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Jul
2
Thu
Free admission to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Jul 2 @ 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
Jul 2 @ 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::

 

Bayside fishing clinic
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This educational eco-adventure takes you to Kellogg Park, a newly established park, off Chat Holley Road to learn fishing techniques about fishing on the Choctawhatchee Bay. You will fish from the park and in the water to get a real feel for the techniques necessary to catch a fish in the Bay! The guide is well versed in fishing in the area and will share his diverse knowledge about the area and the fish that live there! Beginner or proficient fisherman/fisherwoman you will enjoy this class and definitely learn something new. You are encouraged to bring your own rod to further your own knowledge of your equipment, however there will be rods provided, as well as fishing lures. Please bring sunscreen, water, snacks, weather appropriate clothing, bug spray, and other amenities needed for your fishing style.

Space is limited to 12 participants. Minimum of 6.

Location: Meet at Kellogg Park. From South Walton Campus of Northwest Florida State College go north on 331, make a left on Chat Holley Road, drive about 2.25 miles and make a right on Nellie Drive, follow Nellie Drive to the Bay and you will see the park straight ahead.

Fee: $35

Discover Roads Less Traveled offers visitors and local residents extraordinary opportunities to explore, discover, and learn about the pristine natural resources that make Walton County unique. Descriptions of the tours being offered are available online at www.basinalliance.org by clicking the Eco Tours information box. Registration is available by phone at 850-200-4160.

Jul
3
Fri
Free admission to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Jul 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::

Abrakadoodle kids camp at Bayou Arts Center
Jul 3 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
It begins this Friday and every Friday for six weeks from 9:30 am until 2 pm at the Bayou Arts Center featuring Abrakadoodle. Ages 4-12. $60 per camp day and a 10% discount will be applied for 2 or more siblings and 2 or more days booked.
This camp is environmental exploration meets artistic expression. Crabbing, nature walks and art activities will abound and delight children of all ages.
Call 850-687-9372 or email Rebecca@culturalartsalliance.com to sign up. It’s not too late!
Bayou Arts Center is located next to Cessna Park on CR 393 in Santa Rosa Beach.
Easy on 30A benefit concert
Jul 3 @ 5:45 pm – 10:00 pm

The 4th Annual Easy on 30A Benefit Concert will take place July 3rd, 2015 from 5:45 p.m. – 10 p.m. at WaterColor’s Marina Park, just off scenic highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Performers will include Forrest Williams Band, The Rips and Geoff McBride. Fabulous raffle and silent auction items donated by local businesses will benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge, the Lighthouse Family Retreat, and the Muscogee Nation of Florida.

Admission is one can of non-perishable food to be dropped off at the donation box set up at the event entrance. This will be an outdoor event, so plan ahead to bring a blanket or chairs for seating. Coolers and picnics are welcomed. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. Donations will be gladly accepted at the event and in advance to benefit all of the charities. Easy on 30A invites everyone to attend, enjoy the music and support these local charities.

Easy On 30A is presented by the WaterColor Homeowners Association, who graciously allows the use of Marina Park in WaterColor to bring this FREE concert to WaterColor owners, area residents and visitors to the 30A community. Easy On 30A works together with the WaterColor Community and WaterColor Resort to bring this fun charity event to fruition during one of the busiest weeks of the summer.

For more information about Easy on 30A, click here:  https://easyon30a.wordpress.com

Jul
4
Sat
Seaside Farmers Market
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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::

Four of July celebrations in Walton County
Jul 4 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 pm

North Walton:

DeFuniak Springs

Time: 4:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy a 4th of July celebration along Lake Defuniak. Parade starts at 4:30 p.m., then an Air Force flyover along with fireworks after dark.

Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the best floats. For more information call 850-830-1661 or to sign up for the parade call 850-892-3950.

South Walton:

Seaside 4th of July parade along Scenic Hwy. 30A

8 a.m.

Join your friends and neighbors for the annual July 4th Parade down Scenic Highway 30A and concluding in Seaside with even more fun.

The parade begins in Seagrove Beach and travels down 30A, ending in Seaside. After the parade, stick around for the awards presentation, face painting and fun with 30A Radio.

Call (850) 231-6107 or visit www.seasidefl.com/highlights/ to register. Parade starts at Seagrove Plaza. At 3723 Scenic Hwy. 30A.

Grayton Beach parade

8 a.m.

A traditional July 4th parade in Grayton Beach. Line up at the Red Bar starts at 8 a.m., with the parade starting at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Red Bar on Hotz. Ave.

Decorate your vehicles. No registration required. The parade will end at Grayton Coast Properties for watermelon and lemonade.

6 – 10 p.m.

4th of July at Baytowne Wharf

The Village of Baytowne Wharf will have a host of kids activities, including crafts, face painting, lawn games and inflatables. Enjoy live music by Soul Track Mind and fireworks over the lagoon at 9:15 pm. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.baytownewharf.com or call 850-267-8117.

Alys Beach concert and fireworks

6 – 9 p.m.

Celebrate the 4th of July at Alys Beach with live music by Compozitionz followed by fireworks. Piper’s will offer food and beverage. Free and open to the pubic.

Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Somerset Street Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Pensacola Symphony and fireworks at Seaside

7 p.m. –

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Pops performance followed by an unbelievable fireworks finale—an annual 4th of July Seaside tradition. Bring your own chair or blanket early, as space fills up quickly for this festive event.

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