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Cozy Up for Food and Fun At The Hub

November 22, 2016
Football, fire pits, food and friends define weekends at

Meltdown on 30A Got Gooey Goodness

November 22, 2016
Meltdown on 30A pays homage to something that is all too often taken for

Flutterby Festival Nov 12 & 13 In Rosemary Beach

November 7, 2016
The annual Flutterby Festival returns to Rosemary Beach Saturday and Sunday, Nov.

Seagrove Village Market Closes After 66 Years [Update: Re-opening Nov 19]

November 5, 2016
Sundown on October 29, 2015 was the end of an era as a day-long celebration of

MountainFilm on Tour at WaterColor Nov 4 & 5

November 4, 2016
MountainFilm on Tour returns to WaterColor Resort Nov. 4-5, 2016.

For the Health Of It Keeps Scenic 30A Healthy

November 4, 2016
For the Health of It has been in business for 22 years in Blue Mountain B

The Blue Giraffe has a Heart of Gold

November 3, 2016
Debbie Taylor and Christi Sheffield are the dynamic mother-daughter duo b

Beau Home Interiors Coastal Style

November 3, 2016
Beau Interiors emb

SoWal Guide for the Amazing Scenic 30A Bike Trail

November 1, 2016
There’s no better way to get up close and personal with South Walton's beauty and charm...

Grayton Beach State Park Named Top Ten Beach

October 31, 2016
Grayton Beach State Park has once again been included in the list of

Celebrate 21st Annual Festival of the Arts Oct 29-30

October 27, 2016
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) celebrates the cultural arts at the 21st annual

Trebeaché Halloween Masquerade With Randall Bramblett Band Oct 29

October 27, 2016
Halloween Masquerade Party & Costume Contest at Trebeaché o

Hot Fishin', Cooler Temps

October 21, 2016
Sittin' on the hill this Friday morning as the first real cool front of the year slides...

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for September 2016

October 19, 2016
The latest local real estate report for September 2016 includes statistics for single...

Emerald Coast Theatre Company Moves To Grand Boulevard

October 17, 2016
Lights…. Camera… Action!

Chef Denise Harris Welcomed At Marie's Bistro

October 17, 2016
Loyal patrons of Marie’s Bistro in Blue Mountain Beach missed Marie’s Nas

Celebrate the Best of the Emerald Coast at Grand Boulevard Oct 22

October 13, 2016
Celebrate the Best of the Emerald Coast 2016 at

Explore The Outdoors Festival Oct 15

October 13, 2016
The 7th annual Explore The Outdoors

Suds It Up At Baytowne Beerfest Oct 14 & 15

October 11, 2016
October and beer go hand-in-hand and Sandestin is celebrating this hoppy beverage with...

$100 Million Yacht "Savannah" Anchors In South Walton

October 11, 2016
A massive super yacht arrived in SoWal yesterday and has created quite a buzz.

Growler Garage Revs Up Craft Beer Scene

October 10, 2016
Interested in hanging out at a cool spot at the beach with 40 craft beers

Nashville Songwriters Tour At Baytowne Venues Oct 7 & 8

October 7, 2016
The 7th annual Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour brings top songwriter

Christian Siriano Headlines South Walton Fashion Week Oct 5-8

October 7, 2016
South Walton Fashion Week (SWFW) brings style to the coast once again this Fall.

Tryin' To Reason With Hurricane Season

October 7, 2016
It was absolutely beautiful here at the beach yesterday and today but the folks over on...

Walton County Working On Regional Paddle Trail

October 7, 2016
Walton County began the process of developing a paddle trail initiative on the...

New O’Donnell Professional Building Stands Out

October 3, 2016
For those of you who’ve been wondering about the cool new building just c

Century 21 Blue Marlin Charity Golf Tournament at Regatta Bay October 7

October 1, 2016
Get ready to tee off for a good cause!

Fore Her Tournament at Santa Rosa Golf Club Sep 30

September 30, 2016
Plans are in full swing for the

Local Garrett Horn Shares "Postcards of Seagrove"

September 30, 2016
Garrett Horn’s new book, Postcards of Seagr

Making A Stand In The Sand [Update: Customary Use Workshop Oct 19, 2016]

September 30, 2016
It is important to be good neighbors.

30A Craft Beer & Spirits Festival Sep 30 & Oct 1

September 30, 2016
The Inaugural 30A Craft Beer & Spirits Festival will be at Gulf Place on Sep 30 and...

