The innovative and exciting outdoor Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show returns to the fabulous Arron Bessant Park March 3rd, 2023. This show features boat displays from all major manufacturers and the top dealers representing the latest in boats, high tech engines, electronics and marine accessories. Boats ranging from entry level bow riders, pontoons and […]

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Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center 23rd Gala in the Garden and Golf Weekend 2022 Gala – Friday – March 10 – 5:30 p.m. Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Golf – Sunday – March 12 – Noon Kelly Plantation Golf Club The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center is putting on their annual signature […]

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Enjoy a lavish gathering with fine wine, food and spirits at the 2nd Annual Soiree on the Bay, benefiting Children’s Volunteer Health Network. This weekend is presented by the Dugas Family and will take place on their stunning family estate overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay in Santa Rosa Beach. Each night, guests will indulge in delicious […]

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The Courtyard at Pescado, located on the ground floor of the Orleans Building in Rosemary Beach, is set to host a Mardi Gras Wine Dinner February 23, 2023 at 6:30p.m. The coursed menu, created by Chef Preston Trott, will consist of four carefully crafted courses paired with French wines from Breakthru Beverage. Guests will be […]

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The Walton County Tourism Department is pleased to announce Bradley Copeland as the 2023 Walton County Artist of the Year. She accepted the award during the annual Perfect in Walton County Awards held at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa.  The Walton County Tourism Department is pleased to announce Bradley Copeland as the […]

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Tickets On Sale Now The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County is excited to announce tickets are on sale now for the highly anticipated annual Valentine Tour of Homes. The tour is known for providing a rare opportunity to enter some of Walton County’s most interesting residences, showcasing stunning interiors, acclaimed architectural design and […]

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SYO Auditions Are Open to Intermediate to Advanced Middle and Local High School Strings, Winds, Brass, and Percussion Players  DESTIN, FL  – Musician/music instructor Margaret Gordon has joined Sinfonia Gulf Coast to lead its Youth Orchestras and coordinate its music education community outreach efforts.  A native of Fort Walton Beach, Gordon’s passion for […]

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Release Date: January 25, 2023 WALTON COUNTY, FL – National Weather Service Tallahassee conducted preliminary damage assessments in the affected areas of south Walton County, where they confirmed Sunday’s severe weather system as an EF 2 tornado with maximum wind speeds of approximately 115 MPH. According to NWS, the tornado touched down in the […]

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Black’s Island is now represented by Corcoran Reverie. PORT SAINT JOE, Fla., January 23, 2023 – Corcoran Reverie, a high-end real estate brokerage and an affiliate of Corcoran Group LLC, is pleased to announce the marketing launch of the Bungalows on Black’s Island. Sheltered by Florida’s Cape San Blas and surrounded by the tranquil […]

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Emerald Coast Theatre Company is proud to present The Golden Age of Hollywood, Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Take a trip to Tinseltown with classic jazz tunes like “Fly Me to the Moon” and “Puttin on the Ritz.” This Golden Age cabaret features music from your favorite artists like Frank […]

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SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla.— After a successful opening year, 30A Distilling Co finishes the calendar year by unveiling a brand new Inlet Beach Peach Vodka. This new release combines hand-crafted vodka made with Louisiana cane sugar and fresh world-renowned peaches from Chilton County, Alabama. It’s distilled in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and is a one-of-a-kind […]

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Restaurant Paradis is pleased to announce their seventh annual Prohibition Repeal Wine Dinner, presented by 30A Luxury Vacations, raised $14,000 for Food for Thought Outreach. Guests gathered at the Rosemary Beach fine-dining restaurant for a private, Gatsby-inspired evening. Upon entry, ticket holders made their way into the bar area to enjoy specialty cocktails made with […]

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School Name Spring Break Alabama: Montgomery Academy 3/17/23-3/24/23 Trinity Presbyterian 3/20/23-3/24/23 Hooper Academy 3/20/23-3/24/23 Dothan City Schools 3/27/23-3/31/23 Huntsville City Schools 3/13/23-3/17/23 Birmingham Public Schools 3/27/23-3/31/23 Jefferson County 3/27/23-3/31/23 Mobile County Public Schools 4/17/23-4/21/23 Montgomery County Public Schools 03/20/23- 03/24/23 Auburn University 03/06/23- 03/10/23 Faulkner University Samford University 3/06/23-3/10/23 University of Alabama 3/10/23-3/19/23 Arkansas: Little […]

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The 10-concert Live Music Series on Thursdays from April 20 to June 22 Feature Premier Musicians and Bands Performing Everything from Classic Rock, Reggae, and Disco to Modern Pop and a Live Orchestra Performance by Sinfonia Gulf Coast DESTIN, FLORIDA Step into spring 2023 with a song in your heart. Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation […]

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EVENT BRIEF LuLu’s Destin Complimentary Tropical Re-Union Wedding Vow Renewal Saturday – February 11 – 2 pm At the foot of the Mid Bay Bridge Looking for a romantic Valentine’s Day present for your spouse? Celebrate your love and commitment by officially renewing your wedding vows at LuLu’s Tropical Re-Union at 2 p.m. on Saturday, […]

