Things To Do
Calendar of Events
Our city offers a variety of annual events such as Saturday in the Park, 4th of July, Mullet Festival, Christmas Parade, and Yule of Yesteryear to name a few. In 2013, we commemorated the discovery of Florida by Ponce de León 500 years ago. Together with other cities and organizations, we participated in the state wide time capsule project. Visit the official Okaloosa County Viva FL 500 Facebook page for additional information.
Discover the social and economic histories spanning from 10,000 B.C. to the present. The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida houses artifacts, textiles, and documents pertaining to local and regional history. In addition to the remarkable artifacts, the museum provides an archival library for research. Visitors can buy souvenirs from the gift shop. Visit the Heritage Museum website for hours of operation and special events.
The Valparaiso Library offers a multitude of materials for residents and visitors. Patrons can enjoy a diverse collection of books, eBooks, audiobooks, digital audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays. Technology services include computers, printer, copier, fax machine, online resources, and wireless network. Please visit the library website for information about special events and weekly programs for patrons of all ages.
The City of Valparaiso offers some of the most beautiful parks in Okaloosa County. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities from swimming, boating, hiking, or playing sports. Each one of our numerous parks are family-friendly and always well-maintained by our Parks and Recreation Department. For a listing and map locations of the various parks and sports fields, please visit the City Parks webpage for more information.
Many of the businesses in Valparaiso are privately-owned entities which complement the city's family-friendly atmosphere. Our city offers a wide range of services through diversified businesses such as restaurants, child care, car repair shops, specialty doctors, retail stores, pet services, and much more. Please visit the Business Directory webpage for a listing of businesses. Click on each category to expand the menu.