Emerald Coast Money

Florida’s Emerald Coast is giving away Emerald Coast Money Cards to guests staying two or more nights at a participating lodging facility. Each Emerald Coast Money Card has a $200 value and can be used at any business located in Okaloosa County, for lodging, restaurants, shopping, attractions, museums, gas, recreational activities or anything else you please.

To get your card, just stay at a participating lodging facility on the Emerald Coast for two or more nights, anytime from September 17 – October 31, 2010. After checking in and paying for your accommodations, bring your photo ID and a validated paid receipt of your reservation to the Okaloosa Island Visitor’s Center. One card is available per each guestroom reservation. But hurry, the Emerald Coast Money Cards will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis until all 5,000 are gone!

Some restrictions apply so give us a call for more details.

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Rock The Beach FREE Concert Series Continues: Lynyrd Skynyrd and Josh Thompson

The Rock the Beach FREE Concert Series continues on Sunday August 15th, with Josh Thompson opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd live at 6pm at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island (Newman Brackin Wayside County Beach Park at 1450 Miracle Strip Parkway, Ft. Walton Beach). Sponsored by the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council.

Many of our condos are within walking distance from the Boardwalk. Great deals are still available so come on down and make a weekend out of it.

4th of July Celebration – FWB

4th of July Celebration: July 4, 2010, 4pm to 10pm at the Fort Walton Beach Landing on Brooks Street (downtown FWB). Enjoy food and vendor booths, children’s activities, live entertainment and 4th of July Fireworks.

Rock The Beach FREE Concert: Doobie Brothers and Kenny Loggins

Rock The Beach on The Emerald Coast featuring The Doobie Brothers and Kenny Loggins

FREE CONCERT
Sunday, June 27th 5:00 pm
Literally on the white sand beaches of Okaloosa Island adjacent to the Boardwalk (walking distance from many of our condos)

The Doobie Brothers have sold over 30 million albums in the United States to date. Grammy award winner Kenny Loggins has been a singer-songwriter and guitar player for over three decades. Hang out on our beautiful Northwest Florida beaches between Destin and Ft. Walton Beach, FL and listen to hit songs like China Grove, Black Water, Jesus is Just Alright, Without You, Danger Zone, and This is It, . This free concert is sponsored by the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council and Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Give us a call and mention Rock The Beach for special rates…

Okaloosa Island – Still Gorgeous As Always

Okaloosa Island is as gorgeous as always. Some news reports are painting a much different picture unfortunately. We are very pleased to report that the Okaloosa Island beaches are packed, people are swimming, and our beautiful sand is as white as it always has been. Don’t miss out on the perfect vacation because of what you heard on TV. Call us today for special summer rates now being offered. Follow us on Facebook for regular updates about beach conditions and updated pictures.

Le Grand Cirque – Coming May 25th

LeGrandCirque3-(1)Starting May 25th through August 15th, Le Grand Cirque will be performing at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin in its custom designed, air conditioned Italian tent which has been designed to hold just under 1100 people.

Seen by millions of people around the world, this must see Cirque extravaganza has broken box office records all over the Globe including becoming the biggest ever selling shows in the history of the Sydney Opera house.

Le Grand Cirque is a jaw-dropping visual feast of breathtaking group acrobatics and white-knuckle stunts and has been described by the press as “The Next generation of Cirque Du Soleil” (Southern Style). Featuring more than 40 champion acrobats and performers from Brazil, Canada, Russia, Mongolia, Europe and China, the performers have been handpicked from around the globe for their amazing abilities and precision skill. The result is a fast-paced, heart-pounding spectacle that will astound you and keep you at the edge of your seats!

LeGrandCirque4-(2)This spectacular production features contortionists, tumblers, incredible aerial acts as well as the breathtaking Wheel of Death — one of the most dangerous circus tricks ever attempted, and so much more packed into a 2 hour extravaganza! Extravagant and mesmerizing, Le Grand Cirque is a spectacular experience the family will never forget.

Shows will take place Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm along with matinee shows on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 2pm. Ticket prices range from $35.50 – $75.50. Tickets may be purchased ONLINE or by calling 866-973-9610. Tickets may also be purchased and picked up at the Box Office which is open everyday 11am – 7pm CST at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin. Best seats do sell fast so be sure to book your tickets now!

Key West is not Northwest Florida

Key West is 501 miles (as the crow flies) from Fort Walton Beach, FL. They may have tar balls all the way down there but our beaches remain perfect! News outlets like to generalize the story by saying “Florida beaches have tar balls” but the pictures taken (see our Facebook page) today on Okaloosa Island tell a much different story. Weather and gulf current patterns continue to help keep the oil plume south of our area. The plume is expected to drift further west but move to the south over the next few days. Okaloosa Island is still a perfect vacation destination.

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Okaloosa Island – Gulf Oil Update

Winds continue from the Southeast today keeping the oil plume well to the west of our area. Okaloosa Island beaches are still perfect showing no evidence of tar balls, oil, or smells. Fishing is still amazing and all of the water sports venders are open for business.

Okaloosa Island – Gulf Oil Update

As efforts continue to cap the oil spill left by the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, we continue to be blessed with favorable weather patterns which have kept the oil west and south of Okaloosa Island and the surrounding Emerald Coast waters and beaches. Okaloosa Island remains as pristine as always and continues to be enjoyed by locals and tourists every day. Don’t miss out on great deals and the vacation of a lifetime. Go ahead and make your reservation today. We’ll keep you updated on the condition of our area and how your vacation may be impacted. Call today for details.

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Don’t Change Your Mind

By now, everyone is aware of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy and its potential impact to Northwest Florida. Weather patterns continue to be favorable for Okaloosa Island Beaches forcing the oil spill to remain south and west of our area.

We should all stay apprised of this situation but as of now our beaches remain as beautiful as they always have. Local residents, businesses, and tourists are becoming more and more optimistic the preventive measures taken by the government lead professionals and countless local volunteers will be successful.

We will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as they become available.