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You don’t need a reason to come to the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast, but while you're here you might as well enjoy our special events. Cultural activities, fun festivals, lecture series, athletic events.... There's always something happening on our sugar-white shores, and there’s something for everyone. Here’s what’s up on the coast.

Featured Events

Teen Night At Fud's Destin

Fudpucker's
March 9 - August 31, 2015 Mon-Thurs 10PM - 1AM

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22nd Annual ABWA Billy Bowlegs Boat Poker Run

Shalimar Yacht Basin
May 16, 2015 9AM - 5PM

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Caged Combat 6

Emerald Coast Convention Center
May 22, 2015 5:30p - 10:30p

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Teen Night At Fud's Destin

Fudpucker's
March 9 - August 31, 2015 Mon-Thurs 10PM - 1AM

http://fudpucker.com/fudpuckers-in-destin/#

Teen Night at Fudpucker’s in Destin every Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thursday Night from 10pm-1am starting March 12 thru the Summer. Teens 14-17 are welcome to a Fun, Safe, Smoke-Free and Alcohol-Free night of dancing to the hottest DJ's tunes.  fudpucker.com/fudpuckers-in-destin/#

 

Graduation Dinner

Silver Shells Resort & Spa.
April 13 - July 5, 2015

850-837-RUTH (7884)
http://ruthschrisdestin.com/eventspromos.html

CELEBRATE YOUR GRADUATE Complimentary Ruth's Classics three-course meal for the graduate with a purchase of four entrees*. For Details: www.ruthschrisdestin.com/eventspromos.html

Burning Up the Beaches

The Boardwalk Park, Okaloosa Island
May 1 - May 4, 2015

http://www.burningupthebeaches.com/

A 3 day, classic car event on the beautiful beaches of Ft. Walton and Destin. Cruisin, Partyin and Showin on the beach! THIS IS THE FUN ONE! Hosted by the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. Your entry includes:passes for 2 to 3 parties with live music, food and prizes, 6 great stops at local hot spots, event T-shirt, participation plaque and window sticker. All proceeds benefit the Horizons Foundation' caring for those with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Autism.

Act4Murder

Angler's Beachside Grill
May 1 - May 15, 2015 7PM

850-862-2885
http://act4murder.com

Join Act4Murder in May for comedy, mystery and murder.  The local professional comedy troupe will perform at Angler's Beachside Grill on May 1 and 15.  Price is $50 for adults, $25 for children 10 and under.  Seating begins at 7PM, dinner and show at 7:30PM.  Make reservations online at www.act4murder.com or call 850-862-2885.

14th Annual Family Business Golf Tournament (SFA7)

Shalimar Pointe Golf Club
May 6, 2015 8:00AM - 1:00PM

N/A
http://sfa7.com

The Special Forces Association Chapter VII (SFA7) would like to invite you to join us for our 14th Annual Family Business Golf Tournament May 6, 2015! The SFA7 is a non-profit organization that provides support to the soldiers and families of 7th Special Forces Group (A) located at Eglin AFB. Check in time is 8:00 am and tee off is at 9:00 am. Registration & Payment Information: Cost: $60 for members $100 for non-members Price includes: greens fees, cart, swag bag, lunch, and unlimited beer on the course. Teams: Four players per team,  Don’t have a four people for a team? No problem! We’ll team you up! You can sign up online on our website (www.sfa7.com) or you can mail in your application. The mailing address is located on our website. Last day of registering is May 5th! Thank you and we hope to see you there! 

