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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.
Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles will once again host the International Coastal Cleanup. The Volunteer Beach Ambassador Team invites all community members and visitors to the Emerald Coast to join efforts to clean up the beaches of South Walton on Saturday morning, September 18th, from 9:00 to 11:00AM. Registration begins at 8:45AM. Continue reading... What do you think?
The Alys Foundation has begun the call for entries for the 15th Annual Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach, to be held May 13-14, 2022. Continue reading... What do you think?
Here is the 2021-2022 School Calendar from Visit South Walton - Use it to help plan your trips. 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 travel markets will be on break. South Walton School Calendar includes Fall Break, Winter Break, Spring Break and other holidays. Want to know where to rent? See our SoWal Rental Partners for the best in rental homes, condos and hotels. Click to open the 2021-2022 South Walton School Break Calendar (PDF) Highlights & Updates for 2021-2022 School Calendars: Birmingham, AL city school breaks - Fall 2021 October 4-8, Winter December 20-Jan 7, Spring Break March 21-April 1 Walton County Winter Break 12/20-1/3, Spring Break 3/21-3/25 April 2 through April 9 will be the Atlanta Spring Break Week in 2022
The first ever Run Watersound 5K & Film Festival is a two-day event at the Watersound Origins community and the new Watersound Town Center. Continue reading... What do you think?
Main Street DeFuniak Springs is set to host its inaugural Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Continue reading... What do you think?
Don’t be like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. Simply note in your calendar these very important dates, so you won’t miss any special events during Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s (ECTC) 2021-2022 season. Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. Bryan Kennedy and Forrest Williams Songs Around the Campfire Continue reading... What do you think?
The Emerald Coast’s official Big Green Egg EggFest cooking competition, Eggs on the Beach, is returning to Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach on Oct. 16, 2021. Continue reading... What do you think?
Alaqua Animal Refuge announced today the opening of its new Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, located on five acres within their original Whitfield Road property in Freeport, Florida. Continue reading... What do you think?
The Watersound Town Center is growing rapidly. It is quickly becoming the center of life on the eastern end of SoWal and is buzzing with new businesses, events, and activities. Construction of a 48,000sf Publix has begun and several new buildings are complete. On Saturday, October 2nd a new town center tradition begins with the debut of Watersound Farmers Maket with local foods, produce, arts & crafts under the new events pavilion along with food trucks in a park like setting with fountains. Continue reading... What do you think?
The Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K will be back in-person for the 20th anniversary running on Sunday, February 20th, 2022, in Seaside. Continue reading... What do you think?
Harvest Moon at Eden Gardens State Park in Point Washington is a fundraising event benefiting the Point Washington Medical Clinic (PWMC). Continue reading... What do you think?
Keeping the tempo at the forefront of the Emerald Coast’s cultural scene since its founding in 2005, Sinfonia Gulf Coast maintains the tradition of “symphony redefined” as it enters its 16th season. Continue reading... What do you think?
With three new businesses opening and several more in the queue, Grand Boulevard office space is in high demand. TEKsystems, an international tech company, will open their new offices in Grand Boulevard this fall. The company delivers all aspects of IT, including services, personnel and cyber security. Continue reading... What do you think?
Come on down to AJ's Grayton Beach on Labor Day - this Monday September 6th for good times and good vibes to help out our NOLA friends. Continue reading... What do you think?
Mountainfilm on Tour is one of SoWal's most popular events, returning to WaterColor Inn & Resort’s Marina Park Amphitheater for its 21st anniversary this Nov. Continue reading... What do you think?
Enjoy a night of inspiring ocean themed films under the stars. Choose from Friday or Saturday night. The same exciting stories will be shown each night! Due to demand, the event will take place over 2 nights – the same films will be shown each night, allowing twice as many people to enjoy the event! FULL LINE UP TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! WHERE: Watersound Origins Village Commons | 530 Pathways Drive, Watersound, FL 32461 Continue reading... What do you think?
Important Beach Safety Info from Visit South Walton Committed to Beach Safety Every Day - For Gulf conditions and flag updates, text "SAFETY" to 31279. Continue reading... What do you think?
Known as one of Northwest Florida’s premier fine arts shows, the MKAF Destin Festival of the Arts is one of the most anticipated cultural events of the year. The 26th annual event is set for October 30th-31st, 2021 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin and is free for attendees. Continue reading... What do you think?
Get teed up for a day of golf at the 9th Annual FORE HER Golf Outing on Friday, October 29, 2021 at Baytowne Golf Club in the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort . The money raised from the event will go directly to local individuals battling breast cancer. Continue reading... What do you think?
On Saturday, October 23, The Market Shops will host the Sixth Annual Bloody Mary Festival, benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Walton County. The annual event, powered by Step One Automotive Group, will feature unlimited tastes of South Walton’s most creative and innovative bloody marys made with Distillery 98’s Dune Laker Vodka and served by the finest restaurants and bars on the Emerald Coast. Continue reading... What do you think?
So many years of quality service, so many pizzas! Brain and Jan Etheridge opened Angelina’s Pizzeria & Pasta in 1994 with a specific vision – to own and operate a restaurant that embodies the classic Italian family home. Brava! Mission accomplished. Continue reading... What do you think?
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?
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