Pam Griffin
The Destin Log

Please send your events, meetings, etc., to 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, To view/stream is 

• Public Works/Public Safety, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 

• Harbor CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10 

• Veteran’s Day Holiday, closed Nov. 12 

• City Council, 6 p.m. Nov. 15 

• Special Magistrate Hearing, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16, City Hall Boardroom 

• Town Center CRA-AC, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 

• Harbor & Waterways Board, 5 p.m. Nov. 22 

• Thanksgiving Holiday, closed Nov. 25 and 26 

Island Concert Series  

Dance to the sounds of paradise on the Destin harbor at HarborWalk Village from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 6, 13 and 20.The free live concerts will have you tapping your feet to the island beat. 

Pig Roast 

The Northwest Florida Symphony Guild will host a pig roast to benefit the Symphony’s Youth Programs from 12 - 9 p.m. Nov. 6, at the Third Planet Brewery in Niceville. Pig and two sides will be $11 per plate. In addition, soft drinks and water will be available for sale, and a variety of baked goods will be available for donation. The Café Rico Food Truck will be on-site and a full selection of Third Planet’s beers will also be available throughout the event. Music will be provided by The New Cahoots, a bluegrass band from Pensacola. Youth programs sponsored by the Guild and the Symphony Orchestra, include the annual Concerto Competition, the Stars of Tomorrow Concert and the Youth Symphony Orchestra.  

ACT/SAT Workshops  

A workshop to assist students in Okaloosa and Walton County high schools who will take the Dec. 11 ACT and Dec. 4 SAT will be held from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7 and 8 at Niceville high School. Another workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 20, 21, Dec. 4 and 5 in Gulf Breeze. Registrations must be postmarked by Nov. 8. All materials, snacks and drinks are furnished. Students need to bring calculators. For information, contact Alice Hart at 615-585-2401, email or contact your high school guidance department. Baytowne On Ice 

Get in the winter spirit at The Village of Baytowne Wharf's Baytowne on Ice through Feb. 6. Hours vary daily.  

Republican Club 

The Republican Club of Okaloosa County presents speaker Scott Presler, conservative activist and winner of the CPAC 2021 Ronald Reagan freedom award, at an Italian Buffet Dinner at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at The Island Hotel, Aruba Room in Fort Walton Beach. Purchase tickets for $35 by Nov. 7 at eventbrite. Events on Friday and Saturday are free.  

30A Vocal Academy Student Showcase 

Join Vocal Coach Alissa Steffens and students age kids through performing adults as they present a night of various music styles at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 on the Events Plaza stage at Village of Baytowne Wharf. Student  Grab a chair, blanket and enjoy the free evening.  

Veteran’s Day Celebration 

HarborWalk Village is hosting a Veteran’s Day celebration on Nov. 11 from 4-7:30 p.m. Honor veterans with a ceremony on main stage at 4 p.m. and entertainment by Cadillac Willy from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The ceremony will include historical remembrance and recognition of all branches of the services, patriotic entertainment, and special keynote speakers. Honor those who have served our country and local charities that serve our community.  

Scrumdiddlyumptious Movie Night  

Enter a world of pure imagination with the Destin Library at the after-hours Scrumdiddlyumptious Movie Night Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. The feature presentation will be a family-friendly classic rated G. Each child will be given a candy bar, and one lucky winner will find a golden ticket to redeem for a special prize. Popcorn, candy, and water will be provided; however, guests are welcome to bring their own movie snacks, as well as blankets and pillows for optional floor seating. Register at Call 850-867-8572. 

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. Tickets range from $29.50 to $55 per person at or 460-8800. 

Half Shells on the Harbor 

HarborWalk Village has announced Half Shells on the Harbor, a new oyster festival, takes place at HarborWalk Village from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 14. This Tide to Table event features fresh oyster tastings as local chefs come together to showcase their spin on this coastal classic. Tickets are on sale at A Sip N' Shuck Oyster Experience with Chef Rifko of Oysters XO will be held from 12-1 p.m. This hands-on Pre-Event Oyster Shucking Seminar includes early entry to the event, an Oysters XO Shucking Kit, plus one dozen fresh oysters and two complimentary drinks. Limited seating available. There is a $10 on-site parking fee.  

Surviving the Holidays 

Two different 2-hour grief and divorce seminars will be offered at Destin United Methodist Church, 200 Beach Drive. GriefShare Surviving the Holidays seminars will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 17 or Dec. 8. DivorceCare Surviving the Holidays seminars will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 or Dec. 9. Child care will be available. For more information email or  

Stage Crafters Member Meeting 

The annual meeting will be held at the rehearsal hall on Robinwood Drive Nov. 18. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Officers will be elected and the upcoming season will be discussed. Members will cast their executive board votes, but everyone is welcome.  

Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights 

Start the holiday season with a special sparkling event during Baytowne Wharf's ninth annual Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 20. More than 30 champagnes and appetizers will be featured at Village restaurants. Guests can enjoy the sounds of the season with carolers, and a sneak peek at the first tree lighting of the season. Tickets on sale at  

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 or 460-8800.  

ECTC Productions 

ECTC’s professional 2021-2022 Professional production “Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play” shows on Sunday, Dec 19, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Dec.16, at 10 a.m., Educational Matinee. 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. 

• 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”  

Classical Connections Concerts 

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 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 or 460-8800. 

Sinfonia Concert 

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 or 460-8800. 

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. 


Destin Community Center 

All activities are at the Destin Community Center, unless noted. Call 654-5184 or email recreation@cityofdestin.comfor 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. 

Senior Programs 

All activities are at the Destin Community Center, unless noted. Call 654-5184 or email 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. 

Book Club 

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. 

Modern Quilt Guild 

The Emerald Coast Modern Quilt Guild meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at First United Methodist Church of Crestview, 599 8th Ave. For more information check the blog at  

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 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 

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.