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These events are presented as part of the Coastal Culture Series made possible by the Grand Boulevard Arts & Entertainment Program.

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EMERALD COAST THEATRE LIP SYNC BATTLE

benefiting Emerald Coast Theatre Company
Thursday, October 19 | 8-11PM
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Emerald Coast Theatre Company is hosting the third annual Emerald Coast Lip Sync Battle, offering the perfect chance for participants to finally perform live the songs they’ve been practicing in front of their bathroom mirrors for years. A panel of judges will pick the best of the best. The night will be complete with cash bar, and those performers who bring the biggest crew will rack up audience participation points.

BEST OF THE EMERALD COAST

benefiting Junior League of the Emerald Coast
Saturday, October 21 | 6-9PM
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The winners of EC Magazine’s Best of the Emerald Coast will be on display in the Town Center, showcasing their winning product, trade or service. Join us at the 18th annual event as we sample from the best restaurants, shopping and businesses on the Emerald Coast.

SINFONIA CABARET: AN EVENING WITH CHRIS MANN

benefiting Sinfonia Gulf Coast at 560, upstairs
Tuesday, October 24 | 5:30PM
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From his debut on the world’s stage as a finalist on NBC’s The Voice to rave reviews from his PBS “Live in Concert” performance, to the lead role in the national U.S. tour of “Phantom of the Opera,” Chris Mann Music and his crystalline voice will take you on a musical journey from Broadway to contemporary standards, to the Great American Songbook. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse-Sandestin sets the culinary stage, while 560 Grand Boulevard will be transformed in to an elegant cabaret theater for the performance. Includes valet, dinner, wine, gratuity, and performance. Presented by Pish Posh Patchouli’s

BARKTOBERFEST

benefiting Dog-Harmony
Thursday, October 26 | 5-7PM
Open to the public at no charge

Dog-Harmony and Grand Boulevard invite you to bring your furry friend and join us in celebrating all things Fall in Grand Park with puppy & people treats and complimentary refreshments. Enjoy a kindness rock painting station, a photo booth for your furry friend, a microchip updating station and don’t forget to dress up your pup for the puppy costume contest!

HALLOWEEN ON THE BOOLEVARD

Tuesday, October 31 | 4-7PM
Open to the public at no charge

Children are invited to dress in their ghoulish best and trick-or-treat throughout the Town Center. Be sure to stop by Kinnucan’s and enjoy their special Halloween festivities and giveaways.

Town Center Holiday Open House & Walk-About

November 21 | 3-6PM

Before and during Festival of Trees kick-off, take advantage of holiday specials and promotions while enjoying specialty beverages at Grand Boulevard’s participating specialty retail stores and restaurants. Visit all participating businesses and enter to win “A Taste of Grand Boulevard” that includes a gift from each participating business.

FESTIVAL OF TREES

benefiting more than a dozen local charities
Kickoff: November 21 | 4-6PM
Trees remain on display through December 25
Open to the Public at No Charge

Festival of Trees held annually in Grand Park, showcases uniquely decorated Christmas trees from area non-profits. The trees debut the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and remain in the park through Christmas for the public to enjoy and learn more about the missions of these organizations.

FREE PHOTOS WITH SANTA

Saturdays | November 25 – December 16
Open to the public at no charge

Join us in Grand Park, at the Festival of Trees display as we offer free photos with Santa Claus every Saturday, 2-3PM. Our friends at Abrakadoodle will offer free, holiday arts and crafts.

“A WRINKLE IN TIME” PERFORMANCE

presented by Emerald Coast Theatre Company
at 560, upstairs

December 7 – 24
Thursdays-Saturdays | 7:30 PM and Sundays | 2PM
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One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back- stubbornness, braces, and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe, and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. Run time is approximately 75 minutes with no intermission. Appropriate for ages 5 and up (no lap children please).

 

GRAND BOULEVARD
FARMERS’ MARKET

Saturdays, year-round | 9AM-1PM

Interested in becoming a GBFM vendor? Contact Diane at 850.499.4697.

SOUTH WALTON BEACHES
WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

benefiting Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
SAVE THE DATE: April 26-29, 2018

A dazzling roster of dozens of celebrity winemakers, distillers, chefs, brew masters and entertainers converge in South Walton, Florida to wine, dine, educate and entertain guests as part of the four-day celebration of wine. Throughout the Town Center of Grand Boulevard, attendees enjoy such attractions as Spirits Row, Champagne Lane Tastings, Savor South Walton Culinary Village, Nosh Pavilions, Tasting Seminars, Craft Beer & Spirits Jam, live entertainment and more than 800 wines poured by knowledgeable wine industry insiders. For more info -> sowalwine.com

ARTSQUEST FINE ARTS FESTIVAL

benefiting The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County
SAVE THE DATE: May 12-13, 2018
Open to the public at no charge

An annual South Walton Mother’s Day tradition, ArtsQuest provides an opportunity to view and purchase original art from more than 200 artists in over a dozen mediums from around the country, while also enjoying live musical entertainment, ImagiNation (where kids rule) and student exhibits.

THEATRE THURSDAYS

presented by Emerald Coast Theatre Company
SAVE THE DATE: Summer 2018
Open to the public at no charge

Join us in Grand Park on Thursday nights during the summer for Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s presentation of a fun-for-all-ages adaptation of a William Shakespeare play . Abrakadoodle offers a pre-show children’s activities 7-8PM. Bring your own chair or blanket.

2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market
Saturdays | Year-Round

30A Songwriters Festival
benefiting The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County
January 13 – 16

Bakersfield Mist
presented by Emerald Coast Theatre Company
Thursdays – Sundays | January 26 – February 19

My Furry Valentine
benefiting Dog-Harmony
February 9

Purses with a Purpose
benefiting Shelter House
March 24 – 25

Doggie EGGstravaganza
benefiting Dog-Harmony
April 13

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival
benefiting Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
April 27 – 30

Cinco de Mayo Celebration with Cantina Laredo
May 5

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival
An official Art Week South Walton event produced by Cultural Arts Alliance
May 13 – 14

Wag the Flag
benefiting Dog-Harmony
May 25

Theatre Thursdays
Presented by Emerald Coast Theatre Company
Thursdays | June 1 – August 3

Ballet at Twilight
Presented by Northwest Florida Ballet
June 24

Dog Days of Summer
benefiting Dog-Harmony
August 24

Giselle
presented by Northwest Florida Ballet
October 14

Best of the Emerald Coast
benefiting Junior League of the Emerald Coast
October 21

Barktoberfest Doggie Social
benefiting Dog-Harmony
October 26

Halloween on the BOOlevard
October 31

Holiday Lights on the Boulevard
November 18 – January 1

Festival of Trees
benefiting more than a dozen local charities
November 21 – December 25

Town Center Holiday Open House
November 21

Free Photos with Santa
Saturdays | November 25 – December 16