Arts and Entertainment Sept. 24 - Oct. 1

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Oktoberfest — 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.

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 4th annual Celebrity Server Luncheon. Seatings at 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $20/person. Purchase from a celebrity server, list at mattiekellyartsfoundation, or call 655-2226.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

Enjoy a free concert with Maggie Chapman from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin. Call 267-8186.

Dinner theater

Act4Murder and Crab Island Cantina present “Horsin’ Around with Murder” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 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.

Central Square Cinema

Grab your blankets for a free movie, “Miracle,” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 under the stars at the Seaside Amphitheater.

American Legion

Karaoke by Marquette from 7:30-11 p.m. Sept. 26 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.

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.

Circus of the Stars

Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars will appear at Santa Rosa Mall in Mary Esther at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26, 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Advance tickets start at $16/adult and free for children under 13 at or call 800-796-5672.

Destin Beer Festival

The Fifth Annual Destin Beer Festival, benefitting the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 27 at Wine World Destin in Paradise Key Shopping Center. The event will feature high-end craft and microbrews, music by Boukou Groove, and food from Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House, The Craft Bar, La Paz Restaurant & Candina and Longleaf Food Truck. Tickets are $35/$45 (day of) general admission and $50/$60 1-5 p.m. VIP. Purchase at

Eggs on the Beach

The area’s inaugural Big Green Egg EggFest BBQ Competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach with live music, cooking demos and a charity raffle. Cook teams will smoke and grill their favorite dishes while tasters vote for their favorites. Tickets at the gate or $35/adult with children 4 and under free.

Audubon Society

Abird Walk Sept. 27 at Niceville bayous and spray fields, searching for a variety of water birds, migrating songbirds, and even wild turkeys. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and any spotting scopes or binoculars which you may wish to use. Meet in front of Badcock Furniture in Bayou Plaza, 699 John Sims Parkway, at 7:30 a.m. Call 863-2039.

Play That Funky Music

The Arts and Design Society’s “Play That Funky Music” show will be held through Oct. 3 at 17 First Street in Fort Walton Beach. The exhibition features works in any medium, reflecting the influence of the artists’ favorite music. Call 244-1271.