Upcoming Arts and Entertainment (beginning July 23)
Wednesday Night Concert Series
A free concert with The Modern Eldorados from 7-9 p.m. July 23 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.
• July 30: Heritage
Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge staff and their animal ambassadors will be at Henderson Beach State Park from 11:30 a.m. to noon July 24. Learn how the animals were rescued, what they eat, where they live, and how they survive in the wild. Bring cameras for photo opportunities. Program included in the park admission fee. Call 837-7550
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.
Cruise up and anchor your boat for a Cadillac Willy concert from 4-8 p.m. July 26 on the Destin harbor.
• Aug. 23: “Jaws” at sunset at harbor for Shark Month
Rock the Docks
Enjoy an open air free concert with the Deja Vu Band from 7-9 p.m. July 26 on the main stage at HarborWalk Village, with live music at seven venues, clubs and restaurants during the evening. Concerts are held every Saturday during the summer.
• Aug. 2: Season Ammons Band
• Aug. 9: Continuum
• Aug. 16: Season Ammons Band
Act4Murder and Crab Island Cantina present “Decked Out for Death” at 7:30 p.m. July 27 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.
• Aug. 3, 10: Red Leg the Dreaded, Pirate of the Gulf
• Aug. 17: Knock ‘Em Dead
• Aug. 24: Decked Out for Death
• Aug. 31: Podunk Pandemonium
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 “Murder on the Rebound” at 7:30 p.m. July 29 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.
• Aug. 5: Revenge at the Reunion
• Aug. 19: Horsin’ Around with Murder
A Continuous Mark: Huguette May and Kathleen Elliot, a major touring exhibition, runs through July 31 in the Holzhauer Gallery at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries in Niceville.
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.
The Arts and Design Society will host a reception, “Remembering Ena,” from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 1 at 17 First Street, SE in Fort Walton Beach, in honor of long-time member and supporter Ena Fagan who died earlier this year. A display of her work, some in ADSO's permanent collection, some lent by the Fagan family and ADSO members, will be on display. The public is invited. Call 244-1271.
Paddle at the Porch
The Third Paddle at the Porch will take place Aug. 16 in the waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin for all ages and skill levels. The event features one mile and three mile recreational races and a six mile elite race, to be followed by awards, including a $5,000 cash purse. For the 3- and 6-mile races, the cost is $60 before Aug. 16 and $75 on race day. For the 1-mile race, the cost is $48 before Aug. 16 and $55 on race day. Registration may be completed on Active.com or download a race brochure from PaddleAtThePorch.com.
ArtWalk on the Harbor
Local and regional artists and vendors display their work at ArtWalk on the Harbor from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 from HarborWalk Village to AJ’s. The event is free.
Hispanic Fest, a family-oriented, cultural and educational festival, will showcase Hispanic music, folkloric dances, arts and crafts, exhibits, and the flavors and aromas of the cuisine from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Special appearances by non-Hispanic performers and dance groups will also take place. Proceeds from the event will benefit United for a Good Cause Inc.