Category Archives: Okaloosa County FL

Pre-Sale tickets for Harlem Globetrotters at Pensacola Civic Center TODAY!

Get the seats you want AND get a great deal. 25% off all tickets purchased in our Pre-sale

Sunday, January 22nd at 3 PM

Pensacola Civic Center

Pre-sale Information

Pre-sale starts: Tuesday, October 11th at 10 AM

Pre-sale ends: Sunday, October 16th at 11:59 PM

Use Promo Code: GLOBIE (online ONLY)

On sale to the general public Monday, October 17th at 10 AM

You think you know The Globetrotters? Think again because you’ve NEVER seen them like THIS.  This year’s team will not only feature your favorite Globetrotters – Big Easy, Flight Time, Special K, Scooter, etc., but also a whole new exciting class of rookies that will have your family talking about this year’s show forever. You’ve seen our rookies on YouTube, in college games and NCAA Slam Dunk contests – for the first time ever, see them live ONLY with The Globetrotters:

#18 meet TNT – our first female player in a generation!

#17 meet Hops – YouTube sensation Jacob Tucker, the 5’10” NCAA Slam Dunk champion with the 50″ vertical leap!

Rosters in each city will vary and are subject to change. Savings applies to base ticket price, additional fees may apply. Offer available online through pre-sale only. Group discounts avaliable call 850-432-0800 x 252.


Destin Hope Medical Clinic offers care for uninsured workers (Okaloosa County FL)

The Hope Medical Clinic opened in March 2009 with four doctors, a few specialists and a nurse per shift working three days a week to help the working and uninsured.

The free clinic is set up at Destin Church of Christ and is open to any residents in Walton or Okaloosa County. Since opening, the clinic has served 600 patients with new patients booking appointments on a weekly basis.

Head HERE to see the full article by the Daily News!


I LOVE Firehouse Subs!!

With this coupon the NWFL AREA-MOBILE area can get a FREE medium sub with the purchase of a sub, chips, and med drink on July 4th!!

With this coupon the JACKSONVILLE-ST AUGUSTINE area can get a FREE medium sub with the purchase of a sub, chips, and med drink on July 4th!!

Good ONLY July 4th and ONLY valid at Mobile, Pensacola, and Fort Walton Beach area locations. Limit one coupon per person per visit.


The Billy Bowlegs will be kicking off this Thursday and will run through next Monday with the finale of the torchlight parade!! This year, there’ll be more pirates than ever! And yes, of course Capt. Billy and his Krewe will arrive to “scout” the Landing on Friday, June 3, and return to implement their dastardly plans on Saturday, June 4. Here is more info on the events for later this week! Make SURE to note the earlier time for the parade this year at 7pm on Monday!! If your going.. maybe we will see ya there!!

Thursday, June 2

Pirate Walk – Downtown FWB (Trick or Treating, Pirate Style!) Sponsored by the Merchants of Downtown Fort Walton Beach. (Call 244-5942 for more information) 3:00 to 6:00pm
Capt. Billy’s Block Party, featuring Capt. Billy and the Krewe and the music of “Sounding Rick”. Ferry Street, Downtown FWB 5:00 to 7:00pm
Kids’ Costume Contest, judged by the Krewe of Bowlegs, Ferry Street. Sponsored by the Merchants of Downtown Fort Walton Beach (Call 244-5942 for more information) 6:00pm
Pet Parade and Costume Contest, 3 Dogs & a Chick, 128 Miracle Strip Parkway, SE, FWB (Call 243-7297 for more information) 6:30pm
Billy Bowlegs Pub Crawl – Downtown FWB. (Call 244-6666 for more information)

Friday, June 3 (Festival Open 3 to 11pm)

Main Stage

Festival Opens Officially with “The Bilge Pumps” Pirate Band. 3:00 pm
Act4Murder presents selections from their comedy/mystery, “The Mystery of Red Leg the Dreaded, Pirate of the Gulf.” 5:00 pm
Rhode Island Pirate Players’ Pirate Trial – reenactors demonstrate a bit of historic pirate justice. Watch out! There may be a flogging in store for the ne’er-do-wells! 5:30 pm
Capt. Billy and his Krewe invade The Landing on a reconnaissance mission. 7:30 pm
“The Bilge Pumps” Pirate Band lead the crowd in pirate ditties and dances. Fun and comedy for all. 7:50 pm
Fireworks!!! 8:38 pm
“Movie on the Green” sponsored by Uptown Station (at The Landing). Movie: “Hook” with Robin Williams. Immediately following the fireworks. (Bring lawn chairs or blankets for your family’s comfort.)

