All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Grit & Grace: Grit & Grace presents Water Under the Bridge at 7 p.m. July 20 and 2 p.m. July 21 at the Florida Chautauqua Theater in Downtown DeFuniak Springs on Baldwin Avenue. Tickets at the door $15 and children 18 and under $12.
Bottomless Brunch Cruise: The Solaris Yacht at Baytowne Marina is hosting a Sunday brunch cruise featuring seasonal flavors and bottomless bubbles from 1-3:30 p.m. July 21. Reservations required at www.sunquestcruises.com or call 650-2519.
Summer Concert Series: Listen to the music of Cadillac Willy from 5:30-9:30 p.m. July 21 on the lawn at the Gulley Amphitheater in Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring your chairs, blanket, cooler and some bug spray to the free, family-friendly event.
July 28: Johnny Hayes and The Loveseats
Aug. 4: The Magic Johnsons
Aug. 18:Jamell Richardson
Sunday Cinema: Grab a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up on the Events Plaza Lawn at the Village of Baytowne Wharf for the free movie "Madagascar" at 8 p.m. July 21.
July 28: Inside Out
Aug. 4: Beauty and the Beast
Here Comes the Sun Summer Concert Series: Bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening of free music with Most Definitely (80’s Hits) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 22 on East Long Green in Rosemary Beach (in Town Hall if raining).
• July 29: Favorite Beach Boy Tunes
• Aug. 5: Byrds to the Eagles
Alice in Wonderland: The cast of the Seaside REP Theatre perform a Children's Theatre Performance at the Seaside Amphitheater on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. in Seaside. Bring a chair or blanket, snacks and drinks, and enjoy the show. Free and open to all ages.
Groovin on the Green: Enjoy an evening of live music with Tony Vegas at 7 p.m. July 22 on the Carillon Beach Village Green. Bring beverage of choice, chairs, blankets and coolers. Town restaurants will be open.
July 29: Forrest Williams Band
Aug. 5: Simply D'Vyne
Aug. 12: Legacy
Aug. 19: Michael J Thomas
Aug. 26:Jones & Company
Sept. 1: True Soul
Summer Reels at Alys Beach: Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy the free film "Peter Rabbit” under the stars at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre at 8 p.m. July 24.
• July 31: Monster's Inc
Movies & More: Watch a free movie, “Over the Hedge," July 24 at Camp Helen State Park. The evenings begin at 6 p.m. in the park's Recreation Hall with an interpretive program.. The program will be followed by an old-fashioned campfire cookout of hot dogs and s'mores provided and the movie.
Wednesday Night Concert Series: Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Geoff McBride at 7 p.m. July 24 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.
July 31: Donovan Keith
Aug. 7: Boukou Groove
Aug. 14: Big Al & The Heavyweights
Aug. 21: Rust & Gold
Aug. 28: Chris Alvarado
Kids & Canines Camp: Dog-Harmony will host a kids’ camp from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 24 at 237 Market Street in Santa Rosa Beach. Children will learn how to interact with dogs, both in the home and out, and what a dog rescue does. Kids will make dog treats and enjoy nutritious human snacks, too. They will break into groups based on age and rotate through stations like dog-toy making, humane education, dog handling and dog-treat making. To register, please fill out the registration form on the website and email to firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions.
Seaside Summer Concerts: Grab your blankets and low back chairs and head to the Seaside Amphitheater for live musical entertainment with The Prescriptions at 7 p.m. July 24. Free and open to everyone.
July 31: Sam Mooney
Aug. 7: Forrest Williams Band
Alys Beach Summer Concert: Relax and enjoy the night under the palm trees in the Alys Beach Amphitheater from 7-9 p.m. July 25 with The Blue Ribbon Healers.. Bring blankets, low back chairs and your favorite beverage and grab a spot on the lawn. Food and beverages available for purchase at Henry's Pizza Truck. Free and open to the pubic.
Aug. 1: The Currys
Moonlight Movies/Facepainting: Bring blankets and lawn chairs to watch the free movie “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” under the stars at 8:15 p.m. July 25 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.
