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May Happenings

Hammock Bay is perfectly located in central Walton County, providing a convenient location close to events and activities along the Emerald Coast, as well as events more inland. Whether you are looking for things to do with family or friends coming to visit, or you are just looking for fun things to do this spring, here is a list of upcoming events in your area that are worth checking out! 


Saturday, May 6th: 

Chautauqua Winery’s Spring Festival

wine glass with white wineIf you haven’t been to DeFuniak Springs’ own winery, you will want to be sure to add the Chautauqua Winery’s Spring Festival to your calendar! Producing award-winning wines for nearly 30 years, Chautauqua Vineyard and Winery has become a tourist favorite.

Chautauqua Winery’s Spring Festival will take place on Saturday, May 6th, from 9 am to 6 pm. There will be live music, arts and crafts, and of course, free wine tasting!

The event will take place at Chautauqua Winery at 364 Hugh Adams Rd. in DeFuniak Springs. If you would like more information, please call: 850-892-5887.


Peddler’s Alley in Historic Downtown DeFuniak Springs

 If you love scoring big at garage sales but also enjoy the local goods of a farmers market, then the Peddler’s Alley in Historic Downtown DeFuniak Springs is where you’ll want to be on Saturday, May 6th! From 8 am to 1 pm, stroll the alleyways between 6th and 10th street where more than 40 vendors will be set up offering antiques, flea market treasures, crafts, baked goods, plants and flowers, canned and preserved goods, as well as other handcrafted items.

If you would like more information, contact Jon Kinsey at 850-333-2241.

records at a flea market

Hammock Bay’s Community Yard Sale

Spring is the prime time for garage and yard sales. Everyone is motivated to do some spring cleaning and finally get rid of the things that they no longer wish to store. Saturday, May 6th, join Hammock Bay for their community yard sale. Signs will be placed by the road and at the entrances to the neighborhoods. Whether you want to participate to try and clear out more space in your garage or want to find some great deals, you won’t want to miss this!

*Please note: Individuals/Home Owners are responsible for setting up their own items in their yard or driveway, the social committee will only be placing signs out.


Saturday, May 13th:

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival

Join ArtsQuest for its 29th annual close-up of a hand paintingfine arts festival located in the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. On Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th, over
200 artists from across the country with have their artwork on display and available to purchase. You can find everything from Ceramics, Glass and Metal to Oils & Acrylics, Photography and Sculpture.

The event will run from 10 am – 7 pm on Saturday and 10 am – 5 pm on Sunday. Admission is $5 and there will be a cash bar available as well as live music, and plenty of food options. Rain or shine, come support the fine arts this Mother’s Day weekend!


On-Going Events

Free Fitness on the Lawn

One of the great things about spring in Florida is the beautiful weather. It is perfect for exercising outside. The Market Shops is hosting free morning workouts on weekdays from Monday, April 3rd through Monday, July 31st. The classes will be held on the lawn from 9 to 10 am and are designed for all fitness levels.

The workout schedule is as follows:

  • Monday – Plates Stretch with Essential Oils by Susan Authement Dunnam
  • Tuesday – Pure Barre Pop Up
  • Wednesday – Tabata Circuit Class with Scott Lassiter
  • Thursday – Core Pilates with Lisa Turpin
  • Friday – Unique Flowing Fitness with Andi

You don’t need to pre-register, but you are asked to bring your own mat.

The Market Shops is located at 9375 Emerald Coast Parkway in Miramar Beach, at the entrance to Sandestin Gold and Beach Resort.


Farmers Markets

Don’t forget about the farmers’ markets in the area that happen year round!

Seaside Amphitheater: Saturdays from 8 am – 12 pm.

Rosemary Beach Community Town Center: Sundays from 9 am – 1 pm.

Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market in Sandestin: Saturdays from 9 am – 1 pm.

Someone buying a macaroon

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