Area Events January 13th – January 20th 2016

30A Song Writers Festival

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E2C Artists: Sandra Jackson-Opoku & Caitlin Horsmon @Seaside Rep Theatre – January 13th at 7:30pm
Escape to Create artists in residency Sandra Jackson-Opoku and Caitlin Horsmon to perform at the Seaside REP Theatre on Wednesday January 13 at 7:30PM. Awarded author and poet Sandra Jackson-Opoku retraces the steps of the great Harlem Renaissance writer and famous Floridian Zora Neale Hurston. Screening a selection of her awarded experimental and short films, Caitlin Horsmon discusses her unique approach to the art of cinema and media arts. Sandra Jackson-Opoku is an awarded poet, fiction writer and journalist. Her first novel, The River Where Blood Is Born, won the American Library Association Black Caucus Award. Based in Chicago, Jackson-Opoku has published numerous works of fiction and books on Africana literature, travel writing and African American studies. Her works have received many awards including the National Endowment for the Arts and a Ragdale Foundation U.S.-Africa Writers Fellowship. Jackson-Opoku will write final draft of In The Wind, a collection of short fiction about black women’s travels, crossing bridges of class and identity to reinvent themselves as global citizens. She will read excerpts from selected works, taking the audience on a multi-cultural journey to far-flung locations throughout the African Diaspora. Jackson-Opoku will also present “The Place Is The Thing,” a writing workshop encompassing geographical, cultural and atmospheric characteristics that create a place unique. A Southern California native who began her career with the Chicago International Film Festival, Caitlin Horsmon’s experimental and non-fiction media work have been exhibited worldwide. Her film Themes & Variations for the Naked Eye was selected as one of 50 Best Avant Garde Films & Videos of the 2000’s by Nicole Berent. Horsmon will complete a rough edit of her newest film, a lyrical exploration of and elegy to the few remaining glaciers in Glacier National Park and the tourism that surrounds them. She will screen a selection of her documentaries at The REP with discussion on the role of art in activism. An Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Communication: Film and Media Arts at UMKC, Horsmon will also conduct a student filmmaking workshop from brainstorming to story completion to creation of a short animation or hand-made film. Tickets are available at LoveTheREP.com. Read about Seaside’s Escape to Create Artists 2016 and the performance schedule for Jan & Feb at SoWal.com feature story.

Wine Women & Shoes Sole Sisters Lunch at Bijoux – January 14th at 11:30 am
Sole Sisters Lunch takes place at Bijoux on January 14 at 11:30am! This fun Thursday event kicks off Wine Women & Shoes (WWS) with main events coming up in February… See all the WWS delicious and beautiful events coming our way benefiting Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Details below…Slip on your Jimmy Choos and get ready for an amazing weekend of fabulous fashion, exclusive wines, and award-winning cuisine within South Walton’s spectacular beachside setting. Wine Women & Shoes (WWS) returns to the Emerald Coast Feb. 19-21, 2016 with an indulgent weekend featuring elegant vintner dinners prepared by regional celebrity chefs paired with high-end wineries, fashion, music and parties to benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and Sinfonia’s music education initiatives. This year’s WWS is series of dinners and parties with plenty of wine, food and fashion kicking off with a Sole Sisters Lunch at Bijoux on January 14. WWS main events take place in February with elegant vintner dinners, Bubbles and Blues party, and the Sip Sip Hooray for Hollywood signature bash at The Hilton in Sandestin. Be There. Be Fabulous. Support Music Education! Thursday, January 14 – Sole Sisters Lunch – Sinfonia will present a fashion preview “Sole Sisters Lunch” at Bijoux in The Market Shops starting at 11:30am. Brilliant bling from Destin Jewelers along with fashion courtesy of The Village Boutique, incredible door prizes, and a culinary experience noteworthy of Bijoux executive chef Jack McGuckin, paired with Pip Wines, will highlight the event. Tickets are $65 each and include all food, wine and gratuities. Tickets on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets for Sinfonia’s Wine Women and Shoes events, please visitwww.winewomenandshoes.com/sinfonia or call (850) 460-8800.

