Turquoise ocean shore with clouds overhead
4 Reasons Summer Never Ends in South Walton

1.  The Festivals Never Stop

South Walton Fashion Week

Fashion Week (October 2017)

See and be seen at this large-scale event, which stretches across all 16 beach neighborhoods and features local, regional and national designers, stores and boutiques, runway shows, retail shopping experiences, trunk shows and parties.

Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival (October 13th - 14th, 2017)

Sample and savor over 200 domestic and international specialty beers, including beers from right here in South Walton! Chat with brewery representatives, learn about lagers and ales, and jam to live music.

30A Blue Crab Fest (October 2016)

What could be better than a festival celebrating our local blue crab? Live music and entertainment, cooking demos, art vendors, and most importantly, out-of-this-world crab cuisine. Plus, all proceeds from entry tickets benefit the South Walton Artificial Reef Association.

2.  Shorter Waits at Your Favorite Restaurant

We’re lucky to have some truly top-notch restaurants in South Walton, and during the summer, that sometimes means waiting a couple minutes before you eat dinner. (Of course, that also means you get to enjoy the summer beach weather a little longer.)

Lingering at the Hub on 30A is always fun, but when summer ends everywhere else, you can still find live music, indoor/outdoor seating, and a variety of food and drinks to satisfy your cravings at this gorgeous WaterSound spot.

Similarly, in September and October, grabbing a table on the sidewalk at Cowgirl Kitchen in Rosemary Beach is a slightly easier proposition. Enjoy breakfast tacos, waffles, overstuffed sandwiches, salads, chips & dip, homemade pizzas and sweets, and grab casseroles, soups and spreads on your way out.

  If you’re looking for sweets, Blue Mountain Beach Creamery usually has a line out the door. But come September or October, you can get your coffee toffee or orange pineapple frozen yogurt fix in a jiffy!

3.  Migration of the Monarch Butterflies

As temperatures cool off, Monarch butterflies head for Mexico, and on the way, they always make sure to stop in South Walton. Sunny, open areas are the best spots to watch for them, so head out to lakes, fields or state parks to check out nature in glorious action.

Additionally, the Flutterby Children’s Arts Festival at Rosemary Beach is perfect for the kids. Presented by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and sponsored by the Merchants of Rosemary Beach, this annual celebration of the Monarch butterfly migration through South Walton features puppet shows, theatrical performances, storytelling, arts and crafts, a butterfly garden exhibit and kid-friendly activities.

4.  October Sunsets

Beach sunset in Rosemary Beach

Need we say more? The sunsets just get better and better as the rest of the world heads into fall.

It might be fall everywhere else, but here in South Walton it’s just more summer.