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dance night

The Downtown Music Hall will host a Bounce House event on August 12th at 10pm at 212 Miracle Strip Parkway SE in Fort Walton Beach. DJ Chubby, $$$FreeMoney$$$ and Scoot Along will be part of a night of house vibes and grooves that will keep your feet moving and your heart pumping! You must be 18 to dance, 21 to drink it won’t work. No cover charge.

play to win

Entry to the Smash Bros. tournament at Fort Walton Beach is $10.

The Smash Bros. tournament will take place on August 12th from 6-9pm at The Sound Cafe + Enlightened Studios, 142 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach. Battle friends and strangers in epic events. The entry fee is $10 and the winner will receive the full amount.

plant sale

If you love flowers, Fort Walton Beach has a botanical sale that's perfect for your North Florida garden or home.

Jenny B’s Garden will be hosting a multi-vendor plant sale on August 13th at 9am at 120 Patton Drive NE, Fort Walton Beach. Multiple vendors and growers sell indoor and outdoor plants suitable for local environments.

craft and drink

The Crestview Public Library hosts Coffee & Craft Classes on Saturdays from 9am to 11am at 1445 Commerce Drive in Crestview. Classes are free. All materials are provided. Social distancing will be practiced. We welcome donations. The next class is on August 13th.

lots of board games

TBS Comic presents monthly board game nights for game lovers.

TBS Comics will be holding a monthly board game night on the second Saturday of the month from 6-11pm at its store at 550 Mary Esther Cut-Off in Fort Walton Beach, and next time on August 13th. game enthusiast.

karaoke fun

do you like karaoke? The Island Resort's Pool Party Karaoke is fun for all ages.

Pool Party Karaoke by “Hysteria” continues on the nights of August 13, 20 and 27 from 6-10pm at The Island Resort at 1500 Miracle Strip Parkway SE Fort Walton Beach. Karaoke in a cabana (move to Fish House if the weather is too cold). “Fun for all ages! Sing, request a song, dance, party!” Check out the Facebook event page for more details.

Playground amateur radio club Sunday pile-up

Dustin Stewart and the Playground Amateur Radio Club host a weekly Sunday pileup for amateur radio enthusiasts. Free events offer free training, broadcast opportunities, technical skills, and more. Next time he will be on August 14th from 3pm to 5pm at 17 1st St SE, Fort Walton Beach.

sciPad fun

Emerald Coast Science Center with SMALLLab’s next sciPad is at 31 Memorial Pkwy SW in Fort Walton Beach on August 17th from 1-3pm. The event is an embodied learning environment where all learners stand up, move and collaborate. You can work together to solve puzzles, compete in trivia games, learn about the world, play memory and matching games, and much more. Think of it like playing on an interactive, room-sized iPad for ages 2 to 102.

wine tasting

The Toast Wine Bar & Restaurant will host wine tastings in August featuring four great wines.

The Toast Wine Bar & Restaurant will host wine tastings in August featuring four great wines. Hours of operation are August 18, 5:30-7:30 pm, 4550 E. Highway 20 Suite D, Niceville. Tickets are $10 per person and reservations are recommended. For reservations, please call 850-279-6665.

comedy night

Sound Cafe + Enlightenment Studio hosts an open comedy night once a week. The next night is scheduled for August 18th at Miracle Strip Parkway SE 142 in Fort Walton Beach from 9pm to midnight. Have a laugh or show off your skills to the audience.

Destin, Okaloosa Libraries Closed for Staff Training

Destin Library

The Destin Library will be closed all day on Friday, August 19th for annual staff training. Library staff cannot assist patrons by phone or email. All six Okaloosa County Public Libraries Joint Libraries are participating in the training and will be closed for the day. Patrons can update items or put items on hold from his website at Normal library hours will resume on Saturday, August 20th. If you have any questions, please contact the Destin Libraries at 850-837-8572 or

Sewing class

For Christmas, a sewing class is scheduled for August at Ruthie's Notions in Baker.

Ruthie’s Notions in Baker hosts Sewing Classes for Christmas Is August. Barbara Jones in the Make It and Take It Poinsettia class for Luminaire sewing machine users. It will be held on August 19th and his 20th from 10am to 4pm at the shop at 1365 John Riley Barnhill Road. Doors open at 9am. The kit and lunch are included, and the cost is $148 per person. For more information, visit his Facebook event page at

GriefShare Grief Recovery Seminars and Support Groups

The GriefShare Recovery Seminar and Support Group will begin at 1:00 PM on September 1st at the Destin United Methodist Church at 200 Beach Drive. After that, the meeting continues every Thursday at 1:00 PM. Babysitting services are available on request.