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Events in Walton County Summer 2023

Summer is approaching and we are preparing for the season's events. Whether you're looking for a golf tournament, an art and food festival, a glass of wine from a local vineyard or a way to give back to the community, there’s an event for everyone in Walton County. 

June 3-4 - Summer By The Half-Shell: Paddle Boil

Join Distillery 98 for the 3rd Annual Paddle Boil starting with a morning paddle board race at 9 a.m. in Grayton Beach on Western Lake followed by a Sip & Shop at the Tribe Kelly Surf Company. The party continues Sunday, June 4, with their infamous Crawfish Boil & Distillery Party from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more details and to purchase tickets please visit the link below. 

  • Website: eventbrite.com
  • Address: 835 Serenoa Road, Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone: (850) 919-2400

June 10 - FORE! The Love of Animals Golf Tournament: 10 a.m. 

Alaqua will host the 2nd Annual FORE! The Love of Animals Golf Tournament—welcoming teams of four plus individuals. Participants can expect a fun day on one of golf enthusiasts’ favorite courses at Sandestin.

  • Website: facebook.com/events
  • Address: 9300 U.S. Highway 98, Miramar Beach
  • Phone: (850) 880-6399

June 10 - The Odd Pelican Beer Co. Summer Kickoff Party: 12-10 p.m.

Join The Odd Pelican Beer Co. for a summer kickoff party. There will be live music, new beers, a pig roast and more. 

June 17 - Pleasant Ridge Christian Academy Summer Bash: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Come enjoy a free lunch, waterslides, bounce house, snow cones, face painting balloon artists and more. This event is brought to you by Pleasant Ridge Christian Academy and the Walton County Sheriff's Office.

  • Website: facebook.com/events
  • Address: 1015 Pleasant Ridge Road, DeFuniak Springs 
  • Phone: (850) 892-0516

June 21-25 - 21st Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic 

Experience the ultimate sport fishing tournament at the 21st Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, held at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. In addition to deep-sea angling and the chance to win cash prizes, participants and their families can enjoy a range of onshore activities at the resort and The Village of Baytowne Wharf. A full schedule of events can be found at the website below. 

  • Website: fishecbc.com
  • Address: 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway W., Miramar Beach 
  • Phone: (910) 264-3947

July 1 - Chautauqua Winery Red Wine and Blue Celebration: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

There will be complimentary wine tastings, shopping and food. This event is free to the public and pet friendly, so bring your fur babies and enjoy the day with us. 

July 4 - Seaside 4th of July concert and fireworks: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Celebrate July 4th in Seaside with a block party in Central Square, a REP Theater performance, Huck and Lilly with a musical performance, Wild Bill's hotdog eating contest, fireworks over the Gulf of Mexico and more. 

July 4 - Alys Beach 4th of July concert and fireworks: 6-9 p.m. 

Come out and celebrate the 4th in Alys Beach. The Bay Kings Band will be performing in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre with fireworks to follow, weather permitting.

July 4 - Grayton Beach 4th of July Parade: 8:30 a.m. 

Come join in the fun for the annual July 4th parade in Grayton Beach. Decorate your cars, jeeps, boats, bikes, scooters etc. No registration needed and everyone is welcome. After the parade meet up at Grayton Coast Properties for popsicles, watermelon and lemonade.

July 29 - Walton County Sheriff's Office Back-to-school Splash Bash: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Walton County Sheriff's Office is excited to host the annual Back-to-School Splash Bash and backpack giveaway. This event will be held at the Hammock Bay Sports Complex. Hot dogs, hamburgers and snow cones will be available for all who attend. Backpacks will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis along with basic school supplies. There will be inflatable slides, bouncy houses and kid's activities for the whole family. 

Aug. 19 - Walton County Sheriff's Office presents Cones, Cops and Cruisers: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Come out to the South Walton Sports Complex and get to know your District 3 and 4 Walton County Sheriff's Office Deputies. We'll have vendors, food trucks, games for kids and more. Walton County Sheriff's Office will be featuring our specialty units such as the Beach Marine Unit and our Dive Team. Also, a local car club will bring out some classic cruisers and show cars for display.

  • Website: facebook.com/events
  • Address: 240 MC Davis Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone: (850) 892-8111

Sept. 2-4 - Perfect Hues: Baytowne Art & Food Fest: 5-10 p.m.

Each evening stroll The Village streets as you browse a variety of artwork from local and regional artists, and savor bites from some of the area's best restaurants and food trucks. Enjoy LIVE music throughout the festival and fireworks over the lagoon on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 9:30 p.m. 

Sept. 16 - International Coastal Cleanup Day: 9-11 a.m.

Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles, along with the Walton County Tourism Department will once again host an International Coastal Cleanup. Both residents and visitors are encouraged to participate. Volunteer Beach Ambassador teams will be hosting teams at South Walton Regional Beach Accesses. If you would like more information, please visit the website link or contact Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles International Coastal Cleanup Director Christina Cabral below. 

Sept. 23 - Emerald Coast Spirits Festival: 12-5 p.m.

Presented by 30Avenue, Distillery 98 and the Florida Craft Spirits Association. The Emerald Coast Spirits Festival will be held at 30Avenue. Guests will have the opportunity to sip, sample and enjoy the spirits featured by the craft distillers gathered from all over Florida. This festival will feature local cuisine from the restaurants in 30Avenue, live music from local legends Certainly So and Will Thompson Band and fantastic shopping opportunities from the finest vendors.

  • Website: distillery98.com
  • Address: 12805 U.S. 98 E, Inlet Beach 
  • Phone: (850) 919-2400

Sept. 30 - Idyll Hounds Brewing Company Houndfest 9: 1-6 p.m.

Nine years is another big birthday, and we can't wait to celebrate with you. So, tell your friends, keep your eyes peeled for ticket announcements and save this date.

  • Website: facebook.com/events
  • Address: 845 Serenoa Road, Santa Rosa Beach  
  • Phone: (850) 231-1138