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November 2014

First Friday ArtWalk in Seaside

  • Oct. 3 5 PM - 8 PM
  • Nov. 7 5 PM - 8 PM
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REOCCURRING every Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Seaside. Enjoy live music and view beautiful works of art and artist demos at the galleries …

Santa Rosa Beach

First Thursday Artwalk at Grayton Artist Collective

Aug. 7 5 PM - Oct. 2 8 PM

REOCCURRING First Thursday The Grayton Artist Collective will host Galleries and shops will be open during extend hours to show new works. The group…

Grayton Beach

Gulf Place Sunday Concert Series

Oct. 5 6 PM - 9 PM,   Oct. 12 6 PM - 9 PM

REOCCURRING every Sunday 6pm-9pm. Each week will feature a different local or regional group performing live music across a range of genres. The fami…

Santa Rosa Beach

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

  • Oct. 4 9 AM - 1 PM
  • Oct. 11 9 AM - 1 PM
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REOCCURRING The Grand Boulevard Farmers Market sets up every Saturday from 9am–1pm at Grand Park, between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama. The new ou…

Miramar Beach

RUN 30A Group Run At Ed Walline Regional Access

  • Oct. 6 6 PM - 7 PM
  • Oct. 20 6 PM - 7 PM
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REOCCURRING Every Monday at 6:00pm. A group of runners along 30A in the Santa Rosa Beach area meet Monday evenings for distances between 3-6 miles.

Santa Rosa Beach

Getting to Know the Natives – Garden & Trail Tour

  • Oct. 8 3 PM - 5 PM
  • Oct. 15 3 PM - 5 PM
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Get acquainted with the local flora and fauna as you enjoy a guided tour of the Native Plant Demonstration Garden and Trail at Northwest Florida Stat…

Santa Rosa Beach

Paddleboard Yoga At WaterColor

Sep. 4 10 AM - Oct. 16 11:30 AM

REOCCURRING Every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00am. Join ACE-approved and WPA-certified Paddleboard Yoga instructor Shanda Beste for paddleboard yog…


Book Lovers’ Club

  • Oct. 14 10 AM - 11 AM
  • Nov. 11 10 AM - 11 AM
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Santa Rosa Beach, FL Walton County Coastal Library Book Lover’s Club meets on the second Tuesday, September through May at 10 am in the community roo…

Santa Rosa Beach

Art Club for Kids

  • Oct. 3 4 PM - 5 PM
  • Oct. 10 4 PM - 5 PM
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"Art Club" for kid's grades 3rd-8th meets every Friday from 4-5:00 pm in the community room of the library. "Art Club" is designed to encourage chil…

Santa Rosa Beach

Artist Bazaar at Gulf Place

  • Oct. 5 8 AM - 2 PM
  • Oct. 12 8 AM - 2 PM
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The Artist Bazaar has joined forces with The Market at Gulf Place on Sunday's in Gulf Place. The Artist Bazaar is a creative marketplace for artists…

Santa Rosa Beach

Gulf Place Farmer's Market

  • Oct. 5 8 AM - 2 PM
  • Oct. 12 8 AM - 2 PM
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Every Sunday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Find fresh fruit, vegetables, handmade crafts, organic items, and more-all produced by local farmers and artisans!

Santa Rosa Beach

Americana Under the Stars at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

  • Oct. 2 6:30 PM - 8 PM
  • Oct. 9 6:30 PM - 8 PM
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REOCCURRING every Thursday Americana Under the Stars at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.The evening of music starts with an open mic in the amphithe…

Santa Rosa Beach

No Name Lake Hike At Topsail Hill State Park

Oct. 3 10 AM - 11 AM

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you on a hike to view the parks natural beauty. This ranger led hike will take you through several of the ec…

Santa Rosa Beach

Ladies That Lunch at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Oct. 3 12 PM - 2 PM

Ladies That Lunch at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Grand Boulevard. Sip, Shop and Socialize from noon until 1 pm, with the official lunche…

Miramar Beach

Serve2Cure Tennis Tournament

Oct. 4 7 AM - 12 PM

Sandestin Tennis’ Third Annual Serve 2 Cure Tennis Tournament. The event will include tennis tournament, breakfast, fastest serve contest, silent auc…

Miramar Beach

Gulf Place Community Yard Sale

Oct. 4 8 AM - 1 PM

Gulf Place Community Yard Sale will take place at the greens.

