SoWal Stories


Take a Walk Through Old Florida at Camp Helen State Park

July 2, 2022
Do you love the REAL Florida? Do you love OLD Florida?

SoWal July 4th Weekend Music, Parades, Celebrations & Fireworks

July 1, 2022
We've got the lineup of all the South Walton area 4th of July Celebrations!

July Live Music at The Bay on North Beach

July 1, 2022
Come out to The Bay ev

2nd Annual Night Out for Freeport Benefit June 18

June 10, 2022
The Freeport Merchant Association invites you to the 2nd Annual Night Out for Freeport,...

30A Songwriters Festival & Sounds Like Summer Series Every Thursday at Watersound Town Center

June 6, 2022
The Sounds Like Summer Arts & Culture series at Watersound Town Cen

Walton County Tourism 2021 Annual Report

June 6, 2022
We recently celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week with activities such as sweet...

Red Fish Taco | Hours Update & June Music Lineup

June 1, 2022
Red Fish Taco is one of the coolest places

Songwriters Series & More Music at Stinky’s Bait Shack

June 1, 2022
Stinky’s Fish Camp and Stinky’s Bait Shack have supported, promoted, and featured local...

June Live Music at The Bay on North Beach

June 1, 2022
Come out to The Bay ev

Summer Events at Baytowne Wharf

June 1, 2022
It's Summer at Baytowne Wharf!

Ballet Under the Stars June 25

June 1, 2022
As part of the 2022 Summer Series, the Northwest Florida Ballet concludes the 2021-2022...

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic June 22-26

June 1, 2022
The 20th annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic takes place June 22-26, 2022. 

RUN/SUP Summer Races 2022 BoatHouse Paddle Club in Watercolor

May 31, 2022
The RUN/SUP Summer Races 2022 begins

The Pearl Hotel and WaterColor Inn & Resort Earn Forbes' Four-Star Ratings

May 31, 2022
 The Pearl Hotel and WaterColor Inn & Resort have each earned Four-Star Ratings in Fo

Summer Sizzles with Entertainment and Events in Grand Boulevard

May 31, 2022
Come cool off at Grand Boulevard this summer with

SoWal Style: Rooftop Pool View in Alys Beach

May 31, 2022
This one-of-a-kind Alys Beach vacation home offer

Free Admission to SoWal State Parks Summer 2022

May 29, 2022
Summer visitors to Walton County will once again be able to enjoy complimentary day-use...

South Walton Beach Accesses - Beach Parking, Lifeguards, Restrooms

May 22, 2022
Everyone wants to know where to park at the beach in South Walton.

SoWal Weekly Farmers Markets

May 15, 2022
Every Saturday and Sunday morning, and many weekday mornings in SoWal, we have a great...

South Walton Sea Turtle Season Underway

May 2, 2022
The South Walton Turtle Watch team is hard at work each and every day protecting and...

800 Miles of Sunshine at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse May 2

April 25, 2022
Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse

34th Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival May 7-8

April 25, 2022
In its 34th year,

Digital Graffiti At Alys Beach May 13-14

April 25, 2022
The 15th Annual Digital Graffiti Festival will be held

Tequila & Taco Fest At The Village of Baytowne Wharf May 6-8

April 25, 2022
Join us at The Village of Baytowne Wharf for the 9th Annual Tequila & Taco Fest.

UMA Under the Sea Fundraiser May 4

April 25, 2022
Under the Sea is a fundraising event to benefit the 

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival Apr 21-24

April 19, 2022
Tickets are on sale now for

North Beach Social: Joyride to the Bayside

April 7, 2022
Point your fun compass North… trust us, North Beach Social has it all.

Beach Safety Info From Visit South Walton

April 6, 2022
Important Beach Safety Info from

Gray't Blues & BBQ at Hibiscus in Grayton Beach March 18 & 19

March 18, 2022
Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse presents Gray't Blues & BBQ featuring a bit of soul...

