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Area Events March 16th – March 23rd 2016

Four Leaf Clover

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Hydrobike Ride & Dine at Red Bar on 3/16
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 can not 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 a 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

Footprints in the Sand on 3/16 between 10am – 12pm

Join in for an acrylic painting class with Amanda Fagan and learn to paint your sand and ocean. You will then put a little paint on your feet and put foot prints in the “sand” of your painting! The painting will be done on Canvas boards and there is a place for you to wash the paint off your feet at the end. Cost is $25 per person.

If you have any questions, call 850-622-0400.

Location: Artists at Gulf Place: 40 Town Loop Center Gulf Place, FL 32459

Make Cool Art on 3/16 between 10am – 5pm

The Moore Family Folk Art team will help you make your own up-cycled art using reclaimed wood, vintage soda cans and bottle caps.

Fun for all ages and walk-ins are encouraged. Cost is $25 per piece.

Location: The Blue Giraffe: 1777 E. County Hwy 30A WaterColor, FL 32459

Wine Wednesday at La Famiglia Destin Commons on 3/16 between 11am – 10pm

Event Description:

VINO DAY !!!!
Come to enjoy our Great House Wine for only $4 Glass
And a Large variety of bottle of wines selection for 20% off!!!!
We also Offer different Carafes Sizes at a great Price Daily!!
Salute,
Ciao from La Famiglia Destin Commons

Location: 4260 Legendary Dr, Destin, FL 32541

Watercolor with Carol Dickson on 3/16 between 12:30pm – 3:30pm

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County offers over 200 workshops, classes and programs annually for artists of all ages and skill levels. From weekly half-day classes to multi-day intensive workshops, each learning experience is of the highest quality taught by skilled and caring instructors.

Sign up for a Watercolor workshop with Carol Dickson. Unless noted, all classes take place at the Bayou Arts Center located in historic Santa Rosa Beach on Hogtown Bayou. The charges are $35 ($30 CAA members).

Register by calling the Cultural Arts Alliance at 850-622-5970.

Location: Bayou Arts Center: 105 Hogtown Bayou Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Spring Break Paddle on 3/16 between 1pm – 3pm

Join in for a fun Spring Break Paddle adventure! Learn how to Stand Up Paddle in the perfect location that offers privacy and protection from wind and waves while you’re mastering your technique. Once you’re good-to-go, we travel down a secluded canal and out into the open Bay. If conditions are conducive, we do Yoga on the boards! It’s a fitness adventure where you gain confidence on & off the water as you tone and tan your body for bikini season!

Bring all your friends for a great experience (with photos!) you’ll love & remember for years to come!

Location: Tom’s Landing: 78 Ricker Avenue Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Stories by the Sea on 3/16 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.

Location: Lyceum Archway Seaside Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, FL 32459

Left Hand Brewing Co. Tasting on 3/16 between 4pm – 6pm

Taste beers from Left Hand Brewing Co. while learning the process, history, and stories behind our curated collection. Cost is $15 per person (21 and up).

Location: NEAT Bottle Shop & Tasting Room: Castle Harbour Dr. Panama City Beach, Florida

The Stinky Cheese Man at Rosemary Beach on 3/16 at 5pm

The cast of the Seaside REP Theatre perform The Stinky Cheese Man at North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach on Wednesday nights at 5pm this spring. The REP’s spring and summer 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.

Wednesdays | Mar 9 – Apr 13
Dates: Mar 16, 23, 30, Apr 6, 13

The Stinky Cheese Man
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. Everything from “Chicken Little” to “The Gingerbread Man” gets a complete makeover. Fun music and witty narration accompany the likes of ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and enough stinky cheese to go around.

Location: Rosemary Beach North Barrett Square N Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32416

Alys Beach Spring Concert Series on 3/16 between 6pm – 8pm

Come on out for great live music during the Alys Beach Spring Concert Series on Wednesdays from 6-8pm throughout Spring 2016 (Mar 9 – Apr 6).

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 Spring Concert Series | 2016 Lineup
Mar 16: Fearless Heights
Mar 23: The Blue Ribbon Healers
Mar 30: Continuum
Apr 6: The Courtyard Saints

Location: Alys Beach Amphitheatre : 9581 E Co HWY 30A Alys Beach, FL 32413

Baytowne® Wednesday Night Concert Series on 3/16 between 7pm – 9pm

Welcome to Spring 2016 in #SouthWaltonFL! Have a great time and get your outdoor music on at Baytowne every week… Wedneday nights from 7-9pm.

The Village of Baytowne® Wharf Wednesday Night Concerts Series takes place throughout the year in Miramar Beach, 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.

Spring concerts at #Baytowne open with a fantastic lineup! #WNC

Live music in the events plaza | March 2016
March 16 Boukou Groove
March 23 Continuum
March 30 The Rips

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 Years 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

Karaoke on 3/16 at 7:30pm

Join in for Karaoke every Wednesday and Saturday night at Marie’s Bistro.

Location: Marie’s Bistro: 2260 W Hwy 30A Blue Mountain Beach, FL 32459

Awkward Oxen Improv Hour on 3/17 at 10am

Awkward Oxen Improv Hour is a fun, interactive, and fast-paced comedy show that’s fun for groups of all ages. Join The REP’s improv troupe, The Awkward Oxen, as they play improv games, and make up scenes and songs on the spot based on audience suggestions. Free for all ages.

Location: Fonville Press: 147 N Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Starfish Family Book Signing & Workshop on 3/17 between 10:30am – 1:30pm

Starfish Family presents book signing with John Hollan and ‘Create Your Own Starfish Character’ workshop. Stop in anytime on Thursdays between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

For more info, call 850-622-0400.

Location: Gulf Place: Town Loop Center Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Improv Bootcamp at The Seaside REP Theatre [age 5-9] on 3/17 between 12pm – 1pm

Seaside Repertory Theatre is hosting Spring Improv Bootcamp on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week for two age groups (Age 5-9 and Age 10+). The REP’s theater camp is all about having fun during Spring Break in South Walton, Florida!
Improv Bootcamp 
$50 per student for two 60 minute classes and an Improv Army Performance at The REP

Improv Army Showcase for all age classes on Friday at 11:00AM – $5 for attendees

The REP’s Theatre Camp is all about having fun and learning to think on your feet.

The REP’s creative classroom space sets the tone for a fun-filled exploration of the art of comedy. Students learn short and long form improv, comedic character work, and more! Students will show off their new improv skills for their friends and family on The REP stage at The REP’s Improv Army Showcase on Fridays at 11:00AM.

Beginners are always welcome! Children of all ages love working with the REP’s qualified improv actors on the stage!
Camps take place in the Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre on 215 Quincy Ave (behind Modica Market). Students will learn the basics of improv, creating solid scene work, and fun characters. The students will also learn different types of improv formats, structures and games. Through it all, the students will see their self-confidence increase while exploring their own creativity and how group trust and teamwork make for an amazing and hilarious improv theatre.

