Celebrate Fall at Gulf Place

October 16, 2014 by SoWal Staff

Gulf Place is a vibrant neighborhood community with splashing fountains, park benches, tree-lined streets, footpaths, an amphitheater and parks that compliment the town center’s location directly across from the Gulf of Mexico. From any location in Gulf Place, you're just a short stroll away from community pools, golf, shops and eateries. This fall, Gulf Place on 30A invites the public to join the fun by hosting an array of community wide events that will provide entertainment for all ages.  
The Witches of South Walton
The Witches of South Walton will take flight on their 11th annual ride from Gulf Place on 30A to Butler Elementary, Friday, Oct. 31 at 7am. The group of women, founded by Carol Stafford and Le Thompson, are dedicated to raising money for the Children’s Volunteer Health Network. The fundraising ride began with just a few friends and has grown over the years to include a registration pre-ride party, a post-ride breakfast with an exciting raffle featuring items from local businesses. 
Prior to the race, The Witches will enjoy their morning coffee at Sunrise Coffee Company at Gulf Place before riding west along Scenic Highway 30A, approximately 2.2 miles, to Butler Elementary to greet children before school begins. Following the ride, The Witches will reconvene at La Playa in Gulf Place for celebratory breakfast and mimosas. The YOLO Board + Bike store at Gulf Place will be providing free bike rentals to any Witch needing a bike for the ride. For more information, please visit The Witches of South Walton online at
The Merchants of Gulf Place will host a safe and fun trick-or-treating event Friday, Oct. 31 from 4-5:30pm. The merchants will be handing out treats to children dressed in costumes. Children accompanied by adults can visit the stores at their leisure.
Taste of the Beach After Dark
The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce will present Taste of the Beach After Dark at Gulf Place on Friday, Oct. 31 at 8pm. Taste of The Beach combines new and established food, wine and artistic events featuring prized vintners and renowned chefs. Guests at Taste of the Beach After Dark will taste magnificent cocktail concoctions, amazing local cuisine and spectacular desserts, all while enjoying live music in a mesmerizing ambiance. Purchase tickets at
Northwest Florida Bridal Show
Weddings at Gulf Place is proud to present the Inaugural Northwest Florida Bridal Show on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 12-4pm on the Green at Gulf Place. Attendees can walk through the Gulf Place Amphitheatre and gather information from an array of wedding vendors such as photographers, florists, restaurants and more. One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive an extravagant 30A wedding package worth over $10,000. For more information, go to
Gulf Place also hosts community events throughout the year. Each month, the Third Thursday Wine Walkabout takes place from 5-7pm. Guests enjoy sampling hand selected wines and light appetizers while grooving to live music and picking up great giveaways! Cost is $15 per person and everyone is welcome. Check in at the Artists at Gulf Place to receive your glass and let the fun begin! 
And don't miss The Market at Gulf Place, Sundays from 3-7pm. Find fresh fruit, vegetables, handmade crafts, organic items, and more-all produced by local farmers and artisans! The fun continues on Sunday evenings from 6-9pm with an Artists Bazaar and live music in the amphitheater. To stay in the know or to learn how to become a vendor, visit Gulf Place on Facebook at
Gulf Place is located on the corner of Scenic 30A and 393 at Laura Hamilton Boulevard, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. For more information, call (850) 267-8458 or visit    


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