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Fourth of July celebrations in north and south Walton

Enjoy Independence Day with parades, fireworks, and family fun around Walton County. North Walton: DeFuniak Springs Fourth of July parade and fireworks 4 p.m. – Along Circle Drive. The DeFuniak Springs Business Professional Association presents their Fourth of July celebration on Circle Drive and Wee Care Park. Parade around the Lakeyard on Circle Drive at 4 p.m., followed by entertainment and fireworks at Wee Care Park on Walton Road. Entertainment starts at 6 p.m. with fireworks at dark. South Walton:...

Stargazing at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 5

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association for an evening of viewing the sun, moon and stars through telescopes on July 5, 2019 from 5 – 9:30 p.m.  Solar telescopes will be out until the sun sets for you to safely view the sun.  Then the astronomy association will switch telescopes and assist you in viewing any constellations, planets and other celestial objects that are visible. The program is weather dependent, and a decision is...

Rags 2 Riches Hobie Cat Regatta in Grayton Beach June 29

The 23rd Annual Rags 2 Riches Regatta will return to Grayton Beach, Florida, on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Originally organized by the residents of Grayton Beach and Seagrove Beach, the annual tradition is a celebration of America’s Independence Day. Competitors, families and friends gather at the access at the end of Garfield Street. to watch two-manned teams navigate 16’ Hobie Cats in the race from Grayton Beach to Seagrove Beach. In addition to the action taking place on the Gulf of...

Panhandle Watermelon Festival June 28-29

A Northwest Florida tradition, the 63rd Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival will feature live entertainment on Friday, June 28, 2019 by William Michael Morgan and Sara Evans. There will also be activities for the children and good eats supplied by the Chipley Fire Department. Gates open at 5 pm and the concert is free to all participants. Saturday kicks off the traditional festival with loads of arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, free watermelon slices, an antique car show, a watermelon...

Pitt Spring Recreation Area now open weekends

The Northwest Florida Water Management District is re-opening the Pitt Spring recreation site at 8 a.m. Saturday (May 25) for Memorial Day weekend and for weekend use until repairs are completed. The recreation site has been closed since Hurricane Michael made landfall last October. The site sustained extensive damages from the storm. Only the parking lot, general recreation area at the spring, temporary restrooms, and dock will be open. The boardwalks and walking trails to Sylvan Spring and Williford Spring...

Movies and more at Camp Helen State Park June 19

The sixth annual Movies & More series at Camp Helen State Park will be offering family fun on Wednesdays, June 19, July 10 and 24.  The fun begin at 6:00 p.m. in the park’s Recreation Hall with a brief interpretive program led by a Camp Helen Park Ranger or other expert.  The program will be followed by an old-fashioned campfire cookout of hot dogs and s’mores provided by the Friends of Camp Helen.  Each evening will conclude with a family-oriented...

Movies and more at Camp Helen State Park June 5

The sixth annual Movies & More series at Camp Helen State Park begins on Wednesday, June 5. The summer fun series will continue on Wednesdays, June 19, July 10 and 24.  The fun begin at 6:00 p.m. in the park’s Recreation Hall with a brief interpretive program led by a Camp Helen Park Ranger or other expert.  The program will be followed by an old-fashioned campfire cookout of hot dogs and s’mores provided by the Friends of Camp Helen. Each evening...

Lakefest in DeFuniak Springs May 17 – 19

LakeFest is an annual festival in DeFuniak Springs, Florida celebrating sports and exercise on the water.  Held in Chipley Park on the banks (and on the water) of Lake DeFuniak, one of the world’s rare, naturally round spring-fed lakes.  The event will be held May 17, 18, 19, 2019. Activities include canoe, kayak and cardboard boat races, water demonstrations, booth exhibits, water slides, kids activities, 5k race and fun run, car show and live entertainment.  To participate or learn more...

Smile Mile and 5K benefit run in Santa Rosa Beach May 11

Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) is hosting their 3rd Annual Smile Mile and 5K race on Saturday, May 11, 2019. This year, the 5k course will take participants through the canopied roads of the beautiful WaterColor community in Santa Rosa Beach. The fun begins at 7:30 a.m.This CVHN signature event is fun for all ages, stroller-friendly, and will help raise funds that will be used to improve the health and well-being of kids in Walton and Okaloosa Counties. With more...