Arts and Entertainment May 20 - 27

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
HarborWalk Village transforms into the "Big Easy" from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays beginning May 26 with a Mardi Gras parade through the harbor. Street Party starts at 6 p.m. and parade rolls after sunset.Enjoy floats, colorful costumes, sky-high stilt walkers, street performers, beads, Moonpies and more during this free parade. Join the fun with your own float. Call 797-7024 or email for information.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

Listen to a free concert with the music of Mamma Dear from 7-9 p.m. May 20 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin.

Local's Night Out

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Destin presents Local's Night Out with the music of Jones & Company from 6-9 p.m. every Wednesday beginning May 20 in the Courtyard Bar.

Sand Spurs Club

Square and line dance classes will be held every Wednesday beginning May 20 at Pasarda Hall, 17 Industrial Street in Fort Walton Beach. Cost is $5/person per night. Wear casual attire and comfortable shoes. Call 974-0091 or email

Concerts in the Village

Shades of Blue perform a smooth blend of jazz/blues along with their signature pop songs and selections from the ‘70s at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 20th Annual Concerts in the Village at 7 p.m. May 21 in the Dugas Pavilion at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, 4323 Commons Drive West in Destin. Tickets are $10/adults and children under 12 are free. Call 650-2226.

Teen Night At Fud's

Every Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. teens 14-17 are welcome to Teen Night at Fudpucker's in Destin until Aug. 12. The fun, safe, smoke-free and alcohol-free night includes dancing to the hottest DJ's tunes, free water and soft drinks. A staff of trained adults as well as off-duty Sheriffs deputies will patrol the area inside and outside the club.

Grill Us Hotline

LongHorn Steakhouse will ignite summer grilling season with the third annual LongHorn Grill Us Hotline from 11-4 p.m. Friday, May 22, through Sunday, May 24, to provide tips for making holiday grill-outs a success. Expert Grill Masters will provide grilling tips and advice at 1-855-LH-GRILL (1-855-544-7455)  or text LHGRILL to 40679.


Act4Murder presents "Killer in the Kitchen" at 7:30 p.m. May 22 at Crab Island Cantina, 2 Harbor Blvd. in Destin. Price is $49.95/adults and $24.95 children 10 and under. Price is $50 adults, $25 for children 10 and under. Seating begins at 7 p.m. Call 862-2885 or visit for tickets.

Concerts at the Landing

Listen to the music of Boukou Groove from 6-8:30 p.m. May 22 at The Landing in Fort Walton Beach.

Bart Rockett

Enjoy world-class magic, illusions, ventriloquism and comedy as presented by variety performer Bart Rockett at 7:30 p.m. May 22-25 and 30-31 in a state-of-the-art theater in the heart of Emerald Grande's HarborWalk Village.  Never-before-seen illusions for all ages. Tickets are disappearing fast at

B.E.T.A. on Broadway

The B.E.T.A. Theatre of Northwest Florida presents a contemporary musical theatre cabaret production, "B.E.T.A. ON BROADWAY," at 7 p.m. May 22, 23, 28 and 29 and 2 p.m. May 23 at Grace Lutheran Church, 4325 Commons Drive W in Destin.

The May 23 matinee is also a Dessert Theatre with a meet and greet of some favorite Annie and Wicked Characters. Children in costume for the matinee receive $2 off the ticket price at the door. 

Tickets are $12. Reservations are suggested at 533-5660 or

Club L.A.

Tremonti, currently touring in support of their sophomore album Cauterize, will perform May 23 at Club L.A. in Destin. The band includes Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums.

Memorial Day Concert

Kick-off summer with free concerts and fun from 4-10 p.m. May 23 and 24 at HarborWalk Village in Destin. The Village Belles and Tobacco Road Band perform Saturday and Flash Flood and Departure: The Journey Tribute Band perform Sunday. Fireworks follow Sunday concert at 9 p.m.

Groovin’ On The Green

The Carillon Beach Institute presents a free concert with The Rowdies from 7-9 p.m. May 24 at the Village Green. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.

HH Art Gallery

To honor the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, photographs taken by Eric Harris during his duty in Vietnam 1966-1967 will be featured during the month of May at The Art Center, 100 Beal Parkway SE in Fort Walton Beach. Call 218-2155 for more information.