Events & Activities in Wright

Emerald Coast Science Center – Up to 55% Off Memberships

Downtown Fort Walton Beach

$30 $15

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Membership grants access to kid-friendly science exhibits, which feature microscopes over body cells, as well as tarantulas and snakes

Up to 52% Off Paddleboard or Kayak Rental

East Miracle Strip

$60 $29

Ocean-adjacent shop provides convenient rentals for kayak and standup-paddleboard excursions

55% Off Aqua-Trike Rental

Marsh Harbor

$40 $18

Oversize tricycle with floating, paddle-treaded wheels lets passengers cruise up and down coastal waters

Up to 56% Off Miniature Golf

Miramar Beach

$24 $12

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With holes as long as 60 feet, 18-hole, par 51 miniature golf course routes through sand traps, water hazards, and contoured terrain

Up to 50% Off from Destin Beach Parasail

Destin

$140 $73

Two or three parasailers glide high over the water simultaneously, pulled by a custom-built boat manned by a US Coast Guard–licensed captain

50% Off Helicopter-Flying Lesson

Destin

$299 $149

30 minutes of group ground instruction; 15 minutes spent solo with a pilot in a Robinson R44 helicopter

Up to 65% Off CrossFit Classes

Sand Dunes Crossfit

$120 $50

Undefeated MMA champion leads diverse strength and conditioning classes tailored to any fitness level

Up to 53% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Walton Beaches

$250 $125

Pilates classes harness students' own body weight to build core muscles via gentle exercises on the reformer apparatus

Up to 53% Off at Kayak Fishing Destin

Destin

$200 $99

Experienced guides shepherd kayak tours through still waters as guests angle for fish with all necessary rods, reels, coolers, and tackle

Up to 71% Off Classes at IronClad CrossFit

Downtown Destin

$200 $59

Trainers design constantly changing workouts based on principles of strength training, plyometrics, cardio, and gymnastics

Repticon – 50% Off

Navarre Conference Center

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

63% Off Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$265 $98

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Water Aircraft Flight Adventure

Navarre

$225 $112

Soar through the sky at up to 1,000 feet aboard an FAA-certified, pilot-operated water aircraft

Up to 51% Off at Shoal River Lanes

Crestview

$38 $19

Bowling package includes two games, pitcher of soda, and shoe rentals for up to four players

Up to 67% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Crestview

$95 $35

Tae kwon do classes teach a full range of hand-to-hand self-defense techniques tested by Korean soldiers during wartime

39% Off at The Breeze Cinema 8 and The Ridge Cinema 8

Multiple Locations

$19 $11.50

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Hit comedies, dramas, and family films screened any day before 6 p.m. at either of two independent theaters

46% Off Mini Golf and Frozen Yogurt

Pace

$26 $14

Frozen yogurt helps guests cool off after tropical-themed mini golf on course with shipwrecks and numerous water hazards

Up to 50% Off from Premier Dolphin Cruise

Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

$45 $23

Guests feel the sea breeze on their cheeks as they sail Santa Rosa Sound in an open-air catamaran and scan the waters for dolphins

Half Off at Horse Rides of Pensacola

Pensacola

$260 $130

Groups of four pick up horseback riding's essential skills in half-hour lesson and then set off on two-hour ride through surrounding trails

Up to 56% Off Lessons at Dance Unlimited

Downtown

$135 $67

Instructors teach individuals and couples the basics of salsa, mambo, or fox trot

$10 for American Food at Woodshed Grill and Brew Pub

West Pensacola

$20 $10

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Juicy burgers, saucy chicken wings, nachos, and other pub favorites; sports games broadcast on more than 20 flat-screen TVs

50% Off Martial Arts

Pensacola

$90 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 53% Off Memberships at Powerhouse Gym

Pwerhouse Aerobics & Fitness

$49 $24

Gym memberships for one or two grant access to 100 cardio training machines and 150 pieces of strength training equipment

66% Off One Month of Kickboxing Classes

Cordova Office Plaza

$114 $39

Students of all skill levels burn calories in workouts that incorporate the self-defense techniques of kickboxing

50% Off

Pensacola

$150 $75

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 65% Off Roller-Skating or Laser Tag

Multiple Locations

$35 $14

Visitors don roller skates & orbit baby-blue rink or grab laser guns & aim beams at competitors before refueling with pizza and drinks.

