Emerald Coast

Annual Events

This page lists family-friendly events in the Okaloosa County, Walton County and Bay County, Florida area. Note: Details of these events can change from year to year, so please check our calendar of events for specific dates and updated information.
Kids Okaloosa County, Walton County and Bay County: Annual Events - Fun 4 Emerald Coast Kids
Baytowne Fat Tuesday Parade

"Laissez les bon temps rouler" (let the good times roll) with the Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Parade. Uni ...

9100 Baytowne Blvd, Sandestin, FL, 32550
Baytowne Mardi Gras Dog Parade

Mardi Gras is a fun time for everyone at the Village of Baytowne Wharf, and that includes your furry ...

9100 Baytowne Blvd, Sandestin, FL, 32550
Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival

It started out as a water skiing festival in 1953, and has turned into one of the nation’s longest-r ...

First full weekend in June
139 SE Brooks Street, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Blue Angels Air Shows

The Pensacola Bay Area is the official home to the Blue Angels, officially known as the U.S. Navy Fl ...

July and November

Formerly known as the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival. Start with a savory assortment of food, including ...

weekend in October
Hours: noon on Friday, 11am on Sat and Sun
208 Partin Dr. North, Niceville, FL, 32578
Central Panhandle Fair in Bay County

Rides, family friendly fun, and special events at this long standing tradition in Bay County.

Hours: varies
2230 E 15th St, Panama City, FL
Destin Fishing Rodeo

This is a month long fishing tournament in October, sponsored my AJ's restaurant. More than 30,000 a ...

Month of October
most activities free
Harbor Blvd., Destin, FL, 32541
Destin Harbor Boat Parade

Come enjoy live music, children’s arts and craft and hot chocolate! Visit with Santa Claus during th ...

Hours: 12-8
Harbor Blvd., Destin, FL, 32541
Destin Seafood Festival

The Destin Seafood Festival is on the Destin Harbor Boardwalk the first weekend in October, working ...

First weekend in October
Harbor Blvd., Destin, FL, 32541
Emerald Coast Annual Duck Regatta

Join us for a day of family fun at the annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta! Face painting, live perfor ...

October (1 day event)
free to attend; $ to adopt a duck
9100 Baytowne Blvd, Sandestin, FL, 32550
Fiesta of Five Flags

A 10-day heritage celebration, held the first two weeks in June, is one of the oldest and largest he ...

First two weeks in June
Hours: varies
2121 W Intendencia St, Pensacola, FL
Geneva Festival on the Rivers

Geneva's Festival on the Rivers has been recognized nationally as one of the Top Twenty events in th ...

last Saturday in April
S. River Street, Geneva, Alabama, 36340
Gulf Coast Jam

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is a three-day country music festival in Panama City Beach, Florida over Labor ...

Labor Day Weekend
ticket prices vary
16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
Harborwalk Mardi Gras Parade

Beads, beads and more beads on the Destin Harbor! The Good Times Roll with dazzling floats, colorful ...

Harbor Blvd., Destin, FL, 32541
Kitty Hawk Kite Festivals

Kite festivals are held twice a year: in April and September. Join Kitty Hawk Kites and the Emeral ...

April and September
Harborwalk Village and Norriego Point, Destin, FL, 32541
LakeFest in DeFuniak Springs

Festivities will take place on #1 roundest lake in America, the beautiful Lake DeFuniak. Bring your ...

May or June
3 Circle Dr, DeFuniak Springs, FL
Marvel of Flight Expo

Aircraft Judging, Pilot Seminars, Exhibits, Live Entertainment and Fun for the Whole Family!

March (2 day event)
Hours: 8-6
171 Country Club Ln, DeFuniak Springs, FL
Northwest Florida Fair

Rides, games, petting zoo, livestock, daily events, 4H exhibits, handmade items and baked goods, and ...

September/October (dates TBD)
Hours: varies, 5-10 or 2-10
1958 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Panhandle Watermelon Festival

Panhandle Watermelon Festival is a free event with legendary country music acts, pancake breakfast, ...

last full weekend in June
Hours: varies
1544 N Railroad Ave, Chipley, FL, 32428
PCB Mardi Gras and Music Festival

Combine the excitement of authentic Mardi Gras celebration with the spectacular views of our emerald ...

weekend before Fat Tuesday
600 S Pier Park Dr, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
Pepsi SringJam

The producers of Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam bring today's best artists back to Panama City Beach for a roc ...

600 S Pier Park Dr, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
Pirates of the High Seas Festival

Columbus Day weekend will bring waves of fun-filled adventures to Panama City Beach with the annual ...

Columbus Day weekend (October)
5550 N. Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL, 32408
Sandestin Gumbo Festival

The annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival is one of the largest and most popular winter food events along ...

February (2 day event)
varies; early bird and "day of" pricing
9100 Baytowne Avenue, Sandestin, FL, 32550
Schooner's Lobster Festival and Tournament

The biggest 7-Day lobster festival in Florida. With huge Local Lobsters on the weigh-in scales, fres ...

5121 Gulf Drive, Panama City Beach, FL, 32408
Seabreeze Jazz Festival

Named a "Top 10 Jazz Festival in the USA" by JazzIZ Magazine and recently nominated as "Best Jazz Fe ...

600 Pier Park Dr, Panama City Beach, FL
Walton County Fair

The Fair provides an opportunity for youth and adults alike to showcase their talents for artwork, h ...

Hours: 5-varies
varies, 5 and under free
790 North 9th Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32433