DESTIN EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT - June 24
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 email@example.com.
Okaloosa Island continues its series of summer fireworks. The show begins at 9 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 10 on the Boardwalk, 1450 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. 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.
Live music at Baytowne
Baytowne Wharf, 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway in Miramar Beach, will have free live music concerts from 7-10 p.m. at various dates through June 28.
June 24: Emily Bass
June 28: Steve Hall
Visit https://www.baytownewharf.com/what_to_do.php for more information.
Ballet Under the Stars
The Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) will stage Ballet Under the Stars,a free outdoor community performance 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, 4323 Commons Drive W, Destin.
It will also include contemporary works choreographed by NFB Artistic Director Todd Eric Allen and Lindsey Brewer and Butler University’s Camille Loftis, and concludes 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.
Oceans of Possibilities Storytimes
The Destin Library series of Cuddlers and Toddlers storytimes continues every other Thursday July 7, and July 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Captain Leonard Destin Park at 101 Calhoun Ave. They are for ages 0-3, but are open to all children. Alternating Thursdays, they are at the Destin Library, 150 Sibert Ave.
The theme for summer reading this year is Oceans of Possibilities, so come hear stories about ocean monsters, ocean wildlife and other aquatic marvels. There will also be fingerplays, stretching and ocean-themed yoga fun. Feel free to bring a blanket or mat to participate.
Call the library at 850-837-8572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Kids' Night Out
Destin Kids' Night Out is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at the Destin Community Center at 101 Stahlman Ave. Kids will have a night full of games, crafts, food and lots of fun.
The cost is $30 for Destin residents and $35 for non-residents. Preregister to secure a spot at www.cityofdestin.com/reconline. For more information, call 850-654-5184.
Paint Like an Artist
3rd Planet Brewing's 2nd Annual Paint Like an Artist Summer Art Series features sip-n-paint style sessions based on a masterpiece.
The final session is 6 p.m. July 18 and features Salvador Dali's "Perception of a Memory."
No prior painting experience necessary. Classes last about two hours. Cost is $35 per session. Purchase at https://bit.ly/3NUUNG3.
ECTC The Tempest
Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s production of “The Tempest” is a family-friendly comedy performed 8-9 p.m. every Thursday through July 28 at the Grand Park, 495 Grand Blvd., Miramar Beach. Wade through the storm to a magical island filled with scaly fish men, woodland sprites, and a powerful wizard pulling all the strings. Sit in the splash zone and experience the action up close - if you dare!
This show is free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. In case of rain, “The Tempest” will be performed at Emerald Coast Theatre Company upstairs in the 560 building on Grand Boulevard.
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.
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.