Paula Deen Joins Sandestin for the 27th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival

Sandestin Wine Festival Adds Southern Charm, a Special Dash of Personality and Cooking Expertise with Author & Restaurateur Paula Deen April 2013

The Sandestin Wine Festival at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, one of the most treasured traditions in the South, today announced that internationally known food personality, author and restaurateur Paula Deen will be featured at its April 2013 event.

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).

Festival of Trees Kicks-off the Season in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin

Grand Boulevard’s third annual “Festival of Trees” will showcase 13 uniquely decorated Christmas trees from area non-profit organizations, Nov. 20 – Dec. 25 in Grand Park. The public is invited to attend the kick-off on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. as the trees are lighted, judged on their decorations, and winners are announced at 6 p.m. “Festival of Trees” is free and open to the public.

Flutterby Festival Flitters Into Rosemary Beach November 10 & 11

One of South Walton's most popular fall events, the annual Flutterby Festival is returning to Rosemary Beach, November 10-11, 2012. Presented by the Merchants of Rosemary Beach and the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA), the annual Flutterby Festival celebrates art, nature, and the migration of the Monarch Butterfly. The family-friendly event sponsored by SoWal.com returns with fan favorites along with some special new elements, including interactive presentations by the team at Zoo World in Panama City Beach.

Share The Shelter Music Festival 2012 Video

On Sep. 29, 2012, Shelter House for domestic violence and Alaqua Animal Refuge joined forces once again to hold the 2nd Annual “Share the Shelter” Music Festival. The event, sponsored by SoWal.com,  was created to raise much needed funds for both organizations, and to bring a higher level of awareness to the cycle of violence created by those who inflict abuse. More info at http://www.sharetheshelter.org.

Baytowne Beer Festival Rolling Out The Barrel Oct. 19-20

BEER! It's not just for breakfast anymore!

The gang at Sandestin has a great track record of starting all kinds of fun festivals. Usually they start small and grow over the years. That is exactly what has happened with the annual Baytowne Beer Festival. It started small but has grown quicker than most, not suprising given the average American's love affair with the sudsy beverage.

Third Annual Rosemary Beach Uncorked October 20

Rosemary Beach is bringing back one of our favorite events, the third annual “Rosemary Beach Uncorked,” a culinary and wine pairing event on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

Net proceeds from the event will benefit Caring and Sharing of South Walton, a volunteer group which provides food and assistance to locals in need, and Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center.

Win Tickets to Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest!

Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the 5th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest, on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 2-6PM!  

Sample over 200 domestic and international craft beers, enjoy live music, talk with Brewery reps and learn about different types of lagers and ales. We will announce a winner on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Valued at $50.00 - everything's better with BEER!

Click here to enter!

Digital Graffiti 2012 Photos

It was a wet weekend in SoWal but the Digital Graffiti crew perservered and pulled of an amazing two-night event. It poured rain on Friday and Saturday afternoons but held off both nights. The glistening streets and walkways reflected the mesmerizing art projected on to the walls of Alys Beach. The party at Caliza Pool on Saturday night was sizzling! Stay tuned for SoWal video coming up.


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