November 2022 Family Friendly Events in South Walton


Harborwalk Village: Veteran’s Day Celebration
Friday, November 11, 4:00 pm
Join Harborwalk Village in honoring Veterans at the Veteran’s Day Celebration from 5 – 8PM on Sunday November 11th on the beautiful Destin Harbor. The ceremony will include a performance by Reid with Autism Sings, a presentation of colors, speakers, and veteran-owned businesses. We honor those that have served our country and local charities that serve our community. 4:00PM – Ceremony on the Main Stage. 5:00 – 7:00PM,  Entertainment by Band of Revival. HarborWalk Village, 10 Harbor Blvd.,Destin.

Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show at NAS Pensacola
Saturday, November 12,
The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show will be held on November 11 & 12, 2022, when the Blue Angels close out the season at Pensacola Naval Air Station. ​The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is located aboard NAS Pensacola, the Cradle of Naval Aviation. General admission to the air show is free, and guests are welcome to bring their own portable lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the show. For those guests that would prefer to reserve or purchase seating, there are several options available. Check the website for event schedule and tickets: NAS Pensacola, 1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola.

Watersound Monarch Art Trail Guided Tour
Saturday, November 12, 9:30 am
In anticipation of The Flutterby Festival’s 30th anniversary, join fellow nature-lovers on the Watersound Monarch Art Trail (WMAT) for a guided tour on Saturday, November 12th. The WMAT guided tours are free and open to the public and are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The Watersound Monarch Art  Trail is located on Watersound Parkway between Hwy 98 and 30A. To learn more about the MAT, visit Monarch Art Trail, Watersound Parkway, Santa Rosa Beach.

 Flutterby Arts Festival
Sunday, November 13, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Flutterby Festival, produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, celebrates its 30th year of the migration of the Monarch butterfly through our area with children’s art activities, live music, theatre and dance performances, student art exhibits, a butterfly parade and more! Join us for this free, family-fun event at The Pavilion at Watersound Town Center. Proceeds benefit the CAA’s ‘Art For All’ Program. Parking, including accessible parking, is available onsite. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public.Watersounds Town Center, Watersound.

Sounds of SEASIDE: Roman Street
Saturday, November 19, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Grab a blanket and come out to the Seaside Amphitheater on Saturday afternoon for Sounds of SEASIDE. Seaside’s Monthly Music Series features a family-friendly concert on the lawn. Free and open to the public. Show begins at 1:00PM. November 5 & 19 | Roman Street, Seaside Amphitheater, Seaside.

Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights at Baytowne
Saturday, November 19, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort invites you to kick off the holiday season with the Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights event on Saturday, November 19th from 4-6 pm in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights will take place on the beautifully decorated streets of Baytowne Wharf and feature more than 30 champagnes and delicious appetizers at featured Village restaurants. Guests can enjoy the sounds of the season with carolers, and a sneak peek of our first tree lighting of the season! The Village of Baytowne Wharf, 9100 Baytowne Blvd.,Miramar Beach.

The Nutcracker at Mattie Kelly Arts Center
Saturday, November 19, 7:30 pm
The Mattie Kelly Arts Center hosts the Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) as the perform the 43rd production of The Nutcracker, November 18th – 20th. Purchase tickets online at or by calling the box office at (850) 729-6000. NFB’s The Nutcracker, Friday, November 18 | 7:30 PM, Saturday, November 19 | 7:30 PM, Sunday, November 20 | 2:30 PM. Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd E, Niceville.

Sandestin Turkey Trot
Sunday, November 20, 8:00 am
The inaugural Sandestin Turkey Trot 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk is set to take place Sunday, November 20th. The race begins at 8AM at the Baytowne Marina. It’s a great time for the whole family! To register in advance, visit Event details and schedule: 7:00AM | Registration / Packet pick-up, 8:00AM | Sandestin Turkey Trot race begins, 9:00AM | Food and beverages, 10:00AM | Awards, 11:00AM | Tailgate Football with beer, food, prizes and rewards. Baytowne Marina, 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway, Miramar Beach.

