Search
Close this search box.

12th Annual ‘Smoke on the Coast’ BBQ Festival returns to Destin Commons

Get ready for the 12th Annual Smoke on the Coast Festival at Destin Commons. This year’s edition of Smoke on the Coast BBQ, in support of twelve different charities, is making […]

Get ready for the 12th Annual Smoke on the Coast Festival at Destin Commons. This year’s edition of Smoke on the Coast BBQ, in support of twelve different charities, is making a triumphant return on Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. 

  • The festivities commence with live musical performances by the local band, Duchess. 

Attendance to Smoke on the Coast is open to the public. As attendees arrive, they will be greeted with BBQ delicacies being expertly crafted by local eateries and BBQ aficionados. BBQ enthusiasts can purchase tasting tickets for $1 per sample and subsequently cast their votes for the coveted “People’s Choice” award. 

At the heart of this event lies a strong commitment to non-profit organizations and local charities. Each non-profit entity collaborates with a local restaurant or group to vie for prizes totaling over $72,500 and the coveted “Best BBQ” title. As guests indulge in the delectable offerings of the afternoon, they’ll also have the opportunity to learn about the missions of these non-profit organizations.

The charity pairings for this year’s barbecue competition are as follows:

  • The Implant Truth Survivors Committee partnered with A Cup of Cajun
  • Gulf Coast Council Boy Scouts partnered with Smok’n Scouts Barbeque Crew
  • Niceville/Valparaiso Rotary partnered with LJ Schooners Dockside Restaurant & Oyster Bar
  • Heritage Museum of NW FL partnered with Pallet Bar & Grill
  • Emerald Coast Science Center partnered with Bow Tie BBQ & Catering
  • The Arc of the Emerald Coast partnered with Sealey Sauce Company
  • Dog-Harmony partnered with the School of Mitchell – Gulf Coast
  • Habitat for Humanity partnered with Habitat Construction Crew
  • Children in Crisis partnered with B&C Fire Safety
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs 
  • United for a Good Cause, Inc. partnered with Conexion Media Group
  • Sons of Amvets 

From 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. the stage comes alive with the music from The Duchess Band, while attendees continue to enjoy complimentary face painting and a photo booth.

For more information about Destin Commons and Smoke on the Coast 2023, click here.

Join the conversation...

Continue reading 👇

Community Comments

“Not extending the 4 lane PJ Adams expansion to Hwy 90 makes no sense.”
Respond
“Way to go, Gov. DeSantis!”
Respond
“I am currently homeless staying with my Daughter up in Indiana my home was damaged by the storms recently. I need to know how and where to apply for an...”
Respond
“Outstanding choice! We are indeed blessed to have Marcus Chambers as our Superintendent of Schools!”
Respond
“The person was arrested yesterday. Where is the update on that?”
Respond
“A Californian family of Republican Windes wishes you all the best and hope you get it!”
Respond
“I met Mr. Hebson when I was 13 in Gordo, Al where he began his career. We only had 8 students when we first marched in black pants and white...”
Respond
“Dr. Hennessey delivered my daughter after a long labor. I've been with him since 2007, even seeing him when I moved away for a year. He's the only one I...”
Respond
“…right off the coast… of Tokyo”
Respond
“Where do I put in my application ? I am a 71 yr. old female .”
Respond