All area codes are 850 unless specified. 

 

Live Music: The Stolen Faces (Nashville Grateful Dead Tribute Band) performs from 7-10 p.m. Aug. 19 under the stars at The Hub on 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.

• Aug. 26: Randall Bramblett Band

 

Sunday Night Concerts: Gulf Place on 30A at Santa Rosa Beach presents a free summer concert series with Waterzedge from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 20 in the Amphitheater, Scenic Hwy. 30-A and Hwy. 393. Bring chairs and blankets. Call 267-8458 or visit www.gulfplacefl.com.

• Aug. 27: Rust and Gold

• Sept. 3: Kickstand Jenny

 

Groovin' On The Green: The Carillon Beach Institute presents a free concert with The Mighty Hur-ricanes from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 21 on the Village Green. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.

 

֋ Aug. 28: Ebb Tyed

֋ Sept. 3: The Rowdies

 

Summer Concert Series: Grab blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic items for the music of Mike Whitty at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 in the Seaside Amphi-theater.

• Aug. 30: Forrest Williams Band

• Sept. 2: Great Peacock

 

Wednesday Night Concert Series: Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Continuum from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 23 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.

• Aug. 30: Donnie Sundal

• Sept. 6: Luke Langford & the 331 Band

• Sept. 13: Forrest Williams

• Sept. 20: Mose Wilson and the Delta Twang

• Sept. 27: Courtyard Saints

• Oct. 4: Chris Alvarado

• Oct. 11: The Moon Lagoons

• Oct. 18: Continuum

• Oct. 25: Heritage

 

Central Square Cinema: Grab a blanket for the free movie “Despicable Me 2” at 8 p.m. Aug. 25 under the stars in the Seaside Amphitheater.

• Sept. 1: The Lego Batman Movie

 

Bryan Kennedy Show: Bryan Kennedy returns to The REP stage with Kevin Boyle and creates a highly interactive show with special guests at 8 p.m. Aug. 22 with Wilson Fairchild; Aug. 24 with Dread Clampitt, Duke Bardwell and TK Bardwell; Aug. 29 with Dawn Beyer and Forrest Williams; and Aug. 31 with Mitch Rossell and Karyn Rochelle. Tickets are $28/members and $35 public and may be purchased at lovetherep.com.

 

Ask the Doc: Pregnant women and new moms are invited to join Sacred Heart Medical Group Pediatrics for a free class about giving babies a healthy start at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Sacred Heart Medical Group at The Market Shops, 9375 Emerald Coast Parkway West - Unit 1 in Miramar Beach. Spouses, friends, family members and support people are also invited. Call 278-3885 for more information.

 

Seminar: Syndicated economic columnist and firm founder Margaret R. McDowell of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC will lead a pres-entation, “An Investing Playbook for the Second Half,” at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23 in the Arbor Wealth Conference Room. Refreshments will be served. Call 608-6121 to reserve seating.

 

Stock the Pantry: The Fourth Annual Stock the Pantry Party will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Food For Thought Santa Rosa Beach Pantry, 132 Market Street. Guests are asked to bring $5 or five food items (suggested items include plastic jars of peanut butter, plastic jars of jelly, granola bars, fruit cups, snack crackers, and/or breakfast bars) to donate to enjoy all the fun. The Mellow Mushroom Bake Bus will cook up pizzas, guests will enjoy treats from Pop Stop, drinks from Grayton Beer Company, a raffle, and fun activities for the family.

 

Bubbly Baytowne: Sip and shop through the Village streets from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 24 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Enjoy live music and shopping with the sounds of live music in the Events Plaza. Event is free for 21 and up only. Village open to the public during event.

 

Dog Days of Summer: Dog-Harmony and Grand Boulevard will host a celebration of the sweet summertime from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 24 in Grand Boulevard benefiting Dog Harmony. Bring your furry friend and join in with puppy and people treats and complimentary refreshments. Open to the public at no charge.

 

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

 

First Friday Art Walk: From 4-7 p.m. Sept. 1 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

 

Baytowne Art Walk: The Annual Baytowne Art Walk will be held from 5-10 p.m. Sept. 1-3 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Stroll the Village streets and browse a variety of artwork from both regional and local artists. Enjoy live music throughout the festival from local artists.

 

Greek Festival: The 26th Annual Greek Festival will beheld from 4-9 p.m. Sept. 1; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 2; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Admission is $2 with free parking. Taste various Greek foods, desserts, and enjoy the sounds provided by the Kosta Kastanis Band. Local Greek dancers will perform and there will be multiple vendors selling their crafts and goods. Lamb will be served at the new outside Taverna/Greek Sports Bar.

 

Labor Day Concert in the Village: Make Me Smile, a 10-piece ensemble performing a tribute to the legendary band Chicago, 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 ad-mission and $20/MKAF members. Ages 12 and under free. Buy tickets at www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org or at the door.

 

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/.

 

Outdoor Magic: Walton County Cultural Arts Alliance's Visual Arts Committee will host an art exhibit Outdoor Magic now through Sept. 4 at Foster Gallery in Grand Boulevard. The exhibit features 26 pieces of artwork by 17 artists created by painting outdoors, also called en plein air.

 

End of Summer Throw Down: Say goodbye to summer with the Bay2Borago Paddle at noon Sept. 5 on the North Beach of South Walton. The Bay will have food stations, live music on the sand, beach games and more. The event continues at 4:30 p.m. with paddle board race to Borago and the party continues.

