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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 - 2020

Downtown Farmers' Market

When: Aug 8, 2020
Where: Fort Walton Beach Landing 139 SE Brooks Sreet Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Market will be open 2nd & 4th Saturdays featuring food vendors, crafters and more.
More Info: downtowfwb.com/events

Ladies Night Out Downtown

When: Aug 20, 2020
Where: Downtown FWB
Join your girlfriends shopping, sipping wine and enjoying the fun.

Concerts in the Village

When: Aug 20, 2020
Where: 4323 Commons Drive W. Destin, FL 32541
The M-80's will share their music from Artists like Michael Jackson, Prince, Bon Jovi and more.
More Info: mkaf.org/

September - 2020

Downtown FWB Street Fest

When: Sept 4, 2020
Downtown FWB will be filled with vendors, live entertainment, music and more.
More Info: downtownFWB.com/events

Concerts in the Village

When: Sept 10, 2020
Where: 4323 Commons Drive W. Destin, FL 32541
Casey Kearney will have a fresh take on Country Music.
More Info: mkaf.org/

Concerts in the Village

When: Sept 17, 2020
Where: 4323 Commons Drive W. Destin, FL 32541
Enjoy music by The Shakedown which offers some funky-jam hip vibe.
More Info: mkaf.org/

Concert in the Village

When: Sept 24, 2020
Where: 4323 Commons Drive W. Destin, FL 32541
Enjoy listening to The Bonhoeffers, an acoustic trio with an eclectic mix from bluegrass to blues, classic rock to country.
More Info: mkaf.org/

October - 2020

Concerts in the Village

When: Oct 1, 2020
Where: 4323 Commons Drive W. Destin, FL 32541
The Pickled Peppers, a locally based group will play a mix of blues, R & B, country and soul tunes under the stars.
More Info: mkaf.org/

Downtown FWB Street Fest

When: Oct 2, 2020
Where: Downtown FWB
Enjoy your Friday Night enjoying amazing vendors, live entertainment, music and more.
More Info: downtowfwb.com/events

Concerts in the Village

When: Oct 3, 2020
Where: 4323 Commons Drive W. Destin, FL 32541
The Ultimate Tribute to Shania Twain will be performed by Donna Huber from Ontario, Canada.
More Info: mkaf.org/

Concerts in the Village

When: Oct 8, 2020
Where: 4323 Commons Drive W. Destin, FL 32541
Emerald Gold will perform a blend of Motown and Soul music from the 60's. Great dance music.
More Info: mkaf.org/

April - 2021

Musical Echoes

When: Everyday between April 23 - 25, 2021
This unique festival celebrating Native American culture is the largest event of its kind in the U.S.
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