A festive 4th of July at HarborWalk Village

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Let freedom ring Friday with The Victory Belles perform at HarborWalk Village as part of the Fourth of July festivities.

Spirits will soar and flags will wave as July 4th festivities kick off at HarborWalk Village Thursday at 6 p.m. with the Red, White and Blue Celebration honoring  community activist and restaurateur Tom Rice and the honorable Sam Seevers with a WWII vintage air show, live entertainment and fireworks.

Let freedom ring Friday with The Victory Belles as they revive 1940s classics in their throwback tailored dresses, coiffed curls, red lips and vintage charm. The trio harmonize hits such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" and "Rum and Coca Cola," as they playfully flirt and interact with the audience.

Meet the glamorous Belles with a special meet and greet after their performance. The patriotic salute will continue with fireworks lighting up the sky at 9 p.m.

On Saturday at 7:00 p.m., Gypsy Riot the colorful, rock and roll cover band with a fiery female lead singer will have the Destin Harbor shaking as they Rock The Docks to the revolutionary and electrifying sounds of all your favorite hits. Don’t miss the Samuel Adams tastings.

On Independence Day excitement and adventure will ring through the harbor. Destin Snorkel and Destin's Original SeaBlaster offer front-row seats to not one, but two amazing nights of fireworks on their cruises.

Fly through the Harbor or climb to the top with our glow in the dark Rock Climbing Wall and the longest Zip Line on the Emerald Coast. FREEdom is the theme of this extravaganza with chances to win a DELL Tablet, a golf round for two at Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club, or a Wyndham vacation.

The tradition continues July 6 at 6 p.m. with Harry T's Fifth Annual Hot Dog eating contest. The winner will take home a $1,000 first prize.

Have your backyard BBQ at any of the harbor restaurants and relax with a cold beer in celebration of an American weekend on the Destin harbor Boardwalk.