CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Aug. 29
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Last Call Before Fall
The Village of Baytowne Wharf will say goodbye to summer and hello to fall from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 29. Grab you blankets and lawn chairs and meet in the Events Plaza for a concert featuring Jessie Ritter, followed by a fireworks show. Be sure to enter the raffle for a chance to win Sandestin Gold Gift cards.
Sidewalk Art Gallery
The Watersound Origins community is being turned into a free Sidewalk Art Gallery from sunrise to sunset through Oct. 12 at Village Commons, 530 Pathways Drive in Panama City Beach. Local South Walton artists are showcasing their art in mural vinyl form. Art was selected from the CAA's From a Distance Virtual Exhibition. Sidewalk kids’ games like Hop Scotch make this a family fun day.
Human Trafficking Awareness March
Circuit 1 Human Trafficking Task Force for Walton, Okaloosa, Bay, Santa Rosa, and Escambia counties will hold a Human Trafficking Awareness March at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Fort Walton Beach Landing Park. Care baskets will be put together for Human Trafficking survivors in our area. Those attending are asked to donate to the baskets. Call 850-598-1708 for more information.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
Sit back and enjoy a free evening of music from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 2 with Will Thompson Band on the Events Plaza Stage at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
• Sept. 9: The Blenders
• Sept. 16: Geoff McBride
• Sept. 23: Bay Bridge Band
• Sept. 30: Forrest Williams Band
Sip N' Stroll
A book signing with Jason Lindblad will be held during the gallery’s Sip N’ Stroll from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 4. “Send in the Nouns” is available for purchase at J.Leon Gallery and Studio, 13370 US Hwy. 98 in Miramar Beach.
Baytowne Art Walk
The Annual Baytowne Art Walk will be from 5-10 p.m. Sept. 4-6. Stroll the Village streets and browse a variety of artwork from both regional and local artists. Enjoy live music throughout the festival from local artists and a spectacular fireworks show over the lagoon on Sunday at 9:15 p.m.
Celebration of Freedom
The DeFuniak Springs Business and Professional Association is hosting a delayed 4th of July celebration on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. The event will begin with a parade at 3 p.m. around the Lakeyard on Circle Drive. Prizes will be awarded for best floats. To enter call Carolyn Mora at 850-892-3950 or 850-974-6774. Celebration will continue at 5 p.m. with opening ceremonies and entertainment by Shane Owens in the Lakeyard Amphitheater. Fireworks will conclude the celebration at approximately 8:15 p.m.
Concerts in the Village
Enjoy the music of Casey Kearney at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, 4323 Commons Drive W in Destin. Gates open at 6 p.m., and concerts begin at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door with general admission $15/adult and free to MKAF members and kids under 12. Visit https://francesroy.xtensio.com/CIV2020Rescheduled to see changes due to CUVID-19.
Sept. 17: The Shakedown
Sept. 24: The Bonehoeffers
Oct. 1 : Pickled Pickers
Oct. 3: Shania Twin
Oct. 8: Emerald Gold
International Talk Like A Pirate Day
Ahoy Matey! Join The Village of Baytowne Wharf for an evening full of adventure from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 with special guest Captain Davy. Come dressed in your best pirate costume and get ready for a scavenger hunt, magic show, costume contests, and much more.
Throwback Thursday Cinema
Grab your lawn chairs and enjoy a relaxing evening with the Throwback Thursday featured film, “101 Dalmations” at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf.
Redd's Fueling Station
Redd The Singing Bartender is back on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with a live band Fridays at Redds Restaurant on 30-A. It is located in Blue Mountain Beach behind Sallys By The Sea Store gas station convenience store, 2320 W County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Dinner table reservations suggested. Call or text 850-325-0252. Check out the menu at www.reddsbar.com.
Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam
The eighth annual Country On The Coast festival in Panama City Beach will be March 26-28, 2021. Tickets for the three-day event are available at www.GulfCoastJam.com.
Seabreeze Jazz Festival
Tickets are on sale at www.seabreezejazzfestival.com for the 2021 Seabreeze Jazz Festival April 21-25. 2021, at Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater in Panama City Beach. Or charge by phone at 855-233-6714.
Grand Boulevard Farmers Market
Grand Boulevard Farmers Market takes place every Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Park in the heart of Grand Boulevard in South Walton. Bring your shopping bag and load up on local produce, eggs, jams and pies. Homemade soap, good olive oil, and pickled things are all there for the taking.
Rosemary Beach Farmers Market
Come browse the 30A Farmers Market in Rosemary Beach on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The local farmers market takes place on Sundays year round, and Thursdays throughout the summer months, in North Barrett Square along Scenic 30A.