Destin community events for the week of Aug. 8-14
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Destin City Hall
All City Council meetings, workshops, executive sessions and CRA Board meetings are held at the City Hall Annex, 4100 Indian Bayou Trail. All other board and committee meetings are held at City Hall, 4200 Indian Bayou Trail. All meetings are subject to change or cancellation. To virtually view the meeting, visit https://www.cityofdestin.com/ to register or view at www.youtube.com/CityofDestin.
Final Budget Workshop, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10
Public Works/Public Safety, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11
Infrastructure Surtax Advisory, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11
City Council, 6 p.m. Aug. 17
Sales Tax Holiday
The 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday began Friday, Aug. 7, and ends Sunday, Aug. 9. Qualifying items will be exempt from tax, including certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and certain computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. For more information and a list of qualifying items, see Tax Information Publication (TIP) on the 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday.
Rock the Docks
Rock out on the Destin harbor, and make this summer a hit with a free Dion Jones concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at HarborWalk Village. On-site parking is $10.
Aug. 15: Scenic Heights
Wednesday Night Concert Series
Enjoy a free evening of music from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 12 with Rust and Gold at the Events Plaza Stage at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
• Aug. 19: Courtyard Saints
• Aug. 26: Dion Jones and The Neon Tears
• Sept. 2: Will Thompson Band
• Sept. 9: The Blenders
• Sept. 16: Geoff McBride
• Sept. 23: Bay Bridge Band
• Sept. 30: Forrest Williams Band
All-American Thursday Night
Celebrate the USA at HarborWalk Village at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13 begins with a hero salute and vintage flyover followed by Band of Revival on the Main Stage. The night ends with fireworks over the harbor and a fire spinning spectacular at 9 p.m. On-site parking is $10.
Business Before Hours Candidates Forum
The Destin Chamber will host candidates for Florida House of Representatives District 4, Okaloosa County Commission District 5, and Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools from
7:30 – 9 a.m. Aug. 14 at The Henderson. Sponsored by the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and features non-profit spotlight The Arc of the Emerald Coast. Cost is $20/Chamber members and $30/non-members. Registration and prepayment are required. For details, call 850-837-6241 or visit https://www.destinchamber.com/events/details/destin-chamber-s-business-before-hours-candidates-forum-sponsored-by-mattie-kelly-arts-foundation-45018.
History Sandwiched In
Graham Fountain,Okaloosa County Commissioner, will be discussing local government from 12-1 p.m. at the Heritage Museum from 12-1 p.m. Aug. 14.
Musician Ellen Shepard will perform her Hammered Dulcimer with a brief history of the Dulcimer and have her CD for sale from 12-1 p.m. Sept. 25.
Alice Hart will do the workshops at her home in Gulf Breeze on Saturdays beginning Aug. 19 for Okaloosa and Walton students. Students and/or parents email Amhart1966@aol.com or call 615-585-2401 for all the information.
Heritage Museum Help Needed
The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida is looking for volunteers to act as Docents/Educators for the tours hosted at the museum and for special events at area schools. If interested, contact Andy Hanna, Museum director, at 850-678-2615.
Adults Only Cruise
The 21+ adults only Buccaneer Pirate Cruise at HarborWalk Village will be held from 8:15-9:30 p.m. every Saturday during the summer. Book online at www.destinpirateship.com.
Church at Crab Island
Shoreline Church will hold Sunday morning services at 10 a.m. at Crab Island. Just boat up to worship.
Cirque du Harbor
From 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 11, Cirque du HarborWalk fills the harbor with revelry and wonder. Enjoy music by Doc Roc, fire spinning, trapeze and aerial artists, stilt walkers and more. Discover the magic and a whole new world of fun at HarborWalk Village. On-site parking is $10.
Concerts in the Village
Enjoy the music of M-80's at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, 4323 Commons Drive W in Destin. Gates open at 6 p.m., and concerts begin at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door with general admission $15/adult and free to MKAF members and kids under 12. Visit https://francesroy.xtensio.com/CIV2020Rescheduled to see changes due to CUVID-19.
Sept. 10: Casey Kearney
Sept. 17: The Shakedown
Sept. 24: The Bonehoeffers
Oct. 1 : Pickled Pickers
Oct. 3: Shania Twin
Oct. 8: Emerald Gold
An evening full of free champagne and shopping begins at 5 p.m. Aug. 20 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Stop in various retail merchants as you enjoy a selection of premium champagnes. This event is free and for 21 and up only.
