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Walton artist selected as Ambassador for Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America’s Great Paint-Out

Santa Rosa Beach artist Joan Vienot has been awarded the prestigious honor of Ambassador and Artist-In-Residence for the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America’s Great Paint-out in Apalachicola May 3-12, 2019. Plein air characterizes the activity of painting outdoors in open air, capturing scenes with natural lighting. Artistic excellence and the production of investment quality art is the trademark of this 10-day festival with Vienot selected as one of four Ambassador artists for this year. The event will focus on...

Walton County fishing report for Jan. 31

Fishing is good Bay: Reports of speckled trout, redfish, and a few sheepshead. Deer: Starting to get into rut. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s.Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 SFreeport, Florida 32439(850) 835-4277Store hours:Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Sat.: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.Sun.: Closed...

Garden growing workshop in DeFuniak Springs Feb. 18

Join UF/IFAS Walton County Extension from 10 am – Noon on Monday, February 18 for an interactive workshop titled “Grow the Perfect Salad.”  This event will be held at the Walton County Extension Office in DeFuniak Springs, 732 N 9th St, and will feature Daniel Leonard, the Walton County Horticulture Agent presenting a session on tips and techniques for growing a winter salad garden. In addition, Blake Thaxton, from Johnny’s Seeds, will be presenting on new and improved varieties and...

Walton area Halloween events Oct. 25 – 31

Barktoberfest benefitting Dog-Harmony at Grand Boulevard Oct. 25 Time: – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Pets and their owners are invited to celebrate Halloween a little early at Barktoberfest in Grand Boulevard Oct. 25. Dress up your pup and meet at Grand Park in Grand Boulevard to enjoy treats, live music and “pet & parent” matching costume contest. All proceeds from this free event benefit Dog-Harmony. Grand Boulevard is located at 495 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach. To to www.grandboulevard.com/events for more...

Vintage and antique RV show at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Oct. 6

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for “Rollin’ Through the Decades” a mini Vintage and Antique RV Show on October 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Attendees will get to see the difference between an antique RV and a vintage camper. Attendees will also be able to enjoy camping related presentations and activities. A $6.00 entry admission per vehicle into the park. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located at 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach,...

Earth Day festival at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 28

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for their annual Earth Day Festival on April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Celebrate the Earth and Earth Day with the park and environmental organizations and agencies.  There will be nature activities, games, animals, face painting and booths as well as music and fun. An exciting part of the event is the participation in the #Trees4Earth campaign.  With the 50th anniversary of Earth Day fast approaching in 2020, Trees for the...

Egg Drop Palooza in Santa Rosa Beach March 24

Hope on the Beach is hosting an Egg Drop Palooza Saturday, March 24th, 2018, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event will be free. Kids will enjoy 5,000 eggs with candy, prizes, and gifts from a helicopter onto the soccer field in Driftwood Estates Park, 275 E. Shipwreck Rd., Santa Rosa Beach. Other fun activities include photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, Betty Longlegs, food, face painting, games, inflatable slide and more. Hope on the Beach enjoys blessing the...