Events

Attendance for all events are free unless otherwise noted
Holt events are in red

September

National Preparedness Month

Baker Homecoming Week
Sept. 26-30
Homecoming game Sept. 30, 7 p.m.
Gators take on Lighthouse Academy Stingrays

Northwest Florida State Fair
Sept. 28-Oct. 1
Northwest Florida Fairgrounds, Fort Walton Beach

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
Sept. 29-Oct. 3
Navarre Park, 8513 Navarre Parkway

Bands on the Blackwater
Sept. 30, 7-9 p.m.
Stephanie Leigh Hall
Jernigan’s Landing, 5158 South Willing St., Milton

October

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dog Daze
Oct. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fort Walton Beach Landing
Suggested donation $3
Costume contest, small dog races, Bowser Bazaar & vendor giveaways, pet adoptions

Rocktober Concert Series
Oct. 1, 7 p.m.
HarborWalk Village
Sandy Roots
Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Holt Community Food Pantry open
Oct. 5, 9-noon

Holt Fire District Rib Sale
Oct. 7 & 8
Fire station

44th Annual Destin Seafood Festival
Oct. 7-9
Destin Harbor Boardwalk

Bands on the Blackwater
Oct. 7, 7-9 p.m.
Johnny Hayes and the Loveseats, rock & roll soul
Jernigan’s Landing, 5158 South Willing St., Milton

Crestview Family Library Time – Alice in Wonderland Croquet
Oct. 8, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Warrior’s Hall, 201 Stillwell Blvd.

Sea Turtle Extravaganza
Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center
Conservation Center is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fire Prevention Week
Oct. 9-15

Columbus Day
Oct. 10
Holt Post Office will be closed.

Holt Fire District commissioners meeting
Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m.
Fire station

Holt Community Food Pantry open
Oct. 12, 9-noon

Bands on the Blackwater
Oct. 14, 7-9 p.m.
Jessie Ritter, country
Jernigan’s Landing, 5158 South Willing St., Milton

Farmers Market
Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Baker Block Museum’s Heritage Park

Baker Fire District Open House
Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Food, kids activities, first responder equipment on display (including a helicopter)

Creepy Cabins haunted house
Oct. 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Baker Block Museum’s Heritage Park
$2 admission

Rocktober Concert Series
Oct. 15, 7 p.m.
HarborWalk Village
Slide Project
Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Boss’s Day
Oct. 17

Holt Water Works monthly meeting
Oct. 17, 6 p.m.
Holt Water office

Holt Community Food Pantry open
Oct. 19, 9-noon

Pensacola Interstate Fair
Oct. 20-30
Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 W. Mobile Hwy.
Entry fee, “super saver” discount tickets on sale until Oct. 19

3rd Annual Boo Bash
Oct. 20, 5-8 p.m., main entrance
North Okaloosa Medical Center, Crestview
Prize for best-decorated trunk

Greek Festival
Oct. 21-23
Friday 4-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday noon-6 p.m.
Saint Markella & Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
104 Bryn Mawr Blvd., Mary Esther

Bands on the Blackwater
Oct. 21, 7-9 p.m.
JoJo Prs
Jernigan’s Landing, 5158 South Willing St., Milton

Rocktober Concert Series
Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
HarborWalk Village
About to Sweat
Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 23-31

Holt Community Food Pantry open
Oct. 26, 9-noon

Bands on the Blackwater
Oct. 28, 7-9 p.m.
The Modern Eldorados
Jernigan’s Landing, 5158 South Willing St., Milton

Crestview Annual Fall Festival
Oct. 29, noon-6 p.m.
Downtown Crestview
Music, costume contest, pet costume contest, food

Trunk or Treat
Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m.
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 5595 Hwy 4, Baker
Register at prbc.church/trunk

Halloween
Oct. 31

Boo in the Barn
Oct. 31, 5-9 p.m.
Baker Arena
Stall decorating twist on Trunk or Treat

November

American Diabetes Month

Holt Community Food Pantry open
Nov. 2, 9-noon

Crestview Family Library Time – Animal Encounter with Nonie’s Ark
Nov. 4, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Senior Center, Old Spanish Trail Park
Registration required. Must be at least 4 years old. Limited to 40 people.

