OKALOOSA ISLAND — Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis will make an appearance in Okaloosa County on Monday with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.

According to a news release sent out Saturday by Okaloosa County Republican State Committeewoman Sandra Atkinson, DeSantis and Rubio will visit AJ’s Oyster Shanty on Okaloosa Island from 7 to 8 p.m.

DeSantis’ visit comes less than a week after his opponent, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, dropped in at Harbor Docks restaurant in Destin. 

A news release from AJ’s said the event is free and the dress is casual. Doors will open at 6 p.m., but the release said people should arrive early.

Tickets for the event are available at eventbrite.com/e/rally-in-fort-walton-beach-with-ron-desantis-senator-rubio-tickets-521739216589?ref=eios&aff=eios. Or go to the AJ's Oyster Shanty Facebook page and click on get tickets.