What's going on this weekend?

Discussion in 'Music and Nightlife' started by michmarci, May 14, 2006.

  1. michmarci

    michmarci Beach Comber

    Nov 7, 2005
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    Prairieville, LA & New Orleans, LA
    Is there anything going on in the area that is not on the events calender? 3 couples are coming to stay for the weekend and wanted to do something fun? Any scoop on the wine events on the calender?
    Last edited: May 14, 2006
  2. aquaticbiology

    aquaticbiology fishlips

    May 30, 2005
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    redneck heaven
    get out of the way on thursday am and sunday pm :lol:

    sailboat regatta returns friday (19th) back to destin harbor so should be some pretty picture ops, even from south walton

    seaside wine festival starts thursday as well, but non molto vino until sat am

    wine and art on thursday afternoon on okaloosa island as well


    Exciting Spring Wine Festival In Seaside, Florida Set for May 18-21, 2006

    The 15th Annual Spring Wine Festival will be held May 18-21, 2006, during one of the prettiest seasons on the Emerald Coast, and will feature more than 250 wines from around the world. Tickets can be purchased, beginning Tuesday, March 22, while supplies last, over the phone with a credit card by calling (850) 231-5424.

    Intimate lectures and tasting's with a featured guest winemaker, luncheons, dinners, and reserve wine tasting's are all part of the festivities. Special packages are available in the award-winning town of Seaside on accommodations during the festival. Call (800) 277-8696 or visit www.seasidefl.com for more details, some restrictions may apply.

    The main tasting on Saturday, May 20 from 1pm to 5pm is often described as ?the perfect afternoon? in Seaside. Wine enthusiasts stroll from tasting area to tasting area, sampling a wonderful selection of wines. Each setting features a world-class musician, hors d?oeuvres from our Seaside restaurants and of course all of our merchants are open, so you can do a little shopping.


    May 13

    Catalina 22 National Sailing Association Northern Gulf Coast Cruise
    End Date: May 19; Duration: 7 Days
    This 9th annual NGCC will once again sail from Fort Walton Beach, Florida, to Wolf Bay Lodge, Alabama, and return. Our vessels will sail the high seas and the low seas of the Northern Gulf Coast. Join the camaraderie of fellow sailors and participate in a most memorable cruise. Beattie Purcell, 850.243.2790.

    16th Annual NW Florida Daily News Junior Aces Tennis Classic
    End Date: May 14; Duration: 2 Days

    USTA Florida Section Super Series Junior Tennis Tournamnet and an Emerald Coast Junior Grand Prix Event at Bluewater Bay Tennis Center. Divisions for girls and boys ages 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18, singles and doubles. Ronnie Dowdy, 850.428.0526.

    Boggy Bayou Run
    5K Run/Walk and Emerald Coast CVB, Inc. Kids 1 Mile Fun Run begins in Valparaiso at Lewis Middle School at 8am. Post race event will be at the Boathouse Landing Restaurant. Jim Frazier, 850.974.8061.

    Dancing with Desire '06
    Fred Astaire Dance Studios presents internationally acclaimed dance champions and guest celebrity peformers in a show to benefit Desire Street Ministries and the Take Stock in Children scholarship program. 7pm at The Arts Center at OWC in Niceville, featuring performances by "Dancing With the Stars" finalist Tony Dovolani, former NFL player and Heisman Trophy Winner Danny Wuerffel, former World Finalist and "Dancing With the Stars" celebrity Max Chmerkovskiy and State Representative Ray Sansom. Advance tickets available; call Lisa Burkett at 850.244.5582 or The Arts Center at 850.729.6000.

    Kid?s Kitemaking
    Free event sponsored by Kitty Hawk Kites at the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island, 11am ? 3pm. 850.796.0102.

    May 18

    Emerald Coast Dealers Boat Show
    End Date: May 23; Duration: 6 Days
    The annual event at the Emerald Coast Conference Center on Okaloosa Island offers excitement for boaters and anglers of all ages. The show will feature over 400 types of boats, a vast selection of marine accessories, fishing clinics and kid?s activities. Noon ? 7pm Thurs, 10am ? 7pm Fri & Sat, 10am ? 6pm Sun.

    Rutherfords 465 Mayfest Wine Walkabout
    Enjoy a wine walkabout event from 7pm - 9pm, featuring German wines and foods that complement them. Rutherfords 465, Regatta Bay in Destin, 850.337.8888.

    May 20

    Florida Park 5K
    Race begins at Florida Avenue and Bayshore Drive in Valparaiso at 8am. Proceeds benefit Florida Park playground. 850.678.1552.

    14th Annual ABWA Billy Bowlegs Poker Run
    Participants register their boats and draw cards at designated ports-of-call, then tally their scores at the Poker Run Party at Shalimar Yacht Basin. Prizes for the best poker hand are awarded by Captain Billy Bowlegs and his Queen. Sponsored by the Emerald Coast Chapter of the American Business Women?s Association; proceeds support their annual scholarship program for local students. 850.863.9082 or www.abwa-ecc.org.

    May 21

    "Insanity of Murder"
    Nawlins Cafe in Mary Esther will host a murder mystery dinner theater show at 5:30pm. $40 per person includes dinner, one beer or glass of wine and a two hour show. Call 850.244.1313 for more information.

    Sunday in the Park
    Bring your lawn chairs for an afternoon of live music from 2pm to 5pm at Fort Walton Beach Landing. Sponsored by the City of Fort Walton Beach, 850.833.9576.

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