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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 E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center in Freeport will host Fallapalooza on Saturday, Sep. 24 from 9 AM - 2 PM. The nature-based festival is open to the public and everyone is invited to experience the Biophilia Center with festival games, animal encounters, and more! Grab a treat from Sweet Millie's or some lunch from Copper Grille and enjoy it on the terrace while you watch the foxes play. Continue reading... What do you think?
Hunting for a fantastic breakfast? Then make Stinky’s Bait Shack your destination. Stinky’s Bait Shack is located on Scenic 30A in Dune Allen, next door to Stinky's Fish Camp restaurant. Stinky's Bait Shack is the only place you can grab everything you could possibly need for a day on the water while not forgetting the real essentials - breakfast, coffee, and a Bloody Mary to really get you going! Continue reading... What do you think?
The Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a special event titled, “An Enchanted Evening: Celebrating a Decade of Dreams,” presented by Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, on Friday, September 16 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Continue reading... What do you think?
With the opening of the new 2022-2023 school year, The Seaside School, Inc. continues to earn top academic rankings by claiming the #1 ranked combination charter school in the State of Florida for the 2021-2022 school year based on the Florida Department of Education School Grade Program, and ranks as one of the top public schools in the State of Florida. Continue reading... What do you think?
Here is the 2022-2023 School Calendar from Visit South Walton - Use it to help plan your trips to SoWal. Locals can see when to promote business, events, and when to plan around traffic, and crowds at restaurants and grocery stores. The school calendar shows when K-12 schools and universities/colleges in our major travel markets will be on break and for school start dates. Continue reading... What do you think?
Celebrate Jamaican Independence Day at Red Fish Taco all day on Saturday, August 6th. Enjoy live music, drink specials and Chef Stacey's Jamaican Jerk chicken! Jamaican Independence Day 1 - 4PM | LIVE MUSIC with Smooth Vybez 6 - 9 PM | LIVE MUSIC with Mark Mackay Continue reading... What do you think?
Southern Sound Music Alliance presents the Summer Haze Music Festival! This full day event will feature some of SoWal’s favorite musicians at North Beach Social with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Alaqua Animal Refuge. Continue reading... What do you think?
The 10th Annual Paddle at the Park is a standup paddle board race event, on the beautiful white sandy beaches of Henderson Beach State Park on Aug. 20, 2022. The event offers races for all age and skill levels, with its Kids’ Fun Paddle, 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, and 6-Mile Elite Race. Sponsored by HCA Florida Destin Emergency. Continue reading... What do you think?
This Labor Day Weekend head over to the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort for Perfect Hues: Baytowne Art & Food Fest. Continue reading... What do you think?
Fishing is more than just a past time in South Walton – it’s a way of life! Continue reading... What do you think?
When you sit down at Chanticleer Eatery, you simply know something special is coming. But like its namesake, this is no fairy tale folks, this is the real deal! If you’re craving that special gourmet-twist on home-cooked staples, look no further than Chanticleer Eatery in world-famous Grayton Beach! Tucked in the tall pines just a stone’s throw north of Scenic 30A on Clayton Lane, Chanticleer is serious about making every meal as impressive as the last. Continue reading... What do you think?
Havana Beach Bar & Grill, The Pearl Hotel’s onsite restaurant in Rosemary Beach, has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2022 Restaurant Awards, which celebrate the world’s best restaurants for wine. Continue reading... What do you think?
St. Joe Hospitality has completed a major renovation at WaterColor Inn & Resort, just in time to mark the 20th anniversary of the popular Gulf front resort. Renovations were completed ahead of the July 4th holiday, and include 7 new family suites, a new 2,800 square foot zero-entry family pool with a kids’ area, plus a new restaurant called Gather Kitchen + Bar that offers indoor and outdoor service to take advantage of the expanded pool deck area. Continue reading... What do you think?
