All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Biophilia Center: The Biophlia Center will be closed in July.
Central Square Cinema: Grab your blankets for a free movie, “Smurfs 2” at 8 p.m. July 18 under the stars at the Seaside Amphitheater.
• July 25: Surf’s Up
• Aug. 1: Racing Stripes
• Aug. 8: The Lego Movie
Topsail tour: Learn about sea and land critters in a hands-on program from 2-3 p.m. July 18 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.
Grayton Beer Concert: Grayton Beer and Peddlers Pavilion in Seacrest Beach present a 30A Summer Concert Series with Reed Waddle from 6-10 p.m. July 18. Beer and wine available through Peddlers Pub.
• July 24: Hotel Oscar
• July 25: Reed Waddle
Adventure Club: A kayak/canoe trip on the mid-section of the Blackwater River near Baker begins at 10 a.m. July 19. Meet on S.R. 4 at the small park on the northwest side of the small Cotton Bridge over the river. We will kayak from Peaden Bridge to Cotton Bridge. Bring a picnic lunch and lots of drinking water and a life jacket. Call 974-9591 to RSVP.
• July 19: Bike ride in Milton on the Blackwater Heritage Trail at 8:30 a.m. Meet at the trailhead on Hwy. 87 North. Lunch at nearby restaurant. Call 255-1040.
• July 22: Bike ride on Pensacola Beach at 5 p.m. and enjoy the free Bands on the Beach concert. Meet in the parking area under the beach ball looking water tower. Bring a picnic supper and folding chair. Call 377-4676.
• July 24: Bike ride in Niceville at 4 p.m. in the Bluewater Bay Resort/Subdivision. Meet at the parking area of the golf course club house. Supper at nearby restaurant. Call 897-3624.
• July 26: Bike ride in the older section of Fort Walton Beach at 8:30 a.m. Meet in the parking area under the Brooks Bridge. Lunch at nearby restaurant. Call 974-9591.
• July 26: Bike ride at 8:30 a.m. in the Gulf Breeze area over the Garcon Point Bridge. Meet at the gravel parking lot on the north side of Hwy. 98, just east of the road that leads to the bridge. This road is called Avalon Boulevard and Hwy. 281. There is a small fee for biking over the bridge. Lunch at nearby restaurant. Call 255-1040.
• July 29: Bike ride at 8:30 a.m. in the Navarre Beach/Pensacola Beach area. Meet at Opal Beach at the Soundside pavilion area. Bring a picnic lunch/snack. Call 255-1040.
• July 31: Bike ride at 4 p.m. in Niceville. Meet at the Dockside Restaurant and Marina on Bayshore Drive. Supper at nearby restaurant. Call 897-6756.
Sunday Cinema: A free movie, “The Lego Movie” begins at 8 p.m. July 20 in the Events Plaza at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
• July 27: Jumanji
• Aug. 3: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
• Aug. 10: Despicable Me 2
ArtWalk on the Harbor: Local and regional artists and vendors display their work at ArtWalk on the Harbor from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20 from HarborWalk Village to AJ’s. The event is free.
Summer Sunday Concerts: Gulf Place on 30A hosts a free concert with Courtyard Saints from 6-9 p.m. July 20 on the Amphitheater lawn. Bring chairs and blankets.
• July 27: Heritage
• Aug. 3: Cadillac Willy
• Aug. 10: Ike Bartley
• Aug. 17: Fearless Heights
• Sept. 7: Owsley Brothers
• Sept.14: Hubba Hubba
• Sept. 21: Chronic Jester
• Sept. 28: Boukou Groove
• Oct. 5: Tony Vegas
• Oct. 12: Déjà vu
• Oct. 19: Wildlife Specials
• Oct. 26: Old Truck Bluegrass Band
Concerts in the Park: Bring blankets and beach chairs to enjoy a free concert with Jam Therapy from 6-8 p.m. July 21 at Marina Park in WaterColor.
• July 28: Calypso Nuts
• Aug. 4: Kelly & The Healers
• Aug. 11: New World Beatniks
Groovin’ On The Green: Enjoy the music of Latitude 29 from 7-9 p.m. July 21 at the Village Green at Carillon Beach, 100 Carillon Market St. in Panama City Beach.
• July 28: Mighty Hurricanes
• Aug. 4: Legacy
• Aug. 11: Jones & Co.
• Aug. 18: Ebb Tyed
• Aug. 25: Kelly and the Healers
• Aug. 31: Todd Sparks & The Shrimpboat Cowboys
Monday Sky Surfing: Enjoy three shows from fly-board extraordinaire Ben Merrell from 7-9 p.m. through Aug. 31 over the Lagoon at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
Evening with the experts: Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast will host an evening with the experts featuring spine health at 6 p.m. July 22 at the Compass Rose Restaurant in Valparaiso. Guest speakers include Dr. Kornelis Poelstra and Dr. Charles Wingo, board certified orthopedic spine surgeons.Dinner will be served. Call 278-3600 to register.
