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First Major Tournament in the Region for the Season To Be Held This Aug 25-29

Destin, Fla. – Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will be the home of the Sandestin Celebration Fishing Tournament this August 25-29. This new tournament celebrates the favorable conditions in the Gulf of Mexico and will bring the fishing and boating community together to show the world that Florida’s Emerald Coast is open for tourism and fishing.

The Sandestin Celebration Fishing Tournament will be the first major fishing tournament in the region for the season. “This event is an opportunity for anglers to get out there and enjoy what they love to do as well as for their families to enjoy all the amenities the resort has to offer," said Tournament Director Shawna Meisner.

The venue, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Baytowne Marina and The Village of Baytowne wharf will have vendors, artists and live entertainment to animate the area throughout the weekend. Categories will include Blue Marlin, Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo, Swordfish, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Grouper and catch and release for Blue Marin, White Marlin, Swordfish, Sailfish, Spearfish.

Reel in the fun at the Baytowne Marina; bring the entire family out for the boat parade on Thursday night, nightly weigh-ins on Friday and Saturday plus live entertainment, concerts, kids’ activities and fantastic fireworks throughout the weekend at The Village of Baytowne Wharf.

The Destin History and Fishing Museum will benefit from this community event, their mission is to preserve and honor the history of Destin, Florida The Luckiest Fishing Village in the World.

The Sandestin Celebration Fishing Tournament runs August 25-29 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. For registration forms, dockage or more information call 850-267-6168 or email For information on the resort and overnight accommodations, visit or call 1-66-91-BEACH. Discounts on accommodations are available including a free night with the purchase of two with the code FREE3.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers the most complete resort experience in North America. Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination for all seasons and for all ages, located on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast, an area recognized as one of the top 2010 destinations in the world by Frommer’s. The resort invites guests to enter a world with a 98-slip Marina plus 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,500 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. A member of Beaches of South Walton, Sandestin features more than seven miles of sugar-white sand beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village featuring boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife. Contact: Shawna Meisner, 850-267-6168

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