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September 25th: National Comic Book Day Event

Calling all cosplayers! In honor of National Comic Book Day, the Fort Walton Beach Police Department is partnering with TBS Comics to celebrate the day on Saturday, September 25th, from 10 to 11 a.m. at TBS Comics on Mary Esther Cutoff. Come dressed as your favorite comic book character to show off your costume and your love for comic books. There will be food provided by Parson’s Son BBQ and Okaloosa Donuts and each kid will receive a free comic book. It’s National Comic Book Day on Saturday, September 25th at TBS Comics.

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September 25th: CMSAF Binnicker Virtual 9K, 5K and Fun Run
From your treadmill or favorite running or walking trail, join the Annual Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James C Binnicker Memorial Virtual 9K/5K Run/Walk. Hosted by the Air Force Enlisted Village and presented by Eglin Federal Credit Union, you can participate anytime from September 15th through September 25th. This year’s event benefits the Hawthorne House memory care wing. For info and to participate, visit www.afevrun.com.

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October 2nd: Dog Daze
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October 5th: CMSAF Binnicker Virtual 9K, 5K and Fun Run

The Fort Walton Beach Police Department will host a National Night Out event on Tues., Oct. 5, 2021, at Chester Pruitt Park in Fort Walton Beach located at 8 Harbeson Ave. NE from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to join the department for this annual community-building event that enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. The carnival-themed event is free and will include food from local vendors, music, games and activities for kids, and a Community vs. First Responder kickball game.

What:    National Night Out
When:   Tues., Oct. 5, 2021, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Chester Pruitt Park (8 Harbeson Ave. NE, Fort Walton Beach)

Contact Officer Traci Randolph at zrandolph@fwb.org with questions or for more details.

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October 10th: FWB Viva Cyclovia Street Fiesta
People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to take to the streets for the ultimate community event on October 10th from 10 AM – 7 PM in Downtown Fort Walton Beach to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (15 Sep – 15 Oct) with us! Overall activities of Viva Cyclovia Street Fiesta will include a family-friendly Latin Festival with live/DJ music, folkloric groups, and the delicious and varied flavors and aroma of Hispanic cuisine. There will also be fun contests, pinatas for the kids, and non-Hispanic entertainment!

We encourage event participants to Bike, Walk, Skateboard, Rollerblade, Run vs driving to promote healthy living and experience our downtown in a whole new light. Come hungry and ready to party!

Net Proceeds will Benefit One Hopeful Place: The mission of One Hopeful Place is to be the front door into permanent housing and to end the cycle of homelessness of those experiencing housing loss In Okaloosa County.

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October 16th: Eggs On The Beach
The Emerald Coast’s official Big Green Egg EggFest cooking competition, Eggs on the Beach, is returning to Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach on Oct. 16, 2021. The family-friendly event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Seascape Towne Centre and will celebrate the delicious results of cooking on the Big Green Egg while benefitting two local charities–the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought.

Cook teams will be smoking, grilling and baking their favorite dishes on the Big Green Egg while tasters sample the delicious bites and vote for their favorites. This year’s event will be held in a new location behind the Seascape Towne Center, which features a
tiki bar with flat screen TVs that will air the day’s most popular college football games. Each cook team will have their own 10×10 tent, allowing for social distancing in an open-air setting and access to Seascape Towne Center businesses, providing convenience and enjoyment for cook teams and tasters.

In addition to tasting delicious bites, tasters will have the opportunity to sample Knob Creek Rye Whiskey craft cocktails and seasonal beers from local and regional breweries. The cooking competition will be enhanced with live music, and drawings for a chance to win a MiniMax Big Green Egg as well as products and gift certificates from area businesses. Beer, wine,
cocktails, water and sodas will also be available for purchase at the Tiki Bar.

For those who have thought of owning a Big Green Egg, Demo Eggs, which are used during the competition, are available for pre-sale at a discounted price. Demo Eggs are available in Large or XLarge and come with a nest (metal stand), rubber mat and plate setter along with a limited lifetime warranty. Demo Eggs will be available for pick-up between 4 – 5 p.m. on October 16.

Taster tickets are on sale now ($40 in advance; $50 day of). Learn more and sign up at www.EggsontheBeach.com.

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