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.
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2nd Annual Spring Market at Seville Square

The Second Annual 2021 Spring Market at Seville Square will have vendors exhibiting and selling gift ...

April 3rd
Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm
Free Admission
311 E Government St, Pensacola, FL, 32502
3rd Annual International Festival Fort Walton Beach

The primary purpose of our festival is to bring the entire community together in UNITY, regardless o ...

March 20th
Hours: 10:00am-7:00pm
Free
139 Brooks St SE, Fort Walton Beach, Fl, 32548
9th Annual Emerald Coast MudRun for Orphans

Get Muddy and Do Good! Join us for our 9th annual MudRun. Choose 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Kids Race or our Ni ...

May 15th
Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm
Varies
100 E College Boulevard, Niceville, FL, 32578
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
free!
Bluewater Bay Mardi Gras Cart Parade

Decorate your cart and celebrate Mardi Gras as we cruise through Bluewater. Cart must be registered ...

Feb 13th
Hours: 1:30pm
Free
2000 Bluewater Blvd, Niceville, FL, 32578
Boggyfest

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
free!
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.

October
Hours: varies
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 Seafood Festival

Arts and Crafts Booths, Live Music, Drinks, and of course Seafood! The Destin Seafood Festival is on ...

Oct 1st-3rd
Hours: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Free
Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL, 32541
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
free
2121 W Intendencia St, Pensacola, FL
Food Truck Fest

Tempt your taste buds and come hungry at this year’s Spring Food Truck Fest. The fest will feature a ...

March 6th
Hours: 11:00am-8:00pm
$2 entry fee, kids 2yrs and under get in free
301 W Main St, Pensacola, FL, 32501
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
varies
S. River Street, Geneva, Alabama, 36340
Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire & Pirate Festival

Full contact full armor Jousting by History Channels Knights of Valour, Jesters, Jugglers, Firebreat ...

8604 Bobby Brown Rd, Milton, Florida, 32583
HarborWalk Mardi Gras Parade

Celebrate Mardi Gras on the Harbor with live music by Fais Do-Do, followed by beads, dazzling floats ...

Feb 13th
Hours: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Free
10 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
free!
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
Mac and Cheese Festival at Destin Commons

This family-friendly event will feature gourmet, chef-inspired twists inspired by the South’s favori ...

March 7th
Hours: 12:30pm-4:00pm
$15-$45
4100 Legendary Drive, Destin, FL, 32541
Mardi Gras at the Beach by Old Florida Fish House

This two day event will feature amazing entertainment, food & drink specials, activities for kids, a ...

Feb 12th, 13th
Hours: 5:00pm-10:00pm on Feb 12th; 10:00am-10:00pm on Feb 13th
Free Admission
33 Heron's Watch Way, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
Mardi Gras Celebration at AJ's

Enjoy Mardi Gras street party down on the Destin harbor, Saturday February 13th. Entertainment from ...

Feb 13th
Hours: 12:00pm
Free Admission
116 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL, 32541
Mardi Gras in DeFuniak Springs

The Krewe de Yak is pleased to announce that the Seventh Annual Mardi Gras Parade and Festival will ...

Jan 23rd
Hours: 11:00am-4:00pm
Free
Circle Dr, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32435
Mardi Gras Lighted Boat Parade at Pensacola Beach

Headlining Indulge Week 2021 on Pensacola Beach, the Chamber will host a Mardi-Gras themed lighted b ...

Feb 6th
Hours: 6:00pm
Free
715 Pensacola Beach Blvd, Gulf Breeze, FL, 32561
Mardi Gras Masquerade at Destin Commons

Laissez les bons temps rouler or Let the Good Times Roll and join us for our annual Mardi Gras Masqu ...

Feb 12th
Hours: 6:00pm-8:00pm, parade at 7:00pm
Free
4100 Legendary Drive, Destin, FL, 32541
Mardi Gras No Parade Party at Crabs on the Beach

Our parade might have been taken away from us, but not our Mardi Gras Spirit. So come to Crabs for a ...

Feb 14th
Hours: 11:00am-3:00pm
Free Admission
6 Casino Beach Boardwalk, Gulf Breeze, FL, 32561
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
Milton Mardi Gras Parade

2021 Milton Mardi Gras, hosted by the Krewe of Airship Pirates! This is the first Mardi Gras Parade ...

Jan 30th
Hours: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Free
Downtown, Milton, FL, 32572
Monster Truckz Pensacola

Monster Truckz Extreme Tour! The Most Epic Show On Earth!! Exciting action for the entire family. | ...

February 26,27 &28
Hours: 2PM 27th & 28th, 7PM 26th & 27th
$15-$29
7750 Mobile Hwy, Pensacola, FL, 32526
My Furry Valentine at Grand Boulevard

Please join us for our annual doggie social, My Furry Valentine, at Grand Park at Grand Boulevard! S ...

Feb 11th
Hours: 4:30-6:30
free (donations)
Grand Blvd, Sandestin-Miramar Beach, Florida, 32550
Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Golf Cart Parade

The Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade lives on... golf-cart style!

Feb 6th
Hours: 1:00pm
Free
White Sands Blvd and Homeport Dr, Navarre Beach, FL, 32566
Navarre Mardi Gras

Parade Starts at 1 p.m. at the corner of Arkansas St. and Gulf Blvd and heads East on Gulf Blvd. The ...

Feb 6th
Hours: 1:00pm
Free
Arkansas St and Gulf Blvd, Navarre Beach, FL, 32566
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
varies
1958 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL
OWA Arts and Crafts Festival

OWA’s immaculate Downtown entertainment district is the perfect backdrop for Coastal Alabama’s newes ...

January 30th
Hours: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Free Admission
1501 S OWA Blvd, Foley, AL, 36535
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
Pawdi Gras, Mardi Gras at HarborWalk

Enter your pup in a festive Pawdi Gras Pet Costume Contest! Registration begins at 3:00 pm.

Feb 14th
Hours: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Free
10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL, 32541
PBR Pensacola Ivitational

PBR Announces Preliminary 2021 Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Schedule. After being scheduled for ...

March 20th-21st
Hours: Varies
Varies
201 E Gregory St, Pensacola, FL, 32502
Pensacola May 5k

Come out to the First Annual Pensacola May 5k at Community Maritime Park. 8 AM- 5K Race Starts 8:3 ...

May 15th
Hours: 8:00am-2:00pm
Varies
301 W Main St, Pensacola, FL, 32501
Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

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

March 26 - March 28 2021
Varies
16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, Florida, 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
Poquito Bayou Community Association Mardi Gras Parade

Join us to celebrate Family Friendly Fat Tuesday with a parade and block party at the Leo Norred Par ...

Feb 13th
Hours: 2:00pm
Free
8 Poquito Rd, Shalimar, FL, 32579
Sandestin Gumbo Festival

Light roux, dark roux, seafood, sausage,chicken, the mouth-watering aroma of onion, garlic, and toma ...

February 13th
varies; early bird and "day of" pricing
9100 Baytowne Avenue, Miramar Beach, 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 ...

April
varies
600 Pier Park Dr, Panama City Beach, FL
Shrimp and Grits Festival Destin

The Destin Harbor's newest event, A showcase of one of the South's most beloved dishes! Enjoy delic ...

Feb 27th
Hours: 12:00pm-4:00pm
TBD
210 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL, 32541
St. Andrews Mardi Gras

The St. Andrews Mardi Gras, the official Mardi Gras parade and festival of Panama City, Florida. Cel ...

Feb 5th, 6th, 7th
Hours: Varies
Free
Beck Ave, Panama City, FL, 32401
Walton County Fair

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

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