Kids & Family

The SoWal Guide to Spring Music At The Beach

In South Walton, the sonic landscape is thriving and we’re here to help you navigate it!

Live music is one of our area’s greatest attractions. Rockin’ bands, dynamic duos and soulful solo artists perform at dozens of venues along our beachside strip of paradise all year-round. Whether you're looking for the full weekend experience, a shady place to spend an evening, or a dance floor to showcase your best moves, some spots never fail to feature the best local and regional talent our area has to offer.

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation 2023 Concerts

Step into spring 2023 with a song in your heart. Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) announces the lineup for its 2023 Concerts in the Village.

The area’s first live concert series is held each spring on Thursday evenings at the MKAF Dugas Pavilion in Destin. This year’s 28th annual family-friendly series will run from April 20 to June 22. The 10-concert live music series will feature premier regional and national musicians and bands performing everything from classic rock, reggae, and disco to modern pop.

Dance for Dawn Live Music Fundraiser at North Beach Social Feb 25

North Beach Social, on the bay at the 331 bridge, will host an all-day fundraiser for beloved locals Dawn and Mike Whitty February 25, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be live music all day by local musicians who have generously offered to perform in support. Guests will also enjoy great food and drink specials. A portion of the sales will go to support Dawn and Mike. Dawn's story, in her own words, is below.

Celebrate! Alaqua With Multiple Events In March

Introducing Celebrate! Alaqua — A month-long series of events during March to celebrate the opening of Alaqua Animal Refuge's new home!

Alaqua Animal Refuge is pleased to announce the formal opening of their new, one-of-a-kind facility, located at 155 Dugas Way, and invites the community to celebrate the momentous occasion with a month-long celebration of events titled “Celebrate! Alaqua” beginning March 4.

The Lodge 30A Grand Opening In Seagrove

The Lodge 30A, South Walton's new boutique hotel in Seagrove Beach, is now accepting reservations for spring bookings, with a Grand Opening Offer you won’t want to miss!

Plan an unforgettable beach vacation at The Lodge 30A and enjoy coastal comfort, a private pool, lush natural surroundings, private resort amenities and more – including up to 30% OFF standard rates, when you book your stay between March 2 and May 25, 2023.

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Mardi Paw Parade At Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Feb 18

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for the Inaugural Mardi Paw Parade on Saturday, February 18th from 10:30AM - 12:30PM. Dress up your pet & participate! Regular park admission Fee + $5.00 suggested registration fee.

NEW! Annual Mardi Paw Parade
10:30AM || Registration begins (Dayuse Area)
11:15AM || Parade begins (Route: ¾ mile)
12:30PM || Interpretive Program (Ampitheater)

Sinfonia Gulf Coast Crescendo! And Upcoming Shows 2023

Sinfonia Gulf Coast is the Emerald Coast's only fully professional symphony orchestra. Founded in 2005 with the mission of redefining the symphony experience, Sinfonia is committed to entertaining, educating and inspiring the community through imaginative and innovative musical programming.

The symphony orchestra, led by Music and Artistic Director Demetrius Fuller, presents an in demand lineup of concerts, guest artists and educational initiatives from classical masterpieces to the annual holiday pops. 


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