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Thursdays Now – June 24th: Mattie Kelley Arts Foundation Spring Concerts

Gates open at 6 PM with concerts beginning at 7 PM for this come-as-you-are family-friendly outdoor concert series. Bring a lawn chair, picnic, and wine, or purchase food and beverages on-site prepared by featured restaurants and food trucks.

Those interested in becoming an MKAF member can learn more at MKAF.org. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All sales are final, sorry, no refunds. Pets, tables larger than two feet, and drones are not permitted.

A limited number of VIP tables (provides a reserved table and seating with admission for up to 8 guests) are available.  Please contact MKAF at 850-650-2226 for details. Click HERE for tickets and more info.

  • June 10th, 6-9pm: Kara Grainger
  • June 17th, 6-9pm: “The Petty Hearts” Tom Petty Tribute
  • June 24th, 6-9pm: Air National Guard- Band of the South

 

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Now – August 3rd: Summer STEAM Workshops

The Emerald Coast Science Center has exciting new workshops for 2021 including hands-on, interactive lessons that give kids the opportunity to spend their vacation on a science adventure! From Disney-inspired engineering to galactic space adventures and our Wizarding World of Science, Monday and Tuesday workshops will delight and educate all. Sign your kiddos up today! Camp time includes the lessons listed below as well as fun activities in SMALLab, in our new STEAM Machine, and in our outdoor exhibit area, plus a 20-minute lunch break. Kids can expect to explore a different theme every week, and each Monday and Tuesday workshop will have different activities. For a full schedule of events from June 7 to August 3, please visit ecscience.org/summer-steam-workshops

 

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 June 14th – August 6th: Kids Summer Day Camp

A summer day camp will be offered June 14th thru August 6th, 2021, at the Destin Community Center, located at 101 Stahlman Avenue, for children ages 5 to 12. Camp times are from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday and lunch will be provided from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The cost of the camp is $65 per week for Non-Destin residents and $50 per week for Destin residents (lunch is an extra $15/non-resident & $10/resident). Camp activities will include games, crafts, swim days (towel and swimsuit required), structured playtime, and snacks.
Counselors and campers will have their temperatures taken upon arrival and will adhere to the Center of Disease Control (CDC) guiding principles. Camp will be closed the week of July 5th thru July 9th. Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited. Please call 654-5184 for more information.

 

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June 19th: Family Movie Night

For the June 19 Family Movie Night, Crestview families are invited back to the Croodaceous epoch as a family of cave dwellers sets out on a perilous journey in this PG-rated animated adventure. Nicolas Cage voices the family patriarch, who is suspicious of bold new ideas offered by his daughter’s more highly evolved boyfriend. Licensing restrictions won’t let us tell you what the film’s title is, but expect lots of “Crude” fun!

 

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June 21st: Destin Adult Kickball League

The City of Destin’s Summer Adult Kickball League will begin on Monday, June 21st, 2021, at Morgan’s Sports Center. The league is for ages 17+. A mandatory captain’s meeting will be held on June 7th, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. at Morgan’s Sports Center. The meeting will cover league rules, department policies, schedules, and uniform requirements. Player fee for residents is $20 (with proof of residency within Destin city limits) or $40 for non-resident. Space is limited and is open to the first 10 teams who meet all requirements (all paperwork must be turned in and fees must be paid). Games will be played on Monday nights with possible
game times of 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., & 8:30 p.m. Games will be self-refereed with final call from City staff. For more information or to register a team please call (850) 650-1241 or email: ewright@cityofdestin.com.

 

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June 25th: ‘Mess Fest’ at Emerald Coast Science Center

11:30am – 1:30pm

Join our Mess Fest with special guest, The Foam Connection! Bring the whole family for tons of good clean fun with gallons of foam. Along with dancing and playing in foam, you can make puffy chalk and Dino Bombs.* The Kona Ice Truck will even be on site offering up oodles of yummy shaved ice flavors for purchase. Since making a mess is a must, participants may want to bring towels and goggles for the foam party; swimwear is not necessary but encouraged. All guests interested in participating in Mess Fest will receive a wristband at check-in to access Mess Fest events located outdoors. General admission pricing applies to this event: Adults $10/Seniors (60 & Up) $8/Children $8/Kids 2 and under are free. Military discounts available.
*Limited number of Dino Bombs available on a first come, first served basis. Once Dino Bomb materials run out, guests can make a messy volcano instead!

For more details, click HERE

 

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July 3rd: Smoke On The Coast BBQ Festival & Fireworks
Join us for the 10th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival! Starting at 5 p.m. family entertainment and live music will kick off the day. At 5:30 p.m. BBQ aficionados can enjoy $1 samples from 15 area restaurants and BBQ groups and vote for their favorite as People’s Choice winners with over $85,000 in donations benefiting local charities. Stop by for family fun activities including an Independence Day firework extravaganza!
FREE Event
Destin Commons
July 3rd, 5-10pm
Live music by:
Tobacco Rd Band from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Heritage Band from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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July 4th – Fort Walton Beach 4th of July Celebration

The City of Fort Walton Beach will celebrate Independence Day at the Landing on Sunday, July 4, 2021, from 5-9 p.m. The event is free to the public and includes kid activities, live music and a fireworks show. Festivities kick off at 5 p.m. with live music from Miles Flatt and will continue until the firework show over Santa Rosa Sound at 8:45 p.m. A “Kid Zone” will include bounce houses and games. Concessions will be available for purchase throughout the evening. The Landing is located at 131 Brooks Street SE in Fort Walton Beach. Contact the City of FWB Recreation Department at (850) 833-9576 for more information.

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July 12th – 23rd: Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida Summer Camp 2021

Join us for our Summer Camp, Grades K-2 July 12-16, 2021 and Grades 3-6 July 19-23, 2021

The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida invites parents to enroll children for Summer Camp 2021. We are welcoming grades K-2 from July 12-16, 2021 and grades 3-6 from July 19-23, 2021. The Summer Camp programs will be held at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida from 10:00AM-1:00PM each day. We will offer a wide variety of classes such as Art, History, Science, and Food. Grades 3-6 will also have a special Cursive writing class. Please remember to bring a lunch. Light snacks will be provided daily. Attend all week for the chance to win prizes.

The cost of registration for Summer Camp is $75 for Non-Members and $70 for Members. Daily prices of admission will be $17 for Non-Members and $15 for Members. Classes will be limited to 15 students to insure personal attention and social distancing.  Please visit us online at heritage-museum.org for more details or call (850) 678-2615 to register, SPACE IS LIMITED!

Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, FL  32580.

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