1. Arts Out Loud
The Northwest Florida State College Fine and Performing Arts Division presents its annual musical variety and dance event, Arts Out Loud, at 7:30 p.m. April 19 in the Mainstage Theater of the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center in Niceville. The performance features NWF Soundsations, Madrigal Singers, Bella Voci, Jazz Ensemble and Dance Ensemble. Tickets, $15/adult and $10/age 18 and younger, can be purchased at the box office, call 729-6000 or visit bit.ly/MKACtickets. Proceeds for the event support student scholarships.
2. Musical Echoes Flute Festival
The Native American flute, art and cultural festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 20-22 at Fort Walton Beach Landing, 139 Brooks St. Admission is free. Experience the sounds of the Native American flute, solo performers and full bands with live music from the stage during the entire festival. Dancers offer colorful, rhythmic traditional dances and they share the meaning of each dance offering us a rare experience. A non-alcoholic family event.
3. Outdoor Adventure Expo
Explore the outdoor experience with many exhibits on display and demonstrations at the Outdoor Adventure Expo from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 21 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 at Destin Commons. Items for boating, wheels and water fun plus more than 20 more vendors will be on display. Proceeds benefit the Emerald Coast Foundation.