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Seaside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
May 1 @ 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 of Camp Helen State Park 10:00 am
History tour of Camp Helen State Park
May 1 @ 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
May 4 @ 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
May 5 @ 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::
Using houseplants to clean the air seminar online May 5 10:00 am
Using houseplants to clean the air seminar online May 5
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Walton County Master Gardeners are pleased to present the May installment of their Lecture Series. At 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 via ZOOM, Dara Dobson, Owner of 7 Pines Native Nursery and a Master Gardener, will discuss using various houseplants to improve air quality in our homes and offices. She will cover which common items release chemicals into the air we breathe, and which plants will be effective in reducing their presence. Since so many of us are spending more time indoors since the pandemic, we need plants that will lighten our moods and enhance our health. Email: waltonctymg@gmail.com to receive the link on Monday 5/3.
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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
May 6 @ 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::
Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary program public workshop on the Choctawhatchee River 6:00 pm
Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary program public workshop on the Choctawhatchee River
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary Program, the University of Florida and the University of West Florida will be hosting a workshop on May 6, 2021 from 6 – 7 p.m. The workshop is designed to help shape priorities for management strategies of the Choctawhatchee Bay watershed. This is one installment of a three part workshop series designed to address the different parts of the watershed. This workshop will be focused Florida’s Choctawhatchee Bay and the surrounding area. Join in for an interactive virtual workshop to share your thoughts on the importance, concerns, and needs of your local waterways. The workshop is free. Click here to register.
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South Walton Street Art Festival at Grand Boulevard 10:00 am
South Walton Street Art Festival at Grand Boulevard
May 7 @ 10:00 am – May 9 @ 8:00 pm
The South Walton Street Art Festival is a new CAA Signature Event making its debut in 2021. The festival is planned for Mother’s Day weekend, May 7 – 9, in Grand Boulevard Town Center and will feature dozens of visual artists and students creating works of art using only pastel chalk and their imagination. The socially distanced event joins the Art Month South Walton line-up and will also feature live music from regional singer-songwriters and lawn games in Grand Park throughout the weekend. Event goers will be able to purchase refreshments while strolling the avenues as they watch the works come to life. The festival is free and open to the public. Artists who would like to participate can apply in one of three categories: Artist, School Team, or Friends & Family Team. Guidelines and applications are linked below. Interested in sponsoring an artist’s 10 x 10 square? Discover details below. Additional event sponsorships are available. Email Jennifer Steele at jennifer@culturalartsalliance.com for more information. Grand Boulevard shopping center is located adjacent to Sandestin at 495 Grand Blvd., Miramar Beach 32550.
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Seaside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
May 8 @ 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
May 11 @ 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
Choctawhatchee Bay estuary program public workshop 6:00 pm
Choctawhatchee Bay estuary program public workshop
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary Program, the University of Florida and the University of West Florida will be hosting a workshop on May 11, 2021 from 6 – 7 p.m. The workshop is designed to help shape priorities for management strategies of the Choctawhatchee Bay watershed. This is the first installment of a three part workshop series designed to address the different parts of the  watershed. This workshop will be focused Florida’s Choctawhatchee Bay and the surrounding area. Join in for an interactive virtual workshop to share your thoughts on the importance, concerns, and needs of your local waterways. The workshop is free. Click here to register.
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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
May 12 @ 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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LakeFest in DeFuniak Springs 8:00 am
LakeFest in DeFuniak Springs
May 14 @ 8:00 am – May 16 @ 6:00 pm
The City of DeFuniak Springs will host its annual LakeFest festival weekend event beginning Friday, May 14, through Sunday, May 16, 2021, in Chipley Park on Circle Drive in historic DeFuniak Springs, FL.  The event is free. LakeFest 2021 is a 3-day festival hosted and orchestrated by the City of DeFuniak Springs celebrating safe, family-friendly outdoor recreational activities in the water and on the banks of beautiful Lake DeFuniak.  In addition to educational booths and exhibits relating to the City’s, State’s and region’s natural resources, the City collaborates with numerous government agencies and nonprofit organizations to host kids’ activities, live entertainment, free paddling activities, a car show, parade, cardboard boat races, paddling competitions, food/merchandise vendors, butterfly garden tours at the library, a historic district bike tour, disc golf activities with a nighttime disc golf course, and free primitive tent camping on the festival grounds for those who sign up for various events with their kayak or bicycle or other sporting gear/equipment.  This year’s event also includes a triathlon. The kickoff day of the festival is Friday, May 14, which will include a fish fry, live evening entertainment at the amphitheatre and overnight primitive camping.  Saturday, May 15, includes the festival,[...]
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Seaside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
May 15 @ 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
Sprint triathlon in DeFuniak Springs 7:00 am
Sprint triathlon in DeFuniak Springs
May 15 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Forward DeFuniak, Inc. is hosting a spring triathlon on Saturday, May 15, 2021 a part of Lakefest in DeFuniak Springs. The sprint will start with a swim in Lake DeFuniak, a 16-mile bicycle and a 5k running event around the lake. The race will begin at 7 a.m. Registration is $80 + $5.64 sign up fee at dfstriathlon.com. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express near I-10 on U.S. Hwy. 331. Call 850-520-4660.  Primitive tent camping is available around the lake as well. Call 850-892-8500 ext.114.  There will be live entertainment at Lake Fest on Friday evening.
Explore the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center and Camp Longleaf 9:00 am
Explore the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center and Camp Longleaf
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come spend a day exploring the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center’s exhibits, cherished and new, and enjoy a hike to experience everything Camp Longleaf has to offer. The event will be held on Saturday May 15th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. This is a public event with two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 3 to 12 years old.  Admission is free to members.  Registration is required – go to https://www.eowilsoncenter.org/biophilia-events or call 850-835-1824. The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is located at 4956 State Hwy. 20 East, Freeport, FL. 32439
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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
May 17 @ 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
May 18 @ 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
May 19 @ 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
May 22 @ 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
May 25 @ 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
May 26 @ 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
May 27 @ 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
May 29 @ 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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