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Oysters, BBQ, Wine & Edible Cookie Dough – Episode 018

There is a lot to cover, so let’s get started…

Destin – Miramar Beach

Starting off on the Harbor! Blues Brews and BBQ is this Saturday at HarborWalk Village from 11 to 4! You better come hungry because they have 15 different restaurants signed up to battle it out for Best Traditional BBQ, Best Seafood BBQ, Most Original and of course, People’s choice! They’ve also got 8 different breweries and distilleries serving up cold brews and cocktails. A Tasting wristband gets you unlimited samples of everything. Wristbands are $30 in advance, $35 day of event and $50 VIP. Special pricing is available for military and also for people under 21.

WellSTOCK is a new wellness and self love festival that will be happening this Saturday, November 4th from 11 am to 8 pm. The event will be hosted at the Mattie Kelly Arts Village behind the Walmart in Destin. Enjoy an interactive experience of practical options for fitness, nutrition, and mindset habits that enrich the quality of your life. Enjoy Vendors, Music, Workshops, Speakers, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Great Food, and much more! It’s $10 to get in and the proceeds will go towards Shelter House, the local domestic violence and sexual assault center that has been serving the area for over 30 years.

The Walton County Animal Shelter is hosting an adoption event this Sunday at the new Tropical Smoothie Cafe in City Market Bayside by Destin Plastic Surgery. The event is from 10 am to 2 pm and besides adorable pups and kitties, there will be lawn games outside such as corn hole, jumbo jenga, and jumbo connect 4. If you adopt a dog or cat, you’ll also go home with a free smoothie!

30A – Santa Rosa Beach – Panama City Beach

The Annual Mountainfilm festival is this weekend at WaterColor! Mountainfilm Festival is celebrating its 17th year and each year, a selection of films from the annual festival in Telluride, Colorado is taken on the road to reach audiences who otherwise would not have a chance to experience the festival. The films selected for the show will explore themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission of using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to watch the show. There will be food and beverage available for purchase on site. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Weekend passes are also available if you want to attend Friday and Saturday night!

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s newest event, Harvest Wine and Food Festival is coming up this week at WaterColor! Festivities start Thursday night with Celebrity Winemaker dinners at Cafe ThirtyA, The Wine Bar at Watercolor and Seagar’s. There’s a reserve tasting Friday night from 6-8 pm that will feature rare vintage wines and then Saturday is the Grand Tasting from 1-4 pm and it will feature over 150 wines! If you don’t do wine, there’s also going to be a spirits section too. Each night has a separate ticket and Saturday has a VIP option too.

Fort Walton Beach

The last Downtown Fort Walton Beach art walk of the season is this Friday, November 3rd from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. The Art Walk features a wide range of local artists who set up along the sidewalk of Brooks Street in Downtown Fort Walton Beach. From oil paintings to jewelry and everything in-between. There is Live music throughout downtown and complimentary wine and snacks inside several of your favorite downtown businesses!

The next big event that the Downtown Organization has planned is their “Downtown Holiday” event scheduled for Saturday, December 2nd from 11am – 6pm at The Landing. Registration is now open for any vendors who would like to be a part of this Holiday event.

The Green Door Music Hall needs your help. Last week, the music venue took to their facebook page to announce that they might have to shut their doors very soon. Here’s what they said:

Due to a long series of unfortunate events, culminating into the final straw after this last Sunday’s music festival rainout, we at the Green Door Music Hall are asking for your help….we fear without the help of the Green Door family & those who love & support the music, we will be shutting the doors within the next few days….We once again have put all we have plus all we could borrow toward this idea that new music matters…All of us here have dedicated our day to day life to preserving & spreading this idea in our community.

The Green Door is hoping to raise to $10,000 in order to stay open. For more details on how you can donate and support, head over to Get The

St. Simon’s on the Sound is hosting their 43rd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair this Friday and Saturday, November 3rd & 4th. This is a big event every year that features everything handmade. From jewelry, pottery, soaps, textiles and more. There are also baked goods available as well as the famous cajun dill pickles. Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item or cash donation for Sharing & Caring. There will also be food for purchase on-site.


The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is this Friday, Saturday Sunday in Seville Square. It’s one of the best-regarded, most popular arts festivals in the United States. The three day festival brings in more than 200 of the nation’s best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists. There will also be live music and performances from local performing arts institutes. There will be a Children’s Arts Festival area with hands-on activities for kids, as well as a Heritage Arts section with demonstrations of traditional skills in the Heritage Arts. The event goes from 9 am to 4 pm each day and is free to attend.

Peat & Pearls is a celebration of scotch and oysters…it’s happening this Sunday November 5th from 3-7 pm at the Barkley House in Downtown Pensacola. Guests will enjoy fine scotch tastings, cocktails by Old Hickory Whiskey Bar, live music, chefs’ demos, a cigar garden, designer pearls and, of course, bushels and bushels of delicious oysters prepared by some of the South’s hottest chefs. The event continues Monday night with a VIP Dinner featuring Celebrity Chefs James Briscione and Brooke Parkhurst (The Couple’s Kitchen) for a four-course dinner of Gulf Coast proportions. The evening will include a champagne and oyster tasting session led by shellfish guru Chris Nelson, of Bon Secour Fisheries; cocktail pairings by Old Hickory Whiskey Bar and live entertainment.


There’s a new real estate brokerage in town: Engel & Volkers. Broker Brian Beasley and his team are hosting a grand opening celebration this Thursday, November 2nd from 2:00-6:00 pm This European-inspired cocktail party will have hors d’oeuvres and, of course, cocktails created and catered by the always impressive The Wine Bar – Destin. Stop by and meet the team!

Also, there’s an edible cookie dough shop opening soon on Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach called Doughlish. The new “No Bake Sweet Shoppe” will feature cookie dough in 10-12 different flavors and all dough is egg-free and made with heat treated flour. There is no set date on the official opening, but owner Leslie Cruz is hoping to finish final inspections later next week.

Time change this weekend!!!

It’s that time of year for the clocks to fall back an hour. So just a friendly reminder to set your clocks back when you go to bed Saturday night because Sunday morning at 2 am, the time officially changes.

That’s all we have for you this week on EVERYTHING! Have a great week and weekend, and we will see you next Tuesday 🙂