Point Washington Open House Features Artist Melody Bogle – January 14th from 2pm – 4:30pm
On January 14th 2016, the public is invited to a special open house featuring the works of Melody Bogle, South Walton Artist of the Year. The open house takes place at 21 Days Lane in Point Washington from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Bogle specializes in techniques known as “en plein air,” which means “in the open air.” Bogle’s works will be on exhibit and available for purchase. Portions of the proceeds go to benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge, the area’s no-kill facility founded in 2007 and located on a sprawling 10-acre farm in Freeport. Open House with Art Exhibit
Thursday, Jan. 14 | 2-4:30pm
21 Days Lane, Point Washington Home

45 Central Artist Reception Featuring Margo Russell – January 14th from 5pm – 7pm
Join us for a celebratory night to meet the artist of the month and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres at 45 Central on Thursday, Jan. 14 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Seaside, FL. Also, enjoy happy hour that night from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. with half off wine by the glass.
Each month 45 Central features a local artist who adorns the walls with their works. The Artist of the Month at 45 Central during January will be Margo Russell. Margo is passionate about gesture and the immediacy of that energy that her eyes see and her hands feel. She has been drawing and painting bluegrass musicians for 25 years. They play music in the magic circle.. she breaks in with marks and paint and mud. Russell’s art will be on display throughout the month. This art filled with the energy of music is perfect timing as 30A Songwriters Festival hits South Walton! Tucked away in Seaside’s bustling central square – 45 Central Wine Bar offers a calm and relaxing atmosphere perfect for unwinding after a busy vacation day or a long day at work. Over 45 different wines are available by the glass, bottle or case. Exclusive vintages are sold by the glass using Coravin Wine Technology. Small plates of seasonal and regional pairings are created daily by award winning chef and owner, Jim Shirley. Open daily at 11:00. Check us out online for wine classes, events and specials at fortyfivecentral.com.
30A Songwriters Festival – January 15th – January 20th – Various times and Venues
The 7th annual 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL set for January 15, 16 and 17, 2016 has announced the initial line-up for the 2016 celebration of singers and songs. The festival, held in venues along Scenic Highway 30A in Florida’s South Walton County, will feature headline performances from esteemed artists Jackson Browne, Grace Potter, Shovels & Rope and Wine, Women & Song featuring Matraca Berg, Suzy Bogguss & Gretchen Peters. Also confirmed are Ani DiFranco, Emerson Hart (Tonic), Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Shawn Mullins, Sun Volt (Jay Farrar & Gary Hunt), Peter Holsapple (the dB’s), Drew Holcomb, Jeffrey Steele, Parker Millsap, Dan Bern, Steve Poltz, Hayes Carll, Charlie Mars, Grant-Lee Phillips, Bob Schneider, David Ryan Harris (John Mayer band), David Hodges, Bobby Bare, Jr., Chris Stills, Jim Lauderdale, Callaghan, Kris Delmhorst, Kristy Lee, BettySoo, Randall Bramblett, Griffin House, Jennifer Knapp, Toby Lightman, Liz Longley and Heather Maloney. Headliner Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007. He will perform Saturday afternoon, January 16. The 30A Songwriters Festival production team transforms amphitheaters, town halls, restaurants, theaters, bars and covered patios into unique music venues ranging in capacity from 75 to 400 indoors and 4,000 outdoors. Festival weekend passes are now available for $230 and can be purchased at www.30asongwritersfestival.com, and locally in South Walton at the Cultural Arts Alliance office and at Central Square Records in Seaside. Additional artists confirmed for 2016 include Joe Crookston, Guthrie Brown, Peter Karp, Bonnie Bishop, Caroline Aiken, Jeff Black, Brigitte DeMeyer, Will Kimbrough, Willis Alan Ramsey, Deana Carter, Tommy Talton, Hailey Whitters, Webb Wilder, Brett Young, Hayley Reardon, Jessi Alexander, Corey Crowder, Jamie Lin Wilson, Elise Davis, Alan Rhody, Joel Rafael, Kelsey Waldon, Farewell Angelina, Kyle Jacobs, Sonya Kitchell, Jeff Cohen, Austin Plaine, Jeffrey Foucault, Dylan Pratt, The Cactus Blossoms, Ken Johnson, Jonathan Tyler, Andrew Combs, Count This Penny, Davin McCoy, Carson McHone, Leah Edwards, Annalise Emerick, Liz Vice, Ashleigh Flynn, Friends of Lola, Dean Johanesen, Grayson Capps & Corky Hughes, Kevin Gordon, Hannah Thomas, Old Salt Union, Blue Mother Tupelo, Chris DeStefano, Chuck Wicks, Caroline Spence, Kyshona Armstrong, Donnie Sundal, Boukou Groove, Brian White, Karyn Williams, Jonathan Mitchell, Jerry Salley, Pete Sallis, Eric Erdman, JT Harding, Brett James, Matt Jenkins, Rick Brantley, Crys Matthews, Geoff McBride, The Mulligan Brothers, Jon Nite, David Olney, Josh Osborne, CJ Solar, The Owsley Brothers, Wildlife Specials and more. The 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL is known throughout the music community as a destination where writers who perform their own music, and performers who write their own songs, come together for an extended weekend to perform varied genres of music ranging from country, blues, folk, soul and Americana. For audiences, it’s a rare chance to connect with their favorite artists in a more intimate, informal setting. The 30A Songwriters Festival confirmed venue partners include Vue on 30A, Grand Boulevard at Sandestin (sponsored by Silver Sands Premium Outlets and Centennial Bank, Inc.), Pandora’s, Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, Fish Out of Water, 30Avenue, The Gathering Spot, The Boat House, The Lake House, Pizza Bar, Bud & Alley’s, Seaside Meeting Hall, Central Square Records, 723 Whiskey Bravo, Old Florida Fish House, The Pearl, WaterSound Beach Club, Caliza (sponsored by NW Florida Beaches Int’l Airport), Amavida and Rosemary Beach Town Hall (sponsored by Royce Smith and Rosemary Beach Cottage Rentals).