Read more about the theater camp program and sign up at Lovetherep.com.

Location: Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre : 216 Quincy Circle Seaside, FL 32459

St Paddy’s Day Beach Party at The Bay on 3/17 between 12pm – 10pm

The Bay is hosting the second annual St. Paddy’s Day Beach Party party on Thursday, March 17 from noon till 10:00 p.m. The party will kick off at noon and go all day and night with live music, great food, specialty drinks and a cornhole tournament. Come out any time and join in the festivities and wear your Irish garb.

St Paddy’s Day Beach Party | March 17, 12pm til 10pm

Live Music Lineup
Billy and the Giant Leprechauns 12-3pm
The Courtyard Saint Patrick’s 3:30-6:30pm
Hotel Oscar 7-10pm

Food & Drink Specials
Food stations at the party will include Surfin’ Murphy’s Corned Beef and Cabbage, Car Bomber Burgers, Irish Whiskey soaked shawarma tacos, Irish Hot Mess (sushi) and Vegan Irish Hot Mess, and Sandor will be making fresh pasta – Dan Danny Boy Noodles. Specialty drinks fit for the Irish all day.

Cornhole Tournament
An American Cornhole Association approved Cornhole Tournament begins at 2 p.m. and teams are welcome to compete for prizes. Teams will abide by the rules of the American CornHole Association and a referee will be present. There is a $10 buy in per team and the winning team takes all.

 

Everyone’s Irish for a Day! Come out and celebrate SoWal style at The Bay!

Location: The Bay | At the Foot of the 331 Bridge : 24215 Us Highway 331 S Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Acrylic with Betty Pinkston on 3/17 between 12:30pm – 3:30pm

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County offers over 200 workshops, classes and programs annually for artists of all ages and skill levels. From weekly half-day classes to multi-day intensive workshops, each learning experience is of the highest quality taught by skilled and caring instructors.

Learn the techniques of Acrylic with Betty Pinkston. Unless noted, all classes take place at the Bayou Arts Center located in historic Santa Rosa Beach on Hogtown Bayou. The charges are $35 ($30 for Alliance members).

Register by calling the Cultural Arts Alliance at 850-622-5970.

Locstion: Bayou Arts Center 105 Hogtown Bayou Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Spring Break Paddle on 3/17 between 1pm – 3pm

Join in for a fun Spring Break Paddle adventure! Learn how to Stand Up Paddle in the perfect location that offers privacy and protection from wind and waves while you’re mastering your technique. Once you’re good-to-go, we travel down a secluded canal and out into the open Bay. If conditions are conducive, we do Yoga on the boards! It’s a fitness adventure where you gain confidence on & off the water as you tone and tan your body for bikini season!

Bring all your friends for a great experience (with photos!) you’ll love & remember for years to come!

Location: Tom’s Landing: 78 Ricker Avenue Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

‘Critters on Canvas’ w/ Amy Boyd on 3/17
between 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Spring Break Art Class Fun! Artist Amy Boyd is teaching a Kids Art Class from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (weather permitting). Kids can come anytime during those hours to join.

You can get their creative spirits on with acrylic painting on canvas. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on. All supplies will be provided. Fee is $25 per child.

For more info, call 850-622-0400.

Location: Gulf Place: Town Loop Center Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Improv Bootcamp at The Seaside REP Theatre [age 10+] on 3/17 between 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Seaside Repertory Theatre is hosting Spring Improv Bootcamp on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week for two age groups (Age 5-9 and Age 10+). The REP’s theater camp is all about having fun during Spring Break in South Walton, Florida!
Improv Bootcamp 
$50 per student for two 60 minute classes and an Improv Army Performance at The REP
Improv Army Showcase for all age classes on Friday at 11:00AM – $5 for attendees

The REP’s Theatre Camp is all about having fun and learning to think on your feet.

The REP’s creative classroom space sets the tone for a fun-filled exploration of the art of comedy. Students learn short and long form improv, comedic character work, and more! Students will show off their new improv skills for their friends and family on The REP stage at The REP’s Improv Army Showcase on Fridays at 11:00AM.

Beginners are always welcome! Children of all ages love working with the REP’s qualified improv actors on the stage!

Camps take place in the Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre on 215 Quincy Ave (behind Modica Market). Students will learn the basics of improv, creating solid scene work, and fun characters. The students will also learn different types of improv formats, structures and games. Through it all, the students will see their self-confidence increase while exploring their own creativity and how group trust and teamwork make for an amazing and hilarious improv theatre.

Read more about the theater camp program and sign up at Lovetherep.com.

Location: Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre : 216 Quincy Circle Seaside, FL 32459

Stories by the Sea on 3/17 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.

Location: Lyceum Archway Seaside Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, FL 32459

Adult Paint & Wine Parties w/ Amy Boyd on 3/17 between 4pm – 6pm

Artist Amy Boyd will guide ‘Adult Paint & Wine Parties’. Reservations of 4 or more people are available. Create your own masterpiece, relax, have fun and unwind. Whether you have no experience or are a master at painting, this class will leave you feeling inspired. Call or come by for available calendar spots.

Fee is $40 per person. Deposit is required and it will be half down and non refundable without 48 hours notice.

For more info, call 850-622-0400.

Location: Gulf Place: Town Loop Center Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Grayton Beer Company St Patrick’s Day Celebration on 3/17 between 4pm – 9pm

Join Grayton Beer Company in the Taproom on March 17 from 4-9pm for tunes, food and brews as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

St Patrick’s Day Bash at Grayton Beer Company
Thursday, Mar. 17 | 4-9pm
The celebration kicks off at 4pm with music from The Memphis Strange, an Austin based band. Traditional Irish food served by Royal Palm Grille. Grayton Beer Company will not only boast a draft wall full of year-round and seasonal release brews, but will also showcase limited-release beers every hour on the hour.

In addition to GBC year-round styles, the 25-tap draft wall also features small-batch brews as well as four guest taps from other Florida breweries. The taproom is pet and child friendly, and on most Thursdays & Saturdays, you can enjoy your beer with fare from local vendors and food trucks.

Regular Hours

Thursdays: 4 – 8 p.m.
Fridays:  4 – 8 p.m.
Saturdays: Noon – 6 p.m.

Location: Grayton Beer Company: 217 Serenoa Road Santa Rosa Beach , FL 32459

Gulf Place Third Thursday Wine Walkabout on 3/17 between 5pm – 7pm

Join Gulf Place Merchants for the monthly Third Thursday Wine Walkabout from 5-7pm. Purchase your wrist band for $20.00 from the Artists at Gulf Place colony to receive your complimentary glass and let the walkabout begin! Upon checking in you will receive a map with participating merchants.

