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What's New Roundup Winter 2024

Winter is now here, and we are getting ready for the season with several new events and other happenings in Walton County. Whether you’re looking for a new restaurant, a place to grab a drink with friends or a place to stay during your next visit, there’s something for everyone in Walton County. 


Amavida Coffee Seasonal Drink Release

Enjoy a seasonal drink at any Amavida location and Perla Baking Co. until Thursday, Feb. 29. Featured is a Hot Honey Mocha made of a warm and cozy combination of espresso, Mandarina, white and dark chocolate, hot honey syrup and milk of choice. The Sparkling Strawberry Rose Refresher is a refreshing blend of sparkling water, strawberry rose syrup and lemon juice, topped with dried strawberries.

  • Website: amavida.com
  • Address: 25 Central Sq., B1, Seaside/104 N. Barrett Sq., Unit 1A Lofts West, Rosemary Beach
  • Phone: (850) 213-1965 


Amavida Coffee Roaster Tour & Coffee Tasting 

You'll get to see behind the scenes operations of specialty coffee roasting on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. Following the tour around the facility, we invite you to taste two to three of our current specialty coffee lots!

  • Website: facebook.com/events
  • Address:712 Serenoa Rd., Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone: (850) 213-1965 


Amavida Coffee Latte Art Throwdown

The Amavida family is thrilled to invite you to our 20th-anniversary Latte Art Throwdown where our local talented baristas will go head-to-head for the coveted first place. Join us for an evening of excitement on Friday, Jan. 19, starting at 6 p.m. You can expect food, fun prizes, community and, of course, coffee!


Camp Creek Inn - Mike Davies Fitness Camp

Camp Creek Inn is excited to host a weekend fitness camp featuring renowned fitness trainer Mike Davies from Friday to Sunday, Jan. 26-28! Commit to your New Year’s resolution with this three-day fitness camp which includes a boot camp style class, three strength training sessions, two cardio sessions and an intimate Chef’s Table Dinner with Mike Davies. This camp has limited space, so book your stay today to enjoy a rejuvenating getaway at Camp Creek Inn! 


Hotel Effie Save and Stay During the 30A Songwriters Festival

Join Hotel Effie at the 30A Songwriters Festival from Jan. 11-16 and enjoy the rhythm of savings! Embrace the melodies and save 20% on each night's stay with the hotel's exclusive festival offer. Enhance your experience with Hotel Effie while immersing yourself in the music-filled atmosphere of this incredible event. 


Hotel Effie - Special Meetings Offer

Schedule your meeting at Hotel Effie with at least 30 rooms per night, 2-night minimum and take advantage of a special 2024 meetings offer, when booked by Thursday, Feb. 29. Rates start at $189 with a 10% discount on banquet menus, 15% discount on team building activities, complimentary Hotel Effie Cookie Break or Beach Bonfire, complimentary cocktails at check-in, complimentary wi-fi in meeting spaces and guest rooms and more. 


Hotel Effie Romantic Getaway for Valentine’s Day

Book a romantic getaway Valentine's Package at Hotel Effie and receive 20% off, as well as champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries delivered to your room and late checkout. Book your Valentine's experience now at the Emerald Coast's Most Romantic / Best Special Occasion Restaurant, Ovide. From Feb. 8 - 19, book Ovide's "Valentine's Experience" and your dinner will include: a champagne toast, Valentine's specialty linens, and rose petals on the table.


Marina Bar & Grill at Sandestin Trivia Night 

Join us every Wednesday at 6 p.m. for brain-teasing fun at the Marina Bar & Grill inside the scenic Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Put your knowledge to the test with our lively trivia nights, enjoy delicious bites, refreshing drinks and compete with friends for bragging rights in a picturesque setting by the marina. Get ready for a memorable night of entertainment and friendly competition!


Marina Bar & Grill Football on the Jumbotron 

Some people tailgate, but at Marina Bar and Grill, we SAILGATE! Join us for NCAA and NFL Football on one of our TVs or the big screen overlooking the marina. As always, Marina Bar and Grill has all your favorite football food like burgers, nachos, wings and drink specials too. Open Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during football season.


Marina Bar & Grill - Live music 

Feel the rhythm and unwind by the waterfront at Marina Bar & Grill every Friday. Join us for vibrant live music nights set against the picturesque backdrop of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Indulge in delicious bites, sip on crafted cocktails and let the music sweep you away in an atmosphere that's as inviting as it is lively. Join fellow music enthusiasts for an evening of tunes and togetherness under the stars. 


