Your Weekly Guide to Fun May 25 - June 1
Area codes are 850 unless noted.
Latin Salsa Festival
FORT WALTON BEACH - The sixth-annual Latin Salsa Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 25 at the Fort Walton Landing Park, 139 Brooks St. The event includes ethnic foods, a variety of local and out-of-town vendors, fun activities for kids, and the sounds of live salsa music. The event is free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to enjoy the music in the park. Call 240-4417 or visit www.boricuasausentes.org.
NICEVILLE - The Northwest Florida Ballet School will present its student performance at 2 p.m. May 25 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. This year’s dance concert will showcase the talents of students ages four through adult in ballet, jazz, modern, character and hip-hop. Tickets are $12/adults and $6/children 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the NFB offices. Call 664-7787.
DESTIN - Come to HarborWalk Village at 6 p.m. May 26 to see "Pirate Pete and the Case of the Missing Fisherman," an interactive children's show that searches the area for Fisherman Fred. Be prepared to sing, dance, and be silly. You might even get picked to be part of the crew of Pirate Pete's ship.
FORT WALTON BEACH - A unique dinner theater experience, "The Redneck Riviera" will be presented at 6 p.m. May 26 at the Magnolia Grill, 157 Brooks St. SE. Make reservations at 302-0266.
DESTIN – HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy" from 6-10 p.m. May 28 with floats, beads, the Village Brass Band, stilt walkers, jugglers and lots of excitement during the parade through the Village.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
SANDESTIN – The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Soul Track Mind from 7-9 p.m. May 29 in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
Concerts in the Village
DESTIN - The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 18th Annual Concerts in the Village presents Déjà Vu at 7 p.m. May 30 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village Dugas Pavilion. Admission is $8/adult and children under 12 and MKAF members are free. Call 650-2226.
Americana Under the Stars
SANTA ROSA BEACH - Bob Patterson performs at 6 p.m. May 30 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the concert series, Americana Under the Stars.
Red, White and Blue Celebration
DESTIN – The Red, White, and Blue Celebration, honoring a local hero who goes above and beyond to better their community, will be held from 6-8 p.m. May 30 at HarborWalk Village. This week’s celebration is a special reunion of heroes honored over the past years. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid’s crafts and face painting, a WWII replica flyover and fireworks over the harbor. Call 424-0600.
DESTIN – Karaoke with Brandy from 7:30-11:30 p.m. May 31 at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street. Open to the public. Call 837-3818.
NICEVILLE – The Arts and Design Society, Inc. of Fort Walton Beach presents its 21st regional juried exhibition through May 31 in the McIlroy Gallery at the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College.
Rock the Docks LIVE
DESTIN - Rock the Docks LIVE with a free public concert at 7 p.m. Saturdays beginning June 1 at HarborWalk Village. Audience members can join house band Déjà Vu and sing with full lights and sound show.