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Hi everyone - we'll be posting new stories, photos, and videos here that are produced by SoWal Staff and contributors. If you are interested in being a contributor please contact us! Of course you're always welcome to post your content in the appropriate sub-forum here. We welcome your thoughts, business info, blog, photos, etc.
 
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County including South Walton real estate activity for January 2021, with sales statistics for single family homes, townhomes, and condos in Walton County, Florida. Continue reading... What do you think?
 
Local Catch Bar & Grill, located in the heart of Santa Rosa Beach, celebrates its first momentous decade! Continue reading... What do you think?
 
Sandestin is South Walton's largest resort destination, featuring miles of pristine beaches and a number of championship golf courses, high-rise condos, rental homes and a vast array of dining, retail and entertainment options. Continue reading... What do you think?
 
Making its Northwest Florida debut in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin is Arhaus Studio, the service-first concept store extension of national furniture and home design retailer, Arhaus, opening late summer 2021 at the South Walton mixed-use Center. Arhaus partners with artisans and makers around the world to offer globally inspired, heirloom-quality furniture and décor for the entire home, both indoors and out, with Arhaus Studio continuing to represent this in a more intimate setting and smaller store footprint. Continue reading... What do you think?
 
In a year that should have been about celebrating ten years of service to the community, Food For Thought is instead honoring a very different anniversary - one year since the start of the COVID-19 shutdown. Continue reading... What do you think?
 
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is excited to announce its newest signature event, The South Walton Street Art Festival (SWSAF), will join this year’s Art Month South Walton schedule of May events. Artists, families, friends and school groups are invited to participate in this three-day festival that will take place in Grand Boulevard’s Town Center throughout Mother’s Day weekend, May 7th - 9th. Continue reading... What do you think?
 
Here at Live 30A, we believe in living simply and giving generously. We believe in making an impact in all that we do. That's why every real estate client who trusts our services to purchase or sell a home is helping to contribute to something bigger & more beautiful - impacting lives in the process. Every home sale and purchase with Live 30A generates company profits that are reinvested into people and ministries that could use a helping hand. Continue reading... What do you think?
 
Madison Olson is a SoWal native who now lives in France and is building a campaign to race across the Atlantic on a 6.5 meter sailboat alone! Continue reading... What do you think?
 
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA)has announced an excting new public art project and is requesting proposals from artists or artist groups for the design, fabrication, and installation of small-scale or mid-scale permanent outdoor works of art along the planned Monarch Art Trail (MAT). Continue reading... What do you think?
 
Reflections On Seaside by acclaimed architect, author, and urbanist Dhiru A. Thadani celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the town of Seaside, returning to the place that has inspired countless designers, architects, urban planners, and everyday citizens in the search for the ideal hometown. The work is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Visions of Seaside, published in 2013. Continue reading... What do you think?
 
Nearly 1,700 runners participated in the 19th Annual Seaside School Virtual Half Marathon and 5K race from Sunday, February 14th to Sunday, February 28th, 2021. Ranging in ages from two to 82 years-old, participants represented 37 states and various countries including Spain, the United Kingdom and Canada. Continue reading... What do you think?
 
You're in luck! The Bay and North Beach Social together are ready to host the annual North Beach St. Paddy's Day party on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 12:00 - 9:30. Make sure to arrive wearing green! The party kicks off with live music at both venues. North Beach Social Krissa & Mark || 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. The Rhino Jockeys || 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. The Bay Luke Langford Band || 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Forrest Williams Band || 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Continue reading... What do you think?
 
The Sandestin Wine Festival takes place April 15-18, 2021 throughout The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin. See ticket options and schedule of events at sandestinwinefestival.com. Continue reading... What do you think?
 
North Beach Social (NBS) is now officially open underneath Farm & Fire Southern Pizzeria at the foot of the 331 Bridge in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Formerly the North Beach Tortilla Company, the space has been brightened up to reflect the natural beauty of the scenic surroundings, namely some of the best sunsets overlooking the bay in South Walton. Outside seating is aplenty at the bar and deck with an abundance of white sandy beach for kids and adults to play. Continue reading... What do you think?
 
Nearly a year since temporarily shutting its doors due to COVID-19, The REP Theatre is set to make its highly-anticipated return just in time for spring. On March 29th, the new season kicks off with an exciting lineup of events full of mesmerizing storytelling and entertainment the entire family will love. Continue reading... What do you think?
 
2021 marks the 30th year in business for Cartercraft Roofing in South Walton! Continue reading... What do you think?
 
Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant on Scenic Highway 30A in Seaside, Florida,—famous for its sunset celebration toasts—marks its 35th anniversary in 2021. Soon, Bud & Alley’s foodie fans can lift a glass at the daily sunset celebration toast on a newly renovated Roof Deck. Continue reading... What do you think?
 
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA), South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) and Visit South Walton celebrated the successful deployment of eight new sculptures in the Underwater Museum of Art (UMA). Continue reading... What do you think?
 
In 2020, Chef Jim Shirley received two honors, the first was becoming the 16th recipient of the Van Ness Butler Jr. Hospitality Award. The award honors and recognizes excellence in the hospitality, service, travel/tourism, advertising and promotion industries, as well as contributions to the local community. Shirley’s contributions to the community throughout the years make him a natural choice for the honor. Continue reading... What do you think?
 
Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood, Northwest Florida’s longest standing AAA Four-Diamond Steakhouse, has been named a Recommended Restaurant in Forbes Travel Guide’s 2021 Star Awards. Continue reading... What do you think?
 
St. Joe Resort Operations, LLC (“St. Joe Hospitality”), a subsidiary of The St. Joe Company (NYSE:JOE) (“St. Joe”) continues to distinguish itself as Northwest Florida’s premier hospitality management company, racking up a variety of industry accolades in 2021. Continue reading... What do you think?
 
Sustainable Town Planning 2021 is presented by Gulf Coast Energy Netwrok and co-hosted by the Seaside Institute. The two-day workshop will bring together planners, architects, builders, developers, engineers, and other professionals to discuss the latest trends in construction, architecture, and town planning. Come early for a walking tour of Seaside followed by a networking social (March 24th). Space is limited and this event will sell out. Continue reading... What do you think?
 
Our little road on the SoWal Coast along the world's most beautiful beaches has gained national notoriety as the newest scenic drive in the National Scenic Byways Program. Continue reading... What do you think?
 
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County including South Walton real estate activity for December 2020, with sales statistics for single family homes, townhomes, and condos in Walton County, Florida. Continue reading... What do you think?
 
Visit South Walton has announced the 2021 Perfect in South Walton Award winners. The annual popular vote awards recognize local restaurants, businesses and events in a variety of categories. Continue reading... What do you think?
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