railblazer Trot at Ponce deLeon Springs State Park

When:
March 13, 2021 @ 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...

Camellia sale and fundraiser at Eden Gardens State Park

When:
February 13, 2021 @ 9:00 am – February 14, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

The Friends of Eden will be holding a camellia sale and fundraiser at Eden Gardens State Park on Saturday, Feb. 13 – 14, 2021 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. They will have air layered camellias available, as well as some nursery grown camellias. The volunteers have put in a lot of sweat and love into air-layering these camellias out of the grounds so that our...

Ranger-led nature hike at Camp Helen State Park

When:
February 4, 2021 @ 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...

Birding and plant walk with Bay County Audubon at Eden Gardens State Park

When:
February 13, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

On Saturday, Feb. 13 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...

Discover the Nina and Pinta sailing ships at Baytowne Marina

When:
January 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am – January 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Head over to Baytowne Marina at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Jan. 8 – 17, 2021 as the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Niña’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will be docked at Baytowne Marina located at 8330 Mike Hayes Boulevard. Hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the...

Bay County Audubon bird walk at Camp Helen State Park

When:
January 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Enjoy a walk and learn about birds with Bay County Audubon on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 at Camp Helen State Park from 8 – 11 a.m. They will have our choice of trails to accommodate those who can’t walk all the way to the beach. The outfall from Lake Powell attracts various shorebirds and waders. The woodland trails support the usual wintering birds around here and offer easy walking...

Washington County Sheriff’s rodeo

When:
January 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a family day at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Rodeo Jan. 9 – 10, 2021. Kids events are calf scramble, mutton’ bustin’ and a coloring contest. Several vendors on site as well.  Gates open at 5 p.m. on Saturday with the show started at 7 p.m. On Sunday, gates open at 12 p.m. with show starting at 2 p.m. The rodeo will be held at Washington County Equestrian...

Washington County rodeo

When:
January 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy a family day at the Washington County Rodeo Jan. 9 – 10, 2021. Kids events are calf scramble, mutton’ bustin’ and a coloring contest. Several vendors on site as well.  Gates open at 5 p.m. on Saturday with the show started at 7 p.m. On Sunday, gates open at 12 p.m. with show starting at 2 p.m. The rodeo will be held at Washington County Equestrian Center, 2574...

History tour at Camp Helen State Park

When:
January 2, 2021 @ 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. Join park staff and volunteers on a walk through the rich history of our park. Learn about the early indigenous people who occupied this land all the way through to the 1920s when the park was developed as a private residence for the Hicks family and later turned into...

Nick’s annual bonfire

When:
January 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Nick’s annual bonfire featuring the band U.S will be held on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 from 5 – 10 p.m. Enjoy live music along the bay in Basin Bayou with the bonfire being lit at 5 p.m. Nick’s Seafood Restaurant is located at 7585 SR-20, Freeport. For more information call (850) 835-2222.

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First Day hike at Camp Helen State Park

When:
January 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

On New Year’s Day, America’s state parks will once again be celebrating with First Day Hikes, when people welcome the coming year in the outdoors, exercising and connecting with nature. This year, Camp Helen will host a self-guided hike on the North Trail. Trail is 1.8 miles total with a self-guided native plant tour brochure that corresponds with numbers on the trail. A park ranger will walk the trail from 9...

Wild Christmas at Emerald Coast Zoo

When:
December 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am – December 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Emerald Coast Zoo is hosting a Wild Christmas on Sat. Dec. 12 and Sun. Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Santa will visit from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. both days. Watch the animals open presents throughout the day. Hot dogs, hot chocolate and camel rides available to purchase. Admission is $10/person. Children under 2 free. Emerald Coast Zoo is located at 5262...