Where to See Fireworks on July 4th, 2012

There's nothing better on the 4th of July than to head down to the beach. You can usually see fireworks up and down the coast. It's quite a sight to behold. The following fireworks displays are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. 

Hilton Sandestin Beach -9pm
The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa presents a fireworks Show begins at 9pm, with beach chair rentals available for a fee. Seating for the show begins at 7:30pm. More info at

Join Us For SoWal Beach Cleanup on July 5th

The South Walton Community Council (SWCC) and South Walton’s Tourist Development Council (TDC) invite locals and visitors to participate in SWCC’s annual July 5th beach cleanup in South Walton. Locations included are Blue Mountain, Van Ness Butler Beach Access between Seaside and Watercolor, Dune Allen, Ed Walline, Grayton Beach, Inlet Beach, Miramar Beach, Rosemary Beach, and Seagrove Beach.

Seaside REP Presents "The 39 Steps" for Summer 2012

The Seaside Repertory Theatre kicks off their summer main stage production of "The 39 Steps" on June 21.  The evening begins with a pre- party at Pizitz Home and Cottage at 6:30pm with complementary champagne.  At 7:30pm the party moves next door to the opening night performance of "The 39 Steps" at The Rep theatre. After the play, the celebration continues a couple doors down at "Great Southern Restaurant."

Enjoy an improv theater performance following the show at 10PM on Friday and Saturday nights. Improv begins June 28 thru July 28. Tickets are $10. 

SoWal Insider Tips for Alys Beach

Alys Beach, Florida is one of the newest "new urban" towns in South Walton and it is perhaps the most visually unique because of its distinct blend of mediterranean and island style. Take a stroll down the center of town along the stone-lined pedestrian path and feel yourself transported to another world.

Here are a few of our favorite things to do and places to see in Alys Beach:

The Alys Beach Amphitheater is the perfect place for families to enjoy outdoor concerts, movies and children's plays!

Stellar Seaside Summer Series Starts June 6, 2012

South Walton locals and visitors have learned over the past few years that some of the best music available anywhere plays right in the heart of SoWal during the Seaside Summer Concert Series.

This year's series returns to the Seaside Amphitheater on Wednesdays beginning June 6th through August 15th. The concerts are free and open to all, and a great way to experience some of today’s up-and-coming artists in a beautiful setting.

YOLO Board Race Series Means Summer in SoWal

Summer comes alive in South Walton around the time school lets out, or the annual YOLO Race Series starts, whichever comes first. This year the start of the race series coincides with the end of school on Thursday May 24.

Alice Cooper was visiting SoWal a couple of weeks ago. Somebody needs to tell the YOLO crew to kickoff the first race this year with his iconic anthem from 1972, "School's Out" (for Summer!).


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