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Discover the Nina and Pinta sailing ships at Baytowne Marina Feb. 27 – Mar. 4

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort February 27 – March 4 as the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will be docked at Baytowne Marina located at 8330 Mike Hayes Boulevard. Hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” In 2005, the ‘Pinta’, also a caravel, was launched in Brazil and was the...

Americana music concert at Camp Helen State Park Feb 16

The annual Americana Music Concert series will be in the Lodge at Camp Helen State Park from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. The concert series is hosted by Lucky Mud and sponsored by Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection and the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. On Feb. 16  Lis & Lon Williamson perform. A little Western Swing, a little Jazz, a little Folk and a whole lot of heart they are both consummate musicians. Entrance...

Parking improvements in the works at Ponce De Leon Springs State Park

Feb. 3, 2019 – The popular Ponce De Leon Springs State Park is in the midst of receiving much needed parking improvements. A 100+ space lot is in the works along with a retention pond to prevent run off into the spring area. The new area will also include two oversized spots to accommodate campers/trailers. Completion is expected sometime in May 2019. The park will be changing admittance regulations up a bit once the project is finished as well. Once...

Gras Fest in DeFuniak Springs Feb. 9

Join Krewe de Yak on Saturday, Feb. 9 as they kick off the Mardi Gras season with their annual Gras Fest parade and street fair. The street fair will begin at 11 a.m. and will feature vendor booths, food, and music as well as a classic car show. Then at 3 p.m., the beads will be fly as the Mardi Gras parade travels around the lake. The event will be held along Circle Drive along Lake DeFuniak. For more information...

Americana music concert at Camp Helen State Park Feb 2

The annual Americana Music Concert series will be in the Lodge at Camp Helen State Park from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. The concert series is hosted by Lucky Mud and sponsored by Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection and the Friends of Camp Helen State Park.  On February 2 renowned singer/songwriter Pierce Pettis takes the stage. Pierce has written songs for Garth Brooks, Joan Baez, Dar Williams and Dion & The Belmonts, to name a few....

5K Fun Run and Walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Feb. 16

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for Love Tracks, a 5K Fun Run/Walk on February 16, 2019 from 7 – 10:30 a.m. While on a paved trail through the park race participants will enjoy a beautiful view of long leaf pines, saw palmettos and a variety of other plants and animals.  Those running or walking the 5K without a dog will start at 8:00 a.m. Race entrance fees for the 8 a.m. wave are $10 for children and $25 for adults and...

Americana music concert at Camp Helen State Park Jan. 19

The annual Americana Music Concert series will be in the Lodge at Camp Helen State Park from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The concert series is hosted by Lucky Mud and sponsored by Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection and the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. On January 19 Wyatt Espalin is the featured performer. Fiddler, singer/songwriter and vocalist with a lively repertoire, Wyatt is a native of the North Georgia hills. He has toured recently...

Night at the park in Freeport Jan. 4

CANCELLED – The City of Freeport Parks and Recreation is hosting a Night at the Park at Freeport Regional Sports Complex from 5 – 8 p.m. on Jan. 4. The event is free and the family fun will include a bonfire, live entertainment, hayrides, and bouncy house. Hamburgers, hot dogs, smores, coffee, and hot chocolate will be available. Freeport Regional Sports Complex is located at 563 Hammock Trail E., Freeport. For more information, call 850-333-2893....

Nick’s annual bonfire Jan. 18

Nick’s Seafood Restaurant in Freeport is hosting their annual bonfire on Friday, Jan. 18 starting a 6 p.m. Live music and more with The Band U.S. will be featured. Nick’s Seafood Restaurant, 7585 Hwy. 20 West, Freeport, FL 32439For more information call (850) 835-2222....

SWFD Polar Bear Plunge at Ed Walline beach access Jan. 1

The South Walton Fire District in conjunction with Gulf Place will host their 6th annual Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day at Ed Walline Beach Access. The event will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Registration is from 11 – 11:45 a.m. at Gulf Place, located on the corner of Scenic Hwy. 30A and CR 393. FEE: $20 donation for everyone 12 and over. The funds raised will go towards enhancing SWFD Fire/EMS public education and safety programs. Please be sure to...

New Year’s Eve celebrations around Walton Dec. 31

Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin – 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. Enjoy a family friendly evening from 6-8 p.m. with face painting, kids activities, and live music on the Baytowne stage, finishing off with a fireworks display at 8 p.m. Ring in the New Year with an evening to remember, with another firework display at midnight. Dance the night away with live music until 1a.m. featured on the Events Plaza Stage. Seaside: Countdown Seaside New Year’s Eve Celebration will feature...

Night at the Park at Freeport Regional Sports Complex Dec. 31

RESCHEDULED FOR JAN. 4 —- The City of Freeport Parks and Recreation is hosting a Night at the Park at Freeport Regional Sports Complex from 5 – 8 p.m. on Dec. 31. The event is free and the family fun will include a bonfire, live entertainment, hayrides, and bouncy house. Hamburgers, hot dogs, smores, coffee, and hot chocolate will be available. Freeport Regional Sports Complex is located at 563 Hammock Trail E., Freeport. For more information, call 850-333-2893....