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These events are presented as part of the Coastal Culture Series made possible by the Grand Boulevard Arts & Entertainment Program.

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COASTAL WHITE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY LIGHTS

November 17 – January 1
Open to the public at no charge

Visit Grand Boulevard during the holiday season to enjoy our celebritorial decor and programming. The Town Center will be awash with thousands of beautiful white lights, bringing a festive and inviting spirit to the Boulevard.

FESTIVAL OF TREES

Kick-off: Tuesday, November 20 | 4-6PM
Trees remain on display through Christmas Day
Open to the public at no charge

Festival of Trees held annually in Grand Park, showcases uniquely decorated Christmas trees from twelve local, non-profits. The trees debut the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and remain in the park through Christmas for the public to enjoy and learn more about the missions of these organizations. This year’s Festival of Trees participating organizations are: Boys & Girls Clubs of The Emerald CoastEmerald Coast Children’s Advocacy CenterEmerald Coast HospiceEmerald Coast Theatre CompanyFisher House of the Emerald CoastFriends of South Walton Sea TurtlesH.E.A.R.T. Animal Rescue Inc.Shelter HouseThe Arc of the Emerald CoastChildren in Crisis, Inc. FloridaThe Arc of Walton County and The Sonder Project.

PHOTOS WITH SANTA CLAUS

Every Saturday, November 24 – December 15 | 2-4PM

Join us in Grand Park, at the Festival of Trees display to get your child’s picture with Santa Claus! Our friends at Abrakadoodle Art Education and Parties will offer free, kid-friendly, holiday arts and crafts while you wait.

HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES

Fridays and Saturdays | November 23 – December 15
Open to the public at no charge

The Town Center will be awash with thousands of beautiful white lights, bringing a festive and inviting spirit to the Boulevard. Enjoy a free, horse-drawn carriage ride around the Town Center while faux snow falls on the Festival of Trees display in Grand Park between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. To add to the festivities, Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s Dickensian Carolers will sing popular holiday carols on these evenings between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE:
A LIVE RADIO PLAY

Thursdays – Sundays | December 6-23
Presented by Emerald Coast Theatre Company
Performed at 560 Grand Boulevard, Upstairs
Click Here for Tickets and Showtimes

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings dozens of characters to the stage, and live, on-stage sound effects, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers a world in which he’d never been born one fateful Christmas Eve. Running Time 90 mins, For all ages.

GRAND BOULEVARD
FARMERS’ MARKET

Saturdays, year-round | 9AM-1PM

Interested in becoming a GBFM vendor? Contact Diane at 850.499.4697.

30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL

benefiting The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County
January 18-21, 2019
Purchase Tickets

With more than 175 artists, 225 performances, and 25 venues, the 30A Songwriters Festival has something for everyone. The 2019 Ten-Year Anniversary festival is quickly shaping up to become the best festival yet. All headliners perform on the Main Stage at Grand Boulevard. Artist announcements coming soon!

SOUTH WALTON BEACHES
WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

benefiting Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
April 25-28, 2019
Purchase Tickets 

A dazzling roster of dozens of celebrity winemakers, distillers, chefs, and entertainers converge in South Walton, Florida to wine, dine, educate and entertain guests as part of the four-day celebration of wine. Throughout the Town Center of Grand Boulevard, attendees enjoy such attractions as Spirits Row, Savor South Walton Culinary Village, Nosh Pavilions, Tasting Seminars, Craft Beer & Spirits Jam, live entertainment and more than 800 wines poured by knowledgeable wine industry insiders. For more info -> sowalwine.com

ARTSQUEST FINE ARTS FESTIVAL

benefiting The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County
May 11-12, 2019
Open to the public at no charge

An annual South Walton Mother’s Day tradition, ArtsQuest provides an opportunity to view and purchase original art from more than 120 artists in over a dozen mediums from around the country, while also enjoying live musical entertainment, ImagiNation (where kids rule) and student exhibits.

THEATRE THURSDAYS

presented by Emerald Coast Theatre Company
SAVE THE DATE: Summer 2019
Open to the public at no charge

Bring your own chair or blanket and join us each Thursday evening in Grand Park for a family-friendly theatre performance. To add to the fun, our friends at Abrakadoodle will offer a themed kid’s craft pre-show, 7-8PM. In the event of rain, join us at the ECTC theatre upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard.

2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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