3 THINGS TO DO To enjoy gumbo/crawfish

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
The gumbo contest was always a popular event in past years.

+Gumbo festivals and seafood boils are some of the most popular events on the Emerald Coast for competitors and also the public.

Gumbo contest

Destin History and Fishing Museum hosts its annual gumbo contest and silent auction from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Destin Community Center on Stahlman Avenue. Local restaurants and individuals compete in two categories. Advanced tickets are $12/adult at the Museum. Admission will be $15 at the door the day of the event.

Crawfish Boil

Get ready for the Sandestin Gumbo Festival at the official kickoff from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 12 at Fat Tuesday’s at Baytowne Wharf. Cost is $5/plate.

Gumbo Festival

The 27th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival will be held from 12-4 p.m. Feb. 13 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Cost is $20/advance and $30/day of. Sample a variety of gumbo and vote for your favorite as the “People’s Choice” winner. Celebrity judges will name the “Area’s Best” and award the most creative set-up as “Best Display.” Gulf Coast's restaurants will be featured along with live music and children’s activities. Dikki Du and the Zydecko Krewe perform from 12-4 p.m. on the Events Plaza Stage and Stevie Hall from 1-4 p.m. on the Baytowne LIVE Stage. Purchase tickets at www.sandestingumbofestival.com.