Area Events June 15th – June 22nd 2016

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Hydrobike Ride & Dine at Red Bar on 6/15 between 8am – 12pm

Sign up for a Wednesday Morning Red Bar Ride and Dine – available weekly, year round.
Meet the group at the Western Lake boat ramp at the end of Hotz Avenue just past the world famous Red Bar in Grayton Beach between 7:30 and 8:00. You will enjoy 4 hours of Hydrobike play time in the Gulf of Mexico or in Western Lake. You will be provided lunch at the Red Bar via a $25 gift card so you can dine at your convenience. They open at 11 am.
Grayton Beach is unique in that it has a beach bordering the Gulf of Mexico and Western Lake. Western Lake is one of South Walton’s Coastal Dune lakes. These lakes only exist in a few places in the whole world and Walton County is lucky enough to be home to several of them. At times the outflow will bust open and flow right out into the Gulf of Mexico. 4 hours give you plenty of time to explore both bodies of water.
*Please note that riding in the Gulf may be restricted based on current water conditions.
All activities are subject to weather conditions.
Schedule:
Check in between 7:30 and 8 a.m.
Meet at the Western Lake Boat Ramp in Grayton Beach.
Bike Western Lake or the Gulf until lunch
Explore the Gulf or the lake! Western Lakes runs through Grayton Beach State Park all the way to Watercolor and offers a vast territory to discover. Return the bikes to the boat ramp by 12pm. We will handle the rest.
*Please note that riding in the Gulf may be restricted based on water conditions*
Dine
The Red Bar opens at 11 am. We recommend any thing on their menu. You will not be disappointed!
Pricing:
$75 per person
$40 Kids Under 8 (Lake Only)
Please understand that we cannot allow the little ones to ride on the deck in the Gulf
Please book by 4 p.m. on Tuesday to guarantee your spot on this trip.
***Do you just want to ride Hydrobikes? Rentals are available daily***
How to Book:
By phone or online
Emerald Coast Hydrobikes
850-598-7949
info@echydrobikes.com
emeraldcoasthydrobikes.com
Where to Meet:
Western Lake Boat Ramp in Grayton Beach.
You will find it at the end of Hotz Ave (2 blocks past the Red Bar).
What to Wear:
In short, wear whatever is comfortable and weather appropriate. Shoes, flops or bare feet are all acceptable. The sun can be intense even late in the day and conditions can change quickly so a hat, sunglasses, long sleeves or other sun/weather protection should be considered. Also, keep in mind that Hydrobikes have a chain just like a land bike so please don’t wear anything that is overly loose below your shins as it could get caught in the chain. In most cases, you will not get wet unless you choose to so bathing suits are optional. Hydrobikes are stable and easy to jump off of and climb back onto. This makes swimming a fun option.
What to Bring:
Camera
Sunscreen
Bug Spray
Comfort items
Medicine if needed
Although it is unlikely that your stuff will get wet, anything could happen so bring a dry bag for those items you want to protect..
***We have sunscreen, dry bags, sunglass leashes and other items available for purchase but we do not have a store onsite so please make your order in advance and we will have your items ready for you at the dock.
Location: Grayton Beach Florida’s Scenic Hwy 30A Grayton Beach, FL 32459

Zen Meditation on 6/15 between 9am – 10am

Experience Zen Meditation for living in the 21st Century, presented by Honin, a Soto Zen Priest
For more info, call 702-499-4719.
Location: Monet Monet: 100 E County Highway 30A Grayton Beach, Florida

Adventures in Alys on 6/15 between 10am – 11am

Join The REP Theatre for a free, completely original storytelling experience for children of all ages. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind Adventure in Alys, created by the audience (and maybe even join in the stories yourselves)!
Location: Fonville Press: 147 N Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Acrylic Painting w/ Amanda Fagan on 6/15 between 10am – 12pm

All ages are welcome to this acrylic painting class titled ‘Footprints in the Sand’. Amanda Fagan will help you paint your sand and ocean, then we put a little paint on your feet, then foot prints in your sand of your painting. It’s a wonderful keepsake from Artists at Gulf Place. We paint on Canvas boards and have a place for you to wash the paint off your feet. Cost is $25 per person.
For more info, call 850-622-0400.
Location: Gulf Place: Town Loop Center Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Upcycled Art Workshop on 6/15 between 10am – 5pm

Make cool upcycled art! The Moore Family Folk Art team will help you create art using reclaimed wood, vintage cans, bottle caps & more. Only $25 per art piece. Walk-ups are welcome!
Location: The Blue Giraffe: 1777 E. County Hwy 30A WaterColor, FL 32459

Stories by the Sea on 6/15 at 3:30pm

Join the Seaside Repertory Theatre as they present a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages. Each day will offer a new story and there might even be opportunities for your participation. This event takes place at Solomon Square.
Location: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

Camp Helen State Park Family Night Movie & More on 6/15 at 5:30pm

The third annual Movies & More Series is happening this summer at Camp Helen State Park. The summer fun series will take place on Wednesday evenings on these dates: June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13 and 27.
The evenings begin at 5:30 p.m. at Camp Helen Recreation Hall with a brief interpretive program led by a Camp Helen Park Ranger or other expert. The program will be followed by an old-fashioned campfire cookout of hot dogs and s’mores provided by the Friends of Camp Helen. Each evening will conclude with a family-oriented movie in the Recreation Hall where seating will be provided.
A parent or guardian must accompany all children.
These special movie nights are sponsored by Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection and the Friends of Camp Helen State Park.  Admission into the park for this event is free, although donations are accepted. Donations will go directly to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park to benefit the park’s resource management projects and interpretive programs.
Wednesday, June 15
The movie “Yogi Bear” will be shown. Jellystone Park is celebrating its 100th anniversary, but the park will likely close, because low attendance has caused Mayor Brown to decide to sell the land for logging. If the park closes, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo will lose their home. They join forces with Ranger Smith to save the park from closing. Yogi must prove in this endeavor that he is indeed “smarter than the average bear.” (Rated PG). The interpretive program will be about Florida Black Bears by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Wednesday, June 29
“A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures” will be featured.  You can follow the wonderful adventures of the green sea turtle Sammy as he searches the ocean for his lost true love.  During the epic journey that all turtles accomplish before returning to where they were born, Sammy dodges every possible danger, including battling with piranhas, escaping an eagle and searching for a mysterious secret passage, hoping to meet Shelly again. (Rated PG). Gulf World will present the interpretive program on Sea Turtles.
Wednesday, July 13
The movie “Hoot” will be shown. This movie, based on Carl Hiassen’s novel, follows a group of children trying to save a burrowing owl habitat from destruction. The habitat is located on the construction site of a pancake house. The developer of the project intends to proceed, regardless of the environmental damage it would cause. “Hoot” features live burrowing owls and music by Jimmy Buffet. (Rated PG). The interpretive program, facilitated by a Camp Helen Park Ranger, will be about Birds and Owls.
Wednesday, July 27
“Open Season” will be the last movie shown in the 2016 series. This movie features Boog, a domesticated grizzly bear with no survival skills, who meets Elliot, a scrawny, fast talking mule deer with only one antler. When Elliot convinces Boog to leave his comfortable home in a park ranger’s garage to test the great outdoors, Boog’s life spirals out of control. The two find themselves in the forest with open season only three days away. To acclimate in a hurry, they must join forces to unite the woodland creatures and take back the forest. (Rated PG). The interpretive program topic, presented by Gulf World, will be about King Snakes and Wild Animals in an urban setting.
Location: 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Say Cheese! Photobooth Fun on 6/15 between 6pm – 9pm

Say Cheese! Step inside Facetime Photobooth’s new Airstream-inspired RetroBooth for some fun keepsake photos! Strike a pose (or three) with fun props and create memories of Summer 2016 in Rosemary Beach!  Each person will receive a color 4 x 6 print as well as access to share your photos digitally. The photobooth will be set up at the top of the main street.
For more info, call 850-231-1667.
Location: Rosemary Beach: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Essential Oils 101 on 6/15 between 6pm – 7pm

Join in for a class on Essential Oils at Santa Rosa Beach Coastal Library, Wednesday evenings on June 1, 8, & 15 from 6 – 7 p.m.
For more info, contact Patricia Houk at 407-590-0546.
Location: Coastal Branch Library: 437 Greenway Trail Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Family Movie Night at The Hub on 6/15 between 6pm10pm

Bring the whole family out to Movie Night at The Hub on Wednesdays starting at 6pm. It’s double movie night! Movies are shown on the jumbotron on the events stage.
Free and open to the public. What a great chance to sit outdoors and enjoy dinner, drinks, ice cream and shakes, and a fun family movie on the big screen at The Hub on Scenic 30A at WaterSound Beach. It’s Family Movie Night every Wednesday.
Live recorded concerts and/or sports events to be shown on the big screen on Mon/Tue nights.
The Hub is also hosting live music performances by local and visiting artists on Thursday through Saturday nights with additional special parties and performances as announced.
Location: 7000 E County Highway 30AWaterSound Beach, FL 32459

Children’s Theatre: The Stinky Cheese Man on 6/15 between 6:30pm – 7:15pm

Though the characters may be familiar, each of your favorite storybook fables is uproariously derailed in this adaptation of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s quintessential children’s book of fractured fairy tales.  Fun music and witty narration accompany the likes of ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and enough stinky cheese to go around. (Blankets and Lawn Chairs Welcome)
If raining, the venue will shift to Town Hall.
For more info, call 850-231-1667.
Location: North Barrett Square: North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach

Movie Night: The Force Awakens on 6/15 between 7pm – 10pm

Movie Night at the Hub! Bring your friends & family.
Location: The Hub: 7000 East County Highway 30AWatersound Beach, FL 32461

