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.
Funky Blues Shack
DESTIN – Entertainment scheduled in August at Funky Blues Shack, 707 Harbor Blvd., includes Funky Saturdays with Forrest Williams Aug. 24 and CatFish Alliance Aug. 31; Shooter Sundays with Slim Fatz; Captain Mondays with Robby Walton; and Tequila Tuesdays with Mellow Possum Band. Other performers include Whiskey Wednesdays with Continuum Aug. 28; Ketel Thursdays with Heritage on Aug. 29; and Funky Fridays.
DESTIN -The 28th Annual Charity Auction begins with a silent auction from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 24 on The Big Deck at Harbor Docks Restaurant, 538 Harbor Blvd. Live auction follows, with auctioneer/host Ted Corcoran. A $15 donation will be accepted at the door and a buffet dinner and cash bar will be provided. Local musician Chris Alvarado will play during the silent auction and Destin favorite Cadillac Willy will perform after the live auction. All proceeds fund the 19th Annual Take a Kid Fishing Day Nov. 4. Call 837-2506.
OKALOOSA ISLAND - A concert featuring the Moos Bros. and Red 423 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.
DESTIN - American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street, will host the following events. Pizza and hotdogs are sold from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday-through Friday. Call 837-3818.
• Aug. 24: Ray’s famous fish fry with all the fixin’s, 2-5 p.m. Cost is $8.
• Aug. 31: Membership Appreciation Party, 5 p.m. Food and camaraderie, free.
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.
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.
Burger Battle, Part Deux
DESTIN – Two heavyweights throw down a rematch to see who has the best burgers Aug. 28 at Chan’s Wine World as Tucker Duke’s battles Wine Bar. Beer tasting is $5 and two 4-ounce burgers are $10.
TradeWinds Wine Dinner
NICEVILLE – A fundraiser for the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at TradeWinds restaurant, 205 Government Street. Cost is $50/ Foundation members and $65/not-yet members. Proceeds will benefit MKAF’s cultural arts and educational programs in classrooms across Okaloosa and Walton County school districts. Call 650-2226 for reservations.
DESTIN – Witness the metal madness when Wretched performs Aug. 29 at Club LA, next to Hurricane Lanes on the corner of U.S. 98 and Matthew Boulevard.
Baytowne Art Walk
SANDESTIN - Stroll the streets and enjoy live music from local musicians and browse a variety of art from regional artists from 5-10 p.m. Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza. A variety of different mediums includes folk art, jewelry, frames and fine art.