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Wednesday Night Concert Series

Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with The Moon Lagoons from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.

• Oct. 18: Continuum

• Oct. 25: Heritage

ADSO window display

During October, The Arts and Design Society presents the works of award-winning Tera Fujan, working in Encaustic wax, a combination of beeswax and resin, painted while melted, and manipulated with torch or carving tools to add layers and texture. The window art is available for viewing 24/7 at The Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street SE in Fort Walton Beach.


The Destin Library’s Oktoberfest celebration, hosted by The Friends Guild of the Destin Li-brary, will begin at 2 p.m. Oct. 13. Kelly Taylor, owner and master brewer of Destin Brewery, will present information about the growing world of craft beers. Pretzels and sausage to sample will also be available. The event is free and open to the public. No registration. For more information email

Baytowne Beer Festival

The Village of Baytowne Wharf hosts its 10th Annual Baytowne Beer Fest Oct. 13 and 14. More than 200 beers will be featured and live music will be heard throughout the festival. Visit for more information and tickets.

30A Blue Crab Festival

Celebrate the 30A lifestyle Oct. 13-15 at the second annual 30A Blue Crab Festival hosted at Trebeache in Blue Mountain. Proceeds will benefit The South Walton Artificial Reef Association. Visit for information and tickets.

Fall Fest

Fall Fest 2017 will be held from 1-8 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Destin Life Center at Destin United Meth-odist Church. Kids can enjoy inflatables, Cubby Caboose, rock climbing wall, face painting and more. Fund raising games will benefit missions. Also, food trucks, popcorn and cotton candy.

Dog Daze

The Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce and Friendship Veterinary Hospital will host the 15th Annual Dog Daze from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at Liza Jackson Park in Fort Walton Beach. During the costume contest, dogs will be judged on costumes based on the theme fairy tales. Dog-friendly events like a dog race, food, and entertainment for pet owners continues all day.

Ballet Performance

The Northwest Florida Ballet presents “Giselle” at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Grant Park at Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach. The event is free and open to the public. The ballet is performed in two acts outdoors in Grand Park. Some seating will be provided and attendees are welcome to bring their own chairs or blankets.

Explore the Outdoors

Walton Outdoors will host its eighth annual Explore the Outdoors Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at Live Oak Landing Outdoor Destination, 229 Pitts Ave. in Freeport. This fun-filled day will introduce children to the wonders of explor-ing nature and the outdoor experience. The event is free. The water activities are geared for children six-years-old and up. Food will be available for purchase from Black Creek Café. For more information, visit

Rosemary Beach Uncorked

The seventh annual Rosemary Beach Un-corked featuring wine, food and more will be held from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 14. Proceeds will go to the Habitat for Humanity of Walton County. Advance tickets are $125 per person and may be purchased at

Fish the Days and Rock the Nights

Watch the winning catches of the 69th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo hit the docks for daily weigh-ins from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Then Rock the Docks all night long with free live music on the main stage at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, 21 and 28 and a fireworks celebra-tion at 9 p.m.

Anniversary Celebration

The Other End Beergarden celebrates its third year anniversary with the Bill and Dianne Campbell Charitable Trust Charity event at 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at The Other End Restaurant & Beergarden at the Destin harbor. Seth Galloway and Bill Garrett will provide live music and there will be raffles and a silent auction. A portion of the proceeds will be matched by the Bill and Diane Campbell Community Charitable Trust and donated to Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, Feline Friends of Destin, Shelter House, Emerald Coast Reef Association, Alaqua Animal Refuge and others.

Fiesta at The Park

The family friendly, Latin-flavored party with food vendors, music, games, piñatas, contests, and door prizes will be held from 11 a.m. to sunset Oct. 15 at The Landing in Fort Walton Beach. Non-Hispanic entertainers, food and vendors will also participate. Funds raised will benefit Samaritan’s Purse and Giving Children Hope, both involved in relief efforts after hurricanes and earth-quakes.

Steampunk Exhibit

Arts and Design Society's show “Steampunk” will be at The Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach through Oct. 30. The exhibition features work depicting the artists’ interpretation of the Victorian Era with steam-powered and clockwork-inspired technology. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.

