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Through November, spend the 1st Friday evening at the Downtown Fort Walton Beach Street Fest from 6-9 PM. The sidewalks will be filled with live entertainment, vendors, live music, and more!

Get a jump on Halloween with Halloween Haunt at Destin Commons. Kids & dogs can come dressed in their best costumes for the Costume Contest for the kids that begins at 6:00 PM. Trick or treating will be from 7:00 – 8:00 PM at various sidewalk stations throughout Destin Commons and at participating stores. Other Halloween activities such as fantasy face painting and creepy crafts will also be available.

64th Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival 2019 schedule will be posted below as the festival approaches. Billy Bowlegs is a fun event for the whole family. There are tons of activities for kids as well as vendors selling pirate booty and local crafts. There will be great live music, and food vendors selling everything from ice cream to seafood. The festival is on Friday and Saturday, May 31st – June 1, 2019. The fireworks display will be on May 31st at 9:00 pm. The 2019 Torchlight Parade will be on June 3  at 7:00 pm.

The Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival at Destin Common starts at 5 p.m. on July 3, 2019. Family entertainment and live music will kick off the day. At 6 p.m. BBQ aficionados can enjoy $1 samples from 18 area restaurants and BBQ groups and vote for their favorite as People’s Choice winners. Last year $87,500 in donations benefited local charities! Stop by for family fun activities including an Independence Day firework extravaganza! 2019 team TBA

The Fort Walton Beach Landing is the place to be to celebrate the Fourth of July! There will be live music and entertainment, food vendors, kids activities including free inflatables, and a big patriotic fireworks show at 8:45 PM. See the entire schedule of events below. July 4th 2019 Schedule of Events TBD 4:00 PM – Shenanigans Local talent takes the stage to start the show! 5:00 PM – Opening Ceremony & Welcome Join Mayor Dick Rynearson, the Fort Walton Beach Police Department Honor Guard, and Reid Soria of Autism Sings for the National Anthem 5:00-6:00 PM – Book and print signing with American Hero Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, the last surviving Doolittle Raider 6:30 PM – I’magene (formerly Continuum) Celebrate the evening with the local area’s band in demand! 8:45 PM – Fireworks display with live musical entertainment by Emerald Coast Chorus Love the event but not the parking? EC Rider’s got you covered with $1 Park & Ride Trolley service! The trolleys will be running continuously between the Landing and our two designated stops from 4 to 10 p.m.: FWB City Hall and Uptown Station. ($1 per person per direction. Drivers do not carry change, so please bring exact […]