Events

Smoke on the Coast Winners Announced

Destin Commons has announced the Smoke on the Coast winners of the 11th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ competition. 14 local non-profit organizations competed, each partnered with panhandle-based BBQ groups and restaurants. Attendees spent a full evening enjoying BBQ tastings…

Alys Beach Crafted Calls for 'Crafty' Entries

Showcasing and celebrating the craft and mastery of artisans, makers, brewers, distillers, mixologists and chefs from around the region and country is the centerpiece of the Town of Alys Beach's newest signature event, Alys Beach Crafted. Alys Beach is actively…

Love, Friendship, Celebration

A smallish, smiling man with a monkey on his arm approached me and made my acquaintance. Soon, I would learn that the monkey, named Morris, is a puppet and that his handler, Joseph Coker, inspired by the likes of America’s…

It Was An Arty Pop Up Party

It was an arty Pop Up party. Artists, designers, gallerists, photographers, musicians, writers — even mixologists — gathered at Maxine Orange Studio + Gallery in Fort Walton Beach on a warm spring evening in May.  The creative Pop Up Party…

Sandestin Wine Festival

The sun was shining, corks were popping, and wine glasses filled as people from all over the country came to enjoy the 35th annual Sandestin Wine Festival.  Over 70 tents were set up for wine vendors across the Village of Baytowne Wharf along with culinary, recreational, and artist vendors. The excitement in the air could be felt by everyone as the lines moved and the festivities began.

Todd Wilkinson's 10 Takes

It’s springtime! That means it’s about time to shake a leg … and your booty … at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) Concerts in the Village. This year MKAF presents 10 entertaining concerts by a range of musicians, from…