Your Weekly Guide to Fun Aug. 17 - 24

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
The 28th Annual Charity Auction begins with a silent auction from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 24 on The Big Deck at Harbor Docks Restaurant, 538 Harbor Blvd. Live auction follows, with auctioneer/host Ted Corcoran. A $15 donation will be accepted at the door and a buffet dinner and cash bar will be provided. Local musician Chris Alvarado will play during the silent auction and Destin favorite Cadillac Willy (pictured) will perform after the live auction. All proceeds benefit the 19th Annual Take a Kid Fishing Day Nov. 4. Call 837-2506.

Area codes are 850 unless noted.

Kite Festival

DESTIN - The fifth annual Flying High on the Harbor Kitty Hawk Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25 at HarborWalk Village. Enjoy professional kite flyers, SUP demos, and hands-on activities for children from 4-8 p.m. Weather permitting on all activities. The event is free. Call 837-2800.

Rock the Docks LIVE

DESTIN - Rock the Docks LIVE with a free public concert at 7 p.m. Saturdays at HarborWalk Village. Audience members can join house band Déjà Vu and sing with full lights and sound show.

Funky Blues Shack

DESTIN – Entertainment scheduled in August at Funky Blues Shack, 707 Harbor Blvd., includes Funky Saturdays with New Earth Army Aug. 17, Forrest Williams Aug. 24 and CatFish Alliance Aug. 31; Shooter Sundays with Slim Fatz; Captain Mondays with Robby Walton; and Tequila Tuesdays with Mellow Possum Band. Other performers include Whiskey Wednesdays with Continuum Aug. 28 and Flow Tribe Aug. 21; Ketel Thursdays with Open Mic Night on Aug. 22 and Heritage on Aug. 29; and Funky Fridays with Quickening Aug. 23.

Pardi Gras

DESTIN – Every Tuesday during the summer from 6-10 p.m. HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy" 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 Delta Reign from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 21 in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.

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. every Thursday at HarborWalk Village. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid’s crafts and face painting, a WWII replica flyover and fireworks over the harbor. Call 424-0600.

American Legion

DESTIN - American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street, will host the following events. Pizza and hotdogs are sold from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday-through Friday. Call 837-3818.

• Aug. 17: Party on the patio, 3-5 p.m.

• Aug. 18, 25: Practice karaoke, 2-6 p.m.

• Aug. 23, 30: Karaoke with Brandy, 7:30-11:30 p.m.

• Aug. 24: Ray’s famous fish fry with all the fixin’s, 2-5 p.m. Cost is $8.

Benefit concert

OKALOOSA ISLAND - A concert featuring the Moos Bros. and Red 423 will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center for ages 21 and up. Proceeds will be used to support safety procedures and training in local schools. Tickets are $30; VIP tables, $100. For tickets, call 651-4006.

Window display

FORT WALTON BEACH - The Arts and Design Society, 17 First Street, SE, presents the works of Larry Griffin, artist in oils, in the studio windows facing First Street for easy viewing during August.

Michael J Thomas

DESTIN - Michael J Thomas performs a blend of smooth jazz saxophone music and R&B vocals Tuesday through Saturday "upon availability" at Ruth's Chris Steak House, 15000 Emerald Coast Parkway. Call 337-5108.