Formerly known as Paddle at the Porch, now in its 9th year, the annual event is moving to Henderson Beach State Park in Destin and getting a name change - Paddle at the Park Sponsored by Destin ER. Held on Aug. 21, 2021, it features 1- and 3-mile recreational races and a 6-mile elite race, to be followed by awards, food & fun! Also, they are welcoming two new categories in the 3-mile race: kayaks and inflatables.
Every year during the first week of July folks flock to SoWal for sun, sand, surf and FIREWORKS! Celebrate Independence Day safely with us at these professional fireworks shows and celebrations in and around South Walton and Scenic 30A.
Be sure to keep an eye on the SoWal Events Calendar for updates & additions >
South Walton has something great going on every month of the year, and every weekend. While there are tons of great activities and events all Summer during the busy season, the major festivals are in the off season in Spring and Fall. That's great for locals and visitors. Temperatures are cooler and rentals and restaurants are less crowded.
Distillery 98 is celebrating their first year in business on Saturday, May 22 with an all-day celebration including a paddle board race on Eastern Lake followed by a crawfish boil, local live music, and raffle at the local distillery to benefit Gulf Therapy.
The Alys Foundation and Alys Beach have announced the details for 2021 Digital Graffiti Festival: A Drive-Thru Experience, coming this May 12 – 15.
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is excited to announce its newest signature event, The South Walton Street Art Festival (SWSAF), will join this year’s Art Month South Walton schedule of May events. Artists, families, friends and school groups are invited to participate in this three-day festival that will take place in Grand Boulevard’s Town Center throughout Mother’s Day weekend, May 7th - 9th.
The Sandestin Wine Festival takes place April 15-18, 2021 throughout The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin.
See ticket options and schedule of events at sandestinwinefestival.com.
The annual CCA South Walton Kids Fishing Tournament takes place on Sunday April 18th at Grayton Beach, Florida. Sponsored by the Coastal Conversation Association Florida, the fun begins at 12:00 p.m. Online registration is open.
Earth-lovers are asked to meet at the Baytowne Marina in the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort to celebrate Earth Day and lend a hand on Thursday. April 22 at 8:30 a.m.. Volunteers will help clean the shoreline by removing plastics and other debris harmful to local wildlife, bay water and natural resources along the Sandestin boundary of Choctawatchee Bay. Refreshments will be provided by Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.