Recommended Beach and Waterway Ordinance Changes -Click here to download
Visit South Walton will be launching a new website this spring and your business is included at no charge. The new website will receive in excess of one million unique visitors and be supported by millions of dollars in destination advertising! Help yourself and the working families of Walton County - who rely on the multi-billion dollar tourism economy - by providing appealing images for your business.
*Responses after 4/23 will likely result in launch without your updates or follow processing of timely submission.
New Certification Launching for Local Businesses
Top leadership (CEO, GM, Owner, Executive) from tourism-related businesses are requested to attend the Online Hospitality Training webinar introducing the new Certified Tourism Ambassador program that VISIT FLORIDA is launching. South Walton is a pilot destination for this important statewide initiative. Please direct this information to your leadership so your business can be certified in Florida.
Required Beach Vendor Season Kickoff Meeting
The Walton County Tourist Development Council Beach Operations staff will hold two workshops for beach vendors. All current and prospective beach vendors are required to attend at least one of the meetings. Meetings will be held at the South Walton Annex (31 Coastal Center Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach) on the following dates:
- Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
- Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Walton County TDC offers Emergency Response information in cooperation with the Walton County Emergency Management and the Walton County Board of County Commissioners. To learn more click here...
As outlined in South Walton's strategic plan, Research plays a vital role in all efforts. To learn more about available research please click here...
Neighborhood Beach Access Initiative
Download: WC Neighborhood Beach Access Initiative PresentationDownload a copy of the presentation that was given on July 30, 2014.
North Walton County Event Marketing Grant Funding Request
Funding consideration is made available by the Walton County Tourist Development Council for events occurring in NORTH Walton County for the period of October 2015 – September 2016. Examples include: festivals, sporting events, concerts, etc. The application process is currently open and the deadline for applications is April 2, 2015. A special workshop is scheduled for February 26 at 10:00 am at the Walton County Courthouse Boardroom for those needing assistance in completing the application.
Download: 2015-2016 North Walton County Event Marketing Grant Inquiries regarding the grant should be directed to Carley McMillian at Carley@visitsouthwalton.com.
Special Event Funding Request - Event Sponsorship
The Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) will be accepting applications from organizations that sponsor and promote tourism activities within Walton County and bring substantial numbers of over-night visitors to the County. It is available for businesses and organizations who have expressed an interest in receiving funds for the upcoming Fiscal Year Oct. 1, 2015-Sept. 30, 2016. Projects must meet the guidelines and criteria outlined in the below documents.
If you have questions about the process or the application you can contact Kelli Carter via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 850-622-7812.
List Your Event With Us
Have an event you would like listed on VisitSouthWalton.com? Simply add your information with our event form.