Gulf Place Third Thursday Wine Walkabout takes place every month of the year!

Come out with your friends for a fun night sipping and shopping all around town. It’s a local South Walton tradition in this colorful beach town located on Scenic 30A across from the Gulf of Mexico.
Gulf Place is a vibrant neighborhood community nestled in South Walton County directly across from the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors and locals love exploring the town’s inviting shops and excellent eateries. You’ll find bikes, surfboards and kayaks. Unique shops for you and for your pets. And wonderful local art abound at the funky Artists Colony. Enjoy great food in several restaurants along with exciting night life filled with live music.

Location: Meet at The Artists of Gulf Place : Town Center Loop Gulf Place , FL 32459

Thursdays at 30Avenue on 3/17 between 6pm – 9pm

30Avenue has created a one of a 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.

Location: 30Avenue: 12805 US Hwy 98 East Inlet Beach, FL 32413

Baytowne St Patty’s Day Celebration on 3/17 between 6pm – 9pm

Celebrate the luck of the Irish and paint The Village of Baytowne® Wharf GREEN on March 17 from 6-9pm. It’s a St. Patty’s Day Celebration with live entertainment and merchant specials throughout the Village.

LIVE Performance by the Blenders and a special performance by the Drake School of Irish Dance on the Events Plaza Stage in the heart of the Village.

Location: The Village of Baytowne® Wharf: 9100 Baytowne Blvd Sandestin, FL 32550

Movies in the Park at WaterColor on 3/17 between 6pm – 8pm

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. 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.

Movie lineup
Mar 17 The Descendants
Mar 24 Hop
Mar 31 Tomorrow land
Apr 7 Inside Out
Apr 14 Pan
Apr 21 Peanuts
Apr 28 The Good Dinosaur
May 5 Hotel Transylvania 2
May 12 Home
May 19 The Land Before Time
May 26 Cinderella
May 30 Minions (special Memorial Day movie)

MORE Movies in the Park through August 2016!

WaterColor 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 WaterColor 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

30Avenue Music Under the Palms on 3/17 between 6pm – 9pm

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.

Mar 17 Geoff McBride & Friends
Mar 24 Boukou Groove
Mar 31 Cheryl Jones & Co.

May 26 Boukou Groove (Memorial Day weekend)

Jun 2 Kyle Lamonica & Ben Friedman
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 Cheryl Jones & Co.
Jul 28 Continuum
Aug 4 Geoff McBride & Friends
Aug 11 Kyle Lamonica & Ben Friedman
Aug 18 The Rips
Aug 25 Cheryl Jones & Co.

Sep 1 Continuum (Labor Day weekend)

Location: 30Avenue: 12805 US Highway 98 E Inlet Beach, FL 32413

Americana Under the Stars at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on 3/17 between 6:30pm – 8pm

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park presents Americana Under the Stars with live music every Thursday night from, 6:30-8pm.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park hosts an evening of music by different artists each week. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Bring a chair, your favorite beverage and enjoy some music in the park. This is family/ pet friendly and fun for all ages.

March 2016 Lineup
Mar. 17 Lucky Mud
Mar. 24 DieDra Ruff Blues Duo
Mar. 31 Well Worn Soles

Location: 7525 W Scenic Highway 30A Santa Rosa Beach , FL 32459

Magical Thursdays on 3/17 between 7pm – 9pm

We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve for you on Magical Thursday. Enjoy an extraordinary magic show by our featured Pirate, Captain Davy!

Location: The Village of Baytowne® Wharf: 9100 Baytowne Blvd Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Moonlight Movies & Face Painting – Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG) on 3/17 between 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Bring the family for a wholesome and fun movie night under the stars! Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome! Be sure to come early and get your face painted by one of our talented artists! (All movies rated will be PG or G).

Face Painting starts at 5:30.

If raining, the movie will take place in Town Hall.

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

Karaoke Party on 3/17 at 9pm

What’s the best thing about Thursday Nights? Karaoke at Steamboat! Grab your friends for fun, music and great food and drinks!!

Location: Steamboat Bar & Grill (Seagrove): 4935 E. County Hwy 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

10th Annual Children in Crisis Charity Golf Classic on 3/18 between 11am- 6pm

Please join us for the 10th Annual Children in Crisis Charity Golf Classic on March 18, 2016 at the Fort Walton Beach Golf Course. The tournament will begin with lunch at the golf course at 11:00 am and a shotgun start at noon. Cost to play is $100 per player or $400 per foursome. The price also includes lunch, drinks, golf shirt, ditty bag, and an awards party following the tournament. For more information, call Children in Crisis at (850) 864-4242 or email at events@childrenincrisisfl.org. Website: http://www.childrenincrisisfl.org/calendar

Location: 1955 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Make Your Own Beach Jewelry on 3/18 between 11am – 1pm

Jewelry designer Diane Stark is holding a workshop on how to make your own beach jewelry with crystals, stones, charms, and pearls for kids and adults.

Stop by anytime between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, call 850-622-0400.

Location: Gulf Place: Town Loop Center Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Stories by the Sea on 3/18 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.

Location: Lyceum Archway Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, FL 32459

Grand Re-opening & Art Trunk Show on 3/18 between 4pm – 8pm

Check out Big Mama’s Face Lift at their Grand Re-opening Party. Dennis Boyce will have a trunk show of his amazing art. JB Dyess will be providing live music. Food and Drinks will be provided as well. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony host by the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Location: Big Mama’s Hula Girl Gallery: 3031 E County Hwy 30A Seagrove Beach, FL 32459

Twisted Treats Balloon Art on 3/18 between 5pm – 7pm

Twisted Treats Balloon Art Back in Rosemary Beach Town Center for another exciting Spring Break Season. ”Miss Rosemary” will be strolling around town on her stilts, posing for pics and making cool Springtime Twisted Balloon creations.

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

Wine Tasting on 3/18 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

Store Reopening: Cupcakes & Champagne on 3/18 between 5:30pm – 8pm

The Sandestin Family Retail Shops is celebrating the unveiling of a brand new look of its staple stores, Island Clothiers and Barefoot Princess, with an excitement line-up of events in March. Both stores are located in the Village of Baytowne® Wharf in Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort. The stores will reopen Thursday, March 3, and will celebrate the new remodel with a fun-filled grand reopening weekend on March 18-20.

“We are now officially making this weekend our anniversary and plan to celebrate this tradition every year moving forward!” said Executive director Sara Becnel. In addition to these featured events, there will also be giveaways throughout the weekend from Rowdy Gentleman, Jill Massey, Karlie, Lauren James, Vineyard Vines and more. “This is surely a weekend you don’t want to miss!” she said.

On Friday, March 18, from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., there will be ‘Cupcakes and Champagne with Lilly Pulitzer’, along with an anniversary event gift-with-purchase that will run all weekend.

