Around Town Events October 2019


Fore Her to Host Breast Cancer Walk at Destin Commons
Fore Her invites breast cancer patients, survivors and supporters to its 2nd Annual Pink Walk on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Destin Commons. Proceeds from the half-mile walk and after party will support Fore Her’s mission to provide financial assistance to women battling breast cancer in Northwest Florida.

This family-friendly event will feature a DJ and photo booth from BBoy Productions, sweet treats from Kilwins, a Survivor Stroll, activities for children and inspirational stories from Fore Her beneficiaries. Check in will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the event starts at 1 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for children five and up (free admission to children four and under). Participants will receive a Pink Walk T-shirt and swag bag, while supplies last. Teams are also encouraged. Supporters can also purchase signs in honor or in memory of a loved one who battled breast cancer to be placed along the walk course for $50. The signs can be taken home after the race as a keepsake.

The 2nd annual HolySmokes! Barbecue Cook-off will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the back lawn at Immanuel Anglican Church. Barbecue tastings, live music, kids’ activities and good food will be available.

Amateur Barbecue enthusiasts may establish teams of at least two members. Teams may represent a company, but not in the food industry. Teams provide the prepared Barbecue meat of their choice and will serve at least 200 (1.5 ounce) samples.

Awards will be given for People’s Choice, Judges’ Choice and Most Creative Station.
To enter a team or sponsor the event, forms are available at or at Immanuel’s church office, 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. or on Sunday mornings.

Proceeds benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Savor the Season!
Fine wine and foodie fanatics, rejoice! Tickets are on sale now for the Emerald Coast’s premiere culinary event, the 10th Annual Savor the Season Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 6 p.m. Hosted at the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village, Savor the Season benefits the Taylor Haugen Foundation – providing area scholarship funds and abdominal safety equipment.

Since its inception, Savor the Season, has served as a catalyst for safety in youth football. What started 10 years ago to share Taylor’s story and to educate others about abdominal injuries, has turned into one of the area’s premier fundraisers. See the article in the September 2018 issue of Destin Life about the Taylor Haugen Foundation at

Limited $100 Tickets available. Purchase at For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Eddie Bird at

Cheer on the Runners at Lulu’s 5K
The 5th Annual Lulu’s Marlin Cheer 5K will be held Nov. 2, 2019, at 8 a.m. to benefit Ft. Walton Beach and Niceville High School cheer squads. To register prior is $25.00 walk/run adult and $20 for students. On race day, fee is $30 walk/run adult and $25 for students. Please make check payable to NHS Cheer 5K and drop at NHS, DMS or LuLu’s or mail to 714 Vintage Cir., Destin, 32541. For more info: 830-8862 or