Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Operatic Night: Denyce Graves joins the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra (PSO) in the Seaside Amphitheater for a fall night to remember. The one night only performance of the PSO featuring Graves will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 and is free and open to the public.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

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

Americana Under The Stars

Bring a chair and a beverage to enjoy the music of Belmont and Jones at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 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.

ADSO window display

During October, The Arts and Design Society presents in studio windows that face First Street in Fort Walton Beach the works of Lucy Foote, who works in oils, acrylic, and digital art.

Rock'n Bingo

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

Dog Daze

The annual event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at Liza Jackson Park in Fort Walton Beach with the same combination of fun games, contests, dog-centered vendors, weiner races and more.

Duck Regatta

The fifth annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta benefiting the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Guild will be held Oct. 10 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin. The event features fun activities for the whole family, including Abrakadoodle face painters, crafts, scavenger hunts, and the Baytowne Carousel for children 12 and under from 11 a.m. to noon. All family events begin at 10 a.m. and the duck race will begin at 1 p.m. at the lagoon. Make a donation of $10 or more to the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Guild to adopt a duck at the Hospital Gift Shop in Miramar Beach, online at, or at Baytowne Wharf the day of the event. Adopt one duck/$10, three ducks/$27, six ducks/$50 or 12 ducks/$100. You need not be present to win.

Beer Fest

The Eighth Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival takes place from 5-9:30 p.m. Oct. 16 with Beer Bingo and 12:30-2 p.m. Oct. 17 with a VIP event and 2-6 p.m. craft tasting.

Mullet Festival

The annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival will be held Oct. 16-18 at the Mullet Festival Grounds in Niceville with country music, fine art and home hand-crafts, numerous exhibits, and a staggering array of food concessions. Tickets are $15/Friday and Saturday and $10/Sunday. Advance tickets $10 each and children 11 and under are free.

Zombie Walk

The Seventh Annual Fort Walton Beach Zombie Walk and Can Food Drive begins by delivering your food at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the corner of Ferry Road and U.S. 98 or The Landing. To play the games, zombies must register by 5:30 p.m. Make-up artists will be on hand to zombify for an additional donation of canned goods. Also games, prizes, music for all ages, and trick or treating for the kids. Zombie Walk will conclude with a meandering of Zombies through downtown to the destination for Thriller Dance.