission tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 or at the door for $15. VIP tickets are $20 when purchased in advance, or $25 at the door, based on availability. The fundraiser continues Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with free admission to view the remaining handbags and accessories, with discounts up to 50% off. Attendees will enjoy complimentary mimosas and fresh baked muffins.
4. Irish Street Festival & Grogg March
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 | 12 PM Start and 5 PM Pub Crawl
Location: HarborWalk Village
10 Harbor Blvd Destin, FL
Don’t forget to wear your GREEN! The whole clan will enjoy an afternoon full of live Irish music and activities! Wee ones will enjoy face painting, arts and crafts, and an interactive treasure hunt through HarborWalk Village, sure to lead to the Pot O’ Gold! After dark, “Sham-Rock” for a cause! Travel throughout HarborWalk Village for the largest Grogg March this side of the Blarney Stone!
5. Special Family Retail Events in Miramar Beach
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Location: 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy W | Destin, FL 32550
The Family Retail Shops (located in Miramar Beach) has some exciting events planned for 2016!
Shop anywhere, anytime and receive the best promotions and sales from the comfort of your home, office or wherever you may be!
Lunch at Lilly
Have lunch with Lilly on March 12th and enjoy a Gift with Purchase at
Barefoot Princess!
Receive a Lip Balm set with any full-price Lilly Pulitzer purchase*, spend $200 and receive a Lattice Bangle + Lip Balm Set, spend $500 and receive a Laundry Bag Set + a Lattice Bangle + Lip Balm Set, spend $800 and receive a Travel Jewelry Case a Laundry Bag Set + a Lattice Bangle + Lip Balm Set, spend $1,400 and receive a Travel Duffle + a Travel Jewelry Case + a Laundry Bag Set + a Lattice Bangle + Lip Balm Set, spend $3,000 and receive a Martone Limited Edition Pink Lilly Bike + a Travel Duffle + a Travel Jewelry Case + a Laundry Bag Set + a Lattice Bangle + a Lip Balm Set. *Minimum spend required. While supplies last. Visit Facebook.com/BarefootPrincessBaytowne or call 850.351.1806 for more information.
MARCH 18-20
Island Clothes and Barefoot Princess Grand Reopening Weekend
Join us at Island Clothiers and Barefoot Princess March 18-20 for a fun filled weekend celebrating our Grand Reopening!
Friday, March 18 – 20 – Shop during our Grand Reopening, and enjoy a Gift with Purchase at Barefoot Princess! Receive a Tumbler with any full-price Lilly Pulitzer purchase*, spend $250 and receive a Beverage Tote + a Tumbler, spend $500 and receive an Acrylic Tray + a Beverage Tote + a Tumbler or spend $1,000 and receive a Beach Blanket + an Acrylic Tray + a Beverage Tote + a Tumbler.*Minimum spend required. While supplies last.
Friday, March 18th – 5-8 pm – Champagne and Cupcakes with Lilly Pulitzer
Saturday, March 19 – 2-5pm – Southern Tide Trunk Show with Sliders & Beer
Sunday, March 20 – 11-2 pm – Brunch featuring Moon & Lola Jewelry
MARCH 24 – 27
Lilly Pulitzer Easter Gift with Purchase
Celebrate Easter with a gift with purchase at Barefoot Princess from March 24th through 27th. Receive a Phrase Bangle Set with a $150 full-price Lilly Pulitzer purchase*, or spend $300 and receive a Coaster Set of 4! *Minimum spend required. While supplies last.
MARCH 24-27
Easter Sidewalk Sale
Enjoy an additional 25% off sale items for a total savings of 50% – 75% off at Barefoot Princess, Island Clothiers, Coconut Kidz and Sandestin Clothing Company. Items already marked at 75% off, do not qualify.
6. Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Location: Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville
100 E College Blvd Niceville, FL
This new national tour of the 1968 Broadway hit is an exuberant success that stays true to all the original’s joyfulness, humor and fantastic songs while subtly updating it for today’s audience. 7:30 PM show time. Tickets: $45 each. Group discounts available.
7. 10th Annual Children in Crisis Charity Golf Classic
Friday, March 18, 2016 at 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday, March 18, 2016 – Lunch at 11:00 am and shotgun start at 12:00 pm.
Contact Information: Volunteer and Events Director – (850) 864-4242
Fees/Admission: $100 per player/ $400 per foursome
Location: Fort Walton Beach Golf Course 1955 Lewis Turner Blvd Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Please join us for the 10th Annual Children in Crisis Charity Golf Classic on March 18, 2016 at the Fort Walton Beach Golf Course. The tournament will begin with lunch at the golf course at 11:00 am and a shotgun start at noon. Cost to play is $100 per player or $400 per foursome. The price also includes lunch, drinks, golf shirt, ditty bag, and an awards party following the tournament. For more information, call Children in Crisis at (850) 864-4242 or email at events@childrenincrisisfl.org
8. 3rd Annual Bojamz for Planting Peace
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 | 11 AM – 10 PM
Location: Boshamp’s Seafood & Oyster House
414 Harbor Blvd Destin, FL
9. Run with the Dogs 5K
Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 9 a.m.- 12:00 PM
Location: Destin City Hall Annex Parking Lot
4100 Indian Bayou Trail
Destin, FL 32541
Fees/Admission: Until March 4: $20, March 5 – 18: $25, March 19: $30
The City of Destin Parks & Recreation Department will host the 16th Annual Run with the Dogs 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 9 a.m. The run is open to individual runners/walkers. A “stroller division” has been added this year. Participants may bring their dog, big or small, to run or walk the race. Pre-registration costs $20 and must be completed by March 4th. Registration costs increase to $25 if registered between March 5th and March 18th. Day-of registration will cost $30 and will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the Destin City Hall Annex parking lot (4100 Indian Bayou Trail). Participants can also register online at www.runsignup.com until March 18th at 5:00 p.m. The race begins at 9 a.m. Early packet pickup will be Thursday and Friday at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. from 5-7 p.m. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is sponsoring the award ceremony and celebration following the race. T-shirts and prizes for winners of each category will be awarded. Dogs are required to wear their current rabies tag and must be on a short leash. Dog owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs (bring your baggies). Registration forms can be picked up at the Destin Community Center, City Hall, or downloaded online at www.cityofdestin.com. For more information, call (850) 650-1241 or email recreation@cityofdestin.com. Persons with disabilities who require assistance to participate in this event are requested to notify the Recreation Director at (850) 650-1241 at least 48 hours in advance.
10. SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS Easter Lunch Cruise
Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
If you plan to celebrate Easter on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, hop aboard the SOLARIS yacht for an experience your family will always remember. Start the voyage on the sky deck to take in the fresh coastal breezes and panoramic views of the landscape. Enjoy a 3-course, chef-prepared lunch while leisurely cruising the local waters. SunQuest Cruises is a locally-owned and operated company in Destin, Florida. The 125’ SOLARIS yacht cruises year-round with weekly dinner cruises, weddings and special events. As the area’s only dining & entertainment yacht in Northwest Florida, the SOLARIS is docked at the Baytowne Marina.
11. Visit with the Easter Bunny and Brunch
Sunday, March 27, 2016 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy an Easter Brunch with a view in the Harborview Room from 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM then hop down to HarborWalk Village for a festive afternoon complete with free kid’s activities and have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny from 2:00-4:00 PM!
Brunch Reservations: (850) 424-0622
$29.00 for adults/ $14.00 for children 13&under
+ tax and gratuity
**Visit with the Easter Bunny is free**

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