One of the best parts of choosing a Destin beach condo at Breakers East is the terrific location. In addition to being beachfront and providing magnificent views of the emerald waves as they wash to shore, these two bedroom condos are within walking distance of attractions, shopping, and some of the best events in town. We know you will be busy playing on the beach and experiencing nearby attractions, such as Big Kahuna’s Water Park, but be sure to check out the local festivals and events as well. One of the hubs of Destin, Destin Commons, is a popular for not only shopping and dining, but annual events. Grand Boulevard and the Village of Baytowne Wharf also offer seasonal events that are the perfect outing for date night or family fun.
Another great option for local Destin events is HarborWalk Village. On just about any day, during any time of year, you will find something happening at HarborWalk. Some of their best-known events include the Red, White and Blues Celebration, the Mardi Gras Parade, and night-time fireworks throughout the summer.
Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday year-round from 9am – 1 pm in Miramar Beach
For fresh seasonal produce and artisanal goodies, visit the Farmer’s Market in Grand Park. Enjoy a morning of light shopping with great vendors in a serene environment. The market is located between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama.
Downtown FWB Artwalk
Every first Friday of the month from 5:30pm – 8:30pm in Downtown Fort Walton Beach
Experience the works of local artists as you stroll through historic downtown for the first Friday Artwalk. This is an ongoing event that starts in March and ends in November.
Al’s Pirate Show
March 28 – Sep 5 at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island
Take in a Pirate Show every Monday from 5:30 PM -8:30 PM at Al’s Burger Bar Beach Club at The Boardwalk. Captain Davy and his crew entertain families with this free show. Come out on Mondays for free music and storytelling.
Tuesdays at AJ’s Oyster Shanty
April 18 – Sep 5 at AJ’s Oyster Shanty FWB
Join AJ’s Oyster Shanty in FWB for Taco Tuesday from 11 am – 4 pm! Two-for-one tacos for just $7.50. Stay for All You Can Eat Shrimp from 4 pm till they close for only $15.95!
The Little Pirates Parade
May 20 at First City Bank in FWB
Join the First City Bank located in Fort Walton Beach on May 20th from 9AM – 1PM. Captain Billy Bowlegs and his crew will judge three age groups (12 and under) based on best costume. 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/
Memorial Day Concert Celebration
May 27 – May 28 at HarborWalk Village
Celebrate this Memorial Day at HarborWalk Village! This two day event will be the perfect way to kick off your summer. Three bands will be playing that weekend, The Good Looking, Flash Flood, and The Journey Tribute. Come enjoy this free event and make sure to stay for the fireworks show over the Harbor!
Fat Tuesday Parade Kickoff
May 30 at HarborWalk Village
Join HarborWalk Village for Fat Tuesday every Tuesday during the summer at the HarborWalk. This free event features dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers, and of course float riders tossing handfuls of beads to all attending. Parade starts at 8:30 pm followed by live music on the Main Stage.
62nd Annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival
June 2 – Jun 3 at The Fort Walton Beach Landing
This is a long awaited festival for locals and visitors! Come down to The Fort Walton Beach Landing for a free pirate themed event. There will be food vendors, live music, and adventures for all. There will be tons of activities for kids so feel free to bring the whole family!
62nd Annual Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade
June 5 at First Street, up Eglin, ending at Hughes Street
This event is a true Fort Walton Beach tradition! Come down to watch as more than 100 colorful floats make there way down Eglin Parkway, celebrating the victory of Capt. Billy Bowlegs over the Fort Walton Beach city mayor.
June 17 at The Fort Walton Beach Landing
The Caribbean style festival has grown into a popular celebration for locals and visitors alike. Enjoy ethnic flavorful food while entertainment, dancing, and activities suitable for the entire family are taking place throughout The Landing. This event is a true appreciation of the Latin Culture in our area. You won’t want to miss it!