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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

Fishing in Destin

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

Rock the Docks LIVE

When: Aug 29, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
Concert: Hotel Oscar

September - 2015

Fishing in Destin

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

Downtown FWB Art Walk

When: Sept 4, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Downtown FWB
Stroll the sidewalk listening to local music while viewing local art displayed in different mediums. There will be an array of jewelry and other handmade creations.

Ladies Night Out

When: Sept 10, 2015 17:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Downtown FWB
Girlfriends shopping, sipping on wine and nibbling on cheese!
More Info: www.DowntownFWB.com

Downtown FWB Farmer's Market

When: Sept 12, 2015 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: DeFrance Antiques 230 Eglin Pkwy., SE FWB, FL 32548
Locally grown produce and fresh farm produce & fruit. There will be handmade items such as honey, jellies, soaps, jams and more.
More Info: www.facebook.com/downtownfwbfarmersmarket

Fort Walton Beach BBQ Festival

When: Every Friday,Saturday between Sept 18 - 19, 2015 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Landing 139 Brooks Street, SE Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549
Free admission with a great weekend of BBQ, bands, and beer. There will be a kids' area too!

A Taste of Fort Walton Beach

When: Sept 26, 2015 14:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Vettes at the Village

When: Sept 26, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Area Corvette clubs will zoom their shined autos to the Village streets.

October - 2015

Fishing in Destin

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

December - 2015

Fishing in Destin

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