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Alys Beach has a new event + Halloween activities happening this weekend

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Alys Beach has a new event + Halloween activities happening this weekend
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🍻Alys Beach Firkin Fete
Alys Beach has started a new event this year - the Firkin Fete is all about unique beers, craft cocktail creations and exclusive fine wines.
Festivities start on Friday with a Grayton Beer Company’s taproom with tastings, live music and delicious bites. The big event is happening this Saturday, October 26th on the Kelly Green at Alys Beach and everything kicks off at 6:30 pm.
They’ll have several different breweries all come out and they’ll be serving their brews out of FIRKINS - which is where the second and final part of fermentation happens when making beer. (That’s where the name of the event was born.)
If you’re not interested in tappin’ the firkin, they will have craft cocktails, bourbon tastings and wine for you too. Friday night’s event is $75 per person and Saturday is $100.
🏍Stunt Show at Emerald Coast Harley Davidson
You need to check out the stunt show that’s happening this Saturday, October 26 at Emerald Coast Harley Davidson in Fort Walton.
Christina Billingsworth has been known as the “Queen of the Wheelie” and “The Goddess of Burnouts” and she’ll be doing three shows that will make your jaw drop with some of the daring stunts she does on these bikes.
👉Shows are at noon, 2 and 4 and are free to attend. This event is part of their weekend Bike Fest, so if you want more info about all they have going on, head to
🖼Mattie Kelly Festival of the Arts
It’s been a tradition for more than 20 years - Mattie Kelly’s Festival of the Arts is happening this Saturday and Sunday in Destin at their lawn and amphitheater on Commons Drive behind Walmart.
They’ve got over 100 artists from all over the southeast coming to showcase their work and compete for up to $10,000 worth of cash and prizes. They’ll also have live music, food trucks, an art raffle and a beer and wine garden for some delicious tastings.
Also, kids will enjoy getting their hands in the mix with a fun arts and crafts booth. It’s only $5 for adults to attend and it’s free for kids ages 12 and under.
Shunk Gulley’s 30A Oyster Festival
If you love oysters, you need to be on 30A this Sunday October 27 for Shunk Gulley’s Oyster Festival on at the Gulley Amphitheater at Gulf Place.
They are planning:
  • Oyster tasting competition
  • Oyster shucking contest
  • Interactive kids area
  • Live music featuring local favs, Casey Kearny and Dread Clampitt
They’ll also have an interactive kids area where kids can learn from local organizations like Kid’s Sealife Discovery Center and they’ll also be able to participate in a fun oyster sack race.
Tickets to attend are $20 per person and include all of delicious oyster tastings and activities. Proceeds from the event will benefit initiatives at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and the South Walton Fire District.
🎃 Let's talk some Halloween stuff
There are TONS of Halloween events happening this weekend and countless opportunities to get your kiddo or four legged fur baby into costume.
Here’s a quick rundown of some of the biggest halloween events happening - they all include trick or treating and of course, costume contests.
This Thursday, October 24th Grand Boulevard is hosting Barktoberfest from 5-7 pm and it’s to benefit local charity, Dog Harmony. This event is free to attend. 🗓Detail are here.
Halloween Haunt
Destin Commons’ Halloween Haunt is Friday night from 6-8 pm and they’ll have fantasy face-painting! 
Trick or Treat at Emerald Coast Zoo
Emerald Coast Zoo out in Crestview is hosting their Trick or Treat event this Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. 🗓Details here.
LuLu’s BooLu
Also, Saturday is LuLu’s BOOlu in Destin from 11 am to 3 pm. It’s a FREE event and they’ll even have inflatables and pumpkin decorating for the kids to enjoy. 🗓Details here.
Pumpkinpalooza - HarborWalk
HarborWalk Village in Destin has Pumpkinpalooza on Sunday, October 27th from 5-9 pm and the first 200 people to arrive get to participate in their scavenger hunt. This event is free to attend and the parking is free that night as well. 🗓Details here.
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Ok, that’s all I have for you this morning! Do you plan on trying to attend any of these events? Hit the reply button and let me know which ones sound fun to you!
Hope you have a great Thursday and we will talk tomorrow!
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