Weekly Events and Entertainment Sept. 28 - Oct. 5

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Cole Bros. Circus,classic circus, American-style, complete with elephants, tigers, thrilling aerialists and acrobats, mystifying magic and hilarious clowns, will appear at 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Santa Rosa Mall. Advance tickets are available at the Customer Service Department at Santa Rosa Mall. Free tickets for children under 13 are available at www.GoToTheCircus.com.

Area codes are 850 unless noted.

Kid’s Wagon Parade

DESTIN - AJ’s Annual Wagon Parade will roll down the Destin harbor boardwalk with creative wheels in all sizes at 2 p.m. Sept. 28. Free activities and fun for kids and prizes. Register in advance or day of event. Awards will be given. Call 837-1913.

Club LA

DESTIN - Redlight King plus Charming Liars take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Club LA, 34876 Emerald Coast Parkway.

Funky Blues Shack

DESTIN – Entertainment scheduled at Funky Blues Shack, 707 Harbor Blvd., includes Heritage Sept. 28 and The Revivalists Sept. 29.

Day for Kids

FORT WALTON BEACH - Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast hosts its annual free Day for Kids from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at The Landing. 

Heart Walk

NICEVILLE - Okaloosa and Walton County residents can join the American Heart Association Heart Walk at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 28 at NWFSC in Niceville. For information, call 1-800-257-6941, ext. 6082 or visit www.owheartwalk.org.

Cole Bros. Circus

MARY ESTHER - Classic circus will have shows at 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Santa Rosa Mall. Advance tickets are available at the Customer Service Department at Santa Rosa Mall. Free tickets for children under 13 are available at www.GoToTheCircus.com.

Beer Festival

DESTIN - The Fourth Annual Destin Beer Festival will take place from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 28 outside Chan's Wine World in the Paradise Key shopping center. There will be more than 300 beers to sample, culinary stations, VIP Tent and live entertainment. Proceeds will benefit Children in Crisis. Tickets can be purchased at destinbeerfestival.com or at any Wine World location. Call 864-4242.

Harvest America 2013

DESTIN - Enjoy a free public streaming of Harvest America 2013 as well as live stage entertainment with Francesca Battistelli and Shake the City from 6-10 p.m. Sept. 28 at HarborWalk Village. In case of rain, event will move to Destin United Methodist Church, 200 Beach Drive. Call 269-0235.

Symphony Orchestra concert

NICEVILLE - The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra presents its season opening concert, “Austro-Hungarian Journey,” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in the mainstage theater at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at NWFSC. Tickets are $22.50/adults, $16/active duty military and youth 18 and younger. Call 729-6000 or visit www.mattiekellyartscenter.org for tickets.


BLUEWATER BAY - The 19th annual Oktoberfest and Arts & Crafts Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 28 at Winn Dixie Plaza on Hwy. 20 with live music, entertainment for adults and children, arts and crafts, soft drinks, bratwurst, hotdogs, baked chicken and beer. All proceeds go to local charities. Free admission.

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.

• Sept. 28, Oct. 5: Watch football and cheer your team.

• Sept. 29: Practice karaoke, 2-6 p.m.

• Oct. 4: Karaoke with Brandy, 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Big Daddy Weave

DESTIN - Big Daddy Weave with Chris August and Unspoken will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at Village Baptist Church, 101 Matthew Blvd. in Destin. Tickets are $15 and $22 on the day of the concert. Purchase tickets in the church office Monday-Thursday, call 837-8107, visit www.villagebaptist.org or the LifeWay Bookstore in Destin, or iTickets.com.

Financial seminars

MIRAMAR BEACH - Arbor Wealth Management, a “fee-only” registered investment advisory firm at 8955 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 104, will host “How To Make Your Portfolio Pay Monthly” seminars at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Arbor Wealth Conference Room. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

SANDESTIN – The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents free concerts from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.

Americana Under The Stars

SANTA ROSA BEACH - Leigh and Steve Humes perform in a family/pet friendly concert series, Americana Under the Stars, from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 3 in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Open mic begins at 6 p.m. Bring a chair and beverage. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill.

Haunted House

DESTIN - The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge presents their Eighth Annual Haunted House at the Destin Harbor Boardwalk at 7 p.m. Oct. 4-5. Small children are not recommended. Admission is $9. Parking is free with the exception of October 4-5 due to the Seafood Festival.

Seafood Festival

DESTIN – The 35th annual Destin Seafood Festival opens from 4-10 p.m. Oct. 4 along the Destin Harbor Boardwalk with fresh local seafood, live music, artists, and more. Al Alvarado and street performers perform along the Village Promenade. On the West Village Stage, Pirate Pete and the Missing Fisherman have daily shows and the Emerald Coast Theater Company has an interactive children’s performance. Music Oct. 4 includes Village Brass Band at 3 p.m., Flash Flood at 5 p.m., Orphan Annie at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks and dance party at 9 p.m.

From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 5 music includes HarborWalk Village Songwriters Show, noon; Fred Domulot & Fusion, 2 p.m.; The Modern Eldorados, 4 p.m.; The Blenders, 6 p.m. BlackEyed Blonde, 8 p.m. and The Andy Velo Band, 10 p.m.