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Thursdays Now – June 24th: Mattie Kelley Arts Foundation Spring Concerts

Gates open at 6 PM with concerts beginning at 7 PM for this come-as-you-are family-friendly outdoor concert series. Bring a lawn chair, picnic, and wine, or purchase food and beverages on-site prepared by featured restaurants and food trucks.

Those interested in becoming an MKAF member can learn more at MKAF.org. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All sales are final, sorry, no refunds. Pets, tables larger than two feet, and drones are not permitted.

A limited number of VIP tables (provides a reserved table and seating with admission for up to 8 guests) are available.  Please contact MKAF at 850-650-2226 for details. Click HERE for tickets and more info.

  • April 22nd, 6-9pm: Sinfonia Gulf Coast performing “The Music of Queen”
  • April 29th, 6-9pm: Duchess
  • May 6th, 6-9pm: Modern Eldorados
  • May 13th, 6-9pm: The M-80’s
  • May 20th, 6-9pm: “A Brother’s Revival” Allman Brothers Tribute
  • May 27th, 6-9pm: Deana Carter
  • June 3rd, 6-9pm: The Tams
  • June 10th, 6-9pm: Kara Grainger
  • June 17th, 6-9pm: “The Petty Hearts” Tom Petty Tribute
  • June 24th, 6-9pm: Air National Guard- Band of the South

 

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May 8th: Toast to the Coast

Join us at HarborWalk Village for Toast to the Coast: A Cocktail and Culinary Celebration featuring local cuisine, signature beverages, live entertainment, and the ambiance of HarborWalk Village. Area restaurants will showcase masterfully matched samplings—a delectable light bite with a complimentary cocktail. Enjoy a true culinary experience of perfectly paired, balanced, and contrasting flavors as you sip and savor your way along the Destin Harbor. Get your Early Bird Tickets today! Purchase tickets prior to the event for savings!

https://www.eventliveus.com/event/toast-to-the-coast

General Admission Tickets include:

  • 10+ Samples of Culinary and Cocktail Pairings from Area Restaurants
  • Tasting Kit with Logoed Rocks Glass
  • Cocktail Recipe Book
  • Live Music
  • AND MORE!

**$10 On-site parking fee

 

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May 9th: PTSD Awareness Ride & Poker Run

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May 10th -14th: McDonald’s Hiring Event

Start your flexible summer schedule today. Stop by your local McDonald’s for hiring week from May 10th – 14th. McDonald’s offers competitive wages, employee meal programs and the flexibility to meet your goals. Hiring week is happening now – at your local McDonald’s.

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May 10th: McGuire’s Blood Drive

McGuire’s Irish Pub of Destin

33 US 98, Destin, FL 32541

11:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Schedule your appointment HERE

As a thank you for helping save lives, all blood donors will receive a Free Military T-shirt and a $10 eGift card!

 

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Thursdays May 13th – 27th: Storytime at Destin Library

Cuddlers and Toddlers Storytime is live on the lawn at the Destin Library Thursday, May 13th, 20th, and 27th at 10:30 a.m. as weather permits. Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on the grass while Miss Laura reads picture books and leads the group in songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. For more information, please feel free to contact the library at 850-837-8572 or library@cityofdestin.com.

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May 13th: Planetarium Feature “Sordid Secrets of the Stars”

Discover the sizzling stories behind the constellations in this planetarium event for adults (18+). Explore Roman and Greek legends and mythology hidden in the sky as you take a trip through the cosmos during the ultimate planetarium adventure. Much like all our Sordid Secrets, this is an adult event, as those wily gods definitely didn’t keep things rated PG!

Our Planetarium is an inflatable dome. Guests sit on cushions on the floor of the planetarium to view the show. Due to size, space is limited to 15 patrons at a time. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended for this reason. On show nights, please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled showing. In case of no-shows/late shows: reserved spots will be released at show time to make space for the next party.

Shows begin at 6 and 7 pm and last approximately 45 minutes.

Seating is limited and very popular. We encourage purchasing your tickets in advance, as this is a first come, first served event. Please call 850-664-1261, stop by the Science Center, or use our online ticketing option to purchase your tickets.

