The Rags to Riches Regatta is a 40-year sailing tradition where 30A locals and visitors gather to cheer on teams as they navigate 16-foot catamarans in a race from Grayton Beach (originally known as the “rags” side of town) to Seagrove (also known as the “riches” neighborhood). Presented by Crater Train Brewing Company, The 30A Company, and Tribe Kelley Surf Post, the race will benefit South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) and their mission to protect and preserve our local marine resources.
The Blue Mountain Bakery is celebrating two years of operation with a block party. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live bluegrass music from Longleaf Drive. The bakery will be open for dinner and dessert. BBQ brisket and shrimp boil plates will also be available. Pre-order is encouraged for larger parties. All proceeds will benefit a Blue Mountain Bakery employee’s grandchild recently diagnosed with leukemia.
Address: 2217 W Co Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Grayton Beach 4th of July Parade 8 a.m. Starting at The Red Bar
Come join in the fun for the annual July 4th parade in the wonderful and funky town of Grayton Beach. Line up on Hotz Avenue next to The Red Bar starts at 8 a.m. with the parade starting at 8:30 a.m. Decorate your cars, jeeps, boats, bikes, scooters, etc. No registration needed and everyone is welcome! After the parade meet up at Grayton Coast Properties for popsicles, watermelon and lemonade.
Address: 70 Hotz Ave, Grayton Beach, FL 32459
AJ's Grayton Beach- July 4th Festivities & BBQ
Kick off July 4th in Grayton Beach, parade starts at 8:30am. Park at AJ's and walk down to parade. Enjoy a bottle water, grab a flag, or cookie from the AJ's swag team before heading down to the parade. After the parade join us back at AJ's, the staff is opening early this July 4th for brunch at 9am. Enjoy live music and bottomless mimosas. .AJ's Grayton Beach is also accepting pre-orders for BBQ Family Pack To Go: Get the details here: AJ's BBQ Family Pack to Go
Address: 63 Defuniak Street Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Eastern Lake’s 1st Annual 4th of July Boat Parade
Let Freedom Ring!! Decorate your boats with all the Red, White and Blue!! Bring music and noise makers! Boats will line up on the north side of the lake by Eastern Lake State Park campground and Old Florida Fish House at 9:30AM. The parade will start at 10:00AM. The parade will make two loops around the lake ending at the beach for a day of July 4th tailgating, watermelon and fun in the sun!
Enjoy a day long - old fashioned style July 4th celebration complete with field day events on Western Green; an afternoon BBQ picnic on Eastern Green. In the evening, the day's festivities are topped off with music on Western Green and grand finale of fireworks display that begins at 8:45 p.m.
Red White and Baytowne July 4, 6 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Celebrate Independence Day at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Kids activities include crafts, face painting and balloon sculpting. Live music starts on the Events Plaza Stage at 7 p.m. featuring Donovan Keith.
Address: 24200 Hwy. 331 South, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Smoke on the Coast - Destin Commons July 4 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Join us for the 10th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival powered by Step One Automotive! Starting at At 5:30 p.m. BBQ aficionados can enjoy $1 samples from area restaurants and BBQ groups and vote for their favorite as People’s Choice winners with over $85,000 in donations benefiting local charities. Stop by for family fun activities including an Independence Day firework extravaganza!
Live music by: Tobacco Rd Band from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Heritage Band from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.