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If you love macaroni and cheese, this is the event for you! Come out for the Destin Mac & Cheese Festival on March 8th at the Destin Commons. This event benefits The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast. The organization’s mission is to enable young people to reach their full potential.

From 1PM to 3PM sample the delicious creations. The dishes feature gourmet, chef-inspired twists on everyone’s favorite Southern comfort food. Additionally, area restaurants have the chance to compete again one another to see who has the best macaroni and cheese on the Emerald Coast. Notably, this event is family-friendly.

Last year, the event raised over $30,000 and over 3,000 people attended. This is a huge success for The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast. This year’s event is even bigger and better! To attend, tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children over 5. Purchase your tickets here.

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