Pricing
Nonmembers: $9 Adult | $8 Senior
Members: $7 Adult | $6 Senior
Event for guests 18 and up
Sordid Secrets shows are a special quarterly planetarium feature and do not qualify for free member admission; reduced pricing is available for members.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must occur 24 hrs prior to your show time to receive a refund. No Shows will not receive a refund. Be at least 10 minutes early to your show time or your seat can be given to someone else.

For more information or questions:
Call 850-664-1261 | Email business-office@ecscience.org

Click HERE for more info

 

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May 14th: Relay For Life of The Emerald Coast

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May 15th – Spanish Trail Park Amphitheatre Movie Night

Families seeking a slow but steady return to “normal” need look no farther than Spanish Trail Park’s amphitheatre and the May 15 Family Movie Night screening. After a year of drive-in movies and no food available, families may at last unfold sports chairs, throw down blankets, and get refreshments from a local food vendor.

Movie Night sponsor CJLIM Enterprise LLC has chosen a family-friendly film from Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the creators of “Fireproof” and “Courageous” that, despite a pugnacious title, affirms that, to quote its tagline, “prayer is a powerful weapon.”

The film presents the story of Tony and Elizabeth, the seemingly perfect couple who appear to have everything a perfect marriage can offer. They have great jobs and a beautiful daughter, but in reality, their marriage has descended into a war zone, with their daughter caught in the middle. But with guidance from a wise, older lady, they discover the power of prayer and transform their lives.

NOTE: Because of Crestview’s licensing agreement, the film title cannot be publicly disclosed. See the city’s website and the Parks and Recreation Department’s Facebook page for details.

The film screens at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 15, following the day’s downtown Crestview Arts Festival and Spanish Trail Cruisers Club’s car show. Admission is free. Families are encouraged to bring folding chairs, blankets, and masks, if they prefer. Social distancing between groups is requested. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The film is rated PG.

 

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May 15th – Hammock Bay Community Yard Sale

The community of Hammock Bay in Freeport will hold their semi-annual community yard sale on Saturday, May 15th. Numerous residents around the Hammock Bay neighborhoods will be participating. The public is invited. Food trucks and events will be on site as well. Event takes place from 7am- noon!

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May 14th – 16th: FWB Community Chorus Presents “A Century of Songs”

Friday, May 14th @ 7 pm
Saturday, May 15th @ 7 pm
Sunday, May 16th @ 3:00 pm

Where: Church of Christ, 232 Hollywood Blvd SE, FWB

General Admission: $10.00 each
Group price of Ten tickets: $9.00 each

Ticket Outlets:
Alphy’s Catfish House, Navarre
Connect with Flowers, Shalimar
Eagle’s Nest,Niceville
Vintage Barn, FWB
FWBCC.org/tickets or on Facebook page

All proceeds benefit the FWBCC Memorial Scholarship

 

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May 16th: Dr. David Ott & Peter Lake- An Evening of Dinner, Dancing & Romancing

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May 22nd – Destin Community Center Yard Sale

The Destin Community Center will host a community yard sale on Saturday, May 22nd, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For those interested in participating in the event there is a $15 sign-up fee for Destin residents and $20 for non-residents. The fee will include one table and 2 chairs and participants are welcome to bring one additional table. Set-up will begin at 7:30 am in the parking lot on the day of the event. To reserve a spot or for more information please call the community center staff at 850.654.5184.

 

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June 1st – Summer Adult Basketball Lague

The City of Destin’s Summer Adult Basketball League will begin on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021, at the Destin Community Center. The league is for ages 17+. A mandatory captain’s meeting will be held on May 17th, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., at the Destin Community Center. The meeting will cover league rules, department policies, schedules, and uniform requirements. Sponsorship fee is $100 with player fee of $20 for residents (with proof of residency within Destin city limits) or $40 non-resident. Space is limited and it is open to the first 9 teams who meet all requirements (all paperwork must be turned in and fees must be paid). Games will be played
on Tuesday and Thursday nights with game times of 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. Games will be self-refereed with final call from City staff. For more information or to register a team please call (850) 654-5184.

