‘Das Party.’ Sauerkraut, Wiener schnitzel, lederhosen, and, of course, a polka version of Margaritaville. Oh yeah, and a lot of beer…it could only be one thing -Oktoberfest is nearly here on the beautiful white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast!
For visitors to the spectacular seaside village of Destin Florida, and the original beachfront getaway, the Sea Oats Motel, this October, get ready to be transported to Eastern Europe via the Gulf coast as our Annual Oktoberfest transforms our quaint coastal paradise into a hustling, bustling, German village!
From accordions to carnival rides, to sausage eating contests, you’ve got to be a part of this one of a kind event.
Downtown businesses will take to the streets for an old-fashioned Strassenfest along Grace Avenue in the heart of Panama City, and just a few short blocks from the City Marina. The large food tents are concentrated near the bandstand, so while eating you can serenaded by local musicians of a variety of styles – including polka!
This is an all-day event, with plenty to keep the kids busy while the adults make their rounds of the various beer tents! Carnival rides, face-painting clowns and a host of other family activities are also on offer and you’ll want to take a walk along Grace Avenue just so you can try the different beers offered by local brewers and you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find some surprisingly good local brews.
Over 25,000 people will attend everything from the ceremonial tapping of the kegs to the various Oom-Pah-Pah band concerts. Families will appreciate the Festival during the day, while things get a little wilder at night for the big kiss in your crew.
So come on down to the Sea Oats Motel and the gorgeous beaches of the Emerald Coast, and do make sure to practice your Funky Chicken! All the fun kicks off Sept. 30!
For more ideas for your visit to the Emerald Coast, be sure to connect the friendly staff at the Sea Oats Motel in sunny Destin Florida.
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.