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2 Local Destinations announced as some of the Best Getaways in Florida

Conde Nast Traveler traveled Florida from East to West and North to South to end up with the 16 Best Weekend Getaways in Florida including 2 of our local gems.

Panama City

Leave the spring break mayhem to Panama City Beach. Neighboring Panama City proper is a Panhandle revelation home to an Oyster Trail with a dozen restaurants proffering the fruits of the local Gulf and a burgeoning Mural Trail, too. Less than a five-hour drive from cities like Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans, and Jacksonville, Panama City—with its historic downtown and easy access to the nearby sugar sand beaches of Panama City Beach—might surprise you. Right downtown, the History Class Brewing Company is a brand new gastropub that nods to the city’s history with old time artifacts in its design, and mango and guava infused wheat beer on tap. Don’t miss a visit to nearby Historic St. Andrews, ten minutes away, a funky...

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7451 Grand Navarre Blvd.
3 Bdrms  |  2 Bath  |  1,782 Sq. Ft.  |  Offered at $850,000

7424 Grand Navarre Blvd.
5 Bdrms  |  3 Bath  |  2,754 Sq. Ft.  |  Offered at $1,050,000

7348 Gulf Blvd.
6 Bdrms  |  5 Bath |  2,836 Sq. Ft.  |  Offered at $1,100,000

7877 Gulf Blvd., #4
3 Bdrms  |  3/1 Bath  |  2,476 Sq. Ft.  |  Offered at $1,300,000


Bring the Family for the 2nd Annual Norm Crowder Memorial Kids' Fest this Saturday!

2nd Annual Norm Crowder Memorial Kids' Fest

Saturday, May 1st  |  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
8469 Gulf Blvd.  |  Navarre Beach

Join us on Navarre Beach for this Family Fun Event to help benefit the Santa Rosa Kids' House to help raise awareness and to stop child abuse

Click here for more details!


Walton County Winter Tourism Numbers are in!

*Jim Thompson | Northwest Florida Daily News | Published 7:02 a.m. ET April 14, 2021

Gulf Coast Winter Tourism is alive and well despite the Restrictions for COVID-19!

The recent release of last winter's Tourism and Economic Impact in Walton County shows an increase of over 20% for a whopping amount of $1 Billion, according to the Report by a Tallahassee-based Research company.

Between December 2020 and February 2021 there were 494,500 visitors to the beaches, which is a 105,000 person increase from the previous year.

Times have changed from past years, where the beaches were like ghost towns during the winter months, employees laid off due to lack of activity.

The Walton County Tourist Development Council says their focus has changed from targeting the younger families, but also to older couples and couples without children.  From just selling our beautiful Gulf beaches to offering alternative outdoor activities, such as biking and hiking and on hospitality services, such as Dining and shopping.

To read the entire article click here.


65th Annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival and Torchlight Parade

The 65th Annual
Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival and Torchlight Parade is BACK!

April 30th & May 1st & 3rd

Get ready for this crowd-pleaser in Fort Walton Beach!  After a year off, it's time to let loose and enjoy this family-friendly event!


Make Plans for the 12th Annual Sunset Stampede on Navarre Beach!

Sign up TODAY for the
12th Annual Sunset Stampede on Navarre Beach

May 1st  |  Kids Fun Run @ 5:30 pm  | 5K Run @ 6:30 pm

Make plans for this 5K Run along White Sands Blvd
on Navarre Beach! 

Enjoy the beautiful Spring weather and the race!

Click here to Sign up and find out additional details!


New Medical Campus coming to Panama City Beach

The St. Joe Company recenlty announced that it is teaming up with the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and FSU's College of Medicine to bring a NEW Health Care Campus to Panama City Beach.

This Healthcare facility will be located along the St. Joe's Bay-Walton Sector, over 110,000 acres, along the Intracoastal Waterway and situated near the new Latitude Margaritaville Watersound community currently under construction.  Groundbreaking is anticipated to be in 2022.

The Latitude Margaritaville community, built with Seniors 55 and older in mind who have an Active Lifestyle, will include 3,500 homes from Panama City Beach to South Walton County.

This will be a valuable health care option for Latitude Margaritaville and Panama City Beach residents alike.  The location site will be near State Hwy 79 and Phillip Griffitts Sr. Parkway on an 87 acre parcel.

This new facility will include an Emergency Center, 100 beds for inpatients and will include services for those needing Gastroenterology, urology, gynecology, cardiology services and general surgery.


