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5th annual Shrimp & Grits Festival returns to Destin on Feb. 24

The 5th Annual Shrimp & Grits Festival benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast will return to Destin on Saturday, Feb. 24. In addition to food, the festival will […]

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The 5th Annual Shrimp & Grits Festival benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast will return to Destin on Saturday, Feb. 24.

  • The popular event features shrimp and grits dishes from local restaurants and chefs competing for best on the Emerald Coast. It will be held from 12-4 p.m. at Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer, located at 210 Harbor Blvd. on the Destin Harbor.

In addition to food, the festival will offer alcoholic drinks, live music from a DJ and a VIP lounge. General admission is $65 and includes unlimited food samples and drink tickets.

  • Limited $100 VIP tickets feature early 11 a.m. admission, access to the VIP lounge with a private bar, free drinks and food, a T-shirt and swag bag.

People under 21 or those wanting just food can buy $40 tickets for unlimited samples.

The competition serves as a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast. The nonprofit has clubs in Pensacola, Crestview, South Walton, DeFuniak Springs, Destin and Fort Walton Beach serving local children.

Those interested in sponsoring, competing or buying tickets can visit Eventbrite.com. Tickets bought by Feb. 10 will be cheaper, as prices increase closer to the event.

The event will go on rain or shine. All ticket sales are final.

Click here to grab your tickets today!

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