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Merry Main Street festivities in DeFuniak Springs Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19

Main Street DeFuniak Springs has announced its “Merry Main Street” schedule of events to begin on Small Business Saturday, November 28, 2020. Taking place every Saturday before Christmas in Historic Downtown DeFuniak Springs, events include in-store specials, visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus, photo opportunities with The Character Clubhouse, rides on the Choctaw Express Train and live holiday performances by local groups. For the support of its community and putting small businesses first, Main Street DeFuniak Springs has been designated...

Ranger-led nature hike at Camp Helen State Park Dec. 3

Enjoy a ranger-led nature hike at Camp Helen State Park on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 10 – 11 a.m. You will access the user-friendly trail system, learning about the flora and fauna found within the park and the larger ecosystem of the Florida Panhandle. This hike is great for all experience levels and requires moderate endurance. Meet at the visitor center. The Oak Canopy and North Trails have a combination of paved, sand and packed-earth terrain. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes,...

DeFuniak Springs Christmas parade Dec. 12

Bring the family to enjoy the DeFuniak Springs Woman’s Club Christmas Parade on Dec. 12 at 1 p.m.  The parade will be held along Circle Drive along Lake DeFuniak. Individuals, churches, businesses and clubs will put you in the holiday mood with beautiful Christmas floats, costumed walkers, decorated vintage cars, bicycles, motorcycles and more. Santa will be waving and throwing candy to all the children, families and holiday fans. The free event is sponsored by the DeFuniak Springs Woman’s Club. For...

Freeport Christmas parade Dec. 5

The annual Freeport Christmas parade will be held on Dec. 5, 2020 at 4:40 p.m. The parade will start at Freeport Elementary School, come down Business Hwy. 331 to Hwy. then to Blueberry Road. After the parade there will be a tree lighting starting at 6 p.m. in front of city hall....

Christmas Reflections in DeFuniak Springs Nov. 27 – Dec. 31

More than 10 million lights reflect on to the perfectly round spring-fed lake glowing in holiday splendor. Enjoy a holiday family tradition in DeFuniak Springs as Chipley Park lights up around the lakeyard with the annual Christmas Reflection displays. A variety of Victorian, animal and toy soldier cutouts, Santa’s workshop, and the grandfather clock ticking away are among the thousands of decorations which adorn Circle Drive. This event is orchestrated and hosted by the City of DeFuniak Springs. Reflections is...

History tour at Camp Helen State Park Dec. 5

Enjoy a history tour of Camp Helen State Park from 10 – 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month. Join park staff and volunteers on a walk through the rich history of our park. Learn about the early indigenous people who occupied this land all the way through to the 1920s when the park was developed as a private residence for the Hicks family and later turned into a summer retreat for Avondale Textile mill employees and their families....

Rosemary Beach Unleashed Dog Festival Nov. 22

Bring your 2 & 4-legged friends and family to the 10th Annual Rosemary Beach Unleashed Festival Sunday, November 22 – from 2 – 4 p.m. at St. Augustine Park, Rosemary Beach. There will be fun for everyone with a dog contest, music, silent auction, raffle and vendors. This event is free and open to the public. WESTMINSTER-STYLE DOG SHOW Medals awarded for best costumes, best tricks. $5 fee to enter your favorite canine If you wish to enter the dog...

Learn about cane syrup making in Chipley Nov. 7

Maphis Nursery and Tree Farm is hosting an old fashioned cany syrup making event on Sat., Nov.  7, 2020 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join in to see how cane syrup was made in the old days. Chew some cane, drink some juice, help feed the mill. It’s all in a good days fun and is free for you to attend. Cane syrup will be available afterwards for purchase. Maphis Nursery and Tree Farm is located at 814 Rattlebox...

Baytowne on Ice open through Jan. 31

Dust off those skates and get in the winter spirit at The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s Baytowne On Ice. For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, Baytowne’s seasonal ice skating rink is the perfect opportunity to share some of your favorite holiday traditions. Admission $11 for an hour and a half, $3 skate rental. Rink hours vary daily. Click here for hours. The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West, Miramar...

History tour at Camp Helen State Park Nov. 7

Enjoy a history tour of Camp Helen State Park from 10 – 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month. Join park staff and volunteers on a walk through the rich history of our park. Learn about the early indigenous people who occupied this land all the way through to the 1920s when the park was developed as a private residence for the Hicks family and later turned into a summer retreat for Avondale Textile mill employees and their families....

FWC to host Florida state-fish art contest

  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in partnership with Wildlife Forever, is eager to announce they will host the Florida State-Fish Art Contest. Students in kindergarten through twelfth grade can compete in this free contest for a chance to win state and national honours, and prizes. This program inspires creativity while developing the next generation of anglers and conservationists. Florida winners will be selected by the FWC in four grade categories, kindergarten through third grade, fourth through...

Halloween events in north and south Walton Oct. 31

Halloween happenings this year are in DeFuniak Springs, Sandestin. Baldwin Ave. downtown DeFuniak Springs 5 – 7 p.m. The DeFuniak Springs Business and Professional Association is hosting their annual Halloween Happening downtown along Baldwin Ave. The candy giveaway will be from 5 – 7 p.m. All children and adults are encouraged to wear facial as well as Halloween masks. For more information Call Sara Comander at 850-830-1661. Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin 6 – 8 p.m. Location: The Village of Baytowne...