South Walton Celebrity Golf Classic November 1-3

Golf enthusiasts will have the chance to hit the links with dozens of sports legends and other celebrities in the South Walton Celebrity Golf Classic November 1-3 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.  Although this is the tournament’s 16th year, it marks the first time the event is being sponsored by Visit South Walton. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will benefit Working Warriors, which serves the military community by working with corporate America to provide jobs and economic independence to our nation’s heroes.

"You're So SoWal If..." Presenting Our 2012 Winners

The official results are in for our 2012 "You're So SoWal if..." contest!  We had so much FUNN reading all of the GRAYT entries! This year's submissions ranged from heartwarming to hilarious, emotional to whimsical, and of course some may be a bit controversial.

We're overwhelmed with the participation of so many SoWal beach lovers from near and far, and thank everyone so much for sharing what SoWal means to them, especially our loyal SoWal Forum members. 

Seaside School 2013 Half Marathon & 5K Run Registration Begins

Registration is now open for the popular half  marathon and 5K event, which will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2013. This always sells out quickly so register now! 

Presented again by Vera Bradley, the Seaside Race attracts runners from around the country and is one of the signature fundraising  events for the Seaside School Inc., an award-winning public charter school in SoWal. 

Central Square Cinema Outdoor Movie Series Continues at Seaside in September

The outdoor movie series at Seaside this summer was so successful, that they're continuing into the fall with four classic favorites. In the Seaside amphitheater, starting at 8:00pm, bring your low back chairs, blanket, and cooler and make it a family affair in the great outdoors. The September weather is perfect in SoWal and what better way to enjoy an evening outside than watching a great movie with friends and family. See the September schedule below:

Sacred Heart Guild to Host Emerald Coast Duck Regatta on Oct. 6

Adopt a rubber duck and join in a day of family fun at the 2nd Annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta hosted by the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Guild.

On Saturday, Oct. 6, approximately 2,500 ducks will begin their race across the Lagoon at the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Prizes will be awarded to the owners of the first ducks to cross the finish line!

Taste of the Beach Kicks off with Vine to Wine at Grand Boulevard August 24th

Planning is underway for Taste of the Beach 2012 kick off event, "Vine to Wine - A Wine Preview" on Aug. 24th, 2012. This year the event is being held in the former Victoria's Secret space at Grand Boulevard. Right now, it's just an empty building, but with help of Monark Events, it will transform into a super chic event space!

Friday, August 24th | 6pm ~ 8pm

2012 "You're So SoWal If..."

We had a blast reading your answers last summer and we're asking all SoWal beach lovers to send us more of your good stuff by completing the thought, "You're So SoWal If . . . "

We want to hear from you about what it means to be addicted to South Walton Beaches. What's unique? What's quirky? What's beautiful? What's funny? What's that smell? (the seabreeze of course!)

Inaugural Alys Beach 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run September 2nd

We love a good fun run, even though a few of our staff at would prefer to drive. The team at Alys Beach wants everyone young and old to grab their running shoes and join in a brand-new event.

On Sunday, Sept. 2 we'll kickoff the inaugural Alys Beach 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run.  Alys Beach is such a dynamite place for family vacations and Labor Day weekend will be packed with fun in SoWal.


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