Food for Thought Outreach will host the ultimate Tailgate Party at Alys Beach's Kelly Green this September 24th from 2-10pm. It's a festive occasion to cheer on our favorite college football teams, while supporting an organization fighting childhood hunger for school-aged children in Walton and Okaloosa counties. Guests are encouraged to display their team spirit and enjoy football on the big screens with yard games, food trucks and a bar onsite for food and beverage purchases. Continue reading... What do you think?
Songwriters David Bourné, Kree Harrison and Jason Martin will headline Tim Jackson’s Songwriters Performance Series Live at Stinky's Bait Shack on Thursday, August 18th from 6:30-10pm to raise funds and awareness for the Point Washington Medical Clinic (PWMC), presented by McNeese Title with additional support from Ocean Reef Resorts. Continue reading... What do you think?
When you lay down your hard-earned money here in South Walton for the" vacation of a lifetime," you need to make sure you have easy beach access without any hassles. South Walton has a lot of legal issues with beach access. There are ongoing court battles regarding private beaches, public access, and customary use. Continue reading... What do you think?
Dave Rauschkolb walks into Bud & Alley’s on a humid summer morning among the background sounds of Seaside coming to life for the day. On the way into the main dining area, he passes by a group of employees readying themselves for the tasks ahead. In passing, he makes it a point to look at each one of them as he offers a prominent “good morning.” Continue reading... What do you think?
Last week, nine new sculptures and a Super Reef Anchor Point were added to the nation’s first permanent Underwater Museum of Art (UMA) in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Grayton Beach State Park in South Walton, Fla. Continue reading... What do you think?
Tim Jackson, a five-decade veteran musician, songwriter, and performer is on tour featuring extraordinary talent each week at Warehouse 360 through August 11, 2022. The Storytellers Tour ends its first season at Stinky’s Bait Shack on July 7, with an expected sell out show featuring Charlie Mars and Austin Moody. Continue reading... What do you think?
Stinky’s Fish Camp and Stinky’s Bait Shack have supported, promoted, and featured local South Walton music legends, as well as traveling musicians, for over 15 years. Between crawfish festivals, fishing tournaments, and amazing local & regional musicals playing each week - there is always something fun happening in The Shack! Continue reading... What do you think?
Red Fish Taco is one of the coolest places on 30A to hang out with friends and family with comfortable seating inside and outside with cornhole and an amazing bar. Summer 2022 hours are 11 AM - 9 PM daily! Enjoy live music in the Garden Room - a covered outdoor space with some of the best live music on the coast - where tacos are tasty and the margaritas come in different flavors and sizes. Rock out with local and touring musicians Tuesday - Sunday nights now through Labor Day! Continue reading... What do you think?
Come out to The Bay every Wednesday night at 5PM for dinner, cold drinks and a bonfire with various local musicians on North Beach on the Choctawhatchee Bay at the 331 bridge. It's a midweek tradition in South Walton, Florida! Also join us every Sunday for Pickin' with Mike Whitty and Friends from 4-8PM. Summer is in full swing - the days are longer and the temps are high. Cool off at The Bay, an award-winning, yet casual waterfront restaurant and bar on the beach of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Continue reading... What do you think?
We've got the lineup of all the South Walton area 4th of July Celebrations! Keep up to date on the SoWal Events Calendar (updated daily) and the SoWal Forum. Continue reading... What do you think?
The Freeport Merchant Association invites you to the 2nd Annual Night Out for Freeport, benefiting Rise Animal Refuge, on June 18, 2022 from 4 to 8 p.m. on the Hammock Bay Green on Victory Blvd in Freeport. There will be live music by the Shenanigans from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., vendor booths, food trucks, a bounce house, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. This event is free and open to the public. Continue reading... What do you think?
The Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) and Russell Carter Artist Management (RCAM) are producing the 30A Songwriters Festival Summer Series as part of a unique arts and cultural entertainment lineup at The Pavilion at Watersound Town Center this summer. The "Sounds of Summer" event series is scheduled for June 2 - August 18, 2022 with three slots set to feature artists from the annual 30A Songwriters Festival. Continue reading... What do you think?
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