2017 Events

MKAF Dining for a Cause
Chef Ruston Johnson has created a special menu featuring multiple culinary stations with heavy hors' douevres paired with select fine wines courtesy of a variety of distributors. Live music from Billboard charting and national recording artist, Michael J Thomas will perform along with soul stirring artists, Cheryl Jones and Company, also known as the "Who's Who" of entertainment on the Emerald Coast.

Wine Walkabout

Wine Walkabout

November 16th
Thursday 5:30 to 7:30 pm

  • $40 ($41.50 Pay by Credit Card) for MKAF members
  • $50 ($51.50 Pay by Credit Card) general admission

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Sarah Simmons Langston

Join the Mattie Kelly Chorus Call 850.650.2226 for rehearsal schedule.

The Mattie Kelly Community Chorus represents a diverse group of men and women from several local churches and residents in our community. The chorus is open to all members of the community, including area church choir members and winter residents.

To participate, please join one of the following rehearsal schedules on Wednesday evenings: Destin United Methodist Church (Choir Room – 6:30 pm) or Village Baptist Church (Choir Room – 7 pm).

  • A group rehearsal will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 am to noon at Village Baptist Church.
  • A final rehearsal will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6 .m at Village Baptist Church.

Admission is a donation of a new unwrapped child’s toy to be distributed among the participating church’s outreach ministries to provide a brighter Christmas for families in need during the holidays. A love offering at intermission will benefit the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s community outreach initiatives benefiting students, adults and children with special needs, at-risk youth and wounded warriors with visible and invisible injuries in Okaloosa and Walton counties.

For more information call 850. 650.2226.

22nd Annual
Sounds of the Season

December 1st
Friday 7 PM
Village Baptist Church
101 Matthew Boulevard, Destin

The 22nd Annual Sounds of the Season carries on its tradition of a community Christmas concert featuring special guest artist, Sarah Simmons Langston and a variety of traditional and sacred Christmas music.  

Special Guest Artist
Sarah Simmons Langston

Three years ago (2013) Sarah Simmons Langston wowed her way onto the NBC reality show, The Voice.  Her 5-octave range and uncanny ability to adapt to practically any genre of music, resulted in all four chairs turning!  

Presented by

  • Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation
  • Destin Assembly of God
  • Destin United Methodist
  • St. Peter Catholic  
  • Village Baptist churches


Village Baptist Church
101 Matthew Boulevard, Destin

How You Can Help

  • Become a sponsor, call 850.650.2226.
  • Support our events and programs by making a donation.