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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.

More dates will be posted closer to the month of October. 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.

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!