Camp Helen State Park: Guided Kayak Eco Tour Tuesday, July 12, 9:00 am Join Camp Helen State Park staff for a Guided Kayak Eco Tour on Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in North America. Must be 12 years of age or older and able to independently navigate your own kayak. Reservations are required – call the park at 850-233-5059. Tours begin promptly at 9:00 AM, meet in the Visitor Center. Cash only fee is $30 and includes park entry, watercraft rental, life jacket, paddle, and a donation to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. Kayak Eco Tour | 9AM – 11AM, July: 19, 26, 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach.
Turtle Talk Tuesday Tuesday, July 12, 19 & 26, 9:00 am to 10:00 am Join South Walton Turtle Watch on Tuesday mornings in the park across from Amavida in Rosemary Beach for Turtle Talk Tuesday. The first talk is at 9AM and the second at 9:30AM. Learn about sea turtles, paint, and adopt a hatchling! Grab a coffee at event co-host Amavida Coffee Roasters while the kids take their Jr. Ocean Ranger pledge to help keep our beaches clean, dark and flat for nesting sea turtles and baby hatchlings! Amavida Coffee, 104 N Barrett Sq., Unit 1, Rosemary Beach.
Stories by the Sea at Seaside Amphitheater Tuesday, July 12, 19 & 26, 4:00 pm Join The REP Theatre for a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience that will take audiences on a fun and interactive storybook adventure for children of all ages! Stories by the Sea take place Tuesday and Thursday, May 31st – July 28th, at 4 PM. You can catch this complimentary event at the top of the Seaside Amphitheater. 25 Central Square, Seaside.
Boomin’ Tuesday at The Village of Baytowne Wharf Tuesday, July 12, 19 & 26, 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm The Village of Baytowne Wharf is hosting a Boomin’ Tuesday extravaganza every week. Enjoy singing and dancing with DJ Mike Whitty in the Events Plaza from 7:15 – 9:15 PM. Then watch as they light up the night sky with a breathtaking fireworks show over the Lagoon at 9:15PM! Music: 7:15 – 9:15 PM | Fireworks: 9:15 PM.
The Adventures of Little Red Riding Hood at Rosemary Beach Wednesday, July 13 & 20, 6:30 pm, The cast of the Seaside REP Theatre perform The Adventures of Little Red Riding Hood at North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM, May 25 thru August 10. The REP’s outdoor theater brings magic and laughter to the stage. Bring a chair or blanket, snacks and drinks, and enjoy a complimentary event proudly presented by The Merchants of Rosemary Beach. A group of traveling actors creates much onstage merriment by presenting their own version of the classic children’s story, Little Red Riding Hood. Join Little Red as she goes on an epic adventure through the woods to bring her grandmother a basket of goodies. This fast-paced and funny show is sure to delight the entire family with happily ever after laughter. Rosemary Beach. North Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach.
Movie Night at Alys Beach Amphitheater Wednesday, July 13, 8:00 pm Movie Night return to Alys Beach this spring! Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy films under the stars at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Wednesday nights at 8 PM. All outdoor movies are free and open to the public. Summer Movie Night | 8:00 PM, JULY 13 | Zootopia 20 | Shark Tale, 27 | Matilda, AUGUST 3 | Monster University. Alys Beach Central Park, 100 Penny Ln., Alys Beach.
Sounds Like Summer Series Each Thursday at Watersound Town Center
The Sounds Like Summer Arts & Culture series at Watersound Town Center is scheduled for June 2 – August 18, including plays, music, movies and more – with three nights set to feature artists from the annual 30A Songwriters Festival. Enjoy a different children’s play every month from The Seaside REP or movie nights featuring classic films and new family favorites. The 30A Songwriters Festival concert nights will feature nationally known artists like Shawn Mullins Trio and The Honeycutters. With ample parking, a covered pavilion, and even ceiling fans – the Pavilion at Watersound Town Center is quickly becoming South Walton’s destination for outdoor events. July Lineup: July 14: Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters – 30A Songwriters Festival Summer Series 6pm, July 21: Encanto – Outdoor Movie Night 8pm, July 28: Kids Crafts and Music 6pm. August 4: Beauty and the Beast – The REP (children’s play) 630pm.
