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August 24th: Navarre’s 2nd Annual “Wing Off”

Navarre’s premier wing-off competition presented by Buffalo’s Reef benefiting The Starfish Project returns on Saturday, August 24, 11am to 6pm at Navarre Park, 8513 Navarre Pkwy.   Amateur and professional teams can compete for the coveted “King of Wing” prize for the tastiest hot wings.  The Starfish Project wing-off is Navarre’s premier fundraiser to offer support services and technology of special needs children in Northwest Florida.  Pre-purchase tickets online via Eventbrite for $10 or at the door for $15 with voting rights to your top three favorites.  Vendor and sponsorship opportunities available, details at thestarfishprojectnwfl.org. Come for the wings, stay for the live music, children’s play area, register to win a mini Green Egg, and much more!

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August 27th: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick-Off

Join us for Making Strides of the Emerald Coast Kickoff & Real Men Wear Pink Reveal Party on August 27th at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Bldg 400, Room 132/133. An evening full of celebration to gear up for our Making Strides walk and welcome our Real Men Ambassadors!  Registration will begin at 5:45 pm. Party starts at 6:00 pm.

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August 31st: Exotic Car Show

 

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September 7th: Funpoker Run

Children in Crisis wants you to know that Summer is NOT over just yet! It’s their annual FunPoker Run Saturday, September 7th, with seven area Poker Run stops. Best poker hand wins a trip for two to Sliver Slipper and $1,000 dollars cash! It’s a day filled with food, fun, and friends to benefit Children in Crisis. Bring your jet ski or rent one and join us! Call Laura at Children in Crisis, 850-864-4242 or register online now at FunPokerRun.com!

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September 7th: Makin’ Bacon 4 Beds

BACON! Oh yeah! Restaurants and food trucks will be serving up bacon-inspired dishes for you to try during “Makin’ Bacon For Beds” at Destin Commons on Saturday, September 7th. It’s just one dollar per sample from 1-3pm and you get to vote for People’s Choice, plus live music by the Hollard band, headboard auction, craft vendors…and take a chance at winning $10,000! It’s Makin’ Bacon For Beds, September 7th at Destin Commons to benefit A Bed 4 Me Foundation. Get info at ABed4M4e.org.

 

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September 7th: Save The Date for “Night At The Museum”

Cost per person: $40 ($35 for members)

Date: September 7, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida

Registration will open in early August.

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September 12th: Fourth Annual Women in Science Conference

INTERESTED IN STEM SCIENCE?

The Fourth Annual Women in Science Conference is a celebration of women in all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) professions. Hosted by the Emerald Coast Science Center, the evening will consist of inspirational presentations from professional women in STEM careers. Proceeds benefit the Emerald Coast Science Center’s Girls Engaged in Making (GEM) Workshops. 5:30-7:30pm. ​All ages are welcome, especially middle school and high school students looking to discover careers in STEM. Guests will have a chance to mingle with the speakers and other guest professionals. Food and drink provided. This year, our four professional speakers and one student speaker will discuss what inspired them to pursue STEM degrees, offering their advice to young women interested in following this path, and even note their own female STEM role models. All speakers will be a part of a panel discussion after intermission to take questions from the audience. This is an excellent event for students of all ages and genders to receive firsthand advice and information from local STEM professionals. ​Event will be held in the Student Services Center (Building 400) in the Raider Cafe and Lobby at Northwest Florida State College. For more info, visit http://2019womeninscience.eventbrite.com/

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September 14th: Doc Holliday’s 168th Birthday Celebration

We are hosting a Doc Holliday 5K “Run from the Law”, a classic car show, best period wear contest, and best mustache contest (to name a few) in celebration of Doc Holliday’s 168th birthday.  The birthday celebration will be held at Warriors Hall in Crestview on September 14, 2019.  The festivities will start with the 5K run at 8am.  We will have music and food. All proceeds will benefit the Crestview Historic Preservation Board, the City of Crestview and Crestview High School’s Automotive Club. For more information, please contact us at 850-682-4516, ask for either Hally or Michelle. You may also reach us by email at smiles@crestviewdentist.com

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

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October 19th: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

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

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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)