Up to 70% Off Video-Golf Lessons

Southwest Pensacola

$150 $49

Instructors help golfers improve their swing with the help of video analysis

Up to 93% Off at Mean Green Boot Camp

Southeast Pensacola

$605 $55

Chris Green and staff of certified trainers lead students through high-intensity workouts to torch fat, tone muscle, and boost confidence

Up to 77% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Bayou Grove

$200 $49

Expert instructors lead small groups of students of all fitness levels through intense, custom workouts

Up to 56% Off Dance Classes at DanceCraft

North Central Pensacola

$109 $49

Instructors lead classes in swing, two-step, cha-cha, salsa, and country/western waltz

Up to 51% Off Racing Experiences

Mobile International Speedway

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Up to 53% Off Golf Outing

North Northwest Pensacola

$89.90 $44

Play across an 18-hole course, placing shots around leyland cypress and crepe myrtle trees while dodging multiple water hazards

Up to 58% Off a Kayak or Canoe Trip

Northwest Escambia

$76 $38

Dense forests and natural wildlife flank trips down Perdido River as groups sip drinks from coolers; children younger than 11 are free

56% Off Discover-Scuba Course in Panama City

Biltmore Beach

$200 $89

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PADI-certified instructors use humor and extensive knowledge to make learning scuba basics fun and effective

Up to 52% Off Camping at Pine Lake RV Park

Panama City

$25 $12

50-acre park welcomes tent and RV campers with amenities such as electric and water hookups, wireless internet, fishing, and hiking trails

44% Off Watersports-Equipment Rental

Gulf Shores

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 56% Off an Overnight Stay in a Luxury RV Resort

Elberta

$100 $49

Stay for multiple nights in a landscaped RV site in a natural preserve; the resort features a clubhouse, pool, hot tub, 11-acre lake & more

50% Off

Gulf Shores

$90 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 82% Off Four-Week Boot-Camp Program

Foley Kids Park

$99 $19

Certified personal trainer leads outdoor boot-camp classes that tone physiques with cardio drills, weight training, and core conditioning

Up to 54% Off Yoga at Prana Health and Wellness

Fairhope

$75 $39

Instructors lead classes in a wide range of yoga styles that appeal to students of virtually any age, skill, or fitness level

50% Off Four-Hour Fishing Trip Charter

Multiple Locations

$500 $249

Private charters explore inshore waterways, which are filled with flounder, red fish, torut, and sheepshead.

Up to 75% Off at Daphne Fit Body Boot Camp

Fit Body Bootcamp-Daphne

$197 $49

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Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

Up to 60% Off Personal Training Sessions at Everybody Solution

Daphne

$225 $99

Thirty-minute personal training sessions focus on the client's fitness goals whether it be weight loss or building strength and stamina

Up to 50% Off a "Gallery of Gardens" Tour

Parkhill

$50 $25

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On May 2 and 3, eight area homes open their private gardens to the public. For gardeners it’s a field trip; for everyone else it’s just fun.

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park – Up to 52% Off Visit

Riverfront Industrial Area

$30 $15

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Historic park invites you to explore a WWII battleship and submarine and take in displays of military equipment and aircraft

Up to 53% Off Membership at Alpine Hills Swim Club

Overlook

$400 $189

Pool celebrating 50 years in 2014 invites the community to participate in swim lessons, swim meets, and regular events throughout the summer

50% Off at Condé-Charlotte Museum House Visits

Conde-Charlotte Museum House

$10 $5

Historical home exhibits artifacts from the five countries Mobile has belonged to: France, Spain, Britain, the US, and the Confederacy

50% Off Any Personal Training and Nutrition Package

Carlen

$200 $100

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

56% Off Kids' Fine-Art Classes

Dauphin Acres

$45 $20

Kids in pre-K all the way up to 12th grade flex their artistic muscles during classes such as Set Design, Improv Games & Photo Editing 101

Up to 54% Off Mini Golf at Funntasia Family Fun Center

Terrace Hills

$26 $13

Take the family to enjoy a couple rounds of putt-putt at this multifaceted rec center

65% Kickboxing Classes and Gloves

West Mobile

$84 $29

Fifth-degree black belt Philip Hayes instructs students in kickboxing's self-defense and fitness principles, providing gloves for each pupil

Up to 50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Mobile

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers the creepy history of Mobile's most haunted areas; includes ghost-hunting equipment and a set of dowsing rods

Half Off Admission to History Museum of Mobile

Central Business District

$14 $7

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Dedicated to 300-plus years of Mobile history, the museum's permanent exhibitions include artifacts such as artwork and a ship cannon

51% Off Classes at Sterling Hot Yoga Works

Mobile

$99 $49

Certified instructors lead students through 26 poses that help improve balance and flexibility during either 60 or 90-minute classes

Up to 56% Off Aerial Yoga and Pole-Fitness Classes

West Mobile Location-Detour Fitness

$25 $14

Flow through yoga poses while suspended from a sling, or tone your body with basic pole exercises such as spins and climbs

