South Walton Community Spring Events Canceled & Udates: COVID19

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  1. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

    Nov 15, 2004
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    CDC recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events throughout the U.S. More Information on Mass Gatherings

    Events are being canceled and postponed around the globe to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. As we move forward as a community in our response to the pandemic, we are hearing from our beach towns and businesses regarding their response plans. We are watching announcements and guidelines at every level. As we all try to react appropriately to what is an unprecedented event, it is our goal to provide up to date information on, while supporting our community and partners as best we can.

    All local events are being canceled or postponed here in South Walton and along the Emerald Coast of Florida. We are hearing from beach towns and businesses who are making decisions now about their plans for the days and weeks to come.

    We anticipate changes in the next week as community leaders make decisions about how best to proceed with CDC guidelines and measures to protect our residents and visitors.

    We will keep you posted. Please share any community COVID19 news and updates here in SoWal Community Forums. We are all in this together. We can support our businesses and protect ourselves and our community in many different ways.

    Email me your event information or send a private message.

    See below for an updated list of events canceled and postponed. The Calendar is being updated and events marked as "canceled" through April and into some of May.

    Thank you!
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020
  2. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

    Nov 15, 2004
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    We are updating our events calendar and marking main events as canceled or postponed as we hear from event organizers. Some of the smaller events, such as live music or weekly recurring events (farmers markets etc), may remain listed on the SoWal Events Calendar but may not be taking place, as decisions are being made at the last minute in many cases.

    EDIT: all events for March and most of April have been canceled.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020
  3. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

    Nov 15, 2004
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    South Walton, FL


    In light of the State of Emergency regarding spread of COVID-19, many events and spring activites are being canceled or postponed, including some of our biggest Spring festivals in March, April and May. We're working to update Events Calendar. Here is a list of main events we've heard from so far. Our main community festivals/events on the SoWal Events Calendar will remain LISTED on the calendar and identified as CANCELED or POSTPONED in the event title.

    Some events such as Digital Graffiti and ArtsQuest will be moved from Spring to Fall 2020, so we will be able to experience them in 2020! As SoWal Calendar editor, I'm so grateful for our community filled with towns, communities and businesses making necessary and positive changes every day. We are all in this together.


    UNWined Grand Tasting & Concert Mar 21 canceled. Panama City Beach

    The Emerald Ball at Hilton Sandestin Mar 28 canceled. Miramar Beach

    Biophilia Easter Egg Hunt| Mar 28 canceled. Freeport

    Bojamz Music Festival at Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House Mar 29. canceled. Destin

    Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown Benefit Auction & BBQ Apr 4 canceled. Miramar Beach

    Alaqua's Sip N Shop at Emeril's Coastal Italian Apr 3 canceled. Grand Boulevard

    Food for Thought Charity Golf Tournament Apr 9 postponed with new date to be announced. Santa Golf & Beach Club

    Grayt Easter 5k at Grayton Beach State Park Apr 11 | rescheduled for May 16. Grayton Beach

    30A Cornhole Tournament Apr 18 postponed with new date to be announced. Rosemary Beach

    South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival Apr 23-26 canceled | 2021 dates to be announced. Grand Boulevard

    Destin Charity Wine Auction Apr 24-25 (takes place during South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival) rescheduled to August 21-22, 2020

    Sandestin Wine Festival Apr 16-19 canceled. Next year's festival: Apr 15-18, 2021 Sandestin

    Seabreeze Jazz Festival Apr 22-26 canceled. Next year's festival: Apr 21 - 25, 2021 | Aaron Bessant Park, Panama City Beach

    Seaside Spring Events canceled through Apr 30 (The REP children’s performance, Huck & Lilly concerts, Central Square Cinema, etc). Merchants/commercial to close. Seaside

    Seaside Egg-Stravaganza Apr 12 canceled. Seaside

    Seaside Farmers Market (Saturdays) canceled through April 30. Seaside

    Grand Boulevard Farmers Market (Saturdays) canceled until further notice. Grand Boulevard

    The Village of Baytowne Wharf Spring Events canceled through Apr 9 (Wednesday Night Concerts, Sunday Cinema, Boomin Tuesday, etc). Merchants are closed. Select restaurants remain open for pick up. Sandestin

    Vettes at The Village Mar 28 canceled. The Village of Baytowne Wharf

    Alys Beach Spring Events canceled or postponed (spring concerts, outdoor movies, etc)
    Good Friday Sunset Concert Apr 10 canceled. Alys Beach
    Digital Graffiti (May 15-16) rescheduled to Oct 2-3, 2020. Alys Beach
    Sinfonia Goes Pops (Memorial Day - May 25) rescheduled to Labor Day Sep 7.
    NEAT Wine & Song on Tue nights paused
    Alys Beach

    The REP Theatre:
    The Film Club: Honeyland March 19 canceled
    Children's outdoor performances canceled: Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach
    The REP Spring Improv Bootcamp canceled
    Live@TheREP Concerts: Mar 26 My One And Only, Apr 5 Sofia Talvik, May 24 Callaghan canceled (to date)

    30Avenue Spring Concerts March dates canceled. Summer concerts to be scheduled starting May. Inlet Beach

    Merchants of Rosemary Beach spring events canceled through March 31 (spring concerts, movies, children's theater, etc). Merchants are open. Rosemary Beach

    Rosemary Beach Farmers Market (Saturdays) canceled until further notice

    Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA):
    Bayou Arts Center is closed Santa Rosa Beaach
    The Foster Gallery is closed Grand Boulevard

    CAA Events:
    Under the Sea fundraiser for the Underwater Museum of Art May 7 canceled. Grand Boulevard (new date to be announced)
    ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival May 9 & 10 rescheduled for October 10 & 11 Grand Boulevard

    Gulfplace Wine Walk Mar 19 canceled (every third Thursday, next date: Wine Walk Apr 16) Gulf Place

    Art in the Park Mar 20-21 canceled (new dates to be announced) WaterColor

    Emerald Coast Theatre Company is closed. Grand Boulevard

    Emerald Coast Theatre Company: Treasure Island main stage performance canceled May 14-17 Grand Boulevard

    CCA South Walton Kids Fishing Tournament Apr 5 canceled for 2020. Grayton Beach

    Ocean Film Tour Apr 3 & 4 canceled. Watersound Origins

    Color the Coast for Autism 5K & Fun Run Apr 4 rescheduled for May 23. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

    Earth Day at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Apr 25 canceled.

    Teresa Cline Art Reception & Exhibit at Monet Monet Gardens May 8 postponed. New date to be announced. Grayton Beach

    Hibiscus Cafe Open Mic, Wine & Tapas Nights Saturdays in the Backyard of Love. canceled until further notice. The cafe is closed to the public for now. Grayton Beach

    MKAF Concerts in the Village: Apr 23, Apr 30 concerts canceled and may be rescheduled. The 2020 concerts will resume as scheduled May through Oct, unless otherwise announced. Destin

    Stinky's Bait Shack
    live music shows are on hold. Dune Allen Beach

    SandJam Music Fest Apr 24-26 canceled. Panama City Beach

    Destin Ice Market 30A Wine Tasting Fri nights paused (Market is open). Inlet Beach

    Marvel of Flight Fly-In & Expo Mar 28 canceled. Defuniak Springs

    All music performances are paused at local restaurants: The Bay, AJ'S Grayton Beach, Stinky's Bait Shack, North Beach Tortilla Co, Local Catch, The Hub, Old Florida Fish House etc.

    Florida State Parks are closed throughout the state until further notice.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020
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