Bloody Mary Festival Returns to The Market Shops Oct 1

September 30, 2016
The Bloody Mary Festival kicks off Fall with an impressive lineup celebrating local food...

Rainy Day SoWal

September 28, 2016
Don't let cloudy forecasts lead to cabin fever.

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for August 2016

September 22, 2016
The latest local real estate report for August 2016 includes statistics for single family...

12th Annual Hurricane Party at Bud & Alley's Sep 23

September 22, 2016
The 12th Annual Hurricane Party will take place Friday, September 23 from 6:30-1

Five Reasons We Love Grand Boulevard

September 22, 2016
With Anthropologie now open and Pottery Barn coming soon, Grand Boulevard

Eat Like a Local at Grayton Corner Café

September 20, 2016
What started out as a cool café by five dudes on surfboards with beers ha

Great Time to be Fishin' at Grayton

September 17, 2016
It's a wonderful time to be at the beach!

Alaqua Animal Refuge Unveils Impressive Plans

September 16, 2016
After many hours of study and planning,

International Coastal Cleanup Sep 17

September 15, 2016
Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

Coastal Dune Lake Day at Grayton Beach State Park Sep 17

September 15, 2016
Walton County Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board is hosting Coastal Dune Lake Day at...

Sinfonia Gulf Coast Goes Retro For 2016-2017 Season

September 14, 2016
Keeping the tempo on the Emerald Coast’s cultural scene since its founding in 2005,

South Walton Turtle Season Facts

September 13, 2016
Sea turtle nesting season begins in May on many Florida beaches, including the beaches of...

Love & Loyalty For Local Catch

September 12, 2016
Seasons pass and visitors ebb and flow, but one thing is a cons

Dog Harmony Always In Tune

September 8, 2016
Dog-Harmony is one of SoWal's more unique nonprofits and Founder Nancy Bo

Gulf World Marine Park Sea Turtle Release At Inlet Beach

September 4, 2016
The crowd of onlookers was thrilled as Gulf World Marine Institute released two sea...

Seaside Central Square Named One Of World's Most Beautiful Spaces

September 4, 2016
A recent Story by Business Insider names Seaside's Central Square as one of the world's...

Swim Safely Under South Walton Beach Flags

September 4, 2016
A trip to the beach should be fun and care free.

SoWal Photo Half Price Labor Day Sale

September 4, 2016
Save up to 50% on SoWal Photos through Labor Day!

Back To Fishing in Grayton Beach

September 1, 2016
I know, it's been a long time since I wrote a fishin' report.

All Smiles At Thai Elephant

August 29, 2016
The SoWal crew loves local restaurants.

The Hub: It's The Jam

August 25, 2016
Meat Steve: a lunchroom-sized tray piled high with Chef Steve’s favorite

It's 2016-2017 College Football Pick'em Time In SoWal

August 25, 2016
On August 27, 2007, a new thread was started on the SoWal Forum titled “SoWal

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for July 2016

August 25, 2016
The latest real estate report for July 2016 includes statistics for single family homes,...

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for June 2016

August 15, 2016
The latest real estate report for June 2016 includes statistics for single family homes,...

Grayton Beach Catering Masters Events Large & Small

August 12, 2016
Grayton Beach Catering has mastered event creation and execution in South

Summer So Fresh At George's At Alys Beach

August 4, 2016
Whether you choose to Behave or Misbehave,

Is South Walton As A Luxury Locale Good Or Bad?

July 28, 2016
This past week I drove my daughter to the airport so she could visit a friend out of...

30Avenue Welcomes Roselie Dining & Seafood Bar

July 27, 2016
Roselie Dining and Seafood Bar is where fine dining meets the laid back l

McCaskill & Company Hosts Renowned Jewelry Designer Mark Schneider

July 21, 2016
Whether you’re looking to give new life to an old piece of jewelry or des

Filling the Box With Fish In South Walton Florida

July 12, 2016
It's been busy here at the beach !

Let's Go Fishing in South Walton

July 8, 2016
Fishing is more than just a past time in South Walton – it’s a way of life!

