Please submit your events, meetings, etc. to email@example.com at least two weeks in advance, and include the Destin Log calendar in the subject line.
Adopt a street
The City of Destin’s Adopt-A-Street program enables local families, businesses, and community groups to provide a valuable service to the community by adopting sections of streets to keep them clean of trash and debris. Groups participating in this program will be listed by name on the city’s website and signage will be posted on their voting street. For more information, call 837-6869 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fireworks in summer
Okaloosa Island continues its series of summer fireworks. The show begins every Wednesday through August 10 at 9 p.m. at The Boardwalk, 1450 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. Organizers suggest making it dinner and a show with front-row views from one of The Boardwalk’s restaurants, or grab a quick treat and spread out on the beach to watch the fireworks from the pier watch.
Oceans of Possibilities Storytimes
The Destin Library series of cuddle and toddler stories continues every other Thursday, July 7th and July 21st at 10:30 am at Captain Leonard Destin Park at 101 Calhoun Ave. They are for children from 0 to 3 years old, but open to all children. Alternating Thursdays they are at the Destin Library, 150 Sibert Ave.
The theme of this year’s summer reading is “Oceans of Possibility”. So listen to stories about sea monsters, sea creatures and other marine wonders. There will also be ocean-themed finger play, stretching and yoga fun. Bring a blanket or mat to participate.
Call the library at 850-837-8572 or email email@example.com for more information.
Destin Kids’ Night Out is Wednesday, July 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Destin Community Center on Stahlman Ave. 101 instead. Children will have a night of games, crafts, food and lots of fun.
The cost is $30 for Destin residents and $35 for non-residents. Pre-register to secure your spot at www.cityofdestin.com/reconline. For more information, call 850-654-5184.
Paint like an artist
3rd Planet Brewing’s 2nd Annual Paint Like an Artist Summer Art Series features sip-n-paint sessions based on a masterpiece.
The final session will be on July 18th at 6:00pm and will include Salvador Dali’s “Awareness of a Memory”.
No prior painting knowledge required. The lesson lasts about two hours. The cost is $35 per session. Buy at https://bit.ly/3NUUNG3.
ECTC The Storm
The Emerald Coast Theater Company’s production of “The Tempest” is a family-friendly comedy performing every Thursday from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. through July 28 at Grand Park, 495 Grand Blvd., Miramar Beach. Wade through the storm to a magical island filled with scaled fishmen, forest spirits and a powerful sorcerer to pull the strings. Sit in the Splash Zone and experience the action up close – if you dare!
This show is free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. In the event of rain, The Tempest will be performed at the Emerald Coast Theater Company at the top of Building 560 on Grand Boulevard.
The Alvarado Road Show features live music on July 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Lulu’s Destin, 4607 Legendary Marina Drive, Destin. The group leaders are vocalist/bassist/guitarist Cleve Clark and feature AJ Clark, vocalist/guitarist. The brothers create and perform down-to-earth American music about life, love and relationships.
Big boulevard farmers market
The Grand Boulevard Farmers Market is held every Friday and Saturday from 9am to 1pm in Grand Park in the heart of Grand Boulevard in South Walton. Bring your shopping bag and stock up on local produce, eggs, jams and cakes. Homemade soap, good olive oil and pickles are available to take away.
Rosemary Beach Farmers Market
Browse Sundays from 9am to 1pm at the 30A Farmers Market in Rosemary Beach. The local farmer’s market is held on Sundays year-round and Thursdays during the summer months at North Barrett Square along Scenic 30A.
Taylor Dayne concert postponed
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) announced that Taylor Dayne’s concert performance scheduled for Thursday, May 26 has been postponed to a later date due to inclement weather. Due to the impending bad weather and for safety and logistics reasons (setup/concert preparations). The concert is postponed to Thursday October 13th. Tickets will automatically be transferred to this new date.
For the latest news and information, please visit www.MKAF.org and follow the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Facebook and Instagram pages for dates, information, and inspirational arts and culture-related posts.