Guided kayak tour at Camp Helen State ParkGuided kayak tour at Camp Helen State Park

When:
August 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Park ranger staff will lead a leisurely 90-minute paddle on Lake Powell on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 from 9 – 11 a.m. Learn about area history, natural communities and wildlife. Space is limited to 10 single kayaks; reservations are required. Call the park at 850-233-5059. Individuals must be over the age of 12 and able to navigate their watercraft. Program is weather dependent. Park entry fee of $4 plus...

Splash bash and backpack giveaway in DeFuniak Springs

When:
July 31, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Walton County Sheriff’s Office is excited to host the annual Back-to-School Splash Bash and backpack giveaway. The event will be held by Walton County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputies at Wee Care Park from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sat., July 31, 2021. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and snowcones will be available for all who attend. Backpacks will be given out on a first come first serve basis along...

Wausau Possum Festival

When:
August 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The annual Possum Festival and parade will take place on Saturday, August 7, 2021 in historic downtown Wausau, Florida. The festival will start with a 6 a.m. Shriner pancake breakfast, followed by arts/craft vendors, hog callin’, rooster crowin’, cow lowin’ contests, food, entertainment. The parade will start at 10 a.m. The festival will be held at 3121 Possum Palace Drive, Wausau, FL. 32463

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Pepper jelly canning workshop in DeFuniak Springs

When:
July 22, 2021 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the UF/IFAS Extension office for a hands on workshop Thursday, July 22, 2021, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for their pepper jelly canning workshop. Learn how to make homemade pepper jelly through safe water-bath canning methods with Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Jill Breslawski. You will leave with your very own jar of fresh, pepper jelly. This workshop will be held at the UF/IFAS Walton County Extension Office, 732...

Guided kayak tour at Rocky Bayou State Park

When:
July 30, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks are hosting an interpretive kayak tour at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park from 9 – 11 a.m. on July 30, 2021. Meet the local wildlife and enjoy the scenic views of the bayou on an interpretive guided tour with Park Ranger Bruce and friends. Kayaks, life vests and paddles will be provided for a fee of $25 per person. Bring your...

Movie and smores at Camp Helen State Park

When:
July 22, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The seventh annual Movies and Smores series at Camp Helen State Park is moving outdoors. Season finale takes place with the new movie “Onward” and an interpretive display about our feathered friends in the sky. Food truck onsite from late afternoon into the evening. Event begins with smores around the bonfires and a souvenir cup. Movie begins at sunset. For more information, call the park at 850-233-5059. Event Essential...

DIY coastal dune lake clean-up day

When:
July 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Help preserve our rare coastal dune lakes on Wednesday, July 21 with a do it yourself clean-up day. The event will be held from 9 – 11 am. Step 1: Pick your favorite coastal dune lLake (by land or by water). Step 2: Bring your own bucket, mess bag, reusable gloves and trash pickers. Step 3: Place all trash collected at the closest Walton County TDC trash collection areas....

Presentation about the painted ceiling at Wakulla Springs State Park

When:
July 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join a ranger-led presentation on the characters, wildlife, ships and scenery on the painted ceiling of the Lodge, and stay for dinner in the grand dining room. The presentation will be on Thurs., July 29 from 6 – 7 p.m. Ask your tour leader for a coupon good for a free featured appetizer with a dinner purchase. One coupon per couple, please. The tour is free with paid park...

Guided tour of Wakulla Springs State Park lodge

When:
July 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A ranger-led program will reveal the craftsmanship, elegant materials and lore of the Edward Ball Wakulla Lodge on Thurs. July 15, from 6 – 7 p.m. EDT. Call 850-421-2000 for reservations in the grand dining room of the lodge following the presentation. Ask your tour leader for a coupon good for a free featured appetizer with a dinner purchase. One coupon per couple, please. The tour is free with paid park entry. Event...

Independence Day fun in north and south Walton

When:
July 4, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

North Walton DeFuniak Springs    DeFuniak Springs Business and Professional Association is hosting a 4th of July celebration at 4 p.m. around Circle Drive at the Lakeyard. Cash prizes and awards or best floats.  To enter call Carolyn Mora at 850-892-3950 or 850-974-6774. The celebration of freedom will continue at 5 p.m. with ceremony and live music be Laura Lane performing in the Lakeyard Amphitheater. Food trucks will offer...

Guided kayak tour at Rocky Bayou State Park

When:
June 25, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks are hosting an interpretive kayak tour at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park from 9 – 11 a.m. on June 25, 2021. Meet our local wildlife and enjoy the scenic views of the bayou on an interpretive guided tour with Park Ranger Bruce and friends. Kayaks, life vests and paddles will be provided for a fee of $25 per person. Bring your...

Panhandle Watermelon Festival in Chipley

When:
June 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am – June 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

The annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival that will take place on June 25 – 26, 2021 in Chipley. This year’s FREE concert at Jim Trawick Park on Friday, June 25th features country music stars Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Andy Griggs and Jamie O’Neal. This event is family friendly, with festival style seating. ::MAP:: Parade will be held on Fri., June 26 at 10 a.m....