Concerts in The Village Features Ten Shows April Through June

March 16, 2022
On Thursday, April 21, 2022, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) kicks off the 2022...

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for January 2022

March 12, 2022
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

Metamorphosis Fundraiser At Alys Beach April 1

March 12, 2022
Gurufish is bringing back their signature “pharmaceutical-grade funk” t

Seabreeze Jazz Festival April 20-24

March 12, 2022
The “Ultimate Weekend of Smooth Jazz" returns to Panama City Beach with an incredible...

Hilton Sandestin Beach Gala & Golf Weekend March 12

March 5, 2022
The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) is hosting their signature Golf...

30Avenue Spring Concert Series in Inlet Beach

March 5, 2022
Come out to 30Avenue for the Spring Music Series from 6:00 p.m. til 9:00 p.m. on the...

South Walton Turtle Season Facts

March 1, 2022
Sea turtle nesting season begins in May on many Florida beaches, including the beaches of...

Staying Safe at the Beach in South Walton

February 27, 2022
At SoWal.com, we are committed to helping locals and visitors stay safe while enjoying...

Sign Up for the SoWal Beach Newsletter

February 15, 2022
Keep up with all things Beachy in South Walton with the SoWal Newsletter (est 2003) - we...

SoWal Photo Galleries of Every Beach, Bay & Lake Access in South Walton FL

February 15, 2022
Recently we've added 1,400 new photos of every public Beach, Bay

SWFD Junior Lifeguard Program Registration Begins April 8

February 15, 2022
Save the date for the 2022 SWFD Junior Lifeguard Program.

Spectacular Coastal Dune Lakes of South Walton

February 11, 2022
True Coastal Dune Lakes occur in only a few places around the world, but

33rd Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival Feb 19

February 4, 2022
The Village of Baytowne Wharf &

Seaside School Race Weekend Feb 18-20

February 4, 2022
The Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K

Camellia Festival at Eden Gardens State Park Feb 12

February 4, 2022
The Friends of Eden Garde

Sinfonia Crescendo! Feb 25-27

February 2, 2022
Crescendo! is an exciting cultural extravaganza to benefit Sinfonia Gulf

Underwater Museum Of Art To Add Ten New Sculptures

January 31, 2022
The Cultural Arts Al

Baytowne Wednesday Night Concert Series

January 31, 2022
On the bay in Sandestin Golf

Courtyard at Pescado Evening Music Lineup

January 31, 2022
Come out to The Courtyard at Pescado in Rosemary Beach for cocktails and live music from...

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for December 2021

January 31, 2022
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

Fish Out of Water Brunch & Live Music Every Sunday

January 26, 2022
Fish Out of Water, located at Watercol

Wine & Fries Benefit at Hotel Effie Feb 18

January 24, 2022
Wine & Fries in partnership with H

Soiree On The Bay Benefit March 18-19

January 19, 2022
Enjoy a special spring weekend at a lavish community gathering featuring fine wine, food...

School Calendars for 2021-2022

January 19, 2022
Here is the 2021-2022 School Calendar from Visit Sout

The 30A Gallery Trail - Must Visit Artists in South Walton FL

January 15, 2022
South Walton has always attracted creative types who are drawn to our san

SoWal Insider's Guide to 30A Songwriters Festival 2022

January 9, 2022
The 30A Songwriters Festival returns to South Walton January 14-17, 2022,

Pescado Brunch & Live Music Every Sunday

January 6, 2022
Excellent food, inspiring tunes and amazing Gulf vistas are the perfect w

Swamp Writer Festival Jan 13-16 at Stinky's Fish Camp

January 5, 2022
The 12th annual Swamp Writer Music Festival wil

January Music Lineup at The Bay: Restaurant, Bar & Beach

January 2, 2022
January is the premier month for live music in South Walton.

Volunteer Opportunities in South Walton

January 1, 2022
We are blessed with a caring and giving community.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Seagar's

December 31, 2021
Ring in the New Year in style at Northwest Florida’s only AAA Four-Diamon

Annual Events and Festivals in South Walton

December 28, 2021
South Walton has something great going on every month of the year, and every wee

SWFD Polar Bear Plunge Jan 1

December 27, 2021
Make a splash on New Year's Day!

