Memorial Day weekend activities in Walton County

May 22, 2014

flagMemorial Day weekend will be chock full of activities in Walton County May 24, 25, 26. Outdoor concerts and fireworks will be the highlight of the weekend that officially kicks off summer in our area. Memorial Day services will be held in north and south Walton.

Saturday, May 24:

Village of Baytowne Wharf:  7-9 p.m. – Performance by Stellar. Free.

Sunday, May 25
Alys Beach Amphitheater: 7:30 p.m. – Sinfonia Goes Pops at the Beach
Enjoy the orchestral sounds of Sinfonia Gulf Coast under the palm trees in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Free.

Gulf Place: 6 – 9 p.m. – Wildlife Specials

Village of Baytowne Wharf: 6-9 p.m. – Kid’s Activities with live music by Coconut Radio. 9:15 p.m. – Fireworks over the Lagoon. Free

Monday, May 26

Memorial Day Centennial Celebration at Gulf Cemetery – 10 a.m. – 12 Noon
On Memorial Day, Gulf Cemetery will be celebrating its centennial birthday with the unveiling of a marker recognizing the site by the State of Florida as a historical landmark. In honor of veterans, the World War II vintage planes known as “The War Birds” will be conducting an honorary “Fly Over” in a missing man formation. At the conclusion of the ceremonies, attendees will be invited to place American flags at veteran’s graves.

The Gulf Cemetery is located at 1598 S County Highway 393, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Gum Greek Cemetery Memorial Day Service – 8 a.m. Gum Creek Cemetery, one of the oldest in Walton County, is thought to be at least 160 years old. It serves as the final resting place of veterans from America’s wars all the way back to the early 19th century, with 12 known Civil War veterans and one confirmed Seminole War veteran. In addition, there are many veterans from 20th century conflicts spanning from World War I through the Korean War laid to rest there as well.

Gum Creek Cemetery is located off SR-83 North of DeFuniak Springs.

Village of Baytowne Wharf:
7 p.m. – Memorial Day Program presented by the Sandestin Veterans
7:45 p.m. – Performance by Todd Sparks