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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 - 2015

Okaloosa Island Fireworks

When: May 27 - Aug 26, 2015 9:00 PM
Where: The Boardwalk - Okaloosa Island Pier
Every Wednesday come watch the spectacular fireworks display from the Okaloosa Island Pier at 9PM throughout the summer!

Concerts in the Village - Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation

When: July 9, 2015 6:00 PM
Where: Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village - Dugas Pavillion & Village Green
Gates open at 6PM with musical performances by The Mulligans. Bring a chair, wine & picnic dinner or you can purchase dinner prepared by Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q. Admission is $10 per person or free for MKAF members and children 12 & under.

Red, White and Blue Celebration

When: July 9, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
A weekly event that honors a local hero who goes above and beyond to help their community. There will be entertainment with live music, free kid's crafts & face painting. Evening end's with a fabulous fireworks display over the Destin Harbor.
More Info: http://emeraldgrande.com/events-3

Rock the Docks LIVE

When: July 11, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Free concerts on the HarborWalk Village stage! All concerts are free and open to the public. Entertainment: TBD
More Info: http://emeraldgrande.com/events-3

Farmers Market Downtown FWB

When: July 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Downtown FWB

Sunday Cinema at The Village of Baytowne Warf

When: July 12, 2015 8:00 PM
Where: The Events Stage
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, no good, very bad day

Fat Tuesday Parade

When: July 14, 2015 7:00 PM
Where: Fat Tuesday Parade
Every Tuesday for Fat Tuesday during the summer, HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy". Enjoy dazzling floats, beads and a free parade through HarborWalk Village! After the parade enjoy live entertainment on the main stage,

Rock the Docks LIVE

When: July 18, 2015
Where: HarborWalk Village
Free concerts on the HarborWalk Village stage! All concerts are free and open to the public. Entertainment: The Wide Open

Sunday Cinema at The Village of Baytowne Warf

When: July 19, 2015 8:00 PM
Where: The Events Plaza
Planes movie

ARTWalk on the Harbor

When: July 19, 2015 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Come enjoy the free event and parking from 11am-4pn at the ARTWalk at the Destin Harbor. The show features local artisans and craftspeople along this open air waterfront boardwalk. Jewelry, sculpture, mixed media artwork. Entertainment by street performers and live music. a vibrant marketplace, with street performers and live music.

Fat Tuesday Parade

When: July 21, 2015 7:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Every Tuesday for Fat Tuesday during the summer, HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy". Enjoy dazzling floats, beads and a free parade through HarborWalk Village! After the parade enjoy live entertainment on the main stage,

Red, White and Blue Celebration

When: July 21, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
A weekly event honoring the efforts of a local hero who goes above and beyond to better their community. There will be entertainment with live music, free kid's crafts and face painting and a vintage WWII aircraft flyover. The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin Harbor.
More Info: http://emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

Sunday Cinema at The Village of Baytowne Warf

When: July 26, 2015 8:00 PM
Where: The Events Plaza
Happy Feet movie

Fat Tuesday Parade

When: July 28, 2015 7:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Every Tuesday during the summer HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy". Enjoy dazzling floats, beads and a free parade. After the parade enjoy live entertainment on the main stage

August - 2015

Rock the Docks LIVE

When: Aug 1, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
Free concerts every Saturday night during the summer. Free Entertainment: Modern Eldorados

Sunday Cinema at The Village of Baytowne Warf

When: Aug 2, 2015 8:00 PM
Where: The Events Plaza
Ratatouille movie

Hydro Flight Mondays

When: Aug 3, 2015 7:00 PM
Where: Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza
Three shows at 7,8 and 9pm. Ben Merrell will fly-board over the lagoon. Free

Okaloosa Island Fireworks

When: Aug 5, 2015 9:00 PM
Where: Okaloosa Island Pier The Boardwalk
Fireworks display at the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island Pier every Wednesday at 9PM throughout the summer!

Sunday Cinema at The Village of Baytowne Warf

When: Aug 9, 2015 8:00 PM
Where: The Events Plaza
Cars movie

Hydro Flight Mondays

When: Aug 10, 2015 7:00 PM
Where: Baytowne Wharf Events Stage
Three shows at 7,8 and 9pm. Ben Merrell will fly-board over the lagoon. Free

Hydro Flight Mondays

When: Aug 17, 2015 7:00 PM
Where: Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza
Three shows at 7,8 and 9pm. Ben Merrell will fly-board over the lagoon. Free
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