What's Going On

You don’t need a reason to come to the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast, but while you're here you might as well enjoy our special events. Cultural activities, fun festivals, lecture series, athletic events.... There's always something happening on our sugar-white shores, and there’s something for everyone. Here’s what’s up on the coast.

Featured Events

Wild Willy's Adventure Zone - NEW!

Hwy 98 on Okaloosa Island
May 29 - May 31, 2015

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Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival

Ft. Walton Beach Landing
June 5 - June 6, 2015 & June 8, 2015

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Rock the Docks LIVE

HarborWalk Village
June 6, 2015 7PM - 9PM

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Teen Night At Fud's Destin

March 9 - August 31, 2015 Mon-Thurs 10PM - 1AM


Teen Night at Fudpucker’s in Destin every Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thursday Night from 10pm-1am starting March 12 thru the Summer. Teens 14-17 are welcome to a Fun, Safe, Smoke-Free and Alcohol-Free night of dancing to the hottest DJ's tunes.  fudpucker.com/fudpuckers-in-destin/#


Graduation Dinner

Silver Shells Resort & Spa.
April 13 - July 5, 2015

850-837-RUTH (7884)

CELEBRATE YOUR GRADUATE Complimentary Ruth's Classics three-course meal for the graduate with a purchase of four entrees*. For Details: www.ruthschrisdestin.com/eventspromos.html

Art at Niceville Library

Niceville Library
May 1 - May 30, 2015

850-279-4863 x1500

Local artist Jean Jackson will display her seascapes and large floral paintings on stretched canvas.  The Local Color Artist Club will also exhibit art pieces featuring local artists, Sue Tarkin and Lou Kaunzinger in the glass display case.

ADSO Window Gallery

Arts and Design Society
May 1 - May 31, 2015


Arts and Design Society presents month-long exhibits in their studio windows, facing First Street.  In May, the works on display are those of Isabel Smith.  The gallery is FREE to the public. 

Vietnam Photo Exhibit

HH Arts
May 1 - May 30, 2015 10AM - 3PM


Honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, HH Arts is displaying on its feature wall photographs taken by Eric Harris during his duty in Vietnam 1966-1967.  The photos will hang throughout the month of May.  Gallery hours are 10AM to 3PM, Tuesday through Saturday.

Seat Weaving Workshop

Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida
May 7 - June 18, 2015 1PM - 3PM, Thursdays


Participants will learn how to replace the seats on their own chairs.  Weaving styles to be taught include the classical cane open weave, closed weave of fiber rush common on ladder-back chairs and herringbone pattern using flat or oval reed.  Space is limited.  Please call 850-678-2615 to sign up or email info@heritage-museum.org

Okaloosa Island Fireworks

The Boardwalk - Okaloosa Island Pier
May 27 - August 26, 2015 9PM

Join us at the Boardwalk to view the spectacular fireworks display from the Okaloosa Island Pier every Wednesday at 9PM throughout the summer!

Concerts at the Landing

The Landing
May 29, 2015 6PM - 8:30PM


Every Friday, May 1 through July 3, 2015. May 29: Jones & Company

Wild Willy's Adventure Zone - NEW!

Hwy 98 on Okaloosa Island
May 29 - May 31, 2015


OPENING MAY 29!  From the depths of your WILDEST imagination - 18-hole T-Rex Island golf course, 9-hole Hatchling Haven with baby dinosaurs to educate and entertain, 4D Theater Experience, Arcade, Raptor Revenge Laser Maze, 60 ft. up Tree Top Challenge ropes course, remote control Boat Battles, Pizza Factory, Frozen Yogurt creations and more.  www.wwazone.com  850-400-3300

Science of Beer

Emerald Coast Science Center
May 29, 2015 6PM - 8PM


The Emerald Coast Science Center presents the Science of Beer, an adult only event (must be 21+), on Friday, May 29, 2015, from 6PM-8PM.  Come enjoy the fine brews of Grayton Beer and learn the science behind how the frothy beverage is made.  Admission is $30 and includes beer, food and science!

Bart Rockett - Spectacular Magic, Stage Illusions, Ventriloquism & Comedy

Emerald Grande - HarborWalk Village
May 30 - May 31, 2015 7:30PM


Now appearing (and disappearing) at Emerald Grande’s HarborWalk Village, come out and enjoy world-class magic, illusions, ventriloquism and comedy as presented by variety performer Bart Rockett in an intimate, custom- designed, state-of-the-art theater located right in the heart of Emerald Grande's HarborWalk Village!  Witness original, never-before-seen illusions in this up-close and personal MUST-SEE show for ALL AGES!  This is NOT JUST a "magic show" and Bart Rockett is not just a "magician," he is an all around seasoned variety entertainer who has headlined theaters and entertained millions around the world!  Tickets are disappearing fast at www.DestinMagic.com

Rock the Docks LIVE

HarborWalk Village
May 30, 2015 7PM - 9PM


Every Saturday night during the summer, come out for free concerts on the HarborWalk Village stage!  All concerts are free and open to the public.  Entertainment: The Wide Open

Military Appreciation Event at Silver Sands Premium Outlets

Silver Sands Premium Outlets
May 30, 2015 10AM - 3PM


All military members and their families are invited to a special Military Appreciation Event on Saturday, May 30 from 10AM-3PM at Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Check-in for the event at the courtyard in front of Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th to receive a Silver Sands Scavenger Hunt Card. Shoppers will have until 1PM to complete the Scavenger Hunt when they will return to the courtyard for prize drawings, food, face painting & crafts by Abrakadoodle! The first 50 military members to check-in for the event will receive a free Premium Outlets tote bag. *Must show valid military I.D.

Annual Bead, Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show - American Bead Shows

Emerald Coast Convention Center
May 30 - May 31, 2015

Saturday, May 30 - 10a-5p; Sunday, May 31 - 10a-4p

Little Pirates Parade

First City Bank
May 30, 2015 10AM - 2PM


Join us on Saturday, May 30th from 10AM - 2PM. Captain Billy Bowlegs and Crew will judge three age groups based on best costume: Ages 3 & under; Ages 4 - 7; Ages 8 -12.  Each child with parent or guardian must register for the parade either the day of the event or pre-register at www.firstcitybank.com/about-us/news/little-pirates-parade/ Tour the William Angustus Bowles Pirate Museum and the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Ship.  Enjoy hot dogs, popcorn, face painting, pirate photos, bounce house and more!




Crab Island Cantina
May 31, 2015 7PM


Join Act4Murder in May for comedy, mystery and murder.  The local professional comedy troupe will perform at Angler's Beachside Grill on May 1 and 15.  Price is $50 for adults, $25 for children 10 and under.  Seating begins at 7PM, dinner and show at 7:30PM.  Make reservations online at www.act4murder.com or call 850-862-2885.