To list your event, email pgriffin@thedestinlog.com or news@thedestinlog.com at least 2 weeks prior to event.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Forrest Williams at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.

• Sept. 19: Modern Eldorados

• Sept. 26: The Courtyard Saints

• Oct. 3: Mose Wilson & The Delta Twang

• Oct. 10: Brandon Santini

• Oct. 17: Matt McCarty Quintet

• Oct. 24: Boukou Groove

September Saturdays

Enjoy live and local music with Donnie Sundal from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 15 on the Events Plaza lawn at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Village merchants will have game day spe-cials and more than 90 TV's will cheer on teams.

• Sept. 22: Rust & Golf

• Sept. 29: Coconut Radio

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: Award winning songwriter/vocalist Season Ammons Band crossing over from blues and country to jazz and Americana.

Sweet Sunday

The Henderson Resort and Spa will host Sweet Sunday, showcasing the importance of saving the bees in our environment, from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 16. Guests can shop merchan-dise, crafts and produce from various local artisans, as well as sip on honey-themed cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres. I’magene will perform and children’s crafts will be available by Abrakadoodle Art Education. To benefit The Sonder Project, guests will be able to enter into a grand prize raffle. The event is family and dog friendly and complimentary to attend.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy Matey. Have an evening full of adventure with Captain Davy at 5 p.m. Sept. 18 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Come dressed in your best pirate costume and get ready for a scavenger hunt, magic show, costume contests, and more. Event is free.

Independent Film Series

The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a movie, “The Last Movie Star,” a drama, at 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Destin Library. The free movie is open to the public and directed toward a mature audience.

An aging former movie star is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. On its surface, the film is a tale about faded fame. At its core, it's a universal story about growing old.

ECTC Season 6

Emerald Coast Theatre Company opens its sixth annual season with the musical “The Spitfire Grill” from Sept. 20 through Oct. 7. Per-formances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at ECTC’s performance space, 560 Grand Boulevard (upstairs) in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to allow time for browsing artwork by local artists in the Lobby Gallery. Tickets are $35/adults and $32/seniors (55 years old and up), students, and military. Purchase at emerald-coastheatre.org/tickets or call 684-0323.

• Dec. 6-23: “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,”

• Jan 17-Feb. 3: “Dancing Lessons”

• March 7-10: “Bad Dates” starring Jennifer Steele

• March 28-April 7: “Around the World in 80 Days”

HarborFest

Celebrate the arts, dining, history and community spirit that makes Destin special as you visit dozens of exhibits and vendors from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 22 at the first HarborFest celebration. Taste local and regional craft brews, see artists’ hand-crafted items and enjoy the Destin History and Fishing Museum along with charter captains from HarborWalk Charters as they share fish tales and fishing heritage alongside freshly prepared seafood dishes from local chefs. Craft stations provided by Abrakadoodle for the kids will be avail-able. Local favorite, Flash Flood, will be featured on the main stage, and fire-works end the evening at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15/person and include beer sampling, a mini beer stein, live music and kids crafts. Small plates are available to purchase from participating restaurants. Parking is free. Tickets are available at https://www.eventliveus.com/event/harborfest-3.

Fall Kite Festival

The kitty Hawk Kites Fly Into Fall Kite Festival will be held from10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23 at the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. Enjoy show kites, professional stunt kite flying demonstrations, free lessons and special activi-ties. Call 796-0102 for more info.

Harvest Champagne Lunch Cruise

Sip, savor and sail during SunQuest Cruise’s Autumn Harvest Cham-pagne Lunch Cruise from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 23 aboard the Solaris. Patrons will embark on a culinary voyage of four courses all paired with premium champagnes from around the world as well as live music. Boarding begins at 12:40 p.m. at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina. Cost is $75/person and includes meal, champagne, entertainment and cruise for those 21 and older. For reservations and in-formation, visit www.SunQuestCruises.com or call 650-2519.

