Events abound all summer long on the Emerald Coast. There is so much to do, taste, & see, you won’t want to miss a beat!
The Big Dig Sandestin Beach
July 3 @ 7AM
In an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most peope buried in the sand simultaneously, the Hilton Sandestin will begin burying it’s guests at 8:30AM. Registration is from 7AM – 8AM. This will be one for the records books!
Fourth of July Bike Parade & Carnival WaterColor
July 3 @ 10AM
Kick off the Fourth with a bike decorating contest and parade in Cerulean park with a Carnival following in Marina Park.
Easy on 30A Benefit Concert WaterColor
July 3rd @ 6PM
Join us at WaterColor’s Marina Park to see Tim Jackson, Ike Bartley & Band, Matt Miller, Jimmy Ward and The Forrest Williams Band. Over 70 prizes will be raffled to benefit the Lighthouse Family Retreat and Alaqua Animal Refuge.
Seaside 4th of July Parade
July 4 @ 8AM
Arrive early to stake out your spot to watch one of 30A’s favorite events. You’ll see a little bit of everything as tourists and locals alike decorate their cars, golf carts, bikes, scooters and strut down 30A!
Fireworks Display & Fourth of July Concert Alys Beach
July 4 @ 6PM
The amazing Atlanta Allstars play at 6PM and the firework display is at 9PM. Bring blankets and low back chairs to the Alys Beach Amphitheater, Piper’s Food Stand will offer food and drink. This event is FREE!
Fireworks at Rosemary Beach
July 4 @ 8:45PM
Watch the show from the beach in Rosemary!
Independence Day Beach Cleanup
July 5 @7AM
The South Walton Community Council organizes this community event to keep our beaches beautiful. Volunteers meet at one of the following beach accesses: Miramar, Dune Allen, Ed Walline Park, Blue Mountain, Grayton, Butler (between Seaside & WaterColor), Seagrove, or Inlet Beach. Trash bags, gloves, bottled water will be provided.
First Friday Art Walk Seaside
July 5 @ 5PM
Stroll the shops of Ruskin Place enjoy the live music, libations and fine art in Seaside’s artist district.
Build A Board Workshop With MEYER Boarding Company Shops of Grayton
July 7, 10 @ 11AM
MEYER Boarding Company is known for it’s hand-crafted skim boards and land paddle cruisers (think YOLO on land). In this DIY workshop you’ll get the chance to paint your own board alongside the 2013 artist of the year, Andy Sacznski at his studio-gallery.
James & The Giant Peach Seaside
July 8 @ 6:30PM
Enjoy the stage version the story at Seaside’s Amphitheater!
July 9 @ Sunset
Alys Beach presents The Lorax in the amphitheater. Don’t forget your blanket and chairs! Bring your blanket and chairs to the Alys Beach Amphitheater to watch The Lorax. Food and drink offered by Piper’s Food Stand.
Moonlight & Movies Rosemary Beach
July 11 @ 8:15PM
Bring a blanket and enjoy Rise of the Guardians on the green at Rosemary Beach.
West Indies Market Rosemary Beach
July 13 & 14 @ 9AM
Paintings, Sculpture, Pottery, Hand-Crafted Jewelry and Furniture.
Movies In The Park WaterColor
July 16 @ 8PM
Enjoy Dolphin Tale on the bank of Western Lake in WaterColor’s Marina Park.
YOLO Board Relay Series WaterColor
July 18 @ 5PM
Join DREC for the third of this four-race series. Women race at 5:30. Men race at 6:00. Next Level races at 6:30. Races take place at the WaterColor Boat House on Western Lake. Watch the race from the bridge over Western Lake, this event is fun for the whole family!
Americana Under The Stars Topsail Hill State Park
July 4, 11, 18, & 25 @ 6PM
Topsail presents an evening of live music in the amphitheater. Pets welcome!
Alys Beach Summer Concert Series
Bring your blanket and chairs to the Alys Beach Amphitheatre! Be sure to steak out your spot long before the show begins at 7PM.
July 10 Boukou Groove
July 17 Daphne Willis
Wednesday Night Concert Series Baytowne Wharf
July 3 Dread Clampitt
July 10 Forrest Williams
July 17 Rusty Yates Band
July 24 Fuzion Band
Seaside Farmer’s Market
Saturday 9AM – 1PM
Enjoy local specialties in the Seaside Amphitheater.
30A’s newest farmer’s market in Rosemary Beach features local produce, dairy, seafood, baked goods, canned goods and food stands on Sundays from 9AM – 2PM.
2nd Annual Low Country Comedy Tour Seaside Repertory Theatre
July 2, 3, 5 @ 11PM
Don’t miss this hilarious event at our local theater. This one is for the grown-ups. Purchase tickets here, at the door, or Amavida Coffee in Rosemary Beach.
Fireworks & Dinner Cruise Aboard The Solaris SunQuest Cruises Baytowne Marina
July 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, & 30 @ 7PM
Enjoy a sunset dinner aboard the the area’s only fine dining & entertainment yacht. Make reservations here.
The Hounds of the Baskervilles Seaside Repertory Theatre
July 5, 11, 18 @ 7:30PM
A gloriously funny makeover of the Sherlock Holmes classic presented at the Seaside Repertory Theater; tickets are $30.
Family, Fun & Fireworks Baytowne Wharf
July 9, 16, 23 @ 7PM
Lawn games, face painting and fireworks at the Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza!