Rotary Club's Crawfish Bash scheduled for May 4

Special to The Log
A good time was had by all at last year's Cajun Crawfish Boil. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO]

The Rotary Club of Destin's sixth annual Cajun Crawfish Bash from 5:30-9 p.m. May 4 will be hosted by The Towne Centre at Seascape, Mezcal Mexican Grill and in partnership with the Destin Chamber of Commerce.

Event proceeds benefit young families in need through Food For Thought, Harvest House, Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast, Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s community outreach initiatives and the Rotary Club of Destin Scholarship Fund.

“This new open-air venue at The Towne Centre at Seascape provides a spacious outdoor event plaza ideal to capture the famous Louisiana expression, Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler," said Club President Alan Jowers.

In partnership with the Destin Chamber of Commerce, the official Packet Pick Up Party for the eighth annual Destin Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K & 10K Race will take place at this event. Registered racers can purchase tickets to attend the Crawfish Bash. For details on the race, visit BayouBayBeach.com.

The Rotary Club of Destin is known for serving up the best Cajun crawfish, libations and live music. Back by popular demand is Fais Do-Do Band performing their unique genre of zydeco music. Integrating a blend of R&B, soul, brass band, reggae, hip hop, ska, rock and Afro-Caribbean, there is guaranteed to be dancing.

This event is suitable for families of all ages and open to the public. Fresh crawfish from Louisiana will be dished up with the traditional potatoes, sausage and corn on the cob. For those who don’t crave crawfish, there will also be grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and rotisserie chicken prepared fresh on-site.

“Destin Rotarians are totally engaged in this fundraiser to help four local charities whose initiatives are a perfect fit for the club’s mission of eradicating hunger and educational outreach to empower populations serving youth, special needs and wounded soldiers in our community,” said Jowers. "In addition, this event will also support the Destin Rotary Scholarship Fund to deserving high school graduates, providing financial assistance for them to attend colleges and universities across the country."

Attendees can enter a raffle drawing for themed packages from beach activities, bourbon baskets, concert tickets, golfing, and restaurants, to vacation stays — all to help fund the growing needs of the club’s charitable causes.

Tickets are now on sale for $30 per person and $10 for children under 12 or free to kids age 3 and under. On the day of the event, tickets are $35 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, 850-837-1071, online at EventBrite, or from a Destin Rotarian.