Your Weekly Guide to Fun May 4 - 11
Area codes are 850 unless noted.
Burning Up The Beaches
OKALOOSA ISLAND - Burning Up The Beaches, the car cruising and car show event that debuted on the Emerald Coast in 2011, returns May 4-5 at the Boardwalk. The car show takes place May 4 with judging, bounce houses, unique valve cover races, and the High Roller BMX Stunt Show. To register a vehicle in car show and/or cruising event, call 376-1037 or visit www.BurningUpTheBeaches.com. All proceeds will benefit Horizons of Okaloosa County.
Crime Stoppers Crawfish Boil
MIRAMAR BEACH - Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers will host a Louisiana Crawfish Boil from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at Publix at Grand Boulevard. Kids' meals will be available. Dine in or carry out. One box is $12, four boxes are $40.
Cinco de Mayo
SANDESTIN - Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican Food at Grand Boulevard will host its fifth annual Cinco de Mayo celebration from 5-11 p.m. May 4. Heritage will perform and Fusion Art Glass will exhibit the art of glass blowing. Call 654-5649.
SANDESTIN - Master Glass Blower Gerard Treacy, will sign Waterford Crystal pieces from 12-3:30 p.m. May 4 at Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton at Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Presales are being taken by phone at 276-7346 or in person.
OKALOOSA ISLAND - The inaugural Island Life Social Club Gumbo Cook-Off will be held from 2-6 p.m. May 4 at Fudpucker's. Admission is $10, and includes gumbo tasting, food and drink specials, contest vote, live music and silent auction. The gumbo team entry fee is $25. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Visit www.IslandLifeSocialClub.com.
Cinco de Mayo Fest
DESTIN – A vibrant celebration of Latin music, food, dance, and more begins the afternoon of May 4 for a “Lick ‘Em, Shoot ‘Em, Bite ‘Em, Eat ‘Em” contest sponsored by Crab Island Cantina, along with “the most interesting man in the world” look-alike contest. Join the Destin Nights for a Latin pub crawl — wristbands are $10 with proceeds going to the Emerald Coast Autism Society.
The fun continues at noon May 5 with the second annual Running of the Bulls with Roller Derby teams from across the area. The Macho-Nacho eating contest will take place later that afternoon.
Night of Worship
FORT WALTON BEACH – Shoreline Church presents a Night of Worship, Cinco de Mayo Edition, at 6 p.m. May 5 at Shoreline Church in Uptown Station on Eglin Parkway. After worship and communion, a Cinco de Mayo party will celebrate Shoreline's eighth birthday.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
SANDESTIN – The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Reed Waddle from 7-9 p.m. May 8 in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
Spring Fling Concerts
ROSEMARY BEACH - Enjoy live music on the lawn with Humming House from 6-8 p.m. May 9 at North Barrett Square.
AmericanaUnder the Stars
SANTA ROSA BEACH - Lucky Mud performs at 6 p.m. May 9 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the concert series, Americana Under the Stars.