Rosemary Beach Foundation
Established in 2006, Rosemary Beach Foundation, a non-profit organization, provides cultural, educational and charitable activities for residents and visitors of Walton County. Programs have evolved to serve a larger and broader audience, while continuing to support local charities.
Rosemary Beach Foundation fulfills its purpose and forwards its mission through four major annual programs designed for individuals of all ages, abilities and interests, providing learning opportunities, nurturing creativity, and engaging the community. In addition, a variety of lectures, workshops, conferences, exhibits and performances are organized and hosted throughout the year.
MUSIC IN PICTURES is a year-long educational art initiative open to all students in grades K-12 in the Walton County school system--both public and private. Enhancing learning that occurs in the classroom, students learn about a classical composer, listen to the music, and create a visual interpretation. Through a juried competition, awards are given, students’ art exhibitions are held at numerous galleries and businesses, and a concert/award ceremony is held in Rosemary Beach.
ROSEMARY BEACH UNLEASHED is a festival held in Rosemary Beach’s St. Augustine Park. As a pet-friendly community, both four- and two-legged guests are invited to a day of music and family-activities. Held annually in December, the event benefits Alaqua Animal Refuge and promotes the need for pet adoptions and animal-welfare advocacy.
WALK HER WAY is a fun way to heighten awareness of domestic violence and to support Shelter House, a state certified center serving Okaloosa and Walton Counties. During an evening walk, individuals and teams put on high heels, wear costumes and stroll to music around Rosemary Beach Town Center. Followed by a free public concert, various “shoe” awards are given.
GIRLS GETAWAY which occurs during Super Bowl Weekend, is an opportunity for women to celebrate life, family and friendship. The weekend typically includes musical performance, dinners, lifestyle workshops, receptions and opportunities for shopping and socializing.
Rosemary Beach Foundation operates through donations from individuals, businesses and organizations, sponsorships and grants, and registration and ticket revenues. Community support for ongoing events and programs is appreciated.