The delicious aroma of food on the grill, the sounds of laughter as friends sit around the fire pit telling stories, and fun competition among friends and neighbors, playing games and competing for the coveted title of best in the neighborhood. These are the tenants of a backyard party and the Bay Breeze Patio anniversary event, March 28-30.

Bay Breeze Patio is celebrating its 10th year serving the Emerald Coast and the weekend will be dedicated to the finest aspects of outdoor living, including grilling demonstrations and tastings, outdoor fireplace and log demonstrations, outdoor living and design experts and more.

“Our anniversary is the perfect time to thank our customers and the community for their support and patronage over the years,” said co-owner Susan Kiley. “We’ve got a great weekend planned, including delicious food, incredible sales and some special door prizes to help get everyone ready for spring.”

The festivities begin at 10 a.m. on Friday with representatives from the premier outdoor furniture brands, premium grill lines, hearth products and decorative accessories, providing demonstrations and answering questions.  On Saturday at noon, representatives with the Big Green Egg will host a cooking class, providing tips on preparing meats as well as demonstrating smoking and grilling techniques to achieve the most juicy and flavorful results.

On Saturday at 2 p.m., Bay Breeze Patio will host the “Second Annual Burger Throwdown” cooking competition. Grill masters with Big Green Egg, RH Peterson (FireMagic & AOG grills), Twin Eagles, Saber, Broilmaster, Wilmington and Memphis Wood Fire Grills will be competing for the title, “Best Burger on the Coast”.  The judging will be conducted by local chefs and foodies, including Dom Daminao of Fat Clemenza’s, Susan Benton of, Zandra Wolfgram, editor of EC Magazine and Christopher Manson, editor of the Beachcomber. On Sunday, the celebration continues with grill demonstrations, tastings and special savings. 

“As part of our 10th year anniversary, we’re offering some of the biggest savings ever offered,” said Kiley. “For the first time ever, we’ll have special pricing on the Big Green Egg and Brown Jordan outdoor furniture is discounted up to 45 percent off.”

The event will feature discounts on premium grills and fireplaces and gas log systems by Real Fyre, FMI-Vantage Hearth and Empire Comfort Systems will also be discounted up to 20 percent off. A truckload of florals, trees and artwork will also be on site for those who want to freshen their outdoor living space for spring.

The anniversary event will take place rain or shine at Bay Breeze Patio in Miramar Beach, one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri. and Sat. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Visit for details.