ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Sept. 23 - 30
Celebrity Server Luncheon
MKAF's Fifth Annual Celebrity Service Luncheon will be held Sept. 24 at Bonefish Grill. Seatings at 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation's All Kinds of Art K-12 children's art programs. Call 650-2226.
Watch a favorite classic, "Back to the Future," at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24 on the Events Plaza lawn at Baytowne Wharf.
Act4Murder presents "Bebopped at the Sock Hop" at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at La Paz, 950 Gulf Shore Drive in Destin. Price is $45/person. Seating begins at 7 p.m. Call 862-2885 or visit http://act4murder.com for tickets.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
Listen to a free concert with the music of Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin.
Americana Under The Stars
Bring a chair and a beverage to enjoy the music of David Drew Russell at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill.
Bud & Alley’s will host the 11th Annual Hurricane Party from 6:30-10 p.m. Sept. 25 with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc. (CVHN). Entertainment will be provided by Motown favorites Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces, heavy Creole hors d'oeuvres and a live and silent auction. Tickets are $75/advance and $100/door. Purchase at http://www.cvhnkids.org/hurricane/ or call 622-3200, ext. 101.
A reception celebrating local artists and the Arts in Medicine program at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 25 in the second floor Atrium. The reception will celebrate the displayed work and allow the community to meet the artists. All artwork is available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.
The 21st annual Oktoberfest in Bluewater Bay will be held from 5-10 p.m. Sept. 25 and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 26 at Market Place near Winn-Dixie on Highway 20, Bluewater Bay, Niceville. Event features live music, entertainment for adults and children, arts and crafts, soft drinks, bratwurst, hotdogs, baked chicken and beer. New this year is the Fire Engine Team Pull. All proceeds go to local charities. Free admission.
Watch football games, play outside in great weather, listen to music, and enjoy specials from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 26 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Coconut Radio performs from 5-7 p.m. on the Baytowne LIVE Stage and Robby Walton performs from 7-9 p.m. on the Events Plaza Stage.
The Fifth Annual Destin Beer Festival features 100+ beers, spirits, food in the culinary tent and live music with The Rips Sept. 26 at Destin Wine World in the Paradise Key Shopping Center. All proceeds from the Beer Fest benefit local charities Children in Crisis and Emerald Coast Autism Center. General admission tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are $50 at www.destinbeerfestival.com.
Hispanic Fest 2015
Live bands, singers, top DJs, delicious food, vendors, folkloric groups, and more will be found at Hispanic Fest 2015 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Proceeds from the event will benefit United for a Good Cause Inc's 11th Annual Emerald Coast Christmas Miracle Needy Children's Fiesta.
Eggs on the Beach
Ray Lampe, known as Dr. BBQ, will be the featured celebrity guest when Bay Breeze Patio presents the Second Annual Eggs on the Beach BBQ Competition at Seascape Resort Sept. 26. Cook team registration is $50/team of up to four and includes use of a Demo Big Green Egg for grilling. A silent auction, music, kids' activities, and cash bar are part of the event. Taster tickets are on sale, featuring advance pricing of $25/adult, $13/child (age 11-17) and kids 10 and under are free. Call 269-4666.
Tri-County Fair Fine Arts Show
The 32nd Northwest Florida Tri-County Fair Fine Arts Show, sponsored by the Arts and Design Society and the Northwest Florida Fair Board, takes place from 5-10 p.m. Sept. 28-Oct. 2 and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 3 at C.H. Bull Rigdon Fairgrounds and Recreation Complex (formerly The Northwest Florida Fairgrounds) in Fort Walton Beach. Call 582-1329 for information.