Area Events June 8th – June 15th 2016

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Hydrobike Ride & Dine at Red Bar on 6/8 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 6/8 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 6/8 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

Encounters with Therapy Dog Rikki on 6/8 between 10:30am – 1pm

Therapy Dog Rikki will be at the gallery to ‘pawtograph’ her book “Encounters with Rikki: from Hurricane Katrina Rescue to Exceptional Therapy Dog”. Meet Chuck and Patty Mitchell (Rikki’s pet parents) and author Julie Bettinger, and learn about Rikki’s incredible work in the juvenile courthouse system that changed Florida Law. Proceeds from this event will benefit Tallahassee Memorial Animal Therapy Program, in Rikki’s hometown.
Location: The Blue Giraffe: 1777 E. County Hwy 30AWaterColor, FL 32459

Stories by the Sea on 6/8 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 6/8 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 6/8 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

Alys Beach Summer Concerts on 6/8 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 8 Beach Mice
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

Wednesday Night Concerts on 6/8 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 6/8 at 10pm

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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 Lincol

Location: Seaside Repertory Theatre: 216 Quincy Circle Seaside, FL

32459

30A Farmers Market at Rosemary Beach on 6/9 between 9am1pm

 
Come enjoy the 30A Farmers Market at Rosemary Beach Sundays and Thursdays year round from 9am-1pm. 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. Select from freshly baked breads and pastries made locally.
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. You’ll fall in love with sweet and savory crepes by the team at Restaurant Paradis in Rosemary Beach.
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. Find unique art treasures, crafts and jewelry.
See you at the market! located on the green in the heart of Rosemary Beach on the east end of Scenic 30A.
30A Farmers Market at Rosemary Beach is also open on Sundays year round and on Thursdays Memorial Day-Labor Day, 9am-1pm.
Location: Rosemary Beach Town Center: 34 North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32413

Starfish Family Book Signing on 6/9 between 10am – 1pm

Starfish Family book signing with John Hollan and create your own starfish character workshop. Stop in anytime on Thursday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For more info, call 850-622-0400.
Location: Gulf Place: Town Loop Center Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Synesthesia with Jeanette Andrews at The REP on 6/9 between 1pm3pm

Returning for her 3rd 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 Click here for more information and tickets!
SYNESTHESIA: ILLUSIONS FOR THE SENSES & THE MIND
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00PM | May 31 to August 4
Thursdays at 1:00PM | June 2 – August 4
Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:30PM | August 11 – August 27
An unforgettable journey into illusions for the senses…
Shattering the mold of the traditional magic performance, an unbelievable evening awaits… Nationally hailed as “an inspiration,” and “magic for the twenty-first century,” Jeanette Andrews presents a thought-provoking take on the art of the impossible. This work from Jeanette Andrews explores the many facets of the sensory perception as the five senses blur together with illusions for an extraordinary evening that ultimately explores the beauty of the lived experience.
Immersive and highly-interactive, the entire audience collaborates to create the performance by making crucial decisions and possessing seemingly impossible knowledge. This show is composed of a distinctive blend of magic with an elegant feel, and explores ideas based in Jeanette’s studies in psychology and art. Watch as a member of the audience can foresee the future, a wineglass melts with a simple touch, and a white rose spins to life.
Ms. Andrews leaves participants astonished by turning the traditional magic narrative on its head to give audiences an electrifying and sophisticated experience beyond the normal. Her performance is far more intellectual than pulling a rabbit out of a hat: Andrews uses sensory anomalies and scientific oddities as a gateway to bridge everyday life to a special heightened world. Andrews’ work is a genuinely new experience-an unbelievable evening that will leave you speechless and enchanted.
Magic Academy Workshops with Jeanette are available on Friday afternoons for kids ages 5-14. See more info and sign up at LoveTheRep.com.
Location: Seaside Repertory Theatre: 216 Quincy Circle Seaside, FL 32459

Stories by the Sea on 6/9 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

Face Painting & Moonlight Movies – Frozen (PG) on 6/9 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

30Avenue Music Under the Palms on 6/9 between 6pm9pm

30Avenue kicks off the season with an exciting live music series to take place on Thursday evenings under the palms. Make plans to visit South Walton’s newest shop + dine destination at Inlet Beach, take it easy while enjoying the music of the area’s top artists, and catch a complimentary horse and carriage ride.

