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September 23 – October 2

“Godspell”

Emerald Coast Theatre Company Mainstage Musical Comedy

560 Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach, visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org

Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday Sept 28 at 2:30 p.m.

Join Jesus and His disciples as they recount the greatest story ever told. Timeless songs such as “Day by Day” and “Prepare Ye” shine a light on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. At times funny and poignant, this beautiful show dissolves hauntingly into The Last Supper and Crucifixion while Jesus’ message of kindness and love comes vibrantly to life. 

October 8

October 8

October 9

Destin High School Athletics is pleased to announce its Destin Shark 5K on October 9, 2022. The race will start and finish at the new Beach Camp Brewpub, located at 541 US-98 in Destin, after following a scenic course through old Destin and along Joe’s Bayou. All proceeds will go directly to Destin High School Athletics whose mission is providing fitness and athletic opportunities for all its student athletes. The race was previously set as a spring event but switched to October to accommodate the school’s Golf Outing fundraiser held in March.

Race registration is $35 for runners or walkers. The fee includes a beverage and meal at the event after-party which will be a fun-filled family event with music and activities. Participants registering before September 29th will also receive a commemorative race shirt. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age bracket. To register, please visit: https://destinhssharkrace.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=15463.

Packet pick-up will be October 8th at Destin High School from 3-6pm, and before the race at Beach Camp Brewpub on Oct. 9 from 7–8:15am.

October 9

NWF Boricuas Ausentes Sunday Salsa Social

Northwest Florida Boricuas Ausentes, INC is relaunching its family friendly Sunday Salsa Socials, on October 9, from 1-5 PM at the Island Resort. There will be live music by Latin Soul Orchestra from Tallahassee along with DJ Style.
Join us if you love dancing salsa or want to learn. We will celebrate Hispanic Heritage together, raise cultural awareness and diversity and fund the 2023 Salsa Music Festival.

Tickets available at Eventbrite.

October 10

Emerald Coast Science Center presents Kids & Canines Class on October 10th from 10am-11:30am. Kids and parents will practice responsible dog ownership with a Dog-Harmony pup alumni at this special event geared toward kids ages 5-11. Along with learning how to safely interact with dogs, all participants also get to make a recycled dog toy craft to take home. No pooch at home? No worries, toys can also be donated to a local shelter if you prefer. Coast is $10 per guest and limited to at least 25 guests for 5 years and older. Get more details here.

October 13-16

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), one of the nation’s premier fundraising organizations, is pleased to announce the return of Harvest Wine & Food Festival to South Walton October 13-16.

Tickets to all 2022 festival events are on sale now at HarvestWineandFood.com. Proceeds from the festival benefit DCWAF’s mission of helping children in need in Northwest Florida. DCWAF supports children’s charities working to tackle homelessness, food insecurity, medical care, and more in the local community.

The 2022 festival weekend will open with two nights of wine and spirits dinners hosted in private homes and restaurants throughout South Walton. The festival’s signature event, the Grand Tasting, will be held on Saturday, October 15 on WaterColor’s Cerulean Park. Guests will once again be welcomed to WaterColor for an afternoon of epicurean excellence featuring tasting stations from world-class wineries, as well as culinary stations manned by celebrity chefs from some of the best restaurants along the Gulf Coast and throughout the Southeast.

The weekend concludes with a lively cocktail brunch hosted by the men behind the Agave Road Trip podcast. Guests are invited to join Lou Banks as he leads them on a journey through agave spirits. Hosted in a private 360 Blue home in WaterColor, guests will take part in a short tequila tasting seminar before enjoying delicious brunch fare by Chef Phil McDonald of Black Bear Bread Company along with craft cocktail pairings by Better Together Beverage and 818 Tequila.

A silent auction boasting rare wines, luxury trips, and staycations will be available virtually Thursday, October 13 at 9am CST through Sunday, October 16 at noon CST. A full list of this year’s headliners and schedule of events can be found at harvestwineandfood.com

October 22

The Market Shops 7th Annual Bloody Marry Festival is Saturday, October 22nd from 11am to 2pm. The event benefits Habitat for Humanity of Walton County and is presented by South Walton Florida and powered by Step One Automotive. Get more details and tickets here.

October 22

Sip & Science: Roaring 20s Edition is October 22nd from 6pm to 9pm at Emerald Coast Science Center. Bring your friends, grab a drink, and having a roaring good time. For guests ages 21 & up only. Members $20 • Nonmembers $25
Ticket price includes admission, access to regular and special museum exhibits, drink tickets for adult beverages (beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail), and food. Guests age 21+ (IDs will be checked at the door). For more information, click here.

