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Mardi Gras parades may be cancelled this season, but there is still celebration to be had at this year’s Sandestin Gumbo Festival!

Sample the flavors of the Bayou and vote on your favorite gumbo by categories of Chicken, Sausage, or Seafood. Adults can even check out “The Best Bloody Mary at The Beach” tasting.

This family friendly event is a time-honored tradition that is on it’s 32nd year.  In addition to tasting the best offerings on the Gulf Coast, you will enjoy live music and local vendors.

Gumbo Festival Accomodations

A convenient way to plan your visit for the Sandestin Gumbo Festival is to a suite at the Destin West Beach Resort directly with Destin West Vacations.  The Destin West Beach and Bay Resort includes access to exclusive ammenties like our 700-foot Lazy River and The Grotto Swim Up Bar.  When you book with Destin West Vacations you also gain access to several heated pools and hot tubs to keep you warm in the crisp air of Mardi Gras season.  

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Festival Schedule

Friday, February 19: 
  • 5-7pm: Kickoff Seafood Boil
Saturday, February 20:
  • 12pm: "Best of the Beach" Bloody Mary Competition
  • 12-7pm: Sandestin Gumbo Festival

Festival Information

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02/19/2021 to 02/20/2021
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