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In the mood for some sailing? The Beaches of Northwest Florida are the place to be for the Hobie 16 & Hobie 20 North American Championships. Co-hosting the Carlton Tucker Memorial Regatta, The Hobie Class Asscociation of North America, Fort Walton Yacht Club and Hobie Fleet 178 will provide spectacular races for those coming from near and far.
What is a “Hobie” you ask? According to wikipedia, it is a small sailing catamaran manufactured by the Hobie Cat company which began by creating surf boards during the 1950s. Today, they make both and also kayaks.
The races will take place in the Gulf of Mexico and begin along Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach. For more information, call 850.243.7102.
|September 10, 2010|
The Stand Up and Paddle Jam is a paddle series along the Beaches of Northwest Florida, open to everyone throughout the entire month of September. Paddlers are able to race for bragging rights, fabulous prizes and of course, the awesome enjoyment of being on the open, emerald water.
Stand up paddle boarding has quickly grown in popularity and swept Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast the past couple of years. If you’re new to the sport but want to come out and give it a shot, demonstration boards will be available for use.
Make your plans to enjoy the SUP Jam at Fish Lipz in Fort Walton Beach on Friday September 10. Registration is at 5:15 pm and the jam starts at 5:30pm.
Over the past few months, famous musicians from near and far have come to Rock the Beach. Brett Michaels, Kenny Loggins and the Doobie Brothers have each lit up Okaloosa Island with their awesome music and fantastic hits. Now, we have another musician to welcome to our shores.
This weekend, on August 15th, Lynyrd Skynyrd will take the stage at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. With hits like Sweet Home Alabama and Free Bird, this FREE concert will be a spectacular event. Talented performer, Josh Thompson will open for Skynyrd.
So, what are you waiting for? Plan your last minute vacation down to Destin or Fort Walton Beach to enjoy this concert. There are also so many great SPECIALS courtesy of our Tourist Development Councils, like the Beaches of South Walton’s $250 Reasons to Visit and 50% our Navarre Beach properties (for more details, rules and restrictions, follow the link).
The Beaches of Northwest Florida are absolutely beautiful. With so many fun events, festivals and concerts on the horizon, you will have an amazing time when you visit our shores.
|August 15, 2010|
On August 15, a second FREE “Rock the Beach” concert will take place on Okaloosa Island. At 7:00 pm, Josh Thompson will be the opener for the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd. The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island will once again host the Rock the Beach concert.
Plan your vacation to our shores and you will enjoy this awesome event while supporting thousands of families along Northwest Florida’s Beaches. For more fun actvities along our coast, take a look at the Event Calendar.
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The third annual Mistletoe Market in Fort Walton Beach‘s Emerald Coast Conference Center is hosted by the Junior Leage of the Emerald Coast. From November 4-6, 2010 at the Emerald Coast Conference Center on Okaloosa Island, there will be a holiday shopping extravaganza.
The three day shopping event will feature merchants from across the country offering unique gifts and quality products. The Market allows local residents to shop and support the Junior League’s community projects at the same time. The Junior League is a non-profit organization of women dedicated to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through action and leadership of trained volunteers.
|June 27, 2010|
When we say beach concert, we mean it. The stage will be setup adjacent to The Boardwalk and facing the beach. Whether you’re staying in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, The Beaches of South Walton or even Pensacola Beach, you are sure to enjoy this fun filled performance.
The Doobie Brothers have sold over thirty million albums in the U.S. and they’re hits include “China Grove,” “Black Water” and “Without You.” Kenny Loggins is also a well known performer best known for hits like “Footloose” and “Danger Zone.”
Make your plans to visit our beaches and stay with Southern Resorts Vacation Rentals.
September 4th-6th at the Emerald Coast Conference Center, the Saints Markella & Demetrios 18th Annual Greek Festival will be taking place. Come to taste the different Greek food, desserts, and drinks served during the festival. Live and authentic music from the different regions of Greece will be performed by Alpha-Omega from Atlanta, Georgia. Local Greek dancers will perform, vendors will be showing and selling their crafts and goods, and a silent auction will take place on Saturday.
