DESTIN EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT July 31
Please send your events, meetings, etc., to PGriffin1@gannett.com at least 2 weeks in advance.
Destin City Hall
All city meetings are being held at the City Hall Annex, 4100 Indian Bayou Trail, until further notice. All meetings are subject to change or cancellation. To virtually view the meeting, https://www.cityofdestin.com/. To view/stream is www.youtube.com/CityofDestin.
• City Council, 6 p.m. Aug. 2
• Okaloosa County Public Forum — Tour Helicopters, not city called meeting, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3
• Public Works/Public Safety, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10
• Harbor CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11
• City Council, 6 p.m. Aug. 16
• Special Magistrate Hearing, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17
• Town Center CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18
• Local Planning Agency 5:30 p.m. Aug. 26
• Parks & Recreation, 4 p.m. Aug. 28
An Evening Under the Stars
Newsboy with special guests We Are Messengers, Brandon Heath and Adam Agee will perform at 6:30 p.m. July 31 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Bring a bottle of wine, your favorite craft beer, some delicious snacks and a blanket or chair. Food and drinks available for purchase. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. To purchase tickets visit https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6550299.
Rock the Docks
Rock along the docks at HarborWalk Village and under the stars for a free live concert from 7-9 p.m. July 31 with Scenic Heights.
• Aug. 7: FIinga Faya
• Aug. 14: TBA
Woods & Waffles Brunch
World of Beer, 4827 Legendary Dr., will serve up its Woofs & Waffles Brunch, featuring fun and delicious menu items, including Fido’s Flatbread, Human Treats, Doggie Brunch Bowl and much more beginning at 11 a.m. Aug 1. Bring your fur babies and join in on the brunch that is all about them. The Woofs & Waffles Brunch will offer human and doggy themed specials, as well as favorites like the WOB*Star Breakfast, Avocado Toast, Chicken & Waffles Sandwich and more, and the boozy beverages like BeerMosas, Bloody Mary’s and top-notch beer choices, that have made the World of Beer brand world-famous.
Seaside Lyceum Cinema Classics
Grab a blanket and enjoy the free movie "Steel Magnolias" under the stars at 8 p.m. Aug. 1 on the Seaside Lyceum Lawn
• Aug. 8: Ghostbusters
Grab a lawn chair or blanket for the free movie “Inside Out,” a featured film on the big screen, at 8 p.m. Aug. 1 on the Events Plaza Lawn at Baytowne Wharf.
Summer at HarborWalk Village
• Monday: Dance to your own beat with a silent disco experience in front of the main stage from 7-10 p.m. through Aug. 9. Sanitized headphones provided.
• Tuesday: Carnival comes to HarborWalk Village with live music on the main stage at 6:30 p.m. and the Fat Tuesday Parade at 8:30 p.m. through Aug. 10. Catch beads as the floats roll through the Village. Want to celebrate on a float with you and your krewe or promote your business? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 424-0600.
• Thursday: All American Thursday is from 6:30 – 9 p.m. through Aug. 12. Celebrate the USA with a one-of-a-kind vintage airshow, hero salute, live entertainment, fireworks and a fire spinning show.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
Enjoy free live entertainment with Dion Jones & The Neon Tears from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 4 on the Events Plaza stage at The Village of Baytowne Wharf.
• Aug. 11: Casey Kearney
• Aug. 18: The HooDoos
• Aug. 25: Big Al & The Heavyweights
Movie Night at Alys Beach
Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy " Secret Life of Pets" under the stars at 8 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Alys Beach Central Park. All outdoor movies are free and open to the public.
Grand Boulevard Outdoor Theater
Join Emerald Coast Theatre Company for a free outdoor performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream every Thursday night at 8 p.m. in Grand Boulevard. Bring your own chair or blanket for a magical night under the stars.
