The Destin Log

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Planetarium Night

The Emerald Coast Science Center will have Planetarium Night sessions 5:30-8 p.m. May 19 at 31 Memorial Parkway SW, Fort Walton Beach. Explore the constellations, solar system and more in the center's inflatable dome. Guests sit on cushions on the floor of the planetarium to view the show. Tickets are $8-10 depending on age. Visit at to purchase.

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 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


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.

Emerald Coast Mud Run

Emerald Coast Mud Run For Orphans is 8 a.m. May 21 at Northwest Florida State College, 100 E. College Blvd., Niceville. Race categories include 10K Elite Warrior, 5K Fun Run, 5K Competitor, 1-Mile Kids Fun Run, and the Zero Dark Dirty night-time 5K fun run, described as follows: "This race is a blast. Sun goes down, music goes up, glow sticks are glowing and the atmosphere is a party." Details at

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Poker Run

The run is open to all boats. The Captains Party is 6 p.m. May 20 at the Legendary Yacht Club, and the run is 10 a.m. May 21 at Legendary Marine, 4601 Legendary Marina Drive, Destin. Get tickets at

Pet CPR and First Aid Class

Do you know what you would do if your dog choked on a toy that was too small for them to play with? Or if your dog suddenly had a seizure…what would you do? Learn what to do from certified Pet Tech instructor Melanie at the Neighborhood Dog Gym located inside Pet Supplies Plus at 3 p.m., May 21 at Pet Supplies Plus, 4424 Commons Drive East, Destin. Cost is $79 per person in advance at PSP. For questions about booking or payment call or text Lakelei Brinegar at 678-478-1254.

Bokou Groove

The band will be performing 5-9 p.m. May 22 at LuLu's Destin, 4607 Legendary Marina Drive, Destin.

Tab Benoit concert

Tab Benoit's national tour includes a performance in 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.