CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Oct. 23
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Click, Clack, Moo
The Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents, "Click, Clack, Moo, The Musical" from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Grand Boulevard. Purchase tickets in advance at https://ci.ovationtix.com/36093.
The Northwest Florida Symphony, which performs at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the campus of the Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, presents its first ever, family-friendly Halloween concert Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. Hear your favorite classic Halloween music, alongside music from the film scores Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean. There will be food trucks on site beginning at 5:30 p.m. Come in costume and have your young ones participate in an onstage costume parade during the concert. There will be cartoons, on-stage theatrics and all kinds of fun surprises. Tickets are $25 for adults and $16 for youth. Purchase at 850-729-6000 weekdays from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. or www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org.
Bloody Mary Festival
The Market Shops will host its Sixth Annual Bloody Mary Festival Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a $40 donation to attend, guests are invited to enjoy all 18 variations of Bloody Marys served in specialty cups. There will also be plenty of food from the various restaurants located directly in The Market Shops, a lounge area with additional seating and cornhole games will be set up on the main lawn, along with SEC football streaming on the big screen. Tickets are on sale through 850Tix for the pre-sale price of $40 or can be purchased the day of the event at the door for $60.
Sinfonia Gulf Coast plays Bernard Hermann’s spine-tingling score to Hitchcock’s classic thriller “Psycho” with the original screenplay projected above the orchestra Oct. 23 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Reserved table seating as well as general lawn seating where guests may bring chairs and blankets. Bar and food items will be available for purchase on site. Tickets are $20 - $45 per person at SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or 460-8800.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
Enjoy free live entertainment with Forrest Williams Band from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 27 on the Events Plaza stage at The Village of Baytowne Wharf.
Sinfonia at HarborWalk
The Sinfonia Youth Orchestra presents “This is Halloween” at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 on the Main Stage at HarborWalk Village.
Throwback Thursday Cinema
Enjoy a free movie on the big-screen during Baytowne Wharf's Throwback Thursday Cinema at 7 p.m. Oct. 28. All movies are family-friendly and open to the public. Grab you blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy this week's featured film.
The sixth annual Barktoberfest, a doggie social with beer for humans, will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in Grand Park at the upscale shopping center Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, located at 495 Grand Blvd. The “pawty” also includes a canine trick-or-treat for tasty snacks, gourmet bites, craft brew, music, raffle drawings and fun prizes. Attendees and pets are encouraged to dress in their spookiest Halloween costumes for contests.
Costume Contest and Trivia Night
The Grayton Brewpub on 30A in Santa Rosa Beach is hosting a Halloween Costume Contest on its regular Trivia Night, Oct. 28, from 6 - 8 p.m. Spooky drink specials and prizes for top contenders.
Tuck & Glow with Pure Barre 30A
Pure Barre 30A is offering glow-in-the-dark "Tuck & Glow" classes Halloween weekend. They will give each client glow sticks and have a fun spooky playlist. Visit purebarre.com/location/santa-rosa-beach-30a-fl
Witches of South Walton
Join the Witches of South Walton for #WitchRide2021 Oct. 29 in South Walton. The annual charity bike ride encourages participants to dress up in their best witchy attire and cruise along 30A. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Children’s Volunteer Health Network.Visit witchesofsouthwalton.com/ to register.
Trick or treat and enjoy pumpkin crafts through The Hub & The Shops at The Hub followed by a DJ Dance Party from 5-9:30 p.m. Oct.. 29.
Local Catch 30A’s 10th annual Halloween bash is back Oct. 29. The Forrest Williams Band will play outside from 7-10 p.m. and DJ Prime inside from 8–12 p.m. There will be cash prizes for first, second and third place best outfit.
Halloweener Derby at Seaside
The highly anticipated return of the Halloweener Derby is taking place Oct. 30 on Seaside’s Lyceum Lawn. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the race begins at 10 a.m., followed by the dog costume contest. Register for the derby and costume contest at seasidehalloweenerderby.com/
Halloween at The Pointe on 30A
It’s Spooky Season at The Rooftop Bar at The Pointe on 30A from 4-9 p.m. Oct. 30 with drink specials, candy for the kiddos, and a Halloween costume contest with a chance to win a $50 bar tab.
Check out Chiringo in Santa Rosa Beach for a costume contest and live music from The Shakedown from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 30.
