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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

What Women Want Expo - Cumulus Broadcasting

Emerald Coast Convention Center
September 27, 2014 10:00a - 3:00p

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Destin Fishing Rodeo

October 1 - October 31, 2014

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ADSO Window Gallery Display

The Art Center Gallery
September 1 - September 30, 2014


To showcase the work of local artists, the Arts and Design Society presents month-long exhibits in their studio windows, facing First Street, Fort Walton Beach.  In September, on display for easy viewing, is the art of multi-faceted Helen Blair.  Additional information about these works is available in the Art center office.  While the window art is available for viewing 24/7, office and gallery hours are 12 noon-4 pm, Tuesday-Friday, and the gallery, which is free to the public, is open also from 1 pm-4 pm, Saturday.

Estate Planning Workshop

Ramada Plaza Beach Resort
September 24, 2014 9:30 am


This seminar is presented by CLA Estate Services and is free and open to the public.  Information in this seminar comes from a wide range of sources for over twenty years we have been presenting concepts that come from clients, from attorneys, from financial planners, from government agencies and a wide variety of private and public sources.  We hope the information presented here will help you have a better understanding of your planning choices.

Topics include:  Revocable Living Trusts, Wills, Probate, Guardianship, Capital Gains, Inheritance Tax, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, Annuities, Insurance, Long Term Care

Endless Summer Music Series

September 26 - September 28, 2014
(850) 424-0600

A musical weekend full of powerful vocals, alluring melodies and mesmerizing lyrics as twelve of country’s award winning songwriters showcase their talents at the 5th Annual Endless Summer Music Series at HarborWalk Village.

The 28th Annual H.C. White Charity Golf Tournament

The Golf Club at Bluewater Bay
September 26, 2014 1:00 PM


1 PM Shotgun Start

Foursome:    $500
Individual:    $125

Benefitting The White-Wilson Community Foundation.  For registration and more information visit whitewilsoncommunityfoundation.org.

Destin Beer Festival

September 27, 2014

Beer? Beach? Music? Food? Shopping? You'll find it ALL at the Destin Beer Festival - Saturday, September 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Destin Wine World in the Shoppes at Paradise Key Culinary Village tent featuring area restaurants, a VIP Tent, live entertainment, a merchandise booth, and of COURSE fabulous micro-brewed BEER to sample! Some of the biggest names in the craft brewing industry will be exhibiting at this event!

What Women Want Expo - Cumulus Broadcasting

Emerald Coast Convention Center
September 27, 2014 10:00a - 3:00p

What Women Want is the Emerald Coast's premier women's expo.  This event offers women a fun day filled with exploring their personal style, renewing their soul and pampering themselves, featuring the best shopping, fashion, food and drink, entertainment, health, beauty, travel, home decor, success and more.  Interactive exhibits, special guest speakers, live demonstrations and a fashion show are sure to educate and inspire attendees.

Free Admission/Free Parking.

For additional information, please contact Ashley at 850-243-2323 or send an e-mail to whatwomenwant@cumulusfwb.com.


2014 Okaloosa Walton Heart Walk

Northwest Florida State College
September 27, 2014 8:30 am

800-257-6941 x6086

Encourage people to take steps toward a heart healthy lifestyle while raising funds to fight heart disease and stroke in our community!  Please consider joining us at 8:30 am on Saturday, September 27th at Northwest Florida State College for our annual Heart Walk.  For more information on how to register, form teams and/or make a donation, please contact Inger Alderfer at inger.alderfer@heart.org or 267-994-8696.

31st Northwest Florida Tri-County Fair Fine Arts Show and Reception

C.H. Bull Rigdon Fairgrounds and Recreation Complex
September 28 - October 4, 2014


The 31st Northwest Florida Tri-County Fair Fine Arts Show, sponsored by the Arts and Design Society, the Northwest Florida Fair Board, and Cox communications, is scheduled for Monday, September 29-Friday October 3, 5pm-10pm; Saturday, October 4, 2pm-10pm.  The Opening Reception for the Show is on Sunday, September 28, from 2pm-4pm.  Artworks in every medium will be on display; high school and middle school art will be a special feature.  There is no charge for the Reception or Show; both are open to the public.