30Avenue’s music under the palms will start March 17 from 6:00 p.m. til 9:00 p.m. and will continue every Thursday night during March. The weekly festivities begin again May 26 and continue on Thursday nights through September 1. We are thrilled to announce this artist lineup.

Jun 9 Fearless Heights
Jun 16 Boukou Groove
Jun 23 The Rips
Jun 30 Continuum

Jul 7 Boukou Groove (4th of July holiday week)
Jul 14 Kyle Lamonica & Ben Friedman
Jul 21 Geoff McBride & Friends
Jul 28 Continuum
Aug 4 Geoff McBride & Friends
Aug 11 Kyle Lamonica & Ben Friedman
Aug 18 The Rips
Aug 25 Boukou Groove
Sep 1 Continuum (Labor Day weekend)
Location: 30Avenue: 12805 US Highway 98 E Inlet Beach, FL 32413

Thursday BBQ & Sunset Hydrobike Ride on 6/9 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

Synesthesia with Jeanette Andrews at The REP on 6/7 between 6pm8pm

Returning for her 3rd 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 Click here for more information and tickets!
SYNESTHESIA: ILLUSIONS FOR THE SENSES & THE MIND
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00PM | May 31 to August 4
Thursdays at 1:00PM | June 2 – August 4
Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:30PM | August 11 – August 27
An unforgettable journey into illusions for the senses…
Shattering the mold of the traditional magic performance, an unbelievable evening awaits… Nationally hailed as “an inspiration,” and “magic for the twenty-first century,” Jeanette Andrews presents a thought-provoking take on the art of the impossible. This work from Jeanette Andrews explores the many facets of the sensory perception as the five senses blur together with illusions for an extraordinary evening that ultimately explores the beauty of the lived experience.
Immersive and highly-interactive, the entire audience collaborates to create the performance by making crucial decisions and possessing seemingly impossible knowledge. This show is composed of a distinctive blend of magic with an elegant feel, and explores ideas based in Jeanette’s studies in psychology and art. Watch as a member of the audience can foresee the future, a wineglass melts with a simple touch, and a white rose spins to life.
Ms. Andrews leaves participants astonished by turning the traditional magic narrative on its head to give audiences an electrifying and sophisticated experience beyond the normal. Her performance is far more intellectual than pulling a rabbit out of a hat: Andrews uses sensory anomalies and scientific oddities as a gateway to bridge everyday life to a special heightened world. Andrews’ work is a genuinely new experience-an unbelievable evening that will leave you speechless and enchanted.
Magic Academy Workshops with Jeanette are available on Friday afternoons for kids ages 5-14. See more info and sign up at LoveTheRep.com.
Location: Seaside Repertory Theatre: 216 Quincy Circle Seaside, FL 32459

Music, Wine & Horse Carriage Rides on 6/9 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

Americana Under The Stars on 6/9 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

Summer Concert Series at Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater on 6/9 between 7pm9pm

 alys spring concert series
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 9      The Trongone Band / Southern Soul Drenched Rock
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: Aaron

Bessant Park at Pier Park: 600 Pier Park Dr Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Summer Concerts at Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village on 6/9 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 6pm. Music starts at 7pm.June 9  Faithfully: Journey Tribute Band
A “faithful” tribute to one of the most popular rock bands in the world.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!

Gates open at 6 p.m. and concerts start at 7 p.m. for this come-as-you-are family-friendly outdoor concert series.
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 Cultural Arts Village: 4323 Commons Dr. W Destin, FL 32541

Magical Thursdays on 6/9 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

Introduction to Zen Meditation on 6/9 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

Movies in the Park at WaterColor on 6/9 between 7:30pm9:30pm

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: Marina Park: 746 Western Lake Drive WaterColor, FL 32459

Twelfth Night Outdoor Theater at Grand Boulevard on 6/9 at 8pm

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.
Grand Boulevard Town Center presents many large and small scale events throughout the year with an emphasis on cultural arts of all genres. The Coastal Culture calendar includes live theatrical, dance and music performances. Major destination events such as South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival and ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival are presented by Grand Boulevard as part of their Coastal Culture program. The weekly Grand Boulevard Farmers Market and special holiday festivities including Festival of Trees round out the calendar.
Location: Grand Boulevard: 495 Grand Blvd Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Moonlight Movies at Rosemary Beach on 6/9 between 8:15pm9:30pm

