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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.
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Long before becoming renowned as the iconic George Costanza on SEINFELD, Jason Alexander was a Tony Award winning Broadway song and dance man. His evening on the Emerald Coast, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center and 30th Anniversary of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, brings an hilarious re-telling of his journey to and on the Broadway stage which features a program of great music from the theatre along with comedy and audience interaction! It’s a much heralded night of music, laughter and fun – all backed by the NSFO!
Jan 21 - Mar 3
January 21 - March 3, 2017: The Holzhauer Gallery at Northwest Florida State College's Mattie Kelly Arts Center features a solo exhibition by photographer Walter Perrott, 2016 Best-in-Show Winner of the ADSO (Arts & Design Society) in Fort Walton Beach's annual juried exhibition.
Running concurrently in the McIlroy Gallery, the Art Galleries present a new Juried Fine Arts Exhibition which will feature top professional talent from throughout the southeastern USA. The new exhibition will premiere as part of the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center.
The 11th Annual Gumbo Contest and Silent Auction will take place on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 from 11 am. to 2 pm. This event will benefit the Destin History and Fishing Museum. There will be free admission to the museum on the day of the contest. There will be 2 Divisions of Competition including individuals and restaurants.
$12.00 Advance and $15 Day of the event
Jan 28 | 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Destin's 7th Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K Run/Walk, 10K & 15K sponsored by Shoreline Church is set for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017! The 10K course is USA Track & Field-certified, and the 15K course is new to the event this year.
Race Times 7:30 a.m. - 10K/15K begins (2.5-hour time limit). 8:00 a.m. - 5K begins (2-hour time limit) 10:30 a.m. - Awards Ceremony
Registration Registration is open on RunSignUp.com! The 5K is $30 through Jan. 27, and $35 on race day. The 10K and 15K are $40 through Jan. 27, and $50 on race day. Registration is available online until Jan. 25, at midnight. T-shirts are guaranteed to first 500 registrants.
On race day, registration will also be available at Clement Taylor Park, from 6 - 7 a.m., for the 10K/15K, and from 6 - 8 a.m., for the 5K For more information, please visit http://www.destinchamber.com/bayou-bay-beach