Fall in Fort Walton Beach brings clear skies, peaceful gulf waters lapping on the shoreline, and empty Breakers chairs waiting for you to kick back and enjoy the view. While we love unwinding on the beach, fall in Fort Walton Beach is also full of fall festivals, fishing, and family fun! With so many annual events to look forward to, Fall in Fort Walton Beach is all about having a good time. Here are some of our favorite fall Fort Walton Beach festivals!


Destin Fishing Rodeo

October 1 – 31

This 66-year old signature-fishing tournament anticipated event highlights the diversity of fishing found here in the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” Daily competition and weigh-ins keep the action going all month long! Locals and visitors alike look forward to casting their line as a part of this month-long tournament.


Fish the Days and Rock the Nights

October 14 – 28 10:00AM – 9:00PM

HarborWalk Village

Even land lovers can join the fun as they watch the Destin fishing fleets bring in the days catch for the Destin Fishing Rodeo. After you fulfill your fishing fix, head to the Event Stage at HarborWalk Village for some live music at 7 pm and fireworks show to end the night with a bang!


Wicked Triple Fun Run

October 21 & 22 8:00 AM

Dare to run triple of the wicked fun? The Wicked Triple Fun 10K/5K/Half Marathon is a premier event to raise funds to build a new track for Okaloosa County. The 10K which starts at 7:30 am is the first leg of the three-part series, which is followed by a sunset 5K at 5:30 pm, and a half marathon at 7:30 am the next morning. Immediately after the 10K, there will be an awards ceremony at Magnolia Grill on Brooks Street. There will be 5K awards and after-party at AJ’s on the Bayou. There will be a throwdown on Sunday morning at The Landing after the half marathon.


Tricks and Treasures

October 31, 5-8 pm

The Boardwalk

The 2nd annual Tricks and Treasures at the Boardwalk will be on Tuesday, October 31 from 5 pm to 8 pm. This family-friendly Halloween celebration will feature trick-or-treating, live entertainment, and plenty of beach-front family fun.

Attend to Fort Walton Beach Festivals

While fall in Fort Walton Beach offers lots of opportunities for relaxing on the beach, there are some great opportunities to enjoy some family fun with fall festivals. Whichever fall activity you decide on, you’re sure to have a good time.