Up to 60% Off One-Man Comedy

Saenger Theatre

$55.55 $22

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

Up to 54% Off Boot Camp from Basic Fitness

Grand Bay Community Center

$60 $29

Certified trainers lead outdoor boot camps that combine strength and cardio routines

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Nimble sages with plenteous stockpiles of chi guide students of all skill levels down the path of mindfulness in classes that seek to promote inner health and self-actualization. The experienced clan of instructors combines forces to lead a schedule of calming, focused classes designed to accommodate all skill levels. Beginners can cut their tensile teeth in Chill classes that prop chakras up on sturdy tripods and review basic postures at an approachable pace. The Activate classes further develop strength and flexibility, while one- or two-hour Yoga Heat sessions spark a purgative inferno with athletic explorations of deep asanas and breathing techniques. A serene, communal studio space helps reduce the effects of stress and assists in cleansing the impurities garnered in spiritual mud-wrestling matches.

184 Brooks St SE
Fort Walton Beach,
FL
US

The recreational sailors at The Island Watersports maintain a fleet of sea-worthy vessels including safe, stable WindRider trimarans. During four-hour sailing stints, up to four people can pile onto the netted canopies and center cockpit to trade the buildings, highways, and Earth elementals of solid land for the freedom of the sea. One person chosen by the group to guide the craft receives a 15- to 20-minute lesson covering the basics of catching breezes for fuel and operating the foot-pedal steering controls. The tri-pronged craft supports up to 800 pounds, and the fully battened main sail on a rotating mast keeps the ship stable even during fish stampedes. MP3 players can belt out favorite songs when plugged into the boat's audio system, and guests are encouraged to bring along a small cooler filled with seaworthy beverages and snacks. Island Watersports' current sailing season will end in October but may go into November if weather permits and the boats don't get grounded for sneaking out to Make-Out Reef. The Island Watersports reopens for the next season on March 1.

189 Brooks St SE
Fort Walton Beach,
FL
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Beal Street Bottle Club mixes an engaging cocktail of music, local art, and community, and invites visitors to add their own imbibe-able ingredients. A BYOB joint, the club invites patrons to bring favorite spirits, wines, or invisibility potions before augmenting libations with the bar's purchasable selection of mixers, ice, and non-alcoholic drinks. Local blues and jazz musicians, DJs, and other performers brandish their talents and hone their crafts on Beal Street's intimate stage. Carefully mixed sound levels envelop listeners without overwhelming ears, foregrounding each band member's contribution and packing the dance floor with rug-cutting revelers. Between sets, step outside of the Club’s red door and sample the wares of street-side food vendors or gossip of the city’s town crier.

70 Beal Pkwy NW
Fort Walton Beach,
FL
US

The bar’s trademark dueling pianos serve as the epicenter of these nightly celebrations; patrons submit their favorite songs on slips of paper for the pianists and backing musicians to recreate. If the website’s playlist is any indication, the bands can handle popular songs from all genres and eras, from Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” to Kanye West’s “All of the Lights.” The performances are spirited: colorful lights splash upon a stage where servers, guests, and chairs that have somehow developed mobility all dance along to the music. On Sunday nights at the Fort Walton Beach location, a comedy show cranks up the revelry at 9 p.m. after the dueling pianos stop for a rest.

Fueling the celebration is the bar’s indulgent selection of drinks. The menu includes military specials and revelers grab colorful straws to help drain 32-ounce booze buckets filled with fruit-flavored rum or other fruity libations. Honey-infused whiskey sweeten specialty cocktails, and local beers add depth to coolers stocked with Stella Artois and Dos Equis.

1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy
Fort Walton Beach,
FL
US

Children at a birthday party with Nonie's Ark Animal Encounters might get to meet Jimmy, Jack, or Jill—but despite their deceptively human names, these guests are actually exotic animals. A naturalist and wildlife educator with a background in zoo-animal technology, Nonie encourages kids touch and sometimes hold live animals such as snakes, toads, chinchillas, and sugar gliders during hands-on interactive and educational presentations. Nonie has adopted and cared for each of these creatures, many of which were formerly unwanted pets. At some parties, Nonie also leads children in animal role-playing games like eating dirt cake and worms and doles out goodies such as safari helmets and outdoor toys.

204 Pine St
Fort Walton Beach,
FL
US

Miller Cellars LLC's chief vintner and CEO Lynn Miller concocted her first batch of homemade wine in 2008, when she found a recipe for dandelion wine in Southern Living magazine. Ever since, she's worked tirelessly to improve her skills, and today, she shares them during hands-on classes that teach students how to make batches of wine and alcohol from scratch. Her business also provides yearly memberships, which grant aspiring vintners access to unlimited classes and discounted supplies.

428 Racetrack Rd NW
Fort Walton Beach,
Florida
US