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Café Thirty-A’s Annual Christmas Charity Ball, held on Friday, December 2, raised a record-breaking $50,000 for Caring and Sharing of South Walton, an organization that provides food and financial assistance to area families and individuals in need. The sold-out event welcomed over 250 guests to the festively decorated restaurant where they were greeted with complimentary […]

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As a reminder, the Walton County Tourism Department is hosting the second Hospitality and Service Industry Job Fair on Friday, Jan. 13, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club located at 427 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. We are proud to sponsor this event, which benefits all local […]

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The Walton-DeFuniak Library has provided services to citizens and visitors since opening in 1887. On Tuesday, December 20, 2022, a celebration was held to honor 135 years of service. The all-day event kicked off with a welcome from Library Director, Caitie Cerise, followed by a proclamation outlining the history of the library from DeFuniak Springs […]

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SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. — Rinse off the old, welcome the new! South Walton Fire District will hold its 9th Annual Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day at Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar. In-person registration begins at 11 a.m., which will be followed by a costume contest at 12 p.m., and the Plunge itself at […]

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Emerald Coast Theatre Company is proud to present The Odd Couple January 20-29, 2022 starring Producing Artist Director of ECTC Nathanael Fisher alongside Guest Director and comedian Jason Hedden, who also performed in Popcorn Falls together in 2021. When Oscar the slob and fastidious Felix decide to room together, hilarity ensues as the two […]

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On December 2, the Florida Association of Counties unveiled the county photos featured in their 2022 – 2023 annual calendar: Keep Calm & Love Water. Walton County was selected as February 2023. “With water being Florida’s most abundant resource, it was only natural to showcase our waterways in the calendar’s theme,” says Lee Constantine, […]

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Alaqua Animal Refuge announces a new holiday event, “Christmas in the Courtyard,” to be held Saturday, December 10 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the organization’s new home. The event is open to the public and the entire family is welcome to participate in the festivities that will take place at the Jumonville Family Welcome […]

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A group of locals have come together to help Chef Brannon Janca, owner of Down Island Gulf Seafood Restaurant in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The holiday fundraiser, called Janca’s Jingle Bell Jamboree, will be held at Down Island on December 17, 2022 from 6-9PM and will include live music, a wine walkabout, local area chef […]

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Ryanhood is bringing their high-energy, big-harmony, dueling acoustic guitar approach to Santa Rosa Beach for two shows, December 16 & 17, 2022. “A Winter’s Evening with Ryanhood,” is a live holiday touring show based on the duo’s award-winning album, On Christmas. An evening of songs and storytelling, heartstrings and laughter, the show features a blend […]

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Sinfonia Youth Orchestra presents Festive Favorites, Sunday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to gather with family and friends to celebrate the joy of music this holiday season. On Sunday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. Sinfonia Gulf Coast presents the Sinfonia Youth Orchestras in concert at Destin High School. Holiday Magic is […]

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 Emerald Coast Storytellers, a local writers group that has shown impressive growth since their inception in July, will be hosting their first ticketed event at Distillery 98 Thursday, December 8. The guest speaker, also known as the “Featured Storyteller,” will be #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author, Meredith Wild. Meredith Wild […]

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2022 will soon be signed, sealed, and delivered – and Pescado is ready to celebrate! Pescado will be offering two options for reservations this New Year’s Eve – December 31, 2022 – an Early Bird Reservation Time for $250.0 + 7% Tax and 23% Gratuity AND a Late Night Reservation Time for $290.0 + […]

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Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown & HARDY to Headline June 1-4, 2023 in Panama City Beach Organizers of the Gulf Coast Jam Presented by Jim Beam today revealed the exciting full lineup for the four-day Country Music Festival, June 1-4, 2023 in Panama City Beach. Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown and HARDY have […]

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Enjoy a memorable family Holiday experience at LuLu’s in Destin for their 7th Annual Billy Claus free event on Sunday, December 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. Who is Billy Claus? He is Santa’s warm weather-loving brother who lives in the Caribbean, but comes this way every year to help Santa during the Holiday season. […]

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The Harbor Rats Charitable Foundation, an organization founded on giving back to their community, has chosen Alaqua Animal Refuge as one of their beneficiaries. “As we were looking to expand our reach and choose another charity to add as a beneficiary, Alaqua was a clear and unanimous choice” said Marvin Holthouser, chairman of the Harbor […]

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A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and Christmas Cabaret at the Boulevard The Christmas Season has arrived and Emerald Coast Theatre Company is offering three fantastic shows to get you in the spirit! First up, A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live On Stage. By Charles M. Schulz, adapted by Eric Schaeffer with special […]

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Stars from the Broadway hits Jersey Boys, Motown: The Musical, and A Bronx Tale recreate the greatest music in American pop and rock history Ready for some “harmony” this holiday season? Sinfonia Gulf Coast presents Holiday Pops Featuring the Doo Wop Project on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention […]

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The South Walton Fire District is asking for the community’s help in fighting hunger ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday by hosting the first SWFD Heroes Against Hunger Food Drive. Northwest Florida residents can bring nonperishable and/or canned food items to any of the five SWFD fire station locations through November 18, during the hours of […]

