This weekend is filled with events ranging from a festival to a motorcycle Poker run! For current weather updates, be sure to reference weather.com or tune in via television to The Weather Channel.
The Life’s A Beach crew wishes everyone a safe and BEACHY weekend! Enjoy!
Now through September 20
Southern Star and Buccaneer Anniversary Event
Dolphin Cruises/Southern Star Glass Bottom Boat
HarborWalk Village/Marina Level
100 Harbor Blvd., Unit A
Southern Star is offering $20 adult fares to celebrate its 20th Anniversary and to thank its guests for twenty wonderful years! Guests are encouraged to call for cruise times and reservations. Southern Star Dolphin Cruise: 850.837.7741, Buccaneer Pirate Ship: 850.269.0896.
Friday/Saturday, September 19 & 20, 2014
3rd Annual FWB BBQ Festival
Fort Walton Beach Landing
139 Brooks Street
Fort Walton Beach
Times: Friday, 4-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Downtown FWB Artwalk
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Located along the sidewalk in front of every business along Hwy. 98 on Miracle Strip Parkway, beginning at NWF Ballet and ending at Synergy Organic Juice Bar and Café. This event features local artists and entertainment, and is dog friendly.
International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Hosted by: Buccaneer Pirate Cruise and HarborWalk Village
66 Harbor Blvd.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Kids can enjoy free activities such as face painting, stories, magic shows, a treasure hunt and a wagon parade at 6:30 p.m. Best decorated wagon wins a birthday party aboard the Buccaneer! Adults can enjoy live music by Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers from 7-9 p.m. and a Pub Crawl beginning at 9 p.m. You can even dress your dog up to be entered in the Pirate Pooch Parade at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit fwbchamber.org.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Alaqua Animal Refuge Presents: Puppy Palooza
Pier Park’s Aaron Bessant Park in Panama City Beach
Time: 1-9 p.m.
At this first annual event there will be live music by Cadillac Willy, bouncy houses and slides, games for children, beer, wine, retail booths, adoptable pets and SO much more. The party for the puppies benefits The Unconditional Love Program of Alaqua Animal Refuge. For more information, please visit AlaquaAnimalRefuge.org.
Biker’s Blast for the Past, Motorcycle Poker Run
Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida
115 Westview Avenue
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Visit great places, collect your Poker cards and return to the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida for the Festival Party from 1-5 p.m.! Enjoy vendors, a DJ and dancing, adult beverages, historic exhibits, tours and demonstrations and all of your traditional Poker Run fun like raffles, games and grand prizes. To register, please visit Heritage-Museum.org.
Uptown Station Family Movie Night Series, Featuring Pirates of the Caribbean
99 Eglin Parkway
Fort Walton Beach
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Join Uptown Station every other Saturday night at Central Park for its family movie series in the park. All movies begin at dusk (about 7:30 p.m.) and are free and open to the public! Feel free to bring along blankets and chairs. This week’s movie feature is Pirates of the Caribbean. Movie showings are always dependent upon the weather conditions. Please check the Uptown Station Facebook page for the latest updates.
Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House to Host Benefit Concert
Boshamp’s Oyster House
414 Harbor Blvd.
Boshamp’s will host the inaugural Choctawhatchee Watershed Music Festival, a benefit concert to promote the health and sustainability of local waterways via the mission and objectives of the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) of Northwest Florida State College. The festival entails non-stop musical performances by five different artists, all for the wristband price of $20 per person. There will also be a silent auction to raise additional funds for CBA programs, consisting of a BOTE paddleboard, an electric guitar signed by the performing artists and more. For further information, visit BasinAlliance.org.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Some Sunday Brunch spots in and around Destin:
Crab Island Cantina, Destin Harbor crabislandcantina.com
Harry T’s, Destin Harbor harryts.com
Angler’s Beachside Grill, Okaloosa Island Boardwalk anglersgrill.com
McGuire’s Irish Pub, Destin mcguiresirishpub.com