On and around 30A
30A Wine Festival
The ninth annual 30A Wine Festival is a must-experience signature event along 30A that encompasses the vintner’s craft as well as the culinary arts. We all love an eventful and exciting festival weekend, but we all love an event with an even bigger picture. That bigger picture is the reason behind the event. For the past 9 years, the 30A Wine Festival has been a proud supporter of the Children’s Volunteer Health Network, a nonprofit dedicated to providing access to health services for children in Walton and Okaloosa counties. We invite you to attend the 2020 30A Wine Festival at Alys Beach. Your attendance is welcomed with a grateful spirit by us and many others as we continue to support a nonprofit dedicated to going above & beyond while giving back to our local community.
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The Sandestin Gumbo Festival
his winter festival favorite is back for the 31st Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival. Sample a variety of gumbo and vote your favorite as the “People’s Choice” winner! Dark or light roux? Chicken, sausage or seafood? Celebrity judges will name the “Area’s Best.” Gulf Coast restaurants will be featured along with live music from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe and children’s activities. The Best Bloody Mary’s at The Beach competition is BACK! Sponsored by Bombora Vodka, taste some of the finest bars’ and restaurants’ Bloody Mary’s on the coast AND you’re the judge! Vote for your favorite and help them win the title of “Best Bloody Mary at The Beach”! This year’s event is promising to serve up fun for everyone.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Seaside® School Race Weekend
One of South Walton’s most popular events, the Seaside® School Half Marathon & 5K takes place Sunday, March 1st beginning at 7:00 AM. Established in 2003 to raise funds for the Seaside® Neighborhood School, the Race has become a huge community affair, drawing in more than 4,000 runners annually from around the world. Both the 13.1-mile half marathon and the 5K start in downtown Seaside® on Scenic Highway 30-A. As runners line up at the start line within an earshot of the Gulf of Mexico, curious pelicans and the smell of saltwater fill the crisp morning air. From there, runners exit Seaside® and pass through neighboring WaterColor before crossing over picturesque Western Lake and entering the historic beach neighborhood of Grayton Beach. Live music, race awards and the silent auction’s final call entertain the crowds as they stroll the many restaurants and shops of downtown Seaside® or rest their race-tested legs on the amphitheater lawn.
$95/5K or $125/Half
Sandestin Wine Festival
The Sandestin Wine Festival has been named the “Best Annual Event” by Destin Magazine, and is known as the Best event in the Visit South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival area. The Sandestin Wine Festival at Baytowne Wharf brings an opportunity for discovery. Four days of unique events open up a wide range of experiences from attending wine dinners with celebrity chefs, participating in preview events throughout the year, and taking part in wine tastings that showcase hundreds of wines.
Starting at $70
South Walton Beaches™ Wine & Food Festival
A dazzling roster of dozens of celebrity winemakers, distillers, chefs, brew masters and entertainers converge in South Walton, Florida to wine, dine, educate and entertain guests as part of the four-day celebration of wine. Throughout the Town Center of Grand Boulevard, attendees enjoy such attractions as Spirits Row, Rosé All Day Garden, Savor South Walton Culinary Village, Nosh Pavilions, Tasting Seminars, Craft Beer & Spirits Jam, live entertainment and more than 600 wines poured by knowledgeable wine industry insiders.
Starting at $99