The Destin Log

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MKAF Spring Concerts in the Village

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF)  2022 Spring Concerts in the Village series continues. Gates open at 6 p.m. with concerts beginning at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets online at

• May 12: Yacht Rock Revue

• May 19: Six Piece Suits

• May 26: Taylor Dayne

• June 2: Alter Eagles

•June 9: Sister Hazel

• June 16: Sinfonia Gulf Coast performing the music of Led Zeppelin

• June 23: Boogie Wonder Band

Sip and Paint with ADSO

The Arts and Design Society offers a Sip and Paint Class with Pat Z. Roberts 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at its building, 17 First St. SE, Fort Walton Beach. Cost of the class is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. All supplies are included. The theme of this session is “A Cool Woodland Creek.” Students may bring their beverage of choice to enjoy while learning to paint with acrylics and enhance their skills. For further information and to sign up, go to or call 850-244-1271 noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

Pub crawl pirate-style


The 2022 Bowlegs Pub Crawl begins 5 p.m. May 12 in downtown Fort Walton Beach. Participants may visit participating locations to get a pub crawl card, get those stamped at all locations, and turn it in at The Block, 113 Eglin Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, by 9 p.m. for a chance to win prizes.

Niceville Senior Center Foundation prom

The Niceville Senior Center Foundation will host the second annual Senior Prom for Senior Center members (aged 55 and better). They and their guests will enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, music and dancing, commemorative photos and the crowning of Prom King and Queen.

“An Evening Under the Stars” is 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Senior Center at 201 Campbell Drive.

Tickets cost $10 for members and $15 for guests. They can be purchased at the Senior Center reception desk until May 6. Contact Julie Mooney, Senior Center manager, at 850-279-6436, ext. 1601 for details.

Parrothead music festival

The Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club music festival, "Tailgates Down, Phriends All Around,"  is May 13 and 14 at Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Center, 4323 Commons Drive, Destin. The gate opens 3 p.m. Friday, May 13. Saturday hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available through,, and cost $30 in advance, $35 the day of the festival. It benefits Fresh Start for Children & Families.


Emerald Coast Community Theatre's Jr. Thespian/Company Showcase is May 21, 2:30 p.m. — featuring group and solo works by ECTC teens. The evening will include classic and contemporary musical theatre pieces, improv, and comedic and dramatic selections.

Tab Benoit concert

Tab Benoit's national tour includes a performance in Fort Walton Beach.

FORT WALTON BEACH — Tab Benoit, Louisiana-based blues guitarist-vocalist and storyteller extraordinaire will have a concert 8 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at Downtown Music Hall, 212 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach. Tickets cost $30 each. Purchase by calling 850-226-8307 or on at


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.