Seat Weaving Workshop

Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida
May 7 - June 18, 2015 1PM - 3PM, Thursdays

850-678-2615
http://heritage-museum.org

Participants will learn how to replace the seats on their own chairs.  Weaving styles to be taught include the classical cane open weave, closed weave of fiber rush common on ladder-back chairs and herringbone pattern using flat or oval reed.  Space is limited.  Please call 850-678-2615 to sign up or email info@heritage-museum.org

 

 

Concerts at the Landing

The Landing
May 8, 2015 6PM - 8:30PM

http://DowntownFWB.com

Every Friday, May 1 through July 3, 2015. May 8: Hotel Oscar

Bart Rockett - Spectacular Magic, Stage Illusions, Ventriloquism & Comedy

Emerald Grande - HarborWalk Village
May 8 - May 9, 2015 7:30PM

850-654-7469
http://DestinMagic.com

Now appearing (and disappearing) at Emerald Grande’s HarborWalk Village, come out and enjoy world-class magic, illusions, ventriloquism and comedy as presented by variety performer Bart Rockett in an intimate, custom- designed, state-of-the-art theater located right in the heart of Emerald Grande's HarborWalk Village!  Witness original, never-before-seen illusions in this up-close and personal MUST-SEE show for ALL AGES!  This is NOT JUST a "magic show" and Bart Rockett is not just a "magician," he is an all around seasoned variety entertainer who has headlined theaters and entertained millions around the world!  Tickets are disappearing fast at www.DestinMagic.com

Entrepreneur L.I. Smith and Early 1900s Camp Walton Business Ventures

Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida
May 8, 2015 12PM

850-678-2615
http://heritage-museum.org

Celebrating the centennial all year long ... the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida presents "Entrepreneur L.I. Smith and Early 1900s Camp Walton Business Ventures," a free lecture, May 8 at 12 Noon.  Guest speaker Brenda Rees will portray Anna Smith, the great-niece of L.I. Smith, owner of the historic Gulfview Hotel.  This event is free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  Please call to reserve a seat.

NTTW Reception - Emerald Coast CVB

Emerald Coast Convention Center
May 8, 2015 7:30a-10:00a

Touch the Sky

Full Circle Gallery
May 8, 2015 6PM - 8PM

850-362-8041
http://fullcirclefwb.com

Full Circle Gallery invites you to the opening of "Touch the Sky", a realistically whimsical exhibit by local artist, Sam Enriquez.  "Touch the Sky" is a collection of paintings that reflect Enriqez' endeavor to find wonder and imagination in everyday life, and to marvel in the mundane.  Join us Friday, May 8, 2015, from 6-8PM for the reception of "Touch the Sky".  Visitors will have the opportunity to meet with the artist and enjoy the fascination and wonder of these paintings.

Shiver Me Timbers

Arts and Design Society
May 8, 2015 6PM - 8PM

850-244-1271
http://artsdesignsociety.org

Opening reception for the Arts and Design Society's Shiver Me Timbers show is scheduled for 6PM - 8PM, May 8.  The exhibition features works with a pirate theme.  The show begins May 5 and runs through May 29. 

Act4Murder

Crab Island Cantina
May 8, 2015 7PM

850-862-2885
http://act4murder.com

Join Act4Murder in May for comedy, mystery and murder.  The local professional comedy troupe will perform at Angler's Beachside Grill on May 1 and 15.  Price is $50 for adults, $25 for children 10 and under.  Seating begins at 7PM, dinner and show at 7:30PM.  Make reservations online at www.act4murder.com or call 850-862-2885.

Farmers Market Downtown FWB

Downtown FWB
May 9, 2015 8AM - 1PM

http://DowntownFWB.com

Second Saturday of the month, March through October, 2015

Military Family Appreciation Day

Fort Walton Beach Landing
May 9, 2015 10AM - 8PM

http://fwbchamber.org

A Military Family Appreciation Day festival will be held on Saturday, May 9 at the Fort Walton Beach Landing.  The event will take place from 10AM until 8PM and will include bands, a Kids’ Inflatable Fun Zone, food, beverages and, possibly, FIREWORKS!  The event is free for the military and their families – active or retired.

Mother's Day Victorian Tea

Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida
May 9, 2015 10:30AM and 2:30PM

850-678-2615
http://heritage-museum.org

The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will hold their traditional "Mother's Day Victorian Tea" with two tea-times; 10:30AM or 2:30PM on Saturday, May 9.  Men, women and children will enjoy homemade refreshments and a variety of teas while experiencing traditions of the past as you're guided through etiquette and customs of taking tea in Victorian England.  Reservations are required.  Cost is $18 per person ($15 Museum Members).