Aug. 1: How to Train Your Dragon
Aug. 8: Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Paddle on Lake Powell: Camp Helen State Park Ranger staff lead a 90-minute paddle on Lake Powell to learn about the history, natural communities and wildlife that make this Florida water so unique and important. This guided kayak tour will be enjoyable for individuals, families and groups. All levels of experience are welcome. Dates are 9-11 a.m. July 25. Space is limited. Advanced reservations are required and can be made at least 24 hours prior to tour at 850-233-5059. Cash only fee includes watercraft rental, life jacket, paddle, and a donation to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. Entrance fees into the Park are waived. Watercraft and gear from outside the park are not permitted. Be sure to bring sun protection and drinking water. Single kayak is $30 and tandem kayak is $40.
Theatre Thursdays: Bring your own chair or blanket and join the Emerald Coast Theatre Company at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 1 in Grand Park for a free family-friendly theatre performance. A themed kid’s craft pre-show will be held from 7-8 p.m. In the event of rain, event will move upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard.
Third Thursday Wine Walk: Join the Gulf Place Merchants for a South Walton tradition at 5 p.m. every third Thursday of the month. Tickets are $20 and include samplings of hand-selected wines, light appetizers, live music and giveaways. Check in at 5 p.m. at the stage to receive a complimentary glass and walkabout map.
Family Fun Fest: Join in the free fun Friday nights for Family Fun Fest from 6-10 p.m. at Seascape Towne Centre, located near Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. Event features live music performances, food and drink specials and kid-friendly activities, including face painting and a live magic show.
Brews, Bites & Bingo: Have a beer while you blot those Bingo boxes for a chance to win prizes from local businesses and individuals on July 26 at Food For Thought, 132 Market Street in Santa Rosa Beach. Come early (6 - 7 p.m.), grab your lucky spot, bid on silent auction and enjoy small bites by Grayton Beer Brewpub and Grayton Beer Company. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. $55/person includes Bingo Book, Dauber, Small Bites, and a complimentary drink. Reserved table for eight players ages 21 and up is $500. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com.
Music at Warehouse 360: Warehouse 360 Music Hall in Santa Rosa Beach presents singer/songwriters Lauren Lucas and Sara Beck at 7 p.m. July 26. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the continuing Hurricane Michael relief work of ReNew Of NW Florida. BYOB and foodtrucks will be available. All seating is general admission.
Central Square Cinema: Grab a blanket and head for the Seaside Amphitheater at 8 p.m. July 26 to watch the free family movie "Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone” on the lawn.
Fitness on the Lawn: The Market Shops, at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, will host free, weekly fitness classes on the lawn through July 29 with Pure Narre at 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Orange Theory Fitness at 9 a.m. Fridays.
Concert Warehouse 360: A show for the benefit of Renew Of NW Florida and their continuing Hurricane Michael relief efforts will feature Erin Enderlin and Kayla Ray from 7-10 p.m. Aug. 2 at Warehouse 360 Music Hall, 360 WRM Circle in Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are $20 and available at eventbrite.com. BYOB. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Wine Social: Pescado Seafood Grill and Rooftop Bar in Rosemary Beach will host a unique and exclusive wine tasting featuring one of only 112 Master Sommeliers in the world, Craig Collins, from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 8. Tasters will enjoy complimentary wine as well as cheese and charcuterie. The walk around event will be open to 80 guests only. Wines tasted during the event can be purchased by the bottle. Make reservations by email at email@example.com or call 213-4600.
Amazing Grace: Amazing Grace is the two-day-concert recording of what remains Aretha Franklin’s, and live gospel music’s, best and biggest-selling album. When Franklin died last year, it was pulled off the shelf, digitized and cleaned up. Nearly 50 years after it was filmed, it was finally released in April and can be seen at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the REP Theater in Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased at http://lovetherep.com/tickets/.
Diabetes Program: Community members are preventing type 2 diabetes together with the yearlong PreventT2 Lifestyle Change Program. The program starts Aug. 22 at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. For more information on enrollment, class schedules, cost or to speak to an education specialist, call 278-3546 or email Linsey.Hall@ascension.org.
