May 2017 Events Across the Emerald Coast

If it feels like there’s a lot going on around the Emerald Coast now that May has arrived, you’re right. You’d think Mother’s Day and Memorial Day would be the reason, but there’s a lot of stuff to do besides celebrating those holidays. It helps that the weather is (mostly) gorgeous and this is our little bit of calm before the summer tourists arrive in full force.


Burning Up the Beaches

Thursday, May 4 – Sunday, May 7

Destin Commons


If you love classic cars and want to get up close to some of your favorites, head on out to Destin to look under the hood of every type of vehicle you can imagine at this classic car show. Got a beauty that you’re dying to show off? Sign up to be a part of the show! Net proceeds benefit the Arc of the Emerald Coast and the Children’s Center. Learn more.


Emerald Coast Bike Fest

Thursday, May 4 – Sunday, May 7

Emerald Coast Harley Davidson, Fort Walton Beach


Not that you need a reason to get out on your bike, but the Bike Fest isn’t a bad one. There’s a bike show, if you just want to take a look and admire. You can join the Poker Run for charity. Or come on out and enjoy the live music. You can also enter to win a Street 500. Learn more.


Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl

Friday, May 5

Destin Harbor Boardwalk


You don’t have to choose where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year. Join the pub crawl for $10 per person and enjoy drink specials for margaritas (or whatever you prefer) from multiple locations. Grab some friends, and be grateful Cinco de Mayo fell on a Friday this year. Learn more.


Billy Bowlegs Poker Run

Saturday, May 13

Legendary Marine


All boats, jet skis, and pontoons are welcome to the Billy Bowlegs Poker Run this. Bring the kids, too, as the run is a family friendly event. The first event is the Poker Run, followed by a Poker Party at LuLu’s, and then a Captain’s Party later at Legendary Party Club. Learn more.


14th Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic

Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 30

Eglin Golf Course, Niceville


Your business can sponsor the golf tournament or you (or a team) can play in it. Either way, you’re supporting an excellent cause. The proceeds benefit military widows residing at the Air Force Enlisted Village. Learn more.


6th Annual Community Health and Fitness Fair

Wednesday, May 24

Niceville Community Center


Between 9am and noon, head over to this FREE health and fitness fair. If you arrive before 10am, a light complimentary breakfast will be available. Get your blood pressure, glucose, and body mass index check. Receive information on how to handle injuries or be healthier. Learn more about your health! Learn more.

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