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Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is an innovative and dynamic event that celebrates the intersection of projection art and architecture. The 17th Annual Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach festival, underwritten by The Alys Foundation, will be held May 17-18, 2024. Get Tickets > Continue reading...
This upcoming May will be Hibiscus Guesthouse's 30th anniversary and you're invited to join in the celebration! Mark your calendars for April 11th, from 4-8PM, because you have a special invitation for the 30th Anniversary party and the Grand Soiree. The event is free and fun for all ages, as we celebrate the occasion and welcome two long-time local businesses now partnered with Hibiscus Guesthouse: Raw & Juicy and Wendy Mignot Fine Pearls + Leather Jewelry. Continue reading...
The E.O Wilson Biophilia Center will benefit from the Sip for Sustainability initiative this Earth Day in an effort to preserve our beautiful Florida ecosystem. Continue reading...
The Village of Baytowne Wharf proudly hosts the Tequila & Taco Fest on Saturday, May 11th. Enjoy three days of culinary & music events, May 10th - 12th, featuring a Black Sheep Tequila Kick Off Party, 11th Annual Tequila & Taco Fest, and Bye Bye Brunch. Tickets on Sale Now! Continue reading...
ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival is celebrating its 36th year! The beloved event is Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 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 100 artists from around the country. Continue reading...
The DeFuniak Springs Sprint Triathlon will take place Saturday, May 4. Beginning at 7AM, the triathlon will start with with a 600 yard swim in the second most round lake in the world, followed by 16 mile bike ride into the scenic country, followed by a 5k around the lake through historic Victorian style homes surrounding the lake. Continue reading...
Celebrate Walton County's Bicentennial at North Beach Social on Sunday, April 21st! The 200th Anniversary Jubilee, an all-day party features live music, face painting, a low country boil and paella, and good times. Live Music All Day 11am - 1pm: About To Sweat 2pm - 5pm: Wildlife Specials 6pm - 9pm: Cousin Curtiss Spend the day with friends and family on the bayside with cold drinks, delicious eats and live entertainment. Continue reading...
Celebrate Earth Day with Sandestin on Saturday, April 20 at Baytowne Marina. Beginning at 7:30AM, help clean the shoreline by removing plastics and other debris harmful to local wildlife, bay water and natural resources along the Sandestin boundary of Choctawatchee Bay. Refreshments will be provided. 7:30 - Gather, mingle, meet and greet with morning refreshments 7:45 - Welcome and appreciation 7:50 - Start Pickup 9:30 - Raffle Costa Sunglasses and Prize 10:00 - Gather collections and take a picture! Continue reading...
Join the Biophilia Center for a Public Day, in partnership with the Bay County Audubon Society, on April 13th for their presentation of “On Safari” with Big Tom. Doors will be open to the public from 9am to 2pm, featuring presentations at 10:30am and 11:30am. Don’t miss out on the excitement! Explore exhibit hall, hang out with Turtle Bob in the Reptile Room, check out food trucks, and have a blast. Pay at the door. Admission: $10. Ages 4-12: $7. Bio-Members get in FREE! Continue reading...
A dazzling roster of dozens of celebrity winemakers, distillers, chefs and mixologists converge in South Walton to wine, dine, educate and entertain guests as part of the four-day celebration of wine during the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival held each April throughout Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Continue reading...
Art Month is an initiative of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) with the purpose to bring communities, organizations and businesses together to present quality arts and entertainment to the community. Spanning the month of May, Art Month will feature visual, performing, and literary arts programming in diverse formats and in various venues throughout Walton county. Continue reading...
The 37th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival will take place April 11-14, 2024. Get Tickets! Continue reading...
The highly anticipated Second Annual 30A Foam Fest is returning to South Walton for another round of craft beer celebration and revelry! Presented by 30Avenue and Idyll Hound Proper, this two-day extravaganza will showcase the finest offerings from beloved local craft breweries along the Emerald Coast and beyond. Guests can indulge in an extensive array of unique and exciting beers while enjoying live music performances, interactive games, wine, seltzer, photo booths, and a diverse selection of mouthwatering cuisine from 30Avenue restaurants. Continue reading...
Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) will be offering many summer camp options for children this summer. Dance, sing, act, or be behind the scenes in one (or more) of these fantastic summer camps. Many of the camps are being held at ECTC in Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach, but there are a few options in Seaside, Panama City and Defuniak Springs. Payment plans are always available. Continue reading...
Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) will host La Vie En Rouge, an inaugural signature event, on Thursday, March 28 from 6-9 p.m. The non-profit theater company, located at 560 Grand Boulevard, Suite 200 in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, will be transformed into a 19th-century Parisian cabaret, courtesy of décor sponsor, Clay 30A. The event will feature live performances, dazzling costumes, and a vibrant atmosphere inspired by the hit musical, Moulin Rouge. Continue reading...
Stinky's Bait Shack Annual Pompano Tournament, the longest running fishing tournament in Walton County, is set for March 31 - May 5 with daily weigh-ins open at The Shack from 8am - 8pm. Cash and prizes rewarded. All participants are invited to register online and view tournament rules & regulations at stinkysbaitshop.com. For registration and information stop by Stinky's Bait Shack or call 850-622-BAIT. Continue reading...
North Beach Social is celebrating three years in business with a Spring Kickoff Party all day March 2, 2024. The event will feature a shrimp and crab boil along with other food and drink specials. Patrons will enjoy live music with Mark and Krissa from 1-4PM and DJ Naura 6-9PM with a photo booth to capture the memories. Face painting and crafts for the kids will be available from 12-4PM. Make your favorite specialty drink a double and get it in a Bacardi bucket for an additional $3. Plus, there will be a Bacardi Bike giveaway! Continue reading...
Hibiscus Coffee and Guesthouse is an old-fashioned romantic getaway in the heart of Grayton Beach. The Guesthouse includes 13 distinctly different accommodations, all furnished and decorated with a vintage "old Florida" feel. Way back when in May of Nineteen Hundred and Ninety Four (1994), Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse welcomed its first guests! Continue reading...
Tickets are now on sale for the annual Caring & Sharing of South Walton Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon presented by Coastal Home Professionals, 30A’s Premier Painting Expert. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, February 25th from 12:30 to 3 p.m at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Continue reading...
Come out to 30Avenue for the Spring Music Series from 6:00 p.m. til 9:00 p.m. on the green. Gather your people for dinner, sips, shopping and LIVE MUSIC under the stars in Inlet Beach, Florida. A fun filled evening awaits you! Guests are encouraged to bring low-back chairs, blankets, sit back and unwind. See the full lineup below! Continue reading...
E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center Collects Survey Responses to Provide a Unique Camp Experience in the Panhandle Targeting a return for Camp Longleaf in the summer of 2025, E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center announces the launch of a month-long survey designed to collect prospective summer camp participant preferences. Continue reading...
Come out and celebrate Mardi Gras at Stinky's in Dune Allen Beach! Stinky's Fish Camp and Stinky's Bait Shack celebrate Mardi Gras with gusto every year with a lineup of live music, amazing food & drink and guaranteed good times. Laissez les bon temps roulez! Mardi Gras Headquarters at Stinky's Thursday, Feb. 8, 7 - 10PM: Outro (Full Band) Continue reading...
The 2024 Emerald Coast Songwriter's Spring Festival is set for Saturday, March 30th at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin, Florida from Noon til 10PM. Get ready to immerse yourself in the captivating melodies and heartfelt lyrics of talented songwriters from around the world. Featured artists include: Jada Cato, Bruce Smelley, Jessie Ritter, Faithe Franklin, and more! Continue reading...
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort announces the appointment of Juan Bochenski as executive chef of Hotel Effie. Continue reading...
Sinfonia Gulf Coast is the Emerald Coast's only fully professional symphony orchestra. Founded in 2005 with the mission of redefining the symphony experience, Sinfonia is committed to entertaining, educating and inspiring the community through imaginative and innovative musical programming. The symphony orchestra, led by Music and Artistic Director Demetrius Fuller, presents an in demand lineup of concerts, guest artists and educational initiatives from classical masterpieces to the annual holiday pops. Continue reading...
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