The Monarch Art Trail (MAT) is an outdoor sculpture project created by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) with support from The St. Joe Community Foundation (StJCF). The art trail honors the magnificent Monarch Butterfly and it's amazing flight ability of up to 2,700 miles and its generational migratory pattern route through SoWal.
In collaboration with Healthy Gulf, 350 Pensacola, and Climate Together Pensacola, Idyll Hounds Brewing Company will host Protecting Florida’s Coast, an evening of documentary films and discussion about the latest plans for offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and the threat to Florida’s coast and beaches.
Beginning at 7PM on Thursday, September 22, the four short films highlight grassroots movements around Gulf oil drilling, impacts from the 2010 BP oil disaster and the revolution in clean energy.
The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center in Freeport will host Fallapalooza on Saturday, Sep. 24 from 9 AM - 2 PM.
The nature-based festival is open to the public and everyone is invited to experience the Biophilia Center with festival games, animal encounters, and more! Grab a treat from Sweet Millie's or some lunch from Copper Grille and enjoy it on the terrace while you watch the foxes play.
The Walton County Tourism Department, along with the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles, will once again host an International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) day on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9AM – 11AM.
Both residents and visitors are encouraged to participate. Volunteer Beach Ambassador teams will be hosting teams at five South Walton Regional Beach Accesses listed below.
See access locaitons and map at www.SoWal.com/beach-accesses.
Join us in a community effort to clean up Lake Powell at Camp Helen State Park.
Sign-in will begin promptly at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 17th at the Lake Powell Park [boat ramp behind Publix] or at Camp Helen State Park. FREE t-shirts will be given to the first 50 volunteers to register. Participate in a 'Chance Drawing' to win some very nice prizes!
Important Beach Safety Info from Visit South Walton
Committed to Beach Safety Every Day - For Gulf conditions and flag updates, text "SAFETY" to 31279.
Red Tide can ruin a day at the beach in Walton County, Florida. Luckily, Red Tide is pretty rare in South Walton. The 30A beaches rarely get Red Tide, but when it come it is no fun. Sometimes it is very mild and people think it is an allergy attack. Sometimes it is severe and makes you feel like you have the flu.
Fishing is more than just a past time in South Walton – it’s a way of life!
Mountainfilm on Tour returns to WaterColor Inn & Resort’s Marina Park Amphitheater Nov. 4-5, with films that reflect Mountainfilm’s themes of exploring cultures, preserving environments and promoting adventure, while using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.