Location: The Village of Baytowne® Wharf: 9100 Baytowne Blvd Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

S’mores Social & Weenie Roast on 3/18
between 5:30pm – 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:
Feb – Mar 11: 4pm
Mar 18 – Apr 15: 5:30 p.m.
April 22 – May 6 p.m.
June & 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

Pirate Dinner & Movie on 3/18 between 6pm – 10pm

Arrr, Matey! Join the gang on Friday evenings at the Baytowne® Marina from 6 to 10pm for an swashbucklin’ evening of fun for the whole family at the Sandestin® Pirate Dinner. Enjoy delicious pirate inspired cuisine, live entertainment, face painting, bounce house, parrot meet and greet, movie, other activities for little buccaneers and much more!

Pirate Dinner & Movie
Fridays | March 11 – April 8, 2016 | 6-10pm
March 18
March 25
April 1
April 8
After enjoying the music, food and fun, enjoy a family friendly showing of “Pirates of the Caribbean” on the big screen under the stars.

Must reserve and purchase tickets ahead of time! For tickets and reservations, visit here.

The Pirate Dinner menu will include favorites that will excite both adults and kids alike. For those over 21, you can pair your meal with a refreshing, signature cocktail.

PARKING
Limited parking is available at the Baytowne® Marina. Additional parking is available at the Village (valet), The Grand Sandestin® (open) and Monark/Inspiration (open). A tram will be available at the Village and The Grand to take you to the Marina.

WEATHER
In the case of inclement weather, the Pirate’s Dinner will be cancelled. You will be notified via email by 11 am if the event is cancelled, and refunds will be issued.

Location: Baytowne Marina : 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy. West Sandestin, FL 32550

Kate McRae Band & Forrest Williams Band at Williams Backyard Boogie on 3/18 at 6:30pm

Get your tickets for Williams Backyard Boogie concert coming up Friday, March 18 featuring Forrest Williams Band and Kate McRae Band. It’s the first Backyard Boogie for the season so come out and enjoy the show under the trees and stars with all the SoWal music lovers.

Kate McRae is a spirited artist from the heart of east Texas. Her unique sound delivers the perfect concoction of country infused with rock, pop, and a little blues. With sultry vocals, playful lyrics, and powerful emotion, her music is sure to keep your attention. This little brunette bombshell truly rocks her country roots. Confident in herself and her talents, she moved to Nashville after high school to be a country music artist, not just dream about it. She has been singing, writing, and performing for as long as she can remember. In her heart, she feels like this is what she was born to do.
http://katemcrae.com/

South Walton’s own Forrest Williams Band is an award-winning favorite on stage among locals and visitors to the area. Growing up in the hills of Arkansas, Forrest picked up the guitar when he was 14 years old and has been playing ever since. He grew up listening to Rock, Blues, Country, and Folk music from the 60’s up to present day, which has influenced his songwriting. His style covers a variety of music, incorporating the acoustic guitar and the harmonica. Forrest Williams Band on Facebook for shows.

Doors open at 6:00pm and the show starts at 6:30pm
$20.00 ticket donations cash only at the door. Tickets also available at any Forrest Williams Show and Furry Fanatics in Gulf Place.
$10.00 Food Plates. Bring a chair and what you like to drink and enjoy music under the stars.

Williams Backyard Boogie
Local music lovers are crazy for great live music and good times at Williams Backyard Boogie. It has become a favorite gathering spot and music venue tucked away in the woods off Chat Holley Road in South Walton. Forrest and Pherrel Williams created the Backyard Boogie to provide local musicians and the music loving community with a casual and comfortable outdoor venue. The backyard venue is surrounded by tall palm trees and strings of lights and tiki torches which transform the space into an intimate, relaxed atmosphere. Boogie-goers can bring their own lawn chairs and preference of adult beverages. See SoWal.com photo gallery.

Location: Williams Backyard Boogie (it’s in the backyard!) : 1921 Chat Holly Rd Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Seaside Farmers Market on 3/19/2016 between 8am – 12pm

Seaside Farmers Market takes place in the Seaside Amphitheater every Saturday rain or shine! Hours are 8am til 12pm in the Spring and Summer, and 9am til 1pm in Fall/Winter.

The Seaside Farmers Market consists of local growers and craftspeople who offer food and other products that are healthy and environmentally conscious at the year-round market located in downtown Seaside, Florida. It is a producer’s market focused on food, produce, cooking demonstrations, specialty items, artisan cheeses and breads, novice and professional gardeners, seed exchanges, education related to growing and preparing food and the celebration of eating and sharing great ingredients.

Visit the Seaside Farmers Market website and subscribe to the excellent weekly newsletter for vendors, produce and food coming to the market each week.

Enjoy your day at the farmers market and explore the town of Seaside with so many fabulous shops, restaurants, art galleries, outdoor markets and wonderful people working, playing and staying in South Walton, Florida.

Location:: Seaside Amphitheater : 25 Central Square Seaside, FL 32459

30A YOLO Bike and Beach Club on 3/19 at 8:30 am

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

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market on 3/19 between 9am – 1pm

The Grand Boulevard Farmers Market sets up every Saturday year round from 9am–1pm at Grand Park, between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama restaurants.

The outdoor market will feature dozens of unique vendors offering locally sourced food items, such as produce, eggs, milk, cream, butter, grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, pork, local honey, pickled vegetables, and gourmet jams. On the artisanal and green side, Grand Boulevard Farmers Market will offer flowers, herbs, soaps, and lotions.

Vendors will offer many foods ready to pick up and go, including infused butters, cheese spreads, pita, hummus, various dips, artisan breads and pastries, crepes, and even ginger infused lemonade to quench your thirst on a hot day.

For more information, please visit Grand Boulevard Farmers Market on Facebook. For vendor information, please contact Diane Kolopanas at 850-499-4697.

Location: Grand Park at Grand Boulevard : 600 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL 32550

City of Destin 16th Annual Run with the Dogs 5K on 3/19 at 9am

City of Destin 16th annual Run with the Dogs 5K takes place on Saturday, March 19 at 9am.

This run is open to individual runners/walkers also we are opening up two new categories, walker with stroller and runner with stroller. Participants may bring their dog, big or small, to run or walk the race. All dogs are required to be wearing their current rabies tag and must be on a short leash. Dog owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs (bring your baggies)!

The course will begin and end at City Hall Annex in Destin.
Early packet pick up can be done either Thursday or Friday at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Destin 5pm – 7pm.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. will be hosting the award ceremony and celebration following the race. For more information on the race please call 850-650-1241 or email: recreation@cityofdestin.com

START TIME: 9:00am CDT
PRICE: $20.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee
REGISTRATION: Price increases to $25.00 after March 4, 2016 at 11:59pm CST

Location: Destin City Hall Annex : 4100 Indian Bayou Trail Destin, FL 32541

Art in the Park at WaterColor on 3/19 between 9am – 5pm

Welcome in spring at the 11th annual Art in the Park held at WaterColor’s Cerulean Park and Town Center on Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. WaterColor, located on Scenic Highway 30A, is the ideal backdrop for this open-air event where homeowners, visitors and locals are invited to spend the day exploring a wide spectrum of art, enjoying live music, socializing over a fun beverage and bite to eat or just relaxing in the park.

