Catching Up After the Holidays


Catching Up After the Holidays
Lots of Fun Upcoming Events here on the Gulf Coast.
Mark your Calendar for Upcoming Happenings Here

United Way’s 25th Annual Champion Chili Competition
FEB 20th, 2016
Santa Rosa Mall
300 Mary Esther Blvd Mary Esther, FL

boy-girl-soccer-612x300-2Free Soccer Day in Crestview
February 21, 2016
Garden City Sports Complex 6330 Garden City Road Crestview, 32539
Free Soccer Sundays for our CUBS, U6, U8, and U10.
Divisions Ages 3-9 All New Soccer Players in our community are Welcome to join and familiarize yourself with our CSO Soccer program.
Warm ups, drills, skill building skills and small sided soccer games. Please bring soccer cleats, shin guards are required for ages U6 and up. All returning CSO soccer players wear your 2015 CSO Jersey’s and come join this Free day of Soccer.
NOON- 1pm- Cubs (ages 3-4), 1pm-3 U6 (ages 4-5), 1pm-3 U8 (ages 6-7), 2pm-4 U10 (ages 8-9).

“A SYMPHONY OF TASTE” – Food & Wine Fest Benefits Orchestra & Youth Endeavors
February 21, 2016
Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College, in the college’s Student Services Center .
The Northwest Florida Symphony Guild’s (NFSG) popular annual food and wine tasting festival and Silent Auction– “A Symphony of Taste” will be held Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College, in the college’s Student Services Center. Food samples from a variety of area restaurants will be available, accompanied by over 50 different wines from around the world, as well as non-alcoholic beverages and a silent auction. Musical entertainment will be provided by local jazz favorite Sean Deitrich. The event also includes a popular Silent Auction.
12654402_10153745393280380_2853872295734522358_nDestin Cobia Tournament
MAR 1 – APR 30
Harbor Walk Marin in Destin, FL
The Destin Cobia Tournament presented by HarborWalk Marina is a month long event that attracts hundreds of anglers from Northwest Florida.
With a nickname like, “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” great fishing tournaments and Destin naturally go hand in hand. This annual tournament takes place at HarborWalk Marina in Destin, Florida, located on the Destin Harbor, minutes away from the intracoastal waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. The tournament begins when the first fish is caught and ends April 30th at 8PM. All events are free and open to the public.

Okaloosa County Celebrates America’s 238th Birthday!



     Freedom Festival at FWB First United Methodist Church-103 First Street SE from 6 p.m. -9 p.m. Food, Fellowship, Water Slide, Bouncy house and activities for all ages. Invite a friend, grab a lawn chair, and join us in the fun. We will watch the FWB fireworks together. For more information call 850-243-9292

     Crestview- Twin Hills Park Hwy 90 East –The City of Crestview will host 4th of July at Twin Hills Park, Hwy 90 East. Children’s activities start at 5:30-8:30 at the Football field, Free Music by Larken Express 6-9 with Fireworks at 9 p.m.

     Fort Walton Beach-Landing 139 Brooks Street-Concerts by the Landing for the 4th of July.  Free  Live Music, Children’s activities, Food, exhibitors booths and Fireworks. Celebration begins at 4 with children’s activities and fun. Come out and enjoy  live music by local band Continuum. The fireworks will start around 8:45 p.m. Bring your chair and your spirit. Visit their website for more information about Continuum.

     Destin-Harborwalk Village by The Emerald Grand, foot of Destin bridge-Three days of Celebration for America’s Freedom. Thursday is the Red, White, and Blue celebration honoring special people of our community. Fireworks are typically between 8-9 on the harbor. Friday night, come listen to live music by Victoria Belles as they take us back to the WWII era of the 1940’s. Their music will leave a lasting impression straight from those historic times. Fireworks will be around 9 p.m. Saturday the celebration continues with Free live music by Gypsy Riot, all about ROCK. Music starts at 7 p.m. on the docks.

     Valaparaiso-July 4th, The museum will offer $1 admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Heritage Museum of Northwest Fl. Located at 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso

kettlebellchallenge    4th of July Kettlebell Firecracker Challenge behind Whales Tail-8 a.m.

     Come join the fun and exercise with the Best-Trainer Glenn Cruz -4th of July Kettlebell Firecracker Challenge on the sand behind Whales tail in Destin. Bring your water, kettlebell if you have one, or borrow one from Glenn. $10 per person, usually last an hour or so. Please go at your own pace and learn from the best and start your 4th of July off right. An amazing workout that strengthens and conditions plus lots of cardio. Beginners and regulars welcome. See you there! 





4th Annual Run 4 Science 5K, 10K, or fun runs for kids! April 12, 2014

Run 4 Science emerald-coast-science-center Support Our local Science Center located at the downtown Fort Walton Beach Landing for the 4th Annual Run for Science event, April 12th, 2014.  The Science Center will host a 5K, 10K, and fun runs for younger children. This event is for the whole family and all proceeds goto the Emerald Coast Science Center. The Emerald Coast Science center is a vital part of our County. They support our area schools by assisting some schools with Science programs and classes, which is important for growing Scientist for our future. They offer FCAT enrichment for area schools which is a  in-depth curriculum for K and 5th grade students, taught at the school. They also provide many programs for homeschoolers and families for fun. Family Science night is an evening filled with science experiments at your school for teachers, kids and parents. The Planetarium is a portable planetarium which allows the Science Center to bring the universe right to your school. Also the Emerald Coast Science center has offered the first Lego League for kids. Great opportunities of growing our local children’s minds in the world of Science. Please consider supporting this wonderful Non-profit organization in the name of Science. Visit the website to register for fun run, or visit their website at