The Arc of the Emerald Coast hosts their 11th Annual  Burning Up The Beaches Car Show


Burning Up The Beaches is a fun-filled weekend with gearheads from all over the United States. Participating attendees will enjoy three days of events and show off their cars on the sugar-white beaches of Destin and Fort Walton Beach.

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Burning Up The Beaches kicks off Thursday, May 5, at 2:00 p.m. at The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach. Once checked in, attendees will be greeted with happy hour on the Buccaneer Pirate Cruise which will leave from Destin Harbor at 6:00 p.m. At 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 6, the group will drive in the Main Street Parade in downtown Fort Walton Beach to show off their vintage cars. The celebration will continue with various events hosted at The Island Resort including a DJ at the pool and live music.

Saturday, May 7, is the big show day! The Burning Up The Beaches car show will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Destin Commons. Valve cover racing will begin at 11:00 a.m. Participants will enjoy a day of cars, music, and more around Destin Commons.

The Main Street Parade and the Burning Up The Beaches car show are open to the public to attend. To participate in the parade, car show, as well as the other activities during the Burning up the Beaches weekend, registration is required.

For those looking for a place to stay during Burning Up The Beaches, The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach is offering special rates for registrants. Registration and information to book your stay at The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach can be found at

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All funds raised during Burning Up The Beaches weekend will support The Arc of the Emerald Coast’s mission to provide a path from disability to capability.

Destin Commons, 4100 Legendary Dr., Destin.

The Island at Fort Walton Beach, 1500 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach.

Horizons was founded in 1992 and is an affiliate of The Arc of the United States, the world’s largest grassroots advocacy organization for citizens of all ages with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, and their families. June 2015 Horizons of Okaloosa County changed its name to The Arc of the Emerald Coast.  The Arc of the Emerald Coast provides services in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton Counties.  We provide services that work to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community. We also focus on abilities, respect, choice for all and encourage active citizenship and inclusion in every community. Visit for more information.

The Arc Emerald Coast

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