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Discover the Florida Emerald Coast's Culture and Vibe at the 36th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival


The Sandestin Wine Festival is a popular event that has been taking place for over three decades on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast. The festival offers a range of activities for wine enthusiasts and novices alike, including wine dinners with celebrity chefs, yoga, live music, interactive experiences, culinary tents, and wine tastings featuring hundreds of featured wines. The festival takes place in the Village of Baytowne Wharf and offers a variety of resort accommodations from beach to bay. The festival is open to the public, and non-drinking guests are welcome to attend the Grand Wine Tasting with their friends at no charge, although they will not receive a wristband. The festival takes place rain or shine and is a must-experience event for those looking to discover more about the culture and vibe of the Emerald Coast.

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Wine, food & fun in the sun! A four-day festival celebrating wine and all things Gulf Coast in the premier Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort with everything you need or want only steps away? Yes, please! The 36th Annual...

Wednesday Night Concert Series returns to Baytowne,Miramar Beach,Florida

Wednesday Night Concert Series

Wednesday, March 1st - Wednesday, March 29th
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Cost: FREE

Live Music Schedule

March 1: Forrest Williams Band
March 8: Boukou Groove
March 15: Cadillac Willy
March 22: Six Piece Suits
March 29: Modern Eldorados

If you're looking for something to do on a Wednesday evening, look no further than the Wednesday Night Concert Series! Running from March 1st to March 29th, this concert series is a great way to unwind and enjoy some live music after a long day.

Located in Baytowne, the concert series will feature a mix of local and regional talent, covering a variety of musical genres. Best of all, it's completely free! So bring your friends, family, or just yourself and enjoy a night of music and entertainment.

The concerts will be held on the Events Plaza Stage, starting at 7:00 pm and running until 9:00 pm. There's no need to worry about the weather, as the stage is covered, ensuring the show goes on rain or shine.

So what kind of music can you expect to hear?...

The Village of Baytowne Wharf St. Paddy's Day Delight, Miramar Beach,Florida

A fun event happening on St. Patrick's Day at The Village of Baytowne Wharf! "Paint the Village Green" is a free event where the area will be decorated in green, from the lagoon to the lights. There will be live music from Shenanigans and performances from the Carpenter Academy of Irish Dance. The event will take place on Friday, March 17th, from 6:00 to 9:00pm. It's a great way to celebrate the Luck of the Irish and enjoy some festive activities with friends and family.

March 17, 2023
Hours: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)9100 Baytowne Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL, 32550

2023 Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade & After Party

Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade & After Party

Broussard’s Bayou Grill | Navarre Beach
Address: 8649 Gulf Blvd, Navarre Beach, Florida
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2023 AT 10 AM – 10 PM

The Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade is hosted by the Navarre Krewe of Jesters. It features floats that enter Gulf Blvd from Indiana Street and move east to end at Broussard's Bayou Grill. The parade is followed by an after party with a beer tent, food options such as hotdogs, corn dogs, hamburgers, and jambalaya, and homemade ice cream or shaved ice from Turtle Roll Ice Cream. There will also be live music until 10 PM.


Shrimp & Grits Festival in Destin

2023 Shrimp & Grits Festival
210 Harbor Blvd | Destin
February 25th, 2023 (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST)


Brotula's Seafood House and Steamer 210 Harbor Street Destin, FL 32541

The 4th Annual Shrimp & Grits Festival is an event that takes place at the Destin docks to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, a nonprofit organization that focuses on developing boys and girls. The festival features creative variations of shrimp and grits dishes prepared by local restaurants, food trucks, and personal chefs, who compete to be named the best on the Emerald Coast.


Baytowne Mardi Gras Parade

Baytowne Mardi Street Pardi
Baytowne Wharf | Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
February 21st, 2023

Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday is a traditional celebration in many countries, especially in areas with large Catholic populations, as a way to mark the last day of indulgence before the start of Lent. Fat Tuesday is known for its colorful parades, music, food, and festivities. The Baytowne Mardi Street Pardi is an event that offers live music, street performers, and various parties to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Join the revelers and "let the good times roll!"


Annual Camellia Festival| Santa Rosa Beach

Camellia Festival
Eden Gardens State Park | Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

181 Eden Gardens Road, Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459

February 11th, 2023

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Eden Gardens State Park's annual Camellia Festival is a fun event that features live music, food and beverage vendors, heritage presenters demonstrating skills such as blacksmithing and weaving, and master gardeners sharing tips about cultivating camelias. Over 500 varieties of camelias will be in bloom on the grounds during the peak of the camellia season.



Brunch Fest Harborwalk Village | Destin

2023 Brunch Fest Harborwalk Village in Destin

February 11th, 2023

Kick off your day with brunch bites, Bloody Marys, and bubbles galore at the 2nd Annual Brunch Fest at the Destin Harbor! Taste yummy foods from the area’s best brunch spots with mimosa in hand as you soak in the sights of the lively Destin Harbor at Harborwalk Village. Brunch is always a good idea!