Alys Beach Summer Concerts on 6/15 between 7pm9pm

Come on out for great live music during the Alys Beach Summer Concert Series 2016 on Wednesdays from 7-9pm (Jun 1 – Aug 10).
Bring a blanket or your favorite chair to the Alys Beach Amphitheater and groove to some good tunes. Concerts are free and open to the public! It’s a great lineup coming up this Spring in South Walton, Florida!
Piper’s will offer food and beverage.
Alys Beach Summer Concert Series 2016 | Wednesdays | 7-9pm
Jun 15 The Rips
Jun 22 The Currys
Jun 29 Continuum
Jul 6 The Bo Spring Band
Jul 13 Cadillac Willy
Jul 20 Seth Walker
Jul 27 Roman Street
Aug 3 Boukou Groove
Aug 10 Heritage
Location: Alys Beach Amphitheatre: 9581 E Co HWY 30A Alys Beach, FL 32413

Seaside Summer Concert Series 2016 on 6/15 between 7pm9pm

Summer is for outdoor concerts in Seaside, Florida. Grab your blankets and low back chairs and head to the Amphitheater for live musical entertainment by on Wednesday nights starting at 7pm. Come out early, grab a cold drink and make sure you get a good spot on the lawn!
This is a great lineup filled with exciting regional and local artists coming to the stage for a great performance in SoWal. This is a hot spot for local music events. Don’t miss.
May 28 (SATURDAY) Great Peacock
Wednesday Night Concerts:
Jun 15 Feufollet
Jun 22 The Roosevelts
Jun 29 Motel Radio
Jul 6 John & Jacob
Jul 13 firekid
Jul 20 Maggie Koerner
Jul 27 Star & Micey
Aug 3 Sweet Crude
Aug 10 Mississippi Rail Company
Aug 17 Memphis Strange
Aug 24 Forrest Williams Band
Aug 31 Mike Whitty & The Courtyard Saints
Sep 3 (SATURDAY) The Mulligan Brothers
SEASIDE SUMMER rocks on with Friday night movies, Wednesday night concerts, farmers market, children’s outdoor theater and special events all summer long thanks to Seaside Merchants. The Seaside Repertory Theatre has a great lineup of comedy, music and performances coming to the stage so watch SoWal.com Events Calendar for all the fun.
Location: Seaside Amphitheater: 25 Central Square Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Baytowne® Wednesday Night Concert Series on 6/15 between 7pm9pm

Welcome to The Village of Baytowne® Wharf where the music rolls every Wednesday night from 7-9pm. Don’t miss the June 2016 lineup in the events plaza in the heart of #SandestinFL.
Live music in the events plaza | JuneJun 15 Stephen Simmons
Jun 22 Bucktown All Stars
Jun 29 Donnie Sundal

The Village of Baytowne® Wharf Wednesday Night Concerts Series takes place throughout the year in Sandestin®, FL. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the great live music under the stars in the events plaza in the heart of The Village. Free and open to public.
The Village of Baytowne® Wharf is the “heart and soul” of Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort and the gathering place for many locals and visitors along the Emerald Coast.
Baytowne® Wharf features restaurants, bars, shops, and family-friendly activities throughout the village. Sitting on the shore of the Choctawhatchee Bay, the area pieces together elements of an old fishing village and a New Orleans marketplace, making the atmosphere fun and relaxing.
Baytowne® Wharf also features excellent dining such as Marina Bar & Grill situated directly on the marina overlooking the bay, Acme Oyster House, a world famous raw oyster bar, directly from the French Quarter in New Orleans, and Funky Blues Shack is adorned with great local folk-art and has lots of live music. Step into the bar at Marlin Grill for a cocktail or treat yourself to a steak and seafood dinner. Several delicious eateries throughout the village serve up seafood, burgers, Asian and excellent Gulf coast cuisine.
The Village boardwalk is lined with kid-friendly activities like zip-lining, a rock climbing wall and an obstacle course. Plus, there’s always lots of events happening year round, whether it’s an exciting New Year’s Eve party, concerts on the lawn, Sandestin® Wine Festival, Baytowne® Beer Festival or the yummy Sandestin® Gumbo Festival.
Location: Baytowne® Wharf Events Plaza: 9300 US Highway 98 W Sandestin®, FL 32550

Post Pluto on 6/15 at 9pm

Post Pluto is a five-piece progressive rock and funk band from Pensacola, Florida, that experiments with many different genres, styles and improvisational attitudes in their music. This fresh and fearless approach has allowed them to storm the festival and jam scenes over the past few years.
Come, party with them at the Funky Blues Shack tonight!
Location: Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack: 109 Cannery Lane Baytowne® Wharf, FL 32550

Awkward Oxen Improv Hour at The Seaside REP on 6/15 at 10pm

Awkward Oxen Improv Hour takes place late night on the Seaside REP stage on Tues, Wed and Thu nights at 10:00 p.m. throughout July and part of August. Tickets are $7 at the door or online in advance.
June 7 – Aug 4, 2016 | Tue, Wed & Thu nights @ 10pm
A fun, interactive, and fast-paced improvisational comedy show for the grown-ups! Join The REP’s improv troupe as they play improv games, and make up scenes and songs on the spot based on audience suggestions. Every show is different, with different players, different games and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The Awkward Oxen also asks “willing volunteers” to join them for a game or two each performance. It’ll tickle your bunny phone!
This performance includes adult humor and language. May not be suitable for children.
Awkward Oxen Improv Hour is graciously sponsored by Cottage Rental Agency and Sundog Books in Seaside, FL.
Location: Seaside Repertory Theatre: 216 Quincy Circle Seaside, FL

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Bike Tour: 30Avenue to Camp Helen State Park on 6/16 between 10am-11:30am
 

Join the Bike Tour at 30Avenue every Tuesday and Thursday morning!  Offered by the “experts in beach town exploration,” the team at Rent Gear Here will lead you on a bike tour to Camp Helen State Park. The tour starts and ends at 30Avenue, 10 to 11:30 am. It’s an unique adventure full of breathtaking views. Learn about the nearby serene state park, its history, and experience the expansive beauty of a rare coastal dune lake, Lake Powell.
Tour leaders are ready to give you and your family a special adventure. Tours are held weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00-11:30am. Sign up online or by phone. Spots are limited.
Bike Tour Details
Meet at 30Avenue shopping and dining destination entrance (Intersection of 30A East and 98 at 12805 US-98, Inlet Beach, FL.
Participants: Must be at least 12 years old and be able to ride a 24-26″ beach cruiser bicycle. Tours may be shared with other participants.
Price: $40
What is included: Bikes and helmets provided. Camp Helen State Park entry fee is covered for each tour member
What to bring: sunscreen, water
Cancellation policy: Participants may cancel up to 7 days prior to the tour. In the event of weather, Rent Gear Here may cancel a session. If a session is canceled, participants will be placed in the next available session.
30Avenue brings a unique lifestyle village to the east side of South Walton, just across the highway from Rosemary Beach. It’s growing day by day, and not only has fantastic restaurants and boutiques, but premier office space on upper floors. Brick walkways and tall palms line a lush green space and an infinity reflecting pool. With attention to detail on every front, this new village center is an integral part of the thriving South Walton Community.
Read more and find out what’s happening at 30Avenue at www.thirtyavenue.com. Follow 30Avenue on Facebook for fun updates, photos and shopping/dining news.
Location: 12805 US Hwy 98 East Inlet Beach, FL 32413

Starfish Family Workshop on 6/16 between 10am – 1pm

Every Thursday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Starfish Family book signing with John Hollan and create your own starfish character workshop.
For more info, call 850-622-0400.
Location: Artists at Gulf Place: 40 Town Loop Center Gulf Place, FL 32459

Golf US Open on Jumbotron on 6/16 between 11am – 7pm

Enjoy Golf US Open on our 25ft Jumbotron!
Location: The Hub: 7000 East County Highway 30A Watersound Beach, FL 32461

Stories by the Sea on 6/16 at 3:30pm

Join the Seaside Repertory Theatre as they present a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages. Each day will offer a new story and there might even be opportunities for your participation. This event takes place at Solomon Square.
Location: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

YOLO Board Relay Series at The Bay on 6/16 at 4:30pm

YOLO invites all area standup paddleboarding enthusiasts to join the 9th Annual YOLO Board Relay Series scheduled for May 19, June 16, and July 21. Relay events will be held at The Bay restaurant starting at 4:30pm on the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay.
The much anticipated annual series consists of team relay-style competition in three recreational divisions: men’s, women’s and coed. In addition, Special Olympics Florida-Walton County and Special Olympics Florida-Okaloosa County athletes will compete for the third year.
Each event will include race giveaways, live music, refreshments and special kids’ activities.
Characterized by carefree and friendly competition, the series offers an opportunity for spectators to cheer on their favorite teams and learn more about the ever-growing watersport of SUP.

Each race series event will begin at 5:00 p.m. at The Bay, located at the foot of the 331 Bridge in South Walton, Florida. Everyone is invited to come out and cheer on your friends and enjoy an exciting afternoon on the shores of the bay.

Contact YOLO Board for more information about team registration. Get your 3-man paddleboard teams ready and email info@yoloboard.com to sign up.

p.s. costumes encouraged!
Location: The Bay: 24215 US Highway 331 Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Wine Walkabout & Battle of the Brushes on 6/16 between 5pm – 7pm

For just $20, join the merchants of Gulf Place on the walkabout and try a variety of wines at many of the Gulf Place shops & restaurants. Always a great time – enjoy live music, art, shopping, mingling and munching on hors d’oeuvres. During this time, “The Battle of the Brushes” will be at Artists at Gulf Place, where the artists paint in a competition, and the paintings are for sale at the end of the night.
For more info please visit Artists at Gulf Place or follow them on Facebook.
Location: Gulf Place: Town Loop Center Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Music, Wine & Horse Carriage Rides on 6/16 between 6pm – 9pm

30Avenue, the 16-acre commercial development anchoring the eastern entrance of Scenic Highway 30A and intersection of Highway 98, will offer live music and complimentary horse and carriage rides May 26 through September 1, from 6 to 9 p.m.
With many events dotting the extraordinary communities along Scenic Highway 30A, 30Avenue has created a one of kind experience for visitors and locals alike by combining an intimate gathering space among majestic palms, with the added convenience of over four hundred parking spaces. Horse and carriage rides will be offered complimentary to guests, while unique shopping, dining and lawn games join the synergy of professional musical guests on the green.
The weekly event will welcome guests with the opportunity to visit each merchant for special deals, refreshments and opportunities to win prizes.
Location: 30Avenue: 12805 US Hwy 98 East Inlet Beach, FL 32413