Summer Storytime on the Lawn
Cuddlers and Toddlers Storytime is continuing through the summer at 10 a.m. every Thursday and run approximately 20 minutes. Come enjoy Tails & Tales themed stories while waiting for the weekly Summer Reading events to begin at 10:30 a.m. Get more information at cityofdestin.com/655/Summer-Reading. If you have any questions, call 837-8572 or email email@example.com.
Destin High School
Commemorate the opening of the first high school in Destin and the newest high school in Okaloosa County in more than 50 years when Destin High School has its ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration from 6-7 p.m. Aug. 5 at 4325 Commons Dr. W.
Central Square Cinema
Grab a blanket and watch " Tom & Jerry” at 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Seaside Amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
• Aug. 13: Monsters Inc
• Aug. 20: Zootopia
• Aug. 27: Tangled
Rosemary Beach Moonlight & Movies
Bring blankets and lawn chairs for a movie night under the stars in Rosemary Beach Aug. 5 with "Tom and Jerry" on the Western Green. Balloon art starts at 6 p.m. and movie at 8:15 p.m. Enjoy popcorn and hot dogs on the beach from DogManDu.
• Aug. 12: Trolls World Tour
Sip N' Stroll Gallery Night
Enjoy an evening of art from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 6 at J.Leon Gallery and Studio, 13370 U.S. Highway 98 in Miramar Beach, with wine, champagne, and light snacks. Get the chance to meet local artists and view work from artists both regionally and from the Okaloosa/Walton area- including painters, mixed media artists, ceramics artists, and illustrators.
BIA Annual Home Show
The Building Industry Association of Okaloosa & Walton Counties will hold the 42nd Annual Home Show at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center on Okaloosa Island from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 7 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8. This show offers not only new and exciting products, but informational seminars that are offered at no additional cost to attendees. The 2021 Home Show is a selling event.
Rosemary Beach Summer Concerts
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the night on St. Augustine Green in Rosemary Beach with music of Totally Awesome 80's from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 9.
Legendary Marine will host a three-event entertainment series on the water beginning Aug. 15. Coastal Distancing – Boat, Movie & Music Tour features entertainment on the water within the Choctawhatchee Bay area including a pre-show special at 6 p.m. featuring music with Cadillac Willy followed by "Pirates of the Caribbean" at 7 p.m. on the 60-foot television screen on Crab Island. Free and open to the public to attend by boat. Events will include a fundraising aspect to support Food for Thought Outreach, Emerald Coast Honor Games, and Emerald Coast Autism Center.
Other events Sept. 12 and Oct. 10. Locations and entertainment details can be found on Legendary Marine Facebook.
Cissy's Grand Opening
Destin’s newest coffee and sandwich shop, Cissy’s Scenic 98 Café, will host a grand opening celebration, complete with a ribbon cutting from the Destin Chamber of Commerce, on Aug. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Chateau d'Esclans Wine Tasting
The Courtyard at Pescado in Rosemary Beach will host a Chateau d'Esclans Wine Tasting on Aug. 19 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Dress to impress in rose, blush, and cream while enjoying live music by David Seering, wine, appetizers, and more. A full bar available for purchase. This is a private event with limited tickets available. Tickets are $75 plus 7% tax and 22% gratuity. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase.
Endless Summer Concerts
Keep the summer going by enjoying live music with The Shakedown at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 on the Main Stage at HarborWalk Village. On-site parking fee is $10.
Aug. 28: Grape Drink
Family History Center
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Center, 339 Lake Drive in Fort Walton Beach, is now open. Open hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Call 850-244-3338 to make appointment.
Enjoy shows from fly-board extraordinaire Ben Merrell over the lagoon at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 2.
Turn your eyes on the sky at Baytowne Wharf and watch as the sky lights up with a fireworks show over the Lagoon at 9:15 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 3. Also, a DJ Dance Party with DJ Mike Whitty begins at 7 p.m. in the Events Plaza.
Magic, music, and mayhem with Baytowne Wharf’s featured pirate Captain Davy takes you on an adventure with two magic shows at 7 and 8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 5.