October 27

Planetarium Special Feature: Spooky Secrets of the Stars is October 27th from 5-8pm, sponsored by FPL. Come dressed in Halloween costumes, get your Trick-or-Treat candy, and prepare to be scared! We’re ready to celebrate Halloween under the night sky in our inflatable planetarium. Join us for a fun and scary night of monster stories, inspired by our planets, moons, and stars. There will be stories of familiar monsters (werewolves, vampires, and minotaurs), unfamiliar monsters (Karakondzula, Chimera, and Coatlicue), and the heroes who battled them. In a battle between good and evil, who will win?

Join our 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. show for family-friendly stories about the creepy creatures of mythology hidden in the night sky. These showings are appropriate for ages 5-6 and up. Our 7 p.m. Spooktacular Show is more appropriate for ages 8 and up as the tales told during this show are spookier. All shows last approximately 45 minutes

Seating is limited and very popular. We encourage purchasing your tickets in advance, as this is a first come, first served event. Please call 850-664-1261, stop by the Science Center, or use our online ticketing option to purchase your tickets. And get more details here.
Nonmember $8 Child | $10 Adult | $9 Senior
Member $6 Child | $8 Adult | $7 Senior

November 12

Emerald Coast Out of the Darkness Walk
Saturday, November 12th
Location – Beasley Park – Ft. Walton Beach
Time: 10 am
www.afsp.org/emeraldcoast
Our walks are a day of hope and healing and unite communities on the ways in which mental health and suicide affect our lives and the lives of those we care about. We walk to bring mental health out of the darkness and raise awareness about such an important issue.

November 22, 23 and 25

Emerald Coast Science Center Fall activities from 10am-3pm. http://ecscience.org/events

November 22 – Make clay leaf imprints and terrific turkey headbands from 10:30am-12, sciPad fall games from 1-2:30pm

November 23 – Craft your own pollinator plates and bird feeders from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., sciPad fall games from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

November 25 – Apple slime time from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Creature Feature from 12:00-12:30 p.m., sciPad fall games from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

December 8 – 18

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical”

Emerald Coast Theatre Company Mainstage Holiday Musical

560 Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach, visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org

Thursday-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec 14 at 2:30 p.m.

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be biting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem and soon everyone is calling for reluctant director Grace Bradley to cancel the whole thing. It’s now up to the Bradleys to help the community see the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic.

January 20 – 29

“The Odd Couple”

Emerald Coast Theatre Company Mainstage Comedy

560 Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach, visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org

Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 2:30 p.m.

Clash of the Titans has nothing on Oscar and Felix. When Oscar the slob and fastidious Felix decide to room together, hilarity ensues as the two have a showdown of epic proportions. A Broadway classic that never goes out of style, “The Odd Couple” is non- stop comedy you won’t want to miss.

February 10 – 19

“The Last Five Years”

Emerald Coast Theatre Company Cabaret Stage: Dramatic Musical

560 Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach, visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org

Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m, Sundays at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 2:30 p.m.

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically. The two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.  With brilliantly intricate music that is both gorgeous and heartbreaking, “The Last Five Years” is a beautifully compelling chronicle in the book of love.

February 24 – March 5, 2023

“Steel Magnolias”

Emerald Coast Theatre Company Mainstage Dramatic Comedy

560 Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach, visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org

Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m.

Make an appointment at Truvy’s Beauty Salon and get all the latest gossip from Shelby, M’Lynn, and the rest of the magnolias as they navigate life’s greatest joys and tragedies.  Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, you will find a little piece of yourself in each of the characters.  Filled with so much heart and warmth, Steel Magnolias touches on the gentle strength and courage that every woman carries within them as they support each other through the good times and bad.

April 21-23, 2023

The Musical Echoes Native American Flute Festival is on April 21-23, 2023 at the Ft. Walton Beach landing. This is a free event, showcasing Native American dancing, drumming, playing flute and singing. There will also be vendors and great food, especially Native American Fry Bread. Get more details at https://www.musicalechoes.org

May 5 – 14, 2023

“The Sound of Music”

Emerald Coast Theatre Company Mainstage Family Musical

560 Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach, visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org

Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 10 at 2:30 p.m.

Don’t miss the world’s most beloved musical based on the true story of the Von Trapp family. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number “The Sound of Music,” this is one inspiring musical that brings joy to audiences of all ages.



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