Moonlight Movies & Face Painting in Rosemary Beach on Western Green
Thursday nights | Summer 2016
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. Monday nights all summer on Western Green in Rosemary Beach. Free and open to the public.
Face Painting starts at 6 PM, Movie at 8:15 PM
June 9 Frozen (PG)
June 16 Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG)
June 23 Star Wars-The Force Awakens (PG)
June 30 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG)
July 7 Hotel for Dogs (PG)
July 14 The Lego Movie (PG)
July 21 The Good Dinosaur (PG)
July 28 Star Wars-The Force Awakens (PG)
August 4 Aladdin (G)
August 11 The Incredibles (PG)
Location: Rosemary Beach: North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Awkward Oxen Improv Hour at The Seaside REP on 6/9 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 32459

Zen Meditation on 6/10 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

Jewelry Making with Diane Taliaferro on 6/10 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 6/10 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

Indian Lunch on 6/10 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

Stories by the Sea on 6/10 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 6/10 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 6/10 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

S’mores Social & Weenie Roast on 6/10 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

Movie Medley – Musical Performance on 6/10 between 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Don’t miss this fun musical performance as our rockin’ brass quintet takes you on a journey of some of the most popular and memorable movie songs.  From Ghostbusters to The Muppet Show, Frozen to Star Wars and beyond.  Guess which movie each song goes to and you could win a cool prize!

For more info, call 850-231-1667.

Location: Rosemary Beach Western Green: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Seaside Farmers Market on 6/11 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 6/11 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

Breakfast With a Ranger on 6/11 between 9am – 11am

Breakfast with a Ranger- every second Saturday of the month at the Clubhouse. Come for a yummy breakfast and ask the Ranger any questions about the park. Suggested donation -$5 (adults) and $3 children – all you can eat!
Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Farmers’ Market on 6/11 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

Arts & Crafts Festival at Destin Commons on 6/11 between 2pm6pm

The inaugural Arts & Crafts Festival comes to Destin Commons on Saturday, June 11. This Summer kickoff event is all about the promotion of vibrant, funky art created by regional artists and craft beers brewed in unique breweries all around the Emerald Coast and Southeast US region. Tickets available now online.
Arts & Crafts Festival will be held June 11, 2016 on Main Street at Destin Commons. Brewers, artists and food vendors will transform the area into THE place to enjoy an afternoon of one-of-a-kind things to see and taste.
For breweries or artists interested in participating, please email lauren@barbergall.com.
For sponsorship information email tammy@barbergall.com.
Tickets: $25 in advance/$35 day of event – includes unlimited tastings of 50+ beers, the beer sampler glass & all the festivities.
VIP Tickets: $55 (ALL advance sales. No day of event VIP tickets will be sold.) VIP Ticket holders will gain entry to the event an hour earlier (1 pm) than General Admission ticket holders. Includes unlimited tastings of 50+ beers, the beer sampler glass & all the festivities; as well as VIP tent access with fabulous fare. Only 125 VIP tickets available.
Designated Driver- $10 (includes unlimited water, soda and snacks)
Military/First Responders – $5 OFF ticket price
Active duty, Reserve and Retired Members Welcome. Must provide I.D. at Will Call to pick up tickets/armbands.

Rain or shine event!

Destin Commons is the premier open-air lifestyle center offering the best in shopping, dining and entertainment. Kids highlights include a mini ride-on train, Pirate’s Cove play area & interactive play fountains.