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Alaqua Animal Refuge, the Southeast’s premier non-profit animal shelter and sanctuary, has named Paul Arthur as its new Executive Director. The organization did not have to look too far from home as Arthur has been embedded in the local community for years and has a breadth of valuable experience and perspective to lend. He takes […]

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The Market Shops hosted its Seventh Annual Bloody Mary Festival on Saturday, October 22. The signature event, powered by Step One Automotive Group, raised a record-breaking $50,000 for Habitat for Humanity – Walton County. The sold-out event showcased 15 of the finest restaurants and bars on the Emerald Coast, each serving unlimited tastes of their […]

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No matter your age, Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s 2023 Spring Educational Theatre programs offer something for everyone. The popular Educational Theatre Program provides creative and engaging offerings designed especially for young thespians from pre-school to high school, as well as adult classes. The full schedule of class dates and times along with and registration rate […]

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Grace Pizza and Shakes will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, October 29 at their newest restaurant, located in the old Pickle Factory at 38 Clayton Lane in Grayton Beach. Founded in 2021 by Adrian Hembree and Vincent Nandlal in Alvin, Texas, Grace is the story of their mission and values expressed through the […]

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Niceville and DeFuniak Springs, FL …It’s not too early to start planning for this year’s Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center Holiday season to help children in need. This year, ECCAC is creating a toy room for their families and agency partners to “shop” for children from newborn, up to 18 years old.  […]

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Restaurant Paradis is proud to present their seventh annual Prohibition Repeal Wine Dinner, presented by 30A Luxury Vacations, on Saturday, December 10, benefitting Food for Thought Outreach. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., guests are invited to delight in a cocktail hour featuring a specialty cocktail made with Distillery 98’s Dune Laker vodka served in a commemorative […]

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 Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic is bringing industry leading orthopedic care to Panama City with their first new clinic opening September 12th. TOC’s entry into Panama City marks the start of a broader expansion to improve access to care in Bay County and adjacent areas that include Walton and Gulf counties. A second location is planned […]

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For the past 13 years, the 30A Songwriters Festival has attracted thousands of dedicated live music fans from around the country to hear original songwriters spanning many genres of music perform their songs. The beach resort towns along Highway 30A on the Gulf of Mexico feature 30 venues presenting over 200 songwriters and 300+ solo, […]

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 The owners of Slick Lips Seafood and Oyster House, Bryce and Miranda Jarvis along with Captain Gary Jarvis, Mayor of Destin, will be opening a second location in Pensacola, at 102 South Palafox Street. Located in the Zarzaur Law building complex, Slick Lips Pensacola promises the same fresh seafood and family friendly environment that can […]

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Education Theatre Programming Performances  Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s High School theatre program presents The Edgar Allan Poe Afterlife Radio Show on Friday, October 28th, 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 29th, 2:30 pm. A tap at a chamber door and the beat of a hideous heart evoke the very best and creepiest of Edgar Allan Poe. […]

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Chef Michael Sichel of Soleil in Destin, Florida is hosting yet another Chef’s Table Wine Dinner, this time focused on wines from Italy. On October 26, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., guests will arrive and be seated at the Chef’s table for a five course dinner – each course paired with an Italian wine. Chef will walk […]

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On a recent pleasant fall evening, the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center benefited from a dinner hosted by Mark and Kim Fressell, proprietors of Crust Artisan Bakery in Santa Rosa Beach, and Mike and Val Thompson, owners of their Thompson 31Fifty Winery located in California’s Russian River Valley. From appetizers to desserts, with wine […]

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Joins Previously Announced Headliners Morgan Wallen & Miranda Lambert June 1-4, 2023 in Panama City Beach Big Loud Records’ game-changer HARDY will bring his electric headline live show to the Florida Panhandle, when he joins Morgan Wallen and Miranda Lambert as the third of four headliners at the 11th Annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Presented […]

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, State Surgeon General Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo has announced new guidance regarding mRNA vaccines. The Florida Department of Health conducted an analysis through a self-controlled case series, which is a technique originally developed to evaluate vaccine safety. This analysis found that there is an 84% increase in the relative incidence of cardiac-related death among males […]

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New Mental Health Resources coming to Okaloosa and Walton County Parents  Children’s Volunteer Health Network and The Youth Mental Health Project are introducing regional chapters of The Parent Support Network to the panhandle. Two local events will be held in Okaloosa and Walton counties to discuss The Parent Support Network and the regional chapters […]

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The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County announces the return of one of Walton County’s favorite fall events, the Flutterby Arts Festival, which will take place Sunday, November 13th in Watersound® Town Center. In its 30th year, the Flutterby Festival will feature many returning and new activities for kids of all ages, including arts […]

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The inaugural awards honored 15 companies from across the automotive industry. Step One Automotive Group has been named a Champions of Charity honoree by AutoSuccess, a Babcox Media brand. The Champions of Charity program recognizes automotive industry companies that are making a difference in their communities, businesses and beyond with their charitable acts and donations. […]

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