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The Destin Log

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Wednesday Night Concert Series

Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Forrest Williams Band at 7 p.m. July 10 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf.

July 17: The Shakedown

July 24: Geoff McBride

July 31: Donovan Keith

Aug. 7: Boukou Groove

Aug. 14: Big Al & The Heavyweights

Aug. 21: Rust & Gold

Aug. 28: Chris Alvarado

Who Dunnit?

Act4Mystery, a local professional comedy troupe performing together since 2003, has their killer performances scheduled in July. "A Vacation to Die For" can be seen at 7 p.m. July 11 and "Top O' the Murder To You" July 18 and "A Medley for Murder" July 25 at La Paz, 950 Gulf Shore Drive in Destin. Cost is $34.95 for a full fajita bar, fresh chips and salsa, the dinner and show. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. Make reservations online at www.act4mystery.com. Call 862-2885 for more information.

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursdays happen every Thursday at HarborWalk Village kicking off with a Vintage Flyover at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the music of British Invasion as they rock the HarborWalk Village main stage starting at 7 p.m. July 11. After the concert, watch fireworks at 9 p.m. followed by Firespinning.

July 18: Flash Flood

July 25: Modern Eldorados

Aug. 1: Girls Rock

Aug. 8: Modern Eldorados

Aug. 15: All That and a Bag of Chips (90's Music)

Theatre Thursdays

Bring your own chair or blanket and join the Emerald Coast Theatre Company at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 1 in Grand Park for a free family-friendly theatre performance. A themed kid’s craft pre-show will be held from 7-8 p.m. In the event of rain, event will move upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard.

Family Fun Fest

Join in the free fun Friday nights for Family Fun Fest from 6-10 p.m. at Seascape Towne Centre, located near Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. Event features live music performances, food and drink specials and kid-friendly activities, including face painting and a live magic show.

Rock the Docks

Make this summer a hit with a free concert at HarborWalk Village at 7 p.m. July 13 with Los Locos On-site parking is $10.

July 20: The HooDoos

July 27: Ben Loftin and the Family

Aug. 3: Tyler Mac Band

Aug. 10: Horseshoe Kitty

Aug. 17: The Shakedown

Sunday Cinema

Grab a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up on the Events Plaza Lawn at the Village of Baytowne Wharf for the free film "Monsters Inc.” at 8 p.m. July 14.

July 21: Madagascar

July 28: Inside Out

Aug. 4: Beauty and the Beast .

Monday Movie Nights

Bring the family to HarborWalk Village at 8 p.m. July 15 to enjoy the free movie "Tinkerbell" on the Main Stage. On-site parking is $10.

July 22: The Bee Movie

July 29: The Princess and the Frog

Aug. 5: Open Season

Aug. 12: Big Hero 6

Fat Tuesday Parade

Every Tuesday during the summer HarborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy" with floats, colorful costumes, street performers, and float riders tossing handfuls of beads and swag from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy live music from Fais Do Do on the main stage before the parade. Parade rolls at 8:30. On-site parking is $10. Purchase tickets to ride in a Summer Fat Tuesday Parade at https://www.eventliveus.com/community/harborwalk-village.

Stage Crafters

The second show of the season is Neil Simon's "Rumors." Performances are Aug. 2-4 and 9-11 with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium, 109 Miracle Strip Parkway. Tickets are $20 and available online only at www.stagecraftersfwb.com/buy-tickets.

ADSO’s “Still Life as It Happens” Show

Through Aug. 2, the Arts and Design Society is hosting its “Still Life as It Happens” Show, featuring art, in any medium, that captures a moment frozen in time, including people or animals caught in action. A reception is scheduled for Friday, July 12, from 6-8 pm. A special feature of the reception will be a Battle of the Brushes, a fun competition in which those who enter must turn out a painting of the same subject in 45 minutes. Both reception and gallery are free and open to the public. The Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 pm, and Saturday, 1-4 pm, and is located at the Art Center, 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach. For more information, call 850-244-1271 or visit http://www.artsdesignsociety.org.

