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October 4th- 31st: Haunted Woods

For more info, click HERE.

 

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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: Pucker Up for PAWS

The Panhandle Animal Welfare Society is hosting “Pucker Up for PAWS,” a lemonade stand fundraiser, on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Children are encouraged to set up stands throughout Okaloosa County anytime from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PAWS volunteers and staff will visit the stands to snap photographs and video, plus take puppies to visit.

To notify PAWS where they’ll be and when, children and parents can message PAWS on Facebook, or email lorrainelynnwhetstone@gmail.com.

Children who raise the most money for PAWS will receive prizes, such as day passes to Bounce Party Playzone in the Santa Rosa Mall, a $30 TBS Comics gift certificate, cotton candy for their class, and more.

PAWS, headquartered at 752 Lovejoy Road, Fort Walton Beach, is the largest animal welfare agency in the county. It provides refuge, food and medical care yearly for about 6,000 homeless, abandoned, ill, abused, lost and confiscated animals. Its animal control unit responds to more than 12,000 cases per year, ranging from abuse and neglect to dog bites and strays.

 

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October 19th: Tribal Charity Paddle Race

A new paddle board event, The Tribal Charity Paddle Race, will be held on the Choctawhatchee Bay at LuLu’s restaurant in Destin to benefit the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) on October 19, at 9 a.m. Paddle Tribe Co. is teaming up with LuLu’s and sponsor Century 21, Blue Marlin Pelican. There will be several medal winning races to include a 1-mile; a 3-mile surf style and displacement for under 50 and 50+; a kids 12 and under category; and a big board race team of four, with teams drawn from a hat. Included in the registration fee of $35 for adults and $25 for kids 12 and under, is a LuLu’s hamburger or chicken finger meal. Register on-line at PaddleTribeCompany.com, or register day of at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Julia at Paddle Tribe Co. at 850-797-2232, or email paddletribe@gmail.com.

 

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October 19th: Best Of The Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast Magazine is proud to announce the 20th anniversary Best of the Emerald Coast Event, benefiting the Junior League of the Emerald Coast, at Grand Boulevard Sandestin on Saturday, October 19th, from 6-9p.m. The 2019 Best Of winners will be on display for an evening of food, fun, fashion and entertainment. Join us at the Best of the Emerald Coast annual event to sample the best restaurants, shopping and businesses on the Emerald Coast. General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now HERE.

 

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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: Cars & Cubanos

11-2 p.m. Oct. 19, Beachworx (cq) parking lot,  34990 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin (across from Destin Commons).

Ogle gorgeous rides shown off by Emerald Coast Exotic Cars and Sunset Vettes of Northwest Florida. Cubano sandwiches by event host Café Rico, and all-natural dog treats made by Dog-Harmony will be for sale. A Lumi Pod photo booth will be there to capture the fun. Admission is free.

Dog-Harmony is a nonprofit 501(c)3 dedicated to reducing the shelter dog population through ongoing humane education, force-free training, and low-cost spay/neuter and microchipping services.

 

 

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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 24th: Barktoberfest

5-7 p.m., Oct. 24th at Grand Park in Grand Boulevard, Sandestin, 495 Grand Blvd., Miramar Beach.

Dress in your fetching Howl-o-ween best for this annual doggie social that includes canine trick-or-treat, light bites, drinks and chance drawings. Judging for best “Pet & Parent Matching Costume” begins at 6:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first and second place in two dog weight categories: 35 pounds or more, and less than 35 pounds. Admission is free.

Dog-Harmony is a nonprofit 501(c)3 dedicated to reducing the shelter dog population through ongoing humane education, force-free training, and low-cost spay/neuter and microchipping services.

