Events | Dining for a Cause

2017 Dining for a Cause

Celebrity Server Luncheon
Celebrity Server Luncheon
August 17th
The Art of Tailgating
The Art of Tailgating
August 24th
Wine Walkabout
Wine Walkabout
November 16th

Celebrity Server Luncheon August 17th

Tickets – Now on sale through the MKAF office (850.650.2226) or a celebrity server.

Bonefish Grill is hosting the 6th Annual Celebrity Server Luncheon. Local business leaders are teaming up as art ambassadors to bring awareness and needed funding to MKAF"s community outreach programs. These local celebrities will come dressed in costume representing the arts and entertainment industry (musicals, film, super heroes to Grammy music stars) to compete for the Best Costume and Top Celebrity Server raising the most ticket sales and earned tips.

2017 Celebrity Servers

  • Brian & Jessi Beauchamp – Beauchamp Commercial
  • Lisa Kay & Chris Kellogg – from Coast 93.3 Morning Show
  • Caroline Majure & Ron Todd - Deja' Vu Band
  • Dion & Mindy Moniz – Emerald Coast Title Services/Harrison Sale McCloy & Premier Property Group
  • Leslie Sullivan & Kim Moore – Century 21 Blue Marlin Realty
  • Alan & Tracy Wood – CCB Community Bank & NextHome Cornerstone Realty

The Art of Tailgating August 24th

Saltwater Restaurants will feature a tailgating food and beverage competition among their various restaurants for patron tasting.

  • Al's Beach ClubAl's Beach Club and Burger Bar
    The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island (1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy)
  • 5:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
  • $40 ($41 Pay by Credit Card) for MKAF members
  • $50 ($51 Pay by Credit Card) general admission

Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite sports colors at Al's Beach Club and Burger Bar. Guests can enter an exciting sports-themed raffle to win fabulous baskets including tickets to collegiate and national football games, golf package, baseball and other sports-related items.

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Tickets $41 and $51

Wine Walkabout November 16th

Ruth's Chris Steak House at Silver Shells Resort in Destin will host its 5th Annual Wine Walkabout to benefit Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation's cultural arts and arts education initiatives on Thursday, November 16th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the East Bar and Courtyard.

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.

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Wine enthusiasts can enter the MKAF Wine Pull and Charity Raffle to win fabulous wines and vacation packages around the country, purchase numbered corks to match your winning bottle of wine donated from private wine cellars, distributors and restaurants.

All proceeds will fund MKAF's dual mission of presenting cultural events and community outreach initiatives serving populations of children and families, including those with special needs and wounded warriors.

View 2016 Photos

2016 Celebrity Servers

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Celebrity Server Luncheon Photos

As a pro-active education partner, did you know that MKAF fully funds art education outreach performances and artist residency programs in the Okaloosa and Walton County School Districts, Emerald Coast Autism Center and some art music mentoring at underserved and at-risk United Way agencies?