The Destin Log

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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 adoptastreet@cityofdestin.com.

Summer fireworks

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.

Turtle class

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.

Taylor Dayne concert rescheduled

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) announced that that the concert performance of Taylor Dayne, scheduled for Thursday, May 26, has been rescheduled to a later date because of inclement weather. Due to the impending inclement weather and for safety and logistical reasons (set-up/concert preparations). The concert is postponed until Thursday, Oct. 13. Tickets will automatically transfer to this new date.  

For the latest news and information, please check www.MKAF.org, and follow the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Facebook and Instagram pages for dates, information, and inspiring arts and culture-related posts.

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, 7:30 p.m. June 10 at Emerald Coast Theatre Company, Grand Boulevard, Sandestin. He invites you to take a nostalgic trip through the musical legacy of the greatest entertainer of the 20th century. Classics include "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.

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.