Synesthesia: Illusions for the Senses & the Mind on 6/16 between 6pm – 7pm

Returning for her third season at The REP! Nationally-renowned magician, Jeanette Andrews’ newest work, Synesthesia, shatters the mold of the traditional magic performance – making for a one of a kind experience for audiences of all ages. This thrilling program of magic and illusion is highly interactive and uses audience participation to explore the five senses. Magic Academy Workshops with Jeanette are available on Friday afternoons for kids ages 5-14.
Location: The REP Theatre: 216 Quincy Circle Seaside, FL 32459

Thursday BBQ & Sunset Hydrobike Ride on 6/16 between 6pm – 9:30pm

Available weekly May – July & September
Join in Thursday evening at Tom’s Landing for a delicious barbeque dinner by Grayton Beach Catering. Cruise the Choctawhatchee Bay, take in a gorgeous sunset and make s’mores over the fire at our dock.
SCHEDULE:
Check-in at 6 p.m.
Hydrobike or Klear Kanoo until Sunset
Watch the sunset over the Choctawhatchee Bay with us before returning to the dock for dinner and dessert!
BBQ dinner
Slow-smoked Pulled Pork and Chicken Wings Served w/cole slaw, baked beans and potato salad
Traditional BBQ, NWFL Mustard and Sweet Schirachi Sauces
Bottled water, sweet tea and unsweetened tea included.
(Schedule is approximate as the sun sets at a different time each week)
Expect to be done between 8:30 and 9:30 pm
WHAT TO WEAR:
In short, wear whatever is comfortable and weather appropriate. Shoes, flops or bare feet are all acceptable. The sun can be intense even late in the day and conditions can change quickly so a hat, sunglasses, long sleeves or other sun/weather protection should be considered. Also, keep in mind that Hydrobikes have a chain just like a land bike so please don’t wear anything that is overly loose below your shins as it could get caught in the chain. In most cases, you will not get wet unless you choose to so bathing suits are optional. Hydrobikes are stable and easy to jump off of and climb back onto. This makes swimming a fun option.
WHAT TO BRING:
Camera
Sunscreen
Bug Spray
Comfort items
Medicine if needed
Although it is unlikely that your stuff will get wet, anything could happen so bring a dry bag if you like.
***We have sunscreen, dry bags, sunglass leashes and other items available for purchase but we do not have a store onsite so please make your order in advance and we will have your items ready for you at the dock.
PRICING:
$100 per adult
$60 under 12 (big enough to ride their own Hydrobike)
$30 under 8 (just the right size to ride with mom or dad)
$50 Adult non rider
Gratuity not included
Book by phone or online – call 850-598-7949 or write to info@echydrobikes.com.
Location: Tom’s Landing: 78 Ricker Avenue Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Americana Under The Stars on 6/16 at 6:30pm

Presenting original Americana music, including folk, jazz, blues and more by musicians from Florida and other states. The concerts take place at our newly refurbished and upgraded amphitheater, unless bad weather conditions are present. If bad weather, the concert is held inside our clubhouse.
Additional Information:
A regularly updated schedule of artists and dates can be found at www.luckymudmusic.com
Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Movie Night – Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG) on 6/16 between 6pm – 9:15pm

Bring the family for a wholesome and fun movie night under the stars! Enjoy popcorn and the best hot dogs on the beach from our friends at DogManDu! Blankets and Lawn Chairs are Welcome! Come early and get your face painted by one of our talented artists! (All movies are rated G or PG and are family friendly)
Face Painting starts at 6 p.m., movie at 8:15 p.m.
For more info, call 850-231-7388.
Location: Rosemary Beach Western Green: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Introduction to Zen Meditation on 6/16 between 7pm – 9pm

Learn about the Ancient Art of Mindfulness in the 21st Century. The session will be conducted by Honin, a Soto Zen Priest. Honin has been a priest and student for twenty-eight years. He’s conducted workshops throughout the United States and Europe, teaching people from all walks of life, how to live in the present moment and manage stress by practicing Focused Awareness Meditation.
The classes will be held Thursday evening February 18 and every Thursday.
For more info, email Honin at honin.zenji@gmail.com or call 702-499-4719.
Location: Coastal Branch Library: 437 Greenway Trail Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Magical Thursdays on 6/16 at 7pm

Magic Show performed by Captain Davy every Thursday between May 22 – August 11, 2016.
Admission is free and open to the public.
For more info, visit www.baytownewharf.com or call 850-267-8117.
Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf: 9100 Baytowne Blvd Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Summer Concerts at Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village on 6/16 at 7pm

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation presents the 21st annual Concerts in the Village series. Nine local and regional music acts will perform on Thursday evenings from May 5 through June 30 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin, Florida.
Some of the finest local and regional touring artists will hit the Dugas Pavilion stage to perform everything from Motown to rhythm & blues, jazz and funk to classic and modern rock. This year’s showcase roster includes a variety of talented bands paying tribute to music legends from Santana and Joe Cocker to Journey and Johnny Cash – even Elvis is expected to make an appearance!
Mattie Kelly Concerts in the Village | 2016 Season Schedule
Gates open at 6 p.m. and concerts start at 7 p.m. for this come-as-you-are family-friendly outdoor concert series.June 16 The Joe Band
This band promises a powerhouse tribute to Joe Cocker – one of the greatest rock icons of all time.

June 23 The Maxx
Be dazzled by energetic choreography and an eclectic sound that ranges from the classic oldies to today’s pop music.

June 30  Todd Allen Herendeen: Legends in Concert
Come see several legends on stage in one amazing show including Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly & Elvis Presley!

Bring a lawn chair, picnic and wine or purchase soft drinks and dinner prepared by a featured restaurant or food trucks on site. Admission is $12 for adults; children (12 and under) and MKAF members are free. Sorry, no pets.
A limited number of VIP Tables are available to MKAF members for the nine-week concert season for $950 (includes admission, reserved table and seating for up to eight guests).  These are sold on a first come, first served basis. Call (850) 650-2226 to inquire about membership or to purchase a VIP Table.
The Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village is a multi-use complex providing entertainment, festivals, outdoor concerts, and other cultural events in Destin, Florida. You’ll love the beautiful Village Green and Dugas Pavilion stage.
Location: Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation: 4323 Commons Dr. W Destin

Summer Concert Series at Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater on 6/16 between 7pm to 9pm

Come out for concerts in the park every Thursday at Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater at Pier Park in Panama City Beach. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the sounds of summer music! It’s a great music scene at the beach – make plans to come out and enjoy the night. Concerts are free and open to the public.
The line-up for the Summer Concert Series 2016 | 7-9pm
June 16    The Springs / Country
June 23    The Hip Abduction / Reggae
June 30    Forlorn Strangers / Indie Grass
July 7        Loud Planet / 80’s Rock
July 14      Heat and the Zydeco Gents / Louisiana Rhythm and Blues
July 21      Colin Lake / Blues
July 28      Natalie Reynolds / Country
August 4    Dead 27’s / Coastal Jam Rock
August 11 Georgia Clay / Country/Southern Rock
Aaron Bessant Park is one of Panama City Beach’s newest and most manicured parks. The centerpiece of Aaron Bessant Park is a state-of-the-art amphitheater, which hosts world famous musicians as easily as local community performances, all just steps from the beach.
Watch for Seabreeze Jazz Festival and Spring Jam (April shows) and Chili Vibrations Reggae Music Festival in the fall. Concert Series and special music events held throughout the year.
Located adjacent to Pier Park, the 70-acre Aaron Bessant Park also features a veteran’s memorial, 3 looping trails that are great for walking (North Loop, South Loop, and Amphitheater Loop), and an open, grassy area that is perfect for watching the concert performances or for picnics and throwing the Frisbee in the sun on non-concert days.
Location: Panama City Beach: 600 Pier Park Dr Panama City Beach

Movies in the Park at WaterColor on 6/16 between 7:30pm to 9:30pm

 

Movies in the Park take place on Thursdays in Marina Park at WaterColor Resort starting in March and going through summer. Movies are shown just after sunset around 7:30pm. Open to the public and admission is free. Bring your friends and family, a chair or blanket for seating, and be ready to enjoy outdoor entertainment under the stars.
WaterColor Inn & Resort has a great line up for everyone in SoWal this year with weekly movies, select concert dates in Marina Park, and other exciting festivals and celebrations that are a wonderful tradition in the WaterColor Resort town. Some of the main community events coming to WaterColor in 2016 open include:
Thursday night movies at Marina Park (sunset time) Mar. – Aug.
Art in the Park Mar. 19
Easter Celebration in Marina Park Mar. 27
Memorial Day Concert at Marina Park May 29
Concert at Marina Park Jun. 6
4th of July Bike Parade & Carnival Jul. 3
Easy on 30A Concert at Marina Park Jul. 3
Concert at Marina Park Aug. 1
Fall Festival in Marina Park Oct. 30
16th annual MountainFilm on Tour Nov. 4 & 5
Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run Nov. 24
Old Florida Holiday Nov. 26
Location: WaterColor Inn & Resort: 746 Western Lake Drive WaterColor

Twelve Night Outdoor Theater at Grand Boulevard on 6/16 between 8pm to 9:30pm

THEATRE THURSDAY takes place each week at Grand Boulevard! Come out for outdoor theater performance every Thursday at 8pm in Grand Park. Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. It’s free and open to the public and fun for all ages.
Showtime is 8pm but come out at 7pm for pre-show children’s activities in the park. Abrakadoodle will be offering a free Twelfth Night themed craft (7-8pm).
Presented by Emerald Coast Theatre Company
Every Thursday, June 2 – July 28
Pre-show children’s activities | 7PM
Showtime | 8PM
Rain Location: Northwest corner of the 560 building, directly across from the park.
Location: Grand Boulevard: 600 Grand Blvd Miramar Beach, FL 32459

Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour at The Bay on 6/16 between 8pm to 10pm