Cinema Under The Stars: Bring a blanket or low back chair to enjoy the movie “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” under the stars from 8-10 p.m. July 22 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Somerset Street.
• July 29: Little Rascals
• Aug. 5: The Smurfs
• Aug. 12: Hotel Transylvania
Boomin’ Tuesdays: Enjoy lawn games and inflatables from 7-9 p.m. through Aug. 14 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf. Fireworks light up the sky over the Lagoon at 9:15 p.m.
SeasideShorts: Cool off while enjoying a variety of bite-sized short plays at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through Aug. 1 at the Seaside Repertory Theatre, 216 Quincy Circle in Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.lovetherep.com.
Seaside Summer Concerts: Celebrate summer with the sounds of Humming House at 7 p.m. July 23 in the Seaside Amphitheater. Event is free.
• July 30: Jacob Jeffries Band
• Aug. 6: TBD
• Aug. 13: Go Down Moses
Wednesday Night Concert Series: A free concert with The Modern Eldorados from 7-9 p.m. July 23 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.
• July 30: Heritage
Movies and more: The movie “Shark Tale” and program on jellyfish begins at 5:30 p.m. July 23 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.
• Aug. 6: “The Lorax” and program on trees
Summer Concert Series: Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy music with Bill Garrett & Friends from 7-9 p.m. July 23 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre.
• July 30: Boukou Groove
• Aug. 6: Courtyard Saints
• Aug. 13: Seth Walker Trio
Topsail tour: Learn about the endangered Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse from 3-4 p.m. July 23 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.
Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market: The new market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays 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.
Americana Under The Stars: Bring a chair, a beverage and enjoy the music of Katherine Archer at 6 p.m. July 24 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.
• July 31: John French
Beach Blast: Elephant Walk restaurant in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will have a free evening of entertainment on the beach at 6 p.m. Thursdays through July 31. Activities include beach bonfires, live music by Bo Adams, children’s activities, bounce houses, face painting, balloon sculpting, a photo lounge, s’mores, and a fireworks show. Select activities are at an additional cost. Patio seating available for dinner at Elephant Walk. Make reservations at 267-4800.
Magical Thursday: Captain Davy performs a magic show from 7-9 p.m. through Aug. 14 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf.
Shrimp Boil: Grayton Beach Catering hosts a sunset shrimp boil and bonfire on the beach at 6 p.m. Thursdays. GBC provides dinner, bonfire with S’mores, beach chairs, music, soda and water. Bring adult beverages. Cost is $50/adults and $20/children under 12. Hot dogs with chips are available for children under 12 for $10. Reservations required by 10 a.m. Thursdays atwww.graytonbeachcatering.com/shrimp-boil-thursdays or call 231-1090.
Art classes: Mary Hong will teach Glass Collage on Canvas from 10 a.m. to noon July 24 and 25 at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach. The cost is $85, or $75/CAA members. To register call 622-5970, or email Lee@CulturalArtsAlliance.com.
Topsail tour: Learn all about surf fishing from 2-3 p.m. July 25 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Park will furnish gear. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.
Alzheimer’s support group: Alzheimer’s Family Services will hold a support group for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease at 2 p.m. July 29 at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, Suite 3 Conference Room, in Miramar Beach. The support group is free and limited respite care is available. To make arrangements for respite, call 866-478-7790.
Topsail tour: As the majestic sea turtles begin another reproductive season, learn the basic facts about them from 2-3 p.m. Aug. 1 at TopsailHill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Park will furnish gear. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.
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.
TDC: The Walton County Tourist Development Council will meet at 9 a.m. Aug. 5 at the South Walton Annex Boardroom.
County Commissioners: The Walton County Board of County Commissioners will hold special meetings to discuss the Parking Needs Assessment in South Walton County at 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at the South Walton County Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd. in Santa Rosa Beach.
Auditions: Seaside will host auditions for the Third Annual Seaside Nutcracker from 5-6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Seaside Assembly Hall, 168 Smolian Circle in Santa Rosa Beach. Dancers ages 8 to 18 from the Northwest Florida regions are eligible to participate in auditions. An audition fee and pre-registration is required. For more details and registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunset Movie: Enjoy a free movie at 8 p.m. Aug. 30 in WaterColor’s Marina Park.
Pastel workshop: Frank Federico, PSA Master Pastelist and IAPS Master Circle Recipient, will be the workshop instructor Oct. 27, 28 and 29 at the Cultural Arts Alliance Bayou Arts Center in Santa Rosa Beach. The focus is on dynamic compositions and gesture. Cost is $350 for PSNF members and $400 for non members. Call 334-400-2771 to reserve space.
