Destin Commons’ Smoke on the Coast

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Destin Commons’ Smoke on the Coast event identifies 16 charities for 2017 

          Destin, FL (January 31, 2017)…Destin Commons recently announced they will be partnering with 16 area charities for their upcoming 7th  Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks event on July 3. These charities will be teaming up with various restaurants and BBQ aficionados to fire up their grills, with each team preparing their BBQ inspired specialty. Then attendees sample mouth-watering BBQ dishes hot off the grills and cast their votes for the coveted People’s Choice title. Celebrity judges will also award Judge’s Pick winners of a blind taste test.

The 16 non-profit organizations, along with their BBQ teams, will be:

Air Force Enlisted Village/The Gulf Seafood Restaurant

Arc of the Emerald Coast/Highway 98 BBQ

Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast/Big Red Truck

Children In Crisis/B&C Fire Safety

Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance/Whole Foods

Destin Rotary Foundation/Destin Rotary Club

Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center/BrightView Landscaping

Food For Thought/Waste Management Company

Habitat for Humanity/Hub City Smokehouse & Grill

Harvest House of Destin/Tailfins Seafood House & Oyster Bar

Heritage Museum of NW FL/Okaloosa Gas

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation/BC’s Southern Paradise BBQ & Catering

Opportunity Place/Classic Catering

Panhandle Warrior Partnership/Making their own BBQ

Ronald McDonald House Charities/Voodoo BBQ & Grill

Toys for Tots/Bass Pro Shops


“We are excited about the addition of so many charities involved this year,” commented Destin Commons marketing manager, Heather Ruiz. “Just by participating, each charity will automatically receive $2,500. This will truly be a charitable event with the potential of donating up to a total of $80,000 to these non-profits through our Coins For A Cause program and the proceeds of Smoke on the Coast.”

Northwest Florida’s award-winning premier outdoor lifestyle center, Destin commons is located at Highway 98 and the Mid Bay Bridge Road. Visit or Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for more information