26th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival
The annual festival season favorite is back!
The beautiful Emerald Coast and the stunning white sand beaches on which the Sea Oats Motel, the original vacation destination on the gulf, are made all the better by the gorgeous, crystal clear skies, mild temperatures and low humidity of the fall and winter months, and not to mention, the uncrowded attractions and low, off season rates.
Florida isn’t just the hot spot in summer months, there are a few seasonal events that we here at the beautiful Sea Oats Motel, in charming Destin, Florida, consider to be extra special and certainly worth marking your calendar for!
This fun-filled festival is held just moments away from the gorgeous Sea Oats Motel, the original beachfront vacation request in Destin Florida.
Dark or light roux? Chicken, sausage or seafood? Celebrity judges will name the “Area’s Best,” and award the most creative set-up as “Best Display.”
Visitors can sample a variety of gumbo and vote for your favorite as the “People’s Choice” winner beginning at noon Feb. 15! Many award winning, gulf coast restaurants and talented local chefs will be featured along with lots of live music, arts and crafts as well as an overabundance of children’s activities.
Tickets to the main event are available early for $20 or $25 the day of the event. Be sure to kickoff Gumbo Festival weekend with the annual Seafood Boil at the Baytowne Marina Bar & Grill on Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. The cost is $15 and it is only a short drive from the Sea Oats Motel.
Ideal for the more laidback traveler, the Sea Oats Motel is perfectly situated on Old Highway 98, away from the crowds, yet only a moment away from all the outstanding shopping, dining, and attractions that make our home so amazing.
Each of our suites are designed to be your home away from home while visiting our beautiful beaches. Fine furnishings, spacious living areas, sumptuous beds dressed in fresh linens, and large, modern bathrooms will ease your mind and your body.
Not only is the Sea Oats Motel conveniently located just steps from the beach or all the great dining, shopping and entertainment the city offers, but our amenities and service are so outstanding that you may never want to leave.
Your family will love lounging around our beautiful, heated pools, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and fragrant blooms, all overlooking endless stretches of private beaches.
Our beach services are sure to delight everyone as we arrange time for your family to enjoy our jet skis, paddle boards and parasailing or simply set up some beach chairs with umbrellas and a good book recommendation. At the Sea Oats Motel in sunny Destin Florida, there’s always something fun to do.