Articles by SoWal Staff

Ovide At Hotel Effie Introduces New Breakfast, Brunch & Dinner Menus

Ovide, the signature restaurant at Hotel Effie at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, has launched new breakfast, brunch and dinner menus highlighting the flavors of the Gulf Coast and the freshest, in-season ingredients. All menus include ample vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Located steps from The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Ovide embraces the local food and cherished flavors of the Gulf Coast and presents them with a sophisticated and refreshing style. Read More

Cultural Arts Alliance Partners With Boys & Girls Club Of The Emerald Coast

 The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) has created a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast to expand its Youth Arts Education program for club members and produce a high-quality mural that will serve as a source of inspiration and education to club visitors and participants. Read More

International Coastal Cleanup Sep 16

The Walton County Tourism Department, along with the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles, will once again host an International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9 – 11 a.m. Residents, students and visitors are encouraged to participate in the world’s largest volunteer effort with the common goal of cleaning up our coastal waters for our ocean’s health. Volunteer Beach Ambassador teams will be hosting teams at five South Walton regional beach accesses listed below: Read More

Register Now For Seaside School 22nd Annual Race Weekend 2024

The Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K, presented by Seaside, is back, launching its 22nd year of racing. Registration, presented by Visit South Walton, is now open for Race Weekend from February 16th through 18th, 2024, further establishing this event as a signature running event and paramount fundraiser in Northwest Florida. Every year, athletes from around the world converge in Seaside, Florida, assisting in funding The Seaside School, Inc., a pioneering and enduring public charter school in Walton County, Florida. Read More

Guided Kayak Eco Tours In September at Camp Helen State Park

Join Camp Helen State Park staff for a Guided Kayak Eco Tour on Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in North America. Must be 12 years of age or older and able to independently navigate your own kayak. Reservations are required – call the park at 850-233-5059. Tours begin promptly at 9:00 AM, meet in the Visitor Center. Cash only fee is $30 and includes park entry, watercraft rental, life jacket, paddle and a donation to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. Read More

SoWal Insider's Guide to 30A Songwriters Festival 2024

The 30A Songwriters Festival returns to South Walton January 12-15, 2024, with a wide variety of talented artists on the schedule. Buy Tickets Online > The 30A Songwriters Festival will celebrate its 15th year with performances on the main stage at presenting partner Grand Boulevard’s Town Center in Miramar Beach with headline performances by renowned artists JEFF TWEEDY, ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS, ROSANNE CASH and KT TUNSTALL. Read More

T's Catch Seafood Market and Steamer Serving Fresh Catch in Freeport

While looking to fill a niche in the quickly-growing town of Freeport, long-time local Trent Wallace followed his dream and recently opened T’s Catch Seafood Market and Steamer on Hwy 331. Trent knew his neighbors in Freeport craved fresh seafood, and also wanted a local place to buy fresh, local seafood, steamed fresh shrimp, steaks and grab-n-go items. T’s Catch also offers a $10 lunch special which is hard to beat! Read More

Harvest Moon Dinner Under The Stars Fundraiser At Bud & Alley's Sep 30

The Point Washington Medical Clinic invites you to join them as they celebrate another year serving the community – and the seventh annual Harvest Moon Celebration fundraiser to support the mission of the clinic: to build a stronger and healthier community by providing high-quality primary health care regardless of the patient’s means or access.   Learn more about the Harvest Moon fundraiser and purchase tickets: There are multiple  ways to support PWMC on Saturday, September 30th: Read More

The Courtyard at Pescado to Host Four Chef's Table Dinners in September

The Courtyard at Pescado is hosting a September Chef’s Table Series with Chef John Engle. Dinners will take place every Wednesday in September at 6:30 p.m. and are by reservation only. Seats are $150 per person plus 7% tax and 22% gratuity. The Courtyard at Pescado, located on the ground floor of the Orleans Building in Rosemary Beach. Read More

Stinky's Fall Pompano Beach To Bay Grand Slam Fishing Tournament

The Stinky’s Fall Pompano Beach to Bay Gand Slam Tournament begins October 1 at Stinky’s Bait Shack. Anglers may weigh in fish 10AM-6PM daily through Saturday, October 28th. You can register in person, or by phone (850)622-2248 or online at Rules & Regulations Have Changed! READ HERE Read More