When Susan Kiley and Wayne Paul purchased the 2,500 square foot patio store nine years ago, they began a new journey with an uncertain outcome. Fortunately, their decision to own and operate Bay Breeze Patio turned out to be a perfect fit. 



On April 5-7, Kiley and Paul will celebrate another year serving the Emerald Coast with a special anniversary event. The three-day celebration will feature grilling demonstrations and tastings, demos for log sets and outdoor fireplaces, outdoor living experts, door prizes, special sale prices and more.



"This is our chance to thank our customers for their patronage and support over the years," said co-owner Susan Kiley. "The people we have met over the years have made owning this business so enjoyable. Many of our customers are now dear friends. This celebration is for the community."



The event will kick off on Friday with representatives from the finest outdoor living products, including patio furniture, grills, fireplaces and fire pits, and decorative accessories as well as silks and florals. They will be on hand to give demonstrations, advice and answer questions. Outdoor living experts from premium patio furniture brands, including Brown Jordan, Winston, Lane Venture, Tropitone, Casual Creations, and Jensen Leisure IPE will be on-site showcasing their new lines.



On Friday and Saturday, master grillers from Big Green Egg, FireMagic, Broilmaster and Memphis Wood Fire Grills will grill up their favorite recipes. On Saturday afternoon, these chefs will go head to head in a competitive cooking contest with attendees and guest judges voting for their favorites. Big Green Egg fans will enjoy demos of all the latest gadgets and accessories.



"This is a great opportunity to come out and sample delicious delicacies that our grill masters will be pulling off the grills while getting answers to your questions direct from the brand experts. Do you have questions about replacement cushions; how to care for your outdoor furniture; or want to know about a new style of outdoor chair you saw in a magazine? This will be the perfect time to ask."



In addition, hearth representatives from Vantage Hearth, RealFyre, Oriflamme and Empire will hold fire log demonstrations and discuss trends in outdoor fireplaces and fire pits.



Bay Breeze Patio has evolved from carrying one product line to carrying more than 20 premium brands, and now offers the largest selection of in-stock patio furniture in Northwest Florida. Specializing in brands with a minimum of a five-year paint warranty, Bay Breeze Patio has built a reputation for quality and durability.



The event will be held Friday through Sunday inside and outside the Bay Breeze Patio store located off U.S. 98. Attendees will have a chance to win door prizes and will enjoy the special sale pricing such as 20 percent off suggested retail price of all RH Peterson products, including FireMagic Grills, AOG Grills, and RealFyre gas log sets.



Bay Breeze Patio is at 32 Forest Shore Drive, Destin, just one mile west of Silver Sands Factory Stores. For more information, visit www.baybreezepatio.com.