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.

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Mar 13 - Dec 27 | 90 minutes

MAXIMUM MAGIC Dinner Theater Featuring Noah & Heather Wells

Come out to Fudpuckers Theater located at Fudpuckers on Okaloosa Island for some family fun! Illusionist of the year Noah Wells presents Maximum Magic, with mind-blowing illusions, hilarious comedy, special effects, unbelievable mentalism and more!


Mar 28 - Sep 5 | 5:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Al's Pirate Show

Pirate Show every Monday 5:30p-8:30p at Al’s Beach Club at The Boardwalk.


Apr 16 - Sep 10 | Every Sunday

Sundays at AJ's on the Destin Harbor

Come join us! World Famous Crawfish Boil starting @ 1pm. Build your own Bloody Mary Bar for $7.50. Live Entertainment on our open deck by Jones and Company from 4pm-8pm.


Apr 18 - Sep 5 | Every Tuesday

Tuesdays at AJ's Oyster Shanty

Join us for Taco Tuesday from 11am-4pm! Two-4-One Tacos for just $7.50. Stay for All You Can Eat Shrimp from 4pm till we close for only $15.95!


Apr 19 - Sep 6 | Every Wednesday

Ladies Night on the Bayou

Every Wednesday join us for Ladies Night from 4pm-12am! Enjoy the beautiful bayou view with Double Tall Cocktails, Half off Wine and Jumbo Drafts, and $5.00 Small Plates.


May 3 - Aug 2

Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour

Nashville singer/songwriters are bringing their soulful, gritty, country melodies to the Destin Harbor for a live concert on HarborWalk Village’s main stage. The Songwriters Tour offers an opportunity to enjoy the hits heard on the radio every day performed acoustically live in concert by the songwriters who wrote them. The songwriters will also provide guests with the story behind the songs, life experiences, and a peek behind the scenes in Nashville in a series of casual, intimate performances hosted at iconic venues. Fan meet-and-greets and other special guest amenities will follow each performance. Event is free. The event will have several show dates: May 3rd, June 7th, July 12th, August 2nd at 7:30 PM. 


May 26 - Aug 12

Kadan Bart Rockett & Brooklyn Magic Show

Stars of NBC's America's Got Talent Kadan Bart Rockett & Brooklyn! #kidmagician Visit DestinMagic.com for tickets and more information.


May 27 - Aug 5 | 9 p.m.

Okaloosa Island Fireworks

The Boardwalk proudly presents the Okaloosa Island Fireworks show each Wednesday at 9pm from May 31st to August 9th, and final Labor Day show on September 3rd. Out on the town with friends or getting the family together for the night, the Okaloosa Island Fireworks are sure to be a highlight of the evening. We’ll see you on the sand!


May 31 - Aug 10 | Every Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Rock the Docks at HarborWalk Village

Make this summer a hit! Rock the docks every Saturday on the Destin Harbor with free concerts from 7:00-9:00 PM.


Jun 1 - Nov 1 | 8 am - 1 pm

Downtown Fort Walton Beach Farmer's Market

Downtown Fort Walton Beach Farmers Market is held the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month starting in June at The Landing in Fort Walton Beach.  It features locally grown products and highlights local artisan bakers and chefs. Market will be held from 8am - 1pm.


Jun 3 - Aug 5

Uptown Station Summer Movies in the Park Series

Beginning Saturday, June 3, 2017, Uptown Station in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, will begin their six-week Movies in the Park Summer Series. The community is invited to re-live the old time drive-in movie experience at Uptown Station’s Central Park. Movies will take place every other Saturday in June and July, and the first Saturday in August. Movies begin tentatively at 7:30 p.m. or dark, whichever occurs first. The schedule includes Disney classics such as Finding Dory and new releases like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. All attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for seating. Movies in the Park are complimentary to attend.


June 3 – Moana

June 17 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

July 1 – Beauty & The Beast (2017)

July 15 – Finding Dory

July 29 – Sing

August 5 – Monster Trucks


Jun 6 - Aug 13 | Every Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Fat Tuesday Parade at HarborWalk Village

Who wants some beads?! Join us for our first Fat Tuesday Parade of the summer as HarborWalk Village transforms into “The Big Easy.” Enjoy dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers and float riders tossing beads and swag! Stay and enjoy live music on the Main Stage before and after the parade.

Pardi Begins: 7 p.m.

Parade rolls at 8:30 PM.


Jun 7 - Aug 30 | 3 hours

Act4Murder - Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Join Act4Murder as they perform an original comedic murder mystery while you enjoy a delicious meal. It's nothing but fun, but remember, someone is going to DIE! You'll get a chance to guess WHODUNNIT and could win a prize!


Jun 10 - Sep 16 | 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Kid's "Summer Sagas" 2017 at the Heritage Musuem

Join us at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida for Kid’s “Summer Sagas – US Documents” July 1, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with special guest, Congressman Matt Gaetz who will share with students his role in government and provide a short civics lesson. Students will learn about our US Documents, the history of the American flag and kids will get to weave their own flag just in time for Independence Day.

“Summer Sagas” is a family-fun public program designed to spark the minds of young people and create memories that last a lifetime!

Cost is $8 per child; or $6 for Museum Family Members. (1) Adult per family is FREE; $3 for each additional adult per family. Space is limited. Please call to make reservations: 850-678-2615 (MC/Visa)


June 10 | History of Ice-cream

July 1 | US Documents

August 19 | What is It?

Sept. 16 | Mad Hatter Tea Party


Jul 11 - Aug 9

Teen Night at Fudpucker's

Every Tuesday night, teens are invited to dance the night away with some of the hottest Emerald Coast DJ’s and win prizes from local and national sponsors. VIP packages available.