Arts and Entertainment July 19 - 26

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Splash series — Cruise up and anchor your boat for a Cadillac Willy concert from 4-8 p.m. July 26 on the Destin harbor.

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 and Riders are $10 each. Prizes will be awarded. 

Rock the Docks

Enjoy an open air free concert with the Forrest Williams Band from 7-9 p.m. July 19 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.

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. July 20 from HarborWalk Village to AJ’s. The event is free. Next event Aug. 17.

Dinner theater

Act4Murder and Crab Island Cantina present “Decked Out for Death” at 7:30 p.m. July 20 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.

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.


Act4Murder will perform “Knock ‘Em Dead” at 7:30 p.m. July 22 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

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.

Wildlife Refuge

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.