Master Gardener Orientation: The Walton County Master Gardeners will host an orientation day for prospective master gardeners from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 15 at the UF/IFAS Walton County Extension Office, 732 N 9th St. in DeFuniak Springs. Learn what a Florida Master Gardener is, become familiar with the mission, discover all the volunteer, community service and continuing education opportunities available and hear what the course and program requirements are. To register, call 892-8172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost and light refreshments will be provided.
McCaskill & Company: The community is invited to McCaskill & Company Aug. 24 for the exclusive opportunity to buy a diamond straight from the diamond cutter with more than two million dollars worth of certified diamonds to choose from in the Destin gallery, 13390 US Hwy. 98 W. Handcrafted by skilled artisans in Italy, each piece of Marco Bicego jewelry combines old world tradition with contemporary design. Call 650–2262.
• Sept. 10-12: The Great Estate Buying Show
Estate-buying company National Rarities will be at McCaskill for guests who are ready to sell valuables such as gold, sterling silver, diamonds, jewelry, coins and currency, watches, artwork, paintings, autographs, old photos, antique toys, vintage advertising and other collectible and rarities. National Rarities will pay on site in exchange for any of the above valuable items.
• Nov. 8-9: The Erica Courtney Adventure
Named as one of the Top 3 Jewelry Designers in the World by United Brands, Erica Courtney travels the world and mines for some of the rarest and most beautiful gems. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet her in person and experience her exquisite collection of jewelry and gemstones.
Stake and Burger Dinner: The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast will host Sixth Annual Stake & Burger at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Hilton Sandestin. One of the best linebackers in NFL history, Derrick Brooks, will be keynote speaker. Purchase tickets at https://850tix.com/events/6th-annual-stake-and-burger-dinner. All proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast.
LIVE@TheREP Concert: Blood is thicker than water and there’s nothing like family creating music together to prove it. With contrasting blood-harmonies and left-handed/right-handed guitar playing, singer-songwriter duo The Talbott Brothers combine rock, blues and pop with honest storytelling. They will appear at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the REP Theater in Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are $30 and REP Members receive a 20 percent discount. Purchase at http://lovetherep.com/tickets/
Destin Crafted: Local company Wine World will once again team up with The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa to host an exclusive craft beer and bourbon tasting event raising funds for Children in Crisis from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 9 on the scenic pool deck and lawn at The Henderson. Featured will be hundreds of samples from over 40 renowned small-production breweries and distilleries alongside food from Destin’s favorite eateries with live music entertainment and more. Guests will also have the option to enter a raffle for a grand prize, raising additional funds for the charity. For details and tickets, visit destincrafted.com and follow @ChansWineWorld on Facebook.
Dungeons and Dragons Club: Walton County Coastal Branch Library will host the club Fridays from 3:30-5 p.m. for ages ninth grade to 25. Pre-register at the Coastal Library or post on the Friends of Coastal Library Facebook D&D Club. Each meeting will be set in a rich fantasy world that will be developed and expanded upon by the choices you make while playing. This is a pen and paper role playing game where players will have to investigate mysteries, solve puzzles and defeat a goblin or two. All materials will be provided. For more information, call 267-2809.
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.
Good Grief luncheons: An Emerald Coast Hospice lunch is open to anyone who has experienced a loss and is looking for some support and company through the grieving process. We encourage attendees to also bring a friend or family member. Everyone orders off the menu and pays for his or her own lunch. To RSVP, call 837-2589. Third Monday lunch is at Olive Garden Destin and third Tuesday lunch is at Applebee’s Miramar Beach, 8670 Hwy. 98 West.
Healing Walking Group: The Emerald Coast Hospice walking group is open to bereaved individuals who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life. Walk and talk, at a relaxed pace, with others who are grieving and share ideas, comfort and companionship from 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays in Miramar Beach and Thursdays in Destin. RSVP at 837-2589Turtle 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.
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 invited 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.
30A Farmers’ Market: Walk through the park like setting with shade trees, a fountain, cobblestone walkways and visit friendly farmers and bakers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Seascape Resort Towne Centre in Miramar Beach.
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.
Vintage Market: New in Santa Rosa Beach is the Vintage Market at Elmore’s Landing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday. Check out various artists and unique vintage finds along with food and produce.