DESTIN EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT - June 3
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sip N’ Stroll
J.Leon Gallery and Studio’s Sip N’ Stroll Gallery Night is 5-7 p.m. June 3 at 13370 U.S. Highway 98, Miramar Beach. Enjoy an evening of art with wine, champagne, and light snacks. Get the chance to meet local artists and view work from the Okaloosa/Walton area- including painters, mixed media artists, ceramics artists, and illustrators. Tour the gallery and fully functioning ceramics studio and delight in a night of creativity.
Okaloosa Island continues its series of summer fireworks. The show begins at 9 p.m. every Wednesday on the Boardwalk, 1450 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. The event is every Wednesday night through Aug. 10. Organizers suggest making it a dinner and a show with a front-row view from any of The Boardwalk's restaurants, or grab a quick treat and spread out along the beach to watch the fireworks blast off from the pier.
Bakery grand opening
Destin Bakery & Café’s grand opening for its second location is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at 743 Harbor Blvd., Destin. It will be hosted by the Macaron Chef.
Downtown Art Walk
The newly updated Downtown Art Walk continues 5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at the Downtown Farmers Market, 139 Brooks St. SE, Fort Walton Beach. It resumes September through October.
Science-based foam party
Discover Science Saturday will be a summer celebration of science and all things foam. It starts with games at the sci pad, from 10 a.m. to noon June 4 at the Emerald Coast Science Center, 31 Memorial Parkway SW, Fort Walton Beach. It will be followed by a foam party noon to 2 p.m. for all ages from The Foam Connections. Since making a mess is a must, participants may want to bring towels and goggles for the foam party; swimwear is not necessary but encouraged. All guests will receive a wristband at check-in to access the foam party events located outdoors. Admission is $10-$12 for kids through adults, and free for children age 2 or younger. Get tickets at https://bit.ly/3GwECfP. Call 850-664-1261 or email email@example.com for information.
Below Alabama concert
Below Alabama will perform live 6-9 p.m. June 4 at 3rd Planet Brewery, 1400 E John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets for a great seat.
A sunset is the theme of an upcoming class 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 5 at Painting with a Twist, 255 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Suite B8, Fort Walton Beach. Pick a painting, invite your friends, and enjoy step-by-step instruction with experienced local artists. Tickets start at $39. Go to https://bit.ly/3m0VgdO for details.
The Legendary Marina will host a free tarpon fishing seminar 6-8 p.m. June 7 at 4603 Legendary Marina Drive, Destin. Enjoy a hands-on clinic taught by a professional captain, with tips and techniques from outfitting the boat to adapting to changing weather and water conditions.
Destin-Fort Walton Beach and the Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center will host C.A.R.E.ing for Turtles at 5 p.m. June 8 at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, 1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach. During this hour long program for ages 8 and up, guests will learn about sea turtle conservation and nesting habits in northwest Florida. They will get a behind-the-scenes look at the center and will get to meet and learn about the current patients. Guests will also conduct a mock intake of an injured sea turtle, just like a scientist would. Cost is $10; visit http://www.gulfarium.com/careingforturtles%20 for details.
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 MKAF.org/events.
•June 9: Sister Hazel
• June 16: Sinfonia Gulf Coast performing the music of Led Zeppelin
• June 23: Boogie Wonder Band
Frank Sinatra concert
Josh Sirten will become the Sultan of Swoon Frank Sinatra invites you to take a nostalgic trip through the musical legacy of the greatest entertainer of the 20th century. Josh will take you back with classics like "Strangers in the Night," "My Way," and "That's Life." Let Emerald Coast Theatre Company fly you to the moon with a night of Frank Sinatra favorites, expertly voiced by Josh Sirten, the new classic voice of the era. Get tickets at https://www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org/special-events
June 10, 7:30pm
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Ballet summer series
The Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) will stage Ballet at Twilight, and Ballet Under the Stars, two free outdoor community performances at Grand Boulevard and the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation in June.
The first performance is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at Sandestin’s Grand Park, 495 Grand Blvd., Miramar Beach. The second performance is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, 4323 Commons Drive W, Destin.
They will feature excerpts from Katia Garza’s Beauty and the Beast and classical works such as the Grand Pas de Deux from Don Quixote performed by American Repertory Ballet’s Samantha Huebner and Jonathan Carter. Spring Waters, danced by Iori Araya from Ballet Memphis and Rafael Ferreras from San Antonio Ballet, and NFB soloist Wyatt Mier’s performance of a male variation from Diana and Acteon will also be featured.
Ballet at Twilight and Ballet Under the Stars will also include contemporary works choreographed by NFB Artistic Director Todd Eric Allen and Lindsey Brewer and Butler University’s Camille Loftis. The programs conclude with the audience-favorite Jazz Swing, which expresses the joy of classical dancing to the rhythm of jazz, choreographed by Fernando Bujones with music by Louis Prima and Eddy Higgins.
Visit NFBallet.org for additional information.
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.