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July Calendar of Events

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!

Cinema Under The Stars Alys Beach 

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 

July 24 Kelsey Anna & Chris Alvarado 

July 31 Wes Heath & The Whiskey Band 

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 Farmers Market Rosemary Beach 

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!

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