90s Hip-Hop Halloween Dance Party
Black Bear Bar Room is hosting a 90s Hip-Hop Halloween Dance Partybeginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at 26 Logan Lane in Santa Rosa Beach. Festivities include a costume contest and a special music set from DJ Sommelier. The winner of the contest will receive a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Rosé Champagne and a $150 dollar gift card. For more information, visit @barroomgrayton on Instagram.
Halloween Harvest at Farmers’ Market
Get into the harvest season mood from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Grand Boulevard Farmers' Market on the Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Browse booths full of farm-fresh, seasonal produce, autumnal gourmet foods, and much more.
Family Halloween Extravaganza
Bring your little monsters to North Beach Social in Santa Rosa Beach from 1- 4 p.m. Oct. 31 for treats and tricks plus music by the Wildlife Special3 and a costume contest.
Saturdays in the Patch will feature hay rides, games, contests, music, arts and crafts and more from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 31 at Camp Helen state Park. Families can enjoy the straw maze, trail bingo, kayak/SUP rentals, and scarecrow row. Movie night shows Hocus Pocus at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Bring blankets and chairs.
Festival of the Arts
Known as one of Northwest Florida’s premier fine arts shows, the MKAF Destin Festival of the Arts is one of the most anticipated cultural events of the year. The 26th annual event is set for Oct. 30-31 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin and is free for attendees.
Spooktacular Sunday Scaries
Eat, drink, and be scary! World of Beer Bar & Kitchen Destin will host a Spooktacular Sunday Scaries brunch on Halloween, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4287 Legendary Drive. Guests will be able to sink their fangs into spooky-themed menu items, including Pumpkin Pancakes; Halloween Hash; Eyeball Poppers and much more. A specialty cocktail men will feature a Bloody Mimosa; Sunday Scaries; Cherry Boo-ze Shooter and more. Costumes are welcome and encouraged.
Bring your little monsters to North Beach Social’s Halloween Extravaganza from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 31 for music by the Wildlife Special3 plus a costume contest. Adults Trick or Tequila is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with DJ 30A plus a costume contest with a grand prize of $500.
Trick or Treat Street
Calling all ghouls, ghosts, and goblins to the Village of Baytowne Wharf for a spooktacular extravaganza from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Trick or Treat through the Village streets and visit merchants for treats. As Steve Hall plays frightenly good tunes on the main stage, enjoy crafts and balloon animals. Stop by Coconut Kidz to enter the costume contest and watch fireworks at 8 p.m.
Trick or Treat Seaside
It’s time for ghosts, goblins, superheroes and heroines to go door-to-door collecting candy from the Seaside merchants from 4 - 6 p.m. Oct. 31 for an evening filled with ghoulish music, spooky stories, scary delicious treats, and more.
Halloween on the BOOlevard
Families are invited to trick-or-treat throughout the Town Center at Grand Boulevard from 4-6 p.m. on Halloween where stores and restaurants will pass out candy and other treats to children. Dress up in your favorite costume and fill your bag in a safe pedestrian-friendly place.
Red Fish Taco Costume Party
Red Fish Village in Blue Mountain Beach hosts Red Fish Taco Costume Party from 6 - 9 p.m. Oct. 31 for a costume party and contest. Compete for $1,000 in cash prizes.
Trick or Tequila
For the adults, it’s Trick or Tequila from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at North Beach Social. Dance to jams by DJ 30A and wear your most extravagant costume for the contest. Grand prize winner takes home $500.
Watersound Origins will host a Blood Drive Nov. 1 and Dec. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The OneBlood Big Red Bus® will be parked at the Watersound Origins Community Center. All donors will receive a free wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening. ID is required. In addition to a few other goodies, each donor will have access to their antibody test within 48 to 72 hours.
Sip N' Stroll
The next Sip N' Stroll is from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the gallery, 13370 US Highway 98 in Miramar Beach. The Holiday Shop, Sip N' Stroll will be held from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 3 featuring J.Leon Gallery + Studio, McCaskill & Company, and Mollega Eye Care & Optique. Shop local favorites, sip festive beverages, snacks, and enjoy a boutique shopping experience with some surprises along the way.