ADSO Luncheon

Thomas (Thom) Gossom, Jr., best described as a renaissance man, will be the speaker at the ADSO Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street in Fort Walton Beach. Cost is $12. Reservations must be made no later than Sept. 24. After that date, $15. Send reservation requests to adsorsvp@gmail.com or call 244-1271.

Throwback Thursday

The Village of Baytowne Wharf will present the classic family friendly film “The Lion King” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 on the Events Plaza Lawn. The free movie is open to the public.

• Oct. 25: Hocus Pocus

ADSO window display

During September, The Arts and Design Society presents the abstract art of award-winning Reg Moore, who says that abstract painting allows him great latitude regarding hues, lines, and interactions of shapes and spaces, providing him with motivational challenges. While the window art is available for viewing 24/7, office and gallery hours are 12-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and the gallery, which is free to the public, is open also from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The Art Center Gallery is at 17 First Street SE in Fort Walton Beach.

Fine Arts Show

The 35th Northwest Florida Tri-County Fair Fine Arts Show, sponsored by the Arts and Design Society and the Northwest Florida Fair Board, will be held from 5-10 p.m. Sept 25-28 and 2-10 p.m. Sept. 29 at C.H. Bull Rigdon Fair-grounds and Recreation Complex. An opening reception is from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 23. Artworks in every medium will be on display and high school and middle school art will be a special feature. No charge for events. Call 582-1329.

Eggs on the Beach

Bay Breeze Patio will host the fifth annual Eggs on the Beach big Green Egg Grilling Competition from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. All proceeds benefit The Fisher House of the Em-erald Coast and Food For Thought. Taster tickets are on sale now at www.eventbrite.com with advance pricing of $32.50/adult, $14/child (age 11-17) and kids 10 and un-der free.

Sinfonia Swings on the Boulevard

Members of Sinfonia Gulf Coast team up for an outdoor musical concert and dancing exhibitions at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach. Seating will be pro-vided, but you may bring your own chair or blanket to enjoy the free performance. A VIP pre-concert reception, reserved seating on the patio or garden room at Tommy Bahama Cafe during the performance, and a 3-course prix fixe meal. Contact the Sinfonia office at 460-8800 with seating-related questions.

Cooking with the Chef

Spend a detailed and entertaining afternoon with Chef Jimmy McManus as he prepares Spicy Cajun Seafood Stew from 12-1:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in the HarborView Room at Emerald Grande in Destin. Cost is $32 all-inclusive. Reservations required at 424-0622.

• Nov. 6: Stuffed Back Wrapped Turkey Tender-loins

• Dec. 4: Brown Sugar and Vanilla Lacquered Duck

Destin Seafood Festival

The 40th annual Destin Seafood Festival with food, art and entertainment will be held from 4-10 p.m. Oct. 5; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 6; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at HarborWalk Village. Admission and parking are free. For more in-formation, visit www.destinseafoodfestival.com.

Musical Performances

Friday, Oct. 5:

4-6 p.m. - The Graytones

6:30-8:30 p.m. - Crushed Velvet featuring Eli Hannon

9-11 p.m. - Grape Drink

 

Saturday Oct. 6:

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - DeJaVu

1:30-3:30 p.m. - Georgia Clay Band

4-6 p.m. - 8 Second Ride

6:30-7:30 p.m. - Matt Stell

8- 9 p.m. - Andy Velo

9-9:10 p.m. - Fireworks

9:10-10:15 p.m. - Andy Velo

10:30 p.m. - Just Add Fire

 

Sunday Oct. 7:

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - The Good Lookings

1:30-3:30 p.m. - Flash Flood

4-6 p.m. - I'magene

ECTC Season 6

Emerald Coast Theatre Company opens its sixth annual season with the musical “The Spitfire Grill” from Sept. 20 through Oct. 7. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at ECTC’s performance space, 560 Grand Boulevard (up-stairs) in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to allow time for browsing artwork by local artists in the Lobby Gal-lery. Tickets are $35/adults and $32/seniors (55 years old and up), students, and military. Purchase at emerald-coastheatre.org/tickets or call 684-0323.

