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All the Happenings in the Watersound Origins Community

It’s been a beautiful spring in South Walton with the blue lupine in bloom and construction progress moving right along in the new Pathways phase of the Watersound Origins community. Sales are strong and inventory is becoming very limited! Below is a quick update on the latest happenings. The last new home in the Winter […] Read More

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THIS WEEKEND: Beloved Fall Film Fest Returns to Watercolor – Nov 4-5

Entering its 16th year, the Telluride MountainFilm on Tour returns to WaterColor Inn & Resort’s Marina Park outdoor amphitheater November 4-5. The festival showcases a selection of films from the International Film Festival and furthers the MountainFilm mission of exploring cultures, preserving environments and promoting adventure. This year’s film selections cover a wide range of topics, from an epic ski journey across Russia in “The Great Siberian Traverse” to the cultural evolution of Bolivia’s female wrestlers in “The Wrestling Cholita.” “MountainFilm has been a vital component of our events calendar for the past 15 years,” said Andrew Czarnecki, managing director of resort operations for St. Joe Club & Resorts. “The support of this community and film enthusiasts alike make the festival stronger each year. We look forward to continuing this tradition for many more years to come.” Delta Air Lines and Visit South Walton are premier sponsors of the annual outdoor festival, which will once again incorporate Kidz Kino, a mini-festival for attendees ages 6-12 that features kid-friendly films at the WaterColor BoatHouse. Those who stay at the WaterColor Inn & Resort during MountainFilm on Tour can take advantage of a festival lodging package ($505 per night), which includes two nights in a beachfront guest room at the Inn, as well as two complimentary tickets to both nights of the event. Gates open at 6 p.m. with films beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are now available online at mountainfilmfl.com. Advance tickets are $30 per day or $50 for a two-day weekend pass. Tickets purchased at the gate are $35 per day or $60 for a two-day weekend pass, based on availability. Food, beer, and wine will also be available for purchase at the festival. Kidz Kino day passes may be purchased for $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Parents must be present to sign their children in and out of the BoatHouse. For more information on this new offering, interested parties may call 850.534.5975. Film nights usually sell out, so grab your tickets soon. See you out there!

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SATURDAY: Run, Paddle and Race to the Finish at Run/SUP Event

The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced they will host the second annual 2016 South Walton RUN/SUP Series event on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Grayton Beach State Park from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The after party and awards ceremony will be held at The Craft Bar 30A in Grayton Beach from 2 to 5 p.m. that day. Registrant packet pick-up will take place at The Craft Bar 30A on Friday, September 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. The race takes you on a two-mile run through beautiful Grayton Beach State Park followed by a two-mile paddle on Western Lake, one of the area’s rare coastal dune lakes. With four total races, a world-renowned venue and both Family and Competitive/Advanced groups, the 2016 South Walton RUN/SUP Series will continue to set a standard in the local and regional athletic communities for the future. With RUN/SUP once again sponsoring the event, they will offer a limited amount of their new RUN/SUP boards for rental on the day of the event, should a participant need one. Just be sure to select that you will need a board provided when registering. Board rentals are limited and available for an extra fee when registering online. Boards up to 12’6 are allowed. Participants in the first race can arrive as early as 8 a.m. with the races beginning promptly at 9 a.m. The event schedule will go as follows: Race 1: Competitive Division at 9:00 a.m. (Cash prize will be awarded in this category.) $75 entry fee Race 2: Recreation Division 1 at 10:15 a.m. $65 entry fee Race 3: Recreation Division 2 at 11:30 a.m. $65 entry fee Race 4: Family Division at 12:45 p.m. (This race includes youth participants age 8-12.) $55 entry fee *Please note that this race is shorter and is only a one mile run and a one mile paddle. Register now at Walton Area Chamber of Commerce or by clicking here. Day of event parking is available at Grayton Beach State Park. Overflow parking will be available at The Craft Bar 30A and Pandora’s Steakhouse & Lounge for those renting boards or for those strictly there to observe the race and cheer family and friends to the finish line. Parking instructions will be noted in all racer packets. The 2016 South Walton RUN/SUP Series is produced by Barber & Gall promotions in conjunction with RUN/SUP and the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce, the benefiting organization. Current sponsors and vendors include: Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Chelco, Insurance Zone, VIP Destin Magazine, SoWal, The Craft Bar 30A, RUN/SUP, Salt Water 30a, Gulf Wind Paddle and Surf, Sunrise Chair Company, Advance Media Group and Visit South Walton. For more info, sponsorship opportunities or to register, contact the Walton Area Chamber office at 850-267-0683.