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Events for Sunday, March 10, 2024

6th Annual Mac and Cheese Festival Event

6th Annual Mac and Cheese Festival

  • Location: Destin Commons - 4100 Legendary Drive Destin, FL 32541
  • Starts: 12:00 PM
  • Ends: 3:00 PM

Thought macaroni and cheese was just for kids? Think again! Join us at the 6th Annual Mac & Cheese Festival presented by Cox & Publix Charities on Sunday, March 10th, 2024 at the Destin Commons! This family-friendly event will feature gourmet, chef-inspired twists on the South’s favorite comfort food. Local restaurants will compete for the best mac in town. Be there to sample everything for yourself and cast your vote!

All proceeds from this event will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, which works in our community to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence through its programs focused on academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

Sponsorships for this event are available. To learn how your business can be involved, please contact


$50 for VIC (Very Important Cheese tickets)

$30 for adults

$20 for kids (5-16 years old)

V.I.C. (Very Important Cheese) tickets include (1) beverage ticket and a t-shirt.

Paradise Music Festival Event

Paradise Music Festival

  • Starts: 2:00 PM
  • Ends: 10:00 PM

This HUGE 3-Day INDOOR Music Festival will feature 7 Awesome Bands -

(Each date has a separate ticket link to purchase tickets. For a multi-day discount, for all 3 days of a full table of 8 seats, please call Wes at 850-353-2832.)

Friday, March 8th (Open 2:00-10:00PM)

  • Jessie Ritter and Jessica Heit - Country Classics (3:30-4:45PM)
  • Paradise Bayou - Classic Rock, Country, MoTown (5:30PM-7:00PM)
  • 7 Bridges- The Ultimate Eagles Experience - Proclaimed By Rolling Stone Magazine as the Greatest Eagles Tribute on Earth (7:30PM-9:30PM)

Saturday, March 9th (Open 2:00-10:00PM)

  • Departure- The Top Journey Tribute Band in America (5:00-6:30PM)
  • Still Standing- Fantastic Tribute To Elton John (7:30-9:30PM)

Sunday, March 10th (Open 2:00-10:00PM)

  • Shack N Up(Chuck Lawson and Cheri Salvetti) - A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett (5:00-6:30PM)
  • Endless Summer- America's Beach Boys Experience (7:30-9:30PM)

LOCATION: Destin-Ft. Walton Beach Convention Center

(1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE,Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548)

*No outside food or drinks allowed at this location. Food/Beverages will be sold by Aramark services.