Downtown Fort Walton Beach is located 3 minutes from Okaloosa Island, just across the Brooks Bridge. Its local flavor featuring an eclectic mix of: restaurants, bakery, a paint your own pottery gallery where you can create your own souvenir, men's, women's and children's clothing stores, a cupcakery, salons & day spas, pet supply store & bakery, sports bars, grocery store, cigar vendor, cinema, the Landing Park on Brooks St. which is dog friendly, Heritage Park & Cultural Ctr. featuring the Indian Temple Mound, the Science Ctr. for kids, an Antique/Flea Market District and sporting goods stores that have everything you need for the beach!
Downtown features "Art Walk" the 3rd Friday of every month March thru September from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Live music, local artists selling their work, food vendors and store sales. This event is appropriate for all ages! Park the car and walk around to discover this beach side town that specializes in customer service.