Selected Community Events


Explore the Outdoors Festival

Oct 6, 2012 10:00- 2:00

Live Oak Landing Outdoor in Freeport
Walton Outdoors is happy to announce we will be hosting the Explore The Outdoors Festival on Oct. 6, 2012. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the beautiful waterfront location of Live Oak Landing Outdoor Destination, 229 Pitts Avenue in Freeport.

This fun filled day is geared towards introducing children to the wonders of exploring the outdoors. Hands on activities will include fishing, boating, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, wildlife encounters, interactive educational exhibits and much more. The water activities are geared for children six-years-old and up. Register upon entry for great giveaways.

The event is free, and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Activities and presentations include:

Fish Florida rod/reel giveaways for the first 180 children

Fishing basics and ethics with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Learn to cast with Bass Pro Shop fishing pro

Boat rides with Wounded Warrior Fishing

“Pondtoon” rides along Black Creek

Kayaking with South Walton Outfitters

Stand up paddle boarding with YOLO Board Adventures

Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge wildlife exhibit

Nonie’s Ark animal encounters

Birding in Northwest Florida with the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society

Florida State Parks watershed and sea turtle interactive presentations

Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance touch tank

Smokey the Bear and his friends from Forestry

Monarch butterfly migration tagging with naturalist Joe Wyatt

Florida Sea Grant’s small fry fishing adventure with tips for mom and dad too

Match the animal tracks with Emerald Coast Science Center

Birds of prey exhibit with Lisa Miller of the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center

Hotdogs and drinks available for purchase

Great giveaways for the children

For more information about Explore The Outdoors Festival, go to: or call (850) 267-2064.