All area codes are 850 unless specified. For a complete listing of events, visit waltonsun.com.
Groovin’ On The Green: Enjoy the music of Sonic Boom from 7-9 p.m. July 4 and the Rowdies July 7 at the Village Green at Carillon Beach, 100 Carillon Market St. in Panama City Beach.
• July 14: Jeff Carter Group
• July 21: Latitude 29
• 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
Americana Under The Stars: Bring a chair, a beverage and enjoy the music of the Bridet Kelly Band at 6 p.m. July 4 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.
Mermaid Tea Party: An imaginative collaboration of artists Mercedes Rodgers and Sol Davis, Mermaid Tea Party opens from 7-9 p.m. July 5 at Amavida Rosemary in North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. The two explore the whimsical possibilities of what an underwater tea party would look like.
Beach clean-up: The South Walton Community Council’s annual July 5th beach clean-up begins at 7 a.m. to clean up debris from fireworks and other Independence Day activities. Locations are Miramar Beach, Dune Allen Beach, Ed Walline Park, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Santa Clara Beach in Seagrove, Inlet Beach and Seaside. A coordinator will provide trash bags, gloves and bottled water to volunteers. Call 314-3749 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday cinema: A free movie, “Up,” begins at 8 p.m. July 6 in the Events Plaza at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
• July 13: The Lorax
• July 20: The Lego Movie
• July 27: Jumanji
• Aug. 3: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
• Aug. 10: Despicable Me 2
Summer Sunday Concerts: Gulf Place on 30A will host a free concert with Hubba Hubba from 6-9 p.m. July 6 on the Amphitheater lawn. Bring chairs and blankets.
• July 13: Continuum
• July 20: Courtyard Saints
• 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
Biophilia Center: The Biophlia Center will be closed in July.
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.
Cinema Under The Stars: Bring a blanket or low back chair to enjoy the movie “The Emperor’s New Groove” under the stars from 8-10 p.m. July 8 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Somerset Street.
• July 15: Pocahontas
• July 22: The Pirates! Band of Misfits
• July 29: Little Rascals
• Aug. 5: The Smurfs
• Aug. 12: Hotel Transylvania
CountyCommissioners: 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. July 8 and Aug. 12 at the South Walton County Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd. in Santa Rosa Beach.
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.
Seaside Shorts: 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.
SeasideSummer Concerts: Celebrate summer with the sounds of Mama Dear at 7 p.m. July 9 in the Seaside Amphitheater. Event is free.
• July 16: Forrest Williams Band
• July 23: Humming House
• July 30: Jacob Jeffries Band
• Aug. 6: TBD
• Aug. 13: Go Down Moses
Wednesday Night Concert Series: A free concert with Denton Hatcher from 7-9 p.m. July 9 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.
• July 16: Bryan Lee
• July 23: The Modern Eldorados
• July 30: Heritage
Movies and More: Aprogram on sea turtles will be followed by the movie “Finding Nemo” at 5:30 p.m. July 9 in the Recreation Hall at Camp Helen State Park. 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.
• July 23: “Shark Tale” and program on jellyfish
• Aug. 6: “The Lorax” and program on trees
Summer Concert Series: Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy music with Chris Alvarado from 7-9 p.m. July 9 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre.
• July 16: Mama’s Blue Dress
• July 23: Bill Garrett & Friends
• July 30: Boukou Groove
• Aug. 6: Courtyard Saints
• Aug. 13: Seth Walker Trio
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.
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.
Moonlight and Movies: Blankets and lawn chairs welcome for a fun movie night to view “The Lego Movie” (PG) under the stars at 8:15 p.m. July 10 on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach.
• July 17: The Princess Diaries (G)
• July 24: The Muppets Most Wanted (PG)
• July 31: Ghostbusters (PG)
• Aug. 7: The Lorax (PG)
Workshop: The Walton County Board of Commissioners will hold a Workshop at 9 a.m. July 10 at the Walton County Courthouse in DeFuniak Springs.
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.
AAF: American Advertising Federation Emerald Coast chapter will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 11 at Cantina Laredo at Grand Boulevard for installation of officers and board of directors and lunch. Cost of lunch is $15.
Central Square Cinema: Grab your blankets for a free movie, “Frozen.” at 8 p.m. July 11 under the stars at the Seaside Amphitheater.
• July 18: Smurfs 2
• July 25: Surf’s Up
• Aug. 1: Racing Stripes
• Aug. 8: The Lego Movie
Concerts in the Park: Bring blankets and beach chairs to enjoy a free concert with The Towdies from 6-8 p.m. July 14 at Marina Park in WaterColor.
• July 21: Jam Therapy
• July 28: Calypso Nuts
• Aug. 4: Kelly & The Healers
• Aug. 11: New World Beatniks
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.
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.
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.
Art exhibit: The artwork of Carol Dickson of Santa RosaBeach will be displayed at the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach during August.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Seaside Farmers 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.