All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Sunday Night Concerts: Gulf Place on 30A at Santa Rosa Beach presents a free summer concert series with Kane and the Saints from 5-8 p.m. July 23 the Amphitheater, Scenic Hwy. 30-A and Hwy. 393. Bring chairs and blankets. Call 267-8458 or visit www.gulfplacefl.com.
• July 30: Wildlife Specials
• Aug. 6: Casey Kearney
• Aug. 13: The Moon Lagoons
• Aug. 20:Waterzedge
• Aug. 27: Rust and Gold
• Sept. 3: Kickstand Jenny
Sunday Cinema: Grab your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening with the free movie “Inside Out” at 8 p.m. July 23 on the Events Plaza Lawn at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
• July 30: Wall-E
• Aug. 6: The Incredibles
Caravan Jazz Band: Listen to the sounds and atmosphere of 1930′s Paris with a touch of Disney in Rosemary Beach from 6-8 p.m. Sundays during the summer. Event is free.
Here Comes the Sun: Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of music with British Invasion (Beatles, Stones) at 7 p.m. July 24 on East Long Green in Rosemary Beach.
• July 31: Like Totally Awesome 80’s!
• Aug. 7: Forrest Williams Band
Biophilia Center summer hours: Explore the interactive exhibit hall with hands on activities, experience nature first hand on the trail, encounter native reptiles, birds-of prey, bobcats, and more from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Friday during July at the Biophilia Center. Cost is $8/adults and $5/child age 3-12. Guided tours/activities available for groups of 15 or more. Call 835-1824.
Groovin' On The Green: The Carillon Beach Institute presents a free concert with Tropic Sands from 7-9 p.m. July 24 on the Village Green. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.
July 31: Latitude 29
Aug. 7: Raised on the Radio
Aug. 14: Reasonable Doubt
Aug. 21: The Mighty Hurricanes
Aug. 28: Ebb Tyed
Sept. 3: The Rowdies
Pop & Shop Concert Series: Sip, shop and shimmy to the tunes of Casey Kearney during the concert series from 5-7 p.m. July 25 throughout the center at The Market Shops at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
• Aug. 15: Boukou Groove
Baytowne Wharf: In addition to free concerts and movies, Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin also offers free events on other nights in the Events Plaza.
‒ Hydro Flight Monday: Enjoy shows over the lagoon by fly-board extraordinaire Ben Merrell at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. through Aug. 7
‒ Boomin’ Tuesday: Enjoy lawn games and inflatables from 7-9:15 p.m. followed by fireworks over the Lagoon until Aug. 8
‒ Magical Thursday: Captain Davy performs at 7 and 8 p.m. through Aug. 10 on the Events Plaza Stage
Summer Reels: Bring blankets and low-back chairs to enjoy “Lilo & Stitch” under the stars at 8 p.m. July 25 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Henry’s Pizza Truck will be available for food and beverage.
• Aug. 1: Pete’s Dragon
• Aug. 8: The Good Dinosaur
Summer Concert Series: Grab blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic items for the music of The Brummies at 7 p.m. July 26 in the Seaside Amphitheater.
• Aug. 2: The Brook & The Bluff
• Aug. 9: The Memphis Strange
• Aug. 16: The Georgia Flood
• Aug. 23: Mike Whitty
• Aug. 30: Forrest Williams Band
• Sept. 2: Great Peacock
Summer on the Lawn: Celebrate summer at 6 p.m. July 26 in the Watersound Origins community with free music by The Courtyard Saints. Come early at 1 p.m. and enjoy Free FootGolf at the Origins Golf Club.
• Aug. 2: Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents The Little Mermaid.
• Aug. 9: Live music with The Moseleys.
• Aug. 16: Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents The Little Mermaid.
Wednesday Night Concert Series: Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Heather Gillis Band from 7-9 p.m. July 26 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.
• Aug. 2: The Blenders
• Aug. 9: Chris Alvarado
• Aug. 16: JP Soars and the Red Hots
Aug. 23: Continuum
• Aug. 30: Donnie Sundal
Theatre Thursdays: At 8 p.m. on Thursday nights through Aug. 3, the Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents a free fun-for-all-ages adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” in Grand Park at Grand Boulevard. Abrakadoodle offers pre-show children’s activities from 7-8 p.m. Bring your own chair or blanket.
Alys Beach Summer Concerts: Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the music of The Boiled Peanuts from 7-9 p.m. July 26 at the Alys Beach amphitheatre. Food and drinks available for purchase at Henry’s Pizza Truck.
• Aug. 2: Boukou Groove
Aug. 9: Heritage
Old Florida Fish House: Enjoy the music of Jamah Terry from 7-10 p.m. July 27 and The Fish House Band from 7-10 p.m. July 28 and 29.
