CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Aug. 7
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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.
Rock the Docks
Rock along the docks at HarborWalk Village and under the stars for a free live concert from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 7 with FIinga Faya.
• Aug. 14: TBA
Seaside Lyceum Cinema Classics
Grab a blanket and enjoy the free movie "Ghostbusters" under the stars at 8 p.m. Aug. 8 on the Seaside Lyceum Lawn
• Sept. 5: TBA
• Sept. 12: TBA
Live Music @ 30Avenue
Take a break and head to 30Avenue for lunch and live music Monday thru Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy an array of talented local musicians and the laid back atmosphere on the 30Avenue Green.
Rosemary Beach Summer Concerts
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the night on St. Augustine Green in Rosemary Beach with music by Totally Awesome 80's! from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 9.
Watersound Origins will host a Blood Drive on Aug. 9, Sept. 5, Nov. 1 and Dec. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The OneBlood Big Red Bus® will be parked at the Watersound Origins Community Center. All donors will receive a free a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening. ID is required. In addition to a few other goodies, each donor will have access to their antibody test within 48 to 72 hours.
Moms and Mimosas
AJ's Grayton Beach helps moms kick off a new school year from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10. Drop off kids at school then enjoy Moms and Mimosas Back to School Celebration. Your first mimosa is on the house. Come ready to enjoy some me-time with friends.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
Enjoy free live entertainment with Casey Kearney from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 11 on the Events Plaza stage at The Village of Baytowne Wharf.
• Aug. 18: The HooDoo
• Sept. 1: Forrest Williams Band
• Sept. 8: Chris Alvarado
• Sept. 15: Will Thompson Band
• Sept. 22: Cadillac Willy
• Sept. 29: Jessie Ritter
Rosemary Beach Moonlight & Movies
Bring blankets and lawn chairs for a movie night under the stars in Rosemary Beach Aug. 12 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 Trolls World Tour.
Central Square Cinema
Grab a blanket and watch "Monsters Inc" at 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Seaside Amphitheater. Free and open to the public.
• Aug. 20: Zootopia
• Aug. 27: Tangled
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.
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 5 ounces 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.
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.
ECTC’s professional 2021-2022 Professional productions begin with “Nunsense” Sept. 17-Oct. 3. All professional productions are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. at ECTC’s space upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard.
• Dec. 9-19: “Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play” Two shows on Sunday, Dec 19 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Dec.16, at 10 a.m., Educational Matinee.
• Jan. 21-23, Feb. 10-13, March 3-6: “The Marvelous Wonderettes” Cabaret Stage: Musical Revue
• Jan. 28-Feb. 6: “Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage”
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.
Bluegrass Wednesday @ Grayton Seafood Co.
Grayton Seafood Co. invites you to join them from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays for live music and outdoor dining under the stars featuring Longleaf Drive. The Santa Rosa Beach boys play acoustic folk, rock, and bluegrass.
Hump Day Market
Hump Day Market @ Monet Monet, 100 E. County Hwy. 30A in Grayton Beach, will be held each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop with local vendors, everything from fresh local produce, fine art, funky art, handmade jewelry, coastal clothing, arts and craft for the kids, as well as, PoBoys and specialty foods by Grayton Beach Catering.
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.
Fitness Field Day
Get a workout for mind and body at WaterColor Inn’s Fitness Field Day at 8 a.m. first Friday of each month at Marina Park, 238 Watercolor Blvd. W. in Santa Rosa Beach. This one-hour program offers a High Intensity Training workout, followed by a cooldown with Yoga. Open to the public for ages 9 and up. $15++ per person. Register by emailing email@example.com or call 534-5950.
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.