Camp Helen State Park: Movies & S’mores Series Thursday, July 14, 7:00 pm Join Friends of Camp Helen State Park at the annual Movies & S’mores series, an evening filled with movies, food and fun held at Camp Helen State Park Recreation Hall. Camp Helen will feature a different movie every other Thursday, July 14 and 21. The evenings begin at 7:00 pm with music, hula hoops, crafts and a new interpretive program each week. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Complimentary hotdogs, chips, water, and s’mores will be provided by the FOCH. This event is FREE and open to the public. July 14 | Encanto, July 28 | The Goonies. Camp Helen State Park, 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach.
RUN/SUP Summer Races Friday, July 15 & 29, 8:30 am The RUN/SUP Summer Races Friday, July 15 & 29. Beginning at 8:30 AM, races will be held every other Friday in June and July at the BoatHouse Paddle Club in Watercolor. These are informal, fun, family friendly events. Distances may vary due to wind and weather, approximately 1 mile run and 1 mile stand up paddle. Learn more and register at www.runsup.com/classes. Prizes given each race to top female, male and youth finisher (12 and under). The BoatHouse Paddle Club is located on the shores of Western Lake in WaterColor. They’re open daily for paddle board rentals, instruction, and fitness classes. Visit the runsup.com website. Join in the movement, get updates on races, new products, retreats, and events by signing up for news.BoatHouse Paddle Club, 250 Watercolor Blvd W, WaterColor.
Seaside Central Square Cinema Friday, July 15, 8:00 pm Grab a blanket and come out to the Seaside Amphitheater on Friday night for Central Square Cinema, a family movie on the lawn. Free and open to the public. Show begins at 8:00PM. Movies Include: July 15 | Encanto, July 22 | The Lorax, July 29 | Sing 2. Seaside Amphitheater, Seaside.
Wildlife Monday at The Village of Baytowne Wharf Monday, July 18 & 25, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm The Village of Baytowne Wharf is hosting Wildlife Monday Enjoy wild face painting and animal crafts from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Then from 6:30 – 8 PM join Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge to meet all their animal friends while you learn all about the Emerald Coast ecosystems, wildlife rehabilitation, and more! 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM || Face Painting & Crafts, 6:30 PM – 8 PM || Animal Showings, Education & More.
Camp Helen State Park: Guided Kayak Eco Tour
Tuesday, July 19 & 26, 9:00 am Join Camp Helen State Park staff for a Guided Kayak Eco Tour on Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in North America. Must be 12 years of age or older and able to independently navigate your own kayak. Reservations are required – call the park at 850-233-5059. Tours begin promptly at 9:00 AM, meet in the Visitor Center. Cash only fee is $30 and includes park entry, watercraft rental, life jacket, paddle, and a donation to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. Camp Helen State Park, 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach.
Alys Improv Hour Wednesday, July 20 & 27, 10:00 am Alys Improv Hour is a free, fun, interactive, and fast-paced comedy show that’s fun for groups of all ages. Join The REP’s improv troupe as they play improv games, and make up scenes and songs on the spot based on audience suggestions. Don’t worry, if you suffer from a bit of stage fright you’re free to hang out and watch and get some laughs. Proudly presented by the Alys Foundation. Alys Beach Amphitheatre, 9581 E. County Hwy 30A, Alys Beach.
Scratch Biscuit Kitchen Brunch & Live Music Saturday, July 30, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Scratch Biscuit Kitchen, located in WaterColor Town Center, invites you to enjoy brunch featuring live music every Saturday from 10AM – 1PM. It’s hard to compete with biscuits, brunch and beats near the beach! July Lineup: 16 | Joey Shaling, 23 | Mike Whitty, 30 | Nate Pennington. Follow Scratch Biscuit Kitchen on Facebook for updates on music, events, and more! Scratch Biscuit Kitchen serves up delectable made-from-scratch biscuits and original coffee blend in a casual, family-friendly environment. A St. Joe Hospitality concept, Scratch Biscuit Kitchen is located in WaterColor along Highway 30A. Open daily with counter, indoor and outdoor seating available, along with a carry-out window. Learn more at scratchbk.com.