WHO: The Arc of the Emerald Coast

WHAT: 11th Annual Burning Up The Beaches 

WHEN: May 5-7, 2022 

WHERE: Destin Commons, 4100 Legendary Dr., Destin, Fla., and The Island at Fort Walton Beach, 1500 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SE, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

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.

Burning Up The Beaches kicks off May 5, at 2 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 p.m. At 10 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. 

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 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 www.burningupthebeaches.com.

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.