Bay Buzz Events June 2024

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Music, Comedy and Fun at Mattie Kelly Arts Center this Summer!

This summer, the Mattie Kelly Arts Center (MKAC) presents a concert and comedian series you will not want to miss. Start off with an evening of Southern Rock when Atlanta Rhythm Section and Orleans take the stage on June 29 at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets at Mattiekellytickets.com or by calling 850-706-5206.

In July, continue the concert Series with Great American SoulBook, July 11, 7 p.m., which features more than 12 performers on stage performing Motown, R&B and other iconic Soulful favorites that inspired generations.

And finish the series with Tom Papa comedian, Friday, July 19, 7 p.m., who will have you laughing in the aisles. With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country, finding success as an actor, host, and author, in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage. Purchase July event tickets at mattiekellyartscenter.org or call the box office at 850-729-6000.

Life Media looks forward to seeing you over the summer.

Memorial Day Remembrance

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is hosting a Memorial Day Remembrance, May 25, the Saturday before Memorial Day, at their chapel located at 1100 Palm Blvd. S., in Niceville. The community is invited to attend. Beginning at 8:15 a.m., there will be a flag raising; at 8:30 a.m., everyone is invited to enjoy a pancake breakfast. Retired Coronel Stephen Snow will be the keynote speaker sharing stories about his time flying multiple presidents on Air Force One. After breakfast, stick around and play Pickle Ball, Corn Hole or let the kids explore the Niceville Fire Engine that will be on site for the young ones to enjoy.

3rd Annual Sip & Splash June 1

Join friends and Life Media on Saturday, June 1, from 6-9 p.m. for the third annual Sip & Splash: An Aquatic Affair, presented by Tim Smith Acura, at The Taj Renee Community Aquatic Center, benefitting the Emerald Coast Fitness Foundation (ECFF), a public charity formed to develop physical fitness and water safety among the youth and adults of Okaloosa County. Tickets include unlimited craft cocktails, wine, beer and a multicourse dinner served by your favorite local restaurants including Camille’s at Crystal Beach, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Mozey’s Mobile Catering and Cuisine, SunQuest Catering, Sura Korean Steakhouse, and The Beachy Asian, along with live music, a silent auction, photobooth and more!

Tickets and tables are available for $125 per individual or $1,000 for a table of 10. Purchase at ecfitnessfoundation.org.

Freeport Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament June 1

The city of Freeport volunteers invite you to play in the Freeport Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament, June 1st at Eagle Springs Golf Club in Defuniak Springs, to raise funds for the Veterans Memorial Walk. The Golf Tournament raises monies for the continued maintenance and additions to the Veterans Memorial at Casey Park. Angels Among us is the most recent monument to be dedicated Veteran’s Day 2024 and will feature a final statue of an angel, welcoming and embracing a service member titled “Angels Among Us,” as well as a ground memorial and Space Force marker, to round out the military services. To participate, visit facebook.com/FreeportVeterans to download a registration form, then email rbarley@freeportflorida.gov, mail a check to Mayor Barley, 112 Highway 20, Freeport FL 32439, or turn in to City Hall receptionist. Please make checks payable to TPS/FVM (Town Planter’s Society Freeport Veterans Memorial).

Alaqua Animal Refuge 3rd Annual FORE! The Love of Animals Golf Tournament June 8

Join the 3rd Annual FORE! The Love of Animals Golf Tournament. Set against the stunning backdrop of The Links Golf Club at Sandestin on Saturday, June 8, it’s a perfect blend of competitive golfing and heartfelt support for our furry friends, benefiting the refuge and its mission.

Begin at 8:30 a.m. with check-in, accompanied by a breakfast and a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar. The golf tournament, starting at 10 a.m., will feature a shotgun start and scramble format, offering a fun challenge for golfers of all levels.

Registration Information:
Teams of 4 (individual players will be paired)
Includes 18 holes with a cart, boxed lunch, and 2 drink tickets
Fee: $250 per individual, $850 per team of four