Children’s Stage

Rhode Island Pirate Players 4:00 – 4:30 pm
Pirate Stories 5:00 – 5:30 pm
The Bilge Pumps 6:00 – 6:30 pm
Rhode Island Pirate Players 7:00 – 7:30 pm
Pirate Stories 8:00 – 8:30 pm

Saturday, June 4 (Festival Open 10am to 9pm)

Main Stage

“The Bilge Pumps” Pirate Band helps you “Get Yer Pirate On”. 10:00 am
Rhode Island Pirate Players’ Pirate Trial – reenactors demonstrate a bit of historic pirate justice. Watch out! There may be a flogging in store for the ne’er-do-wells! Noon
The Kasba Dancers – Family Friendly Belly Dancers. 2:00 pm
“The Bilge Pumps” Pirate Band lead the crowd in pirate ditties and dances. Fun and comedy for all. 2:30 pm
The Blackhawk Lands! The Skirmish between Capt. Billy and Mayor Mike (and friends). 4:00 pm
Rhode Island Pirate Players’ Pirate Trial – reenactors demonstrate a bit of historic pirate justice. Watch out! There may be a flogging in store for the ne’er-do-wells! 4:30 pm
Stick around for “The Bilge Pumps” closing concert. 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Billy Bowlegs 5k Run/Walk.FWB High School. Register online at Contact Dennis Samac at 678-6682 for more information. 10:30 pm

Children’s Stage

Act4Murder 10:00 – 10:30 am
Rhode Island Pirate Players 10:30 – 11:00 am
Pirate Stories 11:30 – 12:00
High Steppers 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Act4Murder 1:30 – 2:00 pm
Rhode Island Pirate Players 2:30 – 3:00 pm
Pirate Stories 3:30 – 4:00 pm
The Bilge Pumps 4:30 – 5:00 pm

Sunday, June 5

Pirates rest for the fun and frivolity of the Torchlight Parade!

Monday, June 6

Carter & Co., CPAs, present the Torchlight Parade! Eglin Parkway from First Street to Hughes. Note earlier start time.The Torchlight Parade boasts almost 100 floats, boats, vessels, and marching units including visiting Krewes and, of course, those infamous Billy Bowlegs Pirates! 7:00 pm 

Saturday, June 11

You are invited to join the Krewe of Bowlegs for the Coronation of Capt. Billy LVII and his court. The event is at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, NW Florida State College, Niceville, FL. Cash bar begins at 6 pm; show starts at 7 pm. Free tickets are available at the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, 244-8191. 6:00 pm


I’m very excited to announcement our upcoming family friendly picnic for multiple events that Frugal Floridians is celebrating in the following weeks!! June marks one year for the Frugal Floridians blog and June 10th is our little guys 6th Birthday!! We have also finalized that our family will be moving down to Seminole FL (Just south of Tampa) at the end of July! With so much going on in such a little amount of time we decided to roll it all into one big Frugal Floridians Celebration! While its very sad to leave the Fort Walton Beach area (my true hometown) I have accepted a great full time job to assist me in my looonnngg journey to certifying as a CPA! In an effort to get all the local blog followers together for a fun time with the family I am inviting all that can show to our little guy’s Bday / going away / Frugal Floridians One Year Celebration that will be:

June 11th from 11am-3pm
at Liza Jackson Park in Fort Walton Beach, FL

This will be a great opportunity to get all local Frugal Floridians fans together before we leave the area.  At this time we do not have a “coupon talk” scheduled.. but I am trying VERY hard to sweet talk Michelle’s Couponing 101 or maybe another awesome local experienced couponer into gracing us with a presentation… we shall see! :)

For the event, we will have a bounce house for the kiddos, food, and TONS of giveaways for the adults! All that we ask is that if you show please bring a small dish/plate/snack/etc of some sort to add to the food offerings! Each small dish/plate/snack/etc of some sort that you bring will enter you into the raffle to win one of the many prizes that we will be offering! We will be providing hot dogs, water, Juicy Juice, and various light snacks so anything above and beyond that would be great! Prizes that will be given away at the party will range from FREE products to FREE product coupons and other great freebies!

While we will be moving away from the area, Fort Walton Beach will always remain my hometown especially because this small town was the true inspiration for this blog, I’ve been in this area for 25 years, and we are sure to come back to visit as many friends and family will still be here!! This event is a chance to thank all the local followers that truly took part in making the Frugal Floridians blog what it is today! With almost 1,500 fans on our Facebook Page, Frugal Floridians has grown tremendously from the little page that was started (May of 2010) as a way to inform friends and family of great deals and freebies!

Our event on June 11th will be a local event to coupon swap, meet and greet, win prizes, and have some fun!! We will also make the event an official drop off for expired coupons that we will be forwarding to Michelle’s Couponing 101 to send with a family heading overseas. This will be a great way to get a TON of coupons to military families abroad without having to pay international shipping rates!

Coupons for collection will have expired within the last 2 months, must be manufacturer coupons (no store coupons), and cannot be internet printables. If you could separate them by food and non-food (Non-food items = health, beauty aids, cleaning supplies, pet food, over-the-counter medicines, etc) and store them in ziploc bags (or similar container) that would assist in organizing them for distribution.

While the invite is open to all, we do appreciate any RSVP that can be sent in so that we get an idea of how many are attending. If you would like to attend please fill out this form to give us a heads up!! Each family that RSVP’s before  June 8th, 2011 at 11:59pm CST with our form and shows to the celebration will also receive 1 Bonus ticket to throw in to win in the giveaways! We look forward to the event and in a perfect world all 1500 of you could attend with all of your families.. I would love to see that all the locals are able to swing by and say hi! :)

**Our main change to the Frugal Floridians blog after our move will be that we will no longer be able to include free + cheap events as a topic for the Fort Walton Beach (and surrounding area). If anyone sends me the info I would gladly repost, but due to the long distance I will be switching the cheap and free events that I research to match our current area of Seminole, FL (or surrounding area).