Due to upcoming weather condition surrounding Tropical Storm Karen, events are subject to cancellation. 

The 35th annual Destin Seafood Festival, which was set to run Oct. 4-6, has been cancelled indefinitely.

The annual Explore the Outdoors Festival scheduled Oct. 5 has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Live Oak Landing Outdoor Destination, 229 Pitts Ave., in Freeport.

All area codes are 850 unless specified.


Saturday, Oct. 5

Fun day in DeFuniak: The day starts with Peddlers Alley from 8 a.m. to noon with three blocks of complete variety in the alleys between Baldwin and Nelson Avenues. Crafts, food, homemade items, live plants, books, musical instruments and more can be found. The Energy Expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Admission is free.Various technologies will be on display including wind power, solar, propane, CNG, and biodiesel, and various vendors are local and will show how to save money on energy costs.There will also be agriculture and horticulture vendors. Several activities are planned to provide family fun and food vendors will also be available. The day ends with a free Gospel Sing in the Lakeyard from 3-7 p.m.

First Saturday at Biophilia: “Eco-Fun” at Biophilia Center takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with aSea Turtle Talk with South Walton Turtle Watch, Sea Critter Crafts, games and more. Call 835-1824.

Artist Bazaar: Artists at Gulf Place presents its Artist Bazaar from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.

Seaside REP: The Seaside REP Theatre presents Romantic Fools at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaside Meeting Hall Theater. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at 231-0753, www.seasiderep.org  or Amivida.

SEC Sailgate Party: Enjoy an outside “tailgate” party, including the Broadcast of NCAA and NFL evening football games, from 4-9 p.m. at Baytowne Marina in Sandestin. Regular kitchen menu available or cookout/ grill outside from 4-9 p.m., weather permitting.

Nature walk: Take a walk in nature with wildlife expert and ecologist Joe Wyatt at 9 a.m. at Hammock Bay, west of Freeport. Suited 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.

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 tour is free with paid park admission fee of $4 per vehicle. Call 233-5059.

Pool Party: Music, fun and sun from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Elephant Walk pool deck by the beach, 4009 South Sandestin Blvd. in Miramar Beach. Beverages available for sale at the Tiki hut. Call 267-7778.

Beach Bonfire: Enjoy the outdoors with a bonfire from 8-9:30 p.m. on the beach at Baytowne Marina in Sandestin. Call 267-7778.

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.


Sunday, Oct. 6

Brunch in the Backyard of Love: Christian Mayes takes the stage and COPE Center pours mimosas for donations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, 85 Defuniak St. in Grayton Beach. Bring your dog — the Backyard is pet-friendly.

Lakeview Concert: First United Methodist Church, 88 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs, presents Silviu Octavian Ciulei in a free guitar concert at 3 p.m. Concert includes both classical and flamenco works and will be followed by a reception to meet the artist. Donations will be accepted for future concerts.

Sunday Brunch: Enjoy bottomless champagne and mimosas for brunchers with live music from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grayton Bar and Grill, 170 E. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.

Gulf Place Farmer’s Market: Pick up fresh produce from The Produce Gal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gulf Place Farmer’s Market, in Gulf Place Town Center by Restaurant Fire.

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.

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.

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.


Monday, Oct. 7

Plant Show: Walton County Master Gardeners will sponsor the Potted Plant Show at the Walton County Fair. The following classes of plants may be entered for judging: African violets, flowering, foliage, hanging containers, cactus and succulents, ferns and a mixture of plants in the same pot will fall into the miscellaneous class. Plants will be received from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 and 1-4 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Fairgrounds, 790 N 9th Street (SR83) in DeFuniak Springs. Call 834-3724 or 892-8172.

Playwriting Intensive: Seaside Institute’s Academic Village offers a one week course with playwright Nancy Hasty to learn the fundamentals of structure, plot, dialogue, setting, theme and character development Oct. 7-11. After developing your own short play, actors will perform it in the new Lyceum at Academic Village. Tuition is $300. Register at http://www.seasideacademicvillage.com/#!playwriting/c1han.


Tuesday, Oct. 8

Research Symposium: Walton County Bed Tax Collectors and citizens interested in tourism are invited to attend the Walton County TDC's Research Symposium from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Questions and viewpoints will be welcome.

Board of Commissioners workshop: The Walton County Board of Commissioners will hold a workshop at 3 p.m. Oct. 8 in the South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd. in Santa Rosa Beach to consider inclusion of public comments and suggestions regarding the US 331 Corridor Design and Development Standards.

Ike’s Fun Tuesday: An evening of great music, sax, keyboard and dancing from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.

Chronic Jester: Enjoy the reggae, rock, funk and blues of Chronic Jester at Hammerhead’s Bar and Grille, 137 Fisherman’s Cove in Miramar Beach.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 9

Seaside Rep concert: Kicking off The Seaside Repertory Theatre’s fall concert series at 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Hall Theatre is Grammy-nominated Nashville singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters. Tickets are $30, and can be purchased at www.seasiderep.org,  facebook.com/seasiderep, Amavida Coffee locations, or call 231-0733.