Daylight Saving Time ends
Set clocks back one hour
Nov. 6

Election Day
Nov. 8

Holt Fire District commissioners meeting
Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Fire station

Holt Community Food Pantry open
Nov. 9, 9-noon

Veteran’s Day
Nov. 11
Holt Post Office will be closed.

Blue Angels Homecoming Show
Nov. 11 & 12, 9:30 a.m., gates open at 8 a.m.
NAS Pensacola

Crestview’s Christmas Market
Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Downtown Crestview

Holt Community Food Pantry open
Nov. 16, 9-noon

Great American Smoke Out
Nov. 17

Holiday Craft Show
Dec. 18 & 19
Destin Community Center

Destin Commons Christmas Tree Lighting and Fireworks
Nov. 18, 6-8 p.m.
Free face painting, photo opportunity with Rudolph and Frosty
7 p.m. Santa holiday parade down Main Street in Destin Commons
Fireworks following parade

Baker Heritage Day Festival
Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Baker Block Museum’s Heritage Park

Bass Pro visits with Santa
Nov. 19-Dec. 24
Games, crafts, free 4×6 photo with Santa

Holt Water Works board meeting
Nov. 21, 6 p.m.
Holt Water office

Thanksgiving
Nov. 24

Black Friday
Nov. 25

Polar Express Movie Night at Baytowne Wharf
Nov. 25
Events Plaza

Santa’s Arrival at HarborWalk Village
Nov. 26, 1-4 p.m.
Rudolph-themed treasure hunt, holidays activities, Mrs. Claus, pictures with Santa, free 4×6 photo, North Pole mailbox for letters to Santa

Santa’s Arrival and Fireworks at Baytowne Wharf
Nov. 26, 6-9 p.m.
Santa arrival and Christmas tree lighting, face painting and crafts
Fireworks 8-9:15 p.m.

Cyber Monday
Nov. 28

Giving Tuesday
Nov. 29

Holt Community Food Pantry open
Nov. 30, 9-noon

December

Holt Fire District’s Kids Day
Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-noon
Holt Park

Santa Paws at HarborWalk Village
Dec. 3, 1-4 p.m.
Free 4×6 photo with Santa, PAWS adoptions

Crestview’s Christmas Parade
Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.
Downtown Crestview
Holt Fire District will participate

Pearl Harbor Day
Dec. 7

Holt Community Food Pantry open
Dec. 7, 9-noon

Baytowne Wednesday Night Concert Series Holiday Edition
Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m.
Events Plaza Lawn
Visit with Santa

City of Destin Christmas Parade
Dec. 10, 10 a.m.
Main Street

Destin Harbor Lighted Christmas Boat Parade and Fireworks
Dec. 11, 6 p.m.
Viewing spots: HarborWalk Village, Destin Bridge, Norriego Point beach

Holt Fire District commissioners meeting
Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Fire station

Holt Community Food Pantry open
Dec. 14, 9-noon

Baytowne Wednesday Night Concert Series Holiday Edition
Dec. 14, 6-8 p.m.
Events Plaza Lawn
Visit with Santa

Bill of Rights Day
Dec. 15

Crestview Family Library Time – Noel Night
Dec. 16, 6-7:30 p.m.
Warrior’s Hall, 201 Stillwell Blvd.
Live music, pictures with Santa Claus

Baytowne Wednesday Night Concert Series Holiday Edition
Dec. 21, 6-8 p.m.
Events Plaza Lawn
Visit with Santa

Christmas Eve
Dec. 24

Christmas
Dec. 25
Holt Post Office will be closed

New Year’s Eve
Dec. 31

NYE Bash in Crestview
Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to just after midnight
Live music, fireworks