Events Across the Emerald Coast: January 2017

Once the holidays are over and everyone is back at work and school, it’s easy to think there’s nothing to do until the weather warms up. But this is the Emerald Coast, and there’s always something going on. If you need something to do this month, take a look and make plans for fun and entertainment.

 

Winter Guest Fest
Friday, January 20; 8:00 a.m. to Noon

Emerald Coast Convention Center, Okaloosa Island

 

Head on out to the Emerald Coast Convention Center for the year’s largest expo for snowbirds and other winter visitors and tourists. You can win door prizes, pick up valuable coupons and other gifts and freebies from vendors. Admission is $2 per person. Learn more.

 

An Evening with Jason Alexander

Saturday, January 21

Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville

 

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center and the 30th Anniversary of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra with Jason Alexander. Before he played George Costanza on Seinfeld, he was a Tony Award-winning Broadway performer. Attend, and you’ll hear a funny re-telling of that journey and more. Tickets are $65 per person. Learn more.

 

7th Bayou, Bay, and Beach Run/Walk

Saturday, January 28; 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Clement Taylor Park, Destin

 

Sponsored by Shoreline Church, the 5K/10K/15K races will, in part, benefit the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance. Beat a PR, spend some time with friends, and help the local community. Registration costs depend on the race you choose and begin at $30. Learn more.

 

11th Annual Gumbo Contest and Silent Auction

Saturday, January 28; 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Destin Community Center

 

Love Gumbo and want to help the Destin History and Fishing Museum? Come on out to the 11th Annual Gumbo Contest. You’ll get into the museum for free all day long. Pay $12 in advance or $15 on the day of, and you’ll get to sample all the gumbo you can handle. Learn more.

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