 

Saddle Club: Promoting bonding of horse owners with their horses and promoting that harmony at parades and events in Okaloosa and Walton counties is the mission of the Saddle Club. It will meet from 6-6:45 p.m. for social and dinner and 6:45-7:45 p.m. for meeting the first Wednesday of each month at David’s Catfish House, 1296 N. Ferdon Blvd. in Crestview. Call 682-5399 or email tomandcarolretired@cox.net.

 

Audubon Society: The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 in Room 130 of Bldg 400 at NWFSC, Niceville campus. “Southeastern Hummingbirds — A lot more than you might thin,” will be presented by Fred Bassett, founder of Hummingbird Research, Inc and federally certified bird bander. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 225-252-2760 for more information.

• Sept. 30: Join local birders in a walk through Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park in Niceville led by expert, Lenny Fenimore. Meet at the Oak Creek Shopping Center parking lot by CVS in Niceville on Hwy. 20 at 7:40 a.m. Pay $5 Park entrance fee. Wear closed toed shoes and bring bug spray, binoculars and water. Call 863-2039.

 

Wiggin’ Out For A Cause: The Third Annual Wiggin’ Out For A Cause will take place from 6-10 p.m. Sept. 7 at Grand Boulevard in the Emerald Coast Theatre. The 80’s psychedelic rock ‘n roll theme will be filled with wine, food, fun, live DJ music and happenings, including wig transformations and make up. Ladies can partake in karaoke, dancing, photo booth, and more, with a silent auction. Tickets are $75 each; at the door are $100. VIP tickets that include a designer wig are $125 if pre-purchased, and $150 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center. Tickets can be purchased online at www.eccac.org, or call 850-833-9237, Ext. 283.

 

Art in the Park: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach will hold a basket weaving class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 with artist Carol Dickson. Fee is $35 and includes materials. Regular park admission applies and is paid at ranger station. Register seven days be-fore class in the park store or at www.topsailparkfriends.org.

• Oct. 13: Watercolor $25

 

Benefit for ECCAC: The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center will host a Team Up & Tailgate Party at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 on the top floor of the office building adjacent to the parking garage in Destin Commons. A football theme décor will prevail with many activities, including a cornhole competition, wine pong, live and silent auctions and plenty of music, food and drinks. Purchase a table for 10 for $1,000 and it will be decorated in your choice of team colors. Individual tickets are also available at $125 per person.

The next day, at 11 a.m. Sept. 10, is the annual Kieran May Memorial Golf Classic at the Kelly Plantation Golf Club. For more information and tickets, visit www.eccac.org or call 833-9237, ext. 283.

 

Art of Giving: Tickets are on sale for Food For Thought Outreach’s Fifth Annual Art of Giving to be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Churchill Oaks in Santa Rosa Beach. Lite bites will be provided. Past artists will return and Melisa Mercer Brown will join the event as newest artist. To reserve your tickets, visit fftfl.org/products/art-of-giving-ticket-1

 

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: The Steve Miller Tribute Band

 

Steak & Stake Dinner: The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast’s Fourth Annual Steak & Stake Dinner featuring Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be held Sept. 21 at the South Walton Boys & Girls Club, 427 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. VIP enters at 5 p.m. with general admission at 6:30 p.m. VIP tickets are $150/person and include reception with Jackie Joyner-Kersee. General admission are $100/guest. Tickets may be purchased at https://emeraldcoastbgc.org/2017-steak-and-stake-dinner/ or call 344-7763.

 

Hurricane Party: Children’s Volunteer Health Network presents the 13th Annual Hurricane Party from 6:30-10 p.m. Sept. 22 at Bud and Al-ley’s in Santa Rosa Beach to benefit kids in Walton and Okaloosa Counties who do not have access to a doctor, dentist or specialist. Following a Caribbean theme, the Heritage Band will perform and tropical food will be served. Also a live and silent auction. Tickets are $100/advance and $125/door. Purchase at https://childrensvolunteerhealthnetwork.salsalabs.org/13thannualhurricaneparty/index.html.

 

Baytowne LIVE: Stevie Hall performs from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 23 on the Baytowne LIVE stage across from MooLaLa.

 

South Walton RUN/SUP: The Third Annual South Walton RUN/SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Series will be held Sept. 30 at Grayton Beach State Park from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. After Party and Awards Ceremony occurrs at The Craft Bar 30A. Registrant Packet Pick up will take place at The Craft Bar 30A in Grayton Beach from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 23 and the RUN/SUP Seagrove Store 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year the South Walton RUN/SUP will also team up with the Destin Chamber’s Sixth Annual Paddle at the Porch by awarding both the male and female winners in the 12’6 Elite Division complimentary entries into the Competitive Division at the RUN/SUP race. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/yajrm4nm.

 

Vocal Pop Concert: The students of Alissa Steffens Vocal Academy present a free vocal performance at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 on the Events Plaza Stage at The Village of Baytowne Wharf.

 

Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition: An exhibition of 12 outdoor sculptures is on view in various greens, parks and gardens throughout Rosemary Beach until Oct. 7.

 

Duck Regatta: The seventh annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Adopt a duck for your chance to win $5,000. This family-friendly event includes a scavenger hunt, face painting, kids’ activities, free carousel rides, and the duck race at 1 p.m. Adopt ducks at emeraldcoastduckregatta.com or the Sacred Heart Hospital Emerald Coast Gift Shop. Proceeds support healthcare services.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.