August 2017 Events Across the Emerald Coast

With August, comes more heat, a few more days at the beach, and the start of school. Before the kids head back to the books, make sure the entire family takes advantage of all the fun ways to enjoy the Emerald Coast.


2017 Emerald Coast Poker Run

Wednesday, August 9 through Sunday, August 13

Fort Walton Beach and Destin


Celebrate Emerald Coast Boat Week with the 25th Anniversary of the Emerald Coast Poker Run. Over the past 25 years, the Poker Run and Boat Week have helped raise over $2 million for the Emerald Coast Foundation. This year’s run continues to support this amazing organization that supports children’s charities and youth organizations in Okaloosa County. Join in the fun! Learn more.


Last Summer Movie in the Park for 2017

Saturday, August 5

Uptown Station, Fort Walton Beach


Bring the family for the last free movie in the park at Uptown Station for the summer. Movies begin around 7:30 p.m. or whenever it gets dark. In August, the movie will be Monster Trucks Learn more.


Okaloosa Island Fireworks

August 2 and August 9 at 9:00 p.m.

Okaloosa Island


Need a mid-week pick-me-up? Head on over to The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island every Wednesday through the summer for a great fireworks show! Learn more.


Downtown Fort Walton Beach Farmer’s Market

2nd and 4th Saturdays in August

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Fort Walton Beach Landing


Nothing tastes better than locally grown produced and homemade food. That’s just some of what you’ll find at the Farmer’s Market in Fort Walton Beach. You’ll also find crafts and other artisan vendors too! Learn more.


Rock the Dock

August 3 and 10; 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Harborwalk Village, Destin


Make the first two Saturday nights in August better with free concerts at Harborwalk Village. Learn more.



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