SoWal music lovers are all ready for a little outdoor live music making our beach season even sweeter. The Bay is host to monthly Nashville Songwriters through August 2016. We can’t think of a better place to chill with a cocktail and enjoy some of today’s best country music.
The Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour brings Nashville songwriters Dave Pahanish & Hugh Mitchell to the stage for intimate acoustic performances along the Emerald Coast from April through August, 2016.
Come out to the hear music at The Bay located on the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay in South Walton, Florida. Nashville songwriters Dave Pahanish and Hugh Mitchell to perform at The Bay on Apr 7, May 19, Jun 16, Jul 7, Aug 11.
All shows start at 8:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Meet and greet after the performance.
The Bay
A SoWal gem sitting directly on Choctawhatchee Bay at the southern foot of the 331 bridge, The Bay is Chef Jim Shirley’s waterfront hot spot. The family-friendly restaurant features mouth-watering Southern gulf coast cuisine, sushi, a 12-draft beer system, excellent wine selections, and inventive bar-crafted cocktails. Table and bar seating is available inside and outside on the deck overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay.
Sunset, bonfire and live music every Wednesday night starting at 7pm – year round! Open daily for lunch and dinner! More information, photos and reviews at SoWal Dining Guide | The Bay. Follow The Bay on Facebook for updates on specials and events.
Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour 2016
The tour will be held monthly at venues in Panama City Beach, South Walton and Destin from April-August. The tour is free of charge, open to the public and will offer music lovers an opportunity to listen to a diverse line-up of Nashville’s most esteemed songwriters and recording artists whose songs come to life with their incredible vocal and musical talent.
Featured songwriters Dave Pahanish & Hugh Mitchell will also tell the “story behind the songs”, life experiences, and a peek behind the scenes in Nashville. Meet-and-greets and other special guest amenities will follow each performance.
Get the entire Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour schedule and make plans to catch great live music coming to Bud and Alley’s, The Bay, The Hub, Emerald Grande and Boardwalk Beach Resort at SoWal.com.
See SoWal.com Live Music for a complete calendar of local music in and around South Walton.
Location: The Bay: 24215 US Highway 331 Santa Rosa Beach

Awkward Oxen Improv Hour at The Seaside REP on 6/16 at 10pm

Awkward Oxen Improv Hour takes place late night on the Seaside REP stage on Tues, Wed and Thu nights at 10:00 p.m. throughout July and part of August. Tickets are $7 at the door or online in advance.
June 7 – Aug 4, 2016 | Tue, Wed & Thu nights @ 10pm
A fun, interactive, and fast-paced improvisational comedy show for the grown-ups! Join The REP’s improv troupe as they play improv games, and make up scenes and songs on the spot based on audience suggestions. Every show is different, with different players, different games and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The Awkward Oxen also asks “willing volunteers” to join them for a game or two each performance. It’ll tickle your bunny phone!
This performance includes adult humor and language. May not be suitable for children.
Awkward Oxen Improv Hour is graciously sponsored by Cottage Rental Agency and Sundog Books in Seaside, FL.
“The most enjoyable time I’ve spent at the theatre since, well, you know” – Abraham Lincoln
Location: Seaside Repertory Theatre: 216 Quincy Circle Seaside

Art in the Park – Watercolors W/ Carol Dickson on 6/17 between 9am – 11:30am

Enjoy a watercolor paint lesson with Carol Dickson and explore the various techniques to make your own artwork to take home. Class fee is $30 and covers cost of materials needed. A minimum of five participants are needed for the class to occur with a class limit on 10 participants. If you wish, bring a lunch to enjoy with your fellow class mates and Carol out on the back porch of the Clubhouse afterwards.
Registration is due June 10th and can be paid in the park’s camp store or online at www.topsailparkfriends.org
Please note: May 27 – Sept 5, 2016 park admission will be FREE (courtesy of a partnership between the park and the Walton County TDC).
Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Zen Meditation on 6/17 between 9am – 10am

Experience Zen Meditation for living in the 21st Century, presented by Honin, a Soto Zen Priest
For more info, call 702-499-4719.
Location: Monet Monet: 100 E County Highway 30A Grayton Beach, Florida

Bike Tour to Camp Helen on 6/17 between 10am – 11:30am

Take an exciting bike tour and see 30A’s hottest new shopping destination as well as one of 30A’s rare coastal dune lakes with our tour that meets at the 30Avenue.
This hour and a half bike tour will begin at 30Avenue and travel to Camp Helen State Park where you will ride along boardwalks on the shores of Lake Powell and explore a Florida State Park with magnificent oak trees and wildlife. The tour leaders are ready to give you and your family a vacation memory of a lifetime!
Location: 30Avenue: 12805 US Hwy 98 East Inlet Beach, FL 32413

Jewelry Making with Diane Taliaferro on 6/17 between 10am – 12pm

Make your own beach jewelry with crystals, stones, charms, and pearls for kids and adults with jewelry designer Diane Taliaferro. Stop by anytime. If you have any questions, please call 850-622-0400.
Location: Gulf Place: Town Loop Center Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

SUP Yoga + Brunch at the Bay on 6/17 between 10am – 3pm

Join in for a great day on the water! This half-day charter begins at our Paddle Hut Hideaway with an intro to Stand Up Paddling. We practice the basics in the secluded lagoon then paddle down the canal and out into the Bay. We set anchors and then the Yoga magic happens on the boards in the sunshine (come find out why we call it “sun-kissed bliss”)! Afterwards, instead of returning to the Hut, we keep heading west to arrive via paddleboard at the area’s coolest hangout – The Bay Restaurant – for brunch & cold beverages! Enjoy fresh sushi and southern Gulf coastal cuisine (meals & beverages not included in class price).
After we’ve recharged and re-hydrated, we paddle back to the Hut. This fun-filled fitness adventure is about 3 miles round trip and lasts about 4 hours. Get fit as you build new skills and confidence on the board & off. Experience the healing energy of nature combined with the deep relaxation of yoga AND the best Key Lime pie ever (go ahead – treat yourself – you’ve earned it)! This powerful combo is just what the doctor ordered!
AND… we’ll even capture you & your friends doing your favorite poses on the board on camera!
This half-day experience offers fun in the sun, fitness & adventure!
Also check out our AM SUP Yoga, Sunset SUP Yoga, Happy Hour Paddles, Full Moon Paddle and SUP & Canoe Rentals on the Bay!
Reserve your place online at www.30APaddleboardYoga.com or call or Text Shanda at 239-560-6667.
Location: Tom’s Landing: 78 Ricker Avenue Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Tie Dye Class on 6/17 between 10am – 1pm

Tie Dye your own T-Shirt with our Artist David Hansel.
Includes all supplies and this class all ages are welcome. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dye on. $25 per person. For more info, call 850-622-0400.
Location: Gulf Place: Town Loop Center Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Tie Dye your own T-Shirt on 6/17 between 10am – 3pm

Summer Art Class Fun! Tie Dye your own T-Shirt with Artist David Hansel. The class includes all supplies and this for class all ages are welcome. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dye on. the fee is $25 per person.
For more info, call 850-622-0400.
Location: Artists at Gulf Place: 40 Town Loop Center Gulf Place, FL 32459

Beautycounter Pop Up Shop at Perspicasity on 6/17 between 11am – 2pm

Join in for a unique Beautycounter “Pop Up” Shop that will change the way you think about beauty. You have read the national headlines about how Beautycounter is making waves in the beauty industry. Now is your chance to try out some of their safe and high performing body and beauty products and learn what all the excitement is about! There will be raffles, free samples, Father’s Day gift bundles and more!
Location: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

Indian Lunch on 6/17 between 11am – 3pm

Enjoy a delicious Indian Lunch prepared by Chef Nikhil Abuvala for only $15! Vegetarian option is available for $12. Dine or take out, this lunch is first come, first served!
Location: Roux 30A: 114 Logan Ln Santa Rosa Beach

Golf US Open on Jumbotron on 6/17 between 11am – 7pm

Enjoy Golf US Open on our 25ft Jumbotron!
Location: The Hub: 7000 East County Highway 30A Watersound Beach, FL 32461

Kids Painting Class on 6/17 between 2pm – 5pm

Artist David Hansel is teaching classes “Painting Pals” acrylic paintings on large cutouts of wood “Turtles, Dolphins, and Guitars”. Includes all supplies for the children. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on. $25 per child.
For more info, call 850-622-0400.
Location: Gulf Place: Town Loop Center Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Stories by the Sea on 6/17 at 3:30pm

Join the Seaside Repertory Theatre as they present a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages. Each day will offer a new story and there might even be opportunities for your participation. This event takes place at Solomon Square.
Location: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

Spectacular Spin Art on 6/17 between 4pm – 6pm

Join us for a chance to make your very own colorful and bright Tie Dye Frisbee! This is your chance to create your own art disk that will fly high in the summer sky.  Line up at the flag pole and the event will start promptly at 4 PM.
The event takes will take place at South Barrett Square. If raining, the venue will shift to Town Hall.
For more info, call 850-231-1667.
Location: Rosemary Beach: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Wine Tasting on 6/17 at 5pm

Join us every Friday for Wine Tasting from 5:00pm to 7:00pm!
Location: Wild Olives: 104 N Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

‘Fairest of the Fair’: Daddy-Daughter Date Night & Dance on 6/17 between 6pm – 9pm

Make it a special night to remember at The Pearl with this special Daddy-Daughter Date Night. Evening includes two-course menu and dessert station; drinks available for purchase.  Fun and games, DJ music, ‘Mocktail’ for the princesses upon arrival!
The charges are $55 per adult and $25 per child (12-and-under).
Reservations are preferred. For more info, call 850-588-2882.
Location: The Pearl on Rosemary Beach: 63 Main Street Rosemary Beach, FL 32416

