2016 Centennial Events

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A variety of events are offered year round on Main Street in historic downtown Crestview, hosted by a number of organizations including the Main Street Crestview Association. Below are listed just a few. When available we have linked to pertinent websites or included downloadable pdf registration forms. Events are always subject to change. Contact the appropriate organization for more details. If there is an event you want to attend but do not see it listed below, try going to our community calendar for more info.


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January 22-23
Dramatic Presentation

How We Began: Becoming the County Seat

     Jim Moore, local story teller, acting as Wayne Mapoles, details the circumstances and pitfalls involved in the creation of Okaloosa County and the selection of the county seat, in a scenario of the times. January 22 - 7pm, January 23 - 2pm, Warriors Hall. Free refreshments.

Februrary 13th
Gala Centennial Ball

Dance through the Decades

     Dance through the decades at a Gala Ball being held at the newly renovated 1960's location, 544 Main Street, the Elegant Vue Event Center -- to celebrate the Centennial in true style!  February 13, 7pm, tickets $30 single, $50 couple.  Music by Cheryl Jones, catering by Mary Richard, with a cash bar. 

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Call Patti at (850) 582-6353
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March 19th
Celebrate the Centennial at the Triple B

South Stage Entertainment

     Enjoy varied entertainment on the Centennial Stage of the Triple B on South Main Street on March 19th.  Music and other features from the decades will bring both fun and memories for all ages at this all-day event beginning at 10:00am in Historic Downtown Crestview. 

April 16th
Centennial Birthday Party &
Spanish Trail Cruisers Car Show

     Combining the Crestview 100th Birthday Party with the popular Spanish Trail Cruisers Car Show makes it another all-day event of celebration on April 16th beginning at 8am, including a ceremony with a "Happy Birthday" cake for all!  Local and State Officials will be invited. 

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May 21st
Centennial Military Event

Honoring the Military at Spanish Trail Park on Stillwell Avenue

     For all our Military Forces and their families who have called Okaloosa County, and Crestview in particular, their home for the most of the Centennial century, Main Street Crestview Association, on behalf of the CRA, will be a Centennial Sponsor of the MARC on Armed Forces Day, May 21 at Spanish Trail Park.  

July 4th
Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic

Revive the 'good ole days'

     Food, games, fun and old-time frolic will help picnic-goers to relive the simple pleasures of an old-fashioned picnic at Twin Hills Park.  Time to be announced. A city fireworks show will follow at dark.

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October 14th
A Ghost Walk

Spirits of Crestview

     This is a busy month with a  new event for Crestview to start it off. A guided walk through Historic Downtown Crestview to see and hear what goes on in the spirit world. A fun tour for adults.  Mark your calendar, you wont want to miss this one! More details will be available soon. 


October 29th

Crestview Centinial Gun Giveaway

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October 29th
Annual Fall Festival

     Fall Festival on October 29 will have something for everyone, including a few new features and a costume contest just for the kids.  It's free and the festival is being held in downtown Crestview on Main Street 1:00pm - 6:00pm. 

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November 11th
Veteran's Day Parade

Honoring all Services, all Wars 

     The Veterans' Day Parade, held on the exact date of the World War I Armistice signing is joyous, but serious, joyous in pride of all of our Military Veterans who have nobly served our country, and serious in its respect and commemoration of those who died in all wars from 1915 to present day.  It is held on Main Street in historic downtown Crestview at 9:00 am.  A laying of  a wreath dedication ceremony immediately follows the parade at the Veterans Memorial located near the Crestview Okaloosa  County Courthouse. 

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December 3rd
Centennial Christmas Parade

Christmas Through the Decades

     As the Crestview Centennial year draws to a close, the final celebration is for the merriest season of all.  The annual Christmas Parade Theme for 2016 will be "Christmas Through the Decades" of 1916-2016, with a new feature or two earlier in the day.  The parade begins at 5:30pm.  Parade entry applications will be available soon

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