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Solar Powered Car Passes Through Walton County

The Power Of One slows traffic and draws crowd in Seaside Folks in Walton County got an eyeful of solar technology on May 7th, 8th and 9th as The Power Of One solar powered car passed through the area. The car is on a journey across the Americas to make a statement on behalf of the advantages of solar energy. Starting his trek in Buffalo, New York in June of 2008, Marcelo Da Luz has taken the car on a...

Nature girl’s weekend picks

Take the kids fishing on Saturday, treat Mom on Sunday Saturday Kids Fishing Tournament – Grayton Beach 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Kids fishing tournament at Grayton Beach. Meet at the Red Bar. First 250 kids receive their own rod/reel combo. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO Take a kid fishing on Lake DeFuniak 9:30 am First 75 kids to register without their own pole get free bamboo pole The Kiwanis Club is hosting “Take A Kid Fishing” catch and release...

Kids Fishing Tournament at Grayton Beach May 9

Kids compete for fishing bragging rights! The third annual CCA Kids Fishing Tournament will be held at 8 a.m. – noon on Saturday, May 9 at Grayton Beach. Sponsored by the South Walton Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association, this popular tournament is for boys and girls age 15 and under. The first 250 kids will be given their own rod and reel combo, donated from the proceeds of  the “Fish Florida” specialty license tags. The tournament will be separated...

Mossy Headz Music Festival May 14-17

Pack up the camping gear – local music makers unite for long weekend of fun In My Tree Live presents the 4th annual Mossy Heads musical festival. This year’s venue will be in Ponce De Leon at the Dead Fish Hunting grounds on White Creek Road. Mossy Headz Music Festival is a single-stage event, where every artist is the highlight. Mossy Headz has and will be, “Quite Simply Serving Music .” Musical Lineup: DubConscious, The Burnin’ Smyrnans, The Heavy Pets,...

Take a kid fishing on Lake DeFuniak May 9

First 75 kids to register without their own gear, gets a free bamboo fishing pole The Kiwanis Club is hosting “Take A Kid Fishing” catch and release event on Saturday, May 9. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the event is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Great prizes awarded in various categories. ‘Bait Shop’ sponsored by County officials Meet at the pier behind the Presbyterian Church at the Lakeyard in DeFuniak Springs. Activities include photo booth, sack races, fishing...

Nature girl’s weekend picks

Lots of activities this weekend, check the calendar for more! Saturday, May 2 Estuary Festival to be held at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park May 2 The second annual Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival, a free family & community event for all ages, will be held Saturday, May 2 from 11:00 am. to 4:00 p.m. at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, located at 4281 Highway 20 East in Niceville. There is no park entrance fee for the festival which...

Family Fun Arts Fest May 17

Family fun in store at Henderson Beach State Park The Okaloosa Arts Alliance is hosting their second annual Family Fun Arts Fest to be held May 17 at Henderson Beach State Park on U.S. 98 in Destin. The festival and park are free and open to the public all day, with parking available in the park. All proceeds benefit the Okaloosa Arts Alliance....

Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival May 2

Family Festival to be held at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park The second annual Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival, a free family & community event for all ages, will be held Saturday, May 2 from 11:00 am. to 4:00 p.m. at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, located at 4281 Highway 20 East in Niceville. There is no park entrance fee for the festival which offers fun activities, hand-on displays and environmental awareness. The event is hosted by the Mattie...

Fish Busters: Get Outdoors Florida!

Get Outdoors Florida coalition recognized “Be it resolved that the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida do hereby recognize the Get Outdoors Florida! coalition and the Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights and encourage all Floridians and their families’ participation in outdoor activities throughout the year.” With those words, Gov. Charlie Crist and his cabinet prompted a huge leap forward for agencies, nonprofits and private groups that have been working to make it easier for youth, families and entire...

Nature girls weekend picks

Step-Up FL Tracking Animals Walk – Apr. 25 Location: Topsail Hill State Preserve 09:00 am This outdoor interpretive will focus on tracking animals and finding out how many are in an area any what type with avid tracker Mike Townsend. Meet at the preserve parking lot off of Hwy 98 and be sure to wear sunscreen and good shoes. Entry fee is waived. Outside tours canceled during severe weather. Call 267-0299 for more information. Via Colori Italian Street Painting Festival...

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic returns June 16-21

Popular tournament enters 7th year at Baytowne Marina at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Timed to coincide with the peak of the Gulf Coast’s blue marlin season, and located at the South’s number-one ranked resort destination, the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic has set the new precedent for world-class sportfishing tournaments along the Gulf Coast. The three heaviest weighed blue marlin, dolphin, tuna and wahoo are eligible for cash awards, as are the top three teams entered in the All...