S’mores Social & Weenie Roast on 6/17 between 6pm – 9pm

Fridays mean fun at Emerald Coast Hydrobikes! Explore the Choctowhatchee Bay with, old friends or new friends until the sun sets. Then roast franks and s’mores over the fire at Tom’s Landing. It’s the weekend, let yourself unwind. Available weekly February – July, September & October
Advance reservations required.
NEW! Choose a Hydrobike or a Klear Kanoo! Supplies are limited so let us know your preference when you book.
The schedule is as follows:
Check in: 4 – 6 p.m. (seasonal)
Bike the Bay until Sunset
Campfire Social at the Dock
Roast weenies and smore’s over the fire
Bottled water, sweet tea and unsweetened tea included.
Expect to be done between 7:30 – 9:30
** Schedule is approximate as the sun sets at different times throughout the season.**
Seasonal check in times:
May through July: 6 p.m.
Sept: 5 p.m.
Oct 4:30 p.m.
PRICING:
$50 adults
$35 under 12 (big enough to ride their own Hydrobike)
$15 under 8 (just the right size to ride with mom or dad)
$20 Adult non rider
Gratuity not included
Please book by noon on Thursday to guarantee your spot on this trip.
***Do you just want to ride Hydrobikes? Rentals are available daily***
What to Wear:
Wear whatever is comfortable and weather appropriate. Shoes, flops or bare feet are all acceptable. The sun can be intense even late in the day and conditions can change quickly so a hat, sunglasses, long sleeves or other sun/weather protection should be considered. Also, keep in mind that Hydrobikes have a chain just like a land bike so please don’t wear anything that is overly loose below your shins as it could get caught in the chain. In most cases, you will not get wet unless you choose to so bathing suits are optional. Hydrobikes are stable and easy to jump off of and climb back onto. This makes swimming a fun option.
What to Bring:
Camera
Sunscreen
Bug Spray
Comfort items
Medicine if needed
Although it is unlikely that your stuff will get wet, anything could happen so bring a dry bag if you like.
Note: Sunscreen, dry bags, sunglass leashes and other items are available for purchase on the stop but there’s no store onsite so please make your order in advance so that your items can be arranged and kept ready for you at the dock.
If you just want to ride Hydrobikes, daily rentals are available. Visit emeraldcoasthydrobikes.com or call
850-598-7949.
Location: Tom’s Landing: 78 Ricker Avenue Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour at The Hub on 6/17 between 8pm to 10pm

Come out to the hear Nashville Songwriters at The Hub on Apr 8, May 20, Jun 17, Jul 8, Aug 12. All shows start at 8:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Meet and greet after the performance.
What a great chance to chill with a cocktail and enjoy some of today’s best country music at The Hub on Scenic 30A at WaterSound Beach.
The Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour brings Nashville songwriters Dave Pahanish & Hugh Mitchell to the stage for intimate acoustic performances along the Emerald Coast from April through August, 2016.
The Hub is also hosting live music performances by local and visiting artists on Thursday through Saturday nights and additional special performances as announced. Vintage movies shown on the big screen Tuesday nights and kids movies on Wednesday nights.
Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour 2016
The tour will be held monthly at venues in Panama City Beach, South Walton and Destin from April-August. The tour is free of charge, open to the public and will offer music lovers an opportunity to listen to a diverse line-up of Nashville’s most esteemed songwriters and recording artists whose songs come to life with their incredible vocal and musical talent.
Featured songwriters Dave Pahanish & Hugh Mitchell will also tell the “story behind the songs”, life experiences, and a peek behind the scenes in Nashville. Meet-and-greets and other special guest amenities will follow each performance.
Get the entire Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour schedule and make plans to catch great live music coming to Bud and Alley’s, The Bay, The Hub, Emerald Grande and Boardwalk Beach Resort at SoWal.com.
See SoWal.com Live Music for a complete calendar of local music in and around South Walton.
Location: The Hub 30A: 7000 E County Highway 30A WaterSound Beach

Trash Bash Beach Clean Up at Ed Walline Beach Access on 6/18 between 7:30am to 9am

On Saturday, June 18, the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles will be at the Ed Walline Regional Beach Access (4447 W Scenic Hwy 30A) from 7:30-9:00am hosting a Trash Bash Beach Clean Up.
Even with the fantastic crew that cleans the beaches every night here in Walton County, there is still a lot we can do to help keep the beaches clean and safe for sea turtles during nesting season.
Bring your own water bottle, hat and sunscreen as we’ll be walking the beach, picking up trash, filling in leftover holes and knocking down leftover sandcastles. If you need work gloves – bring them!
Volunteer check in is at the ADA accessible ramp.
Help save sea turtles by keeping the beaches #CleanDarkFlat!
Please check Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles social media accounts before heading out for any changes or cancellations (updated by6:30am day of clean up). Any questions contact the Friends of SW Sea Turtles at friendsofswseaturtles@gmail.com or 850-203-0215.
Follow Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles on Facebook for more news and events and find out how you can get involved.
Location: Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles: 4447 W Scenic Hwy 30A Santa Rosa Beach

Seaside Farmers Market on 6/18 between 8am – 12pm

Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings during our Market on Saturday mornings. Find local specialties that will help sustain our growers. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities sure to liven up your morning. Held behind Raw & Juicy from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

30A YOLO Bike and Beach Club on 6/18 at 8:30am

The 30A YOLO Bike & Beach Club is bringing locals of all skill levels together for some laid-back exploration of South Walton’s natural habitats.
Group bike rides are FREE and kick off from YOLO Board + Bike in Gulf Place. You can grab a cup of coffee at The 30A Store next door before heading out with the group onto the Longleaf Pine Trails, and then you can enjoy an ice cold beer when you get back. To learn more, click here.
Download the free 30A YOLO Bike and Beach Club App for iPhone/iPad and Android for exclusive membership perks.
Location: YOLO Board + Bike: 95 Laura Hamilton Blvd Ste C-3 Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Farmers’ Market on 6/18 between 9am – 1pm

Saturdays, year-round, rain or shine, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market features dozens of unique vendors offering mostly locally sourced food-based items such as produce, grass-fed beef, chicken, and pork, local honey, pickled vegetables, gourmet jams, unique homemade hummus, flowers, herbs, soaps and lotions and much more.
Location: Grand Boulevard: 600 Grand Blvd. Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Bike Tour to Camp Helen on 6/18 between 10am – 11am

Take an exciting bike tour and see 30A’s hottest new shopping destination as well as one of 30A’s rare coastal dune lakes with our tour that meets at the 30Avenue.
This hour and a half bike tour will begin at 30Avenue and travel to Camp Helen State Park where you will ride along boardwalks on the shores of Lake Powell and explore a Florida State Park with magnificent oak trees and wildlife. The tour leaders are ready to give you and your family a vacation memory of a lifetime!
Location: 30Avenue: 12805 US Hwy 98 East Inlet Beach, FL 32413

Golf US Open on Jumbotron on 6/18 between 11am – 7pm

Enjoy Golf US Open on our 25ft Jumbotron!
Location: The Hub: 7000 East County Highway 30A Watersound Beach, FL 32461

The Courtyard Saints on 6/18 between 4pm – 6pm

The Market Shops Summer Concert Series is back every Saturday June 4 – July 30! The concerts are FREE on the Market Shops lawn. Grab a chair or blanket and join the fun!
This week, come out for The Courtyard Saints!
Location: The Market Shops: 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway Destin, FL 32550

Cocktails & Classics at The Pearl Rooftop on 6/18 at 7pm

The Pearl in Rosemary Beach is hosting Cocktails & Classics on the Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge on Saturday nights starting at 7pm. Enjoy a weekly film combining classic movie selections and food/drinks with light conversation.

Cocktails & Classics starts Mar. 19 and continues Saturday evenings through Nov. 29. Open to the public. Walk-ins welcome. Complimentary admission and popcorn for guests. Food available for purchase and bar open until 10 p.m.

You’ll want stay up to date with special events coming to The Pearl such as cooking demos with the Chef, the art of entertaining, special holiday dinners and brunches, and live music on The Rooftop. Info at www.thepearlrb.com. Also follow The Pearl RB on Facebook and click on Events.
The Pearl Rooftop Lounge Info & Events
Sunday Funday with board games, live music, cocktail specials and activities throughout the day.
Cocktails & Classics with classic movie selections and food/drink on Saturdays through Nov. 26.
Live music on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 6pm.
Happy hour and food specials daily 3-6pm.The Rooftop Lounge is open daily 11am til 10pm. Serving cocktails, lunch and dinner.
The Rooftop Lounge does not accept reservations. Please call (850) 588-2882 to book a private cabana for your group or occasion.

Location: 63 Main Street Rosemary Beach

30A Farmers’ Market on 6/19 between 9am – 1pm

Nestled on Scenic Highway 30-A the prettiest Farmers’ Market and gulf front community around. Come enjoy the 30A Farmers’ Market Sundays year round and Thursdays (May 29-August 28) from 9am-1pm at Rosemary Beach, FL., and be transported to the West Indies. No passport required.
Walk through the beautiful park like setting with shade trees, a pretty fountain, cobblestone walkways and visit with our friendly farmers, makers and bakers.
Fresh from the farm produce, dairy, honey, eggs, grass-fed beef, beef jerky, pork products and sausages. We even have Fresh local seafood, crabcakes, tuna and shrimp dips. There is homemade pita, hummus, veggie dips, hot sauces, salsa’s, guacamole and homemade tortilla chips. Jams, preserves, pickled veggies, 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.
Don’t forget to pick up some fresh cut flowers, treat yourself to some organic soaps and lotions, and we even have organic pet treats for your furry friends…..So much more! See you at the market.
Location: Rosemary Beach: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Bike Tour to Camp Helen on 6/19 between 10am – 11:30am

Take an exciting bike tour and see 30A’s hottest new shopping destination as well as one of 30A’s rare coastal dune lakes with our tour that meets at the 30Avenue.
This hour and a half bike tour will begin at 30Avenue and travel to Camp Helen State Park where you will ride along boardwalks on the shores of Lake Powell and explore a Florida State Park with magnificent oak trees and wildlife. The tour leaders are ready to give you and your family a vacation memory of a lifetime!
Location: 30Avenue: 12805 US Hwy 98 East Inlet Beach, FL 32413

