Calendar of Events and Entertainment Aug. 1 - 8


Cinema Under The Stars: Bring a blanket or low back chair to enjoy the movie “The Smurfs” under the stars from 8-10 p.m. Aug. 5 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Somerset Street.

Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:38 AM.

All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Friday, Aug. 1

Central Square Cinema: Grab your blankets for a free movie, “Racing Stripes,” at 8 p.m. under the stars at the Seaside Amphitheater.

Topsail tour: As the majestic sea turtles begin another reproductive season, learn the basic facts about them from 2-3 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Park will furnish gear. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.

Chuck Lawson: Enjoy music from 4-8 p.m. at Highlands House Café and Bar, 4193 W. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.

Art exhibit: The artwork of Carol Dickson of Santa Rosa Beach will be displayed at the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach during August.

ArtWalk: Enjoy live music, works of art and artist demos at the First Friday ArtWalk from 5-8 p.m. at Ruskin Place in Seaside.


Saturday, Aug. 2

Reptile Round-Up: Come face to face with reptiles of all shapes and sizes and discover the world of reptiles through arts and crafts, and other activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Biophilia Center in Freeport. Admission is $8/adults and $5/children. Two and under are free. Snacks and lunch available for purchase. Call 835-1824.

History walk: Learn about the early history of the park and local area at Camp Helen State Park’s history walk from 10-10:45 a.m. The tour is free with paid park admission fee of $4 per vehicle. Call 233-5059.

Folk Blues: Tallahassee Blues duo Belmont & Jones will play at 7:30 p.m. at Redd’s Fueling Station in Santa Rosa Beach. The duo plays a different kind of blues than one might expect, as they go back in time to the beginning of the blues, when Ma Rainey, Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy were making records.

Nature walk: Take a walk in nature with wildlife expert and ecologist Joe Wyatt at 9 a.m. at Hammock Bay, west of Freeport. Suitable for all ages. The trail system includes a bat house, purple martin houses, many bluebird houses, a wood duck house, a butterfly house and more. Call 496-1864.

Sinfonia Strolls: Musicians perform acoustic sets from 6-8 p.m. on the cobblestone streets of Rosemary Beach.


Sunday, Aug. 3

Sunday cinema: A free movie, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” begins at 8 p.m. in the Events Plaza at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.

Summer Sunday Concerts: Gulf Place on 30A hosts a free concert with Cadillac Willy from 6-9 p.m.
on the Amphitheater lawn. Bring chairs and blankets.

Sunday Brunch: Enjoy a meal in the downstairs dining area or on the roof with Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, and a Gulf view from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 723 Whiskey Bravo, 3031 E. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.

Grayt music: Grounds of Monet Monet presents Dismal Creek from 10 a.m. to noon at 100 Hwy. 30A East in Grayton Beach. Call 231-1090.

30A Farmers’ Market: This community event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Town Center in Rosemary Beach features fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese and more. Market is also held on Thursdays through Labor Day.


Monday, Aug. 4

Concerts in the Park: Bring blankets and beach chairs to enjoy a free concert with Kelly & The Healers from 6-8 p.m. at Marina Park in WaterColor.

Groovin’ On The Green: Enjoy the music of Legacy from 7-9 p.m. at the Village Green at Carillon Beach, 100 Carillon Market St. in Panama City Beach.

Monday Sky Surfing: Enjoy three shows from fly-board extraordinaire Ben Merrell from 7-9 p.m. over the Lagoon at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.


Tuesday, Aug. 5

TDC: The Walton County Tourist Development Council will meet at 9 a.m. at the South Walton Annex Boardroom.

Office hours: Walton County District 4 County Commissioner Sara Comander will hold office hours beginning at 9 a.m. at the South Walton Annex. To schedule an appointment, call 835-4834.

Town Planters: The Town Planters of Freeport will meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Blount House on Kylea Laird Road. Call 835-5611.

Pastel drawing: Local artist Melody Bogle will teach classes on pastel drawing from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach.  The cost of each class is $30.  To register, 622-5970 or email


Wednesday, Aug. 6

Seaside Summer Concerts: Celebrate summer with music at 7 p.m. in the Seaside Amphitheater. Event is free.

Wednesday Night Concert Series: A free concert from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.

Movies and more: The movie “The Lorax” and program on trees begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Recreation Hall at Camp Helen State Park. The program will be followed by a cookout including hotdogs and s’mores. A parent or guardian must accompany children. Admission into the park is free, although donations are requested for the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. Call 233-5059.

Summer Concert Series: Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy music with Courtyard Saints from 7-9 p.m. in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre.

Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market: The new market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Grand Park between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama’s.Vendors will offer locally sourced food-based items including produce, eggs, milk, butter, grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, and pork, honey, pickled vegetables and gourmet jams. 


Thursday, Aug. 7

Americana Under The Stars: Bring a chair, a beverage and enjoy the music of Lucky Mud at 6:30 p.m. in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Open mic begins the evening. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Food available for purchase.

Audubon Society: The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society meets at 6:30 p.m. in Room 130 of the NWFSC Student Services Center with a video presentation by Malcolm Mark Swan, cartographer with Colorado State University in support of Eglin AFB. Learn to identify and appreciate the beauty and tenacity of warblers and grosbeaks of Northwest Florida. Call 678-1461.

Glass workshop: Glass artist Mary Hong, the South Walton 2014 Artist of the Year, will give a workshop on Glass Collage from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach. The cost is $85 or $75 for CAA members. To register, call 622-5970 or email

Magical Thursday: Captain Davy performs a magic show from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf.


Friday, Aug. 8

Central Square Cinema: Grab your blankets for a free movie, “The Lego Movie,” at 8 p.m. under the stars at the Seaside Amphitheater.

Wine tasting: Taste three white and three red wines plus a gourmet tapas plate from 4-6 p.m. at Wild Olives, 104 N. Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Cost is $25/person.

Whale’s Tail: Enjoy live entertainment at 6 p.m. at the Whale’s Tail, 100 Seascape Drive in Miramar Beach.

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