South Walton Holiday Parade, Turn On The Town, and Santa at Seaside

Come on down to Seaside this weekend and help us light it up and weclome Santa Claus! Grab your blankets and head to the Seaside Amphitheater at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 23, for a holiday edition of Central Square Cinema featuring the Christmas comedy “Elf” on the lawn in Central Square. Will Ferrell at his funniest!

Holiday events continue on Saturday, November 24th with the Seaside Farmers Market from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The market features a variety of local vendors featuring fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and even some special holiday treats. 

Harbor Docks Hosts 18th Annual Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner

One extraordinary day a year, Harbor Docks turns in their famous seafood menu for a Thanksgiving Day feast, an 18 year tradition to benefit Okaloosa Habitat for Humanity and Destin Harvest.
Friends and family, locals and tourists alike, will gather at the restaurant for this unforgettable event on Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving Day from 11am till 7pm. Harbor Docks is located at 538 Highway 98 East in the heart of Destin.


Cottages for Kids Tours, Raffle & Auction Underway Now!

We love Rosemary Beach and Cottages for Kids. About the only thing better than watching kids play out-of-control on the beach is watching them crawl over, around, and through the incredible custom playhouses every year during Cottages for Kids.

Five cottages are on display and tours are open to the public on East Long Green on Scenic 30A in Rosemary Beach. Come out on Thanksgiving Day for some outdoor fun on the lawn and play in and all around the cottages! Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win or make a donation.  

Sinfonia Gulf Coast Announces 2012-2013 Schedule

Sinfonia’s seventh year of innovative musical programming reaffims the organizations commitment to excellence for the 2012-2013 schedule.

Maintaining the tradition of “symphony redefined,” the non-profit symphony has scheduled a stellar line up of concerts with world-renowned guest artists. Dubbed “007 Years of Symphony Redefined,” the season culminates in an orchestral tour de force of the original soundtracks from all of the “James Bond” films in “Bond & Beyond: Celebrating 50 years of James Bond.”

Duke & The King Documentary to Make Florida Premiere at 30A Songwriters Festival

The award-winning documentary about local musician Duke Bardwell is finally coming to Florida with a special screening at the 2013 30A Songwriters Festival.  Duke & The King tells the story of Duke, one of our great, unheralded musicians and songwriters in America. He's a low-key and humble SoWal celebrity (see story below).

Senator Bob Graham to be Awarded the Seaside Prize February 2

The Seaside Institute will award this year’s Seaside Prize to Senator Bob Graham. The Seaside Prize is awarded annually to individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to the quality and character of our communities.

The ceremony will take place as part of the Seaside Prize weekend events, which will be held on the first weekend in February in Seaside, Florida.

Taste of the Beach Wine & Food Events Video

This year's excellent events, sponsored by,  sold out early: Al Fresco Reserve Tasting at Ruskin Place, Seeing Red Wine Festival at Seaside, Taste of the Beach After Dark at Finz in Sandestin, and the Taste of The Beach & Charity Auction at the Sandestin Hilton. A collaboration between the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce and Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), Taste of The Beach.

Veterans Day Weekend Special Rates and Discounts at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

 November is one of the most patriotic months of the year, with both Election Day and Veterans Day on the calendar. Sandestin invites those who fought for our freedom to enjoy a special weekend of R&R on November 8-11.

Retired and active duty members alike are being honored this Veterans Day weekend with special rates and discounts at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. With deluxe accommodations starting at $77, Sandestin is offering a host of attractive discounts from free ice skating in the Village to discounted golf and so much more.


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