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The City of Destin’s Adopt-A-Street program enables families, businesses and local community groups to perform valuable community service by adopting sections of a street to avoid litter and debris. Groups that participate in this program will have their names posted on the City’s website and signage will be installed on their adopted street. For more information, call 837-6869 or email

Grand Boulevard Farmer’s Market

The Grand Boulevard Farmers Market takes place every Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Grand Park in the heart of Grand Boulevard in South Walton. Bring your shopping bag and stock up on local produce, eggs, jams and pies. Homemade soap, good olive oil and pickled things are all there for the taking.

Rosemary Beach Farmers Market

Come browse the 30A Farmer’s Market in Rosemary Beach on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The local Farmer’s Market is held on Sundays year-round and Thursdays during the summer months, in North Barrett Square along Scenic 30A.

Cinco de Mayo Party

Eat, drink and be social this Cinco De Mayo at North Beach Social. Hours are 6-9 p.m. May 5 at the restaurant, 24200 U.S. Highway 331, Santa Rosa Beach. Guests can enjoy music from DJ 30A, a photo booth and a costume contest with a $100 gift card. There will also be food and drink specials throughout the day. Stop at North Beach in South Walton for the festivities.

MKAF Spring Concerts in the Village

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) Spring 2022 Concert Series in the Village continues. Doors open at 6 p.m. and concerts start at 7 p.m. Buy your tickets online at

• May 5: Shania Twin (tribute to Shania Twain)

• May 12: Yacht Rock Revue

• May 19: six-piece suits

• May 26: Taylor Dayne

• June 2: Alter Eagles

• June 9: Sister Hazel

• June 16: Sinfonia Gulf Coast performing the music of Led Zeppelin

• June 23: Boogie Wonder Band

Cinco de Mayo Party

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style at Pepito Mexican Restaurant, 1313 Lewis Turner Blvd., Fort Walton Beach. The party starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 10 p.m. “Grab your sombrero and join us for fajitas, margaritas, tacos and more!” Drink specials and more will be available for purchase at the Tex-Mex restaurant.

Burn the Beaches Car Show

The Burning up the Beaches Car Show will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 7 in Destin Commons, with net proceeds going to Emerald Coast ARC. A deejay and live music, as well as a Valve Cover Race at 11 a.m. will be there. For a full schedule of the three-day event beginning May 5, visit

Dedication Scurto, ArtQuest Festival

Author and illustrator Destin Andi Scurto, author of “The Accidental Adventure of Mattie the Giraffe,” will host a meet-the-artist event and book signing at the ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival May 7-8 in Miramar Beach.

Author and artist Andi Scurto signs a copy of his book, "The Adventures of Mattie the Giraffe."

“I’ll be displaying all the original book illustrations, I’ll have little keepsakes like Mattie mugs and cards, little artwork with Mattie that I call ‘Mattie calfies’ and I’ll paint a giant piece of Mattie where her spots start to drip,” Scurto said.

The 34th Annual ArtQuest runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 8 at the Grand Boulevard Town Center, Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach, Florida. Admission is a $5 donation.

Niceville Senior Center Foundation Ball

The Niceville Senior Center Foundation will host the second annual Seniors Ball for Senior Center members (age 55+). They and their guests will enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, music and dancing, commemorative photos and the crowning of the prom king and queen.

“An Evening Under the Stars” is from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 13 at the Senior Center at 201 Campbell Drive.

Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for guests. They can be purchased at the reception of the Seniors Center until May 6. Contact Julie Mooney, Senior Center Manager, at 850-279-6436, ext. 1601 for details.

Parrothead Music Festival

The Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club Music Festival, “Tailgates Down, Phriends All Around,” takes place May 13-14 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Center, 4323 Commons Drive, Destin. Doors open at 3 p.m. Friday, May 13. Saturday hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available on,, and costs $30 in advance, $35 on festival day. It benefits Fresh Start for Children & Families.


Emerald Coast Community Theater’s Jr. Thespian/Company Showcase will take place May 21 at 2:30 p.m. and will feature group and solo works by ECTC teens. The evening will include classical and contemporary musical theater pieces, improvisation, and comedy and drama selections.


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