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Our Favorite Spots to Watch the Super Bowl on 30A

There’s nothing better than checking the score from a beach chair on the beautiful white sand beaches of 30A. However, when it comes to the Super Bowl, it’s time to get inside and cheer on your favorite team! Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of time to soak up the sun before the big game. When it’s kick off, head to one Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, January 5, 2022

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Our Favorite Festivals in February on the Beaches of South Walton!

While the month of February marks a slower season for South Walton that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun! The weather is cool and crisp with blues skies boasting sunshine. It’s a perfect time to be outside enjoying our favorite festivals in February. On Saturday, February 15th from 12:00-4:00pm, The Village of Baytowne Wharf hosts Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 31, 2020

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Our Favorite Spots for Game Day on 30A

Football season is here and where better to watch the game then on the beautiful beaches of 30A. With so many outdoor football watching venues, you’ll never miss a game while still enjoying the view. Whether you’re a college or NFL fan, we’ve got an outdoor Game Day spot for you!  The Marina Bar & Grill (Sandestin) The Marina Continue reading

Published on Friday, September 20, 2019

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Save the Dates for These Fall Festivals

We still have plenty of warm summer days left so let’s not get ahead of ourselves. However, the fall season on the Emerald Coast comes along with a number of our favorite festivals. Popular events bring visitors from all over the country and tickets sell fast so mark your calendars for these fall favorites. Gulf Place will host the 30A BBQ Festival Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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Enjoy Live Music on the Coast This Summer

Summer will soon begin and we can all enjoy warm, sunny beach days. The next few months are packed with fun events for the whole family. 30A is full of delicious restaurants, unique stores, and of course, miles of sandy white beaches. When we aren’t soaking up the sun and swimming in the Gulf, we can dance the days away to live music along the Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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Grayton Beach Named a Top 10 Best Beach for 2019

It’s no secret to locals that we have some of the most gorgeous beaches around. Soft, sugar white sand with emerald green water makes you feel as if you’re away on a tropical island rather than here in Florida. Every year, there are new lists of best vacation spots, restaurants, weekend getaways, day trips and even best beaches. CNN Travel Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019

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Wine Festivals in South Walton During Spring

Calling all wine enthusiasts who love the beach and a glass of Red, White or Rose. The beaches of South Walton hosts two fabulous wine festivals in the Spring. Here’s what you can expect.  Four days of wine begins on Thursday, April 11th at Rum Runners in The Village of Baytowne Wharf with bite-sized appetizers and mixed drinks. Two exciting Continue reading

Published on Monday, February 11, 2019

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Watch Super Bowl together with These 5 Essentials

In two weeks, we will watch two teams play their hearts out for the title of Superbowl Champ! You’ve waited a full season for this final showdown. A season full of hope and heartbreak. A season full of amazing plays and painful calls. Now it’s time for the big game and you know just how to celebrate it! Watch Super Bowl together on Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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Save the Dates for 2019 Festivals

We have a big year ahead of us! One of the best things about our area is that we have exciting festivities all year. The 2019 festival season is among us and this year will not disappoint. These upcoming events attract people from all over the country and they sell out fast so it’s wise to get your tickets fast. The 30A Songwriters Festival is Continue reading

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019

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30A Lights Up the Sky on the 4th of July

Where’s the best place to watch the fireworks? That's the number one question on the 4th of July! The beach towns of 30a put on explosive fireworks shows every year. Here’s a list of 4th of July celebrations you won’t want to miss on 30a!  Village of Baytowne Wharf celebrates the 4th of July with the annual event “Red, White and Baytowne”. From Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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Planning Your 30A Super Bowl Party

The only good thing about this cold weather is that it means it’s football season and the Super Bowl is right around the corner. Four weeks from now, we will watch two teams play to win the 52nd Super Bowl in Minneapolis. Super Bowl parties can be a big deal and you may have already started planning yours. Even if your favorite team isn’t playing, fun Continue reading

Published on Thursday, January 4, 2018

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Top 5 Spots to Watch Football on 30A

There’s nothing better than checking your fantasy football stats on the beautiful white sand beaches of 30A. When it’s game time; however, it’s time to get inside and get the score! Don’t worry, we have plenty of places within walking distance of the beach and your 30a rental where you can catch every play. Here’s a list of our top 5 spots to watch Continue reading

Published on Thursday, August 31, 2017

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Fall Festivals are Right Around the Corner

