Meet Hello Kitty at Sandestin

Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 12:31 PM.

Get excited for a weekend of shopping, savings and an opportunity to meet Hello Kitty in person at the Sandestin Family Retail Shops in the Village of Baytowne Wharf, at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

On Saturday, July 5th from 4 – 7 p.m., you’re invited to come meet Hello Kitty herself outside Toys & Treasures and Coconut Kids! Have your picture taken with this famous feline, enjoy free face painting and receive 20 percent off Hello Kitty merchandise for one day only.

“Hello Kitty had so much fun at our event last year that we decided to invite her back to help us celebrate the 4th of July weekend,” says Sandestin Retail Director Sara Becnel. “You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to meet Hello Kitty and make a lasting memory.”

Hello Kitty will be handing out free smiles and hugs during her photo shoot, and a photographer will be onsite to capture each memory. After the meet and greet, kids of all ages are invited to browse Coconut Kids and Toys & Treasures for the ultimate kids shopping experience. Coconut Kids, voted “Best Children’s Store” in Destin, is a whimsical children's boutique featuring brand names like Southern Tide Youth, Bailey Boys, Kissy Kissy, Mud Pie and Hatley. Toys & Treasures, voted “Best Toy Store” in Destin, brings the fun with Ty plush, Barbies, action figures and of course, Hello Kitty.

The fun doesn’t stop there though. Throughout the weekend from July 3-6, visit Island Clothiers, Barefoot Princess, Coconut Kids, Toys & Treasures and Sandestin Clothing Company for the 4th of July Sidewalk Sale — one of the most popular sales of the year. You’ll receive an additional 25 percent off select sale and clearance items, bringing your total savings to 50-75 percent off the regular price for the biggest boutique brands for men, women and children.

Carrying the latest in men’s and women’s apparel, jewelry and footwear, Island Clothiers is the Emerald Coast’s best kept secret.  From resort casual to a glitzy night on the town, Island Clothiers offers the perfect outfit for any occasion. For the ladies, stopping by Barefoot Princess is a must, voted "Best Women's Clothing" on the Emerald Coast by readers of Northwest Florida Daily News. This Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store offers the largest selection of Lilly Pulitzer apparel, shoes and accessories, for ladies and children in the Destin area.

The Sandestin Family Retail Shops invites all children and families to celebrate this weekend’s festivities.  More details about the Hello Kitty event and Sidewalk Sale can be found at, or call (850) 351-1806.

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