Bikes or Bust, 5K Runs and Haunted Trails

Destin – Miramar Beach

Shelter House is hosting their 2nd annual Brunch and Bowl event this Saturday, October 14th at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill at Destin Commons. This is a family-friendly fundraiser that includes a breakfast buffet, unlimited bowling, silent auction, music, cash bar with Bloody Marys and mimosas, as & trophies for Best Team Score and Highest Individual Game! There are only a few lanes left so if you want to sign up a team – you better hop on it! For pricing and a link to registration, visit the event page.

The Northwest Florida Ballet takes the stage at 7:00 p.m. this Saturday, October 14 at the Grand Park in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin to perform Giselle. Giselle is one of the oldest continually performed ballets dating back to Paris in 1841. Giselle is a free, outdoor performance presented as part of Grand Boulevard’s Coastal Culture series, made possible by the Grand Boulevard Arts & Entertainment Program.

Next Thursday the 19th is the third annual Lip Sync battle presented by Emerald Coast Theater Company. If you’ve never been to this event you are TOTALLY missing out. So basically, people sign up as individual or group acts and they go all out with hair, makeup and costumes to try to win the votes of the panel of judges as well as the people’s choice. AND you can also challenge people via social media to perform and if they refuse, they have to donate $100 to the Em Coast Theater Company.. They have even had some businesses and nonprofits put in a group to help get more awareness for their biz or the cause. If you want to perform, it’s $25 per performer and you must register and submit your song choice by Tuesday October 17th. If you want to just attend and watch the show, tickets are $25 and you can buy them online now- so head over to and we’ll give you a direct link to register and buy tickets. GOod luck!

30A – Santa Rosa Beach

The 30A Blue Crab Festival is kicking off this Friday and is a 3-day celebration of the 30A lifestyle benefitting the South Walton Artificial Reef Association. There will be walk-a-bout style crab inspired dishes, a roaming jazz band and an A-la-carte jazz brunch Bill Garrett & Company providing live entertainment. Friday and Saturday’s events do require a ticket, while Sunday’s brunch is not a ticketed event. For more details and links to their eventbrite page, check out the event page here.

The second-annual 30A Half Marathon & 5K will kick off with a bang starting on Friday, October 13. This scenic out-and-back course will travel from start and end at Gulf Place on Scenic Highway 30A. All proceeds from this event will benefit The Sonder Project and their mission to end extreme poverty and hunger worldwide. Registration for the Half Marathon is $90 and for the 5K Race is just $60. Also taking place on Friday night is the 30A BBQ FESTIVAL at Marina Park in WaterColor.. Sample all the best local BBQ and brews as locals compete for Best BBQ on 30A and Best Beer on the Coast! Registered racers are free and it’s $25 for the public. We’ve got a direct link to purchase tickets right here.

Fort Walton Beach

Bikes or Bust is roughly 2 months away, but local contractor Jason Carducci of JP Carducci Inc is ready to make it the biggest year yet! If you’re not familiar with Bike or Bust, it’s a local charity event put on by Highway 98.1 Country to provide kids with new bikes. The goal is for the community and businesses to donate or receive donations to purchase as many bikes as possible for kids, that might not have a chance to ever experience a brand new Bike! Jason wants to raise $10,000! If you want to know more about Bikes or Bust, or help Jason reach the $10,000 goal, head over to today!

Don’t miss the return of the Fort Walton Beach Fire Department’s Annual Open House this Saturday from 10am-4pm. There will be tons of kids’ activities, fire truck rides, fire station tours, firefighter demonstrations, free BBQ lunch, giveaways, and more! Enjoy a day of safe, FREE fun for the whole family with some of Fort Walton Beach’s bravest!

Hey, remember when the Travel Channel filmed their segment of Food Paradise at Al’s Beach Club & Burger Bar at the Boardwalk? Well, now it’s time to actually watch the premiere of that episode. To celebrate their debut, Rockin Tacos has their Happy Hour kickin’ off at 6pm this Sunday. Find out which items are going to be featured on the show and see if you can recognize anyone. Check out the event here.

So this is pretty cool! DeFrance Antiques in Downtown Fort Walton Beach is hosting a Dollar Days event this Saturday and Sunday. Search the booths for special “dollar deals” hidden away. You never know what the vendors will put in their booth for only a dollar! DeFrance. They will also have Junk Fest happening at the same time in their West Parking Lot with countless vendors showcasing everything from furniture, jewelry, collectibles and more!

Head on over to AJ’s Oyster Shanty on Okaloosa Island this Saturday for the second annual .5K K Donut Dash benefiting the Emerald Coast Autism Center! The $25 Entry Fee includes a tee shirt, donuts, and the after party with Live Music featuring local favorite Austin Jennings. There will also be fun activities for kids including a Bounce House, Face Painting, Spin Art, and a doughnut eating contest.


This Friday and Saturday, Fear Forest’s haunted trail in Navarre is back! The organization recommends that no one under the age of 13 enters the haunted trail without a parent. Due to the nature of some scenes or environments the trail may be too much for a younger audience. But don’t worry, The Haunted trail will have carnival games set up for the younger crowd as well. They are requesting a canned good/non-perishable food item or any cash donation for entry. All donations will go to Manna food bank. One-blood’s big red bus will be there to take blood donations as well.