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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.

July - 2021

Community Farmer's Market

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

Sunday Cinema

When: Every Sunday between July 1 - 30, 2021
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin
Check website for movie listing
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Hydroflight Monday

When: Every Monday between July 1 - 30, 2021 6:30 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch Ben Merrall fly-board over Baytowne Lagoon for two spectacular shows at 6:30 and 8:30 pm.

Boomin' Tuesday

When: Every Tuesday between July 1 - 30, 2021 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Where: The Village of Baytown Wharf Events Plaza
Watch the fireworks over the Lagoon with a DJ Dance Party.

Magical Thursday

When: Every Thursday between July 1 - 30, 2021
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch at Featured Captain Davy leads you on an adventure with two magic shows.

Okaloosa Island Fireworks

When: Every Wednesday between July 1 - 31, 2021
Where: The Boardwalk - Okaloosa Island 1450 Miracle Strip Parkway Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Watch the fireworks blast off every Wednesday night at The Boardwalk and Special shows throughout the year.
More Info: theboardwalkoi.com

Destin Harbor Fireworks

When: Every Thursday between July 1 - 31, 2021
Watch the fireworks every Thursday night during the summer at Destin Harbor directly behind HarborWalk Village and Emerald Grande.

Rock the Docks

When: Every Saturday between July 1 - 31, 2021
Rock the Docks each Saturday night with a free concert. Check the website for a complete listing.
More Info: emeraldgrande.com/events

Silent Disco Party

When: Every Monday between July 1 - 31, 2021
Where: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village Main Stage
Dance to your own music every Monday throughout the Summer in front of the main stage.

Fat Tuesday Celebration

When: Every Tuesday between July 1 - 31, 2021 18:30 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
The Village transforms into "The Big Easy" as floats make their way down the street with lots of beads and swag during the free parade.

Hammock Bay Farmers Market

When: Everyday between July 1 - 31, 2021
Where: 425 Victory Blvd. Freeport, FL 32439
Shop the 1st & 3rd Sunday at Hammock Bay Farmers Market for fresh produce, homemade jams, local honey, soaps, and crafts. Food vendors on site.
More Info: facebook.com/hammockbayfarmersmarket

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival

When: Everyday between July 31 - 30, 2021
Where: Date pending

GulfFest

When: July 31, 2021 - 10:30 PM
Where: Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center 1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy, SE Fort Walton Beach, FL
An all-day concert event with over ten top local artists.

August - 2021

Community Farmer's Market

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

Sunday Cinema

When: Every Sunday between Aug 1 - 5, 2021
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin
Check website for movie listing
More Info: Baytownewharf.com

Hydroflight Monday

When: Every Monday between Aug 1 - 2, 2021 6:30 PM
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch Ben Merrall fly-board over Baytowne Lagoon for two spectacular shows at 6:30 and 8:30 pm.

Boomin' Tuesday

When: Every Tuesday between Aug 1 - 3, 2021 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Where: The Village of Baytown Wharf Events Plaza
Watch the fireworks over the Lagoon with a DJ Dance Party.

Magical Thursday

When: Every Thursday between Aug 1 - 5, 2021
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Watch at Featured Captain Davy leads you on an adventure with two magic shows.

Okaloosa Island Fireworks

When: Every Wednesday between Aug 1 - 11, 2021
Where: The Boardwalk - Okaloosa Island 1450 Miracle Strip Parkway Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Watch the fireworks blast off every Wednesday night at The Boardwalk and Special shows throughout the year.
More Info: theboardwalkoi.com

Destin Harbor Fireworks

When: Every Thursday between Aug 1 - 12, 2021
Watch the fireworks every Thursday night during the summer at Destin Harbor directly behind HarborWalk Village and Emerald Grande.

Rock the Docks

When: Every Saturday between Aug 1 - 14, 2021
Rock the Docks each Saturday night with a free concert. Check the website for a complete listing.
More Info: emeraldgrande.com/events

Silent Disco Party

When: Every Monday between Aug 1 - 9, 2021
Where: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village Main Stage
Dance to your own music every Monday throughout the Summer in front of the main stage.

Fat Tuesday Celebration

When: Every Tuesday between Aug 1 - 10, 2021 18:30 PM
Where: HarborWalk Village
The Village transforms into "The Big Easy" as floats make their way down the street with lots of beads and swag during the free parade.

Hammock Bay Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Aug 1 - 15, 2021
Where: 425 Victory Blvd. Freeport, FL 32439
Shop the 1st & 3rd Sunday at Hammock Bay Farmers Market for fresh produce, homemade jams, local honey, soaps, and crafts. Food vendors on site.
More Info: facebook.com/hammockbayfarmersmarket

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival

When: Everyday between Aug 1 - 3, 2021
Where: Date pending

Autos in August

When: Aug 14, 2021
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Walk around to see the Custom Cars at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Prizes will be awarded. Open to the public.

September - 2021

Community Farmer's Market

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

Arts and Drafts

When: Sept 3, 2021
Where: HarborWalk Village 10 Harbor Blvd. Destin, FL 32541
A fun evening filled with live music, seasonal craft beer samplings among various artisians creating their unique piece as they take part in the community art project.

Labor Day Concert Celebration

Where: HarborWalk 10 Harbor Blvd. Destin, FL 32541
Live music all weekend followed by fireworks and fire spinning.

October - 2021

Community Farmer's Market

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

26th Annual Festival of the Arts

When: Everyday between Oct 30 - 31, 2021
Where: 4323 Commons Drive Destin, FL 32541
The Festival of the Arts is one of Northwest Florida's premier fine art shows, featuring artwork from 65 premier artists from Europe and the United States.

November - 2021

Community Farmer's Market

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

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
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