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Down Home Street Festival in Bonifay March 21

Enjoy the Down Home Street Festival in Bonifay, FL. on Sat., March 21, 2020. The event will be held at Veterans Memorial Park off of Hwy. 90 on Veterans Blvd. Festivities will be from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The festival will feature crafts, pop-up shops, food trucks, kids zone, car show, live entertainment from the Luke Langford Band and more.] Call (850) 547-6155 for more information....

Americana music concert at Camp Helen State Park Feb. 22

Join the Friends of Camp Helen for the Americana Music Concert Series in the historic lodge on Sat., Feb. 22 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Lucky Mud wraps up our season as both a local and concert series favorite. They write and perform SwampTonk and Folkabilly music. Their music has taken them around the world and we’re looking forward to this fun musical duo! Pick up FREE tickets for each show in the Visitor’s Center upon paying $2 park admission...

Campfire stories at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Feb. 28

Enjoy stories around the campfire while you learn about park history and what is occurring seasonally. Campfires will be held on the fourth Friday of the month just after sunset, so make sure to enter the park before the gate closes. This activity is a part of the Topsail After Dark Series, which allows visitors to enjoy the park as the wildlife does, nocturnally. The event will be held on Fri., Feb. 28 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. This program...

Camellia Festival at Eden Gardens State Park Feb. 15

Join the Friends of Eden as they celebrate the annual Camellia Festival at Eden Gardens State Park in Santa Rosa Beach on Sat. Feb. 15, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The festival includes presentations on camellias, from how they are air layered to floral arrangements. There will also be heritage presenters throughout the park, demonstrating skills such as blacksmithing, chair caning and candle making, and more. The band Earth Vibes will provide musical entertainment on the bayou stage....

Americana music concert at Camp Helen State Park Feb. 8

Join the Friends of Camp Helen for the Americana Music Concert Series in the historic lodge on Sat., Feb. 8 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Webb Wilder joins us as a true phenomenon of musical wildness and genius all wrapped in a neat package. Originally from Mississippi, he now calls Nashville home and has written hits like “Scattered, Smothered, Covered in Love” and “Human Cannonball.” Pick up FREE tickets for each show in the Visitor’s Center upon paying $2 park...

Mardi Gras parade and festivities in DeFuniak Springs Feb. 1

The Krewe de Yak’s annual Mardi Gras Parade and Festival will be held on Feb. 1 on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. The street fair and car show will be held from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. along the Lakeyard, with the parade starting at 3 p.m. For more information, visit the Krewe’s website at www.krewedeyak.org or contact Samantha Graves, Krewe de Yak, at 850-419-5977 or krewedeyak@gmail.com. Krewe de Yak was established in 2009 as the only Mardi Gras Krewe...

Williford, Pitt and Sylvan Springs Recreation areas now open seven days a week

Note: This is an updated story from Sept. 16, 2019. The Northwest Florida Water Management District has returned Williford Spring and Pitt/Sylvan Spring recreation sites to normal operating hours (7 days a week, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.). The boardwalk to the kayak/canoe launch at Williford have been repaired as well as the tube launch at Pitt/Sylvan Springs. The walking trails that connect Sylvan to Williford remain closed, but work is underway to clear those trails. Learn more about Williford...

Free living history exhibits in DeFuniak Springs, Jan. 24-26

Forest Service tree giveaway Jan. 25 Cannon blasts, turpentine demonstrations, native American storytelling, an indoor nature trail, a vintage camper show, a Civil War and Florida Frontiersmen Settlement Camp, Black History presentations, a tree give-away, and many other living history exhibits, demonstrations and presentations will be in full swing Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 25 at Chipley Park, 3 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs, Florida.  These events and parking are free and compliment the activities of the annual, historic...

Americana music concert at Camp Helen State Park Jan. 25

Join the Friends of Camp Helen for the Americana Music Concert Series in the historic lodge on Sat., Jan. 25 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Artist Mean Mary will join us for this concert. A Florida native who currently resides in Nashville, she writes beautiful original songs and can play a mean banjo, fiddle and guitar. Pick up FREE tickets for each show in the Visitor’s Center upon paying $2 park admission fees. Tickets are limited to the first 100...

Americana music concert at Camp Helen State Park Jan. 11

Join the Friends of Camp Helen for the Americana Music Concert Series in the historic lodge on Sat., Jan. 11 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Bing Futch will entertain concert-goers with crowd-pleasing blues, folk and old-time music. Originally from California, Bing now makes his home in Orlando. Tickets will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Visitor Center. Walk over to the Lodge and reserve a seat after acquiring a ticket. Doors open at 6 p.m., and light refreshments will be...

Campfire stories at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Jan. 24

Enjoy stories around the campfire while you learn about park history and what is occurring seasonally. Campfires will be held on the fourth Friday of the month just after sunset, so make sure to enter the park before the gate closes. This activity is a part of the Topsail After Dark Series, which allows visitors to enjoy the park as the wildlife does, nocturnally. The event will be held on Fri., Jan. 24 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. This program...