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20 Apr 2022
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April showers, bring May flowers, and May is one of the most beautiful months to visit The Emerald Coast! May is an ideal time to come if you want to avoid crowded beaches and enjoy the warm Florida sun without all the humidity that comes with peak summer months. This month also offers a ton of local activities for everyone to enjoy!

See below for a list of some of our favorite upcoming events!

Taco & Tequila Fest

When: May 6th - May 8th, 2022
Friday | 6-9 pm
Saturday | 1-4 pm
Sunday | 11am-2 pm
Hosted at The Village of Baytowne Wharf located in beautiful Miramar Beach, Florida. Join this three-day event as local restaurants and food trucks will be competing for the Best Taco on The Emerald Coast! Sample many types of Tequilas and Margaritas from Blancos, Reposados, Anjieos, and even Mezcals while indulging in some of the area's best tacos.

Mother's Day Brunch at Emerald Grande

Sunday, May 8, 2022, from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Celebrate Mom with a Mother's Day Brunch in the HarborView Room overlooking the beautiful Destin Harbor from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm at the Emerald Grande!
Adults: $45 | Children: $20 | Plus Tax & Gratuity

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration- HarborWalk Village

Kick off Summer on the Destin Harbor with live music on the Main Stage all weekend long at HarborWalk Village! It’s time for flip-flops, suntans, and Summer!
Saturday, May 28th | 7:00 pm - Flash Flood
Sunday, May 29th |
6:45 pm - Vintage Air Show
7:00 pm - Andy Velo
9:00 pm - Fireworks & Fire Spinning by Autumn Lyfe
Monday, May 30th | Silent Disco Party

Memorial Day Celebration at Baytowne Wharf

Saturday, May 28th - Sunday, May 29th
Time: Saturday 7-9 pm
Sunday 6-9 pm
Kick off your summer during our Memorial Day Celebration at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Enjoy LIVE music all weekend at this free event! Plus on Sunday enjoy activities for the kids and a fireworks show at 9:00 pm

Concerts in the Village

Wednesday, May 4th - Wednesday, May 25th
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: FREE
Wednesday Night Concerts at The Village of Baytowne Wharf are BACK! Sit back and relax with an outdoor concert and enjoy LIVE entertainment. The concert series will feature both local and regional talent from a variety of genres. The concerts start at 7 pm on the Events Plaza Stage, don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets!

Bubbly Baytowne

Thursday, May 19th
Time: 5pm
Cost: FREE
Join for an evening full of FREE champagne and shopping during Bubbly Baytowne. Sip and Shop through the village streets! Stop in various retail merchants as you enjoy a selection of premium champagnes.
* This event is free and for 21 and up only. The village will be open to the public during this event.

2022 Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival Weekend

The 66th annual 2022 Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival in Fort Walton Beach includes a Downtown Pub Crawl on Thursday, May 12th, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.  Start at any of the participating locations to get your card.  Go to all locations to get your card stamped.  Turn in your card at The Block by 9 p.m. for a chance to win prizes!  
On Friday, May 13th a Concert at the Landing featuring the Hollywood Vagabonds from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  As Mayor Rynearson is listening to the great music, Captain Billy 66 will attempt an initial invasion of the Fort Walton Beach Landing Park (131 Brooks Street SE).  The night will be capped off with a FIREWORKS display over the water at 8:30 p.m.!  Food and beverage concessions will be available for purchase.
On Saturday, May 14th, at the Fort Walton Beach Landing Park there will be pirate-themed activities for kids from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. including DJ on stage, a bounce house pirate ship, and face painting.  Food and beverage concessions will be available for purchase as well as Bowlegs t-shirts for sale at the Bowlegs Pirate Ship Float!  Be sure to be there at 2 p.m. to prepare for the arrival of Captain Billy 66 and his krewe of scallywags as they march inland distributing beads, booty, and coins!
Everyone is invited to a block party with live entertainment on Ferry Road SE between Burrito del Sol and the Salty Duck - DJ from 2-5 p.m. at the Blackhawk Pirate Ship on Ferry Road - where Captain Billy himself will join the party!   
You don't want to miss this FREE event! 

ArtQuest Fine Arts Festival

In 2022 ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival celebrates its 34th year! The event is planned for Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 8, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and presented by Grand Boulevard Town Center, ArtsQuest provides an opportunity to view and purchase original art from over 100 artists from around the country.

Fat Tuesday Parade

From Tuesday, May 31, 2022, to Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Every Tuesday6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Concert: 6:30PM
Parade: 8:30 PM
*Followed by a Fire Spinning Show by Autumn Lyfe
Carnival comes to HarborWalk Village with live music on the Main Stage and a Fat Tuesday Parade. Catch beads as the floats roll through the Village! End the night with a Fire Spinning Show on the Main Stage by Autumn Lyfe.