Open Mic Night: An open mic night for singer/songwriters for local talent and seasoned musicians will be held from 7-9 p.m. at Redd’s Fueling Station, 2320 W. Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to sign up.

Seagrove Garden Club: Beekeeper Jim Dietrich presents “What’s the Buzz” when Seagrove Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. at Café Thirty A, 3899 E Scenic Hwy 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. This will be the club’s special 50th Anniversary meeting. The cost to members will be approximately $20 and $25 for guests. Reservations are needed at 231-1417 or diannie168@yahoo.com.

Wednesday Night Concert Series: The Village of Baytowne Wharf hosts a free concert with Grady Champion from 6-8 p.m. in the Events Plaza. Call 267-8186.

Florida Trail Association: A 10-mile hike begins at 8:30 a.m. near DeFuniak Springs. Eglin recreation permit required. Call 803-9190 or 302-528-8284.


Thursday, Oct. 10

Americana Under The Stars: Lucky Mud performs in a family/pet friendly concert series, Americana Under the Stars, from 6-8 p.m. in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Open mic begins at 6 p.m. Bring a chair and beverage. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill.

Blind Wine Tasting Competition: Celebration Hall, on Scenic Hwy 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, will host the Fourth Annual Blind Wine event from 6:30-9 p.m. This is one of the signature events of the Young Professionals at The Beach (YP@TB) organization. To register and for more information, visit www.ypatthebeach.com.

Open House: The Aesthetic Clinique celebrates its eighth anniversary from 5-7:30 p.m. at 2050 West County Hwy. 30A, Suite 114, in Santa Rosa Beach. More than $7,500 in giveaways, plus discounts and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Rotary Club of South Walton: The Rotary Club of South Walton meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites, Scenic Hwy. 98 in Miramar Beach. Visiting Rotarians and their guests are welcome. Call 267-2929.


Friday, Oct. 11

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.

Rosalina: Rosalina plays classic standards and show tunes on keyboard from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Christiano's Ristorante in Santa Rosa Beach.  Call 267-2185.

Sesame Street Live: Join Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Murray and all the Sesame Street friends as they bring the magic of music to life at 6:30 p.m. at Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Ave. in Panama City. Kids’ matinee at 10:30 a.m. with $10 tickets. Tickets are $15 and $22 at 763-4696 and www.ticketmaster.com.

Redd sings: Redd the Singing Bartender, who slings and sings from a song list of more than 400 songs, performs at 6:30 p.m. at Redd's Fueling Station, 2320 W. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Southern style food with a few twists is featured.


Saturday, Oct. 12

Jim Del Mauro Rosemary Run: Run or walk through the streets of Rosemary Beach at 7:30 a.m. at East Long Green. Registration is at 6:30 a.m. Adults $35/advance, $40/race day; Students $20/advance, $25/race day. Fee includes T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Register at www.jdmrosemaryrun.org.

Sale on the Circle: The Sixth Annual “Sale on the Circle,” sponsored by St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Antiques, crafts, collectibles, and yard sale items will be available. A box lunch by Ellen will also be available.

Family Cook-out: Woodmen of the World will host an Octoberfest Family Cook-out from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Live Oak Landing, 229 Pitts Ave. in Freeport. Grillers will serve hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixings and sides free to members, friends and guests. Activities and finger printing are planned for children and door prizes for adults.  Call 835-1737.

Star Gazing by the Shore: Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up telescopes for public viewing of the night sky from 4-10 p.m. at Henderson Beach State Park in Destin. Also, prior to sunset, the telescopes will be equipped for safe viewing of the sun. The park will close at sunset.  All those attending the star gaze should arrive prior to sunset. Call park for sunset time. Program included in park admission fee. Call 837-7550.

Duck Regatta: The third annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta begins at 10 a.m. in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf with children’s activities including a scavenger hunt and Abrakadoodle Face Painting. The Duck Regatta begins at 1 p.m. with up to 5,000 rubber ducks racing across the Lagoon. Make a donation of $10 or more to Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Guild to adopt a duck. Proceeds will help fund new and/or improved hospital services. Adopt ducks at http://www.emeraldcoastduckregatta.com/ or in the Sacred Heart Hospital Gift Shop.

This Is The 60s: Travel back in time when the national touring concert experience “This Is The 60s” hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. The event is part of the college’s year-long 50th Anniversary celebration. A $50 ticket includes a 50th Anniversary Gala Reception from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Art Galleries prior to the show plus VIP reserved seating for the show. Show-only tickets are $35 each.  Purchaseby phone or web from the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office. Call 729-6000 or visit www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.

Gulf Place Yard Sale: A yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the town center of Gulf Place. The public is welcome to sell personal belongings whether a closet full of old clothes or a kitchen drawer that needs cleaning out— all items are welcome. For $100, vendors will receive an eight-foot table and two chairs. If interested, call 420-4613 or email 30AGulfPlace@gmail.com. 

Margaritaville: The new Margaritaville at HarborWalk Village in Destin will hold auditions for bands, duos, and solo acoustic performers Oct. 13-15. Send submissions to destinlivemusic@margaritaville.com with your contact information, sample music and play list to be considered. All talent/acts must be able to perform live on HarborWalk Village main stage and interact with audience during auditions to be considered.