Area Events

  1. 2016 Fort Walton Beach BBQ Festival

    SEP 16 – SEP 17 The Fifth Annual FWB BBQ Festival is a two-day celebration of great food, wonderful libations, and some of the area’s best bands. Friday: 4 PM to 9 PM Saturday: 11 AM to 4 PM.
  2. Greek Festival 2016

    SEP 2 – SEP 4 Come out and enjoy the 25th Annual Greek Festival during the Labor Day weekend at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island.  Taste the various Greek foods, desserts, and drinks being served up throughout the festival.  Let your ears enjoy the sounds provided by...
  3. Movies at The Landing

    Aug 26 – Karate Kid Sept. 2 – Grease Sept 9 – Star Wars @ 8 PM Fort Walton Beach Landing Fort Walton Beach, FL
  4. Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks Festival

    JUL 3 – JUL 3 | 6 PM Come one, come all to a fun-filled day and evening celebrating Destin Commons’ newest stores and restaurants including: H&M, Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill, Charming Charlie, Everything but Water, Sunglass World, Chipotle, Yogo Mogo and Tervis along with the 5th Annual...
  5. Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival

    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...
  6. Okaloosa Arts & Culture Fest

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

    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...
  8. Emerald Coast Volleyball Tournament

    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.
  9. St. Mary’s Spring Fling

    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.
  10. French Street Market 2016

    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