Nature girl’s weekend picks for Aug. 14-16

August 10, 2009

Friday, Aug. 14

finalseasonMovie under the stars at Seaside Amphitheater
“The Final Season” starring Sean Astin. The movie is about the amazing baseball program at a tiny high school in Norway, Iowa.
8:00 p.m.

WaterColor Marina Park Music Series
Location: WaterColor Marina Park off of Scenic 30A
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Free concert at WaterColor’s Marina Park Amphitheater. Bring blanket, chair and cooler and enjoy the music.
Opener: Joey Peters – Headliner: Sons of William

Saturday, Aug. 15

surfishingLearn about fishing in the surf
Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
10:00 am
Come and join an exciting interpretive on Topsail Hill Preserve State Park’s Beaches. Learn the basics and tricks of the trade on catching bait, fish identification, and how to fish in the surf. Bring your poles! Take the tram from the Day-Use parking area on Hwy 30A to the beach. A $3.00 entry fee is required.
Contact: (850)267-0299 Click here for map

shrinerFun Day in DeFuniak Springs
Location: Walton Shrine Club
2916 W Nelson Avenue DeFuniak Springs
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fun day for kids with water activities, face painting, pony rides and food vendors.

gulfplaceOpen Hut Party at Gulf Place
Location: Artists at Gulf Place
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Meet the artists of Artists at Gulf Place and enjoy the works of guests artists as well.
Live music from Jackie and Olivia 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Food and drink provided by Miss Lucille’s Beach Bar
Interactive are going on all day including a tie-dye workshop and personalize ornaments. Corner of 393 and 30-A (behind Miss Lucille’s Gossip Parlor) Santa Rosa Beach 850-622-0400

Sunday, Aug. 16

Cool off on a hot day at Ponce de Leon Springs State Park


Just outside the Walton County line is one of the coolest places to take a dip in a spring, Ponce de Leon Springs State Park. As the water stays a constant 68 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, both locals and visitors enjoy this nature-made swimming pool, which is a convergence of two underground water flows, producing 14 million gallons of water daily.

Click here for more information and directions