• Dec. 6-23: “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”

• Jan 17-Feb. 3: “Dancing Lessons”

• March 7-10: “Bad Dates” starring Jennifer Steele

• March 28-April 7: “Around the World in 80 Days”

College Football Saturdays

Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. through Nov. 24, come down to HarborWalk Village and unleash your inner fan. Have great food and drink specials at any of the restaurants in the Village. Complete event details at http://bit.ly/2BlqvvL

Call to Artists

The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in the up-coming 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 infor-mation, call 582-1329.

Destin Seafood Festival

Enjoy the fresh Gulf seafood Destin is known for from 4-10 p.m. Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 6 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 during the 40th Annual Destin Seafood Festival at HarborWalk Village. Several vendors and live music stages are along the Destin Harbor Boardwalk. For more information, visit www.destinseafoodfestival.com.

Duck Regatta

The eighth annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta is on Oct. 6 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf and benefits Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Volunteer Guild. Activities, including face painters, a scavenger hunt, Hula-Hoop contest, and access to the Baytowne Carousel for children 12 and under, are from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The race begins at 1 p.m. Purchase one duck for $10, three ducks for $27, six ducks for $50 or 12 ducks for $100 at the Sacred Heart Hospital Gift Shop in Miramar Beach, at www.emeraldcoastduckregatta.com or at Baytowne Wharf day of the event.

Bloody Mary Festival

The fourth annual event benefiting Habitat for Humanity — Walton County will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at The Market Shops. Enjoy up to 25 Blood Mary’s and vote for the People’s Choice Award. There will also be food and drinks, a lounge area, cornhole games and a large screen streaming SEC football. Tickets are currently on sale through 850Tix for the pre-sale price of $40 or can be pur-chased the day of the event at the door for $50.

Baytowne Beer Festival

Roll out the barrel and discover unique suds and ales at the 11th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Beer From Around Here showcases local beer tastings and samplings of appetizers from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 12 with music by the Forrest Williams Band.

The VIP event will feature exclusive beer tastings and food from 1-2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Marlin Grill. Ticket is all inclusive for Saturday events.

The main event, the Craft Beer Tasting is from 2-6 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf. All ticket holders will receive a Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest tasting glass for samplings. Live music provided by The Modern Eldorados from 2-4 p.m. and Gold & Motion from 4-6 p.m. Purchase tickets at https://baytowne.xorbia.com/

Rockin' on the Lawn

The Charity Music Festival Rockin’ on the Lawn will be held from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, 4323 Commons Drive W in Destin. The event, benefitting South Walton Academy, a non-profit inclusion school, will feature the Luke Langford Band, Atlas Lost, Catalyst, and more. Enjoy music, bounce houses, face paint-ing, food and beverages. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and pack a cooler. No pets or drones allowed. Tickets are $12.24 - $22.49 at www.eventbrite.com.

Fish the Days, Rock the Nights

Watch the winning catches of the 70th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo hit the docks for daily weigh-ins Oct. 13, 20 and 27 then Rock the Docks all night long with free live music on the main stage at 7 p.m. and fireworks over the Destin harbor at 9. Free admission and parking. Oct. 13: Luke Langford, Oct. 20: Ben Loftin & Family and Oct. 27: Tyler Livingston.

Northwest Florida Ballet

The Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) programming for its 49th season opens with A Midsummer Night's Dream, a free outdoor performance in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin's Grand Park, at 7 p.m. Oct. 13.

The Nutcracker will be held Nov. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center and features live musical accompani-ment by the NFB Symphony Orchestra, led by music director and conductor David Ott. Box office prices for adults are $38 and $18/hildren 12 and under.

Lightwire Theater returns with A Very Electric Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22 at Destin United Methodist Church's Life Center. Box office priced tickets for are $35/adults and $15/children 12 and under.

