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Sep
3
Thu
Free admission to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Sep 3 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Beginning May 22, 2015 regular day-use admission fees will be waived for public entrance to Topsail Hill State Park through a reimbursement program administered by Visit South Walton (VSW). The program will be in effect May 22, 2015 until September 7, 2015 with VSW reimbursing the state park up to $25,000 for entrance fees during this time for visitors and residents.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park’s tram service shall operate service each day 9:00 a.m. until sunset at least twice per hour to provide transportation to the Park’s beach access from the Park’s public parking lot. This program is to increase beach access parking availability along 30A, increase awareness of outdoor recreation opportunities, and increase visitation to the park.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located at 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. For more information, call (850) 267-8330. ::MAP::

Americana Under the Stars at Topsail
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is hosting a musical event on Thursdays. Americana Under the Stars, a new weekly concert series will showcase singer/songwriters from across the country.

Admission to the park is free and there is a suggested $5 donation to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Enter through the main park entrance off of 30-A and park in the day use parking area, from there it is a short hike down to the amphitheater. Bring a chair, your favorite beverage and enjoy some music in the park. This is family/ pet friendly and fun for all ages.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located at 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. For more information, call (850) 267-8330 ::MAP::

 

Sep
4
Fri
Free admission to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Sep 4 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Beginning May 22, 2015 regular day-use admission fees will be waived for public entrance to Topsail Hill State Park through a reimbursement program administered by Visit South Walton (VSW). The program will be in effect May 22, 2015 until September 7, 2015 with VSW reimbursing the state park up to $25,000 for entrance fees during this time for visitors and residents.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park’s tram service shall operate service each day 9:00 a.m. until sunset at least twice per hour to provide transportation to the Park’s beach access from the Park’s public parking lot. This program is to increase beach access parking availability along 30A, increase awareness of outdoor recreation opportunities, and increase visitation to the park.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located at 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. For more information, call (850) 267-8330. ::MAP::

Sep
5
Sat
Seaside Farmers Market
Sep 5 @ 3:00 am – 7:00 am

Come and reap the benefits of purchasing locally grown food as local farmers and vendors offer their wares. Fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit, honey, breads, cookies, cheeses, milk, organic chickens and broth, handmade jewelry, soaps and more. Buying locally grown food benefits you and our community.
Location
: Seaside

Kayak demo day
Sep 5 @ 5:00 am – 10:15 am

Kayak demo day at Kayak Experience first Sat. of month every month.
From 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thinking about purchasing a kayak but not sure which one is the best fit? The Kayak Experience offers demos the first Saturday of each month.
The KAYAK EXPERIENCE
600 Hwy 98 E
Destin, FL 32541
850-837-1577

Camp Helen State Park history tour
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Time: 10 – 10:45 a.m.
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Camp Helen State Park invites you to their history walk at Camp Helen State Park. Come learn about the early history of the park and local area while wandering on a guided tour around Camp Helen’s restored historical buildings. The history walk takes place the first Saturday of each month.

Participation Requirements:
• Must have the ability to follow visual and/or verbal instruction independently or with the assistance of a companion.
• Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors for a period of 1- 2 hours.
• Must have the ability to traverse wet, sloped, and uneven terrain for .5 -1 miles, independently or with the assistance of a companion.

Fees: The tour is free with paid park admission fee of $4.00 per vehicle. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required. Limit 8 people per vehicle.
$2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
Contact: (850) 233-5059 ::MAP::

Free admission to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Sep 5 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Beginning May 22, 2015 regular day-use admission fees will be waived for public entrance to Topsail Hill State Park through a reimbursement program administered by Visit South Walton (VSW). The program will be in effect May 22, 2015 until September 7, 2015 with VSW reimbursing the state park up to $25,000 for entrance fees during this time for visitors and residents.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park’s tram service shall operate service each day 9:00 a.m. until sunset at least twice per hour to provide transportation to the Park’s beach access from the Park’s public parking lot. This program is to increase beach access parking availability along 30A, increase awareness of outdoor recreation opportunities, and increase visitation to the park.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located at 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. For more information, call (850) 267-8330. ::MAP::

Sep
6
Sun
Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
Sep 6 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am

Join in on the fun for the 4th Annual Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, presented by Visit South Walton, on Sunday, September 6, 2015 in Alys Beach, Florida. Located along Hwy 30A, the course winds through the resort town and ends with an oversized obstacle course for kids of all ages, music, food, and beverages available in the Amphitheatre.

The price to participate in the certified 5K is $35 and the 1 Mile Fun Run is $15 (kids 12 and younger only, please) online in advance until Sunday, August 30 at midnight. From Monday, August 31 until Friday, September 4, the price to participate in the 5K is $50 and the 1 Miler is $25. Any reamaining registrations will be sold on Saturday, September 5 from 10am-2pm at Fonville Press during Packet Pick-up.

The 5K is limited to 400 participants and the 1 Mile Fun Run is limited to 150 participants.

If you choose to donate you will be benefiting The Alys Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to support the long-term community values of Alys Beach. Funds may be used to finance community, environmental, cultural and educational programs at Alys Beach as well as to support nonprofit organizations in the greater Walton County community. Proceeds from the 2015 race will benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge.  Register at:
http://www.active.com/alys-beach-fl/running/distance-running-races/alys-beach-5k-and-1-mile-fun-run-2015?int

A few notes:

  •  T-shirts will be provided with each registration.  However, shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed.
  • No dogs or strollers are allowed in the race.
  • On race day, please park along the slip roads that run parallel to 30A or as directed.
  • Water will be provided.
  • Packet pick up time is Saturday, September 5 at Fonville Press from 10am-2pm, or Sunday, September 6 at 6:00am at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Advance registration closes Friday, September 4.  Any reamining race registrations will be sold on Saturday, September 5 from 10-2pm at Fonville Press for $50 for the 5K and $25 for the 1 Mile Fun Run.
  • The Course runs through the Nature Trail, and is not entirely paved.
  • Stick around for the awards presentation at 9:15am to listen to tunes by DJ Shane from Rock The House, cool off in the splash pad, and play in the giant bounce house.  Additional beverages will be available at Piper’s.
  • Awards will be presented at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre at 9:15 am in the following categories:
    • Overall Male and Female for 5K
    • Overall Male and Female for 1 Miler
    • Male and Female in 1 Miler: Ages 5 & under, 6-9, 10-12
    • Male and Female in 5K: Ages 19 & under, 20-35, 36-50, 50 & up

Event details and schedule

Sunday, September 7, 7am – 5K begins

Sunday, September 7, 8:30am – 1 Miler begins

Please arrive no less than 30 minutes early upon the day of the race.

Free admission to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Sep 6 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Beginning May 22, 2015 regular day-use admission fees will be waived for public entrance to Topsail Hill State Park through a reimbursement program administered by Visit South Walton (VSW). The program will be in effect May 22, 2015 until September 7, 2015 with VSW reimbursing the state park up to $25,000 for entrance fees during this time for visitors and residents.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park’s tram service shall operate service each day 9:00 a.m. until sunset at least twice per hour to provide transportation to the Park’s beach access from the Park’s public parking lot. This program is to increase beach access parking availability along 30A, increase awareness of outdoor recreation opportunities, and increase visitation to the park.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located at 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. For more information, call (850) 267-8330. ::MAP::

Labor Day concert and fireworks at Alys Beach
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Labor Day concert and fireworks show at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Sunday, September 6 from 6-9 p.m. There will be live music from The Will Tucker Band, and food and drink available for purchase from Piper’s Kitchen food truck.

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