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The Destin Log
The Destin Log

Events are slowly beginning again. Please send yours to at least 2 weeks in advance if possible.

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 For help or information, email

• Harbor CRA-AC, June 10, 5:30 p.m.

• Bid Committee, June 11, 9:30 a.m.

• City Council, 6 p.m. June 15

• Town Center CRA-AC, June 17, 5:30 p.m.

• Local Planning Agency, June 18, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

Concerts are back, so sit back and enjoy a free evening of music from 7-9 p.m.June 10 with The Shakedownon the Events Plaza Stage at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

• June 17: Forrest Williams Band

• June 24: Kickstand Jenny

• July 1: Boukou Groove

• July 8: Modern Eldorados

• July 15: Big AL and the Heavyweights

• July 22: Jessie Ritter

• July 29: Luke Langford Band

All-American Thursday Night

Celebrate the USA at HarborWalk Village at 6:30 p.m. Thursday nights. June 11 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.

• June 18: Modern Eldorados

• June 25: Band of Revival

• July 2: Modern Eldorados

• July 9: Band of Revival

• July 16: Band of Revival

• July 23: Band of Revival

• July 30: Modern Eldorados

• Aug. 6: Band of Revival

• Aug. 13: Band of Revival

Flying Needles Quilt Club

The Flying Needles Quilt Guild will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 11 at New Hope Baptist Church, 108 Aurora Street in Valparaiso. Everyone is welcome to attend a morning of food, fellowship and quilting experiences.

Concerts in the Village

Bring a bottle of wine, your favorite craft beer, some delicious snacks and a blanket or chair and enjoy the music of Rumours at 7 p.m. June 11 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 to see changes due to CUVID-19.

June 18: The Return

June 25: Departure

July 9: Jeffrey Steele (rescheduled)

July 16: Accent (rescheduled)

July 22,: The Ultimate Eagle's Tribute, On The Border (rescheduled)

July 30: Forrest Williams Band (rescheduled)

Aug. 20: M-80's (rescheduled)

Sept. 10: Casey Kearney

Sept. 17: The Shakedown

Sept. 24: The Bonehoeffers

Oct. 1 : Pickled Pickers

Oct. 3: Shania Twin

Oct. 8: Emerald Gold

Rock the Docks

Rock out on the Destin harbor, and make this summer a hit with a free Tyler Livingston & The Absolutes concert at 7 p.m. June 13 at HarborWalk Village. On-site parking is $10.

June 20: Flash Flood

June 27: Jessi Ritter

July 11: Sway Jah Vu

July 18: Blake Ruck

July 25: The HooDoos

Aug. 1: The Shakedown

Aug. 8: Dion Jones

Aug. 15: TBD

Camp Longleaf

Nothing beats actual camp, but Camp Longleaf hopes the “Camp at Home” series will keep you active. This series will run until July 17. Visit for more information.

WEEK 2: Time to Fly June 14-19

RETREAT: Outdoor Adventures June 20-22

WEEK 3: Let's Get Buggie June 28-July 3

WEEK 4: More Mammals Please July 5-10

WEEK 5: Campity Camp Camp July 12-17

Sunday Cinema

Grab a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up on the Events Plaza Lawn for the free film "Aladdin" at 8 p.m. June 14 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.

• June 21: Secret Life of Pets 2

• June 28: Mary Poppins Returns

• July 5: Abominable

• July 12: Finding Nemo

• July 19: Incredibles 2

• July 26: Lion King

Destin City Council

The next regular city council meeting will take place on June 15 at Destin City Hall Annex, 4100 Indian Bayou Trail/ Public may use GoToWebinar to virtually attend the meeting and register to receive a link to join online by using To listen via phone, dial 1-415-655-0052 and Phone ID is 702-413-716.

Cirque du HarborWalk

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.

Church at Crab Island

Shoreline Church will hold Sunday morning services at 10 a.m. at Crab Island. Just boat up to worship.

Seabreeze Jazz Festival

Tickets are on sale at 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.

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

Library Virtual Programs

As part of the Destin Library’s 2020 Imagine Your Story! Summer Reading Program, access to great programs virtually from the library’s web page will be offered. Visit and click on the Summer Reading Program link to view these programs. Jim Gill, a singer and children’s performer from Chicago, is allowing libraries free access to his song videos, such as “May There Always Be Sunshine.”

ECTC's 2020 Summer Camp

Following CDC guidelines, a selection of “socially distanced” Summer 2020 classes are offered through June 18. The classes, workshops and lessons are designed for various age groups from preschool through 12th grade. Tuition ranges from $95 to $295 per student depending on the program. Sibling, military and multiple camp discounts are provided; payment plans and scholarships available for group camps/classes. To register for the first phase of ECTC Summer Camp 2020 online sessions, call 684-0323 or go to For more information and to pre-register for the second phase in-person classes, visit

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.

Sacred Heart Diabetes Program

Ascension Sacred Heart offers Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Program, a yearlong PreventT2 Lifestyle Change Program, starting on June 18. Guided by a trained lifestyle coach, groups of participants are learning the skills they need to make lasting changes.

For more information on enrollment, class schedules, cost or to speak to an education specialist, call 278-3546 or email

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 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 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.

Verve Dance Company

A full-day intensive program including five daily classes, with a break for lunch and a second, small break mid-afternoon, will be held June 29-July 3, both virtually and in-studio. Tuition is $175/in-studio and $75/virtual. Visit or email for more information.

Jessie Ritter Band

The Jessie Ritter band performs live from 7-9 p.m. July 22 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music.

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

The eighth annual Country On The Coast festival in Panama City Beach will be Sept. 4-6, 2020. Tickets for the three-day event are available at

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.