Emerald Coast Theatre Company: Wake Up Brother Bear
Sunday, November 20, 9:00 am
Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s Professional Theatre for Young & Very Young Audiences showcases professional actors performing productions on ECTC’s Main Stage especially selected for young audience members. For tickets and additional info, visit or follow along on ECTC Facebook. Emerald Coast Theatre Company, 560 Grand Blvd (Upstairs), Miramar Beach.

Rosemary Beach Unleashed
Sunday, November 20, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join two and four-legged friends for the annual Rosemary Beach Unleashed pet festival on Sunday, November 20 from 2 – 4pm on St. Augustine Green in Rosemary Beach.  You and your pet are encouraged to come in costume or theme attire (only vaccinated pooches, please!). This annual festival is free and open to the public, and benefits Rosemary Beach Foundation and Alaqua Animal Refuge. St. Augustine Green, Rosemary Beach.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: Guided Plant Stroll
Monday, November 21, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
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.  Take a stroll through the park and the campground to explore the plants visible and to see what is in bloom. Visitors will learn about some of the plant species here at the park. Topics for the hike will vary based on the time of year and growing season. The program is on the third Monday of the month. This program is free with regular park admission. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach.

30A 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run
Thursday, November 24, 7:30 am
The annual 30A 10K Thanksgiving Day charity race takes place on Thursday, Nov. 24 in Rosemary Beach. This fast & flat, out-and-back course route is designed for running enthusiasts looking for a great race to set a personal record or families that want to start a new, fun tradition on Thanksgiving Day morning. With a 10K, 5K, and 1 mile run/walk, there is a race distance for every ability. Registration available at Rosemary Beach, County Hwy 30A, Rosemary Beach.

FOOW: Brunch with Santa
Friday, November 25, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
FOOW is celebrating the season at Brunch with Santa of Friday, November 25th beginning at 8AM. Brunch will be served a la carte from 8AM – 2PM and Santa will be available from 8AM – 11AM for pictures and wish lists for all the good boys and girls! Plus, Santa will have a special sweet treat for all the children! Cost: $45 per adult, $25 per child Reservations not accepted, service is on a first-come, first-served basis. FOOW30a, 34 Goldenrod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach.

Baytowne Cinema: The Polar Express
Friday, November 25, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Watch the holiday classic The Polar Express on Friday, November 25 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf on the Events Plaza lawn. Grab a lawn chair and enjoy a movie under the stars. Admission is free and open to the public.  Baytowne on Ice is open for the winter season in Sandestin! Come out for “Here Comes Santa Claus” on Saturday, Nov. 26 (6-9pm) to see Santa and watch the lighting of the Baytowne tree for the holidays. The Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza, 9100 Baytowne Blvd.,Miramar Beach.

Seaside Central Square Cinema
Friday, November 25, 7:30 pm
Grab a blanket and come out to the Seaside Amphitheater on Friday night for Central Square Cinema, Elf, a family movie on the lawn. Free and open to the public. Show begins at 7:30PM. Seaside Amphitheater, Seaside.

Ice Skating Extravaganza at Baytowne Wharf
Friday, December 2, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Village of Baytowne Wharf will host its annual Ice Skating Extravaganza at the Baytowne skating pavilion. The event will feature performances from well-known skaters on Friday, Dec. 2 at 6:00pm & 7:30pm. Skaters will be sharing tips and tricks. Free and open to the public. Before and in between the shows, lace up those skates around with the pros. The Village of Baytowne Wharf, 9300 Baytowne Blvd.,Miramar Beach.

Eden Gardens Christmas Luminary Stroll
Saturday, December 10, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Eden Gardens will once again illuminate the park for an evening that has become a local holiday tradition. The Friends of Eden Gardens State Park invite the public to the Luminary Stroll throughout the park grounds on Saturday, December 10th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Over 2000 luminaries will be lit and placed along the garden paths of the park, giving the public the opportunity to experience the magic of Eden Gardens at nightfall.  There will be music and carolers on the grounds throughout the evening, as well as cookies and hot beverages provided by the Friends of Eden Gardens at the Pavilion area. Everyone’s invited! Admission fees to the park are waived for the event. Eden Gardens State Park, 181 Eden Gardens Rd.,Santa Rosa Beach.

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