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Don’t miss the Nightmare on the Old Spanish Trail. This haunted trail in Baker is only a short ride from the Fort Walton Beach and Destin area and well worth the visit. However, prepare yourself for the terror you will find in the woods during your journey through the trail. You never know who or what may be lurking behind the bend or tree. Ticket sales begin 1 hour prior to opening and the last tickets are sold 1 hour prior to closing.

Enjoy a ride on a haunted hayride. Join your family and friends on a hayride in a corn field in the darkest parts of Hallows Hill.

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.

Spirited nightlife on the Destin Harbor to savor at this thrilling & chilling Halloween Bash! The night of fright begins at 7:00 pm with live music on HarborWalk Village’s main stage, followed by fireworks over the Harbor at 9:00 pm and the adult costume contest on the main stage. The winning stakes for the most creative costume are high during this grown-up ghouls costume contest. 6:00 pm Pub Crawl Starts 7:00 pm Tyler Livingston Band – Main Stage 9:00 pm Fireworks 9:30 pm Adult Costume Contest – Main Stage Be sure to check out the kids and pets costume contest on October 28th.

Spooktacular family fun! Enjoy a kids costume contest and a 4-legged pet costume contest on HarborWalk Village’s main stage. Trick-or-treat on the Destin Harbor Boardwalk at all restaurants and shops at HarborWalk Village and kids crafts. 2:00 PM – Kids Contest Age groups 0-4, 5-9, 10-12. 3:15pm – Pets Contest If you are over 18 come on out Saturday, October 27th, for live music, fireworks, and the adult costume contest.

Trick or treat through the village streets of the tranquil Baytowne Wharf. Face painting & Halloween crafts will be provided by Abrakadoodle. Dance on the stage as the DJ playing frighteningly good tunes. There will be fireworks over the Baytowne Lagoon starting at 8pm.  

This is Generations United Church’s annual Halloween on the Hill event. This is one of the largest events in the area with thousands coming to enjoy a safe and family environment. There will be inside games for small kids, inflatables, concessions, and tons of candy in the Trunk or Treats lines. Come and Enjoy. Oct 31st, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

Parade route to be posted later for the 2018 Niceville Valparaiso Community Christmas Parade, which will be held on December 1 at 10:00 AM.

The Downtown Fort Walton Beach Organization and the City of Fort Walton Beach are excited to present our 4th Annual “A Downtown Holiday!” on December 1, 2018 at the beautiful Fort Walton Beach Landing Park, this event is fun for the whole family with our Tree Lighting Event at 5:30 pm, Christmas shopping and treats, live entertainment, kids activities, and much more! The “A Downtown Holiday” Event is proud to serve as a drop-off location sponsor for the US Marine Corps’ “Toys for Tots” Program – please bring a new, unwrapped toy for this wonderful program to brighten the Holidays for children in need!

Make a full day of Christmas activities at HarborWalk Village for the 32nd Annual Holiday on the Harbor Destin Boat Parade. Visit with Santa Claus starting at 1PM followed by a special performance of the Nutcracker on the Main Stage at 4:45 PM from the Ballet Conservatory of the Destin School of Music & Dance. The parade will begin at 6PM, followed by a fireworks display over the harbor.

Celebrate the whole July 4th weekend at HarborWalk Village with live music every night from Sunday through Tuesday. Of course, there will be a huge patriotic fireworks display over the Destin Harbor on July 4 at 9PM. Live Music Schedule 7-9pm: 7/01: The Moon Lagoons 7-9pm 7/02: Dana Pointe Band 7-9pm 7/03: Kane and the Saints 7-9pm 7/04: January Noise 7-9pm with Fireworks at 9pm followed by fire spinning from Just Add Fire. We will post more information when it becomes available!