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September 19th: Casey Kearney

24th Annual Concerts In The Village

Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village

4323 Commons Drive West, Destin

7pm/ gates open at 6pm

Generald Admission $15 per person. Free for children

www.MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org

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September 20th – 21st: 11th Annual Fall Flair Arts & Crafts Show

Destin United Methodist Church Life Center:  200 Beach Drive, Destin, FL 32541

Friday, Sept. 20th, 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 21st, 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Vendors and Artists selling their crafts, scrumptous baked goods, handmade jewelry

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September 21st: Binnicker Memorial Run

Choose Your Run…9K, 5K, or 1 Mile Fun Run. New this year: 5K Walk Option with prizes for the top 5 males/females. Now in it’s 5th year, the CMSAF James C. Binnicker Memorial Run offers three running options, a 9K, a 5K, or a 1 mile fun run, and a new 5K walking option that takes place in Poquito Bayou and around the Bob Hope Village campus in Shalimar, Florida. Click HERE to register. Presented by  Eglin Federal Credit Union

 

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September 22nd: #Stop22 Challenge

 

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September 26th: Emerald Coast Blues Brothers

24th Annual Concerts In The Village

Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village

4323 Commons Drive West, Destin

7pm/ gates open at 6pm

Generald Admission $15 per person. Free for children

www.MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org

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September 28th: Okaloosa/ Walton Heart Walk 5K

September 28th at 7:30am. 5k walk on the campus of Northwest Florida State College, 100 East College Blvd Niceville. More info and registration HERE.

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September 28th: Eggs On The Beach

Eggs on the Beach is an official Big Green Egg Grilling Competition and will celebrate the delicious results of foods cooked on the Big Green Egg within a beautiful coastal setting at Seascape Resort. The EggFest will be be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will be complemented by the scenic coastal setting, resort amenities, live music and more. There are two groups who attend EggFest: Cooks bring their own food and cook a variety of dishes on a Big Green Egg, which is provided for each cooking team. Tasters come to taste the delectable dishes and vote on their favorites.  The proceeds from Eggs on the Beach will benefit two local non-profits: Food for Thought and the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. Click HERE for more information.

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September 29th: Charity Dog Festival for Small Paws Rescue

Sunday – September 29 – 11 am to 5 pm

Liza Jackson Dog Park, Ft. Walton Beach

Inviting friendly dogs of all breeds and their owners…a fundraising event for Small Paws® Rescue will be on Sunday, September 29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Liza Jackson Dog Park, 338 Miracle Strip Parkway in Ft. Walton Beach. The event will feature a meet and greet; canine football costume contest; a relay race for 2-person and 4-person teams in Liza Jackson’s large off-leash area; a dog style musical chairs contest; a live auction fund-raiser; and a New York Deli style lunch provided by Chef Joe Cartenuto and Food For You. Enjoy an afternoon filled with music by Air Force vet, Lee Smith, aka DJ Unconventional.

Admission of $15 for adults and $12 for children under 12, which includes lunch, can be purchased on-site or on-line. Cash and major credit cards will be accepted for registration and auction winning bids. No checks please. All proceeds benefit Small Paws® Rescue to pay for medical and rescue expenses for their pups. Small Paws® Rescue, Inc., a 501-(c)-3, is the nation’s largest single breed rescue organization composed of over 800 volunteers across the United States and 7,000 supporters in 26 countries. For further information, contact Cathy McCoy at 850-419-0896, or email her at info@SPRemeraldcoast.com. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.SPRemeraldcoast.com.

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September 29th: Destin Charity Cornhole Tournament

Taking place at Destin Commons to benefit Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center. For info, visit www.eccac.org/events-calendar

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October 3rd: Deja Vu

24th Annual Concerts In The Village

Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village

4323 Commons Drive West, Destin

7pm/ gates open at 6pm

Generald Admission $15 per person. Free for children

www.MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org

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October 5th: Walk Like MADD

For more info, visit www.walklikemadd.org/fortwalton

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October 10th: Forrest Williams Band

24th Annual Concerts In The Village

Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village

4323 Commons Drive West, Destin

7pm/ gates open at 6pm

Generald Admission $15 per person. Free for children

www.MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org

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October 12th: Sip and Science- Mystery At The Museum

Emerald Coast Science Center, Fort Walton Beach

6-9pm

Bring your friends, grab a drink, and crack the case. We’re dying to have you at our next Sip & Science: Mystery at the Museum.

