Events and Entertainment Nov. 27 - Dec. 5

Staff Writer
Walton Sun
Americana Under The Stars — Bring a chair and a beverage to enjoy the music of Grant Peeples at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Open mic begins the evening. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Food available for purchase.

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Friday, Nov. 28

Johnny B Moonbeams: Enjoy the music of Johnny B Moonbeams at 7 p.m. at Shorty’s Surfside & Topside, 63 Hotz Ave. in Grayton Beach.

Jabbo and Krissa: Enjoy their music at 8 p.m. at Cabana Café, 112 Seascape Blvd. in Miramar Beach.

Saturday, Nov. 29

SeasideFarmers 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.

Baytowne On Ice: For those who miss the cold and ice, the ice skating rink at The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the opportunity to get into the winter spirit through Feb. 1 at the Apex Skating Pavilion.

Bocce Tournament: The Ninth Annual Fall Bocce Tournament begins at 10 a.m. on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach. Teams are $40. Sign up will be from 8-9 a.m. Bring your Bocce Balls. Round robin followed by single elimination.

Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market: The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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. 

Sunday, Nov. 30

Brunch with Matt Hall: Matt Hall takes the stage from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during brunch at Marie’s Bistro, 2260 W. Hwy. 30A in Blue Mountain Beach.

The Market: Gulf Place holds a Farmers Market from 12-5 p.m. at Town Loop Center in Santa Rosa Beach.

Monday, Dec. 1

Susie Munz: Local artist Susie Munz will teach Portrait Drawing Fundamentals from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach.  The cost is $35 or $30 for CAA members. To register, call 622-5970 or email

Run 30A:  Run with a group along 30A in the Santa Rosa Beach area at 6 p.m. for distances from 3-6 miles. Run begins at Ed Walline beach access with socializing after at Pizza by the Sea Gulf Place.

Tuesday, Dec. 2

WCBCC workshop: The Walton County Board of County Commissioners will hold a workshop with representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers at 4 p.m. at the South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd. in Santa Rosa Beach, to discuss beach re-nourishment easements and establishment of the erosion control line for the Hurricane & Storm Damage Reduction Project.

Painting class: Pastel artist Melody Bogle will teach classes in pastel painting from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach. Each class is $35/$30/members of Cultural Arts Alliance. Register at 622-5910 or email

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Sunset Bonfire Jam:  Bundle up for a toasty time with music by the Forrest Williams Band, drinks and eats at 6 p.m. at The Bay, 24215 S Hwy. 331 in Santa Rosa Beach.

Lecture series: The Walton County Master Gardeners will present a program on pruning from 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 3 at the Padgett Park Community Room, 810 JD Miller Road in Santa Rosa Beach. Andrea Schnapp, an arborist and master gardener will cover proper techniques for woody ornamentals and trees. Light refreshments will be served. Call 892-8172 by Dec. 1 to reserve a seat. 

Watercolor class: Carol Dickson will teach a watercolor class on original art Christmas cards from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach. Cost is $35/$30 members of CAA. Register at 622-5910 or email

Thursday, Dec. 4

ECMS: The Emerald Coast Meditation Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. Dawn Brooks, a nurse and master yoga teacher, will present “Qi Gong: Breath, Energy, Meditation.” For information, email

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

Photography workshop: Professional photographer Jackie Ward will present a photography class on Photoshop from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach. Each workshop is $35/$30 for members of Cultural Arts Alliance. To register, call 622-5910 or email

Cigar and Whisky tasting: Leslie and Bob Bulgarella of Bijoux and Marvin Holthouser of Harbor Cigars will host a Cigar & Whiskey Tasting fundraiser to benefit Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the newly renovated Market Shops of Sandestin. Patrons can enter a Grand Raffle to win prizes each valued at $1,000 or more.   Tickets are $50/person or $40/MKAF preferred member rate and available to purchase at  All proceeds will benefit MKAF’s mission in bringing cultural experiences and children’s education programs to children and families in Northwest Florida. 

Friday, Dec. 5

Teen Driver Challenge: The Walton County Sheriff’s Office offers a free program, Teen Driver Challenge, from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 5 at Freeport High School in room 201 with the driving portion at 8 a.m. Dec. 6 at the school. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact your student’s School Resource Deputy.

Pastel Society: The Pastel Society of North Florida presents its 12th Biennial National All Pastel Juried Exhibition through Dec. 6 in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center's Mcllroy and Holzhauer Galleries at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. Many of the artists’ works will be available for purchase.