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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.

February - 2016

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Everyday between Feb 1 - 29, 2016
Where: HarborWalk Village
TBA Every third Sunday of each month HarborWalk Village transforms into a mini art district.

Winter Guest Concert Series

When: Everyday between Feb 1 - 22, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village 66 Harbor Boulevard Destin, FL 32541
Inspirational concerts on Sunday afternoons
More Info: Emeraldgrande.com/event

island Dance Party

When: Feb 13, 2016 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: Emerald Coast Convention Center 1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy., SE Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
Music by the Emerald Gold Band playing favorites from the 50's through the 80's to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
More Info: www.islanddanceparty.com

Emerald Coast Boat Show

When: Feb 13, 2016
Where: Emerald Coast Convention Center & Brooks Bridge Marina 1120 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE Fort Walton Beach, FL
Boat Show will have boats in the water and on land. Free admission and free parking
Phone: 941-780-0538
More Info: emeraldcoastboatshow.com

March - 2016

ArtWalk on the Harbor

When: Mar 1, 2016
Where: HarborWalk Village
TBA Every third Sunday of each month HarborWalk Village transforms into a mini art district.

April - 2016

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

When: April 9, 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Emerald Coast Convention Center - Okaloosa Is. 1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy. Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: 850.269-7229
More Info: www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org
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Crab Island during summer in Destin Florida

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Dolphin Tank at the Gulfarium in Fort Walton Beach FL

Fort Walton Beach, FL

Fort Walton Beach is full of culture, history and family fun! See our Top 10 Things to Do and plan an action-packed vacation to this beautiful coastal town.