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Kite festival on Okaloosa Island September 19 – 20

What do a 100- foot octopus, 80- foot panda, and a 50- foot gator have in common? They’ll all be flying high over The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island on Sat. and Sun., Sept. 19-20, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join Kitty Hawk Kites and the Emerald Coast Kite Flyers Club for two days of free kite-flying fun. Enjoy larger-than-life show kites, professional stunt kite flying demonstrations, free kite flying lessons, a family fun fly perfect for any age,...

History tour at Camp Helen State Park Aug. 1

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....

Morrison Springs health advisory rescinded

Walton County July 22, 2020 — Effective immediately, the Florida Department of Health in Walton County is rescinding the July 8, 2020 health advisory for the Morrison Springs bathing place. DOH Walton feels that water quality in this area has improved considerably due to the reduction in bacteria levels. We will continue to monitor the water quality in this area monthly and routinely advise the public of our results. For more information, contact the DOH Walton at 850-892- 8021. The...

Kayak eco tour at Camp Helen State Park July 30

Join Camp Helen State Park ranger staff on Thursday, July 30 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. for a leisurely 90-minute paddle on Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in North America. Learn about the history, natural communities and wildlife that make this Outstanding Florida Water unique and important. Individuals must be over the age of 12 and able to navigate their own watercraft. Space is limited to 10 single kayaks to allow for proper social distancing due to state mandates....

Kayak eco tour at Camp Helen State Park July 23

Join Camp Helen State Park ranger staff on Thursday, July 23 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. for a leisurely 90-minute paddle on Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in North America. Learn about the history, natural communities and wildlife that make this Outstanding Florida Water unique and important. Individuals must be over the age of 12 and able to navigate their own watercraft. Space is limited to 10 single kayaks to allow for proper social distancing due to state mandates....

Surfrider Skatepark opening at Helen McCall Park in Santa Rosa Beach

What started as an idea among friends, and quite a bit of community effort has finally come to fruition. The new Walton County Skatepark, called Surfrider Skatepark is now ready to open. This new skatepark will provide opportunity for not only skateboarders, but BMX bikers, scooters, rollerblading and wheelchair freestyle. The skatepark features the following: 4′ High Starter Bank Ramp Flat Rail Manual Pad Plaza Stage with Rails, Up Gaps and Hubba Ledges Pump Bump Banked Hip With A-Frame Ledge 4′...

Kayak eco tour at Camp Helen State Park July 16

Join Camp Helen State Park ranger staff on Thursday, July 16 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. for a leisurely 90-minute paddle on Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in North America. Learn about the history, natural communities and wildlife that make this Outstanding Florida Water unique and important. Individuals must be over the age of 12 and able to navigate their own watercraft. Space is limited to 10 single kayaks to allow for proper social distancing due to state mandates....

Billy Bowlegs Festival in Fort Walton Beach July 31 – Aug. 3

CANCELLED The Krewe of Bowlegs and the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, would like to remind the public that due to the COVID-19 restrictions, The 65th Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival and Torchlight Parade has been rescheduled from the traditional first weekend in June to Friday, July 31st and Saturday, August 1 with the celebratory Torchlight Parade on Monday, August 3. In addition to the date a few changes have been made to make the event even more exciting...

Independence Day events around Walton County

Independence Day celebrations are limited this year, however there are a few around the Panhandle to enjoy. Here is the lineup: July 3 – Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel, Panama City Beach Join the Boardwalk on July 3rd as they “Light Up the Gulf” with the beach’s largest private fireworks show. The magic happens after dark behind the Boardwalk Beach Resort condominium. With free live entertainment, contests and kids activities. The Boardwalk is located at 9600 S. Thomas Dr., Panama City...