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One of the highlights of the year in Fort Walton Beach is the Billy Bowlegs Festival. Held in early June, this annual uprising of local “pirates” commemorates the life of pirate William Augustus Bowles, who prowled the area during the eighteenth century. Events include a mock battle, live bands, food, arts and crafts, a torchlight parade, children’s activities, and fireworks.

Okaloosa Island hosts an annual Mardi Gras celebration that includes a Friday evening ball and a Saturday parade. Music, food, costumes, and children’s activities add to the fun.

Throughout the year, the area hosts live theater performances, concerts, art shows, fishing tournaments, and a host of other special events. Check out our calendar of events for an up-to-date list of what’s going on while you’re in town.

July - 2016

Planetarium Night

When: Every Thursday between July 1 - 31, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: 31 Memorial Parkway Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month
More Info: www.ecscience.org

Movies at the Landing

When: Every Friday between July 29 - 30, 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Fort Walton Beach Landing
Downtown FWB Organization will be presenting on Friday nights a Free family movie event from 7/8 - 8/26. Check website for movie schedule.
More Info: http://www.DowntownFWB.com

August - 2016

Planetarium Night

When: Every Thursday between Aug 1 - 31, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: 31 Memorial Parkway Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month
More Info: www.ecscience.org

Movies at the Landing

When: Every Friday between Aug 1 - 26, 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Fort Walton Beach Landing
Downtown FWB Organization will be presenting on Friday nights a Free family movie event from 7/8 - 8/26. Check website for movie schedule.
More Info: http://www.DowntownFWB.com

Downtown FWB Art Walk

When: Everyday between Aug 5 - 31, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Downtown Fort Walton Beach
First Friday of every month, March through November the walk will feature art in a variety of mediums.
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/DowntownFortWaltonBeachArtWalk

Downtown FWB Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between Aug 13 - 31, 2016 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Fort Walton Beach Landing Fort Walton Beach, FL
Every 2nd Saturday of the month from March through October. Locally grown produce and handmade items.
Phone: 850-654-1000
More Info: http://www.downtownfwb.com/

September - 2016

Planetarium Night

When: Every Thursday between Sept 1 - 30, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: 31 Memorial Parkway Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month
More Info: www.ecscience.org

Downtown FWB Art Walk

When: Everyday between Sept 1 - 30, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Downtown Fort Walton Beach
First Friday of every month, March through November the walk will feature art in a variety of mediums.
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/DowntownFortWaltonBeachArtWalk

Downtown FWB Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between Sept 1 - 30, 2016 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Fort Walton Beach Landing Fort Walton Beach, FL
Every 2nd Saturday of the month from March through October. Locally grown produce and handmade items.
Phone: 850-654-1000
More Info: http://www.downtownfwb.com/

Taste of Fort Walton Beach Food & Wine Festival

When: Sept 25, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Walton Beach Landing
Enjoy a sampling of food and wine from local restaurants and food trucks.
More Info: shop.downtownfwb.com

October - 2016

Planetarium Night

When: Every Thursday between Oct 1 - 31, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: 31 Memorial Parkway Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month
More Info: www.ecscience.org

Downtown FWB Art Walk

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 31, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Downtown Fort Walton Beach
First Friday of every month, March through November the walk will feature art in a variety of mediums.
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/DowntownFortWaltonBeachArtWalk

Downtown FWB Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday between Oct 1 - 8, 2016 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Fort Walton Beach Landing Fort Walton Beach, FL
Every 2nd Saturday of the month from March through October. Locally grown produce and handmade items.
Phone: 850-654-1000
More Info: http://www.downtownfwb.com/

November - 2016

Planetarium Night

When: Every Thursday between Nov 1 - 30, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: 31 Memorial Parkway Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month
More Info: www.ecscience.org

Downtown FWB Art Walk

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 4, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Downtown Fort Walton Beach
First Friday of every month, March through November the walk will feature art in a variety of mediums.
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/DowntownFortWaltonBeachArtWalk

December - 2016

Planetarium Night

When: Every Thursday between Dec 1 - 15, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: 31 Memorial Parkway Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month
More Info: www.ecscience.org

Ladies Night Out..Downtown

When: Dec 8, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Downtown Fort Walton Beach
Girlfriends shopping, sipping wine and enjoying the fun.
More Info: http://www.DowntownFWB.com

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