It’s Almost Time to Celebrate the 34th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival! April 15-18


Thursday, April 15th – Sunday, April 18th • Friday 5-8 p.m. & Saturday 1-4 p.m.

Grab your friends and get ready to uncork some wine and fun in the sun this month at The Sandestin Wine Festival! In its 34th year, the Sandestin Wine Festival is one of the most established and continuously running coastal wine festivals in the region as evidenced by its continued success; thousands know there’s no substitute for this coveted four-day event that takes place in the charming setting of The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin.
Regarded as one of the top wine festivals in the country and known as the “Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals,” the festival offers wine aficionados a wide range of experiences!

The main events, the Grand Wine Tastings, showcase more than 500 domestic and international wines throughout the weekend. You’ll enjoy the opportunity to talk to vineyard owners and wine makers about their favorite appellations in all varieties, styles and price ranges, and perhaps try something new. Treat yourself, family and friends to a gourmet experience courtesy of some of the best chefs on the Emerald Coast from your favorite local restaurants who pair delectable bite-sized appetizers with their current glass selections—the Savor South Walton experience! A new festival favorite, the Bubbly & Boozy tent, returns to the Grand Sandestin Lawn, featuring bubbles and specialty liquors. Local and regional music also set the vibe for fun days of discovery.

So, come on and join wine novices and connoisseurs to witness an event that has aged to perfection— just like a fine wine— one-of-a-kind seminars, wine dinners, grand wine tastings and popular culinary experiences. Benefitting the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Sandestin Foundation for Kids, purchase your tickets at

April Offers More Spring Fun at the Village of Baytowne Wharf!

April Wednesday Night Concert Series-Tribute Series
Wednesdays, April 7 – 28, 7-9 p.m.
Sit back and relax as you take in the cool crisp air and enjoy live entertainment. This concert series features both local and regional talent from a variety of genres. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. on the Events Plaza Stage each Wednesday!
April 7: Nighttrain – The Guns & Roses Tribute Experience
April 14: Highway to Hell – ACDC & Def Leppard Tribute
April 21: Barracuda – America’s Heart Tribute
April 28: Emerald Coast Blues Brothers
All concerts are FREE to attend.

Bubbly Baytowne
Thursday, April 22, 5-7 p.m.
Join The Village of Baytowne Wharf for an evening full of FREE champagne and shopping during its Bubbly Baytowne. Sip and Shop through the village streets! Stop in various retail merchants as you enjoy a selection of premium champagnes.

* This event is free and for 21 and up only. The village will be open to the public during this event.

Grab your tacos and sip your Tequila at the Tequila & Taco Fest!
Friday, April 30 – Sunday, May 2: Friday Pre Party, 6-9 p.m. • Saturday Main Event, 1-5 p.m. • Sunday Bye Bye Brunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is hosting this amazing three-day event this year where local restaurants and food trucks will be competing for the Best Taco on The Emerald Coast. The first-place prize is $2,500, and you, will have a say in the People’s choice Award. Sample many types of Tequilas and Margaritas from Blancos, Resposados, Anjieos and even Mezcals while indulging on some of the area’s best tacos.

Discover a variety of Tequilas and Margaritas, unlimited tacos from area restaurants and food trucks, “Best Taco” competition along with best Margarita, “People’s Choice” award for the best taco, face painting for the little “Amigos,” a Tortilla Tossing Contest, Chihuahua Beauty Contest, Macho Nacho Eating Contest, Best Dressed Contest and live music from Salsa Band “Meringue 4” from the Dominican Republic!

Sandestin Resort Hotels is also offering special room rates and free parking on property with shuttle service.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Fisher House of The Emerald Coast, Sandestin Foundation for Kids and Boys & Girls Club. Tickets for the 8th Annual Tequila & Taco Fest are on sale now at This is a rain or shine event and no refunds will be given.

Don’t miss ALL the fun this Spring!