Saturday, April 19

Concert Series: First Note Entertainment presents Joanna Cotton, Isaac Hayden, Sam Brooker and Sharif at 7 p.m. on the north end of the driving range at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. Tickets are $23.50/general admission, $32.50/priority seating and half price for youth 15 and under, accompanied by adult. Doors open at 6. Purchase tickets at or 460-9218.  

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party: Alys, the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter host a tea party from 10 a.m. to noon at Fonville Press in Ays Beach with hat decorating. The event is free and open to the public, but hats are limited to the first 150 young guests. A suggested donation of $5 will benefit the Seaside Repertory Theatre.  Call 213-5500.

Record Store Day: Celebrate the annual event about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1,000 independently owned record stores in the US at 10 a.m. at Central Square Records, 89 Central Square in Seaside.

Pandora’s Music: Pandora’s Steakhouse of Grayton Beach presents Johnny No Band, April 19; Hubba Hubba, April 20; Mose & Mister E., April 22; Hotel Oscar, April 23; and Reed Lightfoot, April 26. Music begins at 9 p.m., is free and open to all guests at least 21 years of age. 

Equine Educational Series: Farrier Keely Bass will speak from 9-11 a.m. at Alaqua Animal Refuge, 914 Whitfield Road in Freeport.

Arts & Crafts Festival: This annual Freeport festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Freeport Regional Sports Complex at Hammock Bay in conjunction with the Annual Car Show and Easter egg hunts. Vendors and food concessions, face painting and activities for the young, entertainment and a silent auction highlight the day. A portion of proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Call 835-1737.

Parenting talk: Arlene Karlan will offer a free talk on Raising Extraordinary Children for new parents and parents with pre-school children from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 267-2809 to attend.


Sunday, April 20

ArtWalk on the Harbor: Local and regional artists and vendors display their work at Artwalk on the Harbor from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. within the Destin boardwalk from east of Margaritaville to AJ’s.  The event is free.

Sunday Concerts: Bring chairs and blankets to a free concert with Rollin’ In The Hay from 6-9 p.m. on the Amphitheater lawn at Gulf Place on 30A. Series will be held in March and April and from Memorial Day weekend through mid October.


Monday, April 21

Groovin’ On The Green: Enjoy the music of Legacy from 7-9 p.m. at the Village Green at Carillon Beach, 100 Carillon Market St. in Panama City Beach.

Alaqua donation: Bring in Pedigree canned or pouch food or stop by and give a donation to Alaqua Animal Refuge until April 21 and be entered to win a David Yurman bracelet from McCaskill and Company.

Habitat Rx: The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance in collaboration with UF/IFAS Extension & Florida Sea Grant will host a public workshop from 5:30-7 p.m. at Padgett Park, 810 JD Miller Road in Santa Rosa Beach. RSVP at 200-4171 or email


Tuesday, April 22

Grand Opening: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast will hold a Grand Opening of the South Walton Club at 4:30 p.m. at 427 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach with a sneak preview tour. Ribbon cutting takes place at 5:30 p.m. with additional tours until 7 p.m. Call 622-0602

Peddlers Pavilion:The 30A Summer Concert Series at Peddlers Pavilion, 10343 E. County Hwy. 30A in Seacrest Beach, presents Season’s from 5-9 p.m. Beer and wine available through Peddlers Pub, and admission is free. 


Wednesday, April 23

Workshop: Walton County will hold a public workshop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s LeCiel Room. The recent parking study conducted by AVCON will be shared.

Wednesday Night Concert Series: A free concert features Emerald Coast Blues Brothers from 7-9 p.m. in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.

My Wishes workshop: Covenant Hospice will offer a free hands-on advance care planning workshop at 2:30 p.m. at Chautauqua Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in DeFuniak Springs. Reservations required at 729-1800.


Thursday, April 24

Americana Under The Stars: Bring a chair, a beverage and enjoy the music of Lucky Mud at 7 p.m. in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Open mic is from 6-7 p.m. Free admission and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Food available for purchase.

Gimme Abbey: A tribute to the two greatest bands in rock and roll history, the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Return and Satisfaction join forces to present Gimme Abbey at 7 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Admission is $18/adult, $15/MKAF members and free for children under 12. Call 650-2226 or visit

Toss It Up: Learn how to make salad no matter your kitchen skill at the Toss It Up – Summer Salads program from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 29 at 732 N. 9th St. in DeFuniak Springs. You will gain many new ways and ideas for making your own wonderful, healthy creation each day. Cost is $15/person and includes materials, recipes, taste tests and give-a-ways. Pre-registration required at 892-8172.

Storm workshops: BRACE for the Storm Internet-based workshops will be held at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to increase understanding of how to undertake one or more mitigation projects on homes to strengthen it against hurricanes. Register at Call 892-8065.

Forum: The South Walton Community Council will answer questions about county government and more at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach. Call 314-3749.

WCEDA: The Walton County Economic Development Alliance will meet at noon in the Walton County Administration Conference Room, 76 North 6th Street in DeFuniak Springs.

Coffee with commissioner: Walton County District 4 Commissioner Sara Comander will host “Coffee with the Commissioner” at 5:30 p.m. at the DeFuniak Springs Community Center.

Writing, Publishing Workshop: “Write Your Novel and Publish It!” workshop, taught by author Victor DiGenti, will take place April 24–26 at the Seaside Institute’s Academic Village. The tuition is $275/person and includes a comprehensive workbook and a final day celebratory gathering to hear the work of each writer. For information and registration, visit!writing-2/ckra.


Friday, April 25

Nature walk: See the birds, flowers and animals at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach with the Rangers from 3-4 p.m. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Call 267-8330.

Central Square Cinema: Grab your blankets and head to the Amphitheater in Seaside for a family-friendly movie under the stars at 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, April 26

Marvel of Flight: The City of DeFuniak Springs will host the fourth annual fly-in/aviation festival, Marvel of Flight, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DeFuniak Springs Municipal Airport on Hwy. 90 West.

Clean-up days: District 4 Commissioner Sara Comander will host a community clean-up day from 8 a.m. to noon at Legion Park. Call 835-4834 or 892-8180.

Junk to Jewels: Gulf Place’s Junk to Jewels 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 any personal belongings — all items are welcome. For $50 plus tax, vendors will receive an eight-foot table and two chairs. Call 502-9233 or email