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...

Merry Main Street festivities in DeFuniak Springs

When:
November 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Main Street DeFuniak Springs has announced its “Merry Main Street” schedule of events to begin on Small Business Saturday, November 28, 2020. Taking place every Saturday before Christmas in Historic Downtown DeFuniak Springs, events include in-store specials, visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus, photo opportunities with The Character Clubhouse, rides on the Choctaw Express Train and live holiday performances by local groups. For the support of its community and...

Ranger-led nature hike at Camp Helen State Park

When:
December 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Enjoy a ranger-led nature hike at Camp Helen State Park on Thursday, Dec. 3 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...

DeFuniak Springs Christmas parade

When:
December 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Bring the family to enjoy the DeFuniak Springs Woman’s Club Christmas Parade on Dec. 12 at 1 p.m.  The parade will be held along Circle Drive along Lake DeFuniak. Individuals, churches, businesses and clubs will put you in the holiday mood with beautiful Christmas floats, costumed walkers, decorated vintage cars, bicycles, motorcycles and more. Santa will be waving and throwing candy to all the children, families and holiday fans....

When:
December 5, 2020 @ 4:45 pm – 6:30 pm

The annual Freeport Christmas parade will be held on Dec. 5, 2020 at 4:40 p.m. The parade will start at Freeport Elementary School, come down Business Hwy. 331 to Hwy. then to Blueberry Road. After the parade there will be a tree lighting starting at 6 p.m. in front of city hall.

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Christmas Reflections in DeFuniak Springs

When:
November 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – December 31, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

More than 10 million lights reflect on to the perfectly round spring-fed lake glowing in holiday splendor. Enjoy a holiday family tradition in DeFuniak Springs as Chipley Park lights up around the lakeyard with the annual Christmas Reflection displays. A variety of Victorian, animal and toy soldier cutouts, Santa’s workshop, and the grandfather clock ticking away are among the thousands of decorations which adorn Circle...