All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Neigh and Bray

Young children will enjoy stick races and lead line while more seasoned riders will compete in pole bending, barrel racing, Western and English pleasure and more at the Neigh and Bray. Show beginning at 4 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Arena, 1917 Pleasant Ridge Road in DeFuniak Springs. Call 892-5398. Free for spectators.

Biophilia Center

Meet and Greet many of Florida’s sea creatures during Under the Sea with Marine Touch Tanks from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Admission is $8/adults over 13 and $5/children 3-12. Call 835-1824. 

Roosevelt Franklin

Enjoy the music of Roosevelt Franklin at 9 p.m. at Pandora’s, 63 Defuniak Street in Grayton Beach.

Seaside Farmers Market

Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.

Funky Blues Shack

Enjoy the music of Col. Bruce Hampton at 9:30 p.m. at The Funky Blues Shack, 109 Cannery Lane in Baytowne Wharf.

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.

Sunday, Aug. 18

Backyard of Love

Dave Posey’s on stage and Rescued Rescuers pour mimosas for donations to help save a puppies life from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, 85 Defuniak Street in Grayton Beach.

Sunday Brunch

The Steenos play during brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stinky’s Fish Camp, 5994 County Road 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.

Franko and The Fiends

Music by Franko and The Fiends from 3-6 p.m. at Shorty’s Surfside & Topside, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach.

30A Farmers Market

The 30A Farmers Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday and Thursday in Barrett Square at Rosemary Beach. Community event features fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese, preserves, sauces, bread, sweets, prepared foods to go and more.

Monday, Aug. 19

Financial matters seminar

Mainstay Financial Group will present a free seminar, “Clear or confused: How do you feel when you get your investment statement?” at 10 a.m. in the Suite 3 Resource Center conference room at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. To register for this free seminar, call 278-3600 or visit

Special meeting

The Walton County Board of Commissioners and the City of Freeport Council will hold a joint special meeting at 5 p.m. at the Walton County Courthouse, 571 US Hwy. 90 East in DeFuniak Springs to discuss the Bay Area Sewer Loan and Fire Rescue Services. 

Groovin’ On The Green

Legacy performs a free concert, sponsored by The Carillon Beach Institute, from 7-9 p.m. in Carillon Beach.

Art exhibit

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County A+ Art Committee in partnership with Northwest Florida State College will host its summer fine art exhibit featuring the work of 2012 Best in Show A+ Art Exhibition winner, Mara Viksnins, through Aug. 23 at Northwest Florida State College South Walton campus in Santa Rosa Beach.

Rudy Applewhite

Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar, 525 Grand Blvd. in Sandestin, presents Rudy Applewhite from 4-9 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Call 654-1743.

Seaside Repertory

Last chance to see Roald Dahl’s classic tale, “James and the Giant Peach,” come to life at 6:30 p.m. at the Seaside Amphitheater. The free event is sponsored by the Merchants of Seaside.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Fall Bible study

A 14-week Precept study of 1, 2, 3, John, James, and Philemon, “God’s Love Alive in You,” begins at the community room by the pool at the Enclave Condos, 3655 Scenic Hwy, 98 across from Capt. Dave’s Restaurant. Women meet at 10 a.m. and men and women at 6:30 p.m. Register with Mary Ann Roberts at or 217-8766. Books available at first meeting.

Dog Trick Academy

Teach your dog a few new tricks such as Bow, Bang-Bang, Dead, Crawl, Leg-Weave, Peek-a-Boo and Paw Wave from 6-8 p.m. at Canine Consulting, 3906 U.S. 98 West, Suite 34, in Santa Rosa Beach. Cost is $35. To RSVP, call 341-2603.

Dannica Lowery

Dannica Lowery performs live from 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday at Shorty’s Surfside Bar, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach. Call 468-0417.

Baby Boot Camp

Boot Camp in Santa Rosa Beach offers a 55-minute workout designed specifically to help new and seasoned moms with stroller-age children get back into shape after having a baby at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday mornings and at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Republican Women

The Walton Republican Women Federated will meet at 11 a.m. at Carrabba's Italian Grill at Silver Sands Premium Outlet. Guest speaker will be Terri Johannessen, state director for Concerned Women for America of Florida. Cost of lunch is $20/guests and $18/members. RSVP by Aug. 19 at 837-5321 or email  

Wednesday Night Concert Series

The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents Delta Reign from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.