Artists from all over will showcase their works throughout the park and town center on Saturday. You’ll find works of art from many gentres including paintings, charcoal, chalk, photography, glass, jewelry, custom furniture, pottery, wood and much more.

Art in the Park has become a favorite event for local and visiting artists. We love this art event as it is so convenient, plenty of parking, with plenty fo see and do throughout WaterColor – all an easy stroll from park to town center. What a beautiful time of year for art and music in one of the most beautiful settings in South Walton, Florida.
Live music all day with Chris Alvarado, Kyle LaMonica, Dannica Lowery, and The Rips.

Art in the Park is hosted by the WaterColor Community Association, and is free and open to the public. Stop in and visit WaterColor Merchants for some of the best shopping around, have lunch at Wine World or have a respite in the Wine Bar. After enjoying the festival, take a stroll around Western Lake and over the bridges – one of the best things to do in SoWal.

Location: Cerulean Park-WaterColor: 34 Goldenrod Circle Santa Rosa Beach , FL 32459

Traditional Basket Weaving on 3/19 between 9am – 3pm

Get on the list early… fills up FAST! Lou Holt will teach students to make an oval Christmas Basket. Learn a new skill and create something uniquely yours! Fee:  TBD. All supplies included

*Bring an old towel, spray bottle & a snack if desired
Space is limited.   Register now:  850-678-2615

Easter Extravaganzoo on 3/19 between 10am – 5pm

Easter Extravaganzoo at the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Zoological Park.
Admission prices: Adults – $8 Children ages 2-10 – $5 Children under 2 – Free
Park admission includes free activities while supplies last. Easter Egg Hunts Create a Craft Plant a Flower Decorate and egg for a zoo animal Meet the Easter Bunny Bring your own baskets and cameras! For more info call 850-682-3949 or visit www.ecwrzoo.com

Schedule of events:
10:00am-10:20am Animal Encounter- reptiles
10:30am-10:50am Keeper Talk- otters
11:00am-11:10am Egg Hunt ages 8-12
11:15am-11:30am Egg Hunt ages 0-3
11:40am-11:50am Egg Hunt ages 4-7
12:00pm-12:15pm Keeper Talk- lion and tigers
12:20pm-12:45pm Animal Encounter- small mammals
1:00pm-1:20pm Keeper Talk- birds of prey
1:00pm-1:30pm Keeper Talk- bear
1:30pm-1:55pm Animal Encounter- reptiles
2:00pm-2:20pm Keeper Talk- patas monkey
2:30pm-3:00pm Animal Encounter- birds of prey
3:15pm-3:40pm Keeper Talk- otters
3:45pm-4:00pm Keeper Talk- lemurs
4:00pm-4:30pm Animal Encounter- small mammals

Location: Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Zoological Park: 5262 Deer Springs Rd. Crestview, FL 32539

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and WSRE to Host Family-Fun Event on 3/19 between 10am – 2pm

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park invites local families to WSRE PBS Kids & Family Day on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Website: http:// www.gulfarium.com

Beloved PBS characters such as Cat in the Hat, Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat, Super Why, and Princess Presto will be at the park to greet fans. Hands-on children’s activities include arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt and bounce house.

In addition to PBS Kids & Family Day, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park will operate under regular park hours from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with their regular dolphin and sea lion shows, animal exhibits and aquariums. Park admission closes at 4:30 p.m.

For tickets and park information, go to www.gulfarium.com. A portion of the proceeds from admission fees will benefit the WSRE-TV Foundation.

This event will be held rain or shine and is sponsored in-part by Gulf Power, Cox Communications, Lamar Advertising, Cat Country 98.7 and NewsRadio1620.

Location: 1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Kids Art with Maxine Orange on 3/19 between 10:30am – 12pm

Join local artist Maxine Orange in exploring a variety of art mediums and concepts with fun and educational arts & crafts at the pop-up art studio in the Sandestin Market Shops. Open to children 6-12.

There are multiple dates for this class, please click on ‘Book Online’ to select the desired date and time. If you are interested in booking multiple classes (Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings) or if you are signing up for more that one child, feel free to contact Maxine for a discount code before registering.

For more info, call Maxine at 714-658-9491 or email maxineorange@gmail.com

Learn more at Southern Art Exchange.

Location: The Market Shops: 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway Destin, FL 32550

Shelves to the Shore at Coastal Branch Library on 3/19 at 10:30am

From Shelves to the Shores is a new program coming to local libraries for children to learn about local waters and habitats.

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) alongside NWF Environmental Stewards will kick off their “From Shelves to the Shores” Program with three community libraries—Niceville Public Library, Destin Library and the Coastal Branch Library in South Walton.

Over the next three months, CBA will host activities every other week at these libraries for children aged 4-12. The children will participate in array of activities that range from growing a native, shoreline grass to observing live animals to creating their very own oyster.

“This year we are expanding our program to include three community libraries,” said CBA’s Education Coordinator Brittany Tate, “We hope this program encourages children to fall in love with our local waters through fun, hands-on education.”

The project is free and open to the public. Children are encouraged to come to their closest library to learn something new about the Choctawhatchee Bay and the local environment.
From Shelves to the Shores at South Walton Coastal Branch Library
437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
(850) 267-2809

Thursday Feb 4, 4pm
Salt Marsh Exploration

Saturday February 20, 10:30am
Adventure in the Watershed

Thursday March 3, 4pm
The Crafty Oyster

Saturday March 19, 10:30am
Water Pollution Wipeout

Thursday April 7, 4pm
Touch Tank with Live Creatures

Saturday April 23, 10:30am
Field Trip to the Bay

Children are invited to join “From Shelves to the Shores” at a community library near you! See CBA online for Shelves to Shores programs at Niceville and Destin Libraries.

Location: South Walton Coastal Branch Library: 437 Greenway Trail Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Store Reopening: Southern Tide Trunk on 3/19 between 2pm – 5pm

The Sandestin Family Retail Shops is celebrating the unveiling of a brand new look of its staple stores, Island Clothiers and Barefoot Princess, with an excitement line-up of events in March. Both stores are located in the Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The stores will reopen Thursday, March 3, and will celebrate the new remodel with a fun-filled grand reopening weekend on March 18-20.

“We are now officially making this weekend our anniversary and plan to celebrate this tradition every year moving forward!” said Executive director Sara Becnel. In addition to these featured events, there will also be giveaways throughout the weekend from Rowdy Gentleman, Jill Massey, Karlie, Lauren James, Vineyard Vines and more. “This is surely a weekend you don’t want to miss!” she said.

