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Boppa Chua! The history of the 50s and 60s through popular song

The Friends Guild of the Destin Library presents Boppa Chua! Marc Black’s History of the 50s and 60s through popular song on Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Destin Library.

New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Marc Black, will be your guide during an evening of song, storytelling, and laughter through these two historically defining decades. You will celebrate wonderful songs as diverse as “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” and “Blowin’ in the Wind,” as well as tunes by artists ranging from Dean Martin to George Harrison.

In addition to the music and conversation, this popular program features a slide show by Susan Black that is sure to slide you right back in time. Marc will also perform the Top 40 hit, “Happy,” by his own group, Blades of Grass as performed on their tour with The Doors, Neil Diamond, The Dave Clark Five, and Van Morrison.

If questions, contact the library at 850-837-8572 or

The Nutcracker tickets on sale

Join the Northwest Florida Ballet at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Nov. 18 and 19, at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 20, at 2:30 p.m. for the 43rd annual production of The Nutcracker.

As the only full-length version in the area, NFB’s The Nutcracker features live music by the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra led by David Ott and a cast of more than 140 performers, including international guest artists and over 100 local children.

For more information, call Northwest Florida Ballet at 850-664-7787.

Fireworks fill the sky over Destin Commons during the annual parade, arrival of Santa and Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Tree lighting and Santa's arrival

Destin Commons welcomes all to watch as Santa lights their holiday tree on Friday, Nov. 18 from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy face painting, hot chocolate, and a photo booth. At 7 p.m. the holiday parade begins as Santa arrives on Main Street to light the most spectacular Christmas tree on the Emerald Coast. After the Christmas tree lighting, the extravaganza will end with a finale of fireworks.

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Holiday Craft Show is Nov. 18

The City of Destin’s 16th Annual Holiday Craft Show will be held at the Destin Community Center on Nov. 18, from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

About 60 vendors participated in the 15th annual Craft Show at the Destin Community Center.

There will be over 60 vendors displaying hand-crafted jewelry, wreaths, books, food items, and much more. Vendor booths are available for $45 for Destin residents and $55 for non-residents. The price includes one 8 x 10 space, one 6-foot table, and two chairs ($10 extra for a corner booth or an extra table). Register early, as space is limited.

Admission and parking to the public is free. Register online at or call the community center at 850-654-5184 for more information.

Wine Walkabout is Nov. 10

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation hosts the 10th annual Wine Walkabout and Dinner on Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

The 10th annual installment of this event will again be held in the East Bar and Courtyard at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Destin.

Chef Ruston Johnson has created a special menu featuring multiple culinary stations with heavy hors d’oeuvres paired with select fine wines courtesy of a variety of vintners.

The 10th annual Wine Walkabout is Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the East Bar and Courtyard at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Destin.

Wine Walkabout guests will enjoy mixing and mingling with MKAF staff and members as well as savoring hors d'oeuvres, tasting stations, visiting with vintners from exclusive wineries, trying their luck at a wine pull, bidding in a silent auction, and more.

Live entertainment will feature the award-winning jazz artist, Michael J. Thomas, and pianist Cam Ray.Tickets are $95 per person or $75 for MKAF members.

Tickets to the Wine Walkabout and Dinner are available for purchase online at

To make a tax-deductible donation or provide a corporate sponsorship; or for more information about becoming an MKAF member, visit or call 850-650-2226.

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.


The City of Destin’s Adopt-A-Street Program allows local families, businesses and community groups to perform a valuable community service by adopting sections of a street to keep clear of litter and debris. Groups who participate in this program will have their name listed on the cty’s website and signage installed on their adopted street. For more information, call 850-837-6869 or email