When school starts back, it can bring bittersweet feelings. Many kids are disappointed that summer is over but many parents welcome the break. Temperatures will still be warm along the Gulf Coast for a few more months so we can still enjoy the beach but there is even more to look forward to this Fall season. For seafood lovers, the Destin Seafood Festival Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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4th of July on 30A

When I think of the 4th of July, I think of summer vacations on the beach. Dad grilling in the back yard of our 30A Rental, mom laughing with my aunts, my cousins and I plotting our beach adventure for the next day. This is what 4th of July is all about for me. Our big family under one roof, enjoying each other and all that 30A has to offer. Here’s Continue reading

Published on Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Live Music in South Walton

After you clean up from a long day at the beach, it’s time for a night out on the town. Looking for some live music to dance the evening away? We have plenty of options for you! Every Sunday at Gulf Place, enjoy the summer concert series at the amphitheater. Each week, a new band plays from 5pm-8pm for free on the lawn. Grab a blanket or lawn chair Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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10th Annual Digital Graffiti

There’s an event on the beaches of South Walton that will take your breath away. An artist’s event with talent that will leave you speechless. An event that exceeds your expectations each and every year. This annual event is Digital Graffiti and it celebrates its 10th year on the beautiful beaches of Alys Beach on 30A.  A brilliant splash of color Continue reading

Published on Monday, May 8, 2017

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It’s Super Bowl Time!

The Super Bowl is a much loved event across the country and many of us will be watching this weekend. Time is running out to make plans and whether you are watching it at your favorite restaurant or having all your friends over to your 30A condo , you might need some ideas. Here are a few we found that are simple and fun: You can never go wrong with Continue reading

Published on Thursday, February 2, 2017

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Save the Dates!

Our sunny beaches in the Florida panhandle attract people from all over throughout the year. Being some of the top beaches in the country, we can see why many choose to vacation here. While we love the soft sand in our toes and that beautiful blue-green water, there is much to enjoy when we aren’t playing at the beach. Many plan their trips around the Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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30A Song Writers Festival

What do you get when the hottest musical artists perform on the coolest beaches in Florida? The 30A Songwriters Festival! Set for January 13th through the 16th, 2017, this festival draws over 175 artists to perform in a variety of venues throughout 30A. Amphitheaters, town halls, restaurants, theaters, bars and covered patios are transformed into unique... Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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Gulf Place Brings Back Outdoor Concerts

One of the best things about a beach community is all the outdoor events. When the weather is warm, people come together for fun in all sorts of activities. The 30-A area is lucky to have plenty of options to choose from this summer. From Farmers Markets to ArtWalks to outdoor concerts, we have lots to keep us busy.   The Gulf Place shopping center Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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Taste of the Race in Seaside, Florida

The 14th Annual Seaside Half Marathon Weekend takes place on February 26th through 28th. On Friday, February 26th, this athletic weekend has a delicious beginning with the Taste of the Race event! What better motivation to run than an exquisite meal from Emeril Lagasse himself! Taste of the Race will be held at the Seaside Lyceum under the big tent Continue reading

Published on Thursday, February 18, 2016

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30A Songwriters Festival

South Walton will be full of song on January 15th through the 17th, 2016 at the 7th Annual 30A Songwriters Festival! Headline performances from esteemed writers who perform their own music and performers who write their own songs will take place in various venues along Scenic Highway 30A. This three day festival with a mix of music styles will attract Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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Lip Sync Battle Emerald Coast Style

Emerald Coast’s first ever lip sync battle will take place on Thursday, October 29th, 2015.  The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort will host the event at 7:00pm. Get ready for an evening of music, dance, fun and a lot of laughs!   Calling all car singers and shower singers to enjoy a few minutes of fame lip syncing to their favorite jam! Solo Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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An Artful August on 30A

The beauty of 30A beaches is so bountiful it’s to no wonder that artists are booming from this area. There is so much inspiration along the Gulf of Mexico for those with talent. This is a tribute to all artists in the community that have used this energy to create amazing artwork!  Local artist Justin Gaffrey discovered his love for art in 2001. Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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30A’s Half Marathon Weekend

Every year at the end of February all athletes, runners and those who stayed true to their New Year’s resolutions are invited to take part in the Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K weekend!  In 2003 this event was established to raise money for the Seaside School and was very much supported by the community. 13 years later the Seaside School Half... Continue reading