On Saturday, there will be a Southern Tide Trunk Show from 2 – 5 p.m. with giveaways for customers, cornhole and upscale sliders and fries with beer to wash it all down.

Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf: 9100 Baytowne Blvd Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

3rd Annual Tequila and Taco Fest on 3/19 between 1pm – 5pm

Enjoy a flavorful afternoon on Destin Harbor full of tequila tastings, contests, live music and tacos of all kind!
Experience the fresh smooth taste of over 20 varieties of tequila paired with fish, shrimp, beef and authentic Latin tacos. Proceeds benefit The Salvation Army USA and is sponsored by Crab Island Cantina and Sauza Tequila

General Admission: $30
General Admission includes a tasting armband for unlimited samplings of tacos and 8 tickets for tequila and margarita samples. Use PROMO CODE: MILITARY for $5 off your ticket, must present ID at will call.

VIP: $50
VIP Package includes armband for unlimited samplings of tacos and 12 drink tickets with access to the VIP lounge, which includes a special tequila tasting, limited bar, and exotic taco’s catered by Crab Island Cantina.

Under 21: $20
Under 21 admission gives you unlimited samplings of tacos. No drink tickets can be purchased with this tasting band.

*Limited tickets available day of, advanced tickets can be purchased https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-tequila-and-taco-festival-tickets-20739358981
**unlimited samplings while supplies last**

Location: 102 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Paint and Sip Class by Maxine Orange on 3/19 between 4pm – 6pm

Sign up for the Paint and Sip class at Big Mama’s. Maxine Orange will guide you in making a retro wave painting that you will enjoy displaying in your home. Feel free to bring wine, bubbles, snacks, etc. to enjoy during this happy hour class. Cost is $45.

Call the gallery at 850-231-6201 to reserve your spot.

Location: Big Mama’s Hula Girl Gallery: 3031 E County Hwy 30A Seagrove Beach, FL 32459

Emerald Coast Cattle Baron’s Ball on 3/19 at 6:30pm

The Emerald Coast’s 9th Annual Cattle Barons’ Ball will be held March 19, 2016 on the beautiful grounds Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in South Walton, Florida. The popular Western-themed event is focused on boots, jeans, hats, and fun – all to raise funds to support the mission of the American Cancer Society.

This year’s theme, “Saltwater Cowboys – Reelin’ in the Cure”, promises to be another exciting evening with music by Luke Langford and the 331 South Band and Continuum!!

Local restaurants Sunset Bay Café, Holy Cakes, Tommy Bahama, Another Broken Egg Café, Cantina Laredo, Smallcakes, The Eventful Planner, and SunQuest Cruises Solaris will provide delicious food and Grayton Beer will pour a brew tailored to the event. Attendees can also enjoy activities such as gaming, live and silent auctions, Lasso the Vino, and more.

To raise funds for national cancer research as well as local programs and services, the Emerald Coast chapter of the American Cancer Society invites the community to “Reel in the Cure” for the 9th Cattle Barons’ Ball!

Tickets are available now online. The Emerald Coast Cattle Barons’ Ball sells out every year so get your tickets now!

ROUND UP OF HAPPENINGS

5:30-6:30 Cocktails & Appetizer Social for Head Honcho and Barons

6:30 Doors Open as the Saltwater Cowboys are “Reelin’ in the Cure”

7:00 Dinner Bell Rings – Gather your Posse

6:30 – 7:30 & 8:30 – 10:00 Gaming with Black Jack & Texas Hold ‘Em

6:00 – 9:30 Women’s & Men’s Jewelry Heists (Winners announced at 10 pm)

6:00 – 10:00  Silent Auction Extravaganza
Round-Up #1 Closes at 9:30
Round-Up #2 Closes at 10:00

6:00 – 10:00  Lasso the Vino ▪ Photo Corral

8:00 Live Auction– Be sure to be the highest bidder!

10:00 Winners of Jewelry Heists

9:00 – 12:00 Dance ‘til the Cows Come Home with Live Entertainment by Continuum

Presenting Cattle Baron for 2016 is Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Support the fight against cancer by becoming a Cattle Barons’ Ball sponsor, donate auction items, purchase tickets to the event and/or honor the memory of a loved one with a donation.

For more information about the Emerald Coast Cattle Barons’ Ball visit the website at cattlebaronsballemeraldcoast.org. Follow Emerald Coast Cattle Barons’ Ball on Facebook for updates on the event.

Location: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort : 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Cocktails & Classics at The Pearl Rooftop on 3/19 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

Karaoke on 3/19 at 7:30pm

Join in for Karaoke every Wednesday and Saturday night at Marie’s Bistro.

Location: Marie’s Bistro: 2260 W Hwy 30A Blue Mountain Beach, FL 32459

30A Farmers Market at Rosemary Beachon 3/20 between 9am – 1pm

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.

Visit 30A Farmers Market on Facebook to stay up to date on market happenings!

Location: Rosemary Beach Town Center: 34 North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32413

Chicken & Waffle Brunch Cruise to The Bay on 3/20 between 10am – 2pm

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 includng 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).
Non alcoholic 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

Store Reopening: Sunday Brunch on 3/20
11am – 2pm

The Sandestin Family Retail Shops is celebrating the unveiling of a brand new look of its staple stores, Island Clothiers and Barefoot Princess, with an excitement line-up of events in March. Both stores are located in the Village of Baytowne® Wharf in Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort. The stores will reopen Thursday, March 3, and will celebrate the new remodel with a fun-filled grand reopening weekend on March 18-20.

“We are now officially making this weekend our anniversary and plan to celebrate this tradition every year moving forward!” said Executive director Sara Becnel. In addition to these featured events, there will also be giveaways throughout the weekend from Rowdy Gentleman, Jill Massey, Karlie, Lauren James, Vineyard Vines and more. “This is surely a weekend you don’t want to miss!” she said.

A Sunday brunch will cap off the weekend from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with a Moon & Lola jewelry trunk show, an omelet station, fresh fruit, pastries and their new Sandestin® Sandollar cocktail featuring local Chaste 850 liquor.

Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf: 9100 Baytowne Blvd Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Sunday Cinema at Baytowne® Wharf on 3/20 between 8pm – 10pm

Enjoy family movie night under the stars at The Village of Baytowne® Wharf this Spring Break on 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 four showtimes in March and April.

Showtimes on Events Plaza Lawn
March 13 | Planet 51  | 8-10pm
March 20 | The Lorax | 8-10pm
March 27 | Cinderella | 8-10pm
April 3      | Toy Story  | 8-10pm

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.

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. Find more info at BaytowneWharf.com. Stay up to date on the latest events at Facebook.com/BaytowneWharf.

