Tuesday, August 8, 2017

25th Annual Emerald Coast Poker Run & Boat Week | 2017

For the last 25 years, the Emerald Coast Poker Run has been making waves in Northwest Florida! Boat Week is a week long boating celebration on the Emerald Coast that rounds out with The Emerald Coast Poker Run. Benefiting the Emerald Coast Foundation, an organization that supports children’s charities and youth organizations in Okaloosa County, the Emerald Coast Poker Run and Boat Week events, have raised over 2 million dollars to date for its cause. Boat Week events and activities have been designed for the participation and enjoyment of the local community and all of our area visitors.


Tuesday | August 8th | 8 pm | Emerald Grande Mardi Gras Parade
Pull your boat and throw beads along the parade route!

Wednesday August 9th | 6pm AJ's on the Bayou presents Boat Week Blues, Brews, and BBQ 
The official kickoff party, at AJ’s on the Bayou! The kickoff party is traditionally a luau, but this year’s theme is “Blues, Brews and BBQ”. The event will offer food, live music and a chance to check out boats.

Thursday August 10th | Miss Boat Week Bikini Contest at The Block
Find out who is the 2017 Miss Boat Week at the annual bikini contest, which will include bikini bull riding this year. 

Friday August 11th | Rockin the Docks Captains Party AJ's Destin
Alexa Burroughs, Austin Jennings, DJ Serpant and MoJiles will perform while guests enjoy food.

Saturday August 12th | 9am to 4pm | The Poker Run!
Power boaters travel from all over the country to participate in the Poker Run. Family boaters have begun to do the same Many boaters will participate for the opportunity to drive their boats at high speeds. Watch the boats speed by!

Saturday August 12th | 6-10pm | The Poker Run Party at the Emerald Coast Convention Center  
Guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, open bar, blackjack, poker and a silent auction. The silent auction will include trips, gift baskets, art, jewelry, kayaks, and other memorabilia.

Sunday August 13th | All Day! Crab Island Roundup
Anchor your boat at Crab Island to enjoy the gorgeous water, great music, and other festivities at Crab Island!

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