A list of the 2018 haunted houses, haunted trails, haunted woods, haunted hay rides, and other fun Halloween activities around the Emerald Coast. I
Every Sunday come out and see a new band play at the HarborWalk Village main stage. Schedule Sunday, January 13, 2019 – David Hall Duo Sunday, January 20, 2019 – Tate High School Jazz Band Sunday, January 27, 2019 – Northwest Florida State College Jazz Band Sunday, February 3, 2019 – Joe Fingas Sunday, February 10, 2019 – Choctaw High School Jazz Band Sunday, February 17, 2019 – Bobby D Duo Sunday, February 24, 2019 – Paradise Bayou
The Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers Crawfish Boil & 5K will be on April 21, 2018 at Uptown Station. Mudbug 5K Race begins at 8:00 am. $20 early registration fee through April 18, 2018. $25 registration fee after April 18 and on Race Day. $10 Student Run/Walk entry. Awards will be given at the conclusion of the race. Crawfish Boil Crawfish, shrimp, potatoes, and corn will be available at 11:00 am. $15 for 2.5 lb box. Four boxes for $50. Event will be held rain or shine.
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.
On Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm, join us for the 3rd Annual Father’s Day 5K – Props to You Dad! Run/Walk/Stagger. This is going to be THE PARTY of the Summer! Brought to you by Run With It and Props Brewery and Tap Room, the course will start at the new Brewery located at 125 Lovejoy Rd NW and will be out and back through the beautiful neighborhood that is Lovejoy Road! Fantastic after party included with your race entry and will include food and beer (of course!). Props will even be brewing up a special beer just for the race! Come out and start your Father’s Day off right! Props to you dad, you deserve it! Event details and schedule More information will be posted closer to the time of the event. 5K Fees $25 through June 3, 2018 $30 on and after June 4, 2018 (online registration closes on June 14 at midnight, but you may still sign up in person at Run With It or on race day at the Props Brewery and Tap Room) $35 Day of the Race All 5K participants get an event T-shirt. Shirts are only guaranteed to participants registered one week […]
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!
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 […]
Celebrate Independence Day with live music by The Bucktown All-Stars, followed by a beautiful fireworks show. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Concert starts at 6PM. Fireworks around 9PM. We will post more information when it becomes available!
Celebrate Independence Day at Alys Beach with live music by The Celebrity Allstar Band at 6:00 PM the Alys Beach Amphitheater followed by a patriotic fireworks show at 9:00 PM. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. We will post more information when it becomes available!
The annual Seaside 4th of July Celebration 2019 kicks off at 8:00 AM with a patriotic parade down Scenic 30A, concluding in Seaside for more July 4th festivities. There will be a concert by the Victory Belles at 7:00 PM and an amazing fireworks show at 8:30 PM. We will post more information when it becomes available!
The 4th of July Celebration at HarborWalk Village in Destin will feature live music and entertainment throughout the evening starting at 7PM followed by a spectacular fireworks display at 9:15 PM. We will post more information when it becomes available!
Close out your Independence Day celebration with a fireworks show over Navarre Beach on July 4th at 9PM. Fireworks will be launched from Navarre Beach Marine Park so they will be visible from both the beach and the sound side east and west of the Navarre Beach Causeway bridge. Schedule of Events 6:00 PM – Children’s Parade (registration begins at 5:00 PM) 6:00-10:00 PM – Food & Fun – plenty of food trucks, children’s parade, and more. 7:30 PM – Live Entertainment – starring The Village Belles in their Military Tribute Show “SALUTE TO THE TROOPS” 9:00 PM – Fireworks
The 28th Annual Greek Festival (2019) will hold during Labor Day weekend a the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach. Plan to attend to feast on delicious Greek food while you immerse yourself in Greek culture including music by Kosta Kastanis, which is one of the hottest Greek bands in the U.S.! You’ll also see local Greek dancers and multiple local and national vendors selling crafts and goods.
These dates and times’ accuracy cannot be guaranteed until closer to the time of the event. 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.
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.
Join the City of Fort Walton Beach and the residents of our great city to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with our annual Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade. This event will get you into the Christmas spirit with plenty of marching bands playing Christmas music, festive floats, candy, beads, and other throws. This fun Christmas event is great for all ages! Parade route is on Eglin Parkway beginning at First Street and ending at the Kmart parking lot.
Dates cannot be guaranteed to be accurate until closer to the month of December. The Downtown Fort Walton Beach Organization and the City of Fort Walton Beach are excited to present our 5th Annual “A Downtown Holiday!” on December 7, 2019 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!