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(November 9- November 11)

Veterans Day is an important holiday for every American citizen and especially for those who have family members or friends who have served in the United States Armed forces. Each veteran has sacrificed their lives to ensure our freedom and protect our lives; it is an honorable act. For me, my father is a veteran, and every day I remind myself of his strength and integrity. In the spirit of Veterans Day this year, here are some events in Destin to have some family fun while also showing your honor for our veterans.

Blues, Brews, and BBQ November 9, 2019

The 12th annual “Blues, Brews, and BBQ” is the perfect way to start your Veteran’s Day Weekend. Located at HarborWalk Village, local restaurants will be competing in a friendly competition for the best BBQ-style and signature coastal food. There will be plenty of mouth-watering BBQ dish and sauce samples to go around, along with craft brews. Treat your tastebuds while enjoying live music from John Hart & Tyler Mac. Bring along the family or friends for a day of relaxation and fun.

-Military Tickets: $25

Destin Vets Day 5K Run/Walk November 9, 2019

The 9th Annual Veteran’s Day Race is a great way for you to honor our veterans! Begin your morning with a fun running course and unique finisher prizes. After the run, join the rest of the community for an after-party which will feature local vendor food, beer, and raffle items! For just $30 you can experience all of this while also supporting and raising money for local veterans.

Ruck 22 Walk & Challenge Event November 9, 2019

Hosted by Emerald Coast Honor Games, this event is meant to honor Veterans and raise awareness while challenging yourself. Push your limits by competing in a series of fitness challenges, which are inclusive of any age or ability. The event will also have vendors, a huge raffle, music, a kids area, and of course, local heroes! Overall, it is a great opportunity to get active, have fun, and show appreciation for our veterans.

Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019

The best way to celebrate your veterans is to honor their sacrifices. On Veterans Day, start your morning with an hour ceremony event at Navarre Park.