 

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June 7th – August 3rd: Summer STEAM Workshops

The Emerald Coast Science Center has exciting new workshops for 2021 including hands-on, interactive lessons that give kids the opportunity to spend their vacation on a science adventure! From Disney-inspired engineering to galactic space adventures and our Wizarding World of Science, Monday and Tuesday workshops will delight and educate all. Sign your kiddos up today! Camp time includes the lessons listed below as well as fun activities in SMALLab, in our new STEAM Machine, and in our outdoor exhibit area, plus a 20-minute lunch break. Kids can expect to explore a different theme every week, and each Monday and Tuesday workshop will have different activities. For a full schedule of events from June 7 to August 3, please visit ecscience.org/summer-steam-workshops

 

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June 14th – August 6th: Kids Summer Day Camp

A summer day camp will be offered June 14th thru August 6th, 2021, at the Destin Community Center, located at 101 Stahlman Avenue, for children ages 5 to 12. Camp times are from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday and lunch will be provided from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The cost of the camp is $65 per week for Non-Destin residents and $50 per week for Destin residents (lunch is an extra $15/non-resident & $10/resident). Camp activities will include games, crafts, swim days (towel and swimsuit required), structured playtime, and snacks.
Counselors and campers will have their temperatures taken upon arrival and will adhere to the Center of Disease Control (CDC) guiding principles. Camp will be closed the week of July 5th thru July 9th. Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited. Please call 654-5184 for more information.

 

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June 21st: Destin Adult Kickball League

The City of Destin’s Summer Adult Kickball League will begin on Monday, June 21st, 2021, at Morgan’s Sports Center. The league is for ages 17+. A mandatory captain’s meeting will be held on June 7th, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. at Morgan’s Sports Center. The meeting will cover league rules, department policies, schedules, and uniform requirements. Player fee for residents is $20 (with proof of residency within Destin city limits) or $40 for non-resident. Space is limited and is open to the first 10 teams who meet all requirements (all paperwork must be turned in and fees must be paid). Games will be played on Monday nights with possible
game times of 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., & 8:30 p.m. Games will be self-refereed with final call from City staff. For more information or to register a team please call (850) 650-1241 or email: ewright@cityofdestin.com.

 

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Ongoing: REFIT Fitness

A different sort of exercise program is coming to Crestview, and it’s something the entire family can enjoy together. REFIT classes begin Tuesday, Feb. 2, and will be held every Tuesday and Thursday thereafter through June through the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.

“This cardio-based format uses positive music and powerful moves to encourage a path of healthy well-being, for the mind and body,” Crestview’s certified REFIT instructor, Will Williams Jr., said. “REFIT takes a community-centered approach to fitness and creates fitness experiences where everyBODY belongs — every size, shape and ability.”

Crestview’s REFIT classes are 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Feb. 2, in the Fairview Center at Allen Park, 895 McClelland St. There is no cost and children are welcome to exercise with their parents.

REFIT IN CRESTVIEW

When: 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Feb. 2 through June

Where: Fairview Center in Allen Park, 895 McClelland St., Crestview

How much: Classes are free, donations accepted

Health precautions: Wear masks when coming in and out. Participants may remove masks during class. Maintain at least 6 feet distance between other participants. Space is limited: 20 participants max. Drinking water and use of hand sanitizer are encouraged. For information, contact Parks and Recreation, 850.682.0789.

 

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 Ongoing: New COVID Drive-Up Location in Fort Walton Beach

ProHealth, known for their affordable blood work and occupational testing, is expanding its efforts this week, and opening another location in Fort Walton Beach at 2010 Lewis Turner Blvd. The building officially opened for business on Wednesday, December 16,
2020 and offers patients drive-up rapid antigen and antibody covid-19 testing on Monday – Friday from 8am to 3pm and Saturday from 9am to 1pm.

ProHealth has also opened a new COVID-19 testing site in Pensacola this past fall. The Fort Walton Beach location will be the ProHealth’s 9th location in Northwest Florida. Walk-ins are welcome for most services. For more information, please visit
ProHealthFL.com.