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Fall Events at Grand Boulevard

October 2, 2022
Enjoy locals’ favorite season with weekly and special events in September & October -

Run Watersound 5K, 10K and Kids' Fun Run Oct 30

October 2, 2022
The second annual RUN WATERSOUND will take place on Sunday, October 30th with two new...

Festival of the Arts In Destin Oct 29

October 2, 2022
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) presents the annual Festival of the Arts Octobe

Fall Films At Eden Gardens State Park - FROGS!

October 2, 2022
Support Friends of Eden Gardens State Park Spooky by attending classic films played

October Is Coastal Dune Lake Month: Events

October 2, 2022
Walton County has officially designated October as Coastal Dune Lake Month

Vote for Your Favorites in the 2023 Perfect in Walton County Awards

September 29, 2022
It’s time to choose your favorites in the 20

The Magnificent Monarch Art Trail in South Walton Florida

September 20, 2022
The Monarch Art Trail (MAT)

Protecting Florida’s Coast Film & Discussion at Idyll Hounds Sep 22

September 19, 2022
In collaboration with Healthy Gulf, 350 Pensacola, and Climate Together Pensacola, Idyll...

Alys Beach Crafted Oct 21-22

September 19, 2022
Alys Beach Crafted was created to celebrate the collaboration of talents that come...

North Beach Social Oktoberfest Sep 18

September 18, 2022
Celebrate German beer, food and fall at North Beach Social's Oktoberfest on Sunday, Sept.

7th Annual Bloody Mary Festival Oct 22

September 18, 2022
On Saturday, October 22, The Market Shops

MountainFilm On Tour at WaterColor Nov 4-5

September 18, 2022
Mountainfilm on Tour returns

Cosmic Vibrations Music Festival Oct 29

September 18, 2022
Cosmic Vibrations Music Festival will be visiting nea

Watersound Town Center Updates & Info

September 16, 2022
Watersound Town Center welcomes new tenants and announces future tenants as construction...

Make Your Dream Home A Reality With TanneyDesign

September 14, 2022
Whether the design challenge is a custom home, a renovation project, or n

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for July 2022

September 8, 2022
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

SoWal International Coastal Cleanup Sep 17

September 7, 2022
The Walton County Tourism Department, along with the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles...

Join The Lake Powell Cleanup Sep 17

September 7, 2022
Join us in a community effort to clean up Lake Powell at

Emerald Coast Theatre Company 10-Year Anniversary Celebration Sep 16

September 7, 2022
The Emerald Coast Theatre Comp

Beach Safety Info & Beach Rules From Visit South Walton

September 2, 2022
Important Beach Safety Info from

Stinky's Beach To Bay Fishing Tournament Sep 24 - Oct 23

September 2, 2022
The Annual Stinky's Beach To Bay Tournament begins September 24 and runs through October...

South Walton Beach Accesses - Beach Parking, Lifeguards, Restrooms

August 24, 2022
Everyone wants to know where to park at the beach in South Walton.

Perfect Hues: Baytowne Art & Food Fest Sep 2-4

August 23, 2022
This Labor Day Weekend head over to the

Storytellers Tour Live Music Series Returns To Stinky's Bait Shack

August 22, 2022
In its second season, Tim Jackson's Storytellers Tour is every Wednesday and Thursday...

DeFuniak Springs Oktoberfest Oct 1

August 22, 2022
Main Street DeFuniak Springs will host its 2nd Annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 1...

September Shows On The Main Stage At The Rep Theatre

August 22, 2022
The Seaside Repertory Theatre invi

SoWal Guide For 2023 Seaside Race Weekend Feb 17- 19

August 21, 2022
Celebrating the 21st year of racing, The Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K is open...

Sinfonia Gulf Coast Gala Featuring Patti LaBelle Oct 11

August 21, 2022
Join Sinfonia Gulf Coast for the Sinfonia Gala Event, featuring Patti LaBelle, on Tuesday...

Love Karoake? AJ's in Grayton Beach Has Your Stage!

August 21, 2022
Think you have what it takes to entertain on the big stage?

Summer Haze Music Festival At North Beach Social Aug 21

August 20, 2022
Southern Sound Music Alliance presents the Summer Haze Music Festival! This full day...

Stinky's Bait Shack Serves Up Breakfast, Coffee, & Live Music

August 15, 2022
Hunting for a fantastic breakfast? Then make Stinky’s Bait Shack your destination.

Stinky's Bait Shack Live Music Fundraiser Aug 18

August 11, 2022
Songwriters Paul Childers and Duke Bardwell headline Tim Jackson’s Songwriters...

New Owners & Chef For Locals' Favorite Chanticleer Eatery in Grayton Beach

August 9, 2022
When you sit down at Chanticleer Eatery

Seaside School Ranked First Among State Charter Schools

August 9, 2022
With the opening of the new 2022-2023 school year, The Seaside School, Inc.

Local and Visitor School Calendars for 2022-2023

August 3, 2022
Here is the 2022-2023 School Calendar from Visit Sout

Jamaican Independence Day Celebration at Red Fish Taco Aug 6

August 3, 2022
Celebrate Jamaican Independence Day at Red Fish Taco all day on Saturday, August 6th.

Paddle at the Park Aug 20

August 3, 2022
The 10th Annual Paddle at the Park is a standup paddle board race event, on the beautiful...

You Can Help Strengthen Our South Walton Community

August 3, 2022
South Walton is a strong and proud community, and an important part of our purpose at...

Let's Go Fishing in South Walton

August 3, 2022
Fishing is more than just a past time in South Walton – it’s a way of lif

Café Thirty-A Charity Christmas Ball Dec 2

August 2, 2022
Café Thirty-A will host its annual Ch

Havana Beach Bar & Grill Earns 2022 Wine Spectator Award

July 27, 2022
Havana Beach Bar & Grill

SoWal Weekly Farmers Markets

July 26, 2022
Every Saturday and Sunday morning, and many weekday mornings in SoWal, we have a great...

Make Sure You Have Beach Access At Your Vacation Rental

July 11, 2022
When you lay down your hard-earned money here in South Walton for the" vacation of a...

July Live Music at Stinky’s Bait Shack

July 11, 2022
Stinky’s Fish Camp and Stinky’s Bait Shack have supported, promoted, and featured local...

Red Fish Taco Live Music Lineup for July & Beyond

July 11, 2022
Red Fish Taco is one of the coolest places

Watersound Club and Camp Creek Golf Updates & Info

July 6, 2022
11/16/21 (updates below) - The Wate

Dave Rauschkolb Receives Van Ness Butler Jr Hospitality Award

July 6, 2022
Dave Rauschkolb walks into Bud & Alley’s on a humid summer morning among the...

Tim Jackson's Storytellers Tour Live Music Every Week in Santa Rosa Beach

July 5, 2022
Tim Jackson, a five-decade veteran musician, songwriter, and performer is on tour...

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?

CAA And SWARA Collaborate To Expand The UMA With 4th Deployment

July 2, 2022
Last week, nine new sculptures and a Super Reef Anchor Point were added to the nation’s...

SoWal Live BeachCams

July 2, 2022
From Inlet Beach to Miramar Beach, our LIVE BeachCams

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

Songwriters Series & More Music at Stinky’s Bait Shack

June 28, 2022
Stinky’s Fish Camp and Stinky’s Bait Shack have supported, promoted, and featured local...

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

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 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