What's Going On

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

Fat Tuesday Parade Kick-Off

Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
May 26, 2015

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Wild Willy's Adventure Zone - Grand Opening!

Hwy 98 on Okaloosa Island
May 29 - May 31, 2015

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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

Art at Niceville Library

Niceville Library
May 1 - May 30, 2015

850-279-4863 x1500
http://cityofniceville.org/library.php

Local artist Jean Jackson will display her seascapes and large floral paintings on stretched canvas.  The Local Color Artist Club will also exhibit art pieces featuring local artists, Sue Tarkin and Lou Kaunzinger in the glass display case.

ADSO Window Gallery

Arts and Design Society
May 1 - May 31, 2015

http://artsdesignsociety.org

Arts and Design Society presents month-long exhibits in their studio windows, facing First Street.  In May, the works on display are those of Isabel Smith.  The gallery is FREE to the public. 

Vietnam Photo Exhibit

HH Arts
May 1 - May 30, 2015 10AM - 3PM

850-218-2155

Honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, HH Arts is displaying on its feature wall photographs taken by Eric Harris during his duty in Vietnam 1966-1967.  The photos will hang throughout the month of May.  Gallery hours are 10AM to 3PM, Tuesday through Saturday.

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

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

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 free Mardi Gras parade through the Destin Harbor. Enjoy floats, street performers, beads, moonpies and more! emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

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 in the Village - Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation

Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village Dugas Pavilion & Village Green
May 28, 2015

850-650-2226
http://MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation presents Concerts in the Village on May 28, 2015.  Gates open at 6PM with musical performances by The Mulligans - "Classic 60's & 70's Dance Music".  Bring a chair, wine & picnic dinner or purchase dinner prepared fresh on-site by Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q.  Admission is $10 per person or free for MKAF members and chidren 12 & under.

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

Wild Willy's Adventure Zone - Grand Opening!

Hwy 98 on Okaloosa Island
May 29 - May 31, 2015

850-400-3300
http://www.wwazone.com

OPENING MAY 29!  From the depths of your WILDEST imagination - 18-hole T-Rex Island golf course, 9-hole Hatchling Haven with baby dinosaurs to educate and entertain, 4D Theater Experience, Arcade, Raptor Revenge Laser Maze, 60 ft. up Tree Top Challenge ropes course, remote control Boat Battles, Pizza Factory, Frozen Yogurt creations and more.  wwazone.com  850-400-3300

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

Military Appreciation Event at Silver Sands Premium Outlets

Silver Sands Premium Outlets
May 30, 2015 10AM - 3PM

850-654-9771
http://premiumoutlets.com/silversands

All military members and their families are invited to a special Military Appreciation Event on Saturday, May 30 from 10AM-3PM at Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Check-in for the event at the courtyard in front of Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th to receive a Silver Sands Scavenger Hunt Card. Shoppers will have until 1PM to complete the Scavenger Hunt when they will return to the courtyard for prize drawings, food, face painting & crafts by Abrakadoodle! The first 50 military members to check-in for the event will receive a free Premium Outlets tote bag. *Must show valid military I.D.

Annual Bead, Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show - American Bead Shows

Emerald Coast Convention Center
May 30 - May 31, 2015

Saturday, May 30 - 10a-5p; Sunday, May 31 - 10a-4p

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.