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Memorial Day in the Fort Walton Beach Area

We love all the holidays over here at The Breakers, but there is one holiday that we especially adore as it brings up cherished memories of youthful summer antics. Memorial Day, created to honor those who have sacrificed everything for our freedom, is also the traditional start of summer, and every year we fall in love with the holiday anew. As we flip the calendar pages closer to summer, we can close our eyes and taste the icy sweetness of a popsicle, feel the sand between our toes, and remember lying out under the night sky, watching the stars twinkle and wink. Fort Walton Beach has always had a close relationship with the summer, and when it’s time to start planning your Fort Walton Beach Memorial Day getaway, a visit to our hometown will ensure this year’s celebration is a stellar one!

Taste the Celebration of Fort Walton Beach Memorial Day

Ice cream, more than any other sweet treat, seems to symbolize the joys of Fort Walton Beach Memorial Day weekend, and places like the Pino Gelato Café at the Beach (1450 Miracle Strip Parkway SE C in Fort Walton Beach) or Kilwin’s Destin Commons (4142 Legendary Drive B106 in Destin) offer the best in town. Order a cone of your favorite flavor and take a walk along the sugar white sands that frame the turquoise waters of the Gulf and feel the magic of summer overtake you; your Memorial Day Weekend is destined to be a truly memorable one!

Flip Flops, Tee Shirts, and Fireworks

Destin and HarborWalk Village celebrate Fort Walton Beach Memorial Day every year with an outdoor party that stars food, fun, and fireworks! For 2019 the big party will be held on Saturday, May 25th from 7:30 until 10:15 and Sunday, May 26th from 7:00 until 9:00. Featuring free concerts and a spectacular firework show on Sunday night, your Memorial Day weekend will be lacking something special if you choose to skip this party!

Dining, Diving, and Doing Nothing

There is only one rule over Memorial Day: Our guests are REQUIRED to have the time of their lives! Eat as if there are no scales at the Crab Trap in Destin (3500 Scenic Highway 98) or Old Bay Steamer (102 Santa Rosa Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach). Dive deep into the blue waters and explore a world of color and harmony with Emerald Coast Scuba. Or simply sit on the deck of your condo watching the waves crash against the beach below you while you sip a glass of wine. Your Memorial Day weekend doesn’t need to be splashy and over the top; sometimes it’s the quiet moments that bring the brightest memories.

Happy Memories Made Here

As the sun sets each day, nights spent in one of our summer condos will add to the beauty of your already perfect getaway. Reserve your stay today and start your summer out the right way!