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Valentine’s Weekend Events Around Destin

There has never been a better time to celebrate Valentine’s Day in South Walton and Destin, Florida. Whether you’re seeking a romantic celebration for two or fun activities with friends and family, there is something for everyone this Valentine’s Weekend. Here’s some highlights:

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Sandestin Gumbo Festival, Saturday 2/13

A fun way to spice up the Valentine’s Day weekend is to attend the 27th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival.  Sample a variety of gumbo from 14 Gulf Coast restaurants and vote your favorite in the “People’s Choice” awards. Stroll through the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin and enjoy live music and children’s activities while tasting delicious gumbo. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets online.

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Valentine Tour of Homes, Sat. 2/13 and Sun. 2/14

Have you ever dreamed of viewing the interiors of some of the most exclusive homes on 30A? Now is your chance! The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County’s Annual Valentine Tour of Homes opens the doors of some of the most architecturally innovative homes with stunning interiors and often sweeping views of the coast. This is a must attend event for anyone who loves design and architecture. Click here to learn more or purchase a ticket online.

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Lulu’s Vow Renewal Ceremony, Sun. 2/14

Life is short so there is no better time to remind your partner that you’re committed until the end! Lucy Buffet is providing the setting and the minister. Lulu’s Tropical Re-Union Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday and will be officiated by Hurricane Jane, an ordained minister and member of the Parrott Head Club. After the ceremony stay to enjoy live entertainment, champagne, cake, flowers and a customized commemorative wedding vow renewal certificate. To add to the fun, there will be prizes for the couple married the longest, the shortest, and dressed most festively.Couples can register online or the day of the event, February 14, starting at 11 am. LuLu’s is located in Destin at the foot of the Mid Bay Bridge, next to Legendary Marina. Click here for more information on the Tropical Re-Union Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony, visit or call (850) 710-5858.

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Solaris Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise, Sat. 2/13 & Sun. 2/14

Couples take their love out on the water with the Solaris Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise.  From 5-8 p.m., either Saturday, Feb. 13 or Sunday, Feb. 14, couples will enjoy a multi-course chef-prepared meal, which includes Smoked Tomato and Basil Soup, Filet Mignon, Fresh Gulf Fish, Chicken and a Special Couples’ dessert. After dinner, enjoy live music or head up to the viewing deck and enjoy a romantic moment under the stars cruising along the Choctawhatchee Bay. Click here to learn more or make a reservation.
Looking for more ideas, a full list was featured in the Northwest Florida Daily News Showcase.

Have you waited until the last minute to book your Valentine’s Day romantic beach getaway. Have no fear, view Newman-Dailey’s available vacation rentals online, and book your Valentine’s Day/ President’s Day 3-day weekend today. 

See you @ the beach!