Club LA

Gemini Syndrome will perform with special guests Deadset Society & Spoken Oct. 17 at Club LA, 34876 Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin. Doors open at 7 p.m. Under 18 must have par-ent/guardian. General admission is $12.50/advanced and $17/door. Reserved seating is $25. Purchase tickets at


Act4Murder presents “Murder Without a Clue” Oct. 19 at La Paz, 950 Gulf Shore Drive in Destin. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $34.95 with Fajita Bar. Make reservations at

• Oct. 28: Murder at the Monster Bash at The Henderson, 200 Henderson Resort Way in Destin. Cost is $150 and includes 3-course dinner, hors d’oeuvres, wine pairing and show. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner/show at 7 p.m.

Club LA

The Magpie Salute, the new 10-piece band that brings together Rich Robinson, Marc Ford and Sven Pipien of The Black Crowes with other dynamic musicians and co-ed singers from around the world, is currently in the midst of a year-long national headlin-ing tour in support of the band’s self-titled debut album. They will perform Oct. 24 at Club LA. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Life's a Beach Exhibition

The Arts and Design Society hosts exhibition of the Life's a Beach Publications' annual cover competition, featuring colorful paintings reflecting local beach environment. The show runs Oct. 23 to Nov. 3. A reception is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 2 at 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. Admission to the reception and the gallery is free and open to the public. Call 244-1271.


Sinfonia Gulf Coast launches its 12th season on a high note with “An Evening with Chris Mann” at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Fleming’s Prime Steak-house & Wine Bar in Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach. The four-course wine dinner is followed by an intimate cabaret-style performance space upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard. Tickets are $195/person. Proceeds will benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education programs. Purchase tickets at or call 460-8800.

The Sound of Music

A brand new production of The Sound of Music will play on the Saenger stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in Pensacola. Tickets are $78 and $58 plus applicable service charge and can be purchased at, by phone at 800-745-3000 and in person at the Saenger Theatre Box Office.

Halloween Haunt

A frightfully fun time can be had at the annual Halloween Haunt from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Center Plaza at Destin Commons. Enjoy spooky crafts, fantasy face painting, trick-or-treating at the stores, and a costume con-test for children in age categories from 0-12 and dogs. Come dressed to impress and you might win a hauntingly awesome assortment of prizes.

BooLu’s/Trunk or Treat

Enjoy Halloween festivities and a costume contest at the free LuLu’s Third Annual BooLu's from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 28. The spooky fun will have pumpkin decorating, kid’s crafts, inflatable play area, and live music. Trunk or Treat will feature trick-or-treating in the LuLu’s parking lot during BooLu’s. Kids can partake in a faboolous costume contest. Registration and judging will be from 2-4:30 p.m.

Monster Mash Pub Crawl

Don your favorite Halloween costume and join in the Monster Mash Pub Crawl along the Destin Harbor Boardwalk from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 28. At 7 p.m. take part in live music on the Harbor-Walk Village main stage, followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. and an adult costume contest. Purchase an arm-band to support local charity and visit Harbor-Walk bars including Harry T’s Lighthouse, Crab Island Cantina, Jackacuda’s Seafood and Sushi, Coyote Ugly Saloon, Fishheads, Margaritaville and Jesters.

Lady Antebellum

GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady Antebellum will headline the inaugural 30A Sessions concert series Oct. 28 at WaterColor LakeHouse. For tickets and concert info, visit

Festival of the Arts

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation presents the 22nd Annual Festival of the Arts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. A celebration of art, music, food and family fun, the Festival will show-case the original artwork of more than 100 artists and features a live music lineup, a food bistro, wine and beer garden, art activities for kids, souvenir posters and T-shirts, art raffle drawing and more. Convenient parking and motor coach shuttle are available. Admission is $5 for adults; MKAF members and children (12 and under) are free. Proceeds benefit MKAF’s community outreach pro-grams. Call 650-2226.

Raise a Glass

Raise A Glass: A Wine and Cheese event in honor of Opportunity Place will be held from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 29 at Magnolia Grill Res-taurant, 157 Brooks Street in Fort Walton Beach. A variety of wines and a large selection of food will be served plus a silent auction. Tickets are $25 at or 659-3190. Volunteers are also needed.

