Official Online Visitors Guide Provided by the DeFuniak Springs Visitors Bureau
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
Welcome to DeFuniak Springs, Florida!
The heart of our community is our Historic District, comprised of gorgeous homes and buildings built during the Victorian Era that encircle the old campus of the Florida Chautauqua Assembly.
The Haunted Hospital, Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 7:00-10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29, 7:00 p.m. - midnight: Prepare for scary fun while touring the Haunted Hospital at 1290 Circle Drive. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the DeFuniak Springs Art Co-op, 782 Baldwin Avenue, beginning September 19. See www.DeFuniakSpringsHauntedHouse.com. Sponsored by the Florida Chautauqua Association and the DeFuniak Springs Art Co-op. 850-419-3007.
Halloween Happenings, Monday, October 31, beginning at 5:00 p.m.: Bring your trick-or-treaters to the Historic Downtown business district and enjoy the activities for all children on Baldwin Avenue. Treats will be provided by the shop owners and area businesses along with local firefighters, police, and other organizations. Sponsored by the DeFuniak Springs Business and Professional Association. 850-835-4834.
Halloween Trick or Treating Around the Lake, Monday, October 31, 5:00-7:30 p.m.: All children are invited to wear their favorite costumes and Trick or Treat around the Lake on Circle Drive. Sponsored by the DeFuniak Springs Woman's Club. 850-368-8953.
All Hallows Eve Service, Monday, October 31, following Trick or Treating at St. Agatha's Episcopal Church, 150 Circle Drive. 850-830-7663.
Downtown Arts Night, Friday, November 4, 6:00-9:00 p.m.: Artists, artisans, authors, musicians, local farmer, hand-crafters, and food vendors will be lining Baldwin Avenue in the Historic District. Sponsored by the DeFuniak Springs Art Co-op and the DeFuniak Springs Visitors Bureau. 850-419-3007 or 850-333-2241.
Energy Expo, Saturday, November 12, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: The 5th Annual Energy Expo, "A World of Discovery," will feature exhibits around Lake DeFuniak on Circle Drive. Flyer.Sponsored by the City of DeFuniak Springs Special Events Committee. 850-892-8500.
Scottish Dinner & Ceilidh with Spirit Tasting, Saturday, November 12, 5:00 p.m.: The 4th Annual Ceilidh will feature the Krooked Kilts, a Scottish Rock Band. Tickets for the 5:00 p.m. dinner can be purchased at 4C BBQ, 1045 US Highway 331 South. The open party (no cover) begins at 7:00. Flyer.Sponsored by 4C BBQ to benefit the Walton County Heritage Association. 850-892-4227.
Beans and Rice Distribution, Saturday, November 19, 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Two pounds of beans and three pounds of rice plus breakfast (and whatever groceries can be provided) are available at the Parish Hall of St. Agatha's Episcopal Church, 150 Circle Drive. No paperwork. No questions.
Family Movie Night, Friday, November 25, 6:30 p.m.: See "Home Alone" (PG) on Baldwin Avenue in the downtown Historic District. If it rains, the movie will be shown in the DeFuniak Springs Community Center, 361 North 10th Street. Concessions will be available. A qualifying food purchase will enter you in a raffle drawing. Free admission. Flyer.Sponsored by the City of DeFuniak Springs Special Events Committee and the Walton-DeFuniak Library. 850-892-8500.
Hometown Christmas, Saturday, November 26, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: The Walton County Fairgrounds on Highway 83 North will be the setting for a day of family fun and holiday cheer featuring arts and crafts for sale, food vendors, and kids activities. Free admission. See the flyer for more information. Sponsored by the DeFuniak Springs Business and Professional Association. 850-830-1661.
Breakfast Cooked to Order, Saturday, December 3, 7:00-11:00 a.m., at St. Agatha's Episcopal Church, 150 Circle Drive. 850-830-7663.
Tour of Homes, Saturday, December 3, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: In addition to the usual home tours, two homes in progress of restoration and points of local interest (such as the Walton County Heritage Museum and Caboose, the Chautauqua Museum, the Festival of Trees, architectural plans for the restoration and rehabilitation of the Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood, St. Agatha's Church and Parish Hall, etc.) will be featured as "icing on the cake" for Tour participants. All sites, along with the names of Tour sponsors, will be listed in the Official Tour Guide. See the flyer for further details. Sponsored by St. Agatha's Episcopal Church. Proceeds will be allocated to preservation of the Church's three historic buildings on Circle Drive.
Blue Christmas Service, Wednesday, December 7, 6:00 p.m.: Ecumenical service for those who find the holidays difficult or who experience sadness during this period of the year. St. Agatha's Episcopal Church, 150 Circle Drive. 850-830-7663.
Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 10, beginning at 1:00 p.m.: The annual Christmas Parade around Circle Drive in the Historic District is one of highlights of the holiday season. Sponsored by the DeFuniak Springs Woman's Club. 850-368-8953.
Beans and Rice Distribution, Saturday, December 17, 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Two pounds of beans and three pounds of rice plus breakfast (and whatever groceries can be provided) are available at the Parish Hall of St. Agatha's Episcopal Church, 150 Circle Drive. No paperwork. No questions.
"The Nativity of Our Lord" Christmas Eve Service, Saturday, December 24. St. Agatha's Episcopal Church, 150 Circle Drive. Call 850-892-9754 for the time.