Upcoming Local Events

Frances RoyFebruary 1, 2023
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From local networking to concerts, and fundraisers, we’ve gathered up a few well-loved events happening in the next few weeks so you can easily add them to your calendar! 

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday Coffee

Make new connections and build on existing relationships at the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday Coffee on February 3, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach. It’s the most highly attended networking event in the area!

Emerald Coast Indoor Shooting and Sport Concealed Carry Weapons Classes

Emerald Coast Indoor Shooting and Sport has a packed February! If you’re looking to apply for your concealed weapons license, join them for their Concealed Carry Weapons Classes on February 5th, 11th, or 26th. If you already have some skills with a concealed weapon, join them for their Concealed Carry Advanced Skills Class on February 25th. Their brand new AR Intro Class is on February 19th. The class will cover nomenclature, disassembly, inspection, cleaning, reassembly, function check, zeroing, fundamentals of shooting, shooting positions, and reloading drills. 

Blue Dog at Bijoux

See George Rodrigue’s Blue Dog paintings like never before in this mini-exhibition of rarely seen original artworks from the artist’s private collection at Blue Dog Bijoux on February 9th, starting at 11:30 a.m. at Bijoux Destin. This one-day-only creative event includes the culinary masterpieces of Check Jack McGuckin, and all proceeds benefit the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation.

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Nothing But Networking

Enjoy a delicious lunch, make new connections, and network with other local professionals at the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Nothing But Networking on February 9th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at AJ’s on the Bayou.

Emerald Coast Indoor Shooting and Sport Valentine’s Special

Need Valentine’s Day plans? Bring a date to the Emerald Coast Indoor Shooting & Sport on February 10th or 11th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and receive a free target, 50% off lane rental for your date, and a free rose (while they last)!

Women’s Climbing Circle

Join other women for a monthly climbing session designed to foster the female climbing community at Rock Out Climbing Gym on February 11th, from 9 to 11 a.m. This is the perfect opportunity to meet new climbing partners, focus on your climbing goals, and enjoy a safe community space of like-minded women.

Love & Football: A Dog Promenade

Join Dog-Harmony for “Love & Football: A Dog Promenade” on February 11th, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Grand Boulevard to celebrate the Super Bowl LVII and Valentine’s Day! Stroll the catwalk, enjoy delicious food from JC’s Gourmet, dress up your pups, and enter for the chance to win prizes at this fabulous event!

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours

Join the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce for their Business After Hours sponsored by Conexion Media Group on February 16th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Pedro’s Tacos & Tequila Bar. Don’t miss this chance to network with local professionals while having fun!

Crescendo! Vintner Dinners

Crescendo! Vintner Dinners are hosted in elegant private homes, restaurants, and resort hotels throughout the region featuring some of the country’s most exclusive vineyards on February 24th, starting at 6 p.m. in various venues.

4th Annual Shrimp & Grits Festival

Calling all shrimp & grits fans! Enjoy creative twists of this classic southern dish, refreshing drinks, a live DJ, and so much more at the 4th Annual Shrimp & Grits Festival on February 25th, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Destin Harbor. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast!

Crescendo! Main Event

Cresecendo! Is the season’s cultural event extravaganza held at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa on February 26th, starting at 11:30 a.m. This energy-infused experience will celebrate the cultural and culinary arts by showcasing world-class vintners, expert spirit purveyors, amazing auction items, and a live musical performance!

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday Coffee

Make new connections and build on existing relationships at the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday Coffee sponsored by HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital on March 3, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach. 

5th Annual Mac & Cheese Festival

Thought macaroni and cheese was just for kids? Think again! Join the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast for their 5th Annual Mac & Cheese Festival on March 5th, from 12 to 3 p.m. at Destin Commons. Enjoy this family-friendly event featuring gourmet, chef-inspired twists on the South’s favorite comfort food all while supporting a good cause.

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Nothing But Networking

Enjoy a delicious lunch, make new connections, and network with other local professionals at the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Nothing But Networking on March 9th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clubhouse Grill.

Classical Connections feat. Geneva Lewis, Violin

New Zealand-born violinist Geneva Lewis has forged a reputation as a musician of consummate artistry whose performances speak from and to the heart. Join Sinfonia Gulf Coast for a live performance on March 11th, starting at 7:30 p.m. at Destin High School featuring Geneva Lewis on the violin.

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours

Join the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce for their Business After Hours on March 16th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Beach Weekend - The Marina. Don’t miss this chance to network with local professionals while having fun!

March Madnezz Fundraiser

Help the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast raise funds to support their mission at their 2023 March Madnezz Fundraiser on March 25th, from 5 to 8 p.m. at O’Riley’s Irish Pub in Downtown Pensacola! For $25 guests can enjoy an open bar and appetizers and participate in a live and silent auction full of awesome prizes.

Looking for more upcoming events? Come back in a few weeks and we’ll give you an updated list of all of your favorite local happenings!

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