Stinky's Fish Camp 10th Anniversary Celebration is April 1 (April Fools Day) but the party is all weekend! Come out to celebrate with everyone at Stinky's and pass a good time with good food and live music til the wee hours. The weekend kicks off on Friday, March 31 with a Captain's Party at the Bait Shack for the 7th annual Stinky's Pompano Tournament. The tournament runs from April 1 - May 15. The party continues through Sunday with Stinky's Brunch, music and more crawfish.
Kids & Family
The State Parks and State Forest Lands in South Walton are spectacular. Protected lands make up about 40% of the land south of the bay.
We are so blessed to have such treasure all around us. The lakes, bayous, creeks, forests, dunes and beaches in our parks make SoWal a very special place. Incredible landscapes with coastal dune lakes, lake outfalls kissing the Gulf, flowering dune magnolias, soaring pelicans, dancing dolphins, flower-covered dunes - the wonders of coastal nature are everywhere you turn.
Camp Helen State Park invites everyone to their 20-Year Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, March 25 starting at 8:30am in The Lodge and continuing until 12:30pm with presentations, walking tours and special guests such as Elam Stoltzfus - producer of Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida's Emerald Coast.
8:30 – 9:30 am
Option 1: Explore birds on the park’s Nature Trails with the Bay County Audubon Society - Wear comfortable shoes, binoculars provided.
Option 2: Walking history tour
The 10th Annual 30A St Patrick’s Parade and Festival returns to South Walton on Saturday, March 18! The parade along Scenic 30A will join the day's celebration at Gulf Place where everyone's Irish for a day! Celtic rock bands, Irish dancing, food and drink, and activities for the whole family including the pups. Headliner: Whiskey of the Damned! Tickets are available now and sign up if you want to roll in the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
A sure sign Spring has sprung is the return of Art in the Park held at WaterColor's town center each March. The 12th annual edition is just off Scenic 30A on Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Seaside School Half Marathon and 5K Race, presented by Vera Bradley, is coming up on Sunday, March 5, along with some incredible parties and expos leading up to race day. This is one of the most anticipated weekends of the year in South Walton, Florida. For the 15th year we celebrate this out-and-back, fast and mostly flat course where runners from all over the US pass quaint beach towns, dune lakes, and the world's most beautiful beaches. All proceeds benefit the Seaside School Foundation. Let the weekend festivities begin!
Friends of Eden Gardens State Park are preparing for the annual celebration of the revered Camellias gracing the grounds of our unique park in Old Point Washington.
Every year in February, whether the beach air is warm or thankfully chilly, the pots at the Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin are bubbling over with yummy gumbo of all types and flavors, brimming with unique and tasteful gumbo recipes from local restaurants and groups.
We're always excited to learn about new and exciting events in and around SoWal - and this one sounds like a winner. High end boats, gear, and lots more to explore next to Pier Park in Panama City Beach.
Most people are astonished to learn that Florida has caves, but the limestone ecosystem of the central Florida panhandle is quite different than anywhere else in the state.