Last event of the season is New Moves at 7:30 p.m. March 8; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 9; and 2:30 p.m. March 10 performed in a specially designed black box theater at NFB's downtown studios, 310 Perry Ave. in Fort Walton Beach. Box office priced tickets for New Moves are $35/adults and $15/children 12 and under.

Pumpkinpalooza

Enjoy spirited nightlife on the Destin harbor 6 p.m. Oct. 27 with the Mon-ster Mash Pub Crawl. At 7 p.m. Tyler Livingston takes over HarborWalk Village's main stage with live music, followed by fireworks over the harbor at 9 p.m. The adult costume contest concludes the night on the main stage at 9:30 p.m. Pub Crawl passes are $10/adult, 21 and over.

Spook-tacular family fun begins at 2 p.m. Oct. 28 with a kids costume con-test and a 4-legged pet costume contest on Har-borWalk Village's main stage at 3:15 p.m. Trick-or-treat on the Destin Harbor Boardwalk at all res-taurants and shops at HarborWalk Village. Admission is free. Complete event details at: http://bit.ly/2PeKi2M

2018 Harvest Market

The lawns of Rosemary Beach will be filled with artists from across the southeast in the media of fine art, folk art, handmade jewelry and furniture, natural skin care products, pottery, and more from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27. Throughout the day, there will be activities including the Boo Kid Block Party from 2-5 p.m., pumpkin carving contest, best cos-tume contest, the Rosemary Beach Haunted Cemetery and a com-munity-wide trick-or-treat. All events are free and open to the public.

Fall Festival

The City of Destin’s 18th Annual Fall Festival will be held at the Destin Community Center from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 29. Please bring one non-perishable food item for admission. There will be booths with fun games and activities, a cakewalk, a costume contest, a spacewalk/slide, a 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. Carved pumpkins must be dropped off before 3 p.m. for judging at 5. Call 654-5184.

Jack-O-Lantern Contest

The City of Destin’s 18th Annual Fall Festival Jack-O-Lantern Contest will be held Oct. 29 at the Destin Community Center. ALL carved pumpkins are to be dropped off before 3 p.m. First through third place 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 on Monday night at the City of Destin’s Fall Festival. All pumpkins not picked up by 8 p.m. Oct. 30 will be dis-carded. Call 654-5184.

Blues, Brews & BBQ

Fire up the grills, tap the kegs and crank up the tunes for HarborWalk Village’s 11th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Fes-tival from 12-4 p.m. Nov. 3. More than 15 restaurants will compete in a fun BBQ competition, offering sam-ples of creative BBQ styles and signature coastal cuisines. Bring the family for day of food, fun and music with John Hart and Tyler Mac. Advance tickets are $25; $30 day of event. Visit http://bit.ly/2MrWPBy

Destin Crafted

Wine World presents Destin's premiere craft beer, bourbon, and food festival, formerly Destin Beer Festival, benefitting local charity Children on Crisis from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 3 at The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa. Tickets are on sale at destin-crafted.com. General Admission tickets are $50/person (21 and over) and include the grand tasting on Saturday and live music performances. For more information, visit destincrafted.com or @DestinCrafted on Face-book.

Stake & Burger Dinner

The Fifth Annual Stake & Burger Dinner to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Hilton San-destin with keynote speaker Hulk Hogan. General admission tickets are $125 and in-clude admission to this retro-themed event, a build your own burger bar, a drink ticket, the opportunity to win and bid on incredible raffle, and silent auction items. VIP tickets are $175 and also include VIP reception from 5-6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets or reserve a table, visit www.emeraldcoastbgc.org.

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 Memo-rial 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.

 

 

 

 

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Act4Mystery

Act4Mystery will perform “Foul Play on the Speedway” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 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.

 

ADSO window display

During September, The Arts and Design Society presents the abstract art of award-winning Reg Moore, who says that abstract painting allows him great latitude regarding hues, lines, and interactions of shapes and spaces, providing him with motivational challenges. While the window art is available for viewing 24/7, office and gallery hours are 12-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and the gallery, which is free to the public, is open also from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The Art Center Gallery is at 17 First Street SE in Fort Walton Beach.