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

Reading with a Ranger at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on 3/21 between 10am – 11am

Explore the outdoors this September on an eco-adventure at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. It’s the perfect time of year to get out in the park and explore on your own or with a park ranger for your guide.

Monday, Mar. 21 Reading with a Ranger | 10:00am-11:00am

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites your littles ones to Reading with a Ranger.  Join a Ranger of Topsail Hill to hear a story about nature. This program will take place in the clubhouse or on the grass on a pleasant day.  Children will have the opportunity to ask the Ranger questions and a snack will be provided. Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to the clubhouse.

More Park events in March…

Saturday, March 12 | Breakfast with a Ranger | 9:00am-10:00am

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you and your family to Breakfast with a Ranger. Serving pancakes, biscuits and gravy and scrambled eggs. Join a Ranger of Topsail Hill to learn about the park, its history and to ask them all the questions you have been dying to ask about wildlife, the park and everything in-between. This program is ideal for the whole family to enjoy. Upon entry just let the Ranger at the entrance know that you are here for the Breakfast with a Ranger event and you will be given directions to the clubhouse.

All programs except Breakfast with a Ranger and Americana Under the Stars require a $6.00 entry admission into the park. Call (850)267-8330 for more details.

Every Thurs. Night | Americana Music Under the Stars | 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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 will be held inside our 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!

Additional information, photos & video on South Walton area parks:
Parks Of South Walton & Northwest Florida

Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park : 7525 W Scenic Highway 30A Santa Rosa Beach , FL 32459

Nature Trail Tour on 3/21 between 1pm – 2pm

Wear comfortable shoes and meet at Fonville Press for a tour of the Nature Trail and property with horticulturalist Snookie Parrish or Town Landscape Designer Kendall Horne.

Location: Fonville Press: 147 N Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Stories by the Sea on 3/21 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.

Location: Lyceum Archway Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, FL 32459

The Commedia Rapunzel at Seaside Amphitheater on 3/21 at 5pm

The cast of the Seaside REP Theatre perform The Commedia Rapunzel at the Seaside Amphitheater on Monday nights at 5pm this spring. The spring and summer 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 Feb. 29 – Apr 4 | 5:00pm
dates: Feb 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4

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!  

Also coming to Seaside FL Spring 2016:

Stories by the Sea

Monday-Friday at 3:30 in the Lyceum Archway (on Central Square)
Feb. 29-April 8

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

Improv Bootcamp at The Seaside REP Theatre [age 5-9] on 3/22 between 12pm – 1pm

Seaside Repertory Theatre is hosting Spring Improv Bootcamp on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week for two age groups (Age 5-9 and Age 10+). The REP’s theater camp is all about having fun during Spring Break in South Walton, Florida!

Improv Bootcamp 
$50 per student for two 60 minute classes and an Improv Army Performance at The REP

Improv Army Showcase for all age classes on Friday at 11:00AM – $5 for attendees

The REP’s Theatre Camp is all about having fun and learning to think on your feet.

The REP’s creative classroom space sets the tone for a fun-filled exploration of the art of comedy. Students learn short and long form improv, comedic character work, and more! Students will show off their new improv skills for their friends and family on The REP stage at The REP’s Improv Army Showcase on Fridays at 11:00AM.

Beginners are always welcome! Children of all ages love working with the REP’s qualified improv actors on the stage!

Camps take place in the Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre on 215 Quincy Ave (behind Modica Market). Students will learn the basics of improv, creating solid scene work, and fun characters. The students will also learn different types of improv formats, structures and games. Through it all, the students will see their self-confidence increase while exploring their own creativity and how group trust and teamwork make for an amazing and hilarious improv theatre.

Read more about the theater camp program and sign up at Lovetherep.com.

Location: Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre: 216 Quincy Circle Seaside, FL 32459

Improv Bootcamp at The Seaside REP Theatre [age 10+] on 3/22 between 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Seaside Repertory Theatre is hosting Spring Improv Bootcamp on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week for two age groups (Age 5-9 and Age 10+). The REP’s theater camp is all about having fun during Spring Break in South Walton, Florida!

Improv Bootcamp 
$50 per student for two 60 minute classes and an Improv Army Performance at The REP

Improv Army Showcase for all age classes on Friday at 11:00AM – $5 for attendees

The REP’s Theatre Camp is all about having fun and learning to think on your feet.

The REP’s creative classroom space sets the tone for a fun-filled exploration of the art of comedy. Students learn short and long form improv, comedic character work, and more! Students will show off their new improv skills for their friends and family on The REP stage at The REP’s Improv Army Showcase on Fridays at 11:00AM.

Beginners are always welcome! Children of all ages love working with the REP’s qualified improv actors on the stage!

Camps take place in the Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre on 215 Quincy Ave (behind Modica Market). Students will learn the basics of improv, creating solid scene work, and fun characters. The students will also learn different types of improv formats, structures and games. Through it all, the students will see their self-confidence increase while exploring their own creativity and how group trust and teamwork make for an amazing and hilarious improv theatre.

Read more about the theater camp program and sign up at Lovetherep.com.

Location: Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre : 216 Quincy Circle Seaside, FL 32459

Spring It On’ Concert Series – RB Big Band on 3/21 between 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of entertaining musical performances. Each week is a different show…be sure to catch one or all! (All concerts are family friendly!)

“RB Big Band” Jump, Jive and Wail! Big Band Swing.

Location: North Barrett Square: North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach,

Fly-board Performance on 3/21 between 7pm – 9pm

Go 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 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m

Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf: 9100 Baytowne Blvd Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Showcase of Homes on 3/22 between 10am – 1pm

Take a tour of homes in Alys beach. To learn more, call 850-213-5500.

Location: Alys Beach: 18 North Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Mixed Media Class on 3/22 between 11am – 3pm

Sign up for this fun class! Each week, we will mix it up with something different – seashell creations, mosaics, decoupage, paint and a whole bunch of imagination! Cost is $25 per child.

Location: Artists at Gulf Place Colony: Artists at Gulf Place: 40 Town Loop Center Gulf Place, FL 32459

Pastels with Melody Bogle on 3/22 between 12pm – 3pm

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County offers over 200 workshops, classes and programs annually for artists of all ages and skill levels. From weekly half-day classes to multi-day intensive workshops, each learning experience is of the highest quality taught by skilled and caring instructors.

Sign up for a class with outh Walton’s 2016 Artist of the Year, Melody Bogle. Unless noted, all classes take place at the Bayou Arts Center located in historic Santa Rosa Beach on Hogtown Bayou. The fee is $35 ($30 for CAA Members).

Register by calling the Cultural Arts Alliance at 850-622-5970.

Where: Bayou Arts Center: 105 Hogtown Bayou Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Stories by the Sea on 3/22 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.