Vin’tij Wine Dinner

The Northwest Florida Ballet “Fall Into Dance” four-course wine dinner begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at Vin’tij Wine Boutique, 10859 U.S. 98 in Miramar Beach. Tickets are $100 per person or $175 per couple (excluding gratuity). Seating is limited. Proceeds support live music provided by the Northwest Florida Ballet Symphony Orchestra for NFB’s 2017-2018 season productions of The Nut-cracker and Peter Pan.


Have a BOO-tastic time from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 29 at Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House in Destin benefitting Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Enjoy live music by Continuum, a BQ buffet for $10, silent auction, costume contests for kids 10 and under and pets, face painting, pumpkin painting and more. Donation at door $5 suggested. All proceeds benefit the future Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Pumpkinpalooza/Pet Costume Contest

A Halloween festival for all ages, the fun begins from 2-4:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at HarborWalk Village. Kids can take part in a costume contest at 2 p.m. followed by trick-or-treating at all of the Village restaurants and shops. Next up is the pet costume contest at 4 p.m. on the main stage.

Fall Festival

The City of Destin’s 17th Annual Fall Festival will be held from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Destin Community Center. Bring one non-perishable food item for admission. There will be booths with games and activities, cakewalk, costume contest, space-walk/slide, jack-o-lantern contest, and food for sale. Tickets for games and food will be on sale for 4/$1 or 20/$5, with most games costing one ticket. Registration for the costume contest is 5-6 p.m.

Jack-O-Lantern Contest

The City of Destin’s 17th Annual Fall Festival Jack-O-Lantern Contest will be held Oct. 30 at the Destin Community Center. All carved pumpkins are to be dropped off before 3 p.m. that day. Judging will be at 5 p.m. First through third prizes will be awarded in these categories: scariest, funniest, and most origi-nal. The pumpkins will be lit and on display at the Community Center that night.

Harvest Wine & Food Festival

The first Harvest Wine & Food Festival is scheduled Nov. 2-5 in WaterColor. Produced by Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, the Grand Tasting will be held from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 4 in Cerulean Park. Purchase tickets at

Blues, Brews and BBQ

Area restaurants will compete in a spirited and fun BBQ competition from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at HarborWalk Village. The fun afternoon will feature “tasting stations” where guests can experience innovative food and cold beverages all while enjoying live entertainment from The Blenders and The House Rockers. Armbands may be purchased at

Saenger Theatre

Elf the Musical, the tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole, can be seen at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Saenger Theatre, 118 Palafox Place in Pensacola. Purchase tickets at Prices start at $63.

Classical Connections Concerts

The first in the Classical Connections series presented by Sin-fonia Gulf Coast features cellist Sang-Eun Lee at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Grace Lutheran Church in Destin. Tickets range from $29.50 to $45/person. To purchase tickets, visit or call 460-8800.

• Jan. 26: SYBARITE5 string quintet

• March 3: Violinist Corinne Stillwell

Sequins & Suits

The Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce’s Sequins & Suits Auction and Wine Tasting will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Emerald Grande in Destin to benefit The Arc of the Emerald Coast. The night will feature silent and live auctions, wine tasting, small plates, a wine pull, and a cash bar. There are sponsorships available at three different levels and individual tickets are available for purchase. For information on spon-sorships or tickets, email

Independent Film Series

The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a movie, the mystery/drama "Get Low" at 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Destin Library. The pro-gram is free and open to the public; directed toward a mature audience.

A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party ... while he was still alive.

Travis Tritt

Country music star Travis Tritt will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Saenger Theatre in Pensa-cola. Tickets are $59.95, $49.95 and $39.95 plus applicable service charge and are on sale at the Saenger Theatre box office, at 800-745-3000 or online at

Emerald Coast Farmers’ Market

Fresh from the farm produce, dairy, honey, eggs, grass-fed beef, beef jerky, pork products and sausages; fresh local sea-food, crab cakes, tuna and shrimp dips; homemade pita, hummus, salsa’s, guacamole, jams, preserves, pickled veggies, cheeses, homemade pastas and sauces, and artisan breads and desserts are for sale at Seascape Resort, 100 Sea-scape Drive in Miramar Beach, from 1-6 Tuesdays year round and 12-6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market

The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in Grand Park in Miramar Beach between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama’s. Vendors will offer locally sourced food-based items including produce, eggs, milk, butter, grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, and pork, honey, pickled vege-tables and gourmet jams. Market is held on Wednesdays from Me-morial Day through Labor Day.