Camp Helen State Park Hosts Summer Movies & More

July 8, 2016
The Family Movies & More Series returns to Camp Hele

Eat, Drink and Chill at Steamboat Grill

July 8, 2016
When the SoWal staff does lunch at Stea

McCaskill & Company Hosts Renowned Jewelry Designer Mark Schneider

July 7, 2016
Whether you’re looking to give new life to an old piece of jewelry or des

Trebeaché Conquers Casual Elegance

July 6, 2016
Trebeaché (tray-beachay) is a made-up name that means very beachy

Amici 30A Italian Kitchen Coming to 30Avenue this Fall

July 5, 2016
George and Amy Corchis along with their family will be bringing amici 30A

Rags to Riches Regatta At Grayton Beach July 2

June 29, 2016
The 20th edition of the annual Rags To Riches Regatta

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for May 2016

June 28, 2016
The latest real estate report for May 2016 includes statistics for single family homes,...

Local Artist Allison Wickey Opens New Gallery At The Hub

June 27, 2016
The HUB is already well known for its dynamic dining and live music lineu

No Time For Anything but Fishin'

June 27, 2016
It's that time of the year when I have no time for anything but fishin'!

Summer Fun at Destin Commons

June 27, 2016
Destin Commons

South Walton July 4th Celebrations 2016

June 25, 2016
Independence Day is Special in SoWal - parades, decorating, music, food &

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for April 2016

June 24, 2016
The latest real estate report for April 2016 includes statistics for single family homes...

Big Plans For Deer Lake State Park

June 22, 2016
State park personnel were in Walton County on June 7 to hear from the public about a 10-...

SoWal Style - Bannerman Beach Lakefront With Unparalleled Views

June 21, 2016
Behind the gate and along a winding lane along a coastal dune lake off Sc

Gulf Front Rooftop Breakfast at Bud & Alley's

June 13, 2016
Bud & Alley's owner Dave Rauschkolb never skimps on research.

Web Stats Help Reveal SoWal's Real Estate Market

June 12, 2016
Memorial Day 2016 has come and gone and Summer is officially upon us here

30-A Suites Is A West Side Story

June 8, 2016
On the western end of Scenic 30A is a unique business with a gr

Seeing Red In Grayton Beach

June 8, 2016
Red Snappers opened up this past weekend for a steady six-week run, after only being open...

The HUB Revs It Up For Excellent Eats

June 4, 2016
"This place has something for everyone!” It's a high compliment and The HUB

Lauren James Fashion Designer Visits Sandestin June 10-11

June 4, 2016
The Sandestin Family Retail

Relax Lakeside on The Porch at Old Florida Fish House

June 1, 2016
Sushi and sake go together like fish and Florida.

On The Bay Front at Sunset Bay Café in Sandestin

May 31, 2016
Sunset Bay Café is one of the few water

SoWal Style - Town Center Lyceum Penthouse in Seaside, Florida

May 31, 2016
Providing commanding views of Seaside's Central Square, "Exhale" provides luxury in the...

Sundog Books Is A Seaside Original

May 26, 2016
Back in 1986, Bob and Linda White would sometimes wonder if their idea of starting a...

La Vie Est Belle Is A SoWal Original

May 19, 2016
Leather and pearls go together like sand and sea.

Big Fish and Big Fun at Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic Jun 22-26

May 17, 2016
It’s time for big fish, big prizes and family fun on the Emerald Coast of Florida!

Even More Fish to Fry in SoWal

May 17, 2016
May 7th was the opening day of Red snapper season in Florida state waters and that has...

Celebrate Coastal Dune Lake Day at Grayton Beach State Park Jun 4

May 17, 2016
Walton County's Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board (CDLAB) is hosting a celebratio

Hubba Hubba to Kickoff Gulf Place Summer Concerts Jun 12

May 16, 2016
Gulf Place announces the line up

Franko Fest Brings Music & Friends to Trebeaché May 19

May 13, 2016
Trebeaché in Blue Mount

Anthropologie Now Open in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin

May 12, 2016
National women’s retailer Anthropologie is now open in

Breakfast is Served at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse

May 11, 2016
Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse

Grand Opening of Gaffrey's Curate in Rosemary Beach May 20

May 11, 2016
Much of art's beauty comes from the emotion and story of its maker.

Bonus Fish Are Back in SoWal

May 6, 2016
Fishing is coming back around towards the summer season with more and more species...

Sinfonia Bravo! Beat 5K Run/Walk at Baytowne Wharf May 7

May 4, 2016
Lace up your shoes and run for the arts in S