CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Oct. 2
Please send your events, meetings, etc., to PGriffin1@gannett.com at least 2 weeks in advance.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
Enjoy free live entertainment with Boukou Groove from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 6 on the Events Plaza stage at The Village of Baytowne Wharf.
• Oct. 13: The Pickled Pickers
• Oct. 20: Modern Eldorados
• Oct. 27: Forrest Williams Band
Concerts in the Village
Enjoy music of The Heather Hayes Experience at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village on Commons Drive in Destin. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bring a bottle of wine, your favorite craft beer, some delicious snacks and a blanket or chair. Food and drinks available for purchase. General Admission is $15 per adult, free to MKAF members and kids under 12. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com.
Wreaths Across America
The West Florida Chapter NSDAR hosts the Wreaths Across America mobile education unit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at Fudpuckers Restaurant, 20001 Emerald Coast Parkway. Exhibit tours are free.
Baytowne Beer Festival
The 13th Annual Baytowne Beer Festival will be Oct. 8-9 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Featuring more than 40 on-site craft brewers, nearly 200 domestic and international craft beers, seminars, samplings and live music. Tickets may be purchased at https://www.bigtickets.com/events/baytowne/beerfest21/.
ArtsQuest Fine Art Festival
ArtsQuest, produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, will be held Oct. 8-10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Grand Boulevard.
Saturdays in the Patch will feature hay rides, games, contests, music, arts and crafts and more frpm 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 9-31 at Camp Herlen state Park. Families can enjoy the straw maze, trail bingo, kayak/SUP rentals, and scarecrow row. Movie night shows Hocus Pocus at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Bring blankets and chairs.
Idyll Hounds Brewing Company celebrates its 7th Anniversary with HoundFest 2021 from 12-5 p.m. Oct. 9 with tasty beers, live music and delicious food. The Hounds are throwing it back to an 80's & 90s school theme. So keep your eyes peeled for theme inspired designs, games at the fest, year book photobooths and more. Tickets on sale at https://idyllhoundsevents.ticketleap.com/.
Mitch Malloy Concert
Mitch Malloy, the lead singer of iconic rock band Great White, will host a one-time concert honoring the musical legacy of one of his heroes, Eddie Van Halen, at 5:30 p.m. Oct 9. Tickets are on sale at Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village and can be purchased at MitchMalloy.com.
Groovin on the Green
Enjoy an evening of free live music with Sugarcane Jane from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 10 on the Carillon Beach Village Green. Bring beverage of choice, chairs, blankets and coolers. Town restaurants will be open.
• Nov. 14: Chris Alvarado Trio
• Dec. 12: Kyle LaMonica
The Walton County Republican Executive Committee and Voter Registration Committee have scheduled a voter registration event for Oct. 15 in the parking lot of Destiny Worship Center, 122 Poinciana Blvd. in Miramar Beach, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone not already registered or anyone wishing to change their registration may do so at this event.
Eggs on the Beach
Bay Breeze Patio hosts the seventh annual Eggs on the Beach: EggFest Cooking Competition Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. The cooking competition will be enhanced with live music, and drawings for a chance to win a Mini-Max Big Green Egg as well as products and gift certificates from area businesses. Beer, wine, cocktails, water and sodas will also be available for purchase at the Tiki Bar. Cook team registration and taster tickets: www.EggsontheBeach.com.
Chautauqua Winery's Harvest Festival at Chautauqua Winery in DeFuniak Springs will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16. This free admission festival features live music, free wine tastings, food, as well as art and craft vendors.
Click, Clack, Moo
The Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents, "Click, Clack, Moo, The Musical" from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 15-23, and from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 24 at Grand Boulevard. Join the Cows, Hen, and Duck – and their trusty typewriter – as they engage in peaceful protest to improve their working conditions. Purchase tickets in advance at https://ci.ovationtix.com/36093.
Baytowne Wharf hosts an evening full of free champagne and shopping during Bubbly Baytowne at 5 p.m. Oct. 21. Check in by the fountain to receive a complimentary Baytowne Wharf glass and a map outlining specific merchants to visit starting at 5 p.m. This event is free and for 21 and up only.
Business After Hours
The Market Shops at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will host the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of Walton County for a combined Business After Hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 21.The event is free for Chamber and YPWC members and is $10 for non-members. For more information and to register, visit http://www.waltonareachamber.com.
Sinfonia Gulf Coast plays Bernard Hermann’s spine-tingling score to Hitchcock’s classic thriller “Psycho” with the original screenplay projected above the orchestra Oct. 23 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Reserved table seating as well as general lawn seating where guests may bring chairs and blankets. Bar and food items will be available for purchase on site. Tickets are $20 - $45 per person at SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or 460-8800.
Sinfonia at HarborWalk
The Sinfonia Youth Orchestra presents “This is Halloween” at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 on the Main Stage at HarborWalk Village.
Throwback Thursday Cinema
Enjoy a free movie on the big-screen during Baytowne Wharf's Throwback Thursday Cinema at 7 p.m. Oct. 28. All movies are family-friendly and open to the public. Grab you blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy this week's featured film.
Festival of the Arts
Known as one of Northwest Florida’s premier fine arts shows, the MKAF Destin Festival of the Arts is one of the most anticipated cultural events of the year. The 26th annual event is set for Oct. 30-31 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin and is free for attendees.
Trick or Treat Street
Calling all ghouls, ghosts, and goblins to the Village of Baytowne Wharf for a spooktacular extravaganza from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Trick or Treat through the Village streets and visit merchants for treats. As Steve Hall plays frightenly good tunes on the main stage, enjoy crafts and balloon animals. Stop by Coconut Kidz to enter the costume contest and watch fireworks at 8 p.m.
Watersound Origins will host a Blood Drive 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 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.
Sinfonia Classical Mystery Tour
The Beatles playing in concert with a symphony orchestra when “Classical Mystery Tour” performs live with Sinfonia Gulf Coast Nov. 13 at Village Church in Destin. Hear “Penny Lane” with a live trumpet section; experience the beauty of “Yesterday” with an acoustic guitar and string quartet; enjoy the rock/classical blend on the hard edged “I Am the Walrus.” Tickets range from $29.50 to $55 per person at SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or 460-8800.
Sinfonia Holiday Concert
This seasonal concert features singer/actor Nicholas Rodriguez in a performance of
holiday favorites with the Sinfonia orchestra Dec. 10 at Village Church in Destin. Tickets range from $29.50 to $55 per person at SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or 460-8800.
Classical Connections Concert
Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s first Silver Sands Premium Outlets’ Classical Connections concert Jan.8, 2022, defies convention and boundaries with the return of Chris Brubeck and Time For Three (TF3). This performance will be held at Village Church in Destin and tickets range from $29.50 to $55 per person at SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or 460-8800.
• The second Silver Sands Premium Outlets’ Classical Connections Series will
be March 12, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. at Destin High School and features Sinfonia’s
Assistant Conductor, Aaron King Vaughn. This concert includes Igor
Stravinsky’s “The Soldier's Tale,” complete with theatrical narration and W.A. Mozart’s “Symphony No. 29 in A Major.” Tickets range from $29.50 to $45 per person at SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or 460-8800.
April 30, 2022, the main season will come to a cinematic finale at Destin Fort
Walton Beach Convention Center as you relive the magic on the silver screen with the original “Raiders of the Lost Ark” with John Williams’ epic score performed live to picture by Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Tickets are $29.50 - $55 per person at SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or 460-8800.
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.
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.
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.