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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Spring flowering shrubs and trees virtual lecture 10:00 am
Spring flowering shrubs and trees virtual lecture
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join the Walton County Master Gardeners for a free virtual lecture ‑ Spring Flowering Shrubs and Trees featuring new plants to consider for your landscape on March 3, 2021. The lecture will be via Zoom from 10 – 11:30 a.m. CST. Daniel Leonard, the Director of Calhoun County Extension and Horticulture Agent, will present the program.  He will be discussing plants specific for Walton County growing zones 8 and 9.  Everyone loves to add more color to their surroundings, especially in the spring. Please send an email to waltonctymg@gmail.com to receive the link for the program.  It will be sent out on the Monday before the program. It is free to attend.
Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park 10:00 am
Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a short hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine at St. Andrews State Park every Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m. The hike is free with park admission. Meet at Gator Lake Trail Head for a 1 hour, 0.5 mile hike through the maritime hammock and explore the natural and cultural significance of many native plants. 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City, Florida 32408 (850) 233-5140 Admission Fee: $8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle ::MAP::
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Ranger-led nature hike at Camp Helen State Park 10:00 am
Ranger-led nature hike at Camp Helen State Park
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a ranger-led nature hike at Camp Helen State Park on the first Thursday of the month from 10 – 11 a.m. You will access the user-friendly trail system, learning about the flora and fauna found within the park and the larger ecosystem of the Florida Panhandle. This hike is great for all experience levels and requires moderate endurance. Meet at the visitor center. The Oak Canopy and North Trails have a combination of paved, sand and packed-earth terrain. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring water, sunscreen, bug repellent and your adventurous spirit. Park Fees There is an honor entrance station. The fee is $4.00 per vehicle and $1.00 per bicyclist or pedestrian. Click here for park website. Driving Directions Camp Helen is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay County and Walton county line. The entrance is south of U.S. Hwy 98. ::MAP::
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Birding and plant walk with Bay County Audubon at Eden Gardens State Park 8:00 am
Birding and plant walk with Bay County Audubon at Eden Gardens State Park
Mar 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
On Saturday, March 5, join Bay County Audubon Society at Eden Gardens State Park. This is a combined birding/plant walk with members of the Sweetbay chapter of Florida Native Plant Society. Eden Gardens is a 163-acre park featuring acres of very large, moss-covered oaks, camellias, azaleas and lots of other beautiful plants. Native plants are also featured. There is a nature trail that will be walked.  The centerpiece of the park is the Wesley Mansion, a two-story house with columns built in 1897. It is open to limited tours. Meet at 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. in the main parking lot. Bring a picnic lunch and drinks, as well as your cameras and binoculars. This picturesque park is on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. It is about 32 miles west of Panama City just off Hwy 98 on County Road 395. Turn right at the intersection and drive 1 mile to the park entrance.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions we won’t be carpooling but those who feel safe with close friends or family may choose to do so. Please bring and wear a mask. Easy walking. The plan is to divide into two groups for those interested in birding or plant study.[...]
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Seaside Farmers Market 10:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come and reap the benefits of purchasing locally grown food as local farmers and vendors offer their wares. Fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit, honey, breads, cookies, cheeses, milk, organic chickens and broth, handmade jewelry, soaps and more. Buying locally grown food benefits you and our community. Location
: Seaside
History tour of Camp Helen State Park 10:00 am
History tour of Camp Helen State Park
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a history tour of Camp Helen State Park from 10 – 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month. Park guests will have the opportunity to learn about how recreation has been a part of the park’s heritage for nearly 100 years. From the first hotel built along the bluffs overlooking Lake Powell in the 1920’s, to Camp Helen’s hey-day between 1945 and 1987 as a recreation camp for employees of Avondale Textile Mills, our park has been a source of ocean-front fun for decades! Plan to meet inside the Visitor Center prior to the tour and expect the tour to last approximately 45 minutes to an hour. The tour is free and open to the public, but visitors are expected to pay the park entrance fee upon entry to the park. For further questions, feel free to contact the office at Camp Helen at (850) 233-5059. Driving Directions Camp Helen is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay County and Walton county line. The entrance is south of U.S. Hwy 98. ::MAP:: Park Fees There is an honor entrance station. The fee is[...]
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park 10:00 am
Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a short hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine at St. Andrews State Park every Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m. The hike is free with park admission. Meet at Gator Lake Trail Head for a 1 hour, 0.5 mile hike through the maritime hammock and explore the natural and cultural significance of many native plants. 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City, Florida 32408 (850) 233-5140 Admission Fee: $8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle ::MAP::
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Seaside Farmers Market 10:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come and reap the benefits of purchasing locally grown food as local farmers and vendors offer their wares. Fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit, honey, breads, cookies, cheeses, milk, organic chickens and broth, handmade jewelry, soaps and more. Buying locally grown food benefits you and our community. Location
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railblazer Trot at Ponce deLeon Springs State Park 8:00 am
railblazer Trot at Ponce deLeon Springs State Park
Mar 13 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
The Holmes County Chamber of Commerce annual Trailblazer Trot, a cross country 5K will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 8 a.m.  The scenic race, sponsored by the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Ponce de Leon Springs State Park’s southern trail parcel located at 150 L.D. Anderson Rd., Ponce de Leon, FL 32455, just south of Interstate 10 off of State Rd. 81. Enjoy a run or walk along the natural terrain trails through the lush, hardwood forest. Race crew will be providing the timing services along with light refreshments. After the event, present your race bib at the park entrance to obtain free admission for you and your family to visit the beautiful springs, which are located approximately 2 miles north of the race venue. All proceeds will go towards the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce for the future development and enhancement of our community. For pricing and registration, click here. Register by February 20, 2021 to be guaranteed a race T-shirt. Children are welcome but this course is not stroller friendly.  
