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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
Apr 1 @ 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
Apr 4 @ 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
History tour first Sat. of month at Camp Helen State Park 10:00 am
History tour first Sat. of month at Camp Helen State Park
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Come learn the history of this beautiful park. Guided tours begin at the Visitor’s Center on the first Saturday of each month. The tour starts at 10 a.m. is free with $4 per car entrance fee into the park. For information call 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 $4.00 per vehicle and $1.00 per bicyclist or pedestrian. Click here for park website.
History tour of Camp Helen State Park 10:00 am
History tour of Camp Helen State Park
Apr 4 @ 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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CCA Kids Fishing Tournament in Grayton 12:00 pm
CCA Kids Fishing Tournament in Grayton
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join in for the annual Coastal Conservation Association’s South Walton Kids Fishing Tournament on April 5, 2020. This year, pre-registration online is required with no walk-ups allowed. Registration is limited to the first 200 kids. Parking is limited at Grayton Beach. The event will be held at the Grayton Beach access in Santa Rosa Beach from 12 Noon – 4 p.m. Cost is $15. Register here. For more information contact Amanda Krpan, CCA Florida Tel: 407-401-7675 akrpan@ccaflorida.org
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Apr 7 @ 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
Apr 8 @ 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
Apr 11 @ 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
Spring Festival and Eggstravaganza in Freeport 9:00 am
Spring Festival and Eggstravaganza in Freeport
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enjoy a day of family fun at Freeport Regional Sports Complex on from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on April 11, 2020. Sponsored by the Freeport Town Planters Society, the event will feature pony rides, Hobo Express, fishbowl games, stuff your own animal, and Easter eggs that fall from the sky sponsored by Destin Worship. Town Planters Society will be hosting a silent auction to raise funds for Relay for Life. The event is free. Times are: Special needs 10:30 a.m. Toddlers 0-3 at 11 a.m. Ages 4-7 at 12 Noon Ages 8-11 at 1 a.m. There will be 15,000 eggs this year and plans are for two helicopter drops for the 12 & 1 PM times. Stroll through the park and enjoy a fun filled day for the whole family. For more information call Judy at 850-9744-1476. Freeport Regional Sports Complex is located at 563 Hammock Trail East, Freeport, Florida 32439
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Apr 14 @ 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
Apr 15 @ 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
Apr 18 @ 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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Guided plant walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9:00 am
Guided plant walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Apr 20 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 22 @ 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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Campfire stories at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 6:30 pm
Campfire stories at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Enjoy stories around the campfire while you learn about park history and what is occurring seasonally. The campfire will be held on Fri., April 24, 2020 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the amphitheater. 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. 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, Florida 32459. For more information, call (850) 267-8330 ::MAP::
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Seaside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Apr 25 @ 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
North Florida Wildflower Festival in Blountstown 9:00 am
North Florida Wildflower Festival in Blountstown
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 6th Annual North Florida Wildflower Festival in downtown Blountstown Saturday, April 25th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event will be held in Magnolia Square at 109 East Central Ave., Blountstown. The festival promotes wildflowers, gardening, and features vendors specializing in flowers, plants, garden and outdoor items, handcrafted and handmade items, a variety of jewelry, home décor, and artwork. Guests will also enjoy music, FREE kids activities coordinated by Calhoun County 4-H, train rides on the Blountstown Rotary Train to the M&B Depot Museum and playground, as well as the charming shops and restaurants of downtown Blountstown. All food vendor spaces have been filled, but arts and craft vendors are still being accepted. Additional information, including vendor details, can be found on the website or on Facebook, at www.facebook.com/NFLWildflowerFest.
Earth Day Festival at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 10:00 am
Earth Day Festival at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Celebrate the 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 on Sat., April 25, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 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 Earth campaign was launched in 2016 with a goal to plant 7.8 billion trees worldwide by 2020 — one for every person projected to be on Earth. The park and event attendees will be planting trees on park property as part of this campaign. Day use admission is free during the event. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located at 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. For more information, call (850) 267-8330 ::MAP::
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 29 @ 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
Apr 30 @ 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[...]