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CANCELED: Flutterby Arts Festival

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What: CANCELED: Flutterby Arts Festival
When: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Watersounds Origins

This event has been canceled due to Hurricane Michael

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County is calling all kids to flitter to Watersound Origins to celebrate 26 years of the Flutterby Arts Festival. This year’s event takes place Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on the green located directly behind Watersound Origins Café.

Produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, The Flutterby Festival is a two-day event filled with arts, nature, science and fun in celebration of the migration of the Monarch butterfly through South Walton. 

The festival will feature live entertainment for the entire family, including music, theatre, and dance. Art activities like the butterfly wing creation station, craft-making, henna tattoos, and face-painting will be available all weekend. Kids can also enjoy  the “Clay” butterfly learning center, carnival games, bounce houses, hula hoop contests, and a 26th birthday party complete with cupcakes and a butterfly parade at the end of each day. 

Professional artists will be exhibiting and selling their work throughout the weekend.

Now in its second year, Plein Air (the act of painting outdoors) events begin with a multi-day workshop Tuesday, October 16 - Thursday, October 18 with plein air painter, Mary Garrish. On Friday, October 19 join local plein air painter Joan Vienot for a special one-day workshop. Other Plein Air activities will occur throughout the festival weekend, including a Plein Air Wet Room Special Exhibit.

Visit for Plein Air event registration, fees, and further details. 

Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. Some activities within the festival require tickets, which can be purchased on-site. Volunteers are needed to help create all the fun. Please email  to be a part of the team. Watersound Origins is located at 560 Pathways Drive, Watersound, FL 32461. For more information, visit or call 850-622-5970

See Flutterby Festival 2014 photos!

Supporting the arts in Walton County’s schools is at the core of Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County's mission. This children's arts event showcases the talent of our local students at the Flutterby Festival, celebrates their artistic expression and creativity, and helps raise funds that will go back into their classrooms through educational grants.


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