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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Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festiva ...

May 12th-14th, 2022
Hours: Varies by day
Festival admission is free with select activities avail...
100 S OWA Blvd, Foley, AL, 36535
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 ...

May 13th-14th, 2022
Hours: Varies
Free
139 SE Brooks Street, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
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 10th & November 5th-6th, 2022
Hours: Varies
Free
390 San Carlos Rd, Pensacola, FL, 32508
Central Panhandle Fair in Bay County

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

2022 Dates TBD
2230 E 15th St, Panama City, FL, 32405
Destin Fishing Rodeo

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

October 2022
103 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL, 32541
Destin Seafood Festival

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

October 2022
Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL, 32541
Drive Thru Digital Graffiti Festival

Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is an innovative and dynamic event that celebrates the many possibili ...

May 13th-14th, 2022
TBD
9581 E County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32461
Emerald Coast Film Festival

The Emerald Coast Film Festival welcomes creative people of all ages. The second annual festival wil ...

October 7th-8th, 2022
Hours: TBD
TBD
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 21st, 2022
Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm
Varies
100 E College Boulevard, Niceville, FL, 32578
Greek Festival at St. Markella

Greek Festival will be moving back to the church. More info to come!

October 2022
TBD
104 Bryn Mawr Blvd, Mary Esther, FL, 32569
Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire & Pirate Festival

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

March 5th-6th, 2022
Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm
Varies; Weekend passes avaliable
8604 Bobby Brown Rd, Milton, Florida, 32583
Kitty Hawk Kite Festivals

What do a 100- foot octopus, 80- foot panda, and a 50- foot gator have in common? They’ll all be fly ...

2022 Dates TBD
Free
1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Ft Walton Beach, FL, 32548
LakeFest in DeFuniak Springs

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

2022 Dates TBD
3 Circle Dr, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32435
Mac and Cheese Festival at Destin Commons

Join us for our 4th Annual Mac and Cheese Festival presented by COX Media! The family-friendly ev ...

March 6th, 2022
Hours: 12:00pm-3:00pm
$15-$45
4100 Legendary Drive, Destin, FL, 32541
Marvel of Flight Expo

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

2022 Dates TBD
1931 US Hwy 90 W, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32433
Northwest Florida Fair

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

2022 Dates TBD
1958 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32547
Old Spanish Trail Rodeo

Baker Area Recreation Association, Inc. (BARA) is pleased to announce the 32nd Annual Pro Rodeo, Apr ...

April 8th-9th, 2022
Hours: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Varies, pre-sale available
5503 Hwy 4, Baker, FL, 32531
OWA Arts and Crafts Festival

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

January 29th, 2022
Hours: 12:00pm-6:00pm
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, ...

June 24th-25th, 2022
Hours: Varies
1544 N Railroad Ave, Chipley, FL, 32428
Pensacola Crawfish Festival by Fiesta Pensacola

Cajun or not, here we come! Our festival features 16,000 pounds of boiled crawfish, fresh from Louis ...

April 29th-May 1st, 2022
Hours: Varies
$5 per person per day; children 6-12yrs $2 per child pe...
311 E Government St, Pensacola, FL, 32502
Pensacola Seafood Festival by Fiesta Pensacola

Savor delicious seafood, enjoy various musical acts and immerse yourself in historic downtown Pensac ...

2022 Dates TBD
Varies
311 E Government St, Pensacola, FL, 32502
Pensacola VegFest

Pensacola VegFest is about normalizing compassionate living and focusing on making that a more acces ...

2022 Dates TBD
Hours: 11:00am-6:00pm
Free Admission
301 W Main St, Pensacola, FL, 32502
Pensacon

Pensacon is an all-inclusive event that encompasses many genres of the fan community. Expect Sci-Fi, ...

February 18th-20th, 2022
Hours: Varies
Varies
201 E Gregory St, Pensacola, FL, 32502
Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

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

June 3rd-5th, 2022
Varies
16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, Florida, 32413
Pepsi SandJam

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

September 30th-October 2nd, 2022
Varies
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 ...

2022 Dates TBD
5550 N Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL, 32408
Public Eye Soar: A Projection Art Festival

For two nights each November, Panama City comes alive with light, sound, art and fun. Experience the ...

November 2022 Dates TBD
318 Luverne Ave, Panama CIty, Florida, 32401
Rosemary Beach Unleashed

Bring your family and your favorite canine for an afternoon of fun. You and your pet are encouraged ...

November 2022 Dates TBD
St. Augustine Green, Rosemary Beach, Florida, 32461
Sandestin Gumbo Festival

The Sandestin Gumbo Festival has been known as one of the largest & most popular winter food events ...

February 18th-19th, 2022
Varies
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 ...

October 10th-14th, 2022
Hours: Varies
Varies
5121 Gulf Drive, Panama City Beach, FL, 32408
Sea Turtle Extravaganza at Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center

Annual event at the NBSTCC to shell-e-brate sea turtles! Outdoor activities and crafts, free admissi ...

2022 Dates TBD
Hours: Varies
Free
8740 Gulf Blvd., Navarre Beach, Florida, 32566
Seabreeze Jazz Festival

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

April 20th-24th, 2022
Hours: Varies
Varies
600 Pier Park Dr, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
Shrimp and Grits Festival Destin

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

February 19th, 2022
Hours: 12:00pm-4:00pm
$25-$65
210 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL, 32541
Walton County Fair

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

2022 Dates TBD
790 N 9th Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32433