Location: Destin Commons: 4100 Legendary Drive Destin, FL 32541

Barn Bash at Arnett’s Gulfside Ranch on 6/11 between 4pm9pm

Make plans to come out to the BARN BASH at Arnett’s Gulfside Ranch on Saturday, June 11 from 4-9pm. Benefiting the The Arc of Walton County!
This benefit concert and barnyard hoedown is to help with the ongoing renovations at the ARC of Walton County’s DeFuniak Springs facility. Arnett’s Gulfside Trailrides will be open for normal business all day Saturday and the doors will open for the event at 4:00 p.m.
Come listen to some fantastic music from local favorites The Krickets at 5:00 p.m., and at 7:00 p.m. the main event starts with 30A Songwriter Festival favorite The Mulligan Brothers!
A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the ARC of Walton County. There will be free pony rides for children 14 and under and much, much more. Stay tuned for more details.
Arnett’s Gulfside Ranch is located just north of Gulf Place – 613 South Highway 393, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Help a good cause and come out for an amazing afternoon of live music and family fun.
Ticket price includes two free beers for guests 21+, as well as free pony rides and bounce houses for kids 14 and under. Stay tuned for more details and previews of the entertainment!
Tickets available today for only $25!
This event is the class project for the 2016 Class of Leadership Walton. Tickets available ONLINE NOW!
Location: Save 613 S County Highway 393 Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Summer Concert Series at The Market Shops on 6/11 between 4pm6pm

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 enjoy the show from 4-6pm.
The lineup is packed with the best of local artists the area has to offer. Come out and enjoy the show in this SoWalSummer…
Summer Concerts Series 2016 | The Market Shops | Saturdays 4-6pm
Jun 11 Boukou Groove
Jun 18 The Courtyard Saints
Jun 25 Continuum
Jul 2 Boukou Groove
Jul 9 Casey Kearney
Jul 16 Chris Alvarado
Jul 23 The Courtyard Saints
Jul 30 Hotel OscarThe Market Shops is an open-air shopping, dining and entertainment center located at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The Market Shops is a fun and casual destination filled with unique shops, specialty boutiques and an array of eateries from casual to fine dining.The Events Lawn and Courtyards host live music and local events including the annual Bloody Mary Festival, Pop & Shop, art exhibits, concerts and more. For more information, visit www.themarketshops.com or find The Market Shops on Facebook and Twitter.

Location: The Market Shops Lawn: 9375 Emerald Coast Pkwy Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Cocktails & Classics at The Pearl Rooftop on 6/11 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 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: The Pearl Hotel: 63 Main Street Rosemary Beach, FL 32416

30A Farmers Market at Rosemary Beach on 6/12 between 9am1pm

Come enjoy the 30A Farmers Market at Rosemary Beach Sundays year round from 9am-1pm. 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. Select from freshly baked breads and pastries made locally.
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. You’ll fall in love with sweet and savory crepes by the team at Restaurant Paradis in Rosemary Beach.
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. Find unique art treasures, crafts and jewelry.
See you at the market! located on the green in the heart of Rosemary Beach on the east end of Scenic 30A.
30A Farmers Market at Rosemary Beach is also open on Thursdays Memorial Day-Labor Day, 9am-1pm.
Location: Rosemary Beach Town Center: 34 North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32413

Chicken & Waffle Brunch Cruise to The Bay on 6/12 between 10am2pm

Emerald Coast Hydrobikes (ECH) takes a group on a Chicken & Waffle Ride on the Choctawhatchee Bay to The Bay for brunch each Sunday through the year except Mother’s Day and Easter Sunday. Gather your friends and family and sign up for a fun group cruise on hydrobikes to enjoy an afternoon eating and playing at The Bay – a local favorite bayfront restaurant located at the foot of the 331 bridge in South Walton, Florida.
Meet up at Tom’s Landing in Point Washington and cruise on hydrobikes across the 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.
You can also choose to take a Klear Kanoo to breakfast. Supplies are limited so call and discuss preference when you book.
The cost is $70 per person / $40 under age 8 and includes your hydrobike rental, brunch and a drink (gratuity not included. You must reserve your spot by Saturday. Call 850-598-7949 or email tami@echydrobikes.com. See Emerald Coast Hydrobikes online for more information about this and other tours. See menu selections!

