2024 Artist of the Year Applications Accepted May 1-31: 
Applications for the 2024 Walton County Artist of the Year program will be accepted from May 1 to May 31. Currently in its 22nd year, this award will recognize a local artist who lives and works in Walton County and whose signature style embodies the creativity and beauty for which the area is known. Artists who meet the qualifications can find instructions to apply online at To learn more about the Artist of the Year program, download the informational flyer or contact Lisa Foster, industry relations specialist, at (850) 333-2728 or   

Sign-up Now for Small Group Sessions:

One of WCT's planned initiatives is a return to roundtable gatherings with partners and community members. We are restructuring these discussions to be small group sessions with a mixture of business types represented. 

These focused conversations are our opportunity to hear from those who are on the frontlines of our industry. As a destination marketing organization, we want to ensure we are listening and understanding what our community partners are hearing and experiencing in their daily activities.

We hope you're interested in joining our small group sessions and sharing your insights and issues. If so, please fill out and submit your contact information HERE. As these groups are formed, we'll reach out with meeting details including dates and time. 


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:

Has your business had a new menu, location/offering, event or renovation lately? We want to know "What's New" at your business! Please submit your details to Summer Padgett, content and public relations specialist, at or call (850) 353-3939. 


Create/Update Your Business Listings:

Are you taking advantage of the free business listings on our website? Please take a moment to check your business information on our website or in the Extranet. We want to make sure we're including the most up-to-date contact details from all visitor-facing businesses throughout Walton County in our database. There is a special emphasis on adding and updating the businesses and attractions in the northern part of the county, which are new features in our print guides and on our website.

CLICK HERE to register your business or access the 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 have a current listing on our website, we can 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 contact our Database Specialist Darrelesha Kelly at or (850) 267-1216 for assistance.


Events Calendar:

Check out our Events calendar to find out what’s happening in Walton County! If you want to share your upcoming or recurring event(s) on our calendar, we encourage you to submit your event details HERE. For more information, contact Database Specialist Darrelesha Kelly at or (850) 267-1216.


2023 Fall Visitor Tracking Study:

The latest visitor tracking report for Fall 2023 can be found on our Industry Research page.


2023-2024 School Break Calendar:

The school break calendar can be found on our website in both PDF and Excel formats.