30A Farmers’ Market: This community event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays in Town Center in Rosemary Beach features fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese and more. Market is held on Thursdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Artist Bazaar: Artists at Gulf Place presents its Artist Bazaar from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Artists at Gulf Place 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.
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.
Arts and Carafes Night: Art event will have multiple artists on display with one featured artist as well as featured wines and wine specials from 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Messina’s, 7 Town Center Loop in Santa Rosa Beach.
Ballet Class: Good News UMC in Santa Rosa Beach offers both beginner and advanced ballet classes for children beginning at age 2 1/2. Call 699-6030 or email email@example.com for times and information.
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.
Blue Ribbon Healers: Enjoy the music of the Blue Ribbon Healers every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaside Farmers Market in the Seaside Amphitheater.
Brunch with Matt Hall: Matt Hall takes the stage at 10 a.m. during brunch at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.
Dance classes: Jasmine Dance Studio in Santa Rosa Beach will offer adult jazz classes from 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 5:45-6:45 p.m. Thursdays. Call 267-2519.
Eastern Star: The Order of the Eastern Star #281 meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Fridays of each month at Herman Lodge on Madison Street in Freeport. Call 835-2314.
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.
Herman Lodge: Herman Lodge #108 Free and Accepted Masons will meet at 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of each month on Madison Street in Freeport. Call 835-2314.
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 first Saturday of each month. The tour is free with paid park admission fee of $4 per vehicle. Call 233-5059.
Jazz Brunch: Messina’s On 30A hosts a Jazz Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach. Build your own Bloody Mary bar, and Bottomless Mimosas.
Marie’s Bistro: Entertainment includes Ike on Sax on Tuesdays, Karaoke on Wednesdays and Ike & Tim at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Marie’s Bistro in Santa Rosa Beach
Mathew Hall: Entertainer Mathew Hall performs at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach, from 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays during brunch.
Nature Trail Tour: Wear comfortable shoes and meet at Fonville Press in Alys Beach for a tour of the Alys Beach Nature Trail from 1-2 p.m. Mondays.
Nature walk: Take a walk in nature with wildlife expert and ecologist Joe Wyatt at 9 a.m. the first Saturday of each month 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.
Office hours: Walton County District 4 County Commissioner Sara Comander will hold office hours beginning at 9 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month, except July, at the South Walton Annex. To schedule an appointment, call 835-4834.
Open Mic Night: An open mic night for singer/songwriters for local talent and seasoned musicians will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Redd’s Fueling Station, 2320 W. Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to sign up.
Redd sings: Redd the Singing Bartender, who slings and sings from a song list of more than 400 songs, performs at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Redd’s Fueling Station, 2320 W. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
Rosalina: Rosalina plays classic standards and show tunes on keyboard from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays at Christiano’s Ristorante in Santa Rosa Beach. Reservations recommended at 267-2185.
Rotary Club of South Walton: The Rotary Club of South Walton meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. each Thursday morning at the Embassy Suites, Scenic Hwy. 98 in Miramar Beach. Visiting Rotarians and their guests are welcome. Call 267-2929.
Run 30A: Run with a group along 30A in the Santa Rosa Beach area at 6 p.m. Mondays for distances from 3-6 miles. Run begins at Ed Walline beach access with socializing after at Pizza by the Sea Gulf Place.
Senior health: Emerald Coast Hospice will host a Senior Health Education Hour from 2-3 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the South Walton County Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach.
Sinfonia Strolls: Musicians perform acoustic sets from 6-8 p.m. Saturdays on the cobblestone streets of Rosemary Beach.
Sunday Brunch: Enjoy bottomless champagne and mimosas for brunchers with live music from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at Grayton Bar and Grill, 170 E. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
Sunday Brunch: Enjoy brunch and the music of The Steenos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stinky’s Fish Camp, 5994 County Road 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
Support group: A Bereavement Support Group, hosted by Emerald Coast Hospice, will be held from 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 480N County Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach.
The Market: Find your favorite farmers market goodies and handmade crafts at The Market at Gulf Place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays and 3-7 p.m. Thursdays on the amphitheater green at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach
The Steenos: Beer tasting, outdoors if nice, otherwise acoustic music indoors from 4-6 p.m. Fridays at Modica Market, 109 Seaside Center Square in Santa Rosa Beach.
SeasideFarmers Market: Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.
Sunday Brunch: Enjoy bottomless champagne and mimosas for brunch with live music from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at Grayton Bar and Grill, 170 E. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
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.
Wine tasting: Taste three white and three red wines plus a gourmet tapas plate from 4-6 p.m. Fridays at Wild Olives, 104 N. Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Cost is $25/person.