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 1 - Apr 30

20th Annual Destin Cobia Tournament

The 20th Annual Destin Cobia Tournament presented by HarborWalk Marina attracts hundreds of first time to experienced anglers to compete. Tournament begins when the first cobia is caught and ends April 30th. This is a free event. 


Mar 6 - May 22 | 6:00 PM- 11:00 PM

Tap It & Run 5K

Be sure to join Destin's best running club every Monday at WOB Destin. We step off at 6:05pm for an awesome 5k run down scenic 98. Upon our return, enjoy your first Happy Hour brew on WOB. Take advantage of Happy Hour pricing all night after that! So lace up those running shoes and show us what you got. Cheers!


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 25 | 5:30 PM-9 PM

Bugs Bunny & the Symphony - Sinfonia Gulf Coast

5:30 PM - Facility Doors Open
6 PM - Ballroom Doors Open
7 PM-9 PM - Concert


Mar 25 | 7 PM

Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II

BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II celebrates the world’s favorite classic Looney Tunes, projected on the big screen, while Sinfonia Gulf Coast performs their exhilarating, original Carl Stalling scores LIVE!


Mar 25 - Apr 8

The 22nd Annual Florida Baseball Beach Bash

This year we will offer the teams a choice of two weeks to attend our Beach Bashes. March 25th through April 1st, as well as April 1st through April 8th. Varsity teams will play five contests, while junior varsity squads will compete in four games. All varsity teams will play on Sunday and Friday and three of the four days in between. Contests will be held in excellent ballparks, including the newly renovated Niceville High School and Ft. Walton Beach High School fields. At the conclusion of the week, each coach will receive a beautiful participation award and two outstanding plaques for players to recognize individual performances.


Mar 25 | 11:00 AM- 10:00 PM


The 4TH Annual BoJamz Fest for Planting Peace is a one day music festival aimed at a community coming together to support Planting Peace. On the deck behind Boshamps there's live music, silent auctions and of course, drinks and food. All proceeds benefit Planting Peace.


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.


Mar 31 - Apr 30

Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition

March 31 - April 30, 2017: In the McIlroy Gallery, the annual Northwest Florida State College Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition showcases NWF State College students. The popular annual exhibition provides students the opportunity to practice art professionalism by having their work juried and displayed in a gallery. Exhibition cash prizes for winners in 2-D and 3-D categories and Best-in-Show are funded in memory of the late Arnie Hart, a beloved art professor at the college. The NWF State College Faculty will display their work concurrently in the Holzhauer Gallery.


Apr 29 - Apr 29 | 8 AM - 4 PM

Saturday In The Park

The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will hold its 41st Saturday in the Park Heritage Festival on April 29, 2017 from 8 AM to 4 PM. This family-fun event attracting thousands of visitors has long supported the Museum’s mission to promote the rich history of Northwest Florida. The festival begins with the Heritage 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Fun Run at 8 AM, then a day filled with re-enactments, traditional craft demonstrations, live entertainment, craft and food vendors, old-fashioned games and contests, a kid zone with crafts and more.