As a coastal destination, it is natural for residents and visitors to want to enjoy time outdoors.

For the last decade, Bay Breeze Patio has helped families create the most attractive, functional and long-lasting outdoor living spaces within their backyard, patio or balcony. As Bay Breeze Patio embarks on its 13th year serving the Emerald Coast, the team is hosting an Anniversary Event and Grilling Expo on March 31 and April 1 at Bay Breeze Patio in Miramar Beach.

“We are honored to have so many friends and loyal customers who have supported us over the years. Our anniversary is the perfect time to celebrate outdoor living and thank everyone,” said co-owner Susan Kiley. “We’ll have grill experts with our top brands, sharing popular grilling techniques and serving samples. We’ll also have all of our leading furniture manufacturers on hand to provide design tips, and we’re adding a chance to win a two Lloyd Flanders Reflections Lounge Rockers.”

On both Friday and Saturday, master grillers will hold grilling demonstrations on Big Green Egg, Fire Magic, Broilmaster and AOG grills, including:

• The Big Green Egg - Getting started on the Big Green Egg & Tips for grilling sliders

• Fire Magic - Breakfast on the grill & rotisserie grilling

• Broilmaster - Brats & desserts

• AOG - Grilled fruit & pork tenderloins

“Last year, the lines were blurring between the indoor and outdoor rooms and this year the line is becoming non-existent” Kiley said. “The newest designs in outdoor living spaces do not simply feature the look of the indoors, but the functionality as well.”

Outdoor living experts and furniture specialists with Brown Jordan, Castelle, Jensen Leisure IPE, Polywood, Summer Classics, Tropitone, Telescope, and Winston will be on hand to answer questions and provide expert advice and recommendations. There will be special sale pricing on Bay Breeze Patio’s most popular brands as well as in-stock wicker furniture.

Fireplaces and fire pits continue to emerge as a popular backyard additions, and the event will feature fireplace, gas logs and fire pits experts and demonstrations from Firetaninment, Real Fyre, Superior, and Empire.

A truckload of outdoor art, silk floral arrangements and trees will also be on sale and as an added bonus, attendees will be invited to register to win two Lloyd Flanders Reflections Lounge Rockers (value $1,500).

The Anniversary Event and Grilling Expo will take place rain or shine at Bay Breeze Patio in Miramar Beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 31 and April 1. Bay Breeze Patio is located at 32 Forest Shore Drive in Miramar Beach, one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets. For more information call 850-26904666 or visit BayBreezePatio.com.