Hurricane Preparedness Public Workshop:
Please make plans for yourself and/or your employees to attend a Hurricane Preparedness Public Workshop at the South Walton Courthouse Annex on Wednesday, April 19, from 9-11 a.m., hosted by Walton County Emergency Management.
Some of the topics that will be discussed are:
  • What does Emergency Management do?
  • Walton County lessons learned from past seasons
  • Evacuation decision making process
  • Public alert and notification - Alert Walton
  • Re-entry processes
  • Questions and answers
This is a great opportunity to learn how the Walton County Emergency Management team prepares for disasters of all types (including storm events) and how they work with all partners in this process. It is important for the EOC team to also understand how you communicate with your guests, customers, clients, and employees during a crisis, and how the Emergency Management team can best communicate situational updates with you.
The workshop will be presented by Jeff Goldberg, Director of Walton County Emergency Management. For more information, please call (850) 892-8065.

National Travel and Tourism Week, May 7-13:

Walton County Tourism will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, May 7-13, with educational events and activities for our partners, visitors and residents to learn how tourism supports our economy and way of life.  Throughout the week the Visitor Information Center staff will be giving away free souvenirs to visitors at the center, located on the corner of U.S. Highway 331 and 98.  

The tourism department is the sponsor of the monthly Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Power of Business luncheon and will present its annual report on tourism. To register for this luncheon, please contact Abbie Bright at (850) 267-0683 or

There will be three tourism and hospitality-related workshops held at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. This educational opportunity is open to all Walton County visitor-facing partners and their employees. Details about topics, times and date will be coming soon. While attendance is FREE, seating is limited to the first 100 in each session to RSVP. 

Walton County Tourism is also hosting an Open House Friday, May 12, from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  at the Visitor Center. Please stop by to meet the staff and enjoy some light bites and giveaways.

 For more information about National Travel and Tourism Week, go to, or to register for the workshops, contact Industry Relations Specialist Lisa Foster at or (850) 333-2728. 

Walton County in the News:

Walton County was featured in a variety of high-profile publications recently, including Travel + Leisure. Examples of these press mentions can be found below, and a complete list is available HERE.

What's New in Walton County:

Does your business have a new menu, a new location/offering, an event or have you recently renovated? We'd love to know "What's New" at your business. Please email Summer Padgett, Content and Public Relations Specialist, at or call (850) 267-1216 to share your information. 

Create/Update Your Business Listing:

We strive to include the most up-to-date information from all visitor-facing businesses throughout Walton County in our database. There is a special emphasis to add on the northern part of our county and its attractions, which will also be featured in our new print guides and on our website.

Are you taking advantage of the free business listings on our website? CLICK HERE to register your business or access our partner portal, where you can review and update your company information once you're in our database. If you are a visitor-facing business in Walton County and do not currently have a listing on our website, we'd be happy to help you create one. Accommodation partners are listed on the Book>Direct search engine, while non-lodging businesses are listed under different categories of our Things to Do section. Please email or call (850) 333-2728 for help.

Events Calendar:

Check out our Events calendar to find out what’s happening in Walton County! If you would like to share your upcoming event(s) on our calendar, CLICK HERE to submit your event details. For more information, contact Industry Relations Specialist Lisa Foster at or (850) 333-2728.



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