Chicken & Waffle Ride to The Bay | Details

SCHEDULE:
Check in between 10 and 10:15am
Depart 10:30am
Hydrobike across the Choctawhatchee Bay to the Bay Restaurant
Arrive at the Bay Restaurant 11:00am
Enjoy a delicious boneless fried chicken breast with Belgian waffles like none you have tasted before (let ECH know in advance if an alternate menu item is preferred).
Nonalcoholic beverages included
A Bloody Mary or Mimosa is also included for the adults
Free Time 12:30pm – 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 2:00pm
Schedule is approximate

PRICING
$70 per person
$40 under 8

PLEASE BOOK BY 6PM ON SATURDAY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT ON THIS TRIP

WHERE TO MEET:
Tom’s Landing 78 Ricker Ave Santa Rosa Beach.
From Hwy 98 and the intersection of Hwy 331 go east (towards Panama City) to the next light and turn left onto Bay Drive. Take Bay drive about one mile to Ricker Ave and turn left. Emerald Coast Hydrobikes is the first driveway on the right.

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
Cash/credit if you wish to purchase extra food or drink

Although it is unlikely that your stuff will get wet, anything could happen so bring a dry bag if you like.

The Hydrobikes Team will 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.

Tom’s Landing in Point Washington is home base for Emerald Coast Hydrobikes. Chicken and Waffle Ride starts here!

The Bay restaurant 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.
The Chicken & Waffle Sunday Brunch Ride is available year round except Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day.
Location: Tom’s Landing: 78 Ricker Ave Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Twisted Treats Balloon Art on 6/12 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

Gulf Place Summer Concert Series on 6/12 between 6pm8pm

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. Plenty of parking and choices around town to pick up food and drink.
Gulf Place Summer Concert Series 2016
Jun 12 Hubba Hubba
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 SoundAug 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: Gulf Place Amphitheater: 1 Laura Hamilton Blvd Gulf Place, FL 32459

Bunny McStiffler’s Fantastic Flea Circus on 6/12 between 6pm – 8pm

Step right up! Step right up!  Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls and Children of all ages!! You will not want to miss this wonderful interactive show!  It’s Bunny McStiffler’s Fantastic Family Flea Circus!  Audiences will be squinting in wonder at these amazing and talented fleas as they perform spectacular circus acts!  Your ring master and host Bunny McStiffler will enchant you with her comedy and well trained performers!
The event takes 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 6/12 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 at Baytowne® Wharf on 6/12 between 8pm10pm

Enjoy family movie night under the stars at The Village of Baytowne® Wharf this Summer, Sundays from 8-10 pm. Take in a kid-friendly movie on the big-screen, and bring your lawn chairs and blankets to get cozy on the Events Plaza Lawn, located in the heart of Baytowne®. Admission is free and open to the public with five showtimes in May and June.

Sunday Cinema Showtimes: 
June 12 | Inside Out
June 19 | Minions
June 26 | Rango

The Village of Baytowne® Wharf is the heart and soul of Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort and the gathering place for everyone visiting, living or working along the Emerald Coast.

Location: Events Plaza Lawn: 9100 Baytowne® Wharf Blvd. Sandestin®, FL 32550

Zen Meditation on 6/13 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 6/13 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

T-Shirt Art on 6/13 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

Stories by the Sea on 6/13 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 6/13 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 at Seaside Amphitheater on 6/13 at 6:30pm

The cast of the Seaside REP Theatre perform The Commedia Rapunzel at the Seaside Amphitheater on Monday nights at 6:30pm this Summer. The REP’s outdoor theater brings magic and laughter to the stage. Bring a chair or blanket, snacks and drinks, and enjoy the show. Free and open to all ages.

Mondays at 6:30pm in the Seaside Amphitheater
May 23 – Aug 22, 2016

The Commedia Rapunzel
Columbine, Rosetta, Punchin, and Arlequin all let down their hair to tackle the tangled tale of Rapunzel.  When Gottel the Witch (played by Rosetta, naturally) discovers the thief in her garden, she tricks him into exchanging his first born daughter for the salad he took.  Full of lots of witty fun, this commedia tale is a pure delight!  
This FREE performance of The Commedia Rapunzel is graciously sponsored by The Seaside Merchants.
Also coming to Seaside FL Summer 2016:Stories by the Sea
Monday-Friday at 4pm in the Lyceum Archway (on Central Square)
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.
Location: Seaside Amphitheater: 25 Central Square Seaside , FL 32459

