All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Saturday, Oct. 19
BaytowneWharf Beer Festival: The Sixth Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival, featuring Denton Hatcher & The Soapbox Blues, will be held throughout the Village of Baytowne Wharf from 2-6 p.m. with 40 on-site craft brewers, more than 200 domestic and international beers, seminars and samplings and live music. Visit baytownewharfbeerfestival.com for tickets.
Harvest Festival: The Chautauqua Winery Annual Harvest Festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 364 Hugh Adams Road in DeFuniak Springs, with free wine tastings under the large tent, Geoff McBride plus Smokin’ Rodeo Band live in concert and food plates sold by Pleasant Ridge BBQ and Kiwanis Club. View a display of striking vehicles for a Cruise-In plus art, jewelry, crafts and wood working.
Grand Opening: The Seaside Institute Assembly Hall Grand Opening will be held from 3-9 p.m. next to the Academic Village. All art work produced during the week leading up to the grand opening will be displayed and available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Seaside Institute, the Rosemary Beach Foundation and the Seaside Neighborhood School.
Art Workshop: A Mary Hong workshop, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach, features fall designs and marine life. Cost is $75/CAA members and $85/not-yet members with all supplies included. To register, call 622-5970 or email Lee@CulturalArtsAlliance.com.
Fundraiser: A yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fat Clemenza’s parking lot in Holiday Plaza, Miramar Beach, to raise funds for the new facility being built by the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center in Walton County. Call 622-1153.
Best of the Emerald Coast: The 2013 winners for the 13th annual 2013 Best of the Emerald Coast will be on display from 6-9:30 p.m. at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin along the main street of the center. Evening includes food, fashion, entertainment and a silent auction. Admission is $30/advance tickets and $40/day of. Visit www.jlec.org, call 862-2665 or visit www.facebook.com/BestoftheEmeraldCoast.
Seaside Farmers Market: Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.
Artist Bazaar: Artists at Gulf Place presents its Artist Bazaar from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the green in the center of the Gulf Place loop. Bazaar features local artists, craftspeople and artisan vendors, interactive activities for children, and a free hot dog for those who make a purchase. Visit www.30aArtistBazaar.com to become a vendor.
Gulf Place Farmer’s Market: Pick up fresh produce from The Produce Gal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Gulf Place Farmer’s Market, in Gulf Place Town Center by Restaurant Fire.
Back To Nature Festival: The 12th annual Festival continues Oct. 19-20 and includes numerous events. For a complete schedule, visit www.southwaltoncc.org/B2Nschedule.
Neigh and Bray: Young children will enjoy stick races and lead line while more seasoned riders will compete in pole bending, barrel racing, Western and English pleasure and more at the Neigh and Bray. Show beginning at 4 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Arena, 1917 Pleasant Ridge Road in DeFuniak Springs. Call 892-5398. Free for spectators.
Saturday Pool Party: Music, fun and sun from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Elephant Walk pool deck by the beach, 4009 South Sandestin Blvd. in Miramar Beach. Beverages available for sale at the Tiki hut. Call 267-7778.
SEC Sailgate Party: Enjoy an outside “tailgate” party, including the Broadcast of NCAA and NFL evening football games, from 4-9 p.m. at Baytowne Marina in Sandestin. Regular kitchen menu available or cookout/ grill outside from 4-9 p.m., weather permitting.
Sunday, Oct. 20
Artwalk on the Harbor: Destin Boardwalk’s Artwalk on the Harbor takes place from 1-4 p.m. The free mini arts district the third Sunday of every month features the work of local and regional artists, along with individuals who create or produce various forms of art, crafts, photography, clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, or perform/sell music. The event takes place in the area starting right below the zipline all the way to AJ’s.
Book signings: Part-time Destin resident and award-winning Christian author Gail Pallotta will sign copies of her books, “Stopped Cold” and “Sweet Freedom with a Slice of Peach Cobbler,” from 12-4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Bad Ass Coffee, 1708 Scenic Gulf Dr. in Destin, and 12-4 p.m. Oct. 26 at San Gelato at Silver Sands Premium Outlets.
Brunch with Matt Hall: Matt Hall takes the stage at 10 a.m. Sundays during brunch at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.
Beach Service: Worship at the beach with Hope Lutheran Church at 8 a.m. at Ed Walline Beach Access across from Gulf Place on Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring a towel, chair, or stand on the boardwalk. The service will be held at the church’s U.S. 98 campus during inclement weather and if the temperature is below 50 degrees. Call 267-0322.
Brunch in the Backyard of Love: Robin Heath performs and Rescued Rescuers pour mimosasfor donations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, 85 Defuniak St. in Grayton Beach. Bring your dog — the Backyard is pet-friendly.
Monday, Oct. 21
Rudy Applewhite: Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar, 525 Grand Blvd. in Sandestin, presents Rudy Applewhite from 4-9 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Call 654-1743.
Dueling Piano Show: World famous attraction at 8 p.m. at Rum Runners Dueling Piano Bar, 130 Fisherman’s Cove in Baytowne Wharf.
Ike and Jabbo: Jam with the music of Ike and Jabbo at 9 p.m. at Cabana Café, 112 Seascape Blvd. in Miramar Beach.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
SeaNest Village: The relaunch of SeaNest Village will be celebrated with a Low Country Shrimp Boil from 4-7 p.m. on 30A a mile east of Seaside. See lots and floor plans and enjoy food, drinks, live music and door prizes.
