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Summer Sunday Concerts: Gulf Place on 30A presents a free concert with I’MAGINE from 6-8 p.m. July 15 on the corner of 30A and 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the concert on the amphitheater lawn.
• July 22: JP Soars & The Red Hots
• July 29: Flash Flood
• Aug. 6: Emerald Gold Band
Sunday Cinema: Grab a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the free movie “Finding Dory” at 8 p.m. July 15 on the Events Plaza Lawn at Bay-towne Wharf.
• July 22: Inside Out
• July 29: Brave
• Aug. 5: Cars 3
Here Comes the Sun Summer Concerts: Bring chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening of free music with Forrest Williams from 7-9 p.m. July 16 on East Long Green in Rosemary Beach. If raining, will be held in Town Hall.
•July 23: Sun, Surf & Sand (Music of The Beach Boys)
• July 30: Fais Do-Do (Cajun/Zydeco)
• Aug. 6: Rosemary Beach Rock & Soul Revue
Groovin’ On The Green: The Carillon Beach Institute presents a free concert with Jam Kings from 7-9 p.m. July 16 on the Village Green. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.
• July 23: Legacy
• July 30: Seminole Wind
• Aug. 6: Latitude 29
• Aug. 13: Nitefire
• Aug. 20: Reasonable Doubt
• Aug. 27: True Soul
• Sept. 2: Raised on the Radio
Summer Reels: Bring blankets and low-back chairs to enjoy “Cars” under the stars at 8 p.m. July 17 in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Henry’s Pizza Truck will be available for food and beverage.
• July 24: Paddington 2
• July 31: Early Man
Baytowne LIVE: Listen to the musical stylings of local artist Stevie Hall from 7-10 p.m. July 17, 24 and 31 and Howling Jack Lowe July 19 and 26 on the Baytowne LIVE stage across from MooLaLa. Event is free.
• Stevie Hall, Aug. 7
• Howling Jack Lowe, Aug. 9
Summer on The Lawn: Celebrate summer with live music and theater at Watersound Origins, 530 Pathways Drive in WaterSound. ECTC will present Snow White at 6 p.m. July 17. All events are free and open to the public. Chairs and blankets welcome.
• July 24: ECTC presents Snow White at 6 p.m.
• July 31: ECTC presents Snow White at 6 p.m.
• Aug. 7: ECTC presents Snow White at 6 p.m.
• Aug. 14: ECTC presents Snow White at 6 p.m.
• Aug. 21: ECTC presents Snow White
Bonfire on the Beach: Enjoy the music of Sugarcane Jane at The Wednesday Night Bonfire on the Beach from 6-9 p.m. July 18 at The Bay, 24215 S. Hwy. 331 in Santa Rosa Beach.
• July 25: Strung Out
Wednesday Night Concert Series: Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with The Rib Bones at 7 p.m. July 18 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.
• July 25: Geoff McBride
• Aug. 1: Big Al & The Heavy Weights
• Aug. 8: Boukou Groove
• Aug. 15: Gold and Motion
• Aug. 22: The Graytones
• Aug. 29: Chris Alvarado
Seaside Summer Concerts: Grab your blankets and low back chairs and head to the Amphitheater in Seaside for free musical entertain-ment by Ryan Kinder at 7 p.m. July 18.
• July 25: The Brook & The Bluff
• Aug. 1: Forrest Williams Band
• Aug. 8: The Courtyard Saints
• Sept 1: The High Divers
Alys Beach Summer Concerts: Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the music of The Krickets from 7-9 p.m. July 18 at the Alys Beach amphitheatre. Food and drinks available for purchase at Henry’s Pizza Truck.
• July 25: Adventures of Annabelle Lynn
• Aug. 1: Lucky Strike Blues
Moonlight Movies/Facepainting: Bring blankets and lawn chairs and watch the free movie “Coco” under the stars at 8:15 p.m. July 19 on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach. Popcorn and hot dogs are available from DogManDu. Face painting begins at 5 p.m. If raining, movie moves to Town Hall.