Location: Lyceum Archway Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, FL 32459

Kids Art Class with Maxine Orange on 3/22 between 4:30pm – 6pm

Join local artist Maxine Orange in exploring a variety of art mediums and concepts with fun and educational arts & crafts at the pop-up art studio in the Sandestin Market Shops. Open to children 6-12.

There are multiple dates for this class, please click on ‘Book Online’ to select the desired date and time. If you are interested in booking multiple classes or if you are signing up for more that one child, feel free to contact Maxine for a discount code before registering.

For more info, call Maxine at 714-658-9491 or email maxineorange@gmail.com

Learn more at Southern Art Exchange.

Location: The Market Shops: 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway Destin, FL 32550

Wine Tasting on 3/22 between 5pm – 7pm

Whine a little! $10 for a selection of wine, lite fare, and live music Tuesday evenings from 5-7 p.m.

Location: Fonville Press 147 N Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Crawfish Boil & Sunset Hydrobike Ride on 3/22 between 5:30pm – 9pm

March through May, Tuesday evenings are made to be shared with Emerald Coast Hydrobikes! Grayton Beach Catering will bring the Crawfish Boil and there’s much fun to be had! Meet at the dock for a delicious no-muss-no fuss, chore-free 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.

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
Crawfish Boil and Campfire at the dock
Crawfish, Andouille, sweet corn, red potatoes, watermelon and s’mores
Bottled water, sweet tea and unsweetened tea included
Expect to be done between 8 and 9:30 p.m.

Seasonal check-in times:
Mar 1 – Mar 11: 4 p.m.
Mar 18 – Apr 15: 5:30 p.m.
April 22 – May 31: 6 p.m.

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

Please book by noon on Monday to guarantee your spot on this trip.

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

“Got Ink?” on 3/22 between 6pm – 9pm

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. Sparkly glitter tattoos available for the younger kids! The is a FREE event.

Venue: Western Green. If it’s raining, the venue will shift to the Town Hall.

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

Say Cheese…Photobooth Fun on 3/22 between 6pm – 9pm

Say Cheese…Photobooth Fun! 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 Spring Break 2016 in Rosemary Beach(R)! Each person will receive a color 4 x 6 print as well as access to share your photos digitally.

The Photobooth will be placed in front of Town Hall.

Location: Rosemary Beach Town Hall: South Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Boomin’ Tuesday at The Village of Baytowne® Wharf on 3/22 between7pm – 9:30pm

Boomin’ Tuesday at The Village of Baytowne® Wharf | Spring Break 2016!

The Village of Baytowne® Wharf is lighting up the night sky with a Boomin’ Tuesday extravaganza every week from 7-9:30pm! Come out with your friends and family for kids activities, inflatables, and music starting at 7pm. Then put your eyes on the sky for a spectacular fireworks show at 9pm.

Boomin’ Tuesday Spring Break dates: March 22, 29 & April 5

Location: The Village of Baytowne® Wharf : 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway FL 32550

Spring Reels at Alys Beach on 3/22 at 7:30pm

Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy films under the stars at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. (Mar 8 – Apr 5). See the lineup below. All outdoor movies are free and open to the public.

Food and beverage will be offered by Piper’s.

Alys Beach Spring Reels 2016
Mar 22: Big Hero 6
Mar 29: Inside Out
Apr 5: Alice in Wonderland

Come out and enjoy the outdoor film with family and friends for a magical night out in Alys Beach. Films will continue to be shown outdoors throughout Summer 2016 – stay tuned for the lineup!

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

Hydrobike Ride & Dine at Red Bar on 3/23
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 can not 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 a 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

Make Cool Art on 3/23 between 10am – 5pm

The Moore Family Folk Art team will help you make your own up-cycled art using reclaimed wood, vintage soda cans and bottle caps.

Fun for all ages and walk-ins are encouraged. Cost is $25 per piece.

Location: The Blue Giraffe: 1777 E. County Hwy 30A WaterColor, FL 32459

Wine Wednesday at La Famiglia Destin Commons on 3/23 between 11am – 10pm

VINO DAY !!!!
Come to enjoy our Great House Wine for only $4 Glass
And a Large variety of bottle of wines selection for 20% off!!!!
We also Offer different Carafes Sizes at a great Price Daily!!
Salute,
Ciao from La Famiglia Destin Commons

Location: 4260 Legendary Dr, Destin, FL 32541

Spring Break Paddle on 3/23 between 1pm – 3pm

Join in for a fun Spring Break Paddle adventure! Learn how to Stand Up Paddle in the perfect location that offers privacy and protection from wind and waves while you’re mastering your technique. Once you’re good-to-go, we travel down a secluded canal and out into the open Bay. If conditions are conducive, we do Yoga on the boards! It’s a fitness adventure where you gain confidence on & off the water as you tone and tan your body for bikini season!

Bring all your friends for a great experience (with photos!) you’ll love & remember for years to come!

Location: Tom’s Landing: 78 Ricker Avenue Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Stories by the Sea on 3/23 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.

Location: Lyceum Archway Seaside Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, FL 32459

The Stinky Cheese Man at Rosemary Beach on 3/23 at 5pm

The cast of the Seaside REP Theatre perform The Stinky Cheese Man at North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach on Wednesday nights at 5pm this spring. The REP’s spring and summer 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.

Wednesdays | Mar 9 – Apr 13
Dates: Mar 23, 30, Apr 6, 13

The Stinky Cheese Man
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. Everything from “Chicken Little” to “The Gingerbread Man” gets a complete makeover. Fun music and witty narration accompany the likes of ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and enough stinky cheese to go around.

Location: Rosemary Beach North Barrett Square : N Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32416

Alys Beach Spring Concert Series on 3/23 between 6pm – 8pm

Come on out for great live music during the Alys Beach Spring Concert Series on Wednesdays from 6-8pm throughout Spring 2016 (Mar 9 – Apr 6).

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 Spring Concert Series | 2016 Lineup
Mar 23: The Blue Ribbon Healers
Mar 30: Continuum
Apr 6: The Courtyard Saints

Location: Alys Beach Amphitheatre : 9581 E Co HWY 30A Alys Beach, FL 32413

Baytowne Wednesday Night Concert Series on 3/23 between 7pm – 9pm

Welcome to Spring 2016 in #SouthWaltonFL! Have a great time and get your outdoor music on at Baytowne every week… Wedneday nights from 7-9pm.

The Village of Baytowne® Wharf Wednesday Night Concerts Series takes place throughout the year in  Miramar Beach, 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.

Spring concerts at #Baytowne open with a fantastic lineup! #WNC

Live music in the events plaza | March 2016
March 23 Continuum
March 30 The Rips

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 Years 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

Karaoke on 3/23 at 7:30pm

Join in for Karaoke every Wednesday and Saturday night at Marie’s Bistro.

Location: Marie’s Bistro: 2260 W Hwy 30A Blue Mountain Beach, FL 32459