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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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THEATRE THURSDAYS

presented by Emerald Coast Theatre Company
Every Thursday, May 31 – August 2 | 8-9PM
Open to the public at no charge

A performance of Romeo and Juliet like you’ve never seen it before! This interactive and family-friendly version of classic theatre is adapted by Gillette Elvgren and re-imagines these star crossed lovers meeting in the fabulous Art Deco era of the 1920’s. Will they finally find happiness? Grab yourself a chair or blanket and join us under the stars to find out. To add to the fun, our friends at Abrakadoodle will offer a themed kid’s craft pre-show, 7-8PM. In the event of rain, join us at the ECTC theatre upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard.

BALLET AT TWILIGHT

presented by Northwest Florida Ballet
Saturday, June 23 | 7:30-9:30PM
Open to the public at no charge

Join us in Grand Park as Northwest Florida Ballet presents its annual community performance, Ballet at Twilight, featuring a mixed repertoire of classic and modern works. Bring your own chair or blanket to enjoy this family-friendly performance under the stars.

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

benefiting Dog-Harmony
Thursday, May 30 | 5-7PM
Open to the public at no charge

Dog-Harmony and Grand Boulevard invite you and your furry friend to help us enjoy the last week of summer in Grand Park with puppy & people treats, live entertainment and a raffle drawing.

SINFONIA SWINGS ON THE BOULEVARD

presented by Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Saturday, September 29
Open to the public at no charge

Sinfonia Swings on the Boulevard! Back by popular demand, members of Sinfonia Gulf Coast team up for an outdoor musical concert and dancing exhibitions of swinging proportions. Seating will be provided, but we welcome you to bring your own chair or blanket to enjoy this free performance.

GRAND BOULEVARD
FARMERS’ MARKET

Saturdays, year-round | 9AM-1PM

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

BEST OF EMERALD COAST

benefiting Junior League of the Emerald Coast
Saturday, October 20 | 6-9PM

This annual evening of celebration showcases the winners of the “Best of the Emerald Coast.”  Enjoy samples from the best restaurants, shopping and businesses during this celebratory block party All proceeds benefit the Junior League of the Emerald Coast (JLEC): a nonprofit organization focused on promoting volunteerism, improving our community, and developing the potential of women.

BARKTOBERFEST

benefiting Dog-Harmony
Thursday, October 25 | 5-7PM
Open to the public at no charge

Dog-Harmony and Grand Boulevard invite you and your furry friend to help us celebrate all things fall in Grand Park with puppy & people treats, live entertainment and a raffle drawing.

HALLOWEEN ON THE BOOLEVARD

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

Families and kids are invited to trick or treat throughout the Town Center.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE & WALK-ABOUT

Tuesday, November 20
Open to the public at no charge

Stop by Grand Park and our Festival of Trees celebration to pick up your Passport for this evening. Visit participating retailers & restaurants and take advantage of holiday specials and promotions while enjoying complimentary refreshments. Don’t forget to turn your passport in at Grand Park before 6PM to enter to win a fabulous “Taste of Grand Boulevard” prize package!

FESTIVAL OF TREES

Kick-off: Tuesday, November 20 | 4-6PM
Trees remain on display through Christmas Day
Open to the public at no charge

Festival of Trees held annually in Grand Park, showcases uniquely decorated Christmas trees from twelve local, 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.

PHOTOS WITH SANTA CLAUS

Every Saturday, November 24 – December 15 | 2-3PM

Join us in Grand Park, at the Festival of Trees display to get your child’s picture with Santa Claus! Our friends at Abrakadoodle Art Education and Parties will offer free, kid-friendly, holiday arts and crafts while you wait.

HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES

Fridays and Saturdays | November 23 – December 15
Open to the public at no charge

The Town Center will be awash with thousands of beautiful white lights, bringing a festive and inviting spirit to the Boulevard. Enjoy a free, horse-drawn carriage ride around the Town Center while faux snow falls on the Festival of Trees display in Grand Park between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. To add to the festivities, Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s Dickensian Carolers will sing popular holiday carols on these evenings between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

SOUTH WALTON BEACHES
WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

benefiting Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
SAVE THE DATE: April 25-28, 2019

A dazzling roster of dozens of celebrity winemakers, distillers, chefs, 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, 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 11-12, 2019
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 120 artists in over a dozen mediums from around the country, while also enjoying live musical entertainment, ImagiNation (where kids rule) and student exhibits.

2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday, 9AM – 1PM

30A Songwriters Festival
benefiting The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County
January 12 – 15

“The Amish Project” Performance
presented by Emerald Coast Theatre Company
at 560 Upstairs
Thursday – Sunday, January 18 – 28

My Furry Valentine
benefiting Dog-Harmony
February 8

“Sylvia” Performance
presented by Emerald Coast Theatre Company
at 560 Upstairs
Thursday – Sunday, February 15 – March 4

Purses with a Purpose
benefiting Shelter House
March 23-24

Doggie EGGstravaganza
benefiting Dog-Harmony
March 29

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival
benefiting Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
April 26 – 29

Cinco de Mayo Celebration with Cantina Laredo
May 5

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival
An official Art Week South Walton event produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance
May 12 – 13

Northwest Florida Theatre Festival
An official Art Week South Walton event produced by Emerald Coast Theatre Company
May 16 – 20

Wag the Flag
benefiting Dog-Harmony
May 24

Theatre Thursdays
Presented by Emerald Coast Theatre Company
Every Thursday, May 31 – August 2

Ballet at Twilight
Presented by Northwest Florida Ballet
June 23

Dog Days of Summer
benefiting Dog-Harmony
August 30

Sinfonia Swings on the Boulevard
Presented by Sinfonia Gulf Coast
September 29

Best of the Emerald Coast
benefiting Junior League of the Emerald Coast
October 20

Barktoberfest
benefiting Dog-Harmony
October 25

Halloween on the BOOlevard
October 31

Coastal White Christmas Holiday Lights
November 17 – January 1, 2019

Holiday Open House & Walk-About
November 20

Festival of Trees
benefiting more than a dozen local charities
November 20 – December 25

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Fridays and Saturdays in Grand Park
November 23 – December 15

Free Photos with Santa Claus
Saturdays in Grand Park
November 24 – December 22

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