Santa Rosa Beach

Florida Heritage Day At E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center

Oct. 4 10 AM - 3 PM

Exhibits/Demos include: blacksmithing, flint knapping, wood turning, turpentining, whip cracking, local artifacts, pioneers and plants. Kids events i…


A+Art "One Size Fits All" Opening Reception

Oct. 4 5 PM - 7 PM

A+Art "One Size Fits All" opening reception will take place OCT 4, 5-7pm at Northwest Florida State College-South Walton Center. All works are create…

Santa Rosa Beach

30A Farmer's Market at Rosemary Beach

  • Oct. 5 9 AM - 1 PM
  • Oct. 12 9 AM - 1 PM
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REOCCURRING Every Sunday from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Nestled on Scenic Highway 30-A the prettiest Farmers’ Market and gulf front community around. Come enjoy…

Rosemary Beach

Raw & Juicy Farmers Market at The Market Shops

  • Oct. 5 9 AM - 1 PM
  • Oct. 12 9 AM - 1 PM
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REOCCURRING Every Sunday from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.There, you’ll see some familiar Seaside Farmers Market vendors and you’ll have an opportunity to buy fres…

Miramar Beach

Surf Fishing – Learn the Basics at Grayton Beach State Park

Oct. 8 10 AM - 11:30 AM

Park Ranger Hartsfield will demonstrate and instruct the basic skills needed for enjoying surf fishing. Learn how to catch bait, the proper technique…


Creative Writing

Oct. 9 9 AM - Oct. 11 12 PM

The short fiction workshop will meet from 9am to noon to discuss the stories you've written. John Dufresne will address concerns about writing and st…


Peach Creek Tour

Oct. 9 9 AM - 11:30 AM

Launch from the astounding Eden Gardens State Park for a paddle tour through Tucker Bayou up to Peach Creek. Discuss environmental topics about marsh…

Santa Rosa Beach

Eastern Gray Squirrel At Topsail Hill State Park

Oct. 10 2 PM - 3 PM

Come learn about our most widely seen rodents the Eastern Gray Squirrel. You’ll find out what an important part of the ecosystem these squirrels play.

Santa Rosa Beach

Run Out Hunger in Walton County

Oct. 11 8 AM - 2 PM

1st Annual Run Out Hunger in Walton County 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run located in historical DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Parking will be available at the …

DeFuniak Springs

Fore Her Golf Tournament at Seascape Golf, Beach & Tennis Resort

Oct. 11 9 AM - 9 PM

The Second Annual Fore Her Golf Tournament at Seascape Golf, Beach & Tennis Resort to benefit local breast cancer patients who are struggling financi…

Miramar Beach

Emerald Coast Duck Regatta at Baytowne Wharf

Oct. 11 10 AM - 2 PM

The 4th Annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta benefiting the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Guild will take place Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10am…

Miramar Beach

Explore The Outdoors Festival

Oct. 11 10 AM - 3 PM

The Explore The Outdoors Festival is geared towards introducing children to the wonders of nature and exploring the outdoors. Each exhibit engages ch…

DeFuniak Springs

South Walton Fashion Week Trunk Show at Alys Shoppe

Oct. 11 11 AM - 3 PM

Come meet the visionaries behind the pieces featured on the South Walton Fashion Week runway. Designers of the newest additions to the Alys Shoppe co…

Alys Beach

Point Washington Butterfly Hike

Oct. 13 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Take a guided walk through Point Washington State Park to observe and identify the native plants, trees, grasses, insects, and butterflies. Your guid…

Santa Rosa Beach

Canoe Tour of Western Lake Channel and Outfall At Grayton

Oct. 13 10 AM - 12 PM

Our Park Services Specialist will lead you on an exciting trip on Western Lake discussing the importance and rarity of coastal dune lakes and what an…

Santa Rosa Beach

Eco Adventure: Coffeen Nature Preserve

  • Oct. 15 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Oct. 29 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Explore the Coffeen Nature Preserve and its history of World War II missile testing.

