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Gulf Breeze Rotary Gumbo Festival

Saturday, March 18, 2023

The cook off typically draws in hundreds of “taste testers” and dozens of teams who put their cooking skills to the ultimate test. Every year, locals and visitors flock to the event, typically held at Shoreline Park South. This year, the 11th annual event is being held at the Gulf Breeze Community Center located at 800 Shoreline Dr., in Gulf Breeze proper.

Food enthusiasts can expect to cleanse their palate with an assortment of all you can eat gumbo samples from more than 20 local professional and amateur cooking teams. For those wanting something a bit milder, there will be hamburgers, hot dogs and an assortment of beverages at the event as well.

During the event there will be a silent auction, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Winners will be announced at 3 p.m.

The biggest takeback from the event is what the money that’s raised during the event actually goes to.
The money goes to Gulf Breeze Rotary’s college scholarship fund. The club hands out a number of scholarships to Gulf Breeze High School seniors every year. The club has awarded more than $600,000 total to Dolphin seniors over the last two decades.


  • Gumbo all-you-can-eat samples from more than 20 professional and amateur cooking teams.

  • Silent auction from 10 am to 2pm. Winners announced at 3 pm. Items include: Overnight stays and get-a-ways, gift baskets, sports equipment, gift certificates, services, and art. 

  • Raffle Tickets 

  • Live music

  • Food: Hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas, beer garden, and wine are available. 

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