ECPRO: Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Angler’s Beachside Grill on Okaloosa Island. Featured guest Kathy Morrow presents “Public Speaking: Stand up, speak and get your message out without fear.”Cost is $15/members, $20/non-members, and $10/full-time students. Call 525-9446 or email Jessica@ramadafwb.com.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors: Readers can practice reading and enjoy the company of a trained, certified canine friend during “Tail Waggin’ Tutors,” from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 376-4190.
Ike’s Fun Tuesday: An evening of great music, sax, keyboard and dancing from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Wednesday Night Concert Series: The Village of Baytowne Wharf hosts a free concert with the Forrest Williams Band from 6-8 p.m. in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.
Jake’s Women: NWFSC presents its production of the Neil Simon comedy “Jake’s Women” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23-26 in the Sprint Theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10 for youth 18 or younger. Tickets can be purchased at 850-729-6000 or at http://mattiekellyartscenter.org. Student Nights are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22 exclusively for NWFSC students or area high school students who are admitted free of charge by showing a current student ID.
Open Mic Night: An open mic night for singer/songwriters, local talent and seasoned musicians, begins at 7 p.m. at Redd’s Fueling Station, 2320 W. Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to sign up.
Hump Day Karaoke: Have your voice heard, express yourself or just relax from 8:15-11:30 p.m. at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.
Thursday, Oct. 24
Americana Under The Stars: Charlie Groth performs in a family/pet friendly concert series, Americana Under the Stars, from 6-8 p.m. in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Open mic begins at 6 p.m. Bring a chair and beverage. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill.
Sinfonia Gulf Coast: Musical Identities features guzheng player Su Chang in an orchestral concerto and also the orchestral showpiece, “Scheherazade,” by Rimsky-Korsakov at 7:30 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Tickets range from $29.50 to $42.50 and can be purchased at www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or 269-7129.
Public Forum Series: Commissioner William “Bill” Imfeld, District 3, Walton County Board of County Commissioners, will speak at SWCC Public Forum Series at 7 p.m. at the Walton County Coastal Branch Library. He will take questions after the presentation. Open to the public and free of charge.
Alzheimer’s support group: Alzheimer’s Family Services will hold a support group at 1 p.m. at Destiny Worship Center, 122 Poinciana Blvd. in Miramar Beach. The support group is free and limited respite care is available. To make arrangements for respite during the meeting, call in advance at 866-478-7790.
Rotary Club: The Rotary Club of South Walton meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites, Scenic Hwy. 98 in Miramar Beach. Visiting Rotarians and their guests are welcome. Call 267-2929.
Holiday Cooking Class: Chef David Cunningham’s Holiday Cooking Class Series begins from 6-9 p.m. at V Seagrove, 2743 Scenic Hwy. 30A in Seagrove Beach. Enjoy a three-course meal accompanied by instruction and conversation. Cost is $70/person. Reservation required at 468-0973.
Friday Oct. 25
Book sale: Coastal Library Friends Book Sale will be held from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 25 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26 in Santa Rosa Beach. All proceeds benefit the Coastal library with purchase of new items and children’s, adults, and young adult programming.
Backyard Boogie: Enjoy the music of the Forrest Williams Band from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Williams Backyard Boogie, 1921 Chat Holly in Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are a $20 donation available at any Forrest Williams Show or call 502-6448.
Seaside REP: The Seaside REP Theatre presents Romantic Fools at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaside Repertory Theatre. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at 231-0753, www.seasiderep.org or Amivida Coffee.
Beach Bonfire: Enjoy the outdoors with a bonfire from 8-9:30 p.m. on the beach at Baytowne Marina Beach in Sandestin. Call 267-7778.
Saturday, Oct. 26
Vettes at the Village
Area Corvette Clubs bring America’s Sports Car to the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chevrolet Corvettes, old and new, will be shined to the max and wanting your vote.
Harvest Market: Visit artist booths filled with paintings, pottery, jewelry and other hand-crafted items during Harvest Market from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rosemary Beach Green.
Clean-up day: District 4 Commissioner Sara Comander will host a community clean-up day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Choctaw Beach. Call 835-4834 or 892-8180.
Paddle Run Paddle: The 30A Duathlon, a benefit for the South Walton Jr. Lifeguard program and GULFSOUTH Dynamo competitive youth soccer, will be held from 7 a.m. to noon. Event starts at WaterColor Inn and Resort beach side with a one- mile stand up paddle to Grayton Beach, then a two mile run on the beach, and finishes with a two-mile paddle on Western Lake that ends at the WaterColor boat house with awards for women, men and children. The entry fee is $85 and includes sponsors bag, food and a T-shirt with logo, and option to participate in a silent auction. Register at https://prp30aduathlon.eventbrite.com.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: American Cancer Society volunteers will host their annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) event for the entire Emerald Coast at 9 a.m. at Village Baptist Church on Matthews Boulevard in Destin. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Registration is free and people can sign up as teams, or as individuals. Sign up online at www.makingstrideswalk.org/emeraldcoast, or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festival of the Arts: The 2013 event, with more than 100 artists, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 in its new home on the Village Green at the Mattie Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Admission donation is $3/adults; free/members and children under 12. Features include live entertainment, bistro-style food court and Kid’s ArtStop.