Published on Monday, February 23, 2015

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Thankful for 30A

What are you thankful for? Family, spouse, children, and friends might be the first thing that pops into your mind. Health and life maybe next and aren’t we grateful if we have both. The Beaches of South Walton remind us of another thing we can be thankful for, nature’s beauty! The scenery of your favorite 30A beach town gives you much to be thankful Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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The 24th Annual Seeing Red Wine Festival

The 24th Annual Seeing Red Wine Festival is a four day event that takes place in the charming beach town of Seaside, Florida. The yearly event was named by Fodor’s Travel as a Top 10 “Can’t-Miss Fall Wine Festival”. This year, the festival is partnering with the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation. One hundred percent of the event’s proceeds will Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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Baytowne Wharf Hosts Annual Beer Festival

The fall season arrives with a variety of festivals along the Emerald Coast. Unique specialty beers from around the nation will be discovered at the 7th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival. The event will be held at the Village of Baytowne Wharf inside the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Tickets are on sale now for two days of beer tastings and events... Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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South Walton Fashion Week Emerging Designer Competition

South Walton Fashion Week is a large-scale, high fashion, six day event. This event will begin on Monday, October 6th and run through Sunday, October 12th.  Regional rising designers and models, chic local boutiques and designers, runway shows, and VIP parties will be presented by Visit South Walton. Grand Boulevard will host the 2014 South Walton... Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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30-A Communities WOW with Weekday Events to Kick Off the Summer Season

  June 21st marked the beginning of summer and the start of new events to entertain the thousands of tourists that are making their way along the Emerald Coast. Considering that local families with children and visiting families are taking weeks off at a time to peruse the white sands of places like Seaside, Seagrove and Seacrest- weekday entertainment Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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Digital Graffiti 2014… Artistically Powerful!

The countdown has begun to the most talked about event on the Beaches of South Walton, Digital Graffiti! An event where art, architecture, and technology collide creating a spectacular scene on the white walls of Alys Beach! Ahead of its time, Digital Graffiti is the first projection art festival in the world and it belongs to our own little town in Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Legendary Gregg Allman Performs Live in South Walton

The 26th Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival will be held in Grand Boulevard on May 9th-11th. Beginning on Monday, local galleries will participate in “Gallery Nights” each night before the festival. Special parties will be held and open to the public. On Friday from 8pm-11pm, there will be an “After Hours Beach Bash” on the Grand Park lawn with drinks... Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 8, 2014

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First Note Music is Back with Double the Performances

First Note Music Hall opened two years ago in Blue Mountain Beach. Owner Tommy Jackson wanted to bring a distinctive live music experience to the area that was previous lacking. Fans of the music hall were disappointed to see it close but there is good news for both Miramar Beach and the 30A area . Jackson has joined up with Seascape Resort and Vue on Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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Spring Begins on 30A with a Crawfish Boil and Wine Festival

Stinky’s Fish Camp will be hosting a crawfish boil on March 1st at 3pm. With a tent set up for the crawfish fest, guests will enjoy the southern meal along with live music. Stinky’s restaurant also has Sunday brunch each week at 11am with live entertainment. Marie’s Bistro in Blue Mountain Beach offers a brunch buffet with mimosas each Sunday with Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Grayton Beer Company Unveils New Products and Designs

Grayton Beer Company has unveiled a new line of beer this month. Based in South Walton, the brewery has announced four new beers and updated their packaging and branding with styles familiar to the Gulf Coast. Martin Liptrot, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, says their “designs incorporate images well known to locals and connect with the Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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5th Annual 30A Songwriters Festival Opens the Year With Impressive Lineup

Northwest Florida looks forward to the Songwriters Festival each year and will not be let down January 17th-19th. Hit songwriter Joe Leathers calls the event “the Sundance of songwriter festivals” and tickets sell out fast. With over 150 artists to attend and more than 200 performances, guests will enjoy some of the country’s top performers. Among the Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, January 1, 2014

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South Walton: 5th Annual SongWriters Festival

Move over Nashville because on January 17th South Walton presents the 5th Annual SongWriters Festival! For three full days 30A will be transformed into Music City, where songwriters from all over come to share their passion for music. Nashville’s “in the round” setting is re-created by the venues of 30A for more of an intimate Continue reading

Published on Monday, December 2, 2013

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An Explosive Event at the Beaches of South Walton!

