Valentine’s weekend typically means romantic dinners and flowers for most, but for South Walton residents and visitors, it signals the highly anticipated annual Valentine Tour of Homes presented by the Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County. The tour is known for providing a rare opportunity to enter some of South Walton’s most interesting residences, showcasing stunning interiors, acclaimed architectural design and picturesque settings, which are sure to bring inspiration to tour goers’ winter beach weekend.

This rain or shine self-guided tour, which is presented by Visit South Walton with additional support from the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, will open the doors of eight gorgeously designed homes to participants on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 16 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

All net proceeds benefit the CAA’s ‘Art For All’ Program, which provides support to Walton County schools, teachers, students, artists and arts organizations to further arts education in the community.     

The 2020 Homes on the Tour include two new builds in the St. Joe community of WaterSound Origins, two exquisite waterfront homes on Camp Creek Point homes, two brand-new homes and one newly-renovated home in Grayton with gorgeous lake and Gulf views, and a bay-front home at Cessna Landing. 

Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 the days of the event, valid for the entire weekend with one entry per house. Tickets can be purchased online at culturalartsalliance.com and locally beginning Thursday, February 6 at Smith’s Antiques in Destin, The Foster Gallery in Grand Boulevard Town Center, the Bayou Arts Center in Santa Rosa Beach, Sundog Books in Seaside, and the Hidden Lantern Gallery in Rosemary Beach. Tickets will also be available for purchase at several of the homes throughout the weekend. 

Please note that as most of these homes are private residences, they cannot be guaranteed as ADA compliant. Please notify the CAA office in advance for questions regarding access, and best efforts will be made for accommodations.

To volunteer, please contact Gabby Callaway at gabby@culturalartsalliance.com. Volunteers receive a complimentary event ticket.

We thank our sponsors including: Visit South Walton, The Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs, Watersound Origins, The Premier Property Group, The Neals | Berkshire Hathaway Homes Services, Emerald Coast Magazine and The Hub, for their help in making this event a success!

For more information about the Valentine Tour of Homes and the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, call 850-622-5970 or visit CulturalArtsAlliance.com.