Comedy Night at The Block

The Block
May 9, 2015 8PM

850-301-9393
http://theblockclub.com

The Comedy Zone is back at The Block on Eglin Parkway every Saturday.  Doors open at 6PM and comedy starts at 8PM witth 2 comedians each week.  Many comedians from The Comedy Zone have been on Comedy Central, HBO and other shows.  May 9: Mark Klein and Myke Herlihy *Comedians are subject to change.

2nd Annual SFA7 Memorial Wall Motorcycle Ride

Air Force Armament Museum & 7th Special Forces Group (A) Complex
May 9, 2015 11:00AM -1:30PM

850-217-9371
http://sfa7.com

The Special Forces Association Chapter VII (SFA7) would like to invite you to the 2nd Annual Memorial Wall Motorcycle Ride. The proceeds from this event will go towards the Memorial Wall Fund in support of the Memorial Wall to be built and honor the fallen warriors of 7th Special Forces Group (A). We will be meeting at the Air Force Armament Museum on Eglin AFB and riding to the 7th Special Forces Group (A) compound near Duke Field. Donations: $10/bike - Showtime/Registration begins at 11:00AM - Memorial Service is from 12:45PM-1:30PM. You may view our Memorial Wall Project on our website www.sfa7.com -- Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sfa07

Earth Day 2015 Beach Cleanup

May 9, 2015 8AM - 10AM
850-651-7131

Volunteer Locations: (1) Beasley Park, (2) Beach Park, (3) Henderson Beach State ParkFREE to Volunteers: Event T-shirt, Bags, Gloves, Sunshine & Fun!  For more information, please contact the Okaloosa Environmental Council at 850-651-7131.

Mother's Day Brunch

Silver Shells Resort & Spa
May 10, 2015

850-496-4885
http://ruthschrisdestin.com/eventspromos.html

Open 11AM-3PM Brunch, 5PM-8PM Dinner. Regular Menu available during brunch and dinner. Brunch Menu $30.

Mother's Day Brunch at 10

10 located on the second floor of HarborWalk Village
May 10, 2015 10AM - 2PM

850-424-0622
http://emeraldgrande.com

Bring the entire family and treat Mom to a day full of her favorite things. Enjoy creative cuisine, outstanding service, and breathtaking views overlooking the Destin Harbor at 10 located on the second floor of HarborWalk Village. There’s no better place to make a memory with Mom and the whole family. Adult $29.95 • Children $14.95 Reservations required: 850-424-0622.

2015 Blessing of the Marketplace

Life Center, Destin United Methodist Church
May 13, 2015 11:30AM

Lunch 11:30AM - Life Center, Destin United Methodist Church

58th Annual Blessing of the Fleet

Destin Fishing Fleet Marina, behind Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer
May 14, 2015 4PM - 5:30PM

http://destinblessings.com

4PM - Service; 5PM - Boat Blessing; 5:30PM - Fish Fry

Concerts at the Landing

The Landing
May 15, 2015 6PM - 8:30PM

http://DowntownFWB.com

Every Friday, May 1 through July 3, 2015. May 15: Shoreline Band

Bart Rockett - Spectacular Magic, Stage Illusions, Ventriloquism & Comedy

Emerald Grande - HarborWalk Village
May 15 - May 16, 2015 7:30PM

850-654-7469
http://DestinMagic.com

Now appearing (and disappearing) at Emerald Grande’s HarborWalk Village, come out and enjoy world-class magic, illusions, ventriloquism and comedy as presented by variety performer Bart Rockett in an intimate, custom- designed, state-of-the-art theater located right in the heart of Emerald Grande's HarborWalk Village!  Witness original, never-before-seen illusions in this up-close and personal MUST-SEE show for ALL AGES!  This is NOT JUST a "magic show" and Bart Rockett is not just a "magician," he is an all around seasoned variety entertainer who has headlined theaters and entertained millions around the world!  Tickets are disappearing fast at www.DestinMagic.com

Blessing of the Youth

Henderson Beach
May 15, 2015 5PM - 7PM

http://destinblessings.com

Beach Bash at Henderson Beach

Act4Murder

Angler's Beachside Grill
May 15, 2015 7PM

850-862-2885
http://act4murder.com

Join Act4Murder in May for comedy, mystery and murder.  The local professional comedy troupe will perform at Angler's Beachside Grill on May 1 and 15.  Price is $50 for adults, $25 for children 10 and under.  Seating begins at 7PM, dinner and show at 7:30PM.  Make reservations online at www.act4murder.com or call 850-862-2885.