Concerts in the Village are Back! Plan your Spring Evenings Now!

Concerts in the Village at Destin Commons

The season kicks off at 7:00 pm on April 22nd!  This special performance by Sinfonia Gulf Coast will be performing "The Music of Queen".  
Admission is $25/adults, $15/active-duty military and children (12 and under) and MKAF members are free.

Gates open at 6:00 pm.

Tickets for the remaining concerts (see below) will be $15/adults, $10/active-duty military, and children (12 and under) and MKAF members are free.

April 29: Duchess
May 6:   Shania Twin, Shania Twain Tribute
May 13:  M80s
May 20:  A Brother' Revival, an Allman Brother Tribute
May 27:  Deana Carter
June 3:  The Tams
June 10:  Kara Grainger
June 17:  Petty Hearts, Tom Petty Tribute
June 24:  Air National Guard Band of the South

Click here to Purchase Tickets and Find out More!


13 Bands Performing in this 6 Day LIVE Music Festival in Miramar Beach! Make Plans Now!

Make plans TODAY for this 6 Day Event in Miramar Beach!

Enjoy the beautiful Spring weather on the Emerald Coast, Live music and much more!

With names like Sheryl Crow, The Revivalists, NeedtoBreathe and more entertainers, this is a MUST ATTEND Festival for the entire Family!

For the FULL Lineup, Pricing, Accomodations, Schedule and MORE click here!


UPDATE! Navarre Beach's Tunes By the Dunes Lineup Announced!

This year's FREE Summer Lineup for Navarre Beach's Popular Concert Series has been released by the Navarre Beach Chamber of Commerce!

Held EVERY Thursday, beginning on June 3rd at the Park's Sand Crab Pavilion, located just East of the Fishing Pier!  Remember, bring your own chairs and/or blankets!

See the Lineup below:

June 3rd      -   The Glenn Parker Band  -  Rythm & Blues
June 10th    -   Bay Bridge Band  - 60's, 70's & 80's Rock &                                  Roll
June 17th    -   Platinum Premier Band  -  R & B/Various
June 24th    -  Jay Williams Band  -  Rock & Pop
July 1st        -   Robert Wayne  -  Country
July 8th        -   Tribe Zion  -  Reggae
July 15th      -   Rowdie Rocks  -  Classic Rock
July 22nd     -   Remedy Band  -  Classic Rock
July 29th      -   Catalyst ...

Sign up NOW for the Summer Camps on Navarre Beach in June!

Sign up for 2 Summer Camps at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station in June and July have begun!  Don't wait or the classes will be full!

Fins and Flippers Camp
June 21st - June 25, 2021  |  8:00 am - 12:00 pm Daily
For students entering Grades 3rd through 5th

Guy Harvey/FYCC Fishing Camp
June 28th - July 2, 2021 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Daily
For students entering Grades 6th through 9th

Click here to find out more details and Reservations!


New Lineup Announced for Pensacola Beach's 'Bands on the Beach' Concert Series!

Bands on the Beach is back for 2021!  Beginning April 6th and going to October 26th, this highly anticipated series features numerous local artists!

The venue will be at the Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico!  Bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets  Pets and glass NOT ALLOWED.

With this outdoors venue, please be prepared for cancellations due to weather circumstances.

Follow all appropriate COVID-Restrictions and Guidelines

Bands on the Beach 2021 Schedule:

  • April 6  - Whitesands Panhandle Band
  • April 13 - Doc Johnson Band
  • April 20 - Not Quite Fab
  • April 27 - Bay Bridge Band
  • May 4 - Touch of Gray
  • May 11 - On the Rox
  • May 18 - The Astronauts
  • May 25 - Karli Ryan
  • June 1 - Tyler Mac
  • June 8 - Modern Eldorados
  • ...

New 'Must Have' Guidebook for Snorkelers and Divers Highlights Emerald Coast Areas

This in-depth guide to what you can find UNDER the beautiful Gulf waters along the Emerald Coast.

Over 137 sites are revealed in this book, from shipwrecks, to artificial reef sites. This guide is the perfect companion for locals or visitors to our area, creating just another reason to not only enjoy the beauty above but to explore the unseen beauty below.  Sites in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Bay County are covered.

This guide has gone into publication and is scheduled to be available for purchase in May.

To find this MUST HAVE Guide in the May/June time period visit your local dive shops, bookstores as well as Amazon.