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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.
In its 33rd year, ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival is scheduled for October 9-10, 2021 in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month! Produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and presented by Grand Boulevard Town Center, ArtsQuest provides an opportunity to view and purchase original art from over 150 artists from around the country. Continue reading... What do you think?
The St. Joe Company continues its exciting transformation with additional hospitality offerings in the area. The company currently owns or operates five hotels, with an additional six hotels under development or construction. 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 June 2021, with sales statistics for single family homes, townhomes, and condos in Walton County, Florida. The South Walton real estate market statistics for June 2021 reveal changes in the market that reveals very low inventory - continued falling inventory and rising prices in South Walton and Scenic 30A. Continue reading... What do you think?
With its ninth annual season Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) presents 14 (and counting) reasons to escape to the theater to have a laugh and be entertained. Continue reading... What do you think?
Time to roll out the barrel and discover unique suds & ales! The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin presents the 13th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest on October 8th & 9th, 2021. American specialty beers from around the nation will be available for participants to sample and savor. Buy Tickets Online > Continue reading... What do you think?
Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), one of the nation’s premier fundraising organizations, is pleased to announce the return of Harvest Wine & Food Festival to South Walton November 4 – 7, 2021. Sip world-class wines paired with some of the Emerald Coast’s finest cuisine at wine dinners, the Grand Tasting, auctions and more as Harvest Wine and Food Festival returns to WaterColor. Continue reading... What do you think?
On September 9th, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) kicks off the 2021 Fall Concerts in the Village series with a fan favorite, the Velcro Pygmies, and ends the 26th season with the showstopping, The Heather Hayes Experience. Continue reading... What do you think?
Join our South Walton community on July 21st to help clean up our precious coastal dune lakes. It's easy and fun, and the right thing to do - bring the kids and demonstrate civic pride and ecological awareness while enjoying spectacular views along SOuth WALton's southern shore. Continue reading... What do you think?
Raise your glass and help us toast to Marlin Grill for 20 YEARS in business! As a true local establishment, located in the heart of the The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Marlin Grill has been serving up fresh seafood, succulent steaks, stunning martinis, and homemade desserts for the past two decades to locals and visitors. Continue reading... What do you think?
Named “Best Golf Course” by Visit South Walton and Destin Magazine, Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club is excited to announce that the best golf course in town is getting even better with its 2021 renovation underway. Two weeks into construction, the new and improved look for Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club is coming together. The three-million-dollar renovation will set apart this popular golf club from every course in the area as a semi-private course destination. Continue reading... What do you think?
Formerly known as Paddle at the Porch, now in its 9th year, the annual event is moving to Henderson Beach State Park in Destin and getting a name change - Paddle at the Park Sponsored by Destin ER. Held on Aug. 21, 2021, it features 1- and 3-mile recreational races and a 6-mile elite race, to be followed by awards, food & fun! Also, they are welcoming two new categories in the 3-mile race: kayaks and inflatables. Continue reading... What do you think?
Registration for the event is now open for Patriot’s Run & Paddle in WaterColor on Saturday September 11, 2021. For more info or to get registered, just click here: Patriot's Run & Paddle Continue reading... What do you think?
The beach is a wash and the sun is taking a vacation - what to do on a rainy day in South Walton, Florida when the kids are restless and you're looking for indoor activities? Continue reading... What do you think? We all need community feedback, ideas, suggestions ... please share!
The heat is ON in South Walton. When our weather is this hot, you want your drinks to be cold, and in the case of B.F.F. - frozen! Located on the west side of Great Southern’s porch in the heart of Seaside, B.F.F. serves up boozy drinks that will cool you down in the best way possible. Continue reading... What do you think?
Here are the details from our complete South Walton & 30A Beach Access Guide for beach accesses in South Walton which are ADA Accessible. Continue reading... What do you think?
The South Walton Turtle Watch team is hard at work each and every day protecting and assisting our sea turtles for another exciting sea turtle season! Continue reading... What do you think?
Alys Beach Crafted is the newest of signature events to be hosted by The Alys Foundation on October 1 & 2, 2021. Tickets for the event will go on sale to the public August 1, 2021, benefiting Food For Thought. Continue reading... What do you think?
The St. Joe Company and BRW MidGrove, LLC (BRW) are well underway with their joint venture to construct The Lodge 30A, a boutique hotel in Seagrove Beach, Florida. The Lodge 30A is under construction on Scenic 30A next to Greenway Station, a planned mixed-use development. Continue reading... What do you think?
Every year during the first week of July folks flock to SoWal for sun, sand, surf and FIREWORKS! Celebrate Independence Day safely with us at these professional fireworks shows and celebrations in and around South Walton and Scenic 30A. Be sure to keep an eye on the SoWal Events Calendar for updates & additions > Continue reading... What do you think?
Santa Clara Regional Beach Access has reopened after being closed for several months to allow for boardwalk and dune walkover replacement. The access in Seagrove Beach is one of the most popular in SoWal with quite a bit of parking, restrooms and a shower. The ADA accessible ramp is nearly equal to a football field in length and allows a descent to the Seagrove sand from quite a height on the top of the dune cliff. Continue reading... What do you think?
Hit the beach or hit the trail - it's on us! Once again, SoWal outdoor lovers have free summer admission to Grayton Beach State Park and Topsail Hill Preserve State Park from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Continue reading... What do you think?
As the old one-story dune cottages of yesteryear disappear, a few are still available to lucky visitors to South Walton. Beach Baby is one of the few that remain on the beach in Seagrove, and holds all the old charm and memories of the SoWal past. Continue reading... What do you think?
Distillery 98 is celebrating their first year in business on Saturday, May 22 with an all-day celebration including a paddle board race on Eastern Lake followed by a crawfish boil, local live music, and raffle at the local distillery to benefit Gulf Therapy. Continue reading... What do you think?
Art Month South Walton, an initiative led by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) and sponsored in part by Visit South Walton, is a month-long celebration of the Arts featuring events and programs presented in locations throughout Walton County. 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 March 2021, with sales statistics for single family homes, townhomes, and condos in Walton County, Florida. The South Walton real estate market statistics for March 2021 continue to show a red hot market with very low inventory and rising prices in South Walton and Scenic 30A. Continue reading... What do you think?
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