Summer Concert Series at Rosemary Beach on 6/13 between 7pm9pm

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 13 The Hep Cats (50’s & 60’s)
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.
Rosemary Beach, located on the east end of Scenic 30A, is perfect for family relaxation and enjoyment. The markets that line Main Street and the town’s sprawling greens feature some of the best restaurants, shops and boutiques in the area. You will love experiencing the idyllic lifestyle and beauty of Rosemary Beach. This beach town is energetic with year round events, a weekly farmers market, holiday festivities, fall wine festival, children’s outdoor theater, movies and concerts in the park, community arts and street markets.
Location: Rosemary Beach: North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Hydroflight Monday on 6/13 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 6/14 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

Breakfast with a Ranger at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on 6/14 between 9am10am

Have Breakfast with a Ranger at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park every second Saturday of the month, from 9-10am.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you and your family to Breakfast with a Ranger. Join the Rangers of Topsail Hill to learn about the park, its history and to ask them all the questions you can think of about the park its wildlife and anything in between. This program is ideal for the whole family to enjoy.
To cover the cost of food, please bring $5.00 which goes to Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to enhance the park or bring your own breakfast. All donations go towards future events, programs and improvements in the Park.
Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to the clubhouse.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall. Three rare coastal dune lakes provide excellent freshwater fishing. Although boats are not allowed, fishing from the shoreline yields bass, bream, panfish, and catfish. Lakes, pristine beaches, old-growth long leaf pines, sand pine scrub, and a variety of wetlands offer a bird-watching and hiking paradise. Visitors may bike, walk, or enjoy a quick ride to the beach on our timely tram service to swim, fish, sunbathe, or beachcomb. Gregory E. Moore RV resort features a (non-heated) swimming pool and shuffleboard courts. Furnished bungalows are available for weekly stays. A camp store offers a variety of camping items, as well as snacks and drinks.
Florida State Parks are treasures waiting for your discovery!
Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: 7525 W Scenic Highway 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Kids Club on 6/14 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

Emerald Coast Farmers Market at Seascape on 6/14 between 12pm6pm

Come enjoy the Emerald Coast Farmers Market at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach on Tuesdays year round from 12-6pm.
Pick up fresh from the farm produce, fruit, eggs and dairy, fresh local seafood, grass fed beef, poultry, and homemade prepared foods.
An array of appetizers and ready to eat dishes are available to pick up as well as freshly made artisan breads, pastries, and desserts. Look for jams, preserves, and honey!
Find unique art treasures, crafts and jewelry. Natural bath and body products too.
Location: Seascape Resort: 100 Seascape Drive Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Stories by the Sea on 6/14 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 6/14 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

Tuesday Shrimp Boil & Sunset Hydrobike Ride on 6/14 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 6/14 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 6/14 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

Movies in the Park at WaterColor on 6/14 between 7:30pm9:30pm

Movies in the Park take place each week on Tuesdays (every other Tue) and Thursdays (every week) 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 family 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:
Tue/Thu 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. 26Location: Marina Park: 746 Western Lake Drive WaterColor, FL 32459

Cirque du Rosemary: “Lumiere” on 6/14 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

Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour: Brandon Kinney & Phillip White on 6/14 at 8pm

The Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour promoters announced today that Nashville-based country music songwriters Brandon Kinney and Phillip White will perform at five spectacular venues along the beautiful beaches of Northwest Florida during the week of June 14-18, 2016.
The tour has partnered with Bud & Alley’s, Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village, The Bay, The Hub, and Boardwalk Beach Resort to bring the very best songwriters and musicians to where country music fans live, work and vacation.
The Tour stops at Bud & Alley’s on Tuesday, June 14, at 8 p.m.
The tour is free of charge, open to the public, and will offer guests an opportunity, like none other, to enjoy the hits heard on the radio every day performed “acoustically live in concert” by the songwriters who wrote them. The songwriters will also provide guests with the “story behind the songs”, life experiences, and a peek behind the scenes in Nashville in a series of casual, intimate performances hosted at spectacular venues.
Fan meet-and-greets and other special guest amenities will follow each performance.
Location: Bud & Alley’s: 2236 East County Rd 30-A Seaside, FL 32459

Summer Reels at Alys Beach on 6/14 between 8pm10pm

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 9Jun 14 Shaun the Sheep
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.
Location: Alys Beach Amphitheatre: 18 N. Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Awkward Oxen Improv Hour at The Seaside REP on 6/14 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 32459

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 32459