3 THINGS TO DO This Week Feb. 14

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Casey Checchio, left, feeds her boyfriend Kevin Davis a taste of her gumbo during a previous Sandestin Gumbo Festival in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. [FILE PHOTO]

1. Snowbird Stroll

The community is invited to the Snowbird Stroll from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 15 at Gulf Place in Walton County. Guests check in at the stage to receive their complimentary commemorative glass and a map with all the participating merchants. Guests will enjoy live music, door prizes, wine and hors d’oeuvres at more than 15 stops in the Gulf Place neighborhood.

2. Candidates’ forum

Candidates for Destin City Council and mayor will have a forum to discuss local issues from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Destin Life Center at Destin United Methodist Church, 200 Beach Drive. For more information, contact the Destin Chamber at 837-6241 or visit DestinChamber.com.

3. Gumbo Festival

The 29th annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival begins with the Crawfish Boil Kick-off Party at 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at Baytowne Wharf. The main event sampling begins at noon Feb. 17 where you vote for the “People’s Choice.” Celebrity judges will name the "Area's Best." Gulf Coast restaurants will be featured along with live music from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe, and children's activities. Event is rain or shine. For tickets and more information, visit www.sandestingumbofestival.com/.