 

 

 

Independent Film Series

The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a movie, “The Last Movie Star,” a drama, at 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Destin Library. The free movie is open to the public and directed toward a mature audience.

An aging former movie star is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. On its surface, the film is a tale about faded fame. At its core, it's a universal story about growing old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To list your event, email pgriffin@thedestinlog.com or news@thedestinlog.com. Send at least 2 weeks prior to event.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Forrest Williams at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.  

• Sept. 19: Modern Eldorados

• Sept. 26: The Courtyard Saints

• Oct. 3: Mose Wilson & The Delta Twang

• Oct. 10: Brandon Santini

• Oct. 17: Matt McCarty Quintet

• Oct. 24: Boukou Groove 

September Saturdays

Enjoy live and local music with Donnie Sundal from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 15 on the Events Plaza lawn at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Village merchants will have game day specials and more than 90 TV's will cheer on teams.

• Sept. 22: Rust & Golf

• Sept. 29: Coconut Radio

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: Award winning songwriter/vocalist Season Ammons Band crossing over from blues and country to jazz and Americana. 

Sweet Sunday

The Henderson Resort and Spa will host Sweet Sunday, showcasing the importance of saving the bees in our environment, from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 16. Guests can shop merchandise, crafts and produce from various local artisans, as well as sip on honey-themed cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres. I’magene will perform and children’s crafts will be available by Abrakadoodle Art Education. To benefit The Sonder Project, guests will be able to enter into a grand prize raffle. The event is family and dog friendly and complimentary to attend.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy Matey. Have an evening full of adventure with Captain Davy at 5 p.m. Sept. 18 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Come dressed in your best pirate costume and get ready for a scavenger hunt, magic show, costume contests, and more. Event is free. 

Independent Film Series

The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a movie, “The Last Movie Star,” a drama, at 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Destin Library. The free movie is open to the public and directed toward a mature audience.

An aging former movie star is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. On its surface, the film is a tale about faded fame. At its core, it's a universal story about growing old.

ECTC Season 6

Emerald Coast Theatre Company opens its sixth annual season with the musical “The Spitfire Grill” from Sept. 20 through Oct. 7. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at ECTC’s performance space, 560 Grand Boulevard (upstairs) in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to allow time for browsing artwork by local artists in the Lobby Gallery. Tickets are $35/adults and $32/seniors (55 years old and up), students, and military. Purchase at emeraldcoastheatre.org/tickets or call 684-0323.

• Dec. 6-23: “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,”

• Jan 17-Feb. 3: “Dancing Lessons”

• March 7-10: “Bad Dates” starring Jennifer Steele

• March 28-April 7: “Around the World in 80 Days”

HarborFest

Celebrate the arts, dining, history and community spirit that makes Destin special as you visit dozens of exhibits and vendors from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 22 at the first HarborFest celebration. Taste local and regional craft brews, see artists’ hand-crafted items and enjoy the Destin History and Fishing Museum along with charter captains from HarborWalk Charters as they share fish tales and fishing heritage alongside freshly prepared seafood dishes from local chefs. Craft stations provided by Abrakadoodle for the kids will be available.  Local favorite, Flash Flood, will be featured on the main stage, and fireworks end the evening at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15/person and include beer sampling, a mini beer stein, live music and kids crafts. Small plates are available to purchase from participating restaurants. Parking is free. Tickets are available at https://www.eventliveus.com/event/harborfest-3.

Fall Kite Festival

The kitty Hawk Kites Fly Into Fall Kite Festival will be held from10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23 at the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. Enjoy show kites, professional stunt kite flying demonstrations, free lessons and special activities. Call 796-0102 for more info.