Arts & Drafts
Stroll along the Destin harbor as you experience an evening filled with live music and seasonal craft beer samplings from local and regional breweries from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 3. Interact with various local artisans as they create unique art or take part in the community art project. Each sampling is 5oz. and requires two tokens. Must be 21 or older to purchase a token package. Purchase at the event or in advance at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eiaroio6e2370686&llr=hyor7zuab. On-site parking fee is $10.
Labor Day Celebration
Send off summer with live music by Flash Flood at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 and Tobacco Road at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at HarborWalk Village. Fireworks and Fire Spinning by Autumn Lyfe at 9 p.m. Sunday. On-site parking fee $10.
Taste of the Season
Enjoy a sampling of the season and special subscription rates at Taste of the Season launch party with the ECTC tribe on Thursday, Sept 9, from 6:30-8 p.m. at ECTC’s performance space. The event is free and open to the public.
Destin Woman's Club
The Annual Fashion Show held by the Destin Woman's Club has been cancelled this year due to the Covid virus. The Fashion Show for 2021 has been scheduled for Nov. 5. As their major fundraiser, net proceeds go toward the Club's Family Assistance Fund designed to help local families and a local charity.
Destin Community Center
All activities are at the Destin Community Center, unless noted. Call 654-5184 or email email@example.com information and to register. Persons with disabilities who require assistance are asked to notify the center 48 hours in advance.
Pickleball: Sessions are Mondays from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Fee is $3/session. Racquets and balls are available, just bring your gym shoes.
Table Tennis: Play from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Paddles and balls provided. Fee is $2/resident and $3/non-resident.
All activities are at the Destin Community Center, unless noted. Call 654-5184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and to register. Persons with disabilities who require assistance are asked to notify the center 48 hours in advance.
— Destin Senior Membership: Join the Destin Seniors to enjoy multiple festivities including the senior lunch bunch, potluck, casino trips, cruises, bingo, chair exercise, knitting, scrabble, and Mexican dominoes. Members must be a Destin resident.
— Senior Book Club: The Destin Senior Members meet at 10 a.m. the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Destin Library, 150 Sibert Ave.
— Senior Drop-In Hours: The Destin Senior Center at Buck Destin Park, 724 Legion Drive, offers senior drop-in hours from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Thursday for Seniors (50 years and older) to meet and enjoy each other’s company, participate in games such as Mexican Train Dominoes, Scrabble, cards, etc.
— Senior Walking Club: The Destin Senior Members walk around the Destin Community Center’s gymnasium from 8-9 a.m. Monday-Friday. All of the miles that you walk will be added to the “team map” as we travel from one region to the next. The team’s miles are reported on the 4th Friday of each month at the Destin Senior Membership’s Potluck.
— Destin Senior Chair Exercise 50+ years: Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10-10:45 a.m. at Buck Destin Park consists of performing light exercises to help improve balance, flexibility, strength, and circulation. Free/residents.
The Destin Library’s Novel Idea Book Club is open to adults and meets every fourth Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. via Microsoft Teams. Club members can submit book recommendations – primarily fiction with the occasional non-fiction title – and the club will vote on which ones to read. Membership is open to everyone; however, you will need an Okaloosa County Public Library card to check-out materials. Members will need an email address and internet access to join the discussion.
City of Destin Annual Passes
Full-time residents (within the incorporated city limits) are encouraged to submit their request for a 2021 Annual Pass at https://www.cityofdestin.com/342/Annual-Passes. For those who do not have internet access, beach parking passes are only available at City Hall. Henderson Beach State Park and Joe’s Bayou Boat Ramp passes are available at both City Hall and the Destin Community Center. For questions, call 837-4242.
The City of Destin’s Adopt-A-Street Program allows local families, businesses and community groups to perform a valuable community service by adopting sections of a street to keep clear of litter and debris. Groups who participate in this program will have their name listed on the City’s website and signage installed on their adopted street. For more information, call 837-6869 or email email@example.com.
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.