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First Day Hike at Ponce de Leon Springs State Park Jan. 1

Enjoy a First Day Hike at 9 a.m. January 1 at Ponce de Leon Springs State Park. Meet at the ranger station, then hikers will travel to the trailhead. Take a stroll down the two trails of the park, Sandy Creek and Spring Run. Each trail will take you through a lush hardwood forest, which provides optimum vantage points for observing wildlife along the 350-foot spring run and Sandy Creek. As well as, a relaxing stroll among a variety of...

Christmas Fest in Chipley Dec. 7

On December 7, 2018 join the celebration in Downtown Chipley from 4-8 p.m. A lighted Christmas parade will light up Main Street at 5:30 pm. Get your Christmas shopping done during the Holiday Stroll when downtown merchants will have their doors open offering special holiday discounts and Christmas treats to their guests. Wander down to the Farmer’s Market Complex on 7th Street and visit the Christmas Market where you can find specialty arts and crafts gifts for your loved ones....

Community campfire at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Dec. 1

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a good ol’ community campfire on December 1, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  There will be s’mores, music, hot chocolate, stories and lots of fun! Provisions provided. Be sure to arrive before the gates close at 7 pm.  Event is free with regular park admission. A $6.00 entry admission per vehicle into the park. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located at 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459....

South Walton Fire District Elf Ride Dec. 2

The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) will be hosting their annual Elf Ride on Dec. 2nd, 2018. Elves of all ages will meet at the Western Lake Beach Access in Watercolor at 1:00 p.m. and bicycle/walk to the SWFD’s Water Color Station located at 2109 CR 395 South, Seagrove (approx. 1.5 miles). Be sure to wear your favorite Christmas outfit and decorate your bike. Please bring an unwrapped gift to benefit the SWFD Angel Tree. Enjoy refreshments, tour the fire...

Christmas reflections in DeFuniak Springs Nov. 23 – Dec. 31

Enjoy a holiday family tradition in DeFuniak Springs as Chipley Park a/k/a DeFuniak Springs lakeyard lights up with the annual Christmas Reflection displays. A variety of Victorian, animal and toy soldier cutouts, Santa’s workshop, the grandfather clock ticking away; and the real reason for the season, the Nativity Scene all surrounded by twinkling trees. Millions of lights reflect on to the lake glowing in holiday splendor. The event will run from 5 – 9 p.m. nightly Nov. 23 – Dec....

Christmas parades in north and south Walton Nov. 24, Dec. 1, Dec. 8

South Walton Christmas parade Nov. 24 Enjoy a traditional holiday Christmas parade from Seagrove to Seaside on Scenic Hwy. 30A on Saturday, Nov. 24. The parade begins at 9 a.m. in Seagrove Beach and proceeds west to the town of Seaside. Meet Santa in town after the parade. He’ll return for the Turn on The Town festivities at 5 p.m. in the Seaside Amphitheater. Get your photo taken with Santa and enjoy the tree lighting as you sing jingle bells....

Pioneer Day at Rocky Bayou State Park Nov. 10

Date/time: Saturday, November 10, 2018 9:00 am – 2:00 pm CST Family activities will include candle-dipping, rag doll making, butter churning, shingle making and campfire cooking demonstration. Displays will also include early folk toys and a 19th century chuck wagon. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks. For more information contact Melissa.Shoemaker@FloridaDEP.gov Park Fees Admission Fees $4.00 per vehicle (2-8 people) and $3.00 per vehicle (single occupant). Pedestrians, Bicyclists, extra Passengers, Passengers in vehicles with...

South Walton Christmas Parade Nov. 24

Enjoy a traditional holiday Christmas parade from Seagrove to Seaside on Scenic Hwy. 30A on Saturday, Nov. 24. The parade begins at 9 a.m. in Seagrove Beach and proceeds west to the town of Seaside. Meet Santa in town after the parade. He’ll return for the Turn on The Town festivities at 5 p.m. in the Seaside Amphitheater. Get your photo taken with Santa and enjoy the tree lighting as you sing jingle bells....

Farm Day at Rocking B-A-B Ranch in DeFuniak Springs Nov. 3

Rocking B-A-B Ranch is holding their annual Farm Day in Defuniak Springs on Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Everything is FREE to the public. Food, drinks, animals, pumpkins, and of course art and crafts. The imagination machine will be set up doing free farm themed art crafts and holding a Candy Corn guessing station for a FREE class of your choosing. The Rocking B-A-B Ranch is located at 2652 Woodyard Road, DeFuniak Springs....

South Walton Fire District Veteran’s Day 5K Nov. 11

The South Walton Fire District proudly presents their inaugural South Walton Fire District Veterans Day 5K on Nov. 11, 2018 at 9 a.m.The race cost: $25 entry fee.This 5K will begin and end at the South Walton Courthouse Annex near the Purple Heart Monument traveling through the NW Florida State College Campus, JD Miller Road and South Walton High School. Trophies awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place Overall (non-gender). Medals awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place...