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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.

November - 2022

Downtown FWB Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 30, 2022
Where: Fort Walton Beach Landing Park 139 Brooks Street, SE FWB, FL 32548
Open the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month year-round. Locally grown produce, artisan food vendors, and crafters with homemade items.

December - 2022

Downtown FWB Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 24, 2022
Where: Fort Walton Beach Landing Park 139 Brooks Street, SE FWB, FL 32548
Open the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month year-round. Locally grown produce, artisan food vendors, and crafters with homemade items.

Holiday Arts Gallery

When: Dec 3, 2022
Where: 100 Beal Parkway SW Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Shop for a unique gift for that special person from among local artists while listening to holiday music and refreshments.
Phone: 850-218-2155
More Info: destinfwb.com/event

Sinfonia Holiday Pops

When: Dec 9, 2022
Where: Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Holiday Classics will be performed by the Doo Wop project to get you in the mood for the holidays.
More Info: info@sinfoniagulfcoast.org

January - 2023

Get Happy

When: Jan 21, 2023
Where: Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention
Enjoy the music of legendary artist Judy Garland with her unforgettable music.

April - 2023

Beethoven V. Coldplay

When: April 29, 2023 7:30 PM
Where: Destin-Fort Walton Convention Center
The music and lyrics of Coldplay combined with Beethoven for a most unusual outcome.
More Info: destinfwb.com/event/sinfonia-gulf-coast-2022-2023-season
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