Where To Enjoy July 4th Festivites in South Walton

Posted by Jamie Conley on Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 at 4:38pm.


Fourth of July on 30A

Rags to Riches Regatta    July 3      7 a.m.  at Grayton Beach

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. 

Blue Mountain Bakery Block Party   July 3          5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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. 

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!

Rosemary Beach Fireworks and Field Day 

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.


Seaside Fourth of July Celebration

9 a.m. -11 a.m.    Block party with decorated storefronts, balloon art and stilt walking performances.  Spectacular Fireworks display over the Gulf beginning at 8:30 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. 

  • Website:Baytowne Wharf
  • Address: 9300 Baytowne Wharf Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

The HUB 30A -  July 4

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.   Face painting & crafts with Katlyn of Uniquely Clever! Katlyn will be set up in the screen porch located off the left side of the stage. Fees do apply, no sign-ups necessary.

6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Live music with True Soul

  • Address:  24 Hub Lane Watersound Beach, Florida 32461
  • Website:Hub 30A

Independence Day at Shunk Gulley   July 4, 11 a.m. -10 p.m.

Come celebrate the Fourth of July at Shunk Gulley with live music, food and drink specials and stunning views of the Gulf!  

  • Website: Shunk Gulley
  • Address: 1875 S Hwy 393, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Independence Day Jam! @ North Beach Social

Food! Drinks! Family! Celebrate America with us on the North Beach of South Walton. Los Locos plays from 3 to 6 p.m.

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.


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