Please send your events, meetings, etc. to [email protected] at least two weeks in advance and put the Destin Log timeline in the subject line.

The Destin Shark 5K race is October 9

The Destin High School Athletics Destin Shark 5K is scheduled for October 9th. The race will begin and end at the new Beach Camp Brewpub, located at 541 US 98 in Destin, after following a scenic course through old Destin and along Joe’s Bayou.

All proceeds will go directly to Destin High School Athletics whose mission is to provide fitness and athletic opportunities to all of its student-athletes.

The Destin Shark 5K is slated for October 9th.  Registrations are now open.

Race registration is $35 for runners or walkers. Fee includes a drink and meal at the event’s after-party which will be a fun family event with music and activities. Participants registering before September 29 will also receive a commemorative race jersey. Medals will be awarded to the first three in each age group. To register, go to:

Packet pick-up will be Oct. 8 at Destin High School from 3-6 p.m. and pre-race at Beach Camp Brewpub Oct. 9 from 7-8:15 a.m.

National Community Survey for Destin Residents

The City of Destin, in partnership with POLCO/National Research Center, today launched a community survey of Destin residents. The poll will be active until October 28. Residents will be randomly selected and must be 18 to participate. All responses are confidential and no identifying information will be shared. Those selected will receive invitation postcards in the mail with a link to take the survey online or can choose to participate with a paper survey.

The city will also conduct an open poll that will be open to all residents on October 14. Links to the survey will be available on the city’s website as well as the city’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook. com/cityofdestin, at this time.

The results of the polls will be available by the end of November and will be shared with the public.

Taylor Dayne in concert on October 13 at MKAF Village

Taylor Dayne will be in concert on October 13 at 7 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Cultural Arts Village in Destin.

This date is rescheduled for the Spring Concerts in the Village 2022 series being held at MKAF Village in Destin.

Singer-songwriter Taylor Dayne is an American pop icon. With a career spanning three decades, Dayne’s breakthrough debut single “Tell It to My Heart” transformed her into an international star overnight in 1987. She followed up resounding success with 17 Top 20 singles. over its three decades those “Love Will Bring You Back”, “Prove Your Love” and “I Will Always Love You”.

Taylor Dayne will perform on October 13 at MKAF Village in Destin.

Tickets are $30. Children (12 and under) are free. A limited number of VIP tables (provides a reserved table and seating with admission for up to eight people) are available. Buy your tickets online at All sales are final ; sorry, no refund.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m. for this series of outdoor concerts for the whole family. Bring a lawn chair, picnic, wine, or buy on-site food and drink from restaurants and food trucks.

Children 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Pets, tables over two feet, and drones are not permitted.

Those interested in sponsoring the 2023 MKAF season, please call (850) 650-2226 for details.

Volunteers wanted for the Arts Festival

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation is seeking volunteers for the 27th Annual Festival of the Arts to be held October 29-30 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin.

Various shifts are available, including set-up on Friday, October 28, main entrance, back-up, kids tent and beverage stands, as well as teardown and more. All volunteers are welcome to arrive before their assigned shift or after their morning shift to visit the artists and enjoy the festival.

To volunteer, click insert link to book desired shift or contact Festival of the Arts Volunteer Coordinator Patricia Parker at 850-368-0988 or email [email protected]

Barktoberfest is October 27

The 7th Annual Barktoberfest, a canine trick-or-treat event presented by Dog-Harmony at Grand Park on Grand Boulevard in Sandestin, is scheduled for Thursday, October 27 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

A donation of $15 per dog offers each entrant a chance to win eye-popping prizes for the best pet and parent Halloween costumes and professional photography sponsored by Mills Photo Design.

Judging of the best matching Halloween costumes will take place during the event with the award-winning ghostly duos announced at 6:15 p.m.

For businesses interested in sponsoring Barktoberfest, contact the founder, Nancy Bown, at [email protected] or 850-376-4190.

Grand Boulevard Farmer’s Market

The Grand Boulevard Farmers Market takes place every Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Grand Park in the heart of Grand Boulevard in South Walton. Bring your shopping bag and stock up on local produce, eggs, jams and pies. Homemade soap, good olive oil and pickled things are all there for the taking.

Rosemary Beach Farmers Market

Come browse the 30A Farmer’s Market in Rosemary Beach on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The local Farmer’s Market is held on Sundays year-round and Thursdays during the summer months, in North Barrett Square along Scenic 30A.


The City of Destin’s Adopt-A-Street program enables families, businesses and local community groups to perform valuable community service by adopting sections of a street to avoid litter and debris. Groups that participate in this program will have their names posted on the city’s website and signage will be installed on their adopted street. For more information, call 850-837-6869 or email [email protected]


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