NEAT Grand Opening at Alys Beach – January 15th from 2pm – 4pm
Join the fun at the grand opening of NEAT in Alys Beach on Friday, Jan. 15 from 2-4pm! Expect craft cocktails, local brews, artisan wines, food from Piper’s Kitchen, and a live performance by Schatzi + The String Boffin. There will be a giveaway wherein attendees will have the chance to win a gift box filled with four bottles of vino from Wines that Rock. The event is free and open to the public. NEAT is now open at Alys Beach on Scenic 30A, right next to George’s Restaurant. The bottle shop and tasting room offers two distinct experiences under one roof, while bringing a thoughtfully curated selection of artisan spirits, wines, craft beers, handcrafted cocktails and barware to SoWal. So whether you’re on the hunt for artisan beverages and bar tools to enhance your at-home bar, or a place to sample and learn about rare products, head over to NEAT. In the bottle shop, Neat’s assortment of high-quality spirits, wines, beers, bar tools, mixers, glassware, and books allow you to easily mix craft cocktails at home. Expect fine beverages and goods from purveyors such as Heitz Cellar, Sea Smoke Vineyard, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Founders Brewing Company, Old Medley Bourbon, Fords Gin, and Art in the Age Spirits, Bittermilk, Bittermans, Hella Bitters, David Rasmussen Designs, Viski, Twine, Acme, Sempli, and Zestt. The tasting room, connected to the bottle shop, is a great way to discover new favorites. Tastings include select bottles and handcrafted beverages that complement offerings in the bottle shop, along with a selection of draft beers, wines by the glass, and rotating specialty cocktails. The tasting room will also host regular events featuring a variety of wineries, breweries, and distilleries. NEAT is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, please visit NEAT’s website or connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Paella Party at Gulf Place – January 16th from 3pm – 6pm
Join Real Paella for an evening full of Spanish flavor at Gulf Place on Saturday, January 16 from 3-6pm in the amphitheater. You’ll be treated to authentic paella, live flamenco music performed by the Maharajah Flamenco Trio, a paella cooking show by Chef Juan Ten, sangria, and flamenco dancers. Tickets are $40.00 per person and available at http://www.ticketor.com/realpaella/event/paella-party-at-30a-3913. Join Real Paella for an evening full of Spanish flavor at the Paella Party in Gulf Place! A wonderful time of year to get outside and celebrate the joy of beach life! Live Cooking Show, Authentic Paella, Gourmet Dinner, Sangria, Live Flamenco Music by guitar virtuoso Silviu Ciulei and the Maharajah Flamenco Trio, and Flamenco Dancers. Real Paella Catering specializes in serving Spain’s traditional Mediterranean cuisine in North Florida with authentic Spanish Paellas, appetizers and homemade desserts. Available by delivery or catered on site with cooking demonstrations and live flamenco music. Real Paella’s tempting tastes derive from fresh local ingredients and spices, rice, and oil imported from Spain. The master chef only uses all-natural, never processed products, and only of the very best quality.This is the real thing! Learn More: Gulf Place Merchants

