Emerald Coast Events | August 2021

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Enjoy the long summers days at the beach and then take part in some local festivities this August! There are some great events for the whole family taking place this month. Check it out!


Champagne Tasting & Dinner
When: August 4th
WhereThe Courtyard at Pescado
Description: The Courtyard at Pescado is hosting a Heidsieck Family of Champagne Tasting & Dinner Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at 6:30pm. The event is being presented by Stephen Squibbs of The Folio Wine Group and Breakthru Beverage. The ticket price is $150 plus 7% tax and 22% gratuity. Tickets can be purchased from events@thelcrg.com. Limited space is available.

Moms & Mimosas
When: August 10th
WhereAJ's - Grayton Beach
Description: AJ's is the place to be for moms kicking off a new school year! Head to AJ's Grayton Beach after dropping off your kiddos for their Moms and Mimosas Back to School Celebration on Tuesday, August 10 from 11AM - 2PM. Grab all your girlfriends and join AJ's for lunch, your first MOMOSIA is on the house. Come ready to enjoy some me-time with friends! AJ’s will be doing some great giveaways as well as having live music. Follow AJ's on Facebook for more info!

Bubbly Baytowne
When: August 19th
WhereThe Village at Baytowne Wharf @ Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Description: Come out to The Village of Baytowne Wharf for an evening of champagne, live music, and shopping during Bubbly Baytowne from 5-7PM. Stop in various retail merchants as you enjoy a selection of premium champagnes and enjoy the sounds of live music in the Events Plaza. This event is free and for 21 and up only. Sip and shop through the Village streets in Sandestin!

Paddle at the Park
WhenAugust 21st
WhereHenderson Beach State Park
Description: Formerly known as Paddle at the Porch, now in its 9th year, the event is moving to Henderson Beach State Park and getting a name change - Paddle at the Park Sponsored by Destin ER. It features 1- and 3-mile recreational races and a 6-mile elite race, to be followed by awards, food & fun! Also, they are welcoming two new categories in the 3-mile race: kayaks and inflatables. Registration is open now. You can register here and follow www.facebook.com/PaddleAtThePark for event details. 
Race Start Times 
9 a.m. || 3/6-mile races start 
10:30 a.m. || 1-mile race starts 
11 a.m. || Kids' fun race (for ages 12 & under only) starts Awards for all races will begin directly after the last race. 
Racer Welcome Party & Gift Card Giveaway BOTE is welcoming racers with a party from 5 - 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20, at the Destin headquarters, located at 383 Harbor Blvd. Catch up with racers old and new, and enjoy food and cold BOTE beer from Destin Brewery. One lucky racer, participant or sponsor will win a $100 BOTE GIFT CARD! The giveaway will take place at the end of the event, and you must be present to win.
IWWF World U17 & U21 Waterski Championship 
WhenAugust 22nd-29th
Where: Pickos Ski School
Description: Pickos Ski School will be the official host for the 2021 International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) World U17 & U21 Waterski Championships to be held on August 22- 29, 2021. The week-long competition, sponsored by Visit South Walton, showcases some of the best junior water-skiers looking to win a world title and continue onto the IWWF World Open Championships the following year. The skiers will be competing in several divisions, including Boys Overall, Girls Overall, Boys Slalom, Boys Jump, Boys Trick, Girls Slalom, Girls Trick and Girls Jump. Additionally, each competitor will be competing for their own individual scores that are posted on the world ranking list as well as course records. 
Aug. 20 & 21 | Check- In 
Aug. 20 & 21 | Practice & Familiarization Day 
Aug. 25 | U17 Final Rounds 
Aug. 29 | U21 Final Rounds 
Aug. 29 | Competition for Overall Awards ​Those competing in the IWWF World Junior Waterski Championships are exclusively towed by the award-winning Ski Nautique. To learn more about Pickos Ski School visit www.skipickos.com.

Summer Haze Music Festival
WhenAugust 28-29
WhereGulf Place on 30A
Description: Southern Sound Music Alliance presents the inaugural Summer Haze Music Festival in South Walton Florida! This 2-day music festival will feature over 15 of your favorite bands, food trucks, craft beer, and art vendors. Part of the proceeds will benefit Cultural Arts Alliance and Food For Thought. Summer Haze will kickoff on Saturday, August 28 at Gulf Place. The Official After Party is on Sunday, August 29 at North Beach Social. 
For more information on ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities as well as becoming one of our vendors, visit www.southernsoundalliance.com/summer-haze-music-festival

PCB Food Truck Fest
WhenAugust 29th
WhereAaron Bassant Park
Description: Orange Beach Breeze is bringing the Food Truck Fest to Panama City Beach at Aaron Bessant Park on Sunday, August 29th from 11 A.M. to 8 P.M. The fest will feature multiple food trucks from in and around the panhandle. Attendees will also enjoy vendors exhibiting and selling gifts, crafts, jewelry, personal care products and much more! This is a family-friendly event. $5 Entry fee. 12 and under are free. Parking is also free.


Summer on the Harbor @ HarborWalk Village (Through August 12th)
Mondays | Silent Disco Party
Tuesdays | Fat Tuesday Celebration | Concert & Parade
Thursdays | All American Thursday | Vintage Air Show & FIreworks
Saturdays | Rock the Docks
Lawn Games in Grand Park
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ Grand Boulevard
Movie Night @ Alys Beach
Every Wednesday @ Alys Beach Amphitheater (Through August 4th)
August 4 | Secret Life of Pets

Rosemary Beach Moonlight & Movies
Every Thursday @ Rosemary Beach Western Green (Through August 12th)
August 5 | Tom and Jerry 
August 12 | Trolls World Tour
Sunrise Yoga @ Hotel Effie
Every Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
Farmer's Markets
Every Saturday @ Seaside & Grand Boulevard
Every Sunday @ Rosemary Beach


Planning to be in town? 
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