Moonlight Movies & Face Painting: Bring the family for a free fun movie night July 27 under the stars on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach. Come early and get your face painted at 6:30 p.m. Movie, “Moana,” (PG) begins at 8:15 p.m. Popcorn and hot dogs available from Dog-ManDu. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.
• Aug. 3: Power Rangers (PG)
• Aug. 10: Sing (PG)
OneBlood Drive: The Market Shops will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27. The OneBlood Big Red Bus will be parked in The Market Shops parking lot, adjacent to U.S. 98. All donors receive a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including cholesterol screening, plus a OneBlood Tervis Tumbler.
Beauty Bar: Pure & Couture hair stylists and makeup artists host a Beauty Bar for moms and teen daughters from 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 27 after hours at the salon, 36150 Emerald Coast Parkway, #104, in Destin. Tickets are $25/person, and there are only 12 spots available. To reserve your place, email email@example.com. Pre-payment is required in order to officially confirm attendance. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
Central Square Cinema: Grab a blanket for the free movie “Moana” at 8 p.m. July 28 under the stars in the Seaside Amphitheater.
• Aug. 4: Brave
• Aug. 11: The Emporer’s New Groove
• Aug. 18: Ratatouille
• Aug. 25: Despicable Me 2
• Sept. 1: The Lego Batman Movie
Pop Fizz BINGO: The Rosemary Beach Foundation hosts Bingo for charity at 6 p.m. July 28 at the Rosemary Beach Town Hall. Grand Prize is $500 Cash Jackpot. Purchase tickets at www.eventbrite.com.
Summer Food Service: Walton County School District Food Service will provide lunches Mondays through Thursdays through July 31 for children up to age 18 who are eligible to receive free lunch during designated times. Sites are Walton High School from 12-1 p.m.; Freeport Ele-mentary School from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Walton Middle School from 12-1 p.m.; and West DeFuniak Elementary School from 11 a.m. to noon.
Breastfeeding Support Group: Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast hosts a monthly breastfeeding support group series through the leadership of the La Leche League starting at 10 a.m. in the Suite 3 Conference Room at the hospital. Group meets first Wednesday of each month. The meetings are always free and babies, toddlers, and support persons are welcome to attend. Call 259-1105.
Baytowne LIVE: Listen to the musical stylings of local artists from 7-10 p.m. on the Baytowne LIVE stage across from MooLaLa. Stevie Hall performs Aug. 1, 8 and 12 and hear Bryan Bludworth Aug. 4 and 11.
Music on the Green: 30Avenue in Inlet Beach will have live music from 8-11 p.m. Aug. 2 with Luke Langford & 331 South. The event is free and open to the public.
• Aug. 4: The Fish House Band 7-10 p.m.
• Aug. 5: The Fish House Band 7-10 p.m.
• Aug. 11: The Fish House Band 7-10 p.m.
• Aug. 12: Luke Langford & 331 South: 8-11 p.m.
• Aug. 18: The Fish House Band 7-10 p.m.
• Aug. 19: The Fish House Band 7-10 p.m.
• Aug. 25: The Fish House Band 7-10 p.m.• Aug. 26: The Forrest Williams Band 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Audubon Society: The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3 in Room 130 of the student services building (Bldg. 400) at Northwest Florida State College Niceville campus. Ron Weiss, Ed.D., will present “Two Months in a Tropical Rainforest” about his research involving migratory birds in the Costa Rica rainforest.
Throwback Thursday Cinema: Enjoy the free family friendly movie "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 on the Events Plaza Lawn at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
• Sept. 28: Mary Poppins
• Oct. 26: Hocus Pocus
Art Walk: Stroll through the Village streets and view art from local and regional artists at The Annual Baytowne Art Walk from 5-10 p.m. Sept. 1-3. Enjoy live music throughout the festival from local artists.
Labor Day Concert in the Village: Make Me Smile — Chicago Tribute Band performs from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Dugas Pavilion and Village Green at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, picnic and wine or purchase soft drinks and dinner prepared by a featured restaurant or food trucks on site. Tickets are $25/general admission and $20/MKAF members. Ages 12 and under free. Buy tickets at www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org or at the door.
Fall Concerts in the Village: Listen to the music of Heritage from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Dugas Pavilion and Village Green at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, picnic and wine or purchase soft drinks and dinner prepared by a featured restaurant or food trucks on site. Tickets are $10 at the door with age 12 and under free.
• Sept. 21: Luke Langford & 331 South
• Sept. 28: Déjà vu
• Oct. 5: Swingtown, a Steve Miller Tribute Band
Art on the Green: Enjoy a variety of different art forms from 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 8 on Western Green in Rosemary Beach. Create a colorful sand art keepsake, spin art masterpiece or let artists transform your hair into a live canvas. Plus music and karaoke too.
