About The Island

Business, pleasure, or a little of both, Okaloosa Island has got you covered! Millions of visitors head to Okaloosa Island each year for its laid-back beach atmosphere, dining, and variety of things to do. Come see why more and more travelers choose Okaloosa Island as their #1 beach destination!

about okaloosa island floridaCome by air, sea, or land to this slice of paradise on the Emerald Coast! With the Brooks Bridge to the west, and Marler Bridge to the east, Okaloosa Island is a true barrier island. There is so much about Okaloosa Island Florida that keeps visitors coming back year after year. Upon entering the island, find yourself immediately submerged in beach culture. Souvenir shops and high rise condos are first to catch your eye, but continue to the heart of the island to find Fort Walton Beach’s top tourist destination, the Boardwalk of Okaloosa. No matter where you wander on the island, you’ll be met with excitement and a one-of-a-kind culture.

Planning an event or vacation on the Emerald Coast? Learn more about Okaloosa Island, Florida including points of interest, dining, and things to do by using our Okaloosa Island Trip Planner!


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4th of July on Okaloosa Island, FL 2017

Cookouts, cold drinks, and the smell of fresh fireworks in the air, nothing says Independence Day like a 4th of July celebration on the Emerald Coast! Okaloosa Island vacationers have the luxury of participating in not one, but TWO incredible holiday spectacles. Destin celebrates its 31st Annual 4th of July celebration with Fireworks over the Harbor, and 4th of July …

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Okaloosa Island Fireworks Show Weekly at the Boardwalk

By: Jordan Hicks, Saltwater Restaurants, Inc The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island presents the 2017 Okaloosa Island Fireworks show every Wednesday from May 31st to August 9th, and a special Labor Day Show on Sunday, September 3rd. Grab a beach chair in front of the Okaloosa Island Pier or a seat at The Boardwalk for a stellar view of the show. …

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