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Discover the Heart and Soul of Sandestin

Located along the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay in Northwest Florida, The Village of Baytowne Wharf features an array of boutiques, eateries, galleries and nightlife -- not to mention a jam-packed schedule of outdoor festivals and special events for the entire family. This spectacular setting, all within the gates of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, is the perfect spot to spend a vibrant afternoon, evening, week, vacation, or you can be one of the lucky few who frequently experiences Baytowne Wharf through home ownership.

Featured Events

Baytowne On Ice

Sunday, October 30th - Sunday, February 5th

Dust off those skates and get in the winter spirit at The Village of Baytowne Wharf's Baytowne on Ice. For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, our seasonal ice rink is the perfect opportunity to share some of your favorite holiday traditions. Ice rink is open October 30th - February 5th. Hours vary daily.


Skaters must be at least 3 years of age and fit into appropriately sized skates. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a parent or adult family member. 


Click here to fill out your waiver before you arrive!

[ Click Here for Baytowne on Ice Schedule ]

12 Nights of Lights

Friday, December 2nd - Friday, December 23rd

Time: 6:00pm, 7:00pm, and 8:00pm
Location: Events Plaza Lawn
Cost: FREE

This December, enjoy a festive light show every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday leading up to Christmas! This sparkling event will be featured during our special holiday edition of the Wednesday Night Concert Series. Watch three dazzling shows on the Village tree and Event Plaza Lawn at 6:00pm, 7:00pm, and 8:00pm on our NEW tree!

The Farmers Market at Baytowne Wharf

Saturday, December 3rd - Saturday, December 31st

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Cost: FREE

Local small business bring a lovely brand-new farmers market to Sandestin's Village of Baytowne Wharf every Saturday from 10am-2pm and the 2nd & 4th Sunday of every month from 10am-2pm. Come shop with local farmers, bakers, local fresh seafood and gourmet, beef, local honey, fresh pressed juices, and much more!

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Wednesday Night Concert Series- Holiday Edition + Visits with Santa

Wednesday, December 7th - Wednesday, December 21st

Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: FREE

Come find the holiday spirit with us and tapyour feet to some of your favorite sing-a-long classics. Every Wednesday thisDecember enjoy our Holiday edition of the Wednesday Night Concert Series. Eachconcert will feature Visits with Santa.

December 7 | Gateway Academy & Fort Walton Beach High School Choir
December 14 | Niceville High School
December 21 | Matt McCarty Band


The MEAN One

Friday, December 16th

Time: 5:00pm
Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Cost: FREE

During this holiday season, put a little snark in your holiday spirit with The MEAN One on December 16th! Meet the maven of mischief himself for a photo opportunity from 5:00-7:00pm, then enjoy a movie showing of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas starting at 7:00pm. Don't miss out on this Who-liday spectacular!

Baytowne Countdown | NYE

Saturday, December 31st

Time: 6:00pm-1:00am
Cost: FREE

You don't want to miss The Village of Baytowne Wharf's end-of-the-year celebration! Ring in 2023 with a night to remember featuring live music and two breathtaking fireworks displays at 8:00pm & midnight.

Enjoy a family friendly evening from 6:00-8:00pm with face painting, kid’s activities, and LIVE music on the Baytowne LIVE stage from DJ TreVy. Finish off the family-friendly festivities with our first fireworks display at 8:00pm.

The fun doesn't stop there! Dance the night away with LIVE music from Bay Kings Band from 7:00pm until 1:00am, on the Events Plaza Stage! End the night with a spectacular midnight fireworks show. There is no better place to ring in 2023!

*21 & over after 10:00pm. 20 & under must be accompanied by a legal guardian after 10:00pm.



The 34th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival

Friday, February 24th - Saturday, February 25th

Time: Friday 5:00pm
Saturday 12:00-4:00pm
Website: www.sandestingumbofestival.com

Kick-Off Party at Hammerhead's Bar & Grille
Friday, February 24th | 5:00 - 7:00PM
Mark your calendar for the official kick-off of the Sandestin Gumbo Festival weekend with a traditional seafood boil at Hammerhead's Bar & Grille. Live music starting at 4:00pm. 

Sandestin Gumbo Festival
Saturday, February 25th | 12:00 - 4:00PM

This winter festival favorite is back for its 34th year! Dark or light roux? Chicken, sausage or seafood? Gulf Coast restaurants will compete for the title of 'Best Gumbo on the Emerald Coast." Vote for your favorite as the "People's Choice" winner as celebrity judges deliberate over who will take home the top prize. The afternoon will also feature live music and children's activities.

The Best Bloody Mary's at The Beach competition is BACK! Taste some of the finest bars and restaurants' Bloody Mary's AND you're the judge! Vote for your favorite and crown the "Best Bloody Mary at The Beach!"

This year's event is promising to serve up fun for everyone!

Tickets are on sale NOW!

EVENT WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE.


[ Interested in entering the cook off? Click here for info! ]



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