Upcoming Arts and Entertainment (beginning Aug. 13)
• Aug. 20: Soul Track Mind
• Aug. 27: Big Al & The Heavyweights
• Sept. 3: Big Easy Playboys
• Sept. 10: Delta Reign
• Sept. 17: Donnie Sundal
• Sept. 24: Maggie Chapman
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 Odd Couple (female version) will be presented by Stage Crafters Community Theatre Aug. 15-17 at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Call 243-1101 for ticket information.
Santa Rosa Beach artist and cartoonist, Mark Douglass, shows off his “serious side” in an exhibition of colorful acrylic paintings on display in the Calhoun Room at the Destin Library during the month of August.
Rock the Docks
Enjoy an open air free concert with the Season Ammons Band from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 16 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.
Act4Murder and Crab Island Cantina present “Knock ‘Em Dead” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 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. 24: Decked Out for Death
• Aug. 31: Podunk Pandemonium
Enjoy Karaoke by Marquette from 7:30-11 p.m. Aug. 15, 22 and 29 at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street in Destin. Pizza and hotdogs are sold from 1-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 837-3818.
During August, the Arts and Design Society, 17 First Street, SE in Fort Walton Beach, presents the art of the students in Thalia Newton's Crash Glass Mosaics classes 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.
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.
Act4Murder will perform “Horsin’ Around with Murder” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 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.
Cruise up and anchor your boat Aug. 23 for the movie “Jaws” at sunset for Shark Month on the Destin harbor.
Baytowne Art Walk
Stroll the streets and enjoy live music from local musicians and browse a variety of art from regional artists at the Baytowne Art Walk from 5-10 p.m. Aug. 29-31. The event is free. An intimate, evening art experience, the Baytowne Art Walk strives to create an event that appeals to all ages and demographics.
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.