Harvest Champagne Lunch Cruise

Sip, savor and sail during SunQuest Cruise’s Autumn Harvest Champagne Lunch Cruise from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 23 aboard the Solaris. Patrons will embark on a culinary voyage of four courses all paired with premium champagnes from around the world as well as live music. Boarding begins at 12:40 p.m. at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina. Cost is $75/person and includes meal, champagne, entertainment and cruise for those 21 and older. For reservations and information, visit www.SunQuestCruises.com or call 650-2519.

ADSO Luncheon

Thomas (Thom) Gossom, Jr., best described as a renaissance man, will be the speaker at the ADSO Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street in Fort Walton Beach.  Cost is $12. Reservations must be made no later than Sept. 24. After that date, $15. Send reservation requests to adsorsvp@gmail.com or call 244-1271.

Throwback Thursday

The Village of Baytowne Wharf will present the classic family friendly film “The Lion King” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 on the Events Plaza Lawn. The free movie is open to the public.

• Oct. 25: Hocus Pocus

ADSO window display

During September, The Arts and Design Society presents the abstract art of award-winning Reg Moore, who says that abstract painting allows him great latitude regarding hues, lines, and interactions of shapes and spaces, providing him with motivational challenges. While the window art is available for viewing 24/7, office and gallery hours are 12-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and the gallery, which is free to the public, is open also from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The Art Center Gallery is at 17 First Street SE in Fort Walton Beach.

Fine Arts Show

The 35th Northwest Florida Tri-County Fair Fine Arts Show, sponsored by the Arts and Design Society and the Northwest Florida Fair Board, will be held from 5-10 p.m. Sept 25-28 and 2-10 p.m. Sept. 29 at C.H. Bull Rigdon Fairgrounds and Recreation Complex. An opening reception is from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 23. Artworks in every medium will be on display and high school and middle school art will be a special feature. No charge for events. Call 582-1329.

Eggs on the Beach

Bay Breeze Patio will host the fifth annual Eggs on the Beach big Green Egg Grilling Competition from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. All proceeds benefit The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food For Thought. Taster tickets are on sale now at www.eventbrite.com with advance pricing of $32.50/adult, $14/child (age 11-17) and kids 10 and under free.

Sinfonia Swings on the Boulevard

Members of Sinfonia Gulf Coast team up for an outdoor musical concert and dancing exhibitions at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach. Seating will be provided, but you may bring your own chair or blanket to enjoy the free performance. A VIP pre-concert reception, reserved seating on the patio or garden room at Tommy Bahama Cafe during the performance, and a 3-course prix fixe meal. Contact the Sinfonia office at 460-8800 with seating-related questions.

Cooking with the Chef

Spend a detailed and entertaining afternoon with Chef Jimmy McManus as he prepares Spicy Cajun Seafood Stew from 12-1:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in the HarborView Room at Emerald Grande in Destin. Cost is $32 all-inclusive. Reservations required at 424-0622.

• Nov. 6: Stuffed Back Wrapped Turkey Tenderloins

• Dec. 4: Brown Sugar and Vanilla Lacquered Duck

Destin Seafood Festival

The 40th annual Destin Seafood Festival with food, art and entertainment will be held from 4-10 p.m. Oct. 5; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 6; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at HarborWalk Village. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit www.destinseafoodfestival.com.

Musical Performances

Friday, Oct. 5:

4-6 p.m. - The Graytones

6:30-8:30 p.m. - Crushed Velvet featuring Eli Hannon

9-11 p.m. - Grape Drink

 

Saturday Oct. 6:

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - DeJaVu

1:30-3:30 p.m. - Georgia Clay Band

4-6 p.m. - 8 Second Ride

6:30-7:30 p.m. - Matt Stell

8- 9 p.m. - Andy Velo

9-9:10 p.m. - Fireworks

9:10-10:15 p.m. - Andy Velo

10:30 p.m. - Just Add Fire

 

Sunday Oct. 7:

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - The Good Lookings

1:30-3:30 p.m. - Flash Flood

4-6 p.m. - I'magene

ECTC Season 6

Emerald Coast Theatre Company opens its sixth annual season with the musical “The Spitfire Grill” from Sept. 20 through Oct. 7. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at ECTC’s performance space, 560 Grand Boulevard (upstairs) in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to allow time for browsing artwork by local artists in the Lobby Gallery. Tickets are $35/adults and $32/seniors (55 years old and up), students, and military. Purchase at emeraldcoastheatre.org/tickets or call 684-0323.

