Nature girl’s holiday weekend picks

June 30, 2009

Friday, July 3

ragstorichesRags to Riches sailing race runs from Grayton to Seagrove

Independence Day festivities start early with a Hobie Cat race kicking off the holiday weekend on Grayton Beach.

A tradition since 1981, the local sailing regatta race will be held at 12:30 p.m. July 3. Two classes: 16 ft. or 14 ft. Hobie’s or equivalent are required to race.

$45 entry fee includes T-shirt, koozie, gift bag for captain and crew, and trophies for top 3 finishes in each class. To enter or for more information, go to: or contact Elizabeth Savage at 205-602-3426, email:

Saturday, July 4

Celebrate Independence Day in Walton County


Lots of fun everywhere on the 4th of July

It doesn’t matter where you are, the Fourth of July will be celebrated near you in Walton County. The fun kicks off early with parades, then continues with barbecue cook-offs, music, water slides, pony rides, mullet toss competition, Air Force fly-overs and fireworks. Check out some of the places with water fun, it’s gonna be a firecracker out there!

Click here for details

Sunday, July 5

tdclogoTDC sponsoring “Beach Cleanup” day at beach accesses

Unfortunately, each year Fourth of July celebrations leave the area’s pristine, white sand beaches littered with trash and firework debris. Therefore, the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) and South Walton Community Council (SWCC) invite residents and visitors to help clean up the area’s beaches on July 5th from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Click here for details