Blessing of the Fleet Concert

HarboWalk Village
May 16, 2015

850-424-0600
http://emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

A special concert to continue the week of blessing celebration free and open to the public. Price: Free  Entertainment: Bonray & Consumed by Fire  Time: 7PM – 9PM

Comedy Night at The Block

The Block
May 16, 2015 8PM

850-301-9393
http://theblockclub.com

The Comedy Zone is back at The Block on Eglin Parkway every Saturday.  Doors open at 6PM and comedy starts at 8PM witth 2 comedians each week.  Many comedians from The Comedy Zone have been on Comedy Central, HBO and other shows.  May 16: Sid Davis and Rick Wey *Comedians are subject to change.

4th Annual Mob Night at Clemenza's

Clemenza's - Uptown Station
May 16, 2015 7:30PM

850-243-0707

Join The Family at Clemenza's at Uptown Station as they celebrate their 4th year in Fort Walton Beach.  Enjoy dinner, wine, prizes, photo opportunities and more!  Mob Attire suggested.  Dom and Tammy Damiano are making you an offer you can't refuse, so call and make your reservations today.  Tickets: $60 per person or 2 for $100.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.

22nd Annual ABWA Billy Bowlegs Boat Poker Run

Shalimar Yacht Basin
May 16, 2015 9AM - 5PM

850-613-6800 ext 106
http://boatpokerrun.com

The fun begins and ends at the Shalimar Yacht Basin. During the run you’ll visit ports located throughout the Choctawhatchee Bay. Then return to the Yacht Basin for the post run celebration party to enjoy the music, food and festivities. Thousands of dollars in prizes will be awarded to the top three poker hands.

ArtWalk on the Harbor

Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
May 17, 2015

(850) 424-0600
http://www.emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

HarborWalk Village transforms into a mini art district, every 3rd Sunday of the month. Dozens of artists come out to showcase their vibrant, engaging and creative artwork ranging from traditional to contemporary art, jewelry, paintings and more from both emerging and established artist.

LOCAL'S NIGHT OUT

Located in the Silver Shells Resort & Spa, west of Henderson Beach State Park on the south side of Hwy. 98
May 20, 2015

850.837.RUTH (7884)
http://ruthschrisdestin.com/eventspromos.html

COURTYARD EVENT Live Music from Jones & Company 6pm-9pm, 5-9 PM $3 Domestic Beer, $4.75 Premium Well, $7 Glass Wine & Specialty Drinks.

World's Greatest Baby Shower - Healthy Start of Okaloosa/Walton County

Emerald Coast Convention Center
May 21, 2015 5:30p - 8:00p

http://www.healthystartokawalton.org

World's Greatest Baby Shower at the Emerald Coast Convention Center hosted by Healthy Start of Okaloosa/Walton County.

Caged Combat 6

Emerald Coast Convention Center
May 22, 2015 5:30p - 10:30p

Caged Combat 6 is going to be an action packed female bout that might blow the roof off the Emerald Coast Convention Center! Melanie "Bear Traps" Camden vs Brianna Smith.  caged-combat.ticketleap.com/caged-combat-6/