• July 26: The Lego Ninjago Movie
• Aug. 2: Coco
• Aug. 9: Cars 3
Theatre Thursdays: Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents a fun-for-all-ages adaptation of a William Shakespeare play, “Romeo and Juliet,” from 8-9 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 2 in Grand Park in Sandestin. Abrakadoodle offers pre-show children’s activities at 7 p.m. Bring your own chair or blanket.
Sacred Heart Seminar: Home and Environmental Fall Risks will be the seminar at 11 a.m. July 20 at Somerby Assisted Living, 164 W. Hewett Road in Santa Rosa Beach. To register for the free community-education seminar call 278-3600 or 877-416-1620.
Central Square Cinema: Grab a blanket for the free family movie “Sing” at 8 p.m. July 20 under the stars on the Seaside Amphitheater lawn.
• July 27: Despicable Me 3
• Aug. 3: The Jungle Book
Aug. 10: Hairspray
• Aug. 17: Finding Nemo
• Aug. 24: Coco
• Aug. 31: A Wrinkle In Time
• July 15: I’MAGINE
• July 22: JP Soars & The Red Hots
• July 29: Flash Flood
• Aug. 5: Emerald Gold Band
Grit & Grace: "Walton County, In Sickness and in Health” captures the medical history of the county and will be presented at 7 p.m. July 20 and 2 p.m. July 22 in the auditorium of Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs. Tickets are $15/adults and $12/children 12 and under. Call 270-7008.
Topsail Talks: The monthly educational discovery series presents Prescribed Fires and the Forest by Florida Forest Service Living from 10-11 a.m. July 20 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Learn about the insects and bugs that call the Florida Panhandle home. This program is free with regular park admission. Call 267-8330.
• Aug. 17: Native American History of the Florida Panhandle b the Indian Temple Mound
• Sept. 21: Microplastics and Plastic Pollution by Dr. Laura Tiu, a Florida Sea Grant agent
• Oct. 19: Coastal Dune Lakes by the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance
Movies and More: The Movies & More series at Camp Helen State Park presents “FernGully …The Last Rainforest” (Rated G) July 25. Camp Helen’s Park Ranger will present the interpretive program on the Florida Black Bear. Evenings begin at 5:30 p.m. in the park’s Recreation Hall with interpretive program followed by a campfire cookout of hot dogs and s’mores. A parent or guardian must accompany all children. Admission into the park for this event is free, although donations are accepted.
Brews, Bites, & Bingo: The Rosemary Beach Foundation hosts Brews, Bites & Bingo at 6:30 p.m. July 27 at Rosemary Beach Town Hall. Come early at 5:30 p.m., grab a lucky spot
and enjoy small bites and ale. Grand prize is $500 cash jackpot. Proceeds benefit the Rosemary Beach Foundation and Food For Thought Outreach. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com
SoWal Craft Beer and Spirits Festival: The inaugural event will be held from 12-4 p.m. Aug. 3 at Shades Bar & Grill in Inlet Beach and includes more than 60 craft beers, ciders, Florida distilled craft spirits, and rosé wine and mimosas. Beer and spirit experts will be on-site and food samplings will be provided. Tickets are available at Shades30a.com or directly at www.xorbia.com/e/shades30a/shades-fest
Free Fitness on the Lawn: The Market Shops at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will host free fitness classes on the lawn from 9-10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through July 30. Classes include Slow Flow Yoga with Dannica Marie, Buti Yoga with Katie Truax, and Bootcamp with Cayce Collins of Encore Fitness.
Pittman Magic: A night of action-packed fun with Pittman Magic, Juggling, and Comedy from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 7 at North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Witness a husband-and-wife duo perform Las Vegas-style grand stage illusions, juggling, balancing, escapes, and family-friendly magic.
Guided Bird Walks: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Audubon Society host a guided bird walk from 8:15-10:15 a.m. Aug. 8 at the park in Santa Rosa Beach. Learn about the birds in the park. If time permits, explore the beach. Program is free with regular park admission.
PreventT2 Diabetes Program: Participants meet once a week for the first 16 weeks then once or twice a month for the next eight months to encourage and maintain healthy lifestyle changes. Program begins Aug. 8 at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast and Aug. 9 at Freeport Medical Group Office. For more information on enrollment, class schedules, cost or to speak to an education specialist, call 278-3546 or email Linsey.Hall@ascension.org.