Festival hours are: Friday Sept. 4th 5:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday Sept. 5th 11:00am-9:00pm, & Sunday Sept. 6th 11:00am-4:00pm.
Labor Day weekend is here so let the celebration begin! With so many different events along Florida’s Gulf Coast this weekend it’s tough to schedule a good plan. The beach is definitely the place to be and Southern Resorts vacation rentalsstill has properties left open in areas including Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola Beach, Panama City Beach, Beaches of South Walton, and the Forgotten Coast. So, pack a bag and bring your loved ones for a quick weekend getaway to the Emerald Coast.
Questions about Florida’s Panhandle? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow our Beach Tweets at www.twitter.com/southernresorts to stay up on all of the most current events, specials, and happenings at the beach. Come and experience real southern hospitality this Labor Day Weekend at Southern Resorts.
There are countless reasons why thousands of people get married on the beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast every year. The emerald water, sugar white beach, great weather, and beautiful sunsets all come together to create an unforgettable sensation. The blending of your beautiful wedding day with all of the natural gifts offered by the surrounding beach will be truly magical. Euphoria will radiate from your soul and this special day will sustain you through the rest of your life.
Sugar Beach Weddings is a company specializing in beach weddings and coordinates nearly 300 per year. Many different wedding packages are available for you to choose from and they put extra effort into matching your visions of perfection. Sugar Beach can setup your ceremony at beachside locations, pavillions, or a cruiser yacht where full dinner and open bar are available. Bamboo arbors, as well as traditional arbors, tiki torches, and lantern candles are but a few of the great additions to your beach wedding. They also provide a choice of an ordained minister or a male or female notary officiant. Sugar Beach provides their service in areas including Destin, Miramar Beach, Sandestin, Watercolor, Santa Rosa Beach, Seagrove, Seaside, Beaches of South Walton, Panama City Beach, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, and close to Pensacola Beach in Navarre.
If you’re getting married on the beach, why not stay on the beach for all of the events and even the big day. Southern Resorts is proud to present IL Paradiso , a Gulf front home in Miramar Beach with gorgeous views and able to accomodate up to 20 staying guests. Perfectly located with a beach access, IL Paradiso is a perfect place to have your wedding on the beach and a reception in the home with up to 50 people.
Emerald Coast questions? E-mail me, Mark Owens at email@example.com. Check out Southern Resorts Beach Tweets at www.twitter.com/southernresorts. Vacation to Southern Resorts where you’ll experience true southern hospitality.
|July 11, 2009|
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Independence Day is tomorrow and many of us are contemplating what we should do next weekend after an amazing July 4th holiday. You could check out the Blue Angels performing in Pensacola Beach on July 11th at 12:00 pm in Pensacola Beach and book your vacation with Southern Resorts. However, you may want something a little more relaxed and pleasant to the ear.
Pop and country music star LeAnn Rimes will perform at the Emerald Coast Conference Center on July 11th at 7:00 pm. There are only 1,890 seats available and three different kinds of tickets priced from $30-$45. My wife and I can’t wait to see her perform at this smaller venue for such a great price.
Book your vacation at www.southernresorts.com and make your ticket reservations here. The Emerald Coast Convention Center is located on Okaloosa Island which is about 5 miles west of Destin and 1 mile East of Fort Walton Beach. Come check out our stunningly white beaches and relax Saturday night as you see LeAnn Rimes in concert
With this week being Florida’s official Tourism Week, Southern Resorts Vacation Rentals is celebrating by giving away free stays along the Emerald Coast.
Pictured is one of the couples who happened into the welcome center to find out more about Florida while visiting the United States from Spain. Not familiar with our beautiful stretch of beach, the win enticed them to see more. We are excited that they are staying with us on beautiful Okaloosa Island.
Southern Resorts welcomes all tourists to Florida and THE Beach!