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Guided plant walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9:00 am
Guided plant walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler on the third Monday of each month 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. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes as you’ll be walking on uneven terrain. This program is free with regular park admission. Driving Directions Located in Santa Rosa Beach, the park is located 1/4 south of U.S. Hwy 98 on western end of Scenic Hwy. 30A.  ::MAP: Park Fees Admission Fees –  $6.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people) – Scenic Hwy. 30A just north of U.S. Hwy. 98 Pedestrians, Bicyclists, Passengers in vehicles with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Permit – Admission Fee $2.00
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park 10:00 am
Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a short hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine at St. Andrews State Park every Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m. The hike is free with park admission. Meet at Gator Lake Trail Head for a 1 hour, 0.5 mile hike through the maritime hammock and explore the natural and cultural significance of many native plants. 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City, Florida 32408 (850) 233-5140 Admission Fee: $8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle ::MAP::
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Seaside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and reap the benefits of purchasing locally grown food as local farmers and vendors offer their wares. Fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit, honey, breads, cookies, cheeses, milk, organic chickens and broth, handmade jewelry, soaps and more. Buying locally grown food benefits you and our community. Location
: Seaside
Home and Garden Show in DeFuniak Springs 9:00 am
Home and Garden Show in DeFuniak Springs
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The DeFuniak Springs Home and Garden Show is a local marketplace where you can shop for home-related products and services, purchase unique decor and gifts from arts and crafts vendors to local hobby farms. View displays to help inspire your next home project, connect with home improvement and real estate professionals, and enjoy informative presentations from local home and garden experts. The event will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Walton County Fairgrounds located at 790 Ninth Street (also known as Hwy 83 N), DeFuniak Springs. Learn more by clicking here.  
Tractor parade and farmer’s market in DeFuniak Springs March 20 10:00 am
Tractor parade and farmer’s market in DeFuniak Springs March 20
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Main Street DeFuniak Springs will kick off its 2021 Farmer’s Market Season on Saturday, March 20, 2021, on Baldwin Avenue. In addition to the variety of vendors, the opening day will include a tractor parade with numerous rare and restored tractors. Patrons are invited to shop the market beginning at 8:00 a.m. and the parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. Hosted weekly the Main Street Farmer’s Market is held every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Vendors are setup on Baldwin Avenue between S. 8th St. and S. 7th St. Shoppers are invited to stroll the street while browsing local farmers, makers and bakers. Vendors interested in participating should visit www.mainstreetdfs.org/farmers-market/ to download the application or for additional information. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. the March 20 Tractor Parade will travel along Baldwin Avenue starting from S. 5th St. near Firestone Service Center. The parade of rare and restored tractors will travel west through the Main Street district and loop back to S. 7th St., where the tractors will be parked and on display until noon. For more information on Main Street DeFuniak Springs events, merchants and development news, visit www.MainStreetDFS.org and follow @MainStreetDFS on Facebook and Instagram. To contact Main[...]
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park 10:00 am
Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a short hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine at St. Andrews State Park every Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m. The hike is free with park admission. Meet at Gator Lake Trail Head for a 1 hour, 0.5 mile hike through the maritime hammock and explore the natural and cultural significance of many native plants. 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City, Florida 32408 (850) 233-5140 Admission Fee: $8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle ::MAP::
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Guided hike at Camp Helen State Park 10:00 am
Guided hike at Camp Helen State Park
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join the park ranger on the last Thursday of the month for a Ranger-led trail hike from 10 – 11 a.m. Camp Helen is home to over 3 1/2 miles of trails that meander through nine different distinct natural communities. A park ranger will lead the group on different sections of the trail for approximately 45 minutes, sharing about the natural and cultural history of Camp Helen State Park. All ages and fitness levels are welcome! Plan to meet in the Visitor Center prior to this hike and be sure to bring water and proper sun/insect protection. Park entry fees are required, but there is no charge for this guided hike. Meet at the visitor center just prior to hike time. Driving Directions Camp Helen is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay County and Walton county line. The entrance is south of U.S. Hwy 98. ::MAP:: Park Fees There is an honor entrance station. The fee is $4.00 per vehicle and $1.00 per bicyclist or pedestrian. Click here for park website. Camp Helen State Park 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway Panama City Beach, Florida 32413[...]
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Seaside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and reap the benefits of purchasing locally grown food as local farmers and vendors offer their wares. Fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit, honey, breads, cookies, cheeses, milk, organic chickens and broth, handmade jewelry, soaps and more. Buying locally grown food benefits you and our community. Location
: Seaside
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park 10:00 am
Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a short hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine at St. Andrews State Park every Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m. The hike is free with park admission. Meet at Gator Lake Trail Head for a 1 hour, 0.5 mile hike through the maritime hammock and explore the natural and cultural significance of many native plants. 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City, Florida 32408 (850) 233-5140 Admission Fee: $8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle ::MAP::