Allegiant Airlines has additional flights to DestinAllegiant Air has announced they will be adding more direct flights between Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. This increased service should be commencing on May 20 for Cincinnati and MidAmerica St. Louis Airport on June 2.

Advance Bookings Hit Record Levels

Apparently advanced bookings for these new flights broke records at Allegiant. It seems that the Destin / Fort Walton area is especially popular as a vacation destination with the St. Louis and Cincinnati markets.

Get ready folks, it's estimated that this new service will result in about 23,000 additional visitors to the Destin area each year.

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Mardi Gras in Okaloosa Island FLOn Saturday, January 15, 2016, you don't want to miss the 13th Annual Mardi Gras Parade held on Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach FL. This New Orleans-style event is a fun time for the whole family. Get ready to catch beads and other goodies tossed from the decorative floats in this incredible setting overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.  Sponsored by the Abita Brewing Company this popular Okaloosa Island festival was the first of its kind on the Gulf Coast.

The parade starts at the corner of Santa Rosa Blvd, and Tarpon Drive (on Okaloosa Island) and then winds its way eastward on Santa Rosa Blvd, ending at the Tom Thumb. After the parade join the fun at a block party held at Helen Back on Amberjack Drive.

It's not too late to register your float, just…

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