Arts and Entertainment July 12 - 19
An alternative bluegrass band from Chattanooga, Tenn., Strung Like A Horse will perform a mix of bluegrass, rock and Americana at 9 p.m. July 12 at Funky Blues Shack, 707 Harbor Blvd. in Destin. Must be 21. Tickets are $5-$10.
Act4Murder and Crab Island Cantina present “Horsin’ Around with Murder” at 7:30 p.m. July 13 at 2 Harbor Blvd. #100. Seating at 7 p.m. Price is $49.95/adults and $24.95/kids 10 and under, all inclusive. Call 862-2885 for reservations.
American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street in Destin, sells pizza and hotdogs from 1-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 837-3818.
Act4Murder will perform “Killer in the Kitchen” at 7:30 p.m. July 15 at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. Price is $50/adults, $25/kids 10 and under, all inclusive. Seating begins at 7 p.m. For reservations call 862-2885 or visit www.act4murder.com.
During July, the Arts and Design Society, 17 First Street, SE in Fort Walton Beach, presents the works of Sherry Cooler, who works in clay and ceramics, in the studio windows facing First Street.
Fat Tuesday Parade
HarborWalk Village becomes “The Big Easy” at 7 p.m. every Tuesday with floats, beads and lots of swag, a performance by the Village Brass Band on the main stage, and a fire dancing show. Event is free.
Tuesday Night Movies
The Lighthouse Amphitheater at Shoreline Village in Destin hosts free family movies on Tuesday nights. Bring blankets and chairs. Food, drinks and snacks, even hamburgers wine and beer can be bought before and during the movie just like any other theater. No outside food or drink allowed. For movie information and showtimes call 275-9609.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
A free concert with Bryan Lee from 7-9 p.m. July 16 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.
Red, White and Blue Celebration
The Red, White and Blue Celebration at HarborWalk Village, a weekly honoring of a local hero, is held from 6-10 p.m. Thursdays. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid’s crafts and face painting, a WWII replica flyover and fireworks over the harbor at 9 p.m.
The Northwest Florida State College Fine & Performing Arts Division presents Monty Python’s Spamalot with performances at 7:30 p.m. July 16, 17, 18 and 19. Tickets are on sale at 729-6000 or at www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org and are $25/adults and $20/youth ages 18 and younger.
Jet Ski Classic FudPoker Run
The first ever “Around-The-Bay” Jet Ski Classic FudPoker Run will be held July 19 on Choctawhatchee Bay. The event, presented by Fudpucker’s Beachside and Grill of Okaloosa Island, will benefit Children in Crisis and the Okaloosa County Sheriff Star Charities. Event follows a 40-mile course starting at Fudpuckers on Okaloosa Island with stops to include Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Destin and ending back at Fudpuckers on Okaloosa Island. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Fudpucker’s Okaloosa Island. Cost is $30/captain and includes a free T-shirt/ Riders are $10 each. Prizes will be awarded.