Upcoming Events along the 30A

The South Walton Gulf Coast is a great place to call home & has plenty to keep you busy. Stay in the loop & check out the upcoming events along the 30A!


Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we’re celebrating with a roundup of holiday meal happenings throughout South Walton. Whether you’re looking for a sit-down meal at one of our local restaurants or to-go meal options that can feed families big and small, there’s something for everyone in South Walton.

CARRY OUT OPTIONS

Blue Mountain Bakery: Offering a fully cooked pick-up menu with reheat instructions, the family feast package is designed to feed five to six people and has specially marked gluten-free options. All orders must be placed online at bluemountainbakery.com, with pick-up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 23. More information is available here.

Chanticleer Eatery: Chanticleer will offer family-style Thanksgiving…

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Due to vigorous construction projects surrounding the town center's pavilion, the Farmers Market at Watersound Origins Town Center is postponed to Spring 2023.

However, the Holiday event scheduled for December 23rd, the Candyland Christmas Extravaganza, will still go ahead!

The Farmers Market will return in full swing with another grand re-opening in Spring 2023! Stay in touch on their Facebook page.

Here are other locations with community Farmers' Markets happening year-round:

  • Saturday's in Seaside and Grand Boulevard
  • Sunday's in Rosemary Beach

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Walton County has officially designated October as Coastal Dune Lake Month. This is a new designation and a unique way to honor our unique Coastal Dune Lakes through education and activities.

In celebration of the past 20 years of protection efforts, the board will host a month-long celebration to include community education and outreach, coastal dune lake cleanup activities, tours of the coastal dune lakes, restoration activities, and more. Here are events you can enjoy and participate in:

Every Saturday in October • DIY Coastal Dune Lake Clean-Up

Oct 5th & 19th • Lecture and Nature Trail Tour: Panhandle Outdoor Live

Oct 12th and 17th • Award-winning documentary on WFSU (PBS) Jewels of The Emerald Coast  

Oct 18th & 20th • Deer Lake…

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Lots of fun events are happening on and around Scenic 30A during the month of October. We've put together some of the highlights for you, so you don't miss out!:

Oct 1 •  Forest Williams Band

Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse • hibiscusflorida.com


Oct 7  •  Houndfest Beer Dinner

Idyll Hounds Brewery • facebook/houndfest


Oct 9 • Porch Fest at Watersound

Watersound Origins  •  facebook/porchfest


Oct 13  •  Film series at Eden Garden St Park

Facebook/fall-film-series


Oct 13-16  •  Harvest Wine & Food Festival 

Watercolor  • dcwaf.org


Oct 21-22  •  Alys Beach Crafted

Alys Beach Amphitheater • Alysbeachcrafted.com


Oct 28  •  Alys Beach Annual Halloween Festival

Alys Beach •…

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Fall is just around the corner! And there will be plenty of fun things to do throughout the season on the beaches of 30A and South Walton. Here are a few activities scheduled for the rest of this month. Check back each month for more!

The Emerald Coast Theater is Celebrating 10 Years with “An Enchanted Evening” by Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Friday, September 16, 5:30-9:30 pm.

North Beach Social Octoberfest, German Beer & food all day Sunday, September 18.

E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center in Freeport hosting “Fallapalooza,” a nature-based Festival. Saturday, September 24, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Stinky’s Bait Shack Songwriters Performance Series, August – December, Every Wednesday & Thursday, 8:00 – 10:00 pm. Check for schedule changes online.

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As your last hurrah of summer, there are plenty of fun activities on 30A! 

Don't worry; if you're not at the beach this weekend, many of these activities will still be going on after Labor Day:

 

Seaside

Central Square Cinema Friday, 8:00-9:30 pm

Sounds of Seaside Saturday, 1:00-4:00 pm

Labor Day Weekend Concert: Motel Radio Saturday, 7:00-8:00 pm


Watercolor

Scratch Biscuit Brunch & Live Music Saturday, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

FOOW (Fish Out of Water) Features Sunday Brunch with Live Music!


Alys Beach

Music & Art Saturday, 4:00 to 7:00 pm


Rosemary Beach

Live Music at The Courtyard at Pescado 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Sculpture Exhibition 2021-22 (Ends September 5)


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South Walton, FL – The Walton County Tourism Department and the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles are, once again, hosting an International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) day on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 – 11 a.m.

Both residents and visitors are encouraged to participate. Volunteer Beach Ambassador teams will be hosting groups at five South Walton Regional Beach Accesses listed below:

  1. Inlet Beach Regional Access, 139 S Orange St., Inlet Beach
  2. Santa Clara Regional Access, 3468E Co Hwy 30A, Seagrove
  3. Ed Walline Regional Access, 4447 W Co Hwy 30A, Gulf Place
  4. Dune Allen Regional Access, 5999 W Co Hwy 30A, Dune Allen
  5. Miramar Beach Regional Access, 2375 Scenic Gulf Dr., Miramar Beach

Participants can choose to count their collected…

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There’s still plenty of fun to squeeze out of summer! And if you’re looking for something different, why not explore the surrounding areas off the sandy, beaten path of 30A? Here are a few hidden gems you just may not know about:  

Defuniak Springs

The Main Street movement is hitting full force in the vibrant, small town of Defuniak Springs, about 30 miles north of 30A. There’s plenty to see and do:

  •         Weekend Farmers Market
  •         Music On Main
  •         Food Truck Friday (second Friday)
  •         Chautauqua Winery  

On The Bay at Hwy 331

North Beach Social is serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner right on the Choctawhatchee Bay in Santa Rosa Beach. Enjoy Paella night and live music; or take time for a leisurely…

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There's plenty to do on 30A this weekend! We've got the line-up on where you can catch the fireworks on 30A:

Grayton Beach 4th of July Parade         8 a.m. Starting at The Red Bar

Come join the fun at Grayton Beach’s cool and wonderful annual 4th of July parade. At 8:00 AM, people start to line up on Holtz Avenue next to The Red Bar. The parade starts at 8:30 AM. Deck out your cars, jeeps, boats, bikes, scooters, and other vehicles. There’s no need to sign up, and everyone is welcome! After the parade, you can get watermelon and lemonade at Grayton Coast Properties, 30A Dive Shop, or the Grayton Beach Surf Club.

  • Address: 70 Hotz Ave, Grayton Beach, FL 32459

Watercolor Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate the red, white, and…

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Along with the 30A Songwriters Festival Summer Series events, there are some other FREE events planned at The Pavilion at Watersound® Town Center. Check out the full line-up below:

Presented by the Cultural Arts Alliance and Russell Carter Artist Management, the Songwriters Festival Summer Series is part of a unique arts and cultural entertainment lineup at The Pavilion at Watersound® Town Center this summer, with three slots set to feature artists from the popular 30A Songwriters Festival. 

Shawn Mullins Trio - June 9, 2022

Amanda Platt & The Honeycutters - July 14, 2022

J & The Causeways - August 11, 2022

Since its inception in 2010, the 4-day winter festival has become the biggest and most prestigious songwriters festival in the…

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