Gumbo and Mardi Gras Go Together Like, Oh Yeah!

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It’s Mardi Gras Time!
Sunday, Feb. 14th, 2 p.m.
No Cost to Attend
Gumbo and Mardi Gras Go Together Like, Oh Yeah!Mardi Gras is BIGGER and BETTER than ever at The Village of Baytowne Wharf! “Laissez les bon temps rouler” (let the good times roll)! The Village streets will be filled with costumed dogs and their humans along with unique and colorful floats, golf carts and pick-up trucks. Marchers and four-pawed friends will be dressed up in all their Mardi Gras best and shower parade-goers with a barrage of beads, moon pies and other trinkets.

Baytowne is looking for Krewes to join in the Mardi Gras festivities. Register by Feb. 12th. Visit

Baytowne Mardi Street Pardi
Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 6-8 p.m.
No Cost to Attend
Prepare to let your hair down on what many call the most festive day of the year, Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. Starting at 6 p.m., join folks in the Village for a Village Street party complete with music, street performers, entertainers and more! The post-pardi celebration continues into the night with parties at various Baytowne establishments. So break out the beads and get ready for a night to remember!

The 32nd Annual
Sandestin Gumbo Festival!
Friday, Feb. 19th at 5 p.m. – Saturday, Feb. 20th, 12-4 p.m.
Gumbo and Mardi Gras Go Together Like, Oh Yeah!Yum! Yum! It’s Almost Time for The Sandestin Gumbo Festival! The Best Gumbo Cook-Off on the Emerald Coast!

Known as one of the largest and most popular winter food events along Florida’s Emerald Coast, this winter festival favorite is back for its 32nd year during President’s Day weekend! Kick off your tasting days, Fri., Feb. 19, with a delicious seafood boil at Hammerhead’s Bar & Grill.

Then on Saturday, Feb. 20, Gulf Coast restaurants will be featuring their top-secret gumbo recipes and competing for your vote! Sample the variety of gumbos and vote for your favorite as the “People’s Choice” winner! Dark or light roux? Chicken, sausage or seafood? Celebrity judges will name the “Area’s Best.” This festival’s atmosphere is so fun, with live music from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe while you taste, free kid’s activities, and restaurants from all over our area vying for your coveted vote!

And, the popular Bloody Mary competition is BACK again this year featuring the Best Bloody Mary’s at the beach! Taste some of the finest local bars’ and restaurants’ Bloody Mary’s and you get to judge those, too! Vote for your favorite and help contestants win the title of “Best Bloody Mary at The Beach!” This year’s event is promising to serve up fun for everyone. Visit for tickets and details, including a daily schedule of events and entertainment. General admission tickets are $40 presale and $50 day of, and allow tastings of all gumbo and Bloody Mary’s. The Best Bloody Mary at The beach is sponsored by Stillhouse Vodka. Event happens rain or shine.

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