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Stargazing at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 5

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association (NWFASTRO) on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 4 – 9:30 p.m. for “Topsail Under the Stars,” an evening of viewing the sun, moon and stars through telescopes. 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...

Bluewater Bay Cultural Arts Fest April 6

Bluewater Bay Marina Complex is excited to announce the Bluewater Bay Cultural Arts Festival set for April 6th from 10 am – 6pm. The Bluewater Bay Cultural Arts fest is a unique event featuring local and regional artists, covering a large spectrum of art mediums including watercolors, glass art, folk art, Macramé’, one of a kind jewelry, photography, classical guitar children’s activities and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more information please visit www.bluewaterbaymarina.com, or...

Cross country 5K at Ponce De Leon Springs State Park March 9

Come out and enjoy the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce Trailblazer Trot a cross country 5K sponsored by the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office at 8 a.m., Sat. March 9, 2019. The scenic race will be held on the southern parcel of Ponce de Leon Springs State Park at 150 LD Anderson Rd, Ponce de Leon, FL 32455. Race Venue is located south of Interstate 10 off of State Rd 81, which is approximately 2 miles south of the State Park...

30A St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Santa Rosa Beach March 16

The free to enter 30A St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 16 begins on Scenic Highway 30A near “The Preserve” and heads 4 miles west, ending at Gulf Place on the corner of Scenic Hwy. 30A and CR393. The parade starts at 3 p.m. A map of the parade route is available at www.30aparade.com. This year, Ollie Petit from the Red Bar in Grayton Beach is the Grand Marshal. The Best in Parade perpetual trophy is up for grabs again...

Marvel of Flight in DeFuniak Springs March 30

Time: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Come out for the 9th Annual Marvel of Flight at DeFuniak Springs Airport on March 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The community open-house, fly-in, and aviation expo is the perfect place to bring the entire family. The event is free with a suggested non-perishable food donation that will benefit Matrix Community Outreach Center. This two-day fly-in and aviation expo will feature a multitude of memorable experiences for the entire family. Program features this...

Guided plant stroll at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park March 18

UPDATE: Prescribed burns at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park March 18, 19. We recommend not going on plant walk March 18. Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler on March 18, 2019 from 9 – 11 a.m. for a guided plant stroll.  Take a stroll through the park and the campground to explore the plants visible and to see what is in bloom. Due to the popularity of this program during the summer, it will continue...

Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade March 5

Prepare to let your hair down on what many call the most festive day of the year, Fat Tuesday. “Laissez les bon temps rouler” (let the good times roll) with the 17th annual Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Parade. Unique and colorful floats, golf carts, and pick-up trucks roll down the streets. Dress in your Mardi Gras best, and shower parade goers with a barrage of beads, moon-pies, and other trinkets. The post-parade celebration continues into the night with street performers,...

Mardi Gras Dog Parade at Baytowne Wharf March 3

Time: 2 p.m. The streets will be filled with costumed dogs and their humans throwing a myriad of throws, beads, and parade favors. Themed convertibles, small floats (pulled by masters), golf carts, bicycles, and decorated wagons will be everywhere and Mardi Gras music will fill the air at the Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin. For additional details and registration, visit www.baytownewharf.com or call 850.267.8117....

Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival March 1 – 2

Combine the excitement of authentic Mardi Gras celebration with the spectacular views of our emerald green water and sugar white sand, and you’re in for a real treat. Celebrate Mardi Gras in and around Pier Park March 1 – 2 . In conjunction with the Krewe of Dominique Youx’s great Mardi Gras at the Beach parade, the festival is held at Pier Park the weekend before Fat Tuesday and features entertainment for the whole family. Friday, March 1, 2019 4:00pm-6:30pm...