Miramar Beach

Eco Adventure: Coastal Dune Lakes Tour

Oct. 16 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

This educational tour will introduce participants to the Jewels of 30A – the coastal dune lakes of Walton County, Florida. Coastal dune lakes are ex…

Santa Rosa Beach

Third Thursday Wine Walkabout at Gulf Place

  • Oct. 16 5 PM - 7 PM
  • Nov. 20 5 PM - 7 PM
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Live music, giveaways, wine and hors oeuvres at all the 15+ stops throughout the beautiful town of Gulf Place. Check in at the Artists at Gulf Place …

Santa Rosa Beach

Back to Nature Festival

  • Oct. 17 8:30 AM - 8 PM
  • Oct. 18 8:30 AM - 8 PM
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The festival is one of our favorites and offers visitors and locals an opportunity to discover the wonders of our unique coastal environment. Enjoy a…

Santa Rosa Beach

Coastal Library Book Sale

Oct. 17 2 PM - 4 PM

Book Sale in the community room at the Coastal Library! Join the Friends of the Coastal Library with their annual fall sale Friday, Oct 17 from 2:00 …

Santa Rosa Beach

Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade & Pumpkin Drop

Oct. 17 4 PM - 6 PM

Bring your four legged friends for our annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade & Costume Contest benefiting Alaqua Animal Refuge. A prize will be awarded for B…

Alys Beach

Baytowne Beer Fest

Oct. 17 6 PM - 9:30 PM

BEER BINGO! This is a brand new, free event with chances to win big! Join the first ever Beer Bingo at The Village of Baytowne Wharf from 6-9:30pm. G…

Miramar Beach

Coastal Library Book Sale

Oct. 18 9 AM - 1 PM

Book Sale in the community room at the Coastal Library! Join the Friends of the Coastal Library with their annual fall sale Friday, Oct 17 from 2:00 …

Santa Rosa Beach

Baytowne Beer Fest

Oct. 18 12 PM - 6 PM

This year, Sandestin is offering a little something special for Beer Fest attendees! The Saturday VIP event will feature exclusive beer tastings, BBQ…

Miramar Beach

Rosemary Beach Uncorked

Oct. 18 2 PM - 5 PM

The chic coastal town of Rosemary Beach, FL, located along Scenic Hwy. 30-A, will host the fifth annual Rosemary Beach Uncorked, a culinary and wine …

Rosemary Beach

South Walton Community Council-Back to Nature Festival

Oct. 19 6:30 AM - 10 PM

The South Walton Community Council will be having their annual Back to Nature Festival at the park. There will be a festival throughout the day as w…

Santa Rosa Beach

13th Annual Back to Nature Festival and Benefit

Oct. 19 8:30 AM - 10 PM

There are activities scheduled at Topsail Hill all day long on the 19th. For early morning folks, there will be a bird walk and beach ecology walk al…

Santa Rosa Beach

Eco-Tour: Wet Prairies and Rare Plants of Point Washington State Forest

Oct. 20 9 AM - 12 PM

Visit several wet prairies in Pt. Washington State Forest. Observe and identify pitcher plants, sundews, and other carnivorous plants, plus many othe…

Santa Rosa Beach

No Limits Theater presents Fireburn!

Oct. 21 6 PM - 7:30 PM

No Limits Theatre Company presents Fire Burn! Fire Burn! Shakespeare as you've never seen him! Scenes from the world's greatest plays! The No Limit…

Miramar Beach

Architectural Photography & Composition

Oct. 22 9 AM - Oct. 26

Workshop by internationally renowned architectural photographer Steven Brooke. The dynamic 5-day workshop combines the history of architectural depi…

Santa Rosa Beach

Tour of the Choctawhatchee River and Morrison Springs

Oct. 24 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn about unique places tucked away along the Choctawhatchee River. Learn about our precious water resources, flood plains, where the river flows, …

Santa rosa Beach

Fall Festival At Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Oct. 24 6 PM - Oct. 25 10 PM

