Upcoming Arts and Entertainment (beginning July 29)

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Wednesday Night Concert Series

Listen to a free concert with the music of Forrest Williams Band from 7-9 p.m. July 29 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin.

• Aug. 5: Delta Reign  

• Aug. 12: Stephen Simmons

• Aug. 19: Betty Fox Band

• Aug. 26: JP Soars & The Red Hots

Baytowne LIVE

Enjoy free music with Chris Alvarado July 30, Aug.1 and 6 and Stevie Hall July 31. Aug. 4 and 7 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf on Adventure Lane, across from Blast Arcade and Laser Maze.

• Aug. 13, 20, 27: Chris Alvarado

• Aug. 11, 14, 18, 25: Stevie Hall

Rock'n Bingo

Play Rock 'n Bingo from 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Landshark's Pizza or from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Mama Sherry's Pizza & Wings.

Seaside Summer Concerts

Celebrate the summer season at 7 p.m. July 29 with The Mulligan Brothers in the Seaside Amphitheater.

• Aug. 5: Elliot Root

• Aug. 12: Forrest Williams

• Aug. 19: Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes

• Aug. 26: MamaDear

Red, White and Blue Celebration

As CEO and Chair of Shepard’s Cornerstone Foundation, Cindy Wilson will be honored for her true passion of serving others through philanthropy and volunteerism at 7 p.m. July 30 at HarborWalk Village. Enjoy music, free kid’s activities, a WWII vintage air show and a fireworks finale over the harbor at 9 p.m. To nominate a hero, email info@harborwalk-destin.com.

• Aug. 6: Jeremy Miller of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office will be honored for his desire to serve others as seen from the 2,000 responses he has made this year.

• Aug. 13: Alison McDowell, director and marine scientist for the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, will be honored for her goals for CBA and expansion of its mission and objectives.

• Aug. 20: Staci Berryman of the Emerald Coast Autism Center will be honored.

• Aug. 27:

• Sept. 3:Local service dogs are honored.

Theatre Thursdays

Enjoy a summer evening in Grand Park at Grand Boulevard at 8 p.m. July 30. Emerald Coast Theatre Company will present a fun, comedic adaptation of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" during this 45 minute performance of the classic tale. Pre-show children’s activities by Abrakadoodle. This event is free and open to the public.

Movies at the Landing

Enjoy movie trivia from 7-8 p.m. and the free movie, "Hook," at 8 p.m. July 31 at The Landing in Fort Walton Beach. Bring chairs or a blanket. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. 

• Aug. 7: honey I Shrunk the Kids

• Aug. 14: Jumanji

• Aug. 21: Superman

• Aug. 28 Mary Poppins

Rock the Docks

Enjoy a free concert with The Modern Eldorados from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 1 on the HarborWalk Village stage. 

• Aug. 8: Continuum

• Aug. 15: The Deja Vu Band

• Aug. 22: Flash Flood

• Aug. 29: Hotel Oscar

Sunday Cinema

Enjoy a free family-friendly movie, "Ratatouille," under the stars at 8 p.m. Aug. 2 on the Events Plaza lawn at The Village of Baytowne Wharf.

• Aug. 9: Cars

Summer at Baytowne

Free events at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin include:

• Hydro Flight Monday: Enjoy three shows over the lagoon by fly-board extraordinaire Ben Merrell at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. through Aug. 13 in the Events Plaza.

• Boomin' Tuesday: Enjoy lawn games, inflatables, and kids activities from 7-9 p.m. through Aug. 11 in the Events Plaza. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

• Magical Thursday: Captain Davy performs from 7-9 p.m. through Aug. 13 in the Events Plaza.

Groovin’ On The Green

The Carillon Beach Institute presents a free concert with Confederate Smoke from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Village Green. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.

•Aug. 10: Luke Pinegar & Friends

•Aug. 17: Civilized Natives

•Aug. 24: Sonic Boom

•Aug. 30: The Rowdies

Stage Crafters

Stage Crafters Community Theatre presents the musical comedy "Nunsense" Aug. 14-16 and 21-23 at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium. Friday and Saturday performances start at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available at www.stagecrafters.com or at P.S. Gifts in Fort Walton Beach or Bayou Books in Niceville. Discounted student tickets are $10 at the door only.

ArtWalk on the Harbor

HarborWalk Village becomes a mini art district as dozens of artists showcase their creative artwork ranging from traditional to contemporary art, jewelry, paintings, handcrafted items and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at HarborWalk Village. Also, music on main stage. Held third Sunday of each month.

Festival of the Arts

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation hosts the 20th annual Festival of the Arts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. The festival showcases the original artwork of more than 100 artists and features a live music lineup, art activities for kids, souvenir posters and T-shirts, art raffle and more. A food bistro, wine and beer garden as well as convenient parking and motor coach shuttle are also available. Tickets are $5/adults and children under 12 are free. Call 650-2226.

Fat Tuesday

HarborWalk Village transforms into the "Big Easy" from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays with a Mardi Gras parade through the harbor. Street Party starts at 7 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 abrand@harborwalk-destin.com for information and to send application.

Nighttime Educational Beach Walks

Learn about sea turtles, their nesting habits and other wildlife along the beaches of Okaloosa Island and Destin at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays through November. Limited to 20 people (ages 6 and older) per walk. The walks are free and include a 30-minute orientation. Reservations are required and may be made at 865-0868 or ECTurtleWatch@gmail.com.

Okaloosa Island Fireworks

Visit the Boardwalk to view the fireworks display from the Okaloosa Island Pier at 9 p.m. every Wednesday throughout the summer.

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.

Locals Night Out

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