Bottomless Brunch Cruise

The Solaris Yacht at Baytowne Marina is hosting a Sunday brunch cruise featuring seasonal flavors and bottomless bubbles from 1-3:30 p.m. July 21. Reservations required at www.sunquestcruises.com or call 650-2519.

Summer Movies in the Glen

The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will host a free screening of “Despicable Me” at 8 p.m. July 27 at the museum, 115 Westview Avenue, in Valparaiso. The 2010 film tells the story of Gru, a moderately successful villain, who winds up fostering three sisters as he’s planning to steal the moon. The girls melt his heart and help him see his softer side with the assistance of his many Minions. Admission is free, and all attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, bug spray, food, and drinks (no alcohol).

Stage Crafters

The second show of the season is Neil Simon's "Rumors." Performances are Aug. 2-4 and 9-11 with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium, 109 Miracle Strip Parkway. Tickets are $20 and available online only at www.stagecraftersfwb.com/buy-tickets.

Stake and Burger Dinner

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast will host Sixth Annual Stake & Burger at 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Hilton Sandestin. One of the best linebackers in NFL history, Derrick Brooks, will be keynote speaker. Purchase tickets at https://850tix.com/events/6th-annual-stake-and-burger-dinner. All proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast.

Makin’ Bacon 4 Beds

A new event at Destin Commons from 12-4 p.m. Sept. 7, Makin’ Bacon 4 Beds will highlight local eateries and their take on a bacon themed food item. There will be live music by the Hollard Band, an auction with repurposed headboards painted by local artists, craft vendors and a People’s Choice winner. In addition, participants will have a chance to win $10, 000 sponsored by Certainty Home Loans. Samples are only $1, so come out and support a great cause and try them all. All proceeds will benefit A Bed 4 Me Foundation, a local non profit providing beds for children in Okaloosa county who would otherwise be sleeping on the floor or in other inadequate spaces.

Concerts in the Village

Rust & Gold, the most authentic sounding tribute band to Neil Young and Crazy Horse capturing the essence of Neil Young's vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, and electric sound, performs at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, 4323 Commons Drive W in Destin. Bring a bottle of wine, your favorite craft beer, some snacks and a blanket or chair. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased at the door with general admission $15 per adult and free to MKAF members and kids under 12.

• Sept. 19: Casey Kearney is a fresh take on the country music scene with low heart-felt ballads to upbeat crowd favorites and playful melodies.

• Sept. 26: Emerald Coast Blues Brothers enjoy making people smile and having a good time and will arrive in their movie authentic Bluesmobile.

• Oct. 3: Déjà vu delivers a wide range of music from Motown, R&B and classic rock though today's best hits with finesse and energy that leave audiences wanting more.

• Oct. 10: Forrest Williams Band will cover a variety of music, blending an acoustic guitar and harmonica as they take the stage for the concert series finale.

Destin Crafted

Local company Wine World will once again team up with The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa to host an exclusive craft beer and bourbon tasting event raising funds for Children in Crisis from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 9 on the scenic pool deck and lawn at The Henderson. Featured will be hundreds of samples from over 40 renowned small-production breweries and distilleries alongside food from Destin’s favorite eateries with live music entertainment and more. Guests will also have the option to enter a raffle for a grand prize, raising additional funds for the charity. For details and tickets, visit destincrafted.com and follow @ChansWineWorld on Facebook.

Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market

The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in Grand Park in Miramar Beach between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama’s. Vendors will offer locally sourced food-based items including produce, eggs, milk, butter, grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, and pork, honey, pickled vegetables and gourmet jams. Market is held on Wednesdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

30A Farmers’ Market

Walk through the park like setting with shade trees, a fountain, cobblestone walkways and visit friendly farmers and bakers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Seascape Resort Towne Centre in Miramar Beach.