Sinfonia Classical Mystery Tour
The Beatles playing in concert with a symphony orchestra when “Classical Mystery Tour” performs live with Sinfonia Gulf Coast Nov. 13 at Village Church in Destin. Hear “Penny Lane” with a live trumpet section; experience the beauty of “Yesterday” with an acoustic guitar and string quartet; enjoy the rock/classical blend on the hard edged “I Am the Walrus.” Tickets range from $29.50 to $55 per person at SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or 460-8800.
Groovin’ on the Green
Enjoy an evening of free live music with Chris Alvarado Trio from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 14 on the Carillon Beach Village Green. Bring beverage of choice, chairs, blankets and coolers. Town restaurants will be open.
• Dec. 12: Kyle LaMonica
A workshop to assist students in Okaloosa and Walton County high schools who will take the Dec. 11 ACT and Dec. 4 SAT will be held from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7 and 8 at Niceville high School. Another workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 20, 21, Dec. 4 and 5 in Gulf Breeze. Registrations must be postmarked by Nov. 8. All materials, snacks and drinks are furnished. Students need to bring calculators. For information, contact Alice Hart at 615-585-2401, email Amhart1966@aol.com or contact your high school guidance department.
Sinfonia Holiday Concert
This seasonal concert features singer/actor Nicholas Rodriguez in a performance of
holiday favorites with the Sinfonia orchestra Dec. 10 at Village Church in Destin. Tickets range from $29.50 to $55 per person at SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or 460-8800.
Classical Connections Concert
Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s first Silver Sands Premium Outlets’ Classical Connections concert Jan.8, 2022, defies convention and boundaries with the return of Chris Brubeck and Time For Three (TF3). This performance will be held at Village Church in Destin and tickets range from $29.50 to $55 per person at SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or 460-8800.
• The second Silver Sands Premium Outlets’ Classical Connections Series will
be March 12, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. at Destin High School and features Sinfonia’s
Assistant Conductor, Aaron King Vaughn. This concert includes Igor
Stravinsky’s “The Soldier's Tale,” complete with theatrical narration and W.A. Mozart’s “Symphony No. 29 in A Major.” Tickets range from $29.50 to $45 per person at SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or 460-8800.
April 30, 2022, the main season will come to a cinematic finale at Destin Fort
Walton Beach Convention Center as you relive the magic on the silver screen with the original “Raiders of the Lost Ark” with John Williams’ epic score performed live to picture by Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Tickets are $29.50 - $55 per person at SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or 460-8800.
Bluegrass Wednesday @ Grayton Seafood Co.
Grayton Seafood Co. invites you to join them from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays for live music and outdoor dining under the stars featuring Longleaf Drive. The Santa Rosa Beach boys play acoustic folk, rock, and bluegrass.
Live Music @ 30Avenue
Take a break and head to 30Avenue for lunch and live music Monday thru Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy an array of talented local musicians and the laid back atmosphere on the 30Avenue Green.
Hump Day Market
Hump Day Market @ Monet Monet, 100 E. County Hwy. 30A in Grayton Beach, will be held each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop with local vendors, everything from fresh local produce, fine art, funky art, handmade jewelry, coastal clothing, arts and craft for the kids, as well as PoBoys and specialty foods by Grayton Beach Catering.
Redd's Fueling Station
Redd The Singing Bartender is back on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with a live band Fridays at Redds Restaurant on 30-A. It is located in Blue Mountain Beach behind Sallys By The Sea Store gas station convenience store, 2320 W County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Dinner table reservations suggested. Call or text 850-325-0252. Check out the menu at www.reddsbar.com.
Fitness Field Day
Get a workout for mind and body at WaterColor Inn’s Fitness Field Day at 8 a.m. first Friday of each month at Marina Park, 238 Watercolor Blvd. W. in Santa Rosa Beach. This one-hour program offers a High Intensity Training workout, followed by a cooldown with Yoga. Open to the public for ages 9 and up. $15++ per person. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 534-5950.
Grand Boulevard Farmers Market
Grand Boulevard Farmers Market takes place every Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Park in the heart of Grand Boulevard in South Walton. Bring your shopping bag and load up on local produce, eggs, jams and pies. Homemade soap, good olive oil, and pickled things are all there for the taking.
Rosemary Beach Farmers Market
Come browse the 30A Farmers Market in Rosemary Beach on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The local farmers market takes place on Sundays year round, and Thursdays throughout the summer months, in North Barrett Square along Scenic 30A.