Whole family fun: · Valentine Mommy & Me – Feb. 9 o Bring your little ones to Culver’s for a fun, free event featuring Valentine themed crafts, singing, dancing, story time and a free scoop of Culver’s custard! For more information visit www.fun4emeraldcoastkids.com. · Daddy Daughter Dance: A Night at the Oscars – Feb. 10 o Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing with your little princess(es) while benefitting the Good News Missions Ministry. Tickets are $20 per pair and $5 for each additional child. For more information or to purchase tickets visit Father Daughter Dance: A Night at the Oscars . · Sandestin Gumbo Festival – Feb. 16 & 17 o One of the largest winter food events on the Emerald Coast, this event kicks off with a Seafood Boil Friday night before the Grand Tasting event on Saturday. Guests can enjoy live music, family activities and the best gumbo this side of New Orleans! Tickets are available for $25 pre-purchase or $35 at the event. For more information visit www.sandestingumbofestival.com. For Couples: · La Lumiere: A Metropolitan Affair – Feb. 10 o An extravagant evening out for the metropolitan couple, this event will take place under the stars at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin with live music, dinner, drinks and entertainment for all. The annual fundraiser benefits not only the Cultural Arts Alliance, but also the Special Olympics Florida – Walton County and the Westonwood Ranch. Tickets are $200 before the event and $250 at the door. For more information visit www.hannahmartinsparty.com. · Cultural Arts Alliance Valentine Tour of Homes – Feb. 17 & 18 o Perfect for the couple who love interior design, architecture or just love viewing stunning homes. This tour of homes is known for showcasing stunning interiors, architecturally acclaimed homes and picturesque settings. Get some inspiration for your home and help raise funds for the CAA’s Art for All Program. · Camellia Festival – Feb. 17 o Friends of Eden Gardens State Park host this annual event featuring floral demonstrations, live music and plenty of beautiful blooms to view or purchase. The festival will include demonstrations on camellia arranging, air layer and camellia waxing for preservation. For more information visit www.friendsofedengardens.com/events. For Foodies: · Surfing Deer Valentine’s Dinner – Feb. 14 o One of South Walton’s newest fine dining options, Surfing Deer will host a gourmet, three-course meal featuring dining options such as duck confit pot pie, seared sea scallops and dark chocolate cannoli. For more information or to reserve your spot visit www.surfingdeer.com. · Shades Bar & Grill Beer Club – Feb. 14 o Join Shades Bar & Grill for $20 beer tastings (5-3oz pours) paired with Valentine’s themed hors d’oeuvres. Seating is limited, call 850-231-9410 to reserve your spot or visit www.shades30a.com/special-events. · Havana Beach Bar & Grill Valentine’s Dinner – Feb. 15 o Indulge in a delicious three-course dinner with Champagne toast featuring menu options such as Foie Gras, Filet Mignon, Champagne Mousse and more. For more information visit www.thepearlrb.com/location/area-events-en.html#item_9. For Dog Parents: · My Furry Valentine Doggie Social – Feb. 8 o Celebrate canine love at this free dog social at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin. Participants can enjoy live music and drinks and socializing with other dogs and owners. For more information visit www.grandboulevard.com/movies-dining-events. · Love Tracks 5K Fun Run/Walk – Feb. 17 o Enjoy the beautiful views of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park while running or walking with your furry valentine. Race entrance fees are $15 for adults with dogs, $10 for adults with no dog, $5 for children and additional dogs. Dogs are only allowed to participate with an adult. For more information or to sign up visit www.topsailparkfriends.org. · Hops for Hounds Dog Walk & Fun Run – Feb. 17 o This family-friendly event is a fun, 2 mile dog walk and 1 mile fun run for all ages. The walk begins at Grayton Beer, takes a quick break at Idyll Hounds Brewery and loops back around to Grayton Beer for the after party. Participants will receive a t-shirt, wag bag and a complimentary Blueberry Blonde. For more information or to register visit Hops for Hounds @ Grayton Beer Company. One-of-a-kind Experiences: · Sunset Dinner and Dancing Cruise – Feb. 14, 16 or 17 o Experience a romantic evening under the stars and on the sea during Sunquest Cruises’ Valentine Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a decadent three-course meal and live entertainment for $165 per couple. For more information visit www.sunquestcruises.com/event. · Tim Creehan’s Chef’s Table – Reservations Upon Request o Celebrity Chef Tim Creehan’s newest concept exclusively at Cuvee 30A begins with a champagne and cheese tasting table in Cuvee’s private wine cellar, then adjourns to a private and up-close view of Cuvee’s chefs preparing your dinner where you will indulge in Tapas style offerings from Cuvee 30A’s award winning menu, matched with one of three different wine pairing options. The table seats 2 to 6 guests and are available by reservation only. Prices vary, visit www.cuvee30a.com/about-cuvee-30a/chefstable for more information or to reserve your table. · Sandcastle Building Lessons – Reservation Upon Request o What better way to enjoy the beautiful white sands of South Walton than to dig your hands down into it and learning to build a professional style sandcastle. The team at Beach Sand Sculptures can help you and your honey or your whole family learn the fundamentals of sandcastle building or tune into your creative side and turn your tower base into anything you can think of! For more information visit www.beachsandsculpture.com.