Get clued-in to a night of sipping and sleuthing! See if you can crack the case by solving our murder mystery at your own pace, solo or in teams. We’ll also have all our regular museum exhibits up and running including mystery-themed trivia in SMALLab. You’ll get to explore the field of forensic science, play with fun spy and CSI technology, and compete for some awesome prizes while you figure out whodunit. Bonus points (and prizes) to those who come in their best spy, sleuth, detective, or Clue-themed costumes… Scooby Gang, anyone?

Buy online now and save with our Early Bird pricing! $20 for Science Center members and $25 for nonmembers. Tickets purchased day-of will be $25 for Science Center members and $30 for nonmembers.

Ticket price includes admission, access to regular and special museum exhibits, drink tickets for adult beverages (beer and a specialty cocktail), and food.
Guests age 21+ (IDs will be checked at the door). For info and tickets, visit http://sip-and-science.eventbrite.com

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October 12th: Dog Daze 2019

presented by Friendship Veterinary Hospital

Theme: The Wild, Wild West

Location: Liza Jackson Park, 334 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach

Date/Time: Saturday, October 12th, 9 am to 3 pm
click HERE for more info.

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October 14th: Sugar Sands Charity Golf Classic benefitting Children In Crisis

SUGAR SANDS CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC BENEFITTING CHILDREN IN CRISIS ON OCTOBER 14TH AT  KELLY PLANTATION GOLF CLUB IN DESTIN FLORIDA. LUNCH AND WARMUP BEGIN AT 11:30AM WITH A 1PM SHOTGUN START. THERE WILL BE A PRE-REGISTRATION PARTY OCTOBER 13TH AT TOMMY BAHAMA CAFE, AND AWARDS DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION FOLLOWING GOLF AT TUSCANY ITALIAN BISTRO. REGISTRATION CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE AT WWW.CHILDRENINCRISISFL.ORG, OR BY CALLING 850-864-4242.

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October 19th: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Location: Santa Rosa Mall, 300 Mary Esther Blvd., Fort Walton Beach
Date/Time: Saturday, October 19th
check in: 8am
walk: 9am
Registration and more info HERE

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October 19th: Animore Inaugural Barn Jam

Location:
Alaqua Animal Refuge Barn
5781 Highway 20 East
Freeport, FL 32439

The animoré Inaugural Barn Jam takes place on Saturday, October 19 beginning at 4pm, and will feature an outdoor music festival with performances by Nashville songwriters Billy Dawson, Aaron Barker, and Jon Nite. Together, these award-winning songwriters and performers have written hits for George Strait, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, and many more. Headlining is roots-rocking, multi-instrumentalist Eric Lindell who has collaborated and shared stages with John Fogarty and Jackson Browne, and is a founding member of Dragon Smoke with Ivan Neville. Opening the show are local favorites The Pickled Pickers and Luke Langford Band.

The Barn Jam will include a wide variety of food trucks, beverages, a photo booth, and silent auction. Bring your chair for festival seating and enjoy the afternoon and evening!

Times:
3pm – Gates open
4pm – The Pickled Pickers
5pm – Luke Langford Band
6pm – Billy Dawson, Jon Nite, Aaron Barker
8pm – Eric Lindell
*Times subject to change

Tickets:
$50 (general admission, adult)
$25 (general admission, child under 12)
$250 (VIP – includes complimentary beverages and food, and premier seating)

Parking:
We have onsite parking (free) and and are also offering shuttle service from Destin Commons, Sandestin, and Watercolor Crossings for $25. When Barn Jam ticket is purchased, we will be sending link to purchase your seat to and front the concert.

Tickets may be purchased at www.animore.org

 

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October 21st: Burgers For A Benefit @ The Cowhead

The Cowhead presents “Burgers for a Benefit,” a fundraiser for the Emerald Coast Science Center!

Monday, October 21st from 5-9pm

The Cowhead: 184 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, Florida

All you have to do is show up, chow down, and 10% of proceeds for the night will benefit the Emerald Coast Science Center! They’ll be on hand to help us celebrate this awesome event. For more information about the Science Center, visit ECscience.org or call 850.664.1261.


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October 26th: Women’s Expo at the Island

The 2019 Step One Automotive Group Women’s Expo at The Island (1500 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE) is Saturday, October 26th, 2019. Hours are from 11am to 3pm. Admission is free.

