Tis the season for holiday cheer and shopping with a purpose! Join Alaqua Animal Refuge on Sunday, December 10th as they host a Holiday Bazaar Benefit. Beginning at 11AM, shop beautiful and unique handcrafted gift items by our local artists and craftsmen. Festive music and delicious brunch-style treats will also add to the enjoyment.
Pets & Animals
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)
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 Freeport Merchant Association invites you to the 2nd Annual Night Out for Freeport, benefiting Rise Animal Refuge, on June 18, 2022 from 4 to 8 p.m. on the Hammock Bay Green on Victory Blvd in Freeport.
There will be live music by the Shenanigans from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., vendor booths, food trucks, a bounce house, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. This event is free and open to the public.
Sea turtle nesting season begins in May on many Florida beaches, including the beaches of South Walton (SoWal) and northwest Florida. The season lasts through the end of October and is the critical time when people can help keep sea turtles and hatchlings safe.
Sea turtle hatchlings are beginning to appear on beaches throughout the Sunshine State, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the public to help ensure these tiny turtles reach the ocean by following a few simple guidelines.
South Walton beaches are a go-to destination for summer fun and for sea turtles. On our amazing white sands, several species of sea turtles return each year to build a nest and lay their eggs.
It’s sea turtle nesting season once again and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding beachgoers to take precautions that can help protect these federally threatened and endangered marine reptiles.
Alaqua Animal Refuge invites you to the first annual weekend festival in celebration of and for the love of animals.
Sea Turtle Season runs May 1 - October 31 in South Walton. Extra care is needed to help protect and preserve our ancient flippered friends during the season. Sea turtles have been nesting on our shores for millions of years.