Arts and Entertainment May 27 - June 3

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Red, White and Blue Celebration — A weekly honoring of a local hero will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays beginning May 28 at HarborWalk Village honoring the Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast. The celebrations highlight the efforts of people who go above and beyond to better their community. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid’s crafts, face painting, and a vintage WWII aircraft flyover. The evening is topped off by a spectacular fireworks display over the harbor. To nominate a hero, email

Listen to a free concert with the music of Bryan Lee from 7-9 p.m. May 27 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 in the Courtyard Bar.

Sand Spurs Club

Square and line dance classes will be held every Wednesday 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

Local favorite, The Mulligans, entertain with the sounds of the ‘60s and dance music from the ‘70s for Military Appreciation Night at 7 p.m. May 28 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. For those in the armed services with valid military ID admission to the concert is just $5. 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.

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 28 and 29 at Grace Lutheran Church, 4325 Commons Drive W in Destin.

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

Concerts at the Landing

Listen to the music of Jones & Company from 6-8:30 p.m. May 29 at The Landing in Fort Walton Beach.

On the Coast

The International Festival On the Coast will take place from 2-8 p.m. May 30 at the courtyard of Shoreline Village in Destin. The family-oriented event will showcase the best of the multi-cultural Emerald Coast community. Local and regional folkloric groups and musicians will participate, as well as arts and crafts, exhibits, a children’s play area and the flavors and aromas of international cuisine. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Shelter House. For information, call 642-5439 or email

Bart Rockett

Enjoy world-class magic, illusions, ventriloquism and comedy as presented by variety performer Bart Rockett at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 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

Shiver Me Timbers

The Arts and Design Society's "Shiver Me Timbers" Show runs through May 29 at the Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street in Fort Walton Beach.  Admission is free.

Rock the Docks

Every Saturday night free concerts will be held from 7-9 p.m. on the HarborWalk Village stage.  The Wide Open performs May 30.


Act4Murder presents "A Vacation to Die For" at 7:30 p.m. May 31 at Crab Island Cantina, 2 Harbor Blvd. in Destin. Price is $49.95/adults and $24.95 children 10 and under. Seating begins at 7 p.m. Call 862-2885 or visit for tickets.

Groovin’ On The Green

The Carillon Beach Institute presents a free concert with Latitude 29 from 7-9 p.m. June 1 at the Village Green. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.

Fat Tuesday

HarborWalk Village transforms into the "Big Easy" from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays 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, jazz bands, beads, Moonpies and more during this free parade. Join the fun with your own float. Call 797-7024 or email for information and to send application.

SeasideSummer Concerts: Celebrate the summer season at 7 p.m.  June 3 with Guthrie Brown & The Family Tree in the Seaside Amphitheater.