Upcoming Arts and Entertainment (beginning Sept. 3)

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

A free concert with Big Easy Playboys from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 3 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.

• Sept. 10: Delta Reign

• Sept. 17: Donnie Sundal

• Sept. 24: Maggie Chapman

American Legion

Enjoy Karaoke by Marquette from 7:30-11 p.m. Sept. 5 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.

• Sept. 12, 19, 26: Karaoke from 7:30-11 p.m.

• Sept. 12: Auxiliary Dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

• Sept. 20: POW/MIA Recognition Day Fish Fry by Cajun Ray from 2-5 p.m.

Window display

During September, the Arts and Design Society, 17 First Street, SE in Fort Walton Beach, presents the art of multi-faceted Helen Blair in the studio windows facing First Street.

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.

Dinner theater

Act4Murder and Crab Island Cantina present “Red Leg The Dreaded Pirate of the Gulf” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 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.

• Sept. 19: A Condo to Kill For

• Sept. 26: Horsin’ Around with Murder

Play That Funky Music

An opening reception for the Arts and Design Society’s “Play That Funky Music” Show will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12 at 17 First Street in Fort Walton Beach. The exhibition features works in any medium, reflecting the influence of the artists’ favorite music. The show begins Sept. 9 and runs through Oct. 3. Call 244-1271.

Talk Like a Pirate Day

A festival of all things pirate includes live entertainment, kids’ interactive pirate shows and games plus fireworks over the harbor from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 19 at HarborWalk Village.

Healing with Art

A local art show and sale begins Sept. 19 in the second floor atrium at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week for three months.

Flow Tribe

The band will appear Sept. 20 at Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House in Destin for the first Choctawhatchee Watershed Music Festival to benefit the health and sustainability of local waterways. All proceeds from the sale of wristbands, $20 each, will be donated to CBA to carry out the mission and objectives of our organization.

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. Sept. 21 and Oct.19 from HarborWalk Village to AJ’s. The event is free.

Hispanic Fest

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.

Celebrity Server Luncheon

Be a champion of children’s art education and support the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s “All Kinds of Art” children’s programming Sept. 24 at Bonefish Grill during the Celebrity Server Luncheon.


The 20th annual Oktoberfest takes place from 5-10 p.m. Sept. 26 and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 27 at Market Place near Winn-Dixie on Highway 20 in Bluewater Bay. Enjoy live music, entertainment for adults and children, arts and crafts, soft drinks, bratwurst, hotdogs, baked chicken and beer. All proceeds go to local charities. Admission is free.

Festival of the Arts

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation presents the 19th Annual Festival of the Arts Oct. 25-26 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. The event showcases the original artwork of more than 100 juried artists from across the U.S. who will compete for $10,000 in cash award prizes. Festival features include live music, art activities for kids, souvenir posters and T-shirts, art raffle and more. A food bistro, wine bar and beer garden as well as convenient parking and motor coach shuttle are also available. Admission is $3/adult; children 12 and under are free.

Wine Walkabout

Wine tastings, gourmet appetizers, live music, a charity raffle and more highlight the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Wine Walkabout Nov. 6 in the East Bar and Courtyard at Ruth’s Christ Steak House in Destin.

Bourbon at the Bay

Sip on bourbon and scotch, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and start holiday shopping early during the second Bourbon at the Bay from 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club, 465 Regatta Bay Blvd. in Destin. A champagne tasting and silent auction complete the evening. This event is open to the public.

Sounds of the Season

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 18th annual holiday music spectacular will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at Village Baptist Church in Destin.