Sen. Don Gaetz visit

Freeport residents can voice their concerns about state issues with Senator Don Gaetz Aug. 21. As part of his “Freeport Neighborhood Day, ” Gaetz begins at 8 a.m. at Kiwanis Club of Freeport-South Walton at the Coastal Branch Library on Greenway Trail;  a visit to Alaqua Animal Refuge at 11:45 a.m.; a stop at the Freeport Shipyard at 1:45 for a tour; and meeting residents door-to-door in the late afternoon. Call at 866-450-4DON or email

Restore Act

The Walton County Local Restore Act Committee will meet at 5 p.m. at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou in Santa Rosa Beach. The public is invited.

Moveable Feast

A moveable feast, hosted by Children's Volunteer Health Network, will be held at 5 p.m. at 723 Whiskey Bravo, 3031 Scenic Hwy. 30A in Seagrove Beach. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the evening's feast go to CVHN to help local children in need.

Concerts in Marina Park

Enjoy live music with Todd Sparks from 6:30-8 p.m. at Marina Park in WaterColor in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. Admission is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, Aug. 22

Book signing

Victoria Wilcox, Doc Holliday expert and author of “Inheritance, Book One of Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday,” will greet visitors and sign books from 5-7 p.m. at Sundog Books in Seaside. Holliday actually stopped in Pensacola on his way West.

Americana Under the Stars

Open mic showcase of local musicians begins at 6 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State with a free concert by Lucky Mud at 7 p.m. A suggested donation of $5 per vehicle will go to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Bring a chair and beverage. This is family/pet friendly.

Movies at Marina Park

Bring a chair or blanket for a free movie, "Ice Age," beginning at sunset at Marina Park in WaterColor in Santa Rosa Beach.

Friday, Aug. 23

Vine to Wine

The 2013 Taste of The Beach event kicks off with the Vine to Wine Festival Wine Preview from 6-8 p.m. at Seascape Golf, Beach & Tennis Resort in Miramar Beach. Tickets are $55/person with all proceeds benefitting local children's charities. Ticket sales end at 5 p.m. To purchase tickets visit

Biophilia Center

Solve the mysteries of skulls, tracks and furs with Florida Fish and Wildlife from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Admission is $8/adults over 13 and $5/children 3-12. Call 835-1824. 

Ohana Records Concert

Ohana Records will feature Ohana Institute Students and Jonathan Mitchell for a free concert from 6-8 p.m. at Amavida Coffee & Tea, 104 N. Barrett Square, Unit 1-A Lofts West in Rosemary Beach. Donations in the tip jar will go to support the upcoming Rock on the Road program.  

Wine tasting

Taste three white and three red wines plus a gourmet tapas plate from 4-6 p.m. at Wild Olives, 104 N. Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Cost is $25/person.

Saturday, Aug. 24

Charity Auction

The 28th Annual Charity Auction begins with a silent auction from 6-8 p.m. on The Big Deck at Harbor Docks Restaurant, 538 Harbor Blvd. in Destin. Live auction follows, with auctioneer/host Ted Corcoran. A $15 donation will be accepted at the door and a buffet dinner and cash bar will be provided. Local musician Chris Alvarado will play during the silent auction and Destin favorite Cadillac Willy will perform after the live auction. All proceeds fund the 19th Annual Take a Kid Fishing Day Nov. 4. Call 837-2506.

Biophilia Center

Have hands-on animal fun with Nonie’s Ark, Animal Encounters, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Admission is $8/adults over 13 and $5/children 3-12. Call 835-1824. 

Sandestin Triathlon

The 27th Annual Destin Triathlon (formerly the Elephant Walk Triathlon) will lure 700 participants for a half-mile Gulf of Mexico swim, a 20-mile bike along the coast, and a 4-mile run through Sandestin’s beach and bayside community. Proceeds benefit Sacred Heart Hospital of the Emerald Coast. Race begins at 6:30 a.m. on the beach 1/2 mile west of Elephant Walk Restaurant. Post Race Party will be held at 10:30 a.m. beachside at the Elephant Walk Restaurant Pool Deck.

Dueling Piano Show

The main attraction at Rum Runners is the interactive, world famous dueling piano show at 8 p.m. at 130 Fisherman’s Cover in Baytowne Wharf.