The Market Shops announces Bloody Mary Festival to benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast

Special to The Sun

Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, will host the inaugural Bloody Mary Festival benefiting Sinfonia Gulf Coast from 12-3 p.m. Sept. 19.

Attendees will enjoy unlimited tastes of 15 of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys made with Cathead Vodka and served by the finest restaurants and bars in the panhandle. Competing restaurants include Bijoux Restaurant & Spirits, Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer, Bud & Alley’s, DIG eatery, Great Southern Café, Louis Louis, Mama Clemenza’s, NOLA Boiling Company, Signature Catering of 30A, Stinky’s Fish Camp, Sunset Bay Café, The Beach House, The Bowery on Thirty-A, The Craft Bar and The Perfect Pig. Each ticket will include one vote for the People’s Choice Award for “Best Bloody Mary” in South Walton.

The event will also feature live music by local band Sound Advice, and food for purchase by area restaurants including Bijoux Restaurant & Spirits, DIG eatery and Island Wing Company. Guests will also enjoy a mimosa bar by Coastal Wine and Spirits and frosty brews by Grayton Beer Company. Facetime Photobooth will provide a dynamic photo booth complete with fun props and accessories to commemorate the event. For the avid Tiger fans that wish to attend, Bijoux’s bar area will be open for viewing the LSU and Auburn football game during the event.

Special thanks to additional sponsors Churchill Oaks, v. Lala Galleries, Pure 7 Studios, 30A.com, Destin Magazine, SoWal.com, Emerald Coast Magazine, VIE Magazine, Emerald Ladies Journal, The Destin Log and The Walton Sun.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast, which is committed to entertaining, educating and inspiring the community through imaginative and innovative musical programming. Sinfonia’s goal is to enrich and expand the traditional orchestral experience through unique artistic disciplines and collaborations, enhancing Northwest Florida's cultural vitality.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older. Admission to the event is $25 per person if purchased in advance and $35 on the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.themarketshops.com/.

Inaugural Bloody Mary Festival benefiting Sinfonia Gulf Coast

12-3 p.m. Sept. 19

Market Shops of Sandestin

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