Baytowne Countdown New Year's Eve

December 27, 2021
You don't want to miss The Village of Baytowne Wharf's end-of-the-year ce

FOOW at WaterColor New Year's Eve Dinner & Celebration

December 27, 2021
Ring in 2022 with a multi-course dinner, champagne, and a night full of memories at

New Year's Eve Celebration at Old Florida Fish House

December 27, 2021
Join all SoWal merry makers at Old Florida Fish House on Eastern Lake in

New Year's Eve & First Day Celebrations at Hotel Effie Sandestin

December 27, 2021
Looking for a first-class New Year's Eve Experience with dining, dancing, champagne and...

Wine & Song at NEAT This Week Dec 28-31

December 27, 2021
Join NEAT in

Dancing, Dining and Daiquiris at Red Fish Taco

December 27, 2021
Celebrating all that our “30A beach vibe” has to offer -  resid

Watersound Club and Camp Creek Golf Updates & Info

December 27, 2021
The Watersound Camp Creek communit

Dune Allen Realty Vacation Rentals: Managing Vacation Properties Through the Decades

December 27, 2021
To say Dune Allen Realty Vacation Rentals is hands on, and up close and p

Dazzling December at The Village of Baytowne Wharf

December 24, 2021
This December enjoy a festive light show in The Village of Baytowne Wharf every Wednesd

Sandestin Wine Festival Apr 7-10

December 21, 2021
The 35th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival at the

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for November 2021

December 21, 2021
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for October 2021

December 18, 2021
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

Sinfonia Gulf Coast Launches 16th Season for 2021-2022

December 16, 2021
Keeping the tempo at the forefront of the Emerald Coast’s cultural scene

Red Fish Taco Tacky Sweater Party with Forrest Williams Band Dec 16

December 7, 2021
Deck the halls, don your gay apparel, and get ready to jingle around the

Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach May 13-14, 2022 Call for Artists

December 2, 2021
The Alys Foundation has begun the ca

Santa's coming to North Beach Social Dec 6

December 2, 2021
You better watch out, you better not cry...

Grayt Lights Holiday Party at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse Dec 12

December 2, 2021
Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse is hosting a Grayton Beach Block Party a

Every Christmas Story Ever Told at Watersound Town Center Dec 4

December 1, 2021
Join the The REP for a magical holiday tradition of Every Christmas Story Ever Told in...

Rosemary Beach Holiday Tour of Homes Benefit Dec 4

December 1, 2021
Mark your calendars for the Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, December 4th in the community...

Brunch with Santa on December 4th

December 1, 2021
Food For Thought is welcoming the holiday season with its much-loved event - Brunch with...

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides at Grand Boulevard Fridays & Saturdays

December 1, 2021
Tis' the season to be jolly!

Merry Main Street In Downtown DeFuniak Springs Begins Nov 27

November 21, 2021
Main Street DeFuniak Springs hosts the town's annual holiday festivities, Merry Main

Summer Haze Music Festival - Winter Edition at Gulf Place Nov 20

November 11, 2021
Southern Sound Music Alliance presents the Summer Haze Music Festival - Winter Edition on...

2022 Underwater Museum of Art Call To Artists

November 8, 2021
The Cultural Arts Al

Harvest Wine & Food Festival at WaterColor Nov 4-7

November 5, 2021
Destin Charity Wine A

Resort Resale Continues Excellent Furniture & Home Decor Consignment With New Owners

November 2, 2021
For nearly 14 years, Resort Resale on Hwy 98 in SoWal has been an excel

9th Annual Fore Her Golf Outing Oct 29

October 28, 2021
Get teed up for a day of golf at the 9th Annual

26th Annual MKAF Destin Festival of the Arts Oct 30-31

October 28, 2021
Known as one of Northwest Florida’s premier fine arts shows, the MKAF Des