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. Aug. 10 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.
Turtle Talk Tuesdays: While enjoying coffee, tea, and sweet treats, a South Walton Turtle Watch volunteer will talk about sea turtles from 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays at Amavida Coffee, 104 North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Ask questions and get information, stickers, and sometimes see preserved specimens.
Havana Hat Bar/Got Ink: A fun-filled afternoon of creative delights as you decorate your own fedora hat from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 10 on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach. Also, airbrush tattoos and kids karaoke available.
Stock the Pantry: The fifth annual Stock the Pantry Party will kick off Food For Thought’s Back to School efforts from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the pantry, 132 Marker Street in Santa Rosa Beach. Watch local teams compete to collect the most food items to fill the pantry shelves for Back to School.
Concerts in the Village: Emerald Gold's music, fast or slow, R&B, Motown, classic rock, or blues, is meant to be danced to from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Cultural Arts Village on Commons Drive in Destin. Bring a bottle of wine, a craft beer, snacks and a blanket or chair. Gates open at 6. Tickets are $15/adults and free to MKAF members and children 12 and under and can be purchased at the door.
• Sept. 20: Luke Langford & 331 South is a high energy band delivering music with a punch of Texas & Red Dirt, outlaw, classic and modern country.
• Sept. 27: Pickled Pickers play southern rock, blues, R&B, country, and bluegrass ... feel good to the soul kind of tunes.
• Oct. 4: Forrest Williams Band is a singer/songwriter covering a variety of music from soul to blues, a little bit of country and reggae.
• Oct. 11: The Wide Open, a diverse and soulful Americana duo, fuse soulful southern blues and folk with modern roots and Delta Rag Time.
Topsail Under the Stars: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will host a viewing of the sun, moon and stars from 3-9 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Solar telescopes will be out until the sun sets, then the astronomy association will switch telescopes and assist you in viewing constellations, planets and other celestial objects. Participants need to be in the park before the gate closes at sunset. Event is free with regular park admission.
Ranger Program: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park presents a Ranger program at 9 a.m. every Thursday in July and August. Learn about park plants, animals and cultural history. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water bottle, sunscreen and hat as most programs include exploring the park. Program is free with regular park admission.
Where’s Waldo Scavenger Hunt: Visit The Hidden Lantern Bookstore or the front desk at the Rosemary Beach Cottage Rental Company through July 31 to pick up your scavenger map, and then wander around the Town Center to participating merchants to find Waldo in each location. Weekly winners announced every Thursday before the start of the movie.
Baytowne Wharf: In addition to free concerts and movies, Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin offers free events on other nights in the Events Plaza. Hydro Flight Monday features fly-board extraordinaire Ben Merrell at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Boomin’ Tuesday has lawn games and in-flatables from 7-9:15 p.m. followed by fireworks over the Lagoon. Magical Thursday with pirate Captain Davy begins at 7 and 8 p.m.
Tai Chi Tuesday: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park will host Tai Chi Tuesday the third Tuesday of each month. Seated Tai Chi is 8:30-9:15 a.m. and Standing Tai Chi is 9:30-10:15 a.m. Class fee is $13 and does not include park admission. Call the park store at 267-8333 for more information.
Coastal Branch Library: Chess on Mondays is at 4 p.m. for all ages and levels of players; Preschool Story Hour at 10 a.m. Thursdays for stories, crafts and music; Book Lovers Club at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month through May. Call 267-2809 for book titles. The Joy Art Group meets from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays for artists of multiple genres to collaborate and broaden their horizons.
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. Local musician Mike Whitty and Friends will get together in the garden for a jam session. All local musicians are in-vited to come and join in. Happy Hour is from 7-9 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.
45 Central Wine Bar: Enjoy live music with Tropic Breeze from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays in Santa Rosa Beach.
Sunday Markets: Gulf Place on 30A will host Sunday Markets from 4-8 p.m. through Aug. 5 in tandem with the Gulf Place free Summer Concert Series. Located on the green, the Gulf Place Sunday Market will feature artwork, candles, food, and more from local artisans around the Emerald Coast.
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. The new market is at Seascape Resort Towne Centre in Miramar Beach from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 5.
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 8 a.m. to noon in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.