Learn the Bible and how to study on your own during the Book of Revelation Inductive Bible Study beginning Aug. 25 at Enclave Condominium Clubhouse, 3655 Scenic Hwy. 98. Classes will be on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. for 14 weeks. Remote study by email also available. Register with Mary Ann Roberts by email at email@example.com or call 217-8766. Revelation gives believers assurance of our future with Jesus.
Saturday in The Park
Heritage Museum’s 44th Annual Saturday in the Park, with craft vendors, entertainment and a Kids’ Corner, has been rescheduled for Sept. 12. There are still spaces available for the event.
Dueling Piano Show
AJ's Endless Summer presents Dueling Piano Show this summer at AJ's On the Bayou, 200 Eglin Parkway NE in Fort Walton Beach. Shows are every Friday and Saturday night starting at 9 p.m. featuring Chris Roberts from the Howl at the Moon. Seats are on a first come first serve basis. Come for a late dinner and stay for the show.
Free events at Baytowne Wharf
Hydroflight Monday, a free fly-board show with local athlete Ben Merrell as he flies over the Baytowne lagoon at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Enjoy free inflatables and lawn games during Boomin’ Tuesday at the Baytowne Events Plaza from 7-9:15 p.m. followed by a fireworks display. Magical Thursday features pirate Captain Davy and his free magic show at the Events Plaza Stage. Shows are at 7 and 8 p.m.
Seabreeze Jazz Festival
Tickets are on sale at www.seabreezejazzfestival.com for the 2021 Seabreeze Jazz Festival April 21-25. 2021, at Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater in Panama City Beach. Or charge by phone at 855-233-6714.
Destin 2020 Hurricane Information Guide
Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30. The 2020 City of Destin Hurricane Guide is now available on the City of Destin website at https://www.cityofdestin.com/8/Services and City of Destin Government Facebook page.This guide is designed to provide valuable information to use before, during and after a storm.
Henderson Beach State Park, Joe's Bayou annual pass requests
Residents can submit their Henderson Beach State Park annual pass requests online at https://www.cityofdestin.com/annualpass. Rebate requests and Joe’s Bayou Boat launch passes for residents and non-residents are also available through online submission. Requests will be processed and made available for mail delivery or curbside pickup at Destin City Hall. Call City Hall at 837-4242 to schedule a pick-up time. Upon completion of the request and verification, payments will be accepted.
Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam
The eighth annual Country On The Coast festival in Panama City Beach will be March 26-28, 2021. Tickets for the three-day event are available at www.GulfCoastJam.com.
TRUMP Boat Rally/Parade
Bring your boat or rent a boat/watercraft with Trump banners/flags to show support for President Trump from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 5. Meet at east side of Mid-Bay Bridge by LuLu's from 10:30-10:50 a.m.then start at 11 a.m. and head to Pensacola Beach and back. Event is free.
Grand Boulevard Farmers Market
Grand Boulevard Farmers Market takes place every Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Park in the heart of Grand Boulevard in South Walton. Bring your shopping bag and load up on local produce, eggs, jams and pies. Homemade soap, good olive oil, and pickled things are all there for the taking.
Rosemary Beach Farmers Market
Come browse the 30A Farmers Market in Rosemary Beach on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The local farmers market takes place on Sundays year round, and Thursdays throughout the summer months, in North Barrett Square along Scenic 30A.
All activities are at the Destin Community Center, unless noted. Call 654-5184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and to register. Persons with disabilities who require assistance are asked to notify the center 48 hours in advance.
— Destin Senior Membership: Join the Destin Seniors to enjoy multiple festivities including the senior lunch bunch, potluck, casino trips, cruises, bingo, chair exercise, knitting, scrabble, and Mexican dominoes. Members must be a Destin resident.
— Senior Book Club: The Destin Senior Members meet at 10 a.m. the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Destin Library, 150 Sibert Ave.
— Senior Drop-In Hours: The Destin Senior Center at Buck Destin Park, 724 Legion Drive, offers senior drop-in hours from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Thursday for Seniors (50 years and older) to meet and enjoy each other’s company, participate in games such as Mexican Train Dominoes, Scrabble, cards, etc.
— Senior Walking Club: The Destin Senior Members walk around the Destin Community Center’s gymnasium from 8-9 a.m. Monday-Friday. All of the miles that you walk will be added to the “team map” as we travel from one region to the next. The team’s miles are reported on the 4th Friday of each month at the Destin Senior Membership’s Potluck.
— Destin Senior Chair Exercise 50+ years: Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10-10:45 a.m. at Buck Destin Park consists of performing light exercises to help improve balance, flexibility, strength, and circulation. Free/residents.