30Avenue - Gateway to 30A

30Avenue is a beautiful outdoor lifestyle center that caters to locals and visitors alike. Offering an inimitable mix of boutiques, shopping, outstanding dining and professional services.

With stone paved sidewalks, a central green for relaxing, water fountains located throughout the property, majestic palm trees, and generous parking , 30Avenue is the perfect place to visit with friends and family to shop, dine and make memories under the Florida sun.

At night, 30Avenue comes alive pulsing with style and energy.



21st Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K 2023 Race

2023 Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K Presented by Vera Bradley

Are you ready to race?
The Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K will be back in person for the 21st running on Sunday, February 19, 2023, in Seaside, Florida. Get ready to sweat, connect and crush some run goals with us in beautiful South Walton! The half marathon will start at 6:45 AM and the 5K race will start at 7:05AM. 

Proceeds from the Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K benefit the Seaside School, Inc. Founded in 1996, The Seaside School, Inc. was one of the first and is now one of the oldest surviving public charter schools in the state of Florida. The Seaside School opened to thirty-six students, two faculty members, and one administrator serving students in sixth through eighth grades. Today, the school has expanded to fifth through twelfth grades serving over 380 students. For the past 25 years, our ambitious staff, involved parents and supportive community have led the Seaside Schools, comprised of the Seaside Neighborhood School and Seacoast Collegiate High School, to be consistently recognized as leaders at both state and national achievement levels. Our continued growth and success of The Seaside Way reaffirms what our charter pioneers understood a quarter-century ago. Led by continual support, exploration, accountability, scholarship, independence, dreams and effort, students cultivate their diversity and begin to understand ways that they can make unique contributions to society.



30A Wine Festival 2023 Alys Beach

The 30A Wine Festival, underwritten by the Alys Foundation, returns to the beautiful Alys Beach for it's 11th year: Wednesday, February 22 through Sunday, February 26, 2023. The festival showcases renowned distillers, vintners and culinary  favorites over five days of celebration - a series of events and workshops where wine enthusiasts and bourbon lovers alike relish in the festivities within the captivating town of Alys Beach. 

When : February 22-26, 2023

Where : Alys Beach Club



2023 Sandestin Gumbo Festival

The Village of Baytowne Wharf & Sandestin Gulf and Beach Resort announces great gumbo paired with first-rate family fun at the Gulf Coast's favorite winter food event - the 34th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival, held on Saturday, February 25th at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. People from all over the southeast are expected to join in the festival! 

9100 Baytowne Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL




Gulf Place WINE WALK Events in 2023

JOIN THE GULF PLACE MERCHANTS FOR THIS FUN SOUTH WALTON TRADITION !! Mark your calendars & save the dates shown here! 

January 19 : 4 PM - 6 PM

Febuary 16 : 4 PM - 6 PM

March 16 :  5 PM - 7 PM

April 20 : 5 PM - 7 PM

May 18 : 5 PM - 7 PM

June 15 : 5 PM - 7 PM

July 20 : 5 PM - 7 PM

August 17 : 5 PM - 7 PM

September 21 : 5 PM - 7 PM

October 19 : 5 PM - 7 PM

November 16 : 5 PM - 7 PM

December 21 : 5 PM - 7 PM

Attendees can enjoy samplings of hand-selected wines, light appertizes, live music and giveaways while venturing to all of the unique Gulf Place shops. Featuring jewelry, artwork, clothing and many other unique gifts, event-goers can enjoy the evening sipping, dancing and shopping while you stroll around beautiful Gulf Place.

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Gulf Place is just steps away from the white sugar-sand beaches of the scenic 30A corridor.

45 Town Center Loop, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459


2023 30A Songwriters Festival

2023 30A Songwriters Festival

When:JAN 13 AT 12AM -- JAN 16 AT 5PM

The 30A Songwriters Festival brings together hundresds of artists, dozens of neighborhoods, venues and resorts, and thousands of music fans to celebrate the art of songwriting along the beaches of Walton County, Florida.Come experience the premier songwriters festival in the country.

Santa Rosa Beach, FL -- For the past 13 years, the 30A Songwriters Festival has attracted thousands of dedicated live music fans from around the country to hear original songwriters spanning many genres of music perform their songs.

The 14th Annual 30A Songwriters Festival returns January 13-16, 2023 and welcomes artists Lyle Lovett, Gin Blossoms, Rickie Lee Jones, Steve Earle, Yola, and Morgan Wade along with 175+ renowned songwriters spanning multiple genres.

Over the course of the holiday weekend, the 30A Songwriters Festival will feature performances by more than 175+ musicians on over 30A stages in venues along Scenic Hwy.30A.

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Shop local at the various farmers markets in South Walton

Enjoy an array of fresh foods and sustainable products from one of the numerous farmers markets taking place on the 30A. Spend the day shopping, grabbing a bite and enjoying a drink all while in the warm Florida sun. Show your support for local farmers and small businesses in your community!

The 30A Farmers Markets have four convenient locations, check out the vendors and times of a farmers market near you, CLICK HERE!