It’s time again for our annual Fall Festival. There will be a haunted tram ride, activities, food, and games for children. This is an all ages event…

Santa Rosa Beach

Harvest Market & Monstrous Halloween Celebration

Oct. 25 2 PM - 5 PM

Bring the little ghosts and goblins for Trick-or-Treating throughout the Town Center Businesses and the harvest market artist's booths. We'll also ha…

Rosemary Beach

Best of the Emerald Coast

Oct. 25 6 PM - 9 PM

Best of the Emerald Coast benefiting Junior League of the Emerald Coast The 2014 winners of Emerald Coast Magazine’s annual Reader’s Choice Poll wil…

Miramar Beach

Best of the Emerald Coast at Grand Boulevard

Oct. 25 6 PM - 9 PM

The best restaurants, retailers, service businesses, doctors, lawyers, photographers, art galleries, musicians, and more will be out in full force sh…


Noche de los Muertos at Alys Beach

Oct. 25 8 PM - 11:30 PM

Night of the Dead Costume Party at Caliza Pool.

Alys Beach

Trick-Or-Treat Haunted Paddle at Watercolor

Oct. 26 1 PM - 3 PM

WaterColor's Haunted Paddle. The event is open to the public, and anyone can bring thier paddle board, or rent from Tom at the BoatHouse.


Fall Festival at WaterColor

Oct. 26 2 PM - 5 PM

Enjoy fall foods and drinks, live music and crafts, a pumpkin carving contest and pictures with a scarecrow at WaterColor's Fall Festival in Marina P…


Sunset Movie at WaterColor

Oct. 26 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Bring a blanket or chair to WaterColor's Marina Park and watch a Halloween themed movie under the stars.

Santa Rosa Beach

Wet Prairie Restoration At Grayton State Park

Oct. 29 9 AM - 10 AM

The hike is 2 miles out to the restoration site. Participants will learn about the restoration project and the endangered plants that need these area…

Santa Rosa Beach

South Walton Celebrity Golf Classic and Gala

Oct. 30 6 PM - 8 PM

Welcome Reception/Media Party at Sandestin Hilton Emerald Ballroom. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktailsThe popular annual golf tournament will benef…

Miramar Beach

South Walton Celebrity Golf Classic and Gala

Oct. 31 8:30 AM - 10 PM

The popular annual golf tournament will benefit Working Warriors, which serves the military community by working with Corporate America to provide jo…

Miramar Beach

Black Bears At Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Oct. 31 2 PM - 3 PM

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to an informational program on the Florida Black Bear. This program will cover the basics of the bears l…

Santa Rosa Beach

Halloween on the BOOlevard of Fun

Oct. 31 4 PM - 7 PM

Calling all neighborhood Halloween monsters! Join us for a frightfully entertaining Halloween on the BOOlevard of Fun. Children are invited to trick …

Miramar Beach

Seaside Halloween

Oct. 31 4 PM - 6 PM

It’s time for ghosts, goblins and princesses to go door-to-door collecting candy from the Seaside merchants to feed their sugary appetites, Hop on th…


Origins Reserve Tasting in WaterSound

Oct. 31 6 PM - 8 PM

Set to a stunning backdrop at Watersound Origins, guests will taste a range of highly allocated and reserve wines, dine on culinary creations and hor…


Trick or Treat Street at Baytowne

Oct. 31 6 PM - 8 PM

Friends, fireworks, and frights! Experience this family friendly Halloween event. Trick or treat through the Village streets and visit merchants as t…

Miramar Beach

Taste of the Beach After Dark At Gulf Place

Oct. 31 7 PM - 10 PM

Guests at the Taste of The Beach After Dark event will enjoy an unprecedented combination of food, signature cocktails and show beverage mixology. Gu…

Santa Rosa Beach

Halloween Party Cruise | SOLARIS Yacht

Oct. 31 9 PM - Nov. 1 1:30 AM

Halloween isn’t just for kids! Embark on a ‘spooktacular’ time as the SOLARIS yacht sets sail for a fun Halloween Party Cruise on the water. Come dre…

Miramar Beach