Snowbird Sunday Concert Series at The Market Shops – January 17 from 1pm – 3pm
The Market Shops kicks off their Snowbird Sunday Concert Series beginning Jan. 10 from 1-3 pm. Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy live music on the lawn. The series will run every Sunday, beginning January 10-February 28. The Snowbird Sunday Concert Series is free and open to the public, and the Market Shops will feature a different local or regional artist or band for each outing. Rain or shine, concerts are from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on The Market Shops lawn. In the event of rainy weather, the concert will be relocated to the covered patio outside of Bijoux at The Market Shops. The live entertainment acts are as follows:
January 17 – David Seering Trio
January 24 – Donnie Sundal of Boukou Groove
January 31 – Rusty Hammerstrom
The Market Shops is an upscale, neighborhood-style shopping, dining and entertainment center located at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. After a complete renovation in Spring 2014, The Market Shops has reemerged as the Emerald Coast’s premier location for unique retailers, specialty boutiques and an array of eateries from casual to fine dining.


Baytowne On Ice, Baytowne Wharf – Now Open until February 1st 2015
Location: Apex Skating Pavilion
For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, the ice skating rink at The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the perfect opportunity to get into the winter spirit. The seasonal ice skating rink has become a local holiday favorite. For $11 guests can skate for an hour and a half. Skate rental is available for $2. The first hour of
Village of Baytowne Wharf® – Wednesday Night Concert Series – 7pm – 9pm
Enjoy Baytowne Wharf’s Wednesday Night Concert Series each week from March-Dec., 7-9 p.m. The Village will be tantalizing your musical taste buds with musicians to entertain guests of all ages! Admission is free and open to the public. Call 850.267.8117 for more information.

45 Central Wine Class – Thursday’s from 3pm – 4pm
Join 45 Central in Seaside for a wine class at 3:00pm EVERY Thursday. It lasts one hour and is just $20 a person. (Trying the wine is the best part!) Hosted by 45 Central’s Wine Entertainer, Richard Liveakos. Open to the public so come join in! It’s always great fun! Learn more and see photos and info at SoWal Dining Guide | 45 Central. Located in the heart of Seaside at 45 Central Square, the wine bar provides a swanky atmosphere and a mile-long list of wines including 45 wines by the glass. You’ll love the small plate menu including some truly delicious treats for the body and soul such as white chocolate covered bacon and a beautiful cheese plate. Happy hour is daily from 4-6pm. Enjoy small plates any time. Hang out on the deck overlooking Seaside’s central square. You’ll love paella nights on Wednesday and Fridays! 45 Central is open daily at 11am. Stop in for lunch, dinner, small plates, and a refreshing glass of wine! Happy hour daily from 4-6pm. Learn more: http://sowal.com/event/45-central-wine-class

Americana Under the Stars at Topsail Hill preserve State Park – Thursdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Starting with an open mic in the amphitheater/clubhouse, Topsail presents an evening of music, every Thurs. night from 6:30-8 p.m. free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Bring a chair, your favorite beverage and enjoy some music in the park. This is family/ pet friendly and fun for all ages. Learn more: http://sowal.com/event/americana-under-the-stars-at-topsail-hill-preserve-state-park-18.