Concerts at the Landing

The Landing
May 22, 2015 6PM - 8:30PM

http://DowntownFWB.com

Every Friday, May 1 through July 3, 2015. May 22: Boukou Groove

Bart Rockett - Spectacular Magic, Stage Illusions, Ventriloquism & Comedy

Emerald Grande - HarborWalk Village
May 22 - May 25, 2015 7:30PM

850-654-7469
http://DestinMagic.com

Now appearing (and disappearing) at Emerald Grande’s HarborWalk Village, come out and enjoy world-class magic, illusions, ventriloquism and comedy as presented by variety performer Bart Rockett in an intimate, custom- designed, state-of-the-art theater located right in the heart of Emerald Grande's HarborWalk Village!  Witness original, never-before-seen illusions in this up-close and personal MUST-SEE show for ALL AGES!  This is NOT JUST a "magic show" and Bart Rockett is not just a "magician," he is an all around seasoned variety entertainer who has headlined theaters and entertained millions around the world!  Tickets are disappearing fast at www.DestinMagic.com

Memorial Day Concert Celebration

Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
May 23 - May 24, 2015

850-424-0600
http://emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

Kick off the summer with free concerts and fun in the sun on the Destin Harbor beginning at 4:00 PM. Enjoy live music Saturday night from the Village Belles & Tobacco Road and on Sunday from Flash Flood & fan favorite, Departure - The Journey Tribute Band. With a vibrant fireworks show over the harbor at 9:00 PM!

Comedy Night at The Block

The Block
May 23, 2015 8PM

850-301-9393
http://theblockclub.com

The Comedy Zone is back at The Block on Eglin Parkway every Saturday.  Doors open at 6PM and comedy starts at 8PM witth 2 comedians each week.  Many comedians from The Comedy Zone have been on Comedy Central, HBO and other shows.  May 23: Jim Holder and Adam Murray *Comedians are subject to change.

Fat Tuesday Parade Kick-Off

Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
May 26, 2015

(850) 424-0600
http://www.emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

HarborWalk Village transforms into the "Big Easy" every Tuesday with a dazzling Mardi Gras parade through the Destin Harbor. Enjoy floats, colorful costumes, sky-high stilt walkers, street performers, beads, moonpies and more during this free parade. Laisssez les bon temps rouler! 

Red White and Blue Celebration Kick-Off

Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
May 28, 2015

850-424-0600
http://emeraldgrande.com/events-3

The Red, White, and Blue Celebration at HarborWalk Village is a weekly honoring of a local hero. The celebrations highlight the efforts of people who go above and beyond to better their community. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid’s crafts, face painting, and a vintage WWII aircraft flyover. The evening is topped off by a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor at 9PM. Celebration kicks off at 7PM. To nominate a hero, email info@harborwalk-destin.com

Concerts at the Landing

The Landing
May 29, 2015 6PM - 8:30PM

http://DowntownFWB.com

Every Friday, May 1 through July 3, 2015. May 29: Jones & Company

Bart Rockett - Spectacular Magic, Stage Illusions, Ventriloquism & Comedy

Emerald Grande - HarborWalk Village
May 30 - May 31, 2015 7:30PM

850-654-7469
http://DestinMagic.com

Now appearing (and disappearing) at Emerald Grande’s HarborWalk Village, come out and enjoy world-class magic, illusions, ventriloquism and comedy as presented by variety performer Bart Rockett in an intimate, custom- designed, state-of-the-art theater located right in the heart of Emerald Grande's HarborWalk Village!  Witness original, never-before-seen illusions in this up-close and personal MUST-SEE show for ALL AGES!  This is NOT JUST a "magic show" and Bart Rockett is not just a "magician," he is an all around seasoned variety entertainer who has headlined theaters and entertained millions around the world!  Tickets are disappearing fast at www.DestinMagic.com

Rock the Docks LIVE

HarborWalk Village
May 30, 2015 7PM - 9PM

http://emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

Every Saturday night during the summer, come out for free concerts on the HarborWalk Village stage!  All concerts are free and open to the public.  Entertainment: The Wide Open

Act4Murder

Crab Island Cantina
May 31, 2015 7PM

850-862-2885
http://act4murder.com

Join Act4Murder in May for comedy, mystery and murder.  The local professional comedy troupe will perform at Angler's Beachside Grill on May 1 and 15.  Price is $50 for adults, $25 for children 10 and under.  Seating begins at 7PM, dinner and show at 7:30PM.  Make reservations online at www.act4murder.com or call 850-862-2885.