As summer draws to a close and the responsibilities of school, work, and real life begin to rear their ugly heads, there’s one last opportunity for a final fling. Labor Day weekend is the traditional American way of saying farewell summer, and the best place to do so is right here in Fort Walton Beach! And because we can’t think of a better way to honor all the hard working people in our country than with an extra day off, our coastal village offers a large variety of events and activities to fill your time during your stay. Follow this guide to Fort Walton Beach Labor Day and make this year’s celebration one you’ll never forget!
Beach Bashes for Fort Walton Beach Labor Day
There’s lots going on over Fort Walton Beach Labor Day, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t suggest spending at least one of your days at the beach. Pull out your beach blankets, umbrellas, coolers, and chairs and pick your spot in the sun. If the party goes on into the night, bonfires are allowed on many of our beaches with the purchase of a permit. Get your permit through the South Walton Fire District, 911 County Highway 393 in Santa Rosa Beach for $50, or spend a little more and let 30A Blaze do the legwork and the prep!
It’s All Greek to Us
Okaloosa Island has been the location of the Greek Festival for almost 30 years, and 2019 will be no exception. Featuring the best of Greek foods from baklava to spanakopita and offering live entertainment that celebrates the best of the Greek culture, the Emerald Coast Convention Center is where all the action will be. Mark your calendars for August 30 through September 1; this is one event you won’t want to miss! This is one of the most fun Fort Walton Beach Labor Day activities.
It’s Not a Party Without Fireworks
Fireworks are the quickest way to make a simple get together become an extravaganza you’ll never forget, and HarborWalk Village in Destin will be showcasing a firework display on Sunday to accompany the free music that will be playing all weekend! Grab a chair and a blanket, perhaps some ice cream from Sugarland Ice Cream & Candy at 47 Harbor Boulevard, and prepare for a party you wish would never stop!
When the Bonfire’s Embers Have Long Since Died Out