Chicken & Waffle Ride on 6/19 between 10am – 2pm

Sunday morning Chicken & Waffle ride. Available weekly year round except Easter and Mother’s Day
Sunday Funday with Hydrobikes, the Bay and Breakfast!
A leisurely 30-minute ride from Tom’s Landing, the Bay Restaurant has been featured by Emeril Lagasse! Aside from the delicious food, The Bay, features indoor/outdoor dining, a full bar, big screen TV’s, a sandy beach, boat dock, games and a view. Join us as we cruise the Choctawhatchee Bay and land on the sand just in time for brunch by world renowned Chef Jim Shirley. There will be time to enjoy your meal and swim or play on the Hydrobikes before we return to Tom’s Landing.
Advance reservations required.
NEW! You can also choose to take a Klear Kanoo to breakfast. Supplies are
limited so let us know your preference when you book.
SCHEDULE:
Check in between 10 and 10:15 a.m.
Depart at 10:30 a.m.
Hydrobike across the Choctawhatchee Bay to the Bay Restaurant
Arrive at the Bay Restaurant: 11 a.m.
Enjoy a delicious boneless fried chicken breast with Belgian waffles like none you have tasted before!
Nonalcoholic beverages included.
A Bloody Mary or Mimosa is also included for the adults
Please let us know in advance if you prefer an alternate menu item, but trust us, you don’t.
Free Time: 12:30 p.m.
After brunch you can choose to ride, rest, swim or hang out. The Bay features a beach, games, swimming area and a big screen TV for the sports fans
Expect to return to the dock between 1:30 and 2 p.m.
** Schedule is approximate **
PRICING:
$70 per person
$40 under 8
Please book by 6 p.m. on Saturday to guarantee your spot on this trip.
If you just want to ride Hydrobikes, daily rentals are available. Visit emeraldcoasthydrobikes.com or call
850-598-7949.
What to Wear:
Wear whatever is comfortable and weather appropriate. Shoes, flops or bare feet are all acceptable. The sun can be intense even late in the day and conditions can change quickly so a hat, sunglasses, long sleeves or other sun/weather protection should be considered. Also, keep in mind that Hydrobikes have a chain just like a land bike so please don’t wear anything that is overly loose below your shins as it could get caught in the chain. In most cases, you will not get wet unless you choose to so bathing suits are optional. Hydrobikes are stable and easy to jump off of and climb back onto. This makes swimming a fun option.
What to Bring:
Camera
Sunscreen
Bug Spray
Comfort items
Medicine if needed
Although it is unlikely that your stuff will get wet, anything could happen so bring a dry bag if you like.
Note: Sunscreen, dry bags, sunglass leashes and other items are available for purchase on the stop but there’s no store onsite so please make your order in advance so that your items can be arranged and kept ready for you at the dock.
Location: Tom’s Landing: 78 Ricker Avenue Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Golf US Open on Jumbotron on 6/19 between 11am – 7pm

Enjoy Golf US Open on our 25ft Jumbotron!
Location: The Hub: 7000 East County Highway 30A Watersound Beach, FL 32461

Father’s Day Lunch Cruise on SOLARIS Yacht on 6/19 between 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Embark on the experience of a lifetime this Father’s Day as the SOLARIS yacht serves as a memorable alternative to restaurants. Celebrate Dad on the water as you treat him to an experience as great as he is.
Indulge in a three-course, chef prepared meal while cruising the beautiful local waters. Our chefs are preparing his favorites, including Guinness-Braised Baby Back Ribs, Fresh Gulf Swordfish Steak w/ Jumbo Lump Crab, Gulf Shrimp & Grits, Rosemary-Baked Chicken, Fresh Gulf Swordfish Steak with Pesto Cream and Harvest Vegetables. $58 for adults, $35 for kids, $18 for infants under 3 including 2-hour cruise and 3 course meal.
The SOLARIS yacht is docked at the Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort.
for more info and reservations, visit www.SunQuestCruises.com or call 850-650-2519.
Location: SunQuest Cruises: Baytowne Marina Sandestin, FL 32550

Twisted Treats Balloon Art on 6/19 between 5pm – 7pm

Back in Rosemary Beach for another exciting Summer Season…”Miss Rosemary” will be strolling around town on her stilts, posing for pics and making cool Twisted Springtime Balloon creations. This event will take place at the Town Center.
For more info, call 850-231-7388.
Location: Rosemary Beach: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

“Got Ink?” on 6/19 at 6pm

Let award winning artists give you the coolest airbrush tattoos you have ever seen.  These realistic looking tattoos will last 3-10 days depending on care. There will also be sparkly glitter tattoos for the younger kids!
For more info, call 850-231-1667.
Location: Rosemary Beach Western Green: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Sunday Cinema: Minions on 6/19 at 8pm

Enjoy a movie on the Events Plaza lawn every Sunday at 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
For additional details, visit www.baytownewharf.com or call 850-267-8117.
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf: 9100 Baytowne Blvd Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Gulf Place Summer Concert Series on 6/19 between 6pm to 8pm

Gulf Place Amphitheater is rocking Summer 2016 every Sunday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Each week will feature a different local or regional band with sounds across a range of genres. Concerts are free and open to the public and all ages are welcome.
Check out the concert series lineup. Bring chairs and blankets, relax and enjoy great live music on the amphitheater lawn. A local favorite spot for outdoor music concerts with plenty of parking and choices around town to pick up food and drink.
Gulf Place Summer Concert Series 2016
Jun 19 Chronic Jester
Jun 26 Luke Langford & The 331 South BandJul 3 The Rips
Jul 10 Emerald Gold Band
Jul 17 Deja vu
Jul 24 Continuum
Jul 31 The Okaoosa Sound

Aug 7 Dismal Creek
Aug 14 Still Standing

Gulf Place is a vibrant neighborhood community nestled along Scenic 30A in South Walton County. Shops, restaurants, artist colony, tree-lined streets, footpaths, an amphitheater and parks compliment the colorful town center’s location directly across from the Gulf of Mexico. Visit www.gulfplacefl.com to learn more. And follow Gulf Place on Facebook for updates on town events and merchants.
Gulf Place hosts Third Thursday Wine Walkabout every month. Come out and shop the merchants, sip wine and have a great time all around town.
Location: 95 Laura Hamilton Blvd Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Zen Meditation on 6/20 between 9am – 10am

Experience Zen Meditation for living in the 21st Century, presented by Honin, a Soto Zen Priest
For more info, call 702-499-4719.
Location: Monet Monet: 100 E County Highway 30A Grayton Beach, Florida

Adventures in Alys on 6/20 between 10am – 11am

Join The REP Theatre for a free, completely original storytelling experience for children of all ages. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind Adventure in Alys, created by the audience (and maybe even join in the stories yourselves)!
Location: Fonville Press: 147 N Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Bike Tour to Camp Helen on 6/20 between 10am – 11:30am

Take an exciting bike tour and see 30A’s hottest new shopping destination as well as one of 30A’s rare coastal dune lakes with our tour that meets at the 30Avenue.
This hour and a half bike tour will begin at 30Avenue and travel to Camp Helen State Park where you will ride along boardwalks on the shores of Lake Powell and explore a Florida State Park with magnificent oak trees and wildlife. The tour leaders are ready to give you and your family a vacation memory of a lifetime!
Location: 30Avenue: 12805 US Hwy 98 East Inlet Beach, FL 32413

T-Shirt Art on 6/20 between 10am – 8pm

Make a Fish Print T-Shirt with Jeffre Behm! Paint and press your own print of a local fish on a shirt. For Adults (free glass of wine) $30 For kids $25 Call 850-622-0400 call for more info.
Location: Gulf Place: Town Loop Center Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

T-Shirt Printing Art Class on 6/20 between 10am – 7pm

Every Monday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., participate in a ‘Make a Fish Print T-Shirt’ class with Jeffre Behm. Paint and press your own print of a local fish on a shirt. For Adults (free glass of wine) $30, for kids $25.
Call 850-622-0400 call for more info.
Location: Gulf Place: Town Loop Center Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Stories by the Sea on 6/20 at 3:30pm

Join the Seaside Repertory Theatre as they present a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages. Each day will offer a new story and there might even be opportunities for your participation. This event takes place at Solomon Square.
Location: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

Wacky Hair Creations on 6/20 between 4pm – 7pm

Wacky Hair Creations… Don’t miss this artistic hair raising event!  Our stylists will build a super cool work of art directly on your head!  Think “Whoville” hair with wacky art and fun colors!  Each piece is unique and one of a kind! Please arrive with your hair dry and brushed out.  We will have fun designs and colored hair sprays for the guy too.
If raining, the event will be shifted to the Town Hall.
For more info, call 850-231-7388.
Location: North Barrett Square: North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach

The Commedia Rapunzel on 6/20 between 6:30pm – 7:30pm

A play within a play! A troupe of poor, traveling actors present their unbeweavable rendition of the popular fairytale, Rapunzel. This tangled tale of a captive princess, an overprotective witch, a daring prince, and his trusty horse is full of adventure, zany slapstick, witty fun, and astonishing energy. A pure delight for the entire family! The Commedia Rapunzel is graciously sponsored by The Seaside Merchants and free to attend.
Location: Seaside Amphitheater: P.O. Box 4730, County Road 30A Seaside, FL 32459

Summer Concert Series at Rosemary Beach on 6/20 between 7pm to 9pm

Here Comes the Sun…Summer Concert Series at Rosemary Beach. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of music on the green in North Barrett Square. Monday nights from 7-9pm. Each week is a different show…be sure to catch one or all.
Rosemary Beach Summer Concerts 2016
Mondays 7-9pm
June 20 “Like Totally” 80’s!
June 27 Emerald Coast Blues Brothers
July11 The Hep Cats (50’s & 60’s)
July 18 Emerald Coast Blues Brothers
July 25 Clark Barrios & the Rosemary Beach® Little Big Band (Swing & Jive)
August 1 The Village Brass (New Orleans Style Jazz)
August 8 “Like Totally” 80’s!
Everyone is invited to this free event sponsored by the Merchants of Rosemary Beach.
Location: Rosemary Beach Merchants: North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32416

Hydroflight Monday on 6/20 between 7pm – 10pm

We’ll take you sky-high, as you set your eyes on a water show that’s out of this world. Enjoy three performances by fly board extraordinaire, Ben Merrell, at 7, 9 and 9 p.m.
Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf: 9100 Baytowne Blvd Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Seaside Farmers Market on 6/21 between 8am – 12pm

 

Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings during our Market on Saturday mornings. Find local specialties that will help sustain our growers. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities sure to liven up your morning. Held behind Raw & Juicy from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

