Area codes are 850 unless noted.
Rock the Docks LIVE
DESTIN - Rock the Docks LIVE with a free public concert at 7 p.m. Saturdays at HarborWalk Village. Audience members can join house band Déjà Vu and sing with full lights and sound show.
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.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
SANDESTIN – The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Ocean Street from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 14 in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
• Aug. 21: Delta Reign
• Aug. 28: Mama’ Blue Dress
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.
FORT WALTON BEACH - The Arts and Design Society, 17 First Street, SE, presents the works of Larry Griffin, artist in oils, in the studio windows facing First Street for easy viewing during August.
Michael J Thomas
DESTIN - Michael J Thomas performs a blend of smooth jazz saxophone music and R&B vocals Tuesday through Saturday "upon availability" at Ruth's Chris Steak House, 15000 Emerald Coast Parkway. Call 337-5108.
Emerald Coast Theatre Company
SANDESTIN - Andy and Clyde have been long time partners until their friendship is tested with the competition for the title of "The Best Fisherman of the Emerald Coast" at 7 and 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at Baytowne Wharf. They recruit their crew from the audience and challenge each other at different spots around the Village
Star Gazing by the Shore
DESTIN - Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up telescopes for public viewing of star clusters, planets, and galaxies and answer questions about the night sky from 5:30-10 p.m. Aug. 9 at Henderson Beach State Park. Also, prior to sunset, the telescopes will be equipped for safe viewing of the sun. The park will close at sunset. All those attending the star gaze should arrive prior to sunset. Call park for sunset time. Program Include In park admission fee. Call 837-7550.
ADSO Instructors’ Show
FORT WALTON BEACH- An opening reception for the Arts and Design Society's "ADSO Instructors' Show" will be held from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 9 at the gallery, 17 First Street, SE. This exhibit showcases the work of ADSO instructors and runs Aug. 6-Sept. 6.
DESTIN - American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street, will host the following. Call 837-3818.
• Aug. 9, 16: Karaoke with Brandy, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
• Aug. 10: Baseball Game Day with hamburgers, hot dogs and chips. Wear favorite team’s hat and shirt.
Football Tailgate Kickoff
DESTIN - Wear team colors and help kickoff the 2013 football season at the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Football Tailgate Kickoff & Celebrity Board Waiter Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at Bonefish Grill, 4447 E. Commons Drive. The most spirited individual will win a $50 gift certificate to End Zone Apparel and most spirited group or office will win a $50 gift certificate to Bonefish Grill. Chamber Board members will serve as waiters and as competition judges. Cost for the lunch is $20/members and $30/non-members. Register by 3 p.m. Aug. 9 at www/DestinChamber.com.
Artists for Oktoberfest
BLUEWATER BAY - The 19th annual Oktoberfest and Arts & Crafts Festival at Winn Dixie Plaza needs artists and craftsmen interested in selling their work. The festival, sponsored by the Mid-Bay Rotary Club, will be held from 5-10 p.m. Sept. 27 and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 28. Cost for the 2-day event is $75. If interested, call Bert at 897-3190 to obtain an application.
DESTIN - HendersonBeach State Parkhosts the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge staff and animal ambassadors from 11:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 15, weather permitting. Bring a camera for photo opportunities. Program included in the park admission fee. Call 837-7550.
OKALOOSA ISLAND - A concert featuring the Moos Bros. will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center for ages 21 and up. Proceeds will be used to support safety procedures and training in local schools. Tickets are $30; VIP tables, $100. For tickets, call 651-4006.
Baytowne Art Walk
SANDESTIN- Stroll the streets and enjoy live music from local musicians as you browse a variety of art from regional artists from 5-9 p.m. Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Event is free.
Call to artists/photographers
FORT WALTOLN BEACH - The Arts and Design Society, 17 First Street SE, is calling all photographers to participate in its upcoming competition, "The 14th Annual Photography and Digital Arts Show." Turn in work Sept. 7 or 9. Copy of the entry form with details is available at http://artsdesignsociety.org/. Call 244-1271.
Dine for the Pines
SEASIDE - The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center hosts a fundraiser for area student programs and the preservation of Longleaf pine trees from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 8 at Bud & Alley’s. The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about the Center. The event will include a silent auction and a short presentation with animals by the Center’s President, Christy Scally and The Center’s Director, Paul Arthur. Admission is $20/person online at www.dineforthepines.eventbrite.com or $25 at the door and includes hors d’oeuvres, a taco bar and a cash bar. For information, visit www.eowilsoncenter.org, or call 835-1824.
DESTIN - The Fourth Annual Destin Beer Festival will take place Sept. 28 outside Chan's Wine World in the Paradise Key shopping center. There will be more than 300 beers to sample, culinary stations, VIP Tent and live entertainment. Proceeds will benefit Children in Crisis. Tickets can be purchased at destinbeerfestival.com or at any Wine World location. Call 864-4242.
Big Daddy Weave
Big Daddy Weave with Chris August and Unspoken will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at Village Baptist Church, 101 Matthew Blvd. in Destin. Tickets are $15 and $22 on the day of the concert. Purchase tickets in the church office Monday-Thursday, call 837-8107, visit www.villagebaptist.org or the LifeWay Bookstore in Destin, or iTickets.com.
Sesame Street Live
PANAMA CITY – Join Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Murray and all the Sesame Street friends as they bring the magic of music to life at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Ave. Kids’ matinee at 10:30 a.m. with $10 tickets. Tickets are $15 and $22 at 763-4696 and www.ticketmaster.com. For information, visit www.sesamestreetlive.com.