Sprinkled along our gorgeous Emerald Coast this weekend are events like the Annual FWB Beer Festival, Spring Break Concert Series, the Annual Easter Extravaganzoo and so much more! Be sure to check weather.com or tune in to the Weather Channel for the latest updates on local weather conditions.
The Life's A Beach crew wishes everyone a beachy, SPRING weekend! Enjoy!
Friday, March 27, 2015:
Mary Poppins Musical
Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium
107 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Mary Poppins: A Musical is based on stories by P.L. Travers & the Disney film Mary Poppins. Directed by Jean Starkey. Curtains open at 7:30 p.m. nightly, and at 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets are $20; students pay $10 at the door. This tells the story of the world’s most beloved nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement with her everywhere she goes as she becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane and Michael. For more information, visit stagecraftersfwb.com.
Saturday, March 28, 2015:
Knitting Class at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida
115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso
Time: 9 a.m. – noon
Learn the fun and useful craft of knitting at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida during a Heritage Alive! Craft Class with instructor Carol Burkhard. Learn basic stitches and begin a project of your choice. Bring your own yarn and size 8 circular needles. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $20 or $15 for Museum members. Please call 850.678.2615.
ADSO’s First Ever Starving Artists Sale
Arts & Design Society
17 First Street SE, Fort Walton Beach
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
ADSO artists will be selling their art and/or new or gently used artist's materials or books that they no longer need. The sale will be indoors—inside the gallery and studios. This is a great opportunity to buy art and art supplies! This may include jewelry, ceramics, paintings, or whatever art the multi-talented group produces. For further information, visit artsdesignsociety.org, or call the office, Tuesday-Friday, noon - 4 p.m., 850.244.1271.
2nd Annual Easter Extravaganzoo
Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Zoo
5262 Deer Springs Road, Crestview
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Celebrate the season and enjoy a spring day of fun with arts and crafts, flower planting, a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny and more! Guests will be able to decorate eggs for some of their favorite zoo animals, and there will also be Easter egg hunts at 11 a.m. (ages 8-12), 11:15 a.m. (ages 0-3) and 11:40 a.m. (ages 4-7). Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for children and free for guests ages 2 and under. For more information, please call 850.682.3949.
Fort Walton Beach Beer Festival
FWB Wine World in Uptown Station
99 Eglin Parkway, Fort Walton Beach
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Spring Break Concert Series
10 Harbor Boulevard, Destin
Time: 7 p.m.
Come rock the docks during this free concert series on the HarborWalk Village stage! This event is free and open to the public. The Gable Bradley Band will perform from 7-9 p.m.
Sunday, March 29, 2015:
SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS Kicks Off Spring With Crawfish Cruise
Sundestin Golf & Beach Resort/Baytowne Marina
9300 Emerald Coast Parkway, Miramar Beach
Time: Boarding begins at 12:45 p.m., cruise is from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy Cruise & Blues, Bugs & Brews on SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS’ 2nd Annual Crawfish Cruise. Guests will indulge in a spread fit for a Cajun King (or queen) as the SOLARIS chefs serve freshly boiled, perfectly seasoned crawfish while cruising the beautiful waters and listening to live blues music by Cadillac Willy. The SOLARIS Crawfish Cruise is $45/per person, including a choice of crawfish, shrimp or jambalaya, live music and a three-hour cruise. Cost is $25 for kids 10 and under to purchase a hot dog and chips. Reservations required online at SunQuestCruises.com or call 850.650.2519.
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
2015 HarborWalk Marina 18th Annual Cobia Tournament
The tournament takes place at HarborWalk Marina, located on the Destin Harbor, just minutes away from the intracoastal waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. The tournament ends April 30 at 8 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.