Area codes are 850 unless noted.
World Oceans Day
DESTIN - Henderson Beach State Park will celebrate World Oceans Day with family-centered activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8. An informative sea turtle program will be presented by park rangers. The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge staff will bring their animal ambassadors to share their rescue stories. Children’s ocean-themed art activities will also be included. Program included in the park admission fee. Call 837-7550.
FORT WALTON BEACH - Stage Crafters presents Skyscraper, a story of life, love, friendship, and chance encounters by Pulitzer-prize-winning playwright David Auburn, at 7:30 p.m. June 8, 14 and 15, and 2 p.m. June 9 and 16 at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium. Tickets are $15 and are available at P.S. Gifts in Fort Walton Beach, Bayou Books in Niceville, or at www.stagecrafters.com. Discounted student tickets are also available at the door.
DESTIN - Big Kahuna's VIP Day will be held June 9 with 100 percent of proceeds to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida. VIP Tickets are $30 each or 4 for $110 and must be purchased in advance. Big Kahuna's season ticket holders can get tickets to the VIP event for just a $10 donation. Ticket price includes admission to the water park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Aloha Picnic Buffet from 12-2 p.m.; and an opportunity to meet Ronald McDonald. Only 300 tickets available. For information or tickets, contact Twana Bright at 477-2273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DESTIN - Come to HarborWalk Village at 6 p.m. June 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 7, 21, and 28 to see "Pirate Pete and the Case of the Missing Fisherman," an interactive children's show that searches the area for Fisherman Fred. Be prepared to sing, dance, and be silly. You might even get picked to be part of the crew of Pirate Pete's ship.
DESTIN – Every Tuesday during the summer from 6-10 p.m. HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy" with floats, beads, the Village Brass Band, stilt walkers, jugglers and lots of excitement during the parade through the Village. The Titans Cheerleaders will be Grand Marshalls on June 4. Local cheerleaders are wanted to show spirit on a float. Prizes awarded for more spirited cheer squad. Call 687-0985.
Faust Wine Dinner
MIRAMAR BEACH - Carrabba’s will host a wine dinner featuring Faust and other Quintessa wines at 6 p.m. June 11 at 10562 U.S. 98. Tickets are $75/person. Seating is limited. Call 269-7129.
NICEVILLE - Michael Aurbach’s Secrecy Series and New Work from Denise Choppin will be on exhibit June 11 through July 19 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries at NWFSC. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 90 minutes prior to most performances. Call 729-6044.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
SANDESTIN – The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe from 7-9 p.m. June 12 in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
• June 19: Rick Estrin & the Nightcats
• June 26: Cumberland Collective
• July 3: Dread Clampitt
• July 10: Forrest Williams
• July 17: Rusty Yates Bandf
• July 24: Fuzion Band
• July 31: TBD
Concerts in the Village
DESTIN - The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 18th Annual Concerts in the Village presents The Craig Woolard Band at 7 p.m. June 13 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village Dugas Pavilion. Admission is $8/adult and children under 12 and MKAF members are free. Call 650-2226.
Scheduled performers include:
• June 20: Heritage
• June 27: Alter Eagles, Tribute Band to The Eagles
• July 3: David Seering, American Patriotic Tribute
Americana Under the Stars
SANTA ROSA BEACH - Lucky Mud performs at 6 p.m. June 13 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the concert series, Americana Under the Stars.
• June 20: Kelly Hundley
• June 27: Jackson Creek/ Dunn Deal
• July 4: Lucky Mud
• July 11: Brian Smalley
Red, White and Blue Celebration
DESTIN – The Red, White, and Blue Celebration, honoring a local hero who goes above and beyond to better their community, will be held from 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at HarborWalk Village. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid’s crafts and face painting, a WWII replica flyover and fireworks over the harbor. Call 424-0600.
Rock the Docks LIVE
DESTIN - Rock the Docks LIVE with a free public concert at 7 p.m. Saturdays beginning June 1 at HarborWalk Village. Audience members can join house band Déjà Vu and sing with full lights and sound show.
National Flip Flop Day
DESTIN - The sixth annual event hosted by Tropical Smoothie Café will be held June 14. HarborWalk Village Tropical Smoothie will hand out free Jetty Punch smoothies to guests wearing flip-flops plus families will enjoy games and activities for all ages to raise money for Camp Sunshine, an organization that helps children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to make magical memories within the unique confines of Camp Sunshine.
DESTIN – The Destin History & Fishing Museum will host its annual Old Fashioned Fish Fry fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15 at Harry T's Lighthouse at HarborWalk Village. The proceeds from this event benefit the restoration of the historic Primrose vessel.
Tickets are available in advance at the museum for $13, and can also be purchased the day of the event for $15. Tickets for children ages 12 or under are $5. Call 837-6611.
Father’s Day cruise
SANDESTIN - Cruising from Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina, SunQuest Cruises offers a freshly prepared chef’s meal and entertainment from 1-3 p.m. June 16. Boarding begins at 12:15 p.m. Adults $55, children 3 – 10, $25 and infants under 3, $15. Seating is limited. Call 650-2519.
OKALOOSA ISLAND- The Moos Bros. perform at 7 p.m. June 22 at the Elks Lodge to benefit Horizons. Cash bar. Tickets are $20/adance and $25/door. Call 863-1530, ext. 226.
HendersonBeach State Parkhosts the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge staff and animal ambassadors from 11:30 a.m. to noon July 11 and Aug.15. Bring a camera for photo opportunities. Program included in the park admission fee. Call 837-7550.
PENSACOLA BEACH - The 2013 Pensacola Beach Air Show will be held from 1-3 p.m. July 12 and 13 with some of the best aviation performers in the country. A free concert featuring The Tams follows the show at 7 p.m. July 13 at Casino Beach Gulfside Pavilion.
NICEVILLE - Northwest Florida State College presents Les Misérables July 17-20 and 25-27 at the college’s Mattie Kelly Arts Center featuring a cast of talented regional actors. Tickets are $25/adults and $20/youth ages 18 and younger and may be purchased in-person, by phone at 729-6000 or at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.