Spring Into April With These 9 Fun Things To Do On the Emerald Coast

Spring break is over, at least for local schools, and the beautiful weather is on its way. What better way to enjoy the month of April than to take in all that the Emerald Coast has to offer? Choose from any one of these nine events and enjoy spring while it lasts!


Rev-Fest Art & Music Festival 2016
KC’s Sandbar, 190 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach

Friday, April 1, 2016, Noon – 2:00 a.m.


Enjoy regional artists and local music with 10-plus original bands at the fourth annual Rev-Fest Art & Music Festival. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door.

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Bluewater Bay Marina Cultural Arts Fest

Bluewater Bay Marine, 290 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville

Saturday, April 2, 2016; 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Enjoy the breeze from the water and the sights and sounds from local and regional artists in this coastal arts fest. You’ll find glass art, jewelry, watercolor, and much more.

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St. Mary’s Spring Fling

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 – Sunday, April 17, 2016

Northwest Florida Fairgrounds, Fort Walton Beach


This annual carnival fundraiser gets bigger and better every year. Come on out for the rides, games, live music, and more. Armbands are $25 each.

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Military Family Appreciation Day

Saturday, April 16, 2016; 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Landing, Fort Walton Beach


Presented by the Panhandle Warrior Partnership, this is a fun-filled day for military families to relax and have some fun. As a community, we thank you for your service.

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Destin Marathon

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Harborwalk Village, Destin


Attend as a runner or a spectator cheering everyone on, but make sure you attend this history-making marathon, built by runners for runners. The Destin Marathon is the first successfully crowdfunded marathon in history. Proceeds benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation.

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Emerald Coast Volleyball Tournament

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 – Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Boardwalk, Okaloosa Island


Sign up to play or come on out to watch the games. The Emerald Coast Volleyball Tournament is back for another year!

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Earth Day Beach Cleanup

Saturday, April 23, 2016


Celebrate Earth Day by helping to keep our corner of paradise clean. Volunteers are welcome in any of three locations: Beasley Park on Okaloosa Island; Henderson Beach Park in Destin; or Beach Access #3 on Santa Rosa Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt.

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Emerald Coast Earthquake

Thursday, April 28, 2016 – Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Boardwalk, Okaloosa Island


Join thousands at Biker Bash 2016, presented by Emerald Coast Harley-Davidson. Free concerts, bike shows, plenty of food, charity poker runs, and more will be available.

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Saturday in the Park

Saturday, April 30, 2016; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Avenue, Niceville


Make sure to attend the 40th annual Saturday in the Park. This year’s festivities begin with the Heritage 5K Run/Walk and later in the day, enjoy re-enactments, craft demos, live entertainment, and more.

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There’s so much to do along the Emerald Coast in April, you’ll never get bored. Your biggest problem may be trying to decide where to go and what to see next.



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