The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) - a not-for-profit charitable arts organization founded in 1995 to be Northwest Florida's champion of cultural arts and arts education for all - announces full lineup and concert series kick-off.
Mardi Gras festivities kick off this weekend in South Walton and along the Emerald Coast of Florida with parades, live music and parties in some of our beach towns, restaurants and bars. From Stinky's Fish Camp's Mardi Gras Headquarters, Baytowne's Mardi Gras Dog Parade and Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash, to Mardi Gras Masquerade & Fireworks Festival at Destin Commons and outdoor concerts and rooftop parties. Grab your beads and head out to celebrate Mardi Gras at the beach from now til Fat Tuesday. Laissez bon temps rouler!
Sinfonia Gulf Coast, our region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra, is pleased to announce the full line up for its annual fundraiser Crescendo! A cultural and culinary extravaganza, slated for February 15-17, 2019.
On Friday, Feb. 15 at 6:00 p.m. Crescendo! will begin with a series of carefully curated vintner dinners hosted in elegant homes and venues throughout the Emerald Coast, which pair the talents of local and regional celebrity chefs with some of the country’s most acclaimed vineyards for a delicious evening of food and wine.
Beach breezes blend with tunes every January in SoWal during the annual 30A Songwriters Festival.
The 10th annual 30A Songwriters Festival brings more great music for SoWal beach lovers from January 18-21, 2019 with more than 175 artists, 225 performances, and 25 venues. The 2019 Ten-Year Anniversary festival is quickly shaping up to become the best festival yet. Check out the artist and venue lineups here >
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast invite you to the first annual Merry Little Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 20th beginning at 6PM at their South Walton Club. Local musicians, including Chris Alvarado, Jacob Mohr and Jessie Ritter will take the stage and sing the season's favorite holiday tunes. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit The Boys and Girls Clubs of Bay County.
Porches become stages and strangers become friends on October 7th in the Eastern SoWal community of WaterSound Origins.
Listen to live music from Motel Radio Huck And Lilly, Scott Rockwood Trio, Kyle LaMonica, and Hit Nashville Songwriters on the front porches and lawns of Watersound Origins in South Walton.
Fueled by more than 4,000 blue crabs from our local harvesters and craft beer, spirits and wine from across the globe, it's going to be one heck of a good time.
Keeping the tempo at the forefront of the Emerald Coast’s cultural scene since its founding in 2005, Sinfonia Gulf Coast maintains the tradition of “symphony redefined” as it enters its 13th season. Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award-Winner Jane Lynch Headlines Sinfonia’s Gala Event on Dec. 18.
Join the SoWal community for a tribute dinner and fundraiser to honor the life of Mike Mosley, the late lead singer and drummer for the Fish House Band, with one hundred percent of the proceeds going to Mosley’s family. There will be a buffet featuring herb crusted prime rib, shrimp, fresh vegetables, mashed potatoes, a garden bar, and dessert table. There will be an open bar for guests to enjoy of select liquors while supplies last. Live music will be performed throughout the evening in honor of Mosley.
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. That's great for locals and visitors. Temperatures are cooler and rentals and restaurants are less crowded.