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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.

August - 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!

Fishing in Destin

When: Aug 1 - 31, 2015
Hard-Shell Crab, Brown Shrimp, Flounder, King Mackeral

Sunday Cinema at The Village of Baytowne Wharf

When: Aug 9, 2015 20:00 PM
Where: The Events Plaza
Movie: Cars

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

September - 2015

Fishing in Destin

When: Sept 1 - 30, 2015
Atlantic Croaker, White shrimp, Amberjack, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Mullet

October - 2015

Fishing in Destin

When: Oct 1 - 31, 2015
Atlantic Croaker, White Shrimp, Amberjack, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Mullet

Downtown FWB Farmer's Market

When: Oct 10, 2015 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: DeFrance Antiques 230 Eglin Pkwy SE FWB, FL 32548

November - 2015

Fishing in Destin

When: Nov 1 - 30, 2015
White Shrimp, Oysters, Sheepshead, Mullet

December - 2015

Fishing in Destin

When: Dec 1 - 31, 2015
Oysters, Black Drum, White Shrimp, Sheepshead

January - 2016

ArtWalk on the Harbor

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

Winter Guest Concert Series

When: Jan 11 - Feb 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

Mardi Gras on the Island

When: Jan 17, 2016 11:00 AM
Where: Santa Rosa Mall
Enjoy the Carnival atmosphere with live music, costumes, and more.
Phone: 850.244.8191
Crab Island during summer in Destin Florida

Crab Island

Crab Island is the hot spot in Destin to anchor a boat, visit with friends, and cavort in the surf on a hot summer’s day.

 

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