Event and Activities Updates
As local businesses take precautions to ensure the safety of visitors and residents and stop the spread of COVID-19, we've seen a number of local events canceled or postponed. As events begin to come back online, they may look a little different or you'll see a variety of safety measures and enhanced sanitation efforts in place. We'll regularly update this page with new information about event cancelations and changes to regular activities as they become available.
Alys Beach Crafted
The well-being and safety of our Alys Beach community and partners is of utmost importance here at Alys Beach. In monitoring the status of COVID-19 and its impact on our area medical facilities, the difficult decision has been made to suspend the Alys Beach Crafted events in full until October 21-22, 2022.
Once again, our primary concern is for the health and well-being of our team members, our homeowners, patrons and guests, our partners and participating artists, mixologists, brewers, chefs, and distillers. Purchased tickets are being fully refunded.
We hope for everyone’s health and safety at this time and encourage you all to follow the health guidelines put forth by health officials. We look forward to brighter days ahead when we can come together responsibly once again. Please save the dates for Alys Beach Crafted 2022, an inspired gathering of talent and collaboration, a celebration of craft and the stories that craft tells.
We are continuing with our small dinner series, with the next in the series coming Sept. 20 as an Alice in Wonderland-themed dinner with cocktail and wine pairings. Tickets for this event, details attached, go on sale to the public tomorrow, Wednesday, 9/1. We’ll hold a few additional themed dinners this fall and winter, along with our regular seasonal (small) events, and gear up for our next signature event in February – the 10th Annual 30A Wine Festival, Feb. 23 – 27, 2022.
FLORIDA STATE PARKS:
State parks are open, although currently operating with restrictions in place. For specific information about reservations or what to expect before visiting one of South Walton's state parks, click on the state park name below to learn more.
- Deer Lake State Park: Effective Aug. 11, 2021: Deer Lake State Park will be closed as we make improvements to park amenities, including the addition of a paved park access road, parking, picnic shelters, restroom facilities and connections to utilities such as water, sewer and electric. The park will remain closed throughout the project’s duration, approximately 12 months.
- Eden Gardens State Park is open. Guided tours of the Wesley House are offered hourly at 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday. The house is closed to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. There is a maximum of 10 people per tour.
- Grayton Beach State Park is open. The beach, trails and canoe/kayak launch are available, as are cabin and camping reservations.
- Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is open. The beach and trails are available. Camping, RV spaces and other amenity rentals are also available.
RETAIL AND ACTIVITIES:
Retail shopping areas like 30Avenue, Grand Boulevard and Silver Sands Premium Outlets are open and have implemented precautionary measures that adhere to CDC guidelines and government mandates. Farmer's Markets are also open for business.