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.
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Jan 19 - Dec 13 | 3 PM
The Friends Guild of the Destin Library Inc. will sponsor a monthly movie night featuring independent films and documentaries on the third Tuesday of each month beginning at 3 PM. The film series may occasionally feature a foreign film. The next film of the series, “Still Alice,” will be offered on Jan 19th. The program is free and open to the public. Films are unrated and directed towards mature audiences. Seating will be limited to 30 on a first-come, first-served basis.Details
Feb 2 - Nov 1 | 6 PM - 8 PM
In 2016, on the first Tuesday of each month, from 6 PM – 8 PM, you’re invited to join Legendary Marine and Half Hitch to learn from the professionals in a fun and educational seminar on top sportsman seasonal topics! Come eat and drink and learn from the local industry experts with the best tips to maximize your fishing and sporting activities!Details
Verdi’s masterpiece AIDA soars in this critically acclaimed production by the famed European opera troupe Teatro Lirico D’Europa that brings to life the marvels of ancient Egypt. Majestic in scope, ethereal and beautiful, the production features massive full-stage scenery, along with the magnificent singing.
Tickets: $45 each or $40 group discountDetails
Feb 12 | 12 PM
In honor of Black History Month and in commemoration of the City of Crestview’s Centennial year, the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will feature the Carver Hill Museum with guest speaker David Wheeler who will share information about the “Early Education of Afro-Americans in Crestview”. Reservations required.Details
Feb 13 | 6 PM - 12 AM
Dance and party to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation!
Join a night of exciting live music and entertainment. Catch up with old friends and make new ones.
WHEN: February 13, 2016 (Saturday)
TIME: Facility Doors and Box Office opens at 5 PM ~ Ballroom Doors at 6 PM ~ 50s Music 6 PM to 7 PM, 60s Music 7 PM-8 PM, Live Band 7 PM - 11 PM playing classic rock of the 60s, 70s, 80, 90s, and more! * Music times will very depending on the crowd *
WHO'S INVITED: Anyone 21 years of age and older
COST NOW: $10 per person or buy 4 and get 1 free (5 for $40)
COST AT THE DOOR (night of event): $20 per Person
PURCHASE OPTIONS: You can pick up tickets (wristbands) at these locations during normal business hours.
Feb 13 | 10 AM - 2 PM
On Saturday, February 13, 2016, the Fort Walton Beach Professional Firefighters present their 8th annual benefit car show. From 10 AM to 2 PM, the public is invited to enjoy food, raffles and entertainment at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds indoor display area. Admission is free to the public; car show entries may be registered in advance for $20 or at the gate for $25. Pre-registrations may be completed at www.iaff2601.org
For more information, please call 850-758-5437 or email email@example.comDetails
Feb 13 | 2 PM
Men, women and children are invited to experience Valentine traditions of the past and create future memories with the ones you love at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida’s “Valentine’s Victorian Tea”. Enjoy light refreshments as you are guided through etiquette and customs of taking tea in Victorian England. Enhancing the holiday sentiment, guests will learn facts about the historic evolution of Valentine’s Day and see an exhibit of unique Victorian artifacts. The Valentine’s Victorian Tea, for ages 6 years and up, is a distinctive and festive program chockfull of charm and culture.
Cost: $16 per person; $13 for Museum Members. Please call 850-678-2615 for reservations.Details
Feb 14 | 11 AM
For all of the Lovebirds out there, this one is for you! Come celebrate your love and commitment at LuLu’s 1st Annual Tropical Re-union. Couples – Come out and enjoy the festivities with a Complimentary Champagne Toast, Complimentary Wedding Cake, Flowers for the “Brides”, Certificates of Re-Union and some great music will help to make this day perfect. Come spend the day with friends, family and all of us here at LuLu’s as we celebrate YOU!!Details
Feb 16 | 7:30 PM
Leapin’ Lizards! Enjoy the world’s best-loved musical in an all-new critically acclaimed national tour. The Tony Award winning production is directed by original lyricist and director, Martin Charnin. Annie is sure to warm your heart and put a grin on your face.
Tickets: $45 each, group discounts availableDetails
Feb 19 | 5:30p - 10:30p
For additional information and ticket prices, please go to http://caged-combat.ticketleap.com/caged-combat-8/.Details
Feb 19 - Feb 20 | Fri: 11 AM - 4 PM, Sat: 9 AM - 3 PM
Hosted by the City of Destin at the Destin Community Center, there will be nearly 100 crafters along with their products for sale during this annual two-day event. This show highlights many of the Winter Snowbirds talents.Details
Get your teams and your chili recipes ready to brew at the 25th Annual Champion Chili Competition to be held at the Santa Rosa Mall. Earn bragging rights for the “Best Chili” in town or win over the judges for the “Best Booth Showmanship”, or win the “People’s Choice Award”. Each team is paired with a United Way partner agency with all proceeds benefiting the agencies.Details
Feb 26 | 6 PM
On Friday, February 26, 2016, at 6 PM, Dr. Robert Kane presents The History of Eglin Air Force Base. Eglin Air Force Base has a long and varied history from its founding in 1935 as Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Field to today as host to the F-35, the world’s most advanced jet fighter. Dr. Kane previously served as Staff Historian at the Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base and currently serves as the Air University Director of History at the Air Force Historical Research Center, Maxwell Air Force Base.Details
One of Las Vegas’ top shows! Featuring the mega hits from the King of Pop performed by tribute artists who re-create the feeling and experience of a genuine Michael Jackson concert with practically perfect impersonation.
Tickets: $35 each, group discounts availableDetails
Join us at Destin Middle School on Legendary Marine Drive and Walk to benefit the local Turner Syndrome Society! There will be information about TS, food and fun for all ages. Bounce house, face paint and vendors will be there for you to enjoy. 10AM Registration, 11AM Walk, Activities until 3:00pm.Details
Feb 27 | 11 AM
We’re bringing the heat to the Destin Harbor as over 20 restaurants cook-up their secret Chili recipes for the 11th annual Chili Cook-Off! Hot, spicy chili and live entertainment on the Destin Harbor!
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here: http://hwvchilicookoff.eventbrite.com/ Military use promo code MILITARY to get $5 off (must present military I.D.)
Participant Application: http://www.emeraldgrande.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/PHCCO-App-16.pdfDetails