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Hwy 98 will be closed to all through traffic on Saturday, 5 Nov at 10:00 p.m. through Sunday 6 Nov at 8:00 a.m. in order to reinstall the pedestrian bridge.

In addition, traffic on Hwy 98 will be reduced to 2 lanes and the westbound ramp will be closed beginning at 5:00 p.m. on 5 Nov to allow for a crane set up on the westbound lanes.

At 8:00 a.m. on 6 Nov, Hwy 98 will reopen in the 2-lane configuration until approximately 10:00 a.m. at which time Hwy 98 will fully reopen.

Traffic will be allowed to go from the Soundside to the main base and back during the entire time period. Traffic on Cody Ave will not be allowed to enter Hwy 98 to the east or west.

Off-Base (non-DoD cardholders) traffic will need to travel up I-10 from the east and west.

DoD ID card holders will be able to use the McMillian gate. The east gate and McMillian Gate will both be open at 10:00 p.m. when the traffic is shutdown.


There will be multiple lots with a running shuttle to take you from the lot you park in to The Boardwalk. The lots are listed in order here, and the shuttle will run from Lot 1 until it is full, then move to Lot 2 until it is full, then to Lot 3 and so on. Below are parking maps that will also be available on our Social Media Channels. When a lot is getting full, we will make announcements on our Facebook and Twitter that we are closing that lot and moving to the next lot. 

The convention center parking lot is being used and will have shuttle service. Parking at Wild Willie's will require a purchased arcade card and patrons can walk to the convention center for the shuttle. 

Parking at Wild Willie's is not permitted without an Arcade Card purchase from Wild Willie's. 


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General Info

  • This Festival is for all ages; children under the age of 18 are welcome with adult supervision.

  • Everyone is subject to search at Festival entrance.

Festival Safety Commitment Statement

The Boardwalk Country Music Beach Festival is committed to keeping safety &
security a top priority. Our team is working closely with local authorities, law
enforcement, and public safety officials to provide a free country music concert
for all to safely enjoy.

Safe gatherings are possible when everyone does their part. Please review the concert policies and safety procedures before arrival.

Outside Food and Beverage Policy

  • No outside food and/or beverage are permitted in The Boardwalk and
    surrounding festival area. The Boardwalk restaurants will offer quick-service
    concessions with various food, non-alcohol, and alcoholic beverages. Dine-in
    seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the following
    restaurants: Floyd’s Shrimp House, The Crab Trap, and Rockin Tacos Grill &
    Tequila Bar.


  • No Coolers, chairs, tents, canopies, umbrellas, foldable tables,

    *Beach towels and blankets are permitted*

  • Other restricted items include, but are not limited to, bladder style
    backpacks, or other bags which do not meet our approved bag requirements
    (see additional details below), firearms or weapons of any kind, drugs, drug
    paraphernalia, outside alcohol, food and drinks including water bottles metal or
    wood flag poles, audio recording devices, professional video or photography
    equipment, laser pointers, fireworks, explosives of any kind, weapons, pets and
    animals, and any restricted items under Okaloosa Country Park ordinances.

Drug and alcohol policy

  • You must be 21 to drink and must possess a valid ID to purchase any alcohol.
    The Boardwalk Country Music Beach Festival is a zero-tolerance event. All local
    and State laws will be strictly enforced. The use or possession of any illegal
    drugs will not be tolerated anywhere inside or outside the venue. Security
    personnel and narcotics officers will be working and enforcing all drug related

Okaloosa County Beach Ordinances

  • The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island is an official Okaloosa County Park and
    follows county regulations. The following are ordinances enforced by
    the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Department:
    NO VEHICLES. Beach cleaning machines, approved beach services, and
    emergency vehicles are the only exceptions.
    HEED WARNING FLAGS on the beach.

    For all Okaloosa County Park ordinances, visit the Okaloosa County website at:

Outside Photo and Film Notice

This event may be broadcast, recorded, and publicized, and you may be filmed
and/or photographed as part of the audience. By your attendance, you are
granting your permission to be recorded for commercial purposes and agree to
the following: being filmed, videotaped or photographed by any means; full use of
your name, likeness, voice and words without compensation; specifically waiving
all rights of privacy and/or publicity during the videotaping or filming and release
MT Productions, LLC, its parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, and all of
their respective agents, officers, directors, owners, parents, partners, affiliates,
employees and consultants from liability for loss, damage or compensation for
the use of your name, likeness, voice and words; and compliance with all rules
and regulations of the event.

THank you, and we hope you have a wonderful time at 

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