Cumulus Media has coordinated, promoted, and executed the Annual “What Women Want” Women’s Expo for the past five consecutive years in Fort Walton Beach. It is the Emerald Coast’s premier women’s expo offering women a fun day filled with exploring their personal style, renewing their soul, and pampering themselves. This FREE event features the best shopping, fashion, food and drink, entertainment, health, beauty, travel, home decor, success and more. This year’s event has undergone a “Face-Lift” and there’s no better way to give the event a “Makeover” than to host it at The Island…a spectacular venue that’s undergone its own “Makeover!” Beyond the Women’s Expo, attendees can take advantage of special “Women’s Expo” room rates to make it a “Girls Night” with a nice brunch the next morning, and quite possibly, some other fun activities added to their stay!

More info HERE

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October 26th & 27th: Mattie Kelly Festival of the Arts

  • Fine Art and Fine Craft Artists
  • Local Musicians
  • Kid’s Art Activities on the Uniquely Clever art bus
  • Adult & Student Collaborative Exhibit and Competition
  • Wine & Beer Garden – Cuisine on the Green
  • George Rodrigue Life & Legacy Tour featuring Wendy Rodrigue and a “Blue Dog” Pop-Up Art Exhibit

Admission – Adults $5 (MKAF Members and children until 12 are free)

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November 2nd: Bloody Mary Festival at The Market Shops at Sandestin

Saturday, November 2nd from 11a – 2p

Tickets available at 850tix.com

Benefits Habitat for Humanity of Walton County

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November 2nd: Healing Paws For Warriors Car Show

 

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November 8th: The Destin Woman’s Club presents “Dive Into Emerald Coast Fashions” Fashion Show and Luncheon Fundraiser

Friday, November 8th

10:45am – 3:30pm

Louisiana Lagniappe in Destin

The Destin Woman’s Club “Dive Into Emerald Coast Fashions” Fashion Show and Luncheon Benefiting Fisher House and DWC Charitable Fund (formally known as the “Mary Kirkpatrick Charitable Fund”, which serves to aid and assist the needy in our area) will be held Friday November 8, 2019. We invite you to prevue the stunning fashions of the Emerald Coast while dining in elegance. The doors of the Louisiana Lagniappe will open at 10:45am for access to the Silent Auction, Wine Wagon, Celebration Cart and Cash Bar. Tickets for this spectacular event are $55 (non-refundable) and include complimentary Valet Parking. Tickets will be available online starting October 1st at www.destinwomansclub.org.
DWC is excited to partner with so many exceptional boutiques to offer a sampling of the elegant styles available here on the Emerald Coast. Our chic models will parade through the Louisiana Lagniappe representing fashions tableside from SOHO, Boca, Kiki Risa, Steinmart, Chico’s, Brooks Brothers, and Jos A Bank.

Upon arrival our guests will be treated to a sensational display of Silent Auction items for which to bid. Tickets will be on sale for a chance to win our ever-popular Wine Wagon which features a minimum of 30 handpicked bottles for the discerning palate, and the “Belle of the Ball” Celebration Cart! The Celebration Cart is a one of a kind on the Emerald Coast and filled with all things to help anyone celebrate in style.

To get an exclusive sneak-peak of the Silent Auction items, Specialty Wines, and awesome Celebration Cart items, follow us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/destinwomansclub/

Don’t miss your chance to attend one of the Emerald Coast’s most exciting events for fall. This year’s entertainment once again will be provided by Professional Musician and DJ, Chuck Lawson. Seats for this spectacular event are limited, so get your ticket today as it is sure to be a sell out once again.

More info here

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November 9th: Destin Crafted- Craft Beer, Spirits & Food Festival

WHAT: Craft Beer Festival & Fundraiser for Children in Crisis
WHERE: The Henderson Beach Resort
WHEN : Saturday November 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm 

Destin Crafted is more than just a celebration of craft beer, bourbon, and local food. It’s a fundraiser for Children in Crisis! Together we raised $13,125 for the charity in 2018. This year’s fest is going to be even more epic! Enjoy samples of hundreds of craft beers & bourbons, hand crafted foods from your favorite Destin restaurants, live music by Boukou Groove, raffles with great prizes, and more all along the scenic lazy river at The Henderson.

Tickets available here

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