Fall in South Walton is magical. Especially in the months of November and December when the weather is crisp, the Gulf sparkling blue, and locals unwind a little and enjoy beaches, fall festivals, shops and restaurants. SoWal.com events calendars are as filled as ever with celebrations and festivals from now until the very end of 2017. November and December bring fall wine dinners and holiday festivities to many of SoWal’s beloved restaurants. Some of the area's best festivals arrive with the monarch in celebration of food, wine, film and art. Here are some of the very best festivals, wine dinners and holiday festivities coming to South Walton in the coming weeks. Restaurants throughout our beach towns are hosting special wine dinners featuring guest winemakers and wineries from Napa Valley, Oregon and beyond. FESTIVALS Harvest Wine and Food Festival Nov 2-5 WaterColor Celebrity Winemaker Dinners, Al Fresco Reserve Tasting, Grand Tasting, Brunch, Silent Auction, Wine Tent. Mountainfilm on Tour at WaterColor Nov 3 & 4 WaterColor Marina Park Florida Seafood Festival in Apalachicola Nov 3 & 4 Apalachicola Seeing Red Wine Festival Nov 9-12 Seaside Bud & Alley’s Vintner’s Dinner, Gulf Coast to Table Dinner, Grand Tasting, Celebration of Bubbles. Seaside Strings Festival Nov 10-12 Seaside Flutterby Arts Festival Nov 11-12 Watersound Origins Sandestin Wine Festival's Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights Nov 18 The Village of Baytowne Wharf WINE DINNERS & PARTIES Café Thirty-A Celebrity Wine Dinner Featuring Gamble Family Vineyards Nov 2 Seagrove Beach Bijoux Wine Dinner with Charles Krug Winery Nov 7 The Market Shops in Miramar Beach Bud & Alley's Seeing Red Vintner's Dinner with BNA Wine Group Nov 9 Seaside Celebration of Bubbles with Chef Jim Shirley Nov 12 Seaside Lyceum Bijoux New Orleans Brunch Nov 5, 12, 19 (fall brunch series) The Market Shops in Miramar Beach A Night in Napa Wine Dinner at Edwards Nov 14 Rosemary Beach Surfing Deer Vineyard Brands Wine Dinner Nov 15 Seagrove Beach MKAF Wine Walkabout at Ruth's Chris in Destin Nov 16 Destin Pizza Bar Fall Harvest Wine Dinner Featuring Swick Wines Nov 16 Seaside Café Thirty-A Charity Christmas Soirée Dec 1 Seagrove Beach Restaurant Paradis Prohibition Repeal Party Dec 9 Rosemary Beach Festivals, wine dinners and parties are covered in SoWal.com Events Calendar - just click links for details, menus, wineries and links for tickets or reservations. The events are also posted in SoWal Community Forums (Dining & Food, Events & Activities) as we receive details. Check the Dining Forum for Thanksgiving menus (coming in now) and seasonal restaurant hours. It’s time to #EatDrinkSoWal. On the deck, at the bar, on the rooftop, porch, courtyard, or in your favorite cozy place. Area restaurants love locals and many are offering specials and very happy hours in the off season. What a beautiful time of year for outdoor adventure, great food and drink, friends and family, live music and cultural arts, and beach bonfires. Get out and enjoy every minute of it. HOLIDAYS MORE holiday beach traditions, town celebrations and cultural arts are listed in SoWal.com/Events calendar with full details. Don’t miss holiday music concerts, plays, parades, lights and fireworks! The year is winding down but the best is yet to come. We’re starting to hear from restaurants about Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s menus. Stay in touch on SoWal.com home page, events & music calendars, forums and Facebook for all the good stuff.