First Friday ArtWalk in Seaside – Friday’s from 5pm – 8pm
First Friday ArtWalk takes place each month at Ruskin Place & Central Square in Seaside from 5-8 p.m. Enjoy live music and view beautiful wokrs of art and artist demos at the galleries and shops of Ruskin Place and select Central Square merchants.

30A Art Walk – Friday’s from 5pm – 8pm
30A Art Walk takes place the first Friday each month at various galleries along Scenic 30A…
First Friday Art Walk is a tradition in Seaside and Grayton Beach art galleries. The art walk is expanding to include dozens of galleries along Scenic 30A. On this night, galleries stay open late (usually until 8:00 PM). This is your opportunity to see new artwork, meet the artists, and enjoy refreshments and live music. Entertainment and discounts vary from gallery to gallery and change monthly, so you never know what surprises you’ll encounter at the Art Walk! South Walton is a place that inspires and motivates. Our local artists draw great creativity from our environment. No matter what the inspiration, or specific subject, the beauty of South Walton energizes the artistic spirit. SoWal insiders know we have many great local artists. Each is inspired in one way or another by the beauty of South Walton’s unique natural environment. Get out and explore artists and art galleries around South Walton. You’ll be amazed at some of the creative techniques, textures, vivid colors and magical landscapes. Enjoy the night strolling local galleries, shops and eateries along the coast in South Walton, Florida. Participating art galleries are found in Rosemary Beach, Seagrove Beach, Seaside, WaterColor, Grayton Beach, Gulf Place and Santa Rosa Beach. See current list of 30A Art Walk galleries. Discover Art on Florida’s Scenic Hwy 30A! See a list of artists, galleries, gallery map, recent work and artist profiles at: http://artistsof30a.com.

Friday Night Live Music at Baytowne Marina Bar & Grill – Fridays from 6pm – 9pm
Enjoy Live Music, every Friday at the Marina Bar & Grill. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call 850.267.7778

Music Bingo at Marie’s Bistro – Sunday’s from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Join the fun at Marie’s Bistro in Blue Mountain Beach for Music BINGO on Sundays from 6:30-8:30 pm! Music has replaced the numbers, listen for the music clip, identify the song or artist and get a line or a full house to win. When you think you have it shout out “Music Bingo!” and claim your prizes! Marie’s will have food, drink specials, trivia and prizes! Learn more: http://sowal.com/event/music-bingo-at-maries-bistro

ArtWalk on Destin Harbor – Every Third Sunday of Each Month from 11am – 4pm
The ArtWalk takes place along the Destin Boardwalk from Margaretville on the west to AJ’s Seafood on the east. The walk includes more than 40 artists and artisans from a variety of disciplines such as painters, jewelers, soap makers, watch designers, photographers, sculptors and more! The event is free to the public and offers local handmade arts and crafts from various regional artists and artisans. Take a stroll along the beautiful Destin Boardwalk and support talented artist and artisans. For more information visit www.artwalkontheharbor.com.