Marina Bar & Grill - Mimosas and Mulligans Brunch 

Sundays are for savoring at Marina Bar & Grill! Join us every Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for Mimosas and Mulligans brunch nestled within the tranquil surroundings of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Indulge in a delightful array of brunch favorites, from mouthwatering dishes to refreshing beverages, all while soaking in the scenic views of the marina. 


Perla Baking Co. Seasonal Drink Happy Hour

Need an afternoon pick me up or your second cup for the day? You're in luck. Join us for a new, daily happy hour. Take $1 off any of our seasonal drinks from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Enjoy a Hot Honey Mocha or a Sparkling Strawberry Rose Refresher until Thursday, Feb. 29. 


The Village of Baytowne Wharf - 35th annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival 

This winter festival favorite is back for its 35th year starting on Friday, Feb. 23. Dark or light roux? Chicken, sausage or seafood? Gulf Coast restaurants will compete for the title of 'Best Gumbo on the Emerald Coast." Vote for your favorite as the "People's Choice" winner as celebrity judges deliberate over who will take home the top prize. The afternoon will also feature live music and children's activities. Additionally save on accommodations during the festival by booking with Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.


The Village of Baytowne Wharf - Baytowne on Ice

Dust off those skates and get in the winter spirit at The Village of Baytowne Wharf's Baytowne on Ice until Sunday, Feb. 4. For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, our seasonal ice rink is the perfect opportunity to share some of your favorite holiday traditions. Skaters must be at least 3 years of age and fit into appropriately sized skates. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a parent or adult family member. 


Under Armour Junior Winter Championships

Watch 525 juniors ranging in age from 6-18 from all over the country will compete over two days on Sandestin’s four championship golf courses Feb. 17-18.

Super Bowl Weekend Retail Sale at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Enjoy 15% off all full-priced items for anyone who brings in a receipt showing they ate at Marina Bar & Grill that week. The receipt must have at least one entree during Feb. 9 - 11. This sale is valid for all stores listed on the website below. 


First Day of Spring Sale at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Spring ahead with a new wardrobe. All swimwear 15% off from March 16-19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This sale is valid for all stores listed on the website below. 


30A Songwriter's Festival in Seaside

Seaside, the birthplace of New Urbanism and located at the heart of 30A, is thrilled to welcome music enthusiasts for this year’s 30A Songwriter’s Festival weekend from Jan. 12-15. Our venues include: the Lyceum Lawn stage, The REP Theatre and several intimate settings at Central Square Records and Bud and Alley’s. The shuttle will be running during the festival weekend from the Grayton Beach parking lot to in front of Lyceum Lawn from 6 a.m. to midnight.


The Seaside Prize

For the 30th anniversary of the Seaside Prize, the SEASIDE Institute™ will recognize Victor Dover and Joe Kohl, founders since 1987 of the Miami-based town planning firm, Dover, Kohl and Partners. The prize, which is awarded annually, celebrates individuals or organizations whose life’s work or accomplishments are emblematic of the Institute’s mission of inspiring livable communities. The celebration will take place the weekend of Friday, Feb. 2, with a variety of events and symposia themed, “New Urbanism: Frontiers Remain.” 

  • Website: seasidefl.com
  • Address: 25 Central Square, Santa Rosa Beach 
  • Phone: (850) 714-3166


Local Love Sidewalk Sale

This one's for you, locals! Join us in SEASIDE as we celebrate the holiday season with a town-wide shopping experience of Merchant sidewalk sales, free parking, live music and discounted food and beverages on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. in Central Square.

  • Website: seasidefl.com
  • Address: 25 Central Square, Santa Rosa Beach 
  • Phone: (850) 714-3166


The 22nd annual Seaside School Marathon + 5K

Get ready to run the 22nd annual Seaside School Marathon + 5K! The half marathon will start at 6:45 a.m. and the 5k race will start at 7:05 a.m. Sign up at the link below.


South Walton Golf Cart Rentals 

For anyone who books in advance for March through May will get 10% off their weekly rental rate from the normal rental prices.


Spa Lilliana at Hotel Effie 

New Year, New You. Ring in 2024 with exclusive treatments at Spa Lilliana, designed to rejuvenate, restore and relax. Highlights include the Age Defying Facial, featuring Lyma laser, Detox & Restore, and Miram Quevedo Hair and Scalp Treatments. February offers include the Valentine’s Couples Journey and the Galentine’s Day special. Plus, the spa will host a reservation-only Valentine’s Extravaganza for couples.


Seascape Resort - SeaLight Festival 

From February to March, Seascape Resort will undergo a transformation into an extraordinary world of illumination. This will feature over 1,000 handcrafted Chinese lanterns and lights, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience. For more info., visit the website below.