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Seaside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 6 @ 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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Seaside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Aug 10 @ 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
Aug 13 @ 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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Guided bird walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 8:15 am
Guided bird walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Aug 14 @ 8:15 am – 10:15 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society on Wed., Aug. 14 from 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. for a guided bird walk.  Learn about the birds you are seeing in the park along the trails. There are a limited number of binoculars available at the park store that can be borrowed for the program. This program is free. Entry into the park is free through Labor Day weekend. 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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Learn about snakes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 10:00 am
Learn about snakes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Long Leaf Alliance on August 16, 2019 from 10 – 11 a.m. and learn about the snakes that call the park, Eglin Air Force Base and the Florida Panhandle home. Topsail Talks is a monthly educational discovery series with presentations from organizations and government agencies from outside the park on the third Friday of the month at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse. This program is free. Entry into the park is free through Labor Day weekend. 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
Aug 17 @ 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
Learn about sea turtles at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 5:00 pm
Learn about sea turtles at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a sea turtle baby shower on Sat., Aug. 17 from 5 – 7 p.m. Through games, activities and interactive displays event attendees will learn about sea turtles, sea turtle hatching season and all the animals that share the Gulf with them. They will also be celebrating the anniversary of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park being a Florida State Park. The agencies and organizations participating will have a ‘baby registry’ or wish list of small and large items people can purchase and gift them to help further their mission. Some of the baby registries will also have things people can do to help sea turtles and other marine animals. Please know that there will not be any live sea turtles nor a sea turtle release at this event. This program is free and admission to the park is free until Labor Day weekend. 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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Guided plant stroll at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9:00 am
Guided plant stroll at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler on the third Monday of the month for a guided plant stroll from 9 – 11 a.m. Walk 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 and admission to the park is free until Labor Day weekend. 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::
Guided plant stroll at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9:00 am
Guided plant stroll at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler on Monday, Aug. 19 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. Entry into the park is free through Labor Day weekend. 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
Aug 20 @ 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
Fall gardening program in DeFuniak Springs 5:00 pm
Fall gardening program in DeFuniak Springs
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Home gardens are popular everywhere, but in north Florida there are some interesting challenges to growing a productive garden. Learn about the issues we face in the panhandle at Walton County Extension’s Fall Gardening program hosted by the Walton County Extension Office. It will be held at the Walton County Extension Office in DeFuniak Springs on Tuesday, August 20 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. CST, and there will be a $10 fee to attend. Topics covered will include new varieties of crops and pest management. UF/IFAS Walton County Extension Office is located at 732 N. 9th Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433 To register or for more information, please contact the Walton County Extension Office at (850) 892-8172 or haneyc@ufl.edu.
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Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to host public meeting 6:00 pm
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to host public meeting
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
DEP’s Florida Park Service is in the process of updating the unit management plan for Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Citizens are invited to attend a public meeting on Aug. 22 from 6-8 p.m. to learn more about the proposed plans for the state park and to provide their comments The meeting will be held at Northwest Florida State College, South Walton Campus, 109 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, FL. 32459. The meeting is an opportunity for the public to  provide comments on the unit management plan for the park. The public notice, agenda and draft plan are available online. Copies may also be obtained by emailing Sasha Craft or calling 850-267-8330. There will be a brief presentation at 6:30 p.m. CDT. Following the presentation, staff will be available for the duration of the meeting to answer questions and accept public comments. Additionally, the public is invited to review and submit comments to the Division of Recreation and Parks at FLStateParkPlanning@floridadep.gov until September 4, 2019. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the meeting by emailing Zachary[...]
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Seaside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Aug 24 @ 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
Aug 27 @ 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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Guided hike at Camp Helen State Park 10:00 am
Guided hike at Camp Helen State Park
Aug 29 @ 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
Aug 31 @ 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