• Dec. 6-23: “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”

• Jan 17-Feb. 3: “Dancing Lessons”

• March 7-10: “Bad Dates” starring Jennifer Steele

• March 28-April 7: “Around the World in 80 Days”

College Football Saturdays

Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. through Nov. 24, come down to HarborWalk Village and unleash your inner fan. Have great food and drink specials at any of the restaurants in the Village. Complete event details at http://bit.ly/2BlqvvL

Call to Artists

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.

Destin Seafood Festival

Enjoy the fresh Gulf seafood Destin is known for from 4-10 p.m. Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 6 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 during the 40th Annual Destin Seafood Festival at HarborWalk Village. Several vendors and live music stages are along the Destin Harbor Boardwalk. For more information, visit www.destinseafoodfestival.com.

Duck Regatta

The eighth annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta is on Oct. 6 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf and benefits Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Volunteer Guild. Activities, including face painters, a scavenger hunt, Hula-Hoop contest, and access to the Baytowne Carousel for children 12 and under, are from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The race begins at 1 p.m. Purchase one duck for $10, three ducks for $27, six ducks for $50 or 12 ducks for $100 at the Sacred Heart Hospital Gift Shop in Miramar Beach, at www.emeraldcoastduckregatta.com or at Baytowne Wharf day of the event.

Bloody Mary Festival

The fourth annual event benefiting Habitat for Humanity — Walton County will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at The Market Shops. Enjoy up to 25 Blood Mary’s and vote for the People’s Choice Award. There will also be food and drinks, a lounge area, cornhole games and a large screen streaming SEC football. Tickets are currently on sale through 850Tix for the pre-sale price of $40 or can be purchased the day of the event at the door for $50.

Baytowne Beer Festival

Roll out the barrel and discover unique suds and ales at the 11th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Beer From Around Here showcases local beer tastings and samplings of appetizers from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 12 with music by the Forrest Williams Band.

The VIP event will feature exclusive beer tastings and food from 1-2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Marlin Grill. Ticket is all inclusive for Saturday events.

The main event, the Craft Beer Tasting is from 2-6 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf. All ticket holders will receive a Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest tasting glass for samplings. Live music provided by The Modern Eldorados from 2-4 p.m. and Gold & Motion from 4-6 p.m. Purchase tickets at https://baytowne.xorbia.com/

Rockin' on the Lawn

The Charity Music Festival Rockin’ on the Lawn will be held from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, 4323 Commons Drive W in Destin. The event, benefitting South Walton Academy, a non-profit inclusion school, will feature the Luke Langford Band, Atlas Lost, Catalyst, and more. Enjoy music, bounce houses, face painting, food and beverages. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and pack a cooler. No pets or drones allowed. Tickets are $12.24 - $22.49 at www.eventbrite.com.

Fish the Days, Rock the Nights

Watch the winning catches of the 70th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo hit the docks for daily weigh-ins Oct. 13, 20 and 27 then Rock the Docks all night long with free live music on the main stage at 7 p.m. and fireworks over the Destin harbor at 9. Free admission and parking. Oct. 13: Luke Langford, Oct. 20: Ben Loftin & Family and Oct. 27: Tyler Livingston.

Northwest Florida Ballet

The Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) programming for its 49th season opens with A Midsummer Night's Dream, a free outdoor performance in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin's Grand Park, at 7 p.m. Oct. 13.

The Nutcracker will be held Nov. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center and features live musical accompaniment by the NFB Symphony Orchestra, led by music director and conductor David Ott. Box office prices for adults are $38 and $18/hildren 12 and under.

