South Walton Community Council’s Back To Nature Festival Oct. 14-16

October 6, 2011

Something for everyone to enjoy at annual festival

The South Walton Community Council is hosting our 10th Annual Back To Nature Festival October 14-16, 2011. With six events to choose from, there is something for everyone to explore at our annual festival. The Back to Nature Festival offers the opportunity to for visitors and locals alike to discover the wonders of our unique coastal environment.

Register today at and get ready to enjoy the wonders of South Walton’s natural beauty!


Opening Night Party: Friday, Oct 14 at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse. 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Live music of Chris Alvarado, food and fun! Join the party!  Cost: $12.

Silent Auction Saturday: Oct 15th – All Day at the Seaside Amphitheater. Coolest art, hippest things in town. Proceeds benefit SWCC.  Come out and show us you care! Free.

Outdoor Adventures: Saturday & Sunday, Oct 15-16th throughout Walton County. Our classic adventures include hiking, biking, boating, kayaking, riding and astronomy. Cost: $10 (River Safari $39). See the complete schedule of adventures and register by going to

Explore at Grayton Beach State Park: Saturday, Oct 15th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Grayton Beach State Park. This event will be hosted by Walton Outdoors in conjunction with South Walton Community Council and feature hands on activities geared for kids 6 and up (must be accompanied by an adult). There will be plenty of giveaways for the kids and lots of family fun! Free.

Celebrate Nature at Seaside: Saturday, Oct 15th 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the Seaside Amphitheater.  A celebration of nature & community, this event has something for all ages.  Listen to the music of Kyle LaMonica and Elizabethtown, explore the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center wildlife exhibits, green business displays & watch the kids get creative with arts & crafts.  Bring your blanket or lawn chairs & join the celebration! Free.

Jewels of 30A Art Show: Sept 26-Oct 29 at The Hidden Lantern Gallery in Rosemary Beach. The artshow will feature art inspired by our globally rare & imperiled Coastal Dune Lakes.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit SWCC.  So add to your art collection and support the local organization that gives Nature a Voice! Free. Attend the meet the artist party, Friday, October 7, 2011 from 5-7pm.

About South Walton Community Council
The South Walton Community Council is a nonpartisan, nonprofit coalition of several hundred residents, property owners, employees, neighborhoods and business owners.  In 1995, growing out of a need for grassroots expression, a group of dedicated citizens gathered to make a difference in their community.  They recognized how preserving & protecting the unique coastal environment would enhance the quality of life for all who visit or chose to call South Walton home.  After 16 years these volunteers are going strong.  For more information go to or follow us on Facebook as South Walton Community Council.