1. Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival

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    JUN 3 – JUN 6 Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival – Probably the best Pirate festival in the world! This long-running Fort Walton Beach tradition is in its 60th year, and brings a full weekend of nautical fun to the Landing. Watch Capt. Billy and his Krewe invade the city, while...
  2. Okaloosa Arts & Culture Fest

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    MAY 21 | 10 AM – 5 PM FREE family event including live entertainment, silent auction, arts & craft vendors, food and poster contest display. Please visit www.okaloosaarts.org for more information. Held at The Landing (within walking distance of Marina Bay)
  3. Nightime Educational Beach Walks

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    MAY 3 – OCT 27 | 7 PM The Emerald Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau hosts night-time educational beach walks every Monday and Thursday from May to October. Learn about sea turtles, their nesting habits and other wildlife along the beaches of Okaloosa Island and Destin. While free and open...
  4. Emerald Coast Volleyball Tournament

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    APR 20 – APR 24 Emerald Coast Volleyball Tournament Beach Volleyball at one of the most picturesque locations along the Emerald Coast. Teams gather at the beach behind The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island.  There’s a players party and cash prizes for winners.
  5. St. Mary’s Spring Fling

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    APR 13 – APR 17 St. Mary’s Spring Fling Each year Fort Walton Beach’s only parochial elementary school hosts its annual carnival fundraiser. There are rides, games, local food vendors, craft booths and live music.  The event gets bigger and better each year.
  6. French Street Market 2016

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    MAR 12 | 9 AM – 4 PM Jewelry, shabby chic, repurposed furniture, vintage and lots more!  Plus live music and food.  Hosted by De’France Flea Market & Antique. (across the street from Marina Bay) DeFrance Antiques 230 Miracle Strip Pkwy Fort Walton Beach, FL 850-314-7500 defranceantiques.com
  7. Discover the Pinta and the Nina

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    MAR 11 – MAR 14 | 9 AM – 5 PM Discover the Pinta and the Nina On Friday, March 11, 2016, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in Fort Walton Beach. The ships will be docked at Legendary Marine Sales until their departure early...
  8. Downtown FWB Farmers Market

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    MAR 12 – OCT 8 | 8 AM – 1 PM The Downtown FWB Farmers Market is open the 2nd Saturday of every month starting in March and going through October. An array of vendors set up with many different locally grown and handmade items such as fresh farm produce...
  9. Downtown FWB Art Walk

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    MAR 4 – NOV 4 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM The Fort Walton Beach Art Walk is held the 1st Friday of every month beginning in March and ending in November. It features local arts in all sorts of mediums. There is something for everyone from an array of...
  10. Emerald Coast Parrot Heads’ Annual Chili Cook-Off

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    FEB 27 | 11 AM We’re bringing the heat to the Destin Harbor as over 20 restaurants cook-up their secret Chili recipes for the 11th annual Chili Cook-Off! Hot, spicy chili and live entertainment on the Destin Harbor! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here: http://hwvchilicookoff.eventbrite.com/ Military use promo...