Fitness on the Lawn: The Market Shops at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will host free fitness classes on the lawn from 9-10 a.m. weekdays through July 31. The classes are open to individuals of all fitness levels. Classes include Pilates Stretch with Essential Oils by Susan Authement Dunnam, Pure Barre, Tabata Circuit with Scott Lassiter, Core Pilates with Lisa Turpin and Unique Flowing Fitness with Andi. No pre-registration is required; bring a mat.
Art in the Park: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach will hold a watercolor class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 with artist Carol Dickson. Fee is $25 and includes materials. Regular park admission applies and is paid at ranger station. Register seven days before class in the park store or at www.topsailparkfriends.org.
• Sept. 8: Basket weaving $35
• Oct. 13: Watercolor $25
Alys Beach 5K: The Sixth Annual Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run to be held Sept. 3 is now open for registration. The certified course winds through the town of Alys Beach and Nature Trail and ends with an oversized bounce house for kids of all ages, music, food, and beverages. Advance registration is recommended. Proceeds benefit the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center. 5K begins at 7 a.m. and 1 Miler at 8:15 a.m. Register athttp://www.active.com/.
Festival of the Arts: Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Foundation presents the 22nd Annual Festival of the Arts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. A celebration of art, music, food and family fun, the Festival will showcase the original artwork of more than 100 artists and features a live music lineup, a food bistro, wine and beer garden, art activities for kids, souvenir posters and T-shirts, art raffle drawing and more. Convenient parking and motor coach shuttle are available. Admission is $5 for adults; MKAF members and children (12 and under) are free. Proceeds benefit MKAF’s community outreach programs. Call 650-2226.
First Friday Art Walk: From 4-7 p.m. through Oct. 6, the Artists at Gulf Place and Gordie Hinds will host the Gulf Place First Friday Art Walk in conjunction with the Artists of 30A First Friday Art Walk. Participating South Walton art galleries stay open late to display their art the first Friday of every month in Santa Rosa Beach. Enjoy wine and cheese, live music and The Battle of the Brushes — one inspiration, two hours to paint, three artists.
Family Challenge: Check in at the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park camp store between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays for the challenge package. When completed, return to camp store for a treat.
Brunch at 45 Central: 45 Central in Central Square in Seaside will be open for brunch daily from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will offer items such as waffles, quiches, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, salads and croissants. The full dinner menu including sushi will be available from 4 to kitchen close.
Chef’s Counter: Chef Kevin Korman will offer guests an inventive chef's tasting menu each Friday night at Roselie Dining & Seafood Bar in Inlet Beach. This limited edition dinner will consist of an eight-course menu featuring seasonal farm-to-fork items crafted in Korman’s inventive style for $89 with an additional $45 wine pairing option. Only eight guests will be invited to this special dinner each week, so be sure to make a reservation to reserve a seat. Call 909-0400.
Sunday Pickin' at The Bay: The Bay Restaurant, on the Choctawhatchee Bay at the southern foot of the 331 bridge, will host Sunday Pickin' at The Bay every Sunday while the weather is nice. Local musician Mike Whitty and friends will get together in the garden at The Bay for a jam session. All local musicians are invited to come and join in. Happy Hour is from 4-6 p.m.
Geocache Around Topsail: Explore Topsail Hill Preserve State Park with a special 10 station geocache program from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Check in at the camp store for your coordinates. Upon completion, return to the camp store for a prize.
Beach Service: Worship at the beach with Hope Lutheran Church from 8-9 a.m. at Ed Walline Regional Beach Access across on Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring a towel, chair, or stand on the boardwalk. Call 267-0322.
30A Farmers’ Market: Walk through the park like setting with shade trees, a fountain, cobblestone walkways and visit friendly farmers, makers and bakers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays year round at 12805 US Hwy. 98 E in Inlet Beach. Find fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese, sauces, beef, chicken, ready-to-eat-foods and more at the new location.
Emerald Coast Farmers' Market: Fresh from the farm produce, dairy, honey, eggs, grass-fed beef, beef jerky, pork products and sausages; fresh local seafood, crab cakes, tuna and shrimp dips; homemade pita, hummus, salsa's, guacamole, jams, preserves, pickled veggies, cheeses, homemade pastas and sauces, and artisan breads and desserts are for sale at Seascape Resort, 100 Seascape Drive in Miramar Beach, from 1-6 Tuesdays year round and 12-6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market: The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in Grand Park in Miramar Beach 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. Market is held on Wednesdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Seaside Farmers Market: Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.