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Soak Up Summer Fun · August Events Along the Emerald Coast

CCA South Walton Kids Fishing Tournament | Image courtesy of CCA Florida

As the summer heat reaches its peak, the Emerald Coast continues to be a vibrant hub of excitement, offering a multitude of events and activities for both locals and visitors alike. Outdoor concerts, a car show, and a kids fishing tournament are just a few ways to soak up the last days of summer on the coast! In addition to our featured events, many communities such as Seaside, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Sandestin, and HarborWalk Village in Destin will be hosting weekly concerts, plays, and movies throughout the month. Check community calendars to learn more and scroll below for more info on our featured August fun!


An Evening with the Currys
Camp Helen State Park | Panama City Beach
August 5th, 2023

Join the Friends of Camp Helen State Park for their annual fundraiser concert featuring The Currys at Camp Helen State Park on Saturday, August 5. Enjoy dinner and drinks at 7PM followed by a concert with The Currys at 8PM. Bring your own chairs and blankets, all ages welcome!

Autos in August
Baytowne Wharf | Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
August 12th, 2023

Calling all Muscle Cars, Jeeps, Vettes, 4x4s, Exotics, Electric Vehicles, and Imports! Join The Village of Baytowne Wharf and Emerald Coast Customs for a day of fun, sun, and cars. Trophies will be awarded in more than 6 categories. Come for a fun day and help raise money for Children in Crisis!

Food Truck Rally Fundraisers by the Bay
TownePlace Suites by Marriott | Fort Walton Beach
August 16th, 2023

Featuring gourmet food trucks serving a variety of delicious dishes and tasty treats. All trucks will be donating 10% of their profits to NWF Health’s Foster Family Support Services. Come out for a day of great eats for a great cause!

Black Creek Music Festival
The Outpost | Freeport
August 18th – 20th, 2023

Walton County’s newest music event is here! The Black Creek Music Festival is August 18-20 at The Outpost in Freeport, FL! This three-day event will feature local and regional favorites, food trucks, vendors, and more! Proceeds from the festival will benefit Habitat for Humanity and Alaqua Animal Rescue.

5th Annual Outdoor Freedom Run
Eastern Lake Trail | Point Washington State Forest
August 19th, 2023

Spend your Saturday in the beautiful Point Washington State Forest with your choice of a 3.5 mile, 6 mile, or 11 mile run at the 5th Annual Outdoor Freedom Run! Event proceeds go to Operation Outdoor Freedom, which provides recreational and rehabilitative opportunities to wounded veterans at no cost.

17th Annual CCA Kids Fishing Tournament
Grayton Dunes Beach Access | Grayton Beach
August 19th, 2023

Join us for the 17th Annual CCA South Walton Kids Fishing Tournament! This year, pre-registration online is REQUIRED! There will be NO walk-ups allowed. Registration is limited to the first 200 kids. Ages 2-14. Kids receive a rod & reel combo, t-shirt, lunch, bait, and instruction!

My Hero Convention: Florida
Destin-FWB Convention Center | Fort Walton Beach
August 25th-27th, 2023

My Hero Convention: Florida Smash is a three-day event being held to celebrate anime and manga, focusing on the My Hero Academia fandom, as well as general pop culture and animation, while bringing together a diverse list of guests, vendors, artists, and fan groups, in an affordable, family-friendly environment.

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