All area codes are 850 unless specified.

Saturday, Aug. 10

Biophilia Center

Gulfarium brings their flightless birds for a Penguin Party at noon at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Admission is $8/adults over 13 and $5/children 3-12. Call 835-1824. 

Book signing

Meet and greet Olympian Jeff Galloway from 5-6 p.m. at Premier Property Group’s Grand Boulevard office. Have your photo taken with Jeff, the Run Disney Expert and creator of the Run/Walk/Run method of training, and author of more than 30 running books.

Cooking class

Learn to make three bistro favorites when Chef Dan Pettis hosts a cooking class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at One 20 a Modern Bistro, 120 Partin Drive N in Niceville to benefit Shelter House. In addition to the class and food tasting, attendees will be treated to a glass of wine, recipes to take home and a chance to win prizes. To register, call 243-1201.

Topsail tour

Join the Rangers for breakfast at 9 a.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach and learn about the park. To cover the cost of food, please bring $5, which goes to Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to enhance the park or bring your own breakfast. Call 267-8330.

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.

Blue Ribbon Healers

Enjoy the music of the Blue Ribbon Healers from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaside Farmers Market in the Seaside Amphitheater.

YOLO Board races

The third annual YOLO Board Mileage Series continues at 8 a.m. at Baytowne Marina with a four-mile race. Call 622-5760 or email

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.


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

Gigi’s Lemonade Stand

Children volunteer at Gigi’s Lemonade Stand from 3-5 p.m. to raise money for the Alaqua Animal Refuge at Gigi's Fabulous Kids' Fashions & Toys, 62 Main Street in Rosemary Street.

Sunday, Aug. 11

Artist reception

Meet V Seagrove’s featured artist Susan Lucas during a special gathering from 4-5 p.m. at 2743 Scenic Hwy. 30A in Seagrove Beach. Hear her describe the inspiration for her canvas paintings and enjoy the signature V Seagrove cheese board and selected wines. 

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.

Hope In A Box

Last day for IHOP’s “Sneakers For Students” to collect new/unused sneakers for children in time for back to school. Bring in a pair of new/unused sneakers to IHOP and receive a short stack of buttermilk pancakes. Boys & Girls Club of Florida will distribute collected shoes to needy students ranging between the ages of 5 and 16. 

Monday, Aug. 12

Baytowne Block Party

Shake a leg with DJ Glen as he spins tunes for kids to dance to from 7-9 p.m. at the Baytowne Live Stage on Cannery Row. Enjoy some cotton candy or popcorn, create your piece of the puzzle for the Baytowne Mural Project and be on the look-out for Captain Davy as he searches for pirates to join his crew.

Groovin’ On The Green

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

Butler Back-to-School

Butler Elementary School welcomes students back with Pre-Kindergarten Orientation at 5 p.m. Pre-K classes begin Aug. 13.

Apres Beach

Gather for beer, wine and live music with Chris Taylor and Gileah Taylor from 4-6 p.m. at Fonville Press, 147 N. Charles St. in Alys Beach.

Stories By the Sea

Join the Seaside Rep as they present a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages at 4 p.m. at Scenic Hwy. 30A in Seaside.

Redd sings

Redd the Singing Bartender, who slings and sings from a song list of more than 400 songs, performs from 5-10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at Redd's Fueling Station, 2320 W. County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Southern style food with a few twists is featured.

Tuesday, Aug. 13


The South Walton High School Cheerleaders will have a FUNdraiser Aug. 13 at Pizza By the Sea on 305 in WaterColor. Twenty percent of proceeds from customers who say they are there to support the SWHS Cheerleaders will be donated to the team.  The cheerleaders will be available for a meet and greet at 6 p.m.

Family, Fun, and Fireworks

Challenge friends to a variety of lawn games, corn hole, ladder ball and even a giant, inflatable Twister game, from 7-9:15 p.m. at Baytowne Wharf. Visit the Baytowne Live Stage for face painting and for a nominal charge enjoy kid's crafts with Club KZ. Fireworks light up the sky at 9:15 p.m.

Movies at Marina Park

Bring a chair or blanket for a free movie, "Brave," beginning at sunset and "Wreck-it-Ralph" Aug. 15 at Marina Park in WaterColor in Santa Rosa Beach.

Cinema Under the Stars

Grab blankets and low back chairs to enjoy a free movie, "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," under the stars from 8-9:30 p.m. in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Piper's will offer food and drink.

Dannica Lowery

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

Ike’s Fun Tuesday

An evening of sax and keyboard with food and dancing from 7-10  p.m. at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Wednesday Night Concert Series

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

Seaside Summer Concert Series

Celebrate summer with a free concert with Reed Waddle at 7 p.m. in the Seaside Amphitheater.

Concerts in Marina Park

Enjoy live music with Britt Landrum 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.

Summer Concert Series

Bring blankets and chair to enjoy live music with Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes from 7-9 p.m. in the Amphitheatre at Alys Beach. Piper's will offer food and beverages.

Thursday, Aug. 15

Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Andy and Clyde have been long time partners until their friendship is tested with the competition for the title of "The Best Fisherman of the Emerald Coast" at 7 and 8 p.m. at Baytowne Wharf. They recruit their crew from the audience and challenge each other at different spots around the Village.

Luminary Connection

The Luminary Connection will meet at noon at the Life Enrichment Senior Center, 312 College Ave. in DeFuniak Springs. Mary Burns will speak on “On Time or Timed Out — Your Decision.” Bring brown bag lunch, join in a time of networking and return to work within a one hour lunch period. Call 635-1801, email or visit

30A Farmers Market

The 30A Farmers Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday and Sunday 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.

Third Thursday Wine Walkabout

Walk about the shops and restaurants of Gulf Place and taste wines from around the world from 5-7 p.m. at Town Loop Center in Santa Rosa Beach. Cost is $15 with lite hors d’oeuvres and live music included.

 Moonlight & Movies

Bring a blanket and enjoy the family movie "Oz The Great And Powerful (PG)" under the stars at 8:15 p.m. on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach (Town Hall if raining).

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 Matthew Cochran 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.

Friday, Aug. 16

Biophilia Center

Go Green with recycling activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Create an edible landfill, play games and make crafts with reused materials. Admission is $8/adults over 13 and $5/children 3-12. Call 835-1824. 

Topsail tours

Learn about the Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse that lives in the dunes near the beach from 2-3 p.m. at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach.  Entry fee into park required. Call 267-8330.


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.

 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. 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 begins 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 Green 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. 

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.