March 2023 Things to do in South Walton

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Friday, March 10, 2023

Awkward Oxen Improv at Alys Beach

Awkward Oxen Improv  takes place Fridays at 10am in the Alys Beach Amphitheater. Awkward Oxen Improv is a free, fun, interactive, and fast-paced comedy show that’s fun for groups of all ages. Join The REP’s improv troupe, The Awkward Oxen, as they play improv games, and make up scenes and songs on the spot based on audience suggestions. Don’t worry, if you suffer from a bit of stage fright you’re free to hang out and watch and get some laughs. The Repertory Theatre is Northwest Florida’s premier professional theatre company. Visit for main stage performances and concerts throughout the year for music and theater lovers. Alys Beach Amphitheatre, 9581 E. County Hwy 30A, Alys Beach.

Saturday, March 11

Alaqua Wellness Festival

Alaqua Animal Refuge will host its First Annual Alaqua Wellness Festival —an event that celebrates animals, humans, and the earth, and how each coexists with one another and brings healing to the mind, body, and soul on Saturday, March 11th from 10AM – 5PM. The festival is open to guests of all ages. To learn more, visit Wellness classes and workshops including yoga, Pure Barre, Chi-Gong, sound baths, nature trail tours, educational seminars and more will be offered throughout the day. In conjunction, there will be a showcase of local vendors, live music, and an array of food and beverage options. The day will conclude with a ceremonial bonfire. The Alaqua Wellness Festival is part of Celebrate!, a month-long celebration during March to mark Alaqua’s momentous reopening to the public! To find out how to become a sponsor or vendor for Celebrate! Alaqua, email Alaqua Animal Refuge, 155 Dugas Way, Freeport.

 30Avenue Concert Series

Come out to 30Avenue for the Spring Music Series from 6:00 p.m. til 9:00 p.m. on the green. Enjoy live music with family and friends under the stars in Inlet Beach. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or low-back lawn chairs. Saturday, March 11 | 6-9PM: Hunter & Tony. Learn more at 30Avenue, 12805 US Highway 98 E, Inlet Beach.

 Peter Pan at Mattie Kelly Arts Center

The Mattie Kelly Arts Center hosts the Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) as the perform Peter Pan, March 11th & 12th. Purchase tickets online at or by calling the box office at (850) 729-6000. NFB’s Peter Pan: Saturday, March 11 | 7:30 PM, Sunday, March 12 | 2:30 PM. Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd. E, Niceville.

Monday, March 13

The REP: Adventures in Alys

Proudly presented by the Alys Foundation, Adventures in Alys, a completely original storytelling experience for children of all ages takes place Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am, March 6 – April 5, in the Amphitheatre. Watch as The REP Theatre actors perform a masterfully improvised story based on audience suggestions. Adventures in Alys | March 6 – April 5, Monday & Wednesdays | 10AM, Alys Beach Amphitheatre, 9581 E. County Hwy 30A, Alys Beach.

Tuesday, March 14 

Huck & Lilly @ Seaside Amphitheater

Huck & Lilly will perform LIVE in the Seaside Amphitheater Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00PM. Bring a chair or blanket, snacks and drinks, and enjoy the show. Free and open to all ages. Singer/songwriters Ken Johnson and Andi Zack-Johnson as Huck and Lilly specialize in music for kids AND the grown ups who love them! Seaside Amphitheater, 25 Central Square, Seaside.

Friday, March 17

FOOW: St. Patty’s Day Celebration

Join FOOW – Fish Out Of Water at their St. Patty’s Day Celebration. From 4 – 10PM, enjoy Irish style live music and Chef-inspired features. Green beer and cocktails available for purchase to get the party started! Live Music by Weston Hines 4-7. FOOW30a, 34 Goldenrod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach.

Monday, March 20

Rosemary Beach Spring Concert Series

The Spring it On! Concert Series returns on Monday nights beginning at 6PM held on St. Augustine Green in Rosemary Beach! Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the night filled with great music. Each week is a different show so catch as many as you can! Spring it On! Concert Series, March 13 – April 10 | 6:00PM – March 13: The Anthony Peebles Band, March 20: Cosmic Rascals, March 27: The Barry Fish Band, April 3: Joey Shaling and the Paisley Blues Band, April 10: Sons of Saints. Rosemary Beach is a unique and picturesque beach town that brings island  charm and style to the eastern end of South Walton.www. St. Augustine Green/Owners Pavilion, North Barrett Sq. Rosemary Beach.


Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: Guided Plant Stroll

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler on the third Monday each month from 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m for a Guided Plant Stroll.  The stroll begins at Tram Stop #2 . This program is free with regular park admission. Park programs are made possible by Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. For more information about the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, please visit: or email Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, located on the west side of Scenic 30A in South Walton, offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall. Three rare coastal dune lakes provide excellent freshwater fishing. To learn more about the park, please visit: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach.

Friday, March 24

Westonwood Ranch Pro Rodeo & Charity Fundraiser

Calling all bulls, broncs, cowboys and cowgirls!!! The Professional Cowboy Association’s biggest superstars will perform feats of athleticism during the 2023 Westonwood Ranch Professional Rodeo on March 24 & 25 at the Freeport Regional Sports Complex. Gates open at 6PM with 7:30PM performances nightly. Enjoy food vendors, children’s bounce house and so much more. All proceeds from this event benefit Westonwood Ranch. To purchase tickets and learn more, visit

Alaqua Animal Refuge Wild & Free Festival

Alaqua Animal Refuge will host a Wild & Free Festival on Saturday, March 25th from 10AM – 5PM featuring live music, food and beverages, and a “baby shower” for the hundreds of native orphaned wildlife that make their way to the shelter. Enjoy a wildlife scavenger hunt, face painting, birdhouse decorating, and tour of Alaqua’s new wildlife ambulance — filled with animal ambassadors! This event will highlight Alaqua’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, a state and federally permitted facility, providing a much-needed resource for rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick, injured, and orphaned native Florida wildlife across an 11-county area. Alaqua Animal Refuge, 155 Dugas Way, Freeport.

Friday, March 31

Emerald Coast Theatre Company: You and Me Under the Sea

The Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents You and Me Under the Sea, a Theatre for the Very Young: Interactive Theatre. All ECTC productions will be staged at ECTC’s space located upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard Town Center, located in Miramar Beach, Florida. Tickets and information can be found at Friday, March 31 & April 7 at 9:30AM, Saturday, April 1 & 8 at 9:30AM. 560 Grand Boulevard, Grand Boulevard Town Center, Miramar Beach.

Saturday, April 8

Great 30A Easter Race

The 2023 Great 30A Easter Race will be taking place at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on Saturday, April 8, 2023.  The race starts at 7AM.  Runners will have two distinct courses to choose from: the CLEAN FEET 5K course and the STINKY FEET 10K course. Both courses are run entirely inside Topsail Hill Preserve State Park with an awards ceremony to follow. Learn more and register at A portion of the proceeds from The Great 30A Easter Race benefits Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. 7525 W County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach.

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