Events Around Destin June 2024


Celebrate Women’s Veterans Day at Veterans Park

By Carolyn Newcomer Ketchel, Okaloosa County Commissioner, District 2
You are invited to a celebration of Women’s Veterans Day on June 12th at 8 a.m. We will gather at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center for a ceremony honoring our women who have served in the United States Military. Retired Col. Allison Black, USAF (Hurlburt) will be our keynote speaker this year. The ceremony will include a presentation of the Medal of Honor by the Choctawhatchee Bay DAR to be announced at the event. We will then gather at the base of the Margaret Corbin statue at Women Veterans Monuments at Veterans’ Park for a wreath-laying ceremony.

The beautiful 20 ½-acre park features eight life size statutes of women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces from the Revolutionary War to current theatres. These statues have been purchased using the Tourism Development Tax known as the “Bed Tax.” This is a one of kind park in the U.S. with the beauty of the land and the history of women who served our great nation. We expect and hope for an additional eight statues to complete the park.

This park is for patriots and conservationists and reflects people’s values on our Emerald Coast. Learn of the heroic deeds of our women veterans as you enjoy a beautiful walk in nature.

NFB Will Have You “On the Edge” in June!

Northwest FL Ballet On the EdgeJoin the Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) for On the Edge at 7:30 p.m. on Jun. 15 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. This unique final production of the season features NFB and international guest artists performing a mix of cutting-edge contemporary, neoclassical and classical pieces from guest choreographers and the NFB repertoire.

Box office prices for NFB’s On the Edge are $35 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Visit to learn more or purchase your tickets.

On the Edge is brought to you by Season Signature Sponsors Life Media and NFB’s Official Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Provider, NFBJS Foot & Ankle Surgeon Dr. Sonya Ahmed. NFB is sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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