Celebrating the 4th of July at the Beaches of South Walton was a fun-filled day despite the rain. Imagine one big beautiful beach surrounded by 16 small beach towns. Each one full with families looking for an unforgettable July 4th celebration! For the first time the 4th of July events at Rosemary Beach and Seaside such as the Annual bike Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 19, 2013

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Alys Beach: Digital Graffiti 2013-The Fascination Begins

Lexus Drivers Magazine put it on their must-do-once-in-a-life list. USA Today described it as “a place that welcomes painters with open arms and white walls with projectors and laptops rather than spray cans.” It’s the only place and time where “an entire coastal town turns into a kaleidoscopic color explosion.” The Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Picture Perfect Day with Mom!

Let me paint you a picture! A little girl leading her young mother by the hand to see the animal balloons, a Daughter, mother, and grandmother, three generations enjoying a beautiful blue sky day while viewing the work of talented artists, and a young expecting couple sitting on the lush green grass clapping to live tunes that eco throughout the area Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 2, 2013

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Spring Fling in Rosemary Beach, Florida

The Beaches of South Walton are the perfect place to be during the spring season. Warm, sunny days and a cool ocean breeze surround the amphitheater of Rosemary Beach making it perfect for a “Spring Fling”.making it perfect for a “Spring Fling”. Rosemary Beach presents their “Spring Fling Concert Series”. On Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00pm, enjoy Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 22, 2013

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30A Wine Festival @ Alys Beach, FL

Alys Beach, FL: On March 9th, 2013, you’ll hear a slight sound of wine glasses clinking and enthusiastic chatter down usually quiet shell-lined streets. Welcome to the 30A Wine Festival returning for its second year to the pristine neighborhood of Alys Beach. Named after the matriarch of the town’s founders, Alys Beach continues to promote their slogan... Continue reading

Published on Monday, March 4, 2013

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Mardi Gras Madness in North West Florida: The Beaches of South Walton

You don’t have to head to New Orleans for an authentic Mardi Gras Celebration. North West Florida has Mardi Gras parties and parades planned throughout the area! Let’s take a look at how The Beaches of South Walton turn its laid-back, beach town atmosphere into a bead-throwing, moon pie tossing, good time! “Let the good times roll Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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30A Songwriter’s Festival

“If you sing a song a day you will make a better way”, these are the words of my favorite musicians/songwriters. The performers and songwriters are Earth, Wind, & Fire. The message is being celebrated for the fourth year in a row at the 30A Songwriters Festival. This incredible event includes three days of pure, unadulterated talent Continue reading

Published on Monday, December 10, 2012

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Bring Your Best Friend to Rosemary Beach!

The community of Rosemary Beach and Alaqua Animal Refuge invites you to bring your best 4-legged friend out for the 2nd Annual “Unleashed” event. One of the many things I love about South Walton is the fact that it is a dog-friendly town, a place where people treat their pets as one of the family. It’s not unusual to see a person dining Continue reading

Published on Thursday, December 6, 2012

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Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

The Gulf Coast’s blue marlin season is upon us. June is the peak of the season. The perfect time for anglers from all over to gear up and head to the Panhandle for the catch of the year! Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in beautiful Destin, Florida is in on the action once again with the Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic June 20-24 Continue reading

Published on Sunday, June 3, 2012

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Digital Graffiti in Alys Beach

Without further ado Alys Beach announces the 25 digital artist finalists who will display their art at the Fifth Annual Digital Graffiti Festival and compete for $10,000 in cash prizes! This juried festival awards prizes in various categories and judged by a panel of art and industry experts. There were hundreds of submissions from artists from around Continue reading

Published on Monday, May 14, 2012

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Art & Music by the Sea ~ ArtsQuest 2012

ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music is back for the 24th year at Seaside! From May 11th through the 13th you can enjoy 3 days of live music and over 130 international artists filling downtown Seaside with intriguing exhibits. The Merchants of Seaside will provide delicious food and beverage options as well as kid activities to make this an event for the whole... Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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Celebrating 25 Years!!!

Garrett Realty Services Celebrates 25 Years of Success in SouthWalton,Florida It all started back on April 1st of 1987, when real estate brokers Marie Garrett and Julia Arthur established their company onScenic Highway 30A.  Their goal was simple:  to provide top-notch real estate and property management services to the South Walton Continue reading

Published on Sunday, April 1, 2012

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30-A Wine Festival

The 30-A Wine Festival is an exclusive 2-day wine event debuting in March. Location: Alys Beach Amphitheater. This weekend celebration is limited to only 150 ticket holders.  All proceeds will go to the Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN). The 30-A Wine Festival will deliver a weekend of wine and recreation! On Saturday you can Continue reading

Published on Sunday, January 29, 2012