 

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October 25th: BBQ Fundraiser

 

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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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October 29th: Stand Up To Breast Cancer

ABC 33/40 News Anchor, Brenda Ladun, is an award winning news anchor and a Best Anchor recipient of the Associated Press Award. She is a breast cancer survivor and has made it a priority to ensure the public has access to cancer information through the Cancer Resource Center on ABC 33/40’s website. Brenda is committed to keeping ABC 33/40 viewers aware of developments in the search for a cure with nightly “Cancer Facts.” On October 29th, she will share her story and the journey she took as she fought the battle against breast cancer. Join us for an interactive, fun-filled night of inspiration, dinner and cocktails as we honor 20 local breast cancer survivors and help raise awareness. Seating is limited; registration is required! For more information, or to secure your free reservation, go to StandUpToBreastCancer.com.

 

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November 1st: Fall Craft Fair

9am- 1pm @ Silver Sands School

Silver Sands School PTO is hosting a Fall Craft Fair at Silver Sands School. We will have many different vendors to come check out!! There will be food for sale made by the Silver Sands Seahorse Cafe. We will have tickets to purchase for drawings throughout the day. If interested in being a vendor at our Craft Fair, please contact Silver Sands School, 833-3364.

 

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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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November 10th: Fish Fry Fundraiser for Skip Davis

11am-4pm at The Block, 113 Eglin Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach

$10 Catfish plates

$10 Turkey and Sausage Gumbo/ Rice

Cupcake Sale

50/50 Raffle

Silent Auction

Corn Hole Tournament

For more info, click HERE

 

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November 11th: Mary Esther Veterans Day Parade

Cumulus Media & Eglin Federal Credit Union invite you to come watch this parade and pay tribute to our veterans!

 

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November 11th: Veterans Day Celebration Ceremony

The Veterans Tribute Tower Committee is pleased to host the Veterans Day Celebration Ceremony 2019 at Beal Memorial Cemetery in Ft Walton Beach on
Monday, November 11, beginning at 11 a.m.

Our guest speaker is Lt General Jim Slife from the Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field. During this Veterans Celebration and Remembrance Day Recognition we will welcome Royal Air Force Wing Commander Gerald McCormack along with members and families under his Command from Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom’s F-35 Program stationed at Eglin Air Force Base.

During the Ceremony we will recognize our Veterans, our local POW, the late Brigadier General George ( Bud ) Day, as well as one of our MIAs, Special Forces Sergeant Fred Gassman, Choctaw HS Class Of 1966, who was never recovered. We will also salute the life and work of the late Tuskegee Airman CMSgt Walt Richardson. All attendees will have the opportunity to place a small floral bouquet at the community wreath table at the base of the flagpole during the ceremony. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the floral bouquets will be
presented to residents of the Hawthorn House and Air Force Enlisted Village (Bob Hope ). Over 1600 veterans are laid to rest at Beal Memorial Cemetery and we thank the Cadets from Ft. Walton Beach High School JROTC for placing flags and rendering military honors at their final resting place prior to the ceremony.

If the weather doesn’t cooperate Monday morning at the traditional ceremony site at Beal Memorial Cemetery, the Veterans Day Celebration Ceremony will be held at the American Legion Post 235 Special Event Room located at, 105 Hollywood Boulevard, FWB. The event will start at the scheduled time of 11A.M.

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November 17th: Toys For Tots Motorcycle Ride

To benefit CIC and ECCAC

 

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November 26th: Emerald Coast Science Center’s Anniversary Celebration

We’re celebrating our 5th anniversary in our Memorial Parkway location, and you’re invited. We’ll have a fun-filled day for your whole family plus free cake!

Schedule of Events 10a-4p:
-Makerspace activity 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Try pumpkin engineering and make some pumpkin spice slime. -SMALLab games 1:00 p.m. Bring socks and come play in our state-of-the-art exhibit.
-Creature Feature 2:00 p.m. See our cute and cuddly (or sweet and scaly!) animals during this animal presentation.
-CAKE ALL DAY! Be sure to grab a slice and celebrate with us.
-Candy Corn Bowling ALL DAY.
-Create your own Christmas ornaments with our Glowforge 3d laser printer ALL DAY.
All activities included with general admission pricing!

For more info, visit: https://www.ecscience.org/events-1/join-our-anniversary-celebration-2