Bike Tour to Camp Helen on 6/21 between 10am – 11:30am

Take an exciting bike tour and see 30A’s hottest new shopping destination as well as one of 30A’s rare coastal dune lakes with our tour that meets at the 30Avenue.
This hour and a half bike tour will begin at 30Avenue and travel to Camp Helen State Park where you will ride along boardwalks on the shores of Lake Powell and explore a Florida State Park with magnificent oak trees and wildlife. The tour leaders are ready to give you and your family a vacation memory of a lifetime!
Location: 30Avenue: 12805 US Hwy 98 East Inlet Beach, FL 32413

Kids Club on 6/21 between 10am – 11:30am

Kids Club is a fun time to learn about Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the plants and animals that live here with games, music, arts and crafts and/ or stories. While normal park admission applies there is no additional fee for Kids Club. Donations are always accepted by the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and applied to future activities at the park. Make sure to register in advance as space is limited to 25 children. Please note: Between Memorial Day and Labor Day admission to the park is FREE thanks to the free parking initiative with Walton County, Visit South Walton and Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.
For more info, follow Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on Facebook.
Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Wooden Sign Art Class on 6/21 between 1pm – 7pm

Every Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Make your own wooden beach sign with artist Neil. This class is for all ages.
For more info, call 850-622-0400.
Location: Artists at Gulf Place: 40 Town Loop Center Gulf Place, FL 32459

Stories by the Sea on 6/21 at 3:30pm

Join the Seaside Repertory Theatre as they present a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages. Each day will offer a new story and there might even be opportunities for your participation. This event takes place at Solomon Square.
Location: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

Wine Tasting on 6/21 between 5pm – 7pm

Enjoy wine tastings every Tuesday from 5 – 7 p.m. March through November at Fonville Press. A few select wines will be showcased with light bites and live music. Charges are $10 per person. You can also avail case deals on featured wines.
Location: Fonville Press: 147 N Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Shrimp Boil & Hydrobike Ride on 6/21 between 5:30pm – 9pm

Available weekly June through October
Tuesday evenings are made to be shared with Emerald Coast Hydrobikes!
Grayton Beach Catering will bring the Shrimp Boil and we will bring the fun! Meet at our dock for a delicious no muss-no fuss, chore free shrimp dinner. Cruise on a Hydrobike and catch a beautiful sunset over the Choctawhatchee Bay. Top the night off by roasting s’mores over the campfire and you will have an experience to remember!
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Travel by Hydrobike or Klear Kanoo (supplies are limited so please check availability when you book)
SCHEDULE:
Check in between 4 – 6 pm (seasonal)
Bike the Bay until sunset
Shrimp Boil and Campfire at our dock
Shrimp, Andouille, sweet corn, red potatoes, watermelon and s’mores
Bottled water, sweet tea and unsweetened tea included.
Expect to be done between 8:00 – 9:30 pm
** Schedule is approximate as the sun sets at different times throughout the season.**
Seasonal check in times:
June & July 6pm /Aug 5:30pm/ Sept 5pm / Oct 4:30pm
PRICING:
$130 per adult
$60 under 12 (big enough to ride their own Hydrobike)
$35 under 8 (just the right size to ride with mom or dad)
$60 Adult non rider
Gratuity not included
WHAT TO WEAR:
In short, wear whatever is comfortable and weather appropriate. Shoes, flops or bare feet are all acceptable. The sun can be intense even late in the day and conditions can change quickly so a hat, sunglasses, long sleeves or other sun/weather protection should be considered. Also, keep in mind that Hydrobikes have a chain just like a land bike so please don’t wear anything that is overly loose below your shins as it could get caught in the chain. In most cases, you will not get wet unless you choose to so bathing suits are optional. Hydrobikes are stable and easy to jump off of and climb back onto. This makes swimming a fun option.
WHAT TO BRING:
Camera
Sunscreen
Bug Spray
Comfort items
Medicine if needed
Although it is unlikely that your stuff will get wet, anything could happen so bring a dry bag if you like.
***We have sunscreen, dry bags, sunglass leashes and other items available for purchase but we do not have a store onsite so please make your order in advance and we will have your items ready for you at the dock.
PLEASE BOOK BY NOON ON MONDAY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT ON THIS TRIP
Book by phone or online – call 850-598-7949 or write to info@echydrobikes.com.
Location: Tom’s Landing: 78 Ricker Avenue Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Synesthesia: Illusions for the Senses & the Mind on 6/21 between 6pm – 7pm

Returning for her third season at The REP! Nationally-renowned magician, Jeanette Andrews’ newest work, Synesthesia, shatters the mold of the traditional magic performance – making for a one of a kind experience for audiences of all ages. This thrilling program of magic and illusion is highly interactive and uses audience participation to explore the five senses. Magic Academy Workshops with Jeanette are available on Friday afternoons for kids ages 5-14.
Location: The REP Theatre: 216 Quincy Circle Seaside, FL 32459

Boomin’ Tuesdays on 6/21 at 7pm

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Enjoy Lawn Games and Inflatables at the Events Plaza. Light up the night with Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. over the Lagoon.
Admission is free and open to the public.
For more info, visit www.baytownewharf.com or call 850-267-8117.
Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf: 9100 Baytowne Blvd Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Cirque du Rosemary: “Lumiere” on 6/21 at 8pm

Cirque du Rosemary: “Lumiere” is a circus under the stars featuring high-flying aerial arts and amazing acrobatics. The unique performers of “Lumiere” light up the night with their electrifying performances and one-of-a-kind circus apparatuses. You don’t want to miss this original production featuring Florida’s own trio of daring damsels performing these amazing feats! Blankets and Lawn Chairs Welcome!  (Town Hall if Raining).
Location: North Barrett Square: North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach
Summer Reels at Alys Beach on 6/21 between 8:00pm – 10pm
 
Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy films under the stars at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. See the Summer 2016 movie lineup below.  All outdoor movies are free and open to the public. Food and beverage will be offered by Piper’s.
Summer Reels at Alys Beach Amphitheater
Tuesdays at 8pm | May 31 – Aug 9
Jun 21 Barnyard
Jun 28 The Muppets
Jul 5 Planes
Jul 12 The Boxtrolls
Jul 19 Sleeping Beauty
Jul 26 The Good Dinosaur
Aug 2 Hotel Transylvania 2
Aug 9 Snow White
Come out and enjoy the outdoor film with family and friends for a magical night out in Alys Beach. Films will be shown outdoors throughout Summer 2016!
The vibrant town of Alys Beach celebrates life’s pleasures with special events of many kinds throughout the year. Whether it’s a music festival, a wine festival or tasting, a family-friendly theatrical performance, a digital art festival, a 5K fun run or a celebration for pets, these events always bring together talented people and experts in their craft for everyone’s enjoyment. No matter what the event, it’s sure to be a spectacular celebration of life’s simple pleasures.
Follow Alys Beach on Facebook for updates on town events, people and places.
Location: Alys Beach Amphitheatre: 18 N. Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Awkward Oxen Improv Hour at The Seaside REP on 6/21 at 10pm

Awkward Oxen Improv Hour takes place late night on the Seaside REP stage on Tues, Wed and Thu nights at 10:00 p.m. throughout July and part of August. Tickets are $7 at the door or online in advance.
June 7 – Aug 4, 2016 | Tue, Wed & Thu nights @ 10pm
A fun, interactive, and fast-paced improvisational comedy show for the grown-ups! Join The REP’s improv troupe as they play improv games, and make up scenes and songs on the spot based on audience suggestions. Every show is different, with different players, different games and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The Awkward Oxen also asks “willing volunteers” to join them for a game or two each performance. It’ll tickle your bunny phone!
This performance includes adult humor and language. May not be suitable for children.
Awkward Oxen Improv Hour is graciously sponsored by Cottage Rental Agency and Sundog Books in Seaside, FL.
“The most enjoyable time I’ve spent at the theatre since, well, you know” – Abraham Lincoln
Location: Seaside Repertory Theatre: 216 Quincy Circle Seaside

Family Challenge on 6/22 between 8am – 2pm

Each Wednesday your family can check in at the camp store between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to pick up your Family Challenge packet. There is a different challenge each week and all the challenges are designed for a family to work together and easily complete while in the park. Some challenges we’ve had in the past are chalk art, geocache, photo scavenger hunt just to name a few. Upon completing the challenge return your packet to the camp store for a special treat.
There is no additional fee or registration needed for the Family Challenge. Between May 27 – September 5 park admission is FREE courtesy of a partnership between the park and the Walton County TDC.
For more info, call 850-267-8330.
Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Hydrobike Ride & Dine at Red Bar on 6/22 between 8am – 12pm

Sign up for a Wednesday Morning Red Bar Ride and Dine – available weekly, year round.
Meet the group at the Western Lake boat ramp at the end of Hotz Avenue just past the world famous Red Bar in Grayton Beach between 7:30 and 8:00. You will enjoy 4 hours of Hydrobike play time in the Gulf of Mexico or in Western Lake. You will be provided lunch at the Red Bar via a $25 gift card so you can dine at your convenience. They open at 11 am.
Grayton Beach is unique in that it has a beach bordering the Gulf of Mexico and Western Lake. Western Lake is one of South Walton’s Coastal Dune lakes. These lakes only exist in a few places in the whole world and Walton County is lucky enough to be home to several of them. At times the outflow will bust open and flow right out into the Gulf of Mexico. 4 hours give you plenty of time to explore both bodies of water.
*Please note that riding in the Gulf may be restricted based on current water conditions.
All activities are subject to weather conditions.
Schedule:
Check in between 7:30 and 8 a.m.
Meet at the Western Lake Boat Ramp in Grayton Beach.
Bike Western Lake or the Gulf until lunch
Explore the Gulf or the lake! Western Lakes runs through Grayton Beach State Park all the way to Watercolor and offers a vast territory to discover. Return the bikes to the boat ramp by 12pm. We will handle the rest.
*Please note that riding in the Gulf may be restricted based on water conditions*
Dine
The Red Bar opens at 11 am. We recommend any thing on their menu. You will not be disappointed!
Pricing:
$75 per person
$40 Kids Under 8 (Lake Only)
Please understand that we cannot allow the little ones to ride on the deck in the Gulf
Please book by 4 p.m. on Tuesday to guarantee your spot on this trip.
***Do you just want to ride Hydrobikes? Rentals are available daily***
Hhow to Book:
By phone or online
Emerald Coast Hydrobikes
850-598-7949
info@echydrobikes.com
emeraldcoasthydrobikes.com
Where to Meet:
Western Lake Boat Ramp in Grayton Beach.
You will find it at the end of Hotz Ave (2 blocks past the Red Bar).
What to Wear:
In short, wear whatever is comfortable and weather appropriate. Shoes, flops or bare feet are all acceptable. The sun can be intense even late in the day and conditions can change quickly so a hat, sunglasses, long sleeves or other sun/weather protection should be considered. Also, keep in mind that Hydrobikes have a chain just like a land bike so please don’t wear anything that is overly loose below your shins as it could get caught in the chain. In most cases, you will not get wet unless you choose to so bathing suits are optional. Hydrobikes are stable and easy to jump off of and climb back onto. This makes swimming a fun option.
What to Bring:
Camera
Sunscreen
Bug Spray
Comfort items
Medicine if needed
Although it is unlikely that your stuff will get wet, anything could happen so bring a dry bag for those items you want to protect..
***We have sunscreen, dry bags, sunglass leashes and other items available for purchase but we do not have a store onsite so please make your order in advance and we will have your items ready for you at the dock.
Location: Grayton Beach: Florida’s Scenic Hwy 30A Grayton Beach, FL 32459

