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Wednesday Night Concert Series

Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with The Rib Bones at 7 p.m. July 18 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.

• July 25: Geoff McBride

• Aug. 1: Big Al & The Heavy Weights

• Aug. 8: Boukou Groove

• Aug. 15: Gold & Motion

• Aug. 22: The Graytones

• Aug. 29: Chris Alvarado


Act4Mystery will perform “Horsin' Around with Murder” at 7:30 p.m. July 19 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

• July 26: Knock 'em Dead

• 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

Movies in the Park

Uptown Station on Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton Beach will show “Cars 3” in an old-time drive in movie setting at 7:30 p.m. July 21 in Central Park. All attendees are encouraged to bring blan-kets and chairs for seating.

• Aug. 4: Coco

Rock the Docks

Enjoy a free concert with the music of Grape Drink at 7:30 p.m. July 21 on the HarborWalk Village stage.

• July 28: Kane & the Saints

֋ Aug. 4: Ben Loftin

• Aug. 11: Good Lookings

• Aug. 18: Flash Flood

Sunday Cinema

Grab a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the free movie “Inside out” at 8 p.m. July 22 on the Events Plaza Lawn at Baytowne Wharf.

• July 29: Brave

• Aug. 5: Cars 3

Groovin’ On The Green

The Carillon Beach Institute presents a free concert with Legacy from 7-9 p.m. July 23 on the Village Green. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.

• July 30: Seminole Wind

• Aug. 6: Latitude 29

• Aug. 13: Nitefire

• Aug. 20: Reasonable Doubt

• Aug. 27: True Soul

• Sept. 2: Raised on the Radio

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 tick-ets at

Family Fun Friday

Enjoy a day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 27 at Heritage Museum in Valparaiso that features fun for the whole family, including a performance by Wayne Potash and the Music Fun Band, outdoor games, and family challenges. Free with museum admission.

• Aug. 3: Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys and Wendell Minor, noted author, illustrator, and subject of the 2018’s special exhibition, Wendell Minor’s America, will “in residence” in his replica studio inside the exhibit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Aug. 10: Karen K. and the Jitterbugs

• Aug. 17: Josh and the Jamtones

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

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

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 or directly at

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

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.” Stu-dents may bring their beverage of choice to enjoy while learning to paint with acrylics and enhance their skills. Call 850-244-1271.

Hispanic Fest

United for a Good Cause Inc. will host Hispanic Fest 2018 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 8 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 deliver-ing music with a punch of Texas & Red Dirt, outlaw, classic and modern coun-try.

• 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 For more in-formation, call 582-1329.

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; home-made pita, hummus, salsa’s, gua-camole, jams, preserves, pickled veggies, cheeses, homemade pastas and sauces, and artisan breads and desserts are for sale at Seascape Resort, 100 Seascape 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 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, cob-blestone walkways and visit friendly farmers, makers and bakers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays year round at 12805 US Hwy. 98 E in Inlet Beach. Find fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese, sauces, beef, chicken, ready-to-eat-foods and more at the new location. The new market is at Sea-scape Resort Towne Centre in Miramar Beach from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 5.