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Wednesday Night Concert Series
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Geoff McBride at 7 p.m. July 25 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.
• Aug. 1: Big Al & The Heavy Weights
• Aug. 8: Boukou Groove
• Aug. 15: Gold & Motion
• Aug. 22: The Graytones
• Aug. 29: Chris Alvarado
Magic Dinner Theater
Pittman Magic, Juggling, & Comedy presents a dinner theater show of stage illusions, juggling, balancing, audience interaction, and light-hearted comedy at 7 p.m. July 25 at La Paz Restaurant in Destin. Tickets, $34.95, include appetizer, fajita bar dinner, dessert, beverage, tax, and tip Purchase tickets at http://destinmagicdinnertheater.com/tickets.
Kids’ Concert with Anna Moo
The Destin Library presents a free concert with Anna Moo at 3 p.m. July 26 in the Calhoun Room. The concert is in conjunction with this summers’ Reading Program: Libraries ROCK! Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Act4Mystery will perform “Knock 'em Dead” at 7:30 p.m. July 26 at La Paz Destin, 950 Gulf Shore Drive. Seating begins at 7 p.m. La Paz serves a full Fajita Bar for $34.95 for the dinner and show. Reservations can be made at www.act4mystery.com.
• Aug. 2: A Condo to Kill For
• Aug. 9: Murder Without a Clue
• Aug. 16: Knock 'em Dead
• Aug. 23: Revenge at the Reunion
• Aug. 30: Foul Play on the Speedway
Rock the Docks
Enjoy a free concert with the music of Kane & the Saints at 7:30 p.m. July 28 on the HarborWalk Village stage.
Aug. 4: Ben Loftin
• Aug. 11: Good Lookings
• Aug. 18: Flash Flood
Late Night Beach Party
The Gulf Okaloosa Island will host a Gods and Goddesses Late Night Beach Party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. July 28 at The Gulf Okaloosa Island, 1284 Marler Avenue. A contest will be held for best costume with a $500 prize. VIP areas are available for purchase, $500 for up to 10 people. VIP packages include appetizers and bottle service with two bottles plus juice selection. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 387-1300 for information. The event is open to the public.
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the free movie “Brave” at 8 p.m. July 29 on the Events Plaza Lawn at Baytowne Wharf.
• Aug. 5: Cars 3
Save the Earth/Organic Show
The Arts and Design Society will host its Save the Earth/Organic Show, featuring works in any medium, inspired by saving the environment and/or the destruction of the environment through July 27. Call 244-1271.
Call to Artists: “Movie Re-Do” Show
The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in the upcoming “Movie Re-Do” Show, open to all interested artists. Artists will create a poster for a real or made-up movie, in any medium. Cash awards. Turn in work from 1-4 p.m. July 28 and 9 a.m. to noon July 30 at 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. A copy of the entry form with details is available at http://artsdesignsociety.org/
Groovin’ On The Green
The Carillon Beach Institute presents a free concert with Seminole Wind from 7-9 p.m. July 30 on the Village Green. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.
• Aug. 6: Latitude 29
• Aug. 13: Nitefire
• Aug. 20: Reasonable Doubt
• Aug. 27: True Soul
• Sept. 2: Raised on the Radio
The Little Mermaid
Join Ariel, Flounder and Sebastian when the Stage Crafters Community Theatre presents The Little Mermaid Aug. 3-12 at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Purchase tickets at https://www.stagecraftersfwb.com/buy-tickets.
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. This fishy fable features irresistible songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
SoWal Craft Beer and Spirits Festival
The inaugural event will be held from 12-4 p.m. Aug. 3 at Shades Bar & Grill in Inlet Beach and includes more than 60 craft beers, ciders, Florida distilled craft spirits, and rosé wine and mimosas. Beer and spirit experts will be on-site and food samplings will be provided. Tickets are available at Shades30a.com or directly at www.xorbia.com/e/shades30a/shades-fest.
Summer Movie Nights
Village Baptist Church in Destin will host a family movie night showing “Inside Out” Aug. 4. Food trucks will be serving food for purchase beginning at 6 p.m. with movie on the lawn beginning at dusk. Be sure to bring a lawn chair, blankets, and snacks. If inclement weather we will move inside to Bldg. 9 and enjoy the movie there. For more information contact the church office at 837-8107 or visit villagebaptist.org.
Movies in the Park
Uptown Station on Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton Beach will show “Coco” in an old-time drive in movie setting at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 in Central Park. All attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for seating.
AJ’s Street Party
84 A Tribute to Van Halen will be live on the Ocean Reef Jumbotron Stage for AJ's Street Party Summer Concert Series at 10 p.m. Aug. 7.
Sip and Paint Class
The Arts and Design Society offers a Sip and Paint Class with Sharon James from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at 17 First Street SE in Fort Walton Beach. Cost is $35/members and $40/non-members with all supplies included. The theme is “Giraffe of the Painter’s Choice.” Students may bring their beverage of choice to enjoy while learning to paint with acrylics and enhance their skills. Call 850-244-1271.
Independent Film Series
The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a movie, “Wonder,” a drama, family movie, at 2 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Destin Library. The free movie is open to the public and directed toward a mature audience.
Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
United for a Good Cause Inc. will host Hispanic Fest 2018 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. It is a family-oriented, cultural and educational event showcasing the best of Hispanic folklore, live and DJ music, food, and culture. Proceeds benefit the 14th Annual Emerald Coast Christmas Miracle Needy Children’s Fiesta.
Concerts in the Village
Enjoy a night under the stars with Emerald Gold's music, fast or slow, R&B, Motown, classic rock, or blues, is meant to be danced to from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Cultural Arts Village on Commons Drive in Destin. Bring a bottle of wine, a craft beer, snacks and a blanket or chair. Gates open at 6. Tickets are $15/adults and free to MKAF members and children 12 and under and can be purchased at the door.
• Sept. 20: Luke Langford & 331 South is a high energy band delivering music with a punch of Texas & Red Dirt, outlaw, classic and modern country.
• Sept. 27: Pickled Pickers play southern rock, blues, R&B, country, and bluegrass ... feel good to the soul kind of tunes.
• Oct. 4: Forrest Williams Band is a singer/songwriter covering a variety of music from soul to blues, a little bit of country and reggae.
• Oct. 11: The Wide Open, a diverse and soulful Americana duo, fuse soulful southern blues and folk with modern roots and Delta Rag Time.
Call to Artists: 35th Northwest Florida Fair Fine Arts Show
The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in the upcoming 35th Northwest Florida Fair Fine Arts Show Sept. 25-29, open to all artists, in any medium. Cash awards. Artists must turn in works for the show from 12-5 p.m. Sept. 21 and 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 22. Entry fee for adults is $30/up to 5 pieces; high school and middle school students, $2/piece, up to 5 pieces. A copy of the entry form with details is available at http://artsdesignsociety.org. For more information, call 582-1329.
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 vegetables and gourmet jams. Market is held on Wednesdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
30A Farmers’ Market
Walk through the park like setting with shade trees, a fountain, cobblestone walkways and visit friendly farmers and bakers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Seascape Resort Towne Centre in Miramar Beach.