Zen Meditation on 6/22 between 9am – 10am

Experience Zen Meditation for living in the 21st Century, presented by Honin, a Soto Zen Priest
For more info, call 702-499-4719.
Location: Monet Monet: 100 E County Highway 30A Grayton Beach, Florida

Adventures in Alys on 6/22 between 10am – 11am

Join The REP Theatre for a free, completely original storytelling experience for children of all ages. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind Adventure in Alys, created by the audience (and maybe even join in the stories yourselves)!
Location: Fonville Press: 147 N Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Bike Tour to Camp Helen on 6/22 between 10am – 11:30am

Take an exciting bike tour and see 30A’s hottest new shopping destination as well as one of 30A’s rare coastal dune lakes with our tour that meets at the 30Avenue.
This hour and a half bike tour will begin at 30Avenue and travel to Camp Helen State Park where you will ride along boardwalks on the shores of Lake Powell and explore a Florida State Park with magnificent oak trees and wildlife. The tour leaders are ready to give you and your family a vacation memory of a lifetime!
Location: 30Avenue: 12805 US Hwy 98 East Inlet Beach, FL 32413

Upcycled Art Workshop on 6/22 between 10am – 5pm

Make cool upcycled art! The Moore Family Folk Art team will help you create art using reclaimed wood, vintage cans, bottle caps & more. Only $25 per art piece. Walk-ups are welcome!
Location: The Blue Giraffe: 1777 E. County Hwy 30A WaterColor, FL 32459

Blue Marlin Classic: Registration & Captain’s Meeting on 6/22 between 11:30am – 11:59pm

The 14th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic will take place June 22-26 at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina. ECBC has set the new precedent for world-class sport fishing tournaments along the Gulf Coast. Ranked 5th Top Ten Big Money Tournament by Marlin magazine, sanctioned by the World Billfish Series and part of the Offshore World Championship this event gives serious angling teams their shot at winning a huge pay-off. With cash categories for dolphin, tuna, and wahoo as well as individual angler trophies, fishermen have a multitude of ways to stake their claim on Destin fishing tournament history!
The competing anglers are not the only fishing enthusiasts who will hook a good time during ECBC. Baytowne Marina is the place to be for two days of exciting weigh-ins as top anglers vie for $1.5 million dollars in prizes. Enjoy nightly fun with entertainment and activities, plus, don’t miss Friday night’s fireworks show and live music! Admission is free and open to the public. Details are subject to change based on weather.
WEDNESDAY | JUNE 22 | REGISTRATION & CAPTAIN’S MEETING   
All Day – Dock Walk at Baytowne Marina
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.-  ‘Hatterascal ECBC tournament team lunch’ Dock, Dine and Drink sponsored by Gulf Coast Yacht Group and Hatteras Yachts
2 p.m. – 5 p.m – Champagne Dock Walk sponsored by SRE
4 p.m. – 8 p.m- Registration
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Captain’s Meeting
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Kick-Off Party sponsored by Merrill Lynch – Krueger, Fosdyck & Associates
10 p.m. – midnight – Kick-Off After-Party at the Marina Bar & Grill sponsored by Larry Rackley
Location: Baytowne Conference Center: 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy W Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Stories by the Sea on 6/22 at 3:30pm

Join the Seaside Repertory Theatre as they present a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages. Each day will offer a new story and there might even be opportunities for your participation. This event takes place at Solomon Square.
Location: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

Say Cheese! Photobooth Fun on 6/22 between 6pm – 9pm

Say Cheese! Step inside Facetime Photobooth’s new Airstream-inspired RetroBooth for some fun keepsake photos! Strike a pose (or three) with fun props and create memories of Summer 2016 in Rosemary Beach!  Each person will receive a color 4 x 6 print as well as access to share your photos digitally. The photobooth will be set up at the top of the main street.
For more info, call 850-231-1667.
Location: Rosemary Beach: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Family Movie Night at The Hub on 6/22 between 6pm to 10pm

Bring the whole family out to Movie Night at The Hub on Wednesdays starting at 6pm. It’s double movie night! Movies are shown on the jumbotron on the events stage.
Free and open to the public. What a great chance to sit outdoors and enjoy dinner, drinks, ice cream and shakes, and a fun family movie on the big screen at The Hub on Scenic 30A at WaterSound Beach. It’s Family Movie Night every Wednesday.
Live recorded concerts and/or sports events to be shown on the big screen on Mon/Tue nights.
The Hub is also hosting live music performances by local and visiting artists on Thursday through Saturday nights with additional special parties and performances as announced.
Location: The Hub 30A

Children’s Theatre: The Stinky Cheese Man on 6/22 between 6:30pm – 7:15pm

Though the characters may be familiar, each of your favorite storybook fables is uproariously derailed in this adaptation of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s quintessential children’s book of fractured fairy tales.  Fun music and witty narration accompany the likes of ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and enough stinky cheese to go around. (Blankets and Lawn Chairs Welcome)
If raining, the venue will shift to Town Hall.
For more info, call 850-231-1667.
Location: North Barrett Square: North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach

Seaside Summer Concert Series 2016 on 6/22 at 7pm
 

Summer is for outdoor concerts in Seaside, Florida. Grab your blankets and low back chairs and head to the Amphitheater for live musical entertainment by on Wednesday nights starting at 7pm. Come out early, grab a cold drink and make sure you get a good spot on the lawn!
This is a great lineup filled with exciting regional and local artists coming to the stage for a great performance in SoWal. This is a hot spot for local music events. Don’t miss.
Wednesday Night Concerts:
Jun 22 The Roosevelts
Jun 29 Motel Radio
Jul 6 John & Jacob
Jul 13 firekid
Jul 20 Maggie Koerner
Jul 27 Star & Micey
Aug 3 Sweet Crude
Aug 10 Mississippi Rail Company
Aug 17 Memphis Strange
Aug 24 Forrest Williams Band
Aug 31 Mike Whitty & The Courtyard Saints
Sep 3 (SATURDAY) The Mulligan Brothers
SEASIDE SUMMER rocks on with Friday night movies, Wednesday night concerts, farmers market, children’s outdoor theater and special events all summer long thanks to Seaside Merchants. The Seaside Repertory Theatre has a great lineup of comedy, music and performances coming to the stage so watch SoWal.com Events Calendar for all the fun.
Location: Seaside Merchants: 216 Quincy Cir, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Alys Beach Summer Concerts on 6/22 between 7pm-9pm
 

Come on out for great live music during the Alys Beach Summer Concert Series 2016 on Wednesdays from 7-9pm (Jun 1 – Aug 10).
Bring a blanket or your favorite chair to the Alys Beach Amphitheater and groove to some good tunes. Concerts are free and open to the public! It’s a great lineup coming up this Spring in South Walton, Florida!
Piper’s will offer food and beverage.
Alys Beach Summer Concert Series 2016 | Wednesdays | 7-9pm
Jun 22 The Currys
Jun 29 Continuum
Jul 6 The Bo Spring Band
Jul 13 Cadillac Willy
Jul 20 Seth Walker
Jul 27 Roman Street
Aug 3 Boukou Groove
Aug 10 Heritage
Location: Alys Beach Amphitheater: 9581 E County Highway 30A Alys Beach, FL 32416

Movie Night: E.T. on 6/22 between 7pm – 9:45pm

Free Movie Night! Bring your friends & family for this classic movie event!
Location: The Hub: 7000 East County Highway 30A Watersound Beach, FL 32461

Bucktown All Stars on 6/22 at 7pm

Enjoy live music every Wednesday night between May 22-August 11, 2016. Admission is free and open to the public.
For more info, visit www.baytownewharf.com or call 850-267-8117.
Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf: 9100 Baytowne Blvd Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Awkward Oxen Improv Hour at The Seaside REP on 6/22 at 10pm

Awkward Oxen Improv Hour takes place late night on the Seaside REP stage on Tues, Wed and Thu nights at 10:00 p.m. throughout July and part of August. Tickets are $7 at the door or online in advance.
June 7 – Aug 4, 2016 | Tue, Wed & Thu nights @ 10pm
A fun, interactive, and fast-paced improvisational comedy show for the grown-ups! Join The REP’s improv troupe as they play improv games, and make up scenes and songs on the spot based on audience suggestions. Every show is different, with different players, different games and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The Awkward Oxen also asks “willing volunteers” to join them for a game or two each performance. It’ll tickle your bunny phone!
This performance includes adult humor and language. May not be suitable for children.
Awkward Oxen Improv Hour is graciously sponsored by Cottage Rental Agency and Sundog Books in Seaside, FL.
“The most enjoyable time I’ve spent at the theatre since, well, you know” – Abraham Lincoln
Location: Seaside Repertory Theatre: 216 Quincy Circle Seaside, FL