SoWal Stories


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

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

Dancing, Dining and Daiquiris at Red Fish Taco

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

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

Run Watersound 5K & Film Festival Oct 30 & 31

October 28, 2021
The first ever Run Watersound 5K & Film Festival is a two-day event

Sunny Fall Saturday Mornings At Main Street DeFuniak Springs Farmers Market

October 27, 2021
Saturday mornings in the Fall are perfect on the sunny Main Street in DeF

SoWal Style: Classic Grayton Cottage Overlooking State Park Dunes & Gulf

October 21, 2021
If you want to experience the authentic Grayton Beach vibe you can't do any better then...

New in SoWal: Weekend Jazz Brunches at Ovide in Hotel Effie at Sandestin

October 18, 2021
Ovide, the signature restaurant by James Beard Award-winning chef Hugh Ac

Condé Nast Traveler Readers Rate The Pearl Hotel Top 15

October 18, 2021
Condé Nast Traveler has published its annual Readers’ Choice Awards wit

The Market Shops Sixth Annual Bloody Mary Festival Oct 23

October 17, 2021
On Saturday, October 23,

Eggs On the Beach Cooking Competition at Seascape Oct 16

October 16, 2021
The Emerald Coast’s official Big Green Egg EggFest cooking competition, Eggs on the Beach...

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for August 2021

October 15, 2021
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for September 2021

October 15, 2021
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival Returns to Grand Boulevard Oct 9-10

October 9, 2021
In its 33rd year, the ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival is scheduled to return

Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest Oct 8-9

October 3, 2021
Time to roll out the barrel and discover unique suds & ales!

Watersound Farmers Market Happens Every Saturday

October 1, 2021
The Watersound Town Center is growing ra

DeFuniak Springs Oktoberfest & RUN/SUP Competition Oct 2

October 1, 2021
Main Street DeFuniak Springs is set to host its inaugural

Emerald Coast Theatre Company Special Events for 2021-2022 Season

September 23, 2021
Don’t be like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland.

Alaqua Animal Refuge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Opens

September 23, 2021
Alaqua Animal Refuge announced toda

Harvest Moon Celebration at Eden Gardens State Park Sep 23

September 23, 2021
Harvest Moon at Eden Gardens State Park

Seaside Pavilions are Unique Gateways to Beach Bliss

September 15, 2021
If you’ve ever driven down Scenic 30A through Seaside, then chances are y

Patriot’s Run & Paddle at WaterColor Sep 11

September 10, 2021
Registration for the event is now open for Patriot’s Run & Paddle in

Global, Regional and Local Businesses Opening in Grand Boulevard

September 2, 2021
With three new businesses opening and several more in the queue, Grand Boulevard office...

One Ocean Film Tour at Watersound Origins Sep 17-18

August 27, 2021
Enjoy a night of inspiring ocean themed films under the stars.

The Story of Seaside, Florida

August 27, 2021
Ever wonder how the town of Seaside, Florida began?

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for July 2021

August 15, 2021
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

Visit South Walton Spring 2021 Visitor Tracking Study

August 6, 2021
The recent Spring 2021 Visitor Tracking Study by

Angelina's Pizzeria and Pasta: That's Amore

August 2, 2021
So many years of quality service, so many pizzas! 

Central Square Records in Seaside Shares the Passion

July 30, 2021
Central Square Records in

Rise & Shine Breakfast Spots in SoWal

July 30, 2021
Wake up early for a fabulous SoWal sunrise then treat yourself

Emerald Coast Theatre Company Launches 9th Season

July 22, 2021
With its ninth annual season

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for June 2021

July 22, 2021
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

Free Admission to SoWal State Parks Summer 2021

July 15, 2021
Hit the beach or hit the trail - it's on us!

Fall MKAF Concerts in the Village 2021 Schedule

July 13, 2021
On September 9th, the Mattie Ke

Coastal Dune Lakes Clean-Up Day July 21

July 8, 2021
Join our South Walton community on July 21st to help clean up our precious

Paddle at the Park in Destin Aug 21

July 6, 2021
Formerly known as Paddle at the Porch, now in its 9th year, the annual event is

Rainy Day Activities in South Walton

July 5, 2021
The beach is a wash and the sun is taking a vacation - what to do on a ra

Where To See 4th of July Fireworks In The South Walton Area 2021

July 4, 2021
Every year during the first week of July folks flock to SoWal for sun, sand, surf and...

Sip, Sip, Hooray! B.F.F. Serves Frozens Everyday

June 26, 2021
The heat is ON in South Walton.

South Walton Beach Accesses ADA Accessibility

June 22, 2021
Here are the details from our complete South Walton &am

Santa Clara Regional Beach Access Reopens After Rebuild

June 18, 2021
Santa Clara Regional Beach Access has re

How to Do Seaside - Park & Ride on the Free Shuttle

June 15, 2021
The next time you think about visiting Seaside, think again ...

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for May 2021

May 30, 2021
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

SoWal Style - Charming Seagrove Cottage from Days Gone By

May 21, 2021
As the old one-story dune cottages of yesteryear disappear, a few are still available to...