Chicken & Waffle Brunch Hydrobike Cruise to The Bay for Sunday Brunch – Weekly – from 10am – 2pm
Emerald Coast Hydrobikes is hosting a brunch cruise on the Choctawhatchee Bay each Sunday. Meet up at Tom’s Landing in Point Washington and cruise on hydrobikes across the Choctawhatchee Bay to The Bay Restaurant for Sunday brunch including Chicken and Waffles, bloody mary or mimosa. The cruise is about 30 minutes. The day’s event is 3-4 hours of fun adventure on the water and at The Bay. The cost is $60 per person and includes your hydrobike rental, brunch and a drink (gratuity not included. You must reserve your spot by Saturday at 5pm. Call 850-598-7949 or email tami@echydrobikes.com. Here’s the schedule: Meet at Tom’s Landing at 10am and take off by 10:30am. Enjoy a leisurely hydrobike ride along the bay. Arrive at The Bay by 11am. Enjoy brunch, have a drink, and relax on the deck, on the beach or cool off in the water. Return to Tom’s Landing by 2pm. Tom’s Landing is located at 78 Ricker Avenue in Point Washington. From Hwy 98 and Hwy 331 go East to the next light (County Hwy 283 – Bay Drive). Turn left and go north to Ricker Avenue. Turn left and take the first driveway on the right. For kids not quite tall enough for pedaling the hydrobike (need to be nearly 5 feet tall), a tandem bike can be attached to parent bike. For smaller children, please discuss with Emerald Coast Hydrobikes. Hydrobikes are quiet and environmentally friendly pedal powered watercraft. Biking on water is easy for everyone on a stable craft made to stay upright in almost any condition. Emerald Coast Hydrobikes are available for daily rentals at Tom’s Landing, and also at the tiki hut at Baytowne Marina. Call Emerald Coast Hydrobikes to arrange delivery to you and take them out for a spin on the Gulf, the bay, Western Lake and other beautiful local dune lakes. The Bay is located on the Choctawhatchee Bay at the foot of the 331 bridge. This waterfront restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily and a delicious Sunday brunch each week. The Bay also features indoor/outdoor dining, a full bar, big screen tvs, a great beach, boat dock, games and a fabulous view. Learn more: http://sowal.com/event/hydrobike-cruise-to-the-bay-for-sunday-brunch

Hibiscus Brunch in the Backyard of Love – Sundays from 11am – 2pm
The Backyard of Love is a beautiful and quaint little hidden gem in Grayton Beach. Situated on the grounds of Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, under a canopy of old, majestic oaks, this cozy spot is the perfect place to enjoy Sunday brunch, some sweet tunes, and cold mimosas poured by one of South Walton’s wonderful organizations raising money for a good cause. The Backyard of Love is located at 85 Defuniak Street, 32459.

Brunch at Stinky’s Fish Camp – Sundays from 10am – 3pm
Stinky’s in Dune Allen Beach is known for flavorful, fresh food and brunch is no different. The brunch menu is simple, short, and sweet with items like French Toast with Warm Maple Syrup and Fresh Berries, Three Egg Omelet of your choice, and my favorite, the Rock Star Crawfish Pie with two Sheared Eggs. Try a house made bloody mary with fresh pickled okra, green beans and even a shrimp! Brunch is from 10-3pm every Sunday. Take the family or a group of friends and enjoy.

Brunch at Maries Bistro – Sundays from 11am – 2pm
Enjoy delicious Sunday Brunch at Marie’s Bistro in Blue Mountain Beach featuring live music from Matt Hall ranging from classical, blues, rock, jazz, country and more! Partake in a brunch buffet or select from a special menu of entrees. Relax and order a mimosa. A real local bistro serving delicious food in a warm atmosphere with great service. Indulge and delight in the food, drinks, music and atmosphere at Marie’s Bistro. Maries Bistro is located at 2260 W. Scenic Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.

Seaside Farmers Market at Seaside Amphitheater – Saturdays – 9am – 1pm
The Seaside Farmers Market is comprised of local growers and craftspeople who offer food and other products that are healthy and environmentally conscious at the year-round market located in the amphitheater of Seaside, Florida. It is a producers market focused on food, produce, cooking demonstrations, specialty items, artisan cheeses and breads, novice and professional gardeners, seed exchanges, education related to growing and preparing food and the celebration of eating and sharing great ingredients. Enjoy your day at the farmers market and explore the town of Seaside with all the fabulous shops and restaurants.

30A Farmers Market at Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach – Sundays from 9am – 1pm
Come enjoy the 30A Farmers Market Sundays year round and Thursdays Memorial Day-Labor Day from 9am-1pm in Rosemary Beach. Stroll cobblestone walkways lined with shade trees in a beautiful park like setting while sampling delicious vendor products. Pick up fresh from the farm and Aquaponic veggies, fruit, eggs, milk, cream butter, cheese, grass fed beef, chicken, and homemade European and pork sausages. Sip on cold pressed organic juices while you shop! An array of appetizers and ready to eat dishes are available, including smoked tuna dip, homemade chips and salsa, hummus, fresh baked pita, Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie), homemade pasta and sauces, and Chicken Curry. Freshly made artisan breads, pastries, and desserts are featured from around the world. Be sure to pick up a supply of jams, preserves, and honey! Organic dog and cat treats are available for your furry friends, as well. See you at the market! Learn more: http://sowal.com/event/30a-farmers-market-at-rosemary-beach-4