Lightwire Theater returns with A Very Electric Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22 at Destin United Methodist Church's Life Center. Box office priced tickets for are $35/adults and $15/children 12 and under.

Last event of the season is New Moves at 7:30 p.m. March 8; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 9; and 2:30 p.m. March 10 performed in a specially designed black box theater at NFB's downtown studios, 310 Perry Ave. in Fort Walton Beach. Box office priced tickets for New Moves are $35/adults and $15/children 12 and under.

Pumpkinpalooza

Enjoy spirited nightlife on the Destin harbor 6 p.m. Oct. 27 with the Monster Mash Pub Crawl. At 7 p.m. Tyler Livingston takes over HarborWalk Village's main stage with live music, followed by fireworks over the harbor at 9 p.m. The adult costume contest concludes the night on the main stage at 9:30 p.m. Pub Crawl passes are $10/adult, 21 and over.

Spook-tacular family fun begins at 2 p.m. Oct. 28 with a kids costume contest and a 4-legged pet costume contest on HarborWalk Village's main stage at 3:15 p.m. Trick-or-treat on the Destin Harbor Boardwalk at all restaurants and shops at HarborWalk Village. Admission is free. Complete event details at: http://bit.ly/2PeKi2M

2018 Harvest Market

The lawns of Rosemary Beach will be filled with artists from across the southeast in the media of fine art, folk art, handmade jewelry and furniture, natural skin care products, pottery, and more from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27. Throughout the day, there will be activities including the Boo Kid Block Party from 2-5 p.m., pumpkin carving contest, best costume contest, the Rosemary Beach Haunted Cemetery and a community-wide trick-or-treat. All events are free and open to the public.

Fall Festival

The City of Destin’s 18th Annual Fall Festival will be held at the Destin Community Center from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 29. Please bring one non-perishable food item for admission. There will be booths with fun games and activities, a cakewalk, a costume contest, a spacewalk/slide, a 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. Carved pumpkins must be dropped off before 3 p.m. for judging at 5. Call 654-5184.

Jack-O-Lantern Contest

The City of Destin’s 18th Annual Fall Festival Jack-O-Lantern Contest will be held Oct. 29 at the Destin Community Center. ALL carved pumpkins are to be dropped off before 3 p.m. First through third place prizes will be awarded in these categories: scariest, funniest, and most original.  The pumpkins will be lit and on display at the Community Center on Monday night at the City of Destin’s Fall Festival.  All pumpkins not picked up by 8 p.m. Oct. 30 will be discarded.  Call 654-5184.

Blues, Brews & BBQ

Fire up the grills, tap the kegs and crank up the tunes for HarborWalk Village’s 11th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival from 12-4 p.m. Nov. 3. More  than 15 restaurants  will  compete  in  a fun  BBQ  competition, offering  samples  of  creative  BBQ  styles and  signature  coastal  cuisines. Bring the family for day of food, fun and music with John Hart and Tyler Mac. Advance tickets are $25; $30 day of event. Visit http://bit.ly/2MrWPBy

Destin Crafted

Wine World presents Destin's premiere craft beer, bourbon, and food festival, formerly Destin Beer Festival, benefitting local charity Children on Crisis from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 3 at The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa. Tickets are on sale at destincrafted.com. General Admission tickets are $50/person (21 and over) and include the grand tasting on Saturday and live music performances. For more information, visit destincrafted.com or @DestinCrafted on Facebook.

Stake & Burger Dinner

The Fifth Annual Stake & Burger Dinner to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Hilton Sandestin with keynote speaker Hulk Hogan. General admission tickets are $125 and include admission to this retro-themed event, a build your own burger bar, a drink ticket, the opportunity to win and bid on incredible raffle, and silent auction items. VIP tickets are $175 and also include VIP reception from 5-6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets or reserve a table, visit www.emeraldcoastbgc.org. 

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.