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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.

December - 2021

Community Farmer's Market

When: Every Friday,Saturday between Dec 1 - 28, 2021
Where: 1003C John Sims Parkway Niceville, FL 32578
Every Friday and Saturday
More Info: 30A Farmer's Market on Facebook

Crusin' into Christmas

When: Dec 9, 2021 6:30 PM
Where: Emerald Coast Harley-Davidson 788 Beal Parkway Northwest Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Check website for details

Festival of Trees

When: Dec 9, 2021 6:30 PM
Where: Emerald Coast Harley-Davidson 788 Beal Parkway NW Fort Walton Beach, FL
Join in this festive evening listening to live music as you browse the decorated trees. There will be live and silent auctions.

October - 2022

Halloween Haunt

When: Oct 29, 2022
Where: Destin Commons
Come dressed in your best costume and join in the creepy crafts, face painting and trick or treat at participating stores.
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