WaterColor Coastal Farmers Market – Thursdays and Sundays from 9am – 2pm
WaterColor Coastal Farmers Market takes place Sunday’s year round (and Thursdays Memorial Day-Labor Day) from 9am – 2pm with over 30 vendors in tranquil Cerulean Park. The market features local farmers and specialty vendors set-up around beautiful green lawns, wide cobblestone walkways, shade trees and park benches all surrounding a stunning water feature that creates an inviting market experience. Items for purchase include: Fresh from the farm produce, milk, cream, butter, ice-cream, eggs, grass-fed beef, beef jerky, all natural-free range chicken, pork products and sausages. We even have Fresh local seafood, crabcakes, tuna and shrimp dips. There is homemade pita, hummus, veggie dips, hot sauces, salsas, guacamole and homemade tortilla chips. Jams, preserves, pickled veggies, honey, BBQ sauces, marinades, mustards, flavored and smoked salts. Cheeses, homemade pastas and sauces, along with foods, artisan breads and desserts (some organic and gluten free) from around the world. Cold pressed organic juices in a multitude of delicious combinations and teas in many flavors. Treat yourself to some organic soaps and lotions, and they even have organic pet treats for your furry friends! For more information, please contact Diane Kolopanas at 850-499-4697.

Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market – Saturday’s, from 9am to 1pm
The Grand Boulevard Farmers Market sets up every Saturday year round (and Wednesdays Memorial Day-Labor Day) from 9am–1pm at Grand Park, between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama.
The outdoor market will feature dozens of unique vendors offering locally sourced food items, such as produce, eggs, milk, cream, butter, grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, pork, local honey, pickled vegetables, and gourmet jams. On the artisanal and green side, Grand Boulevard Farmers Market will offer flowers, herbs, soaps, and lotions. Vendors will offer many foods packaged to-go, including infused butters, cheese spreads, pita, hummus, various dips, artisan breads and pastries, and even ginger infused lemonade to quench your thirst on a hot day. For vendor information, please contact Diane Kolopanas at 850-499-4697.

Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar at Grand Blvd. – Every Wednesday Night from 5pm to 8pm
Every Wednesday night, Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar offers half-priced hand-muddled martinis from 4pm to 8pm and live jazz music from 5pm to 8pm! For more information, please call 850-654-4442.

Mitchell’s Fish Market Happy Hour at Grand Blvd. – Every Friday from 4pm-7pm
Charlie’s Bar features $3-4-5 drink specials and select ½ price appetizers. For more information, call 850-650-2484.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar “5 for $6 ‘til 7” Bar Menu with Additions – Nightly from 5pm to 7pm at Grand Blvd.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar renews its popular “5 for $6 ‘til 7” bar menu with new additions. Try the new baked brie in puff pastry along with the luxurious Limón cello martini and our fine selections of wines by the glass. Each item is $6 until 7pm *(cocktails, wines, appetizers and Prime burger), gratuity not included. For more information or to make reservations, call 850-269-0830.

Tommy Bahama’s Island Time Extended! At Grand Blvd. – Extended Until 7pm
Tommy Bahama’s “life is one long weekend” philosophy rings particularly true here in Sandestin, which has earned it designed to better reflect the town’s beach-side lifestyle, Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant and Bar has added new menu items with a regional influence and switched to an all-day menu, resulting in a broader selection of dining options in keeping with the area’s informal, playful environment. Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 4-9pm, Rudy Applewhite plays the steel drums live! For more information, call 850-654-1743.

Ladies Night at Cantina Laredo at Grand Blvd – Every Thursday
Ladies can drink wine by the glass and house margaritas at half price. For more information, call 850-654-5649.

P.F. Changs at Grand Blvd. – “Chang’s For Two”
Enjoy “Chang’s for Two” which includes four courses – appetizer, soup, entrée and mini desserts – for $39.95. For information, call 850-269-1806.