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Events Calendar - South Walton


Sandestin
Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
Through September 1st (Tickets Required), Sandestin Luau Hawaiian Feast.
Through August 13th, Village of Baytowne Wharf Summer Events
HydroFlight Mondays, 7 pm. Boomin’ Tuesdays, 7 pm (Fireworks at 9:15 pm over the Lagoon.) Wednesday Night Concerts, 7-9 pm. Magical Thursdays (Magic Show), 7pm. Live Music Friday, 6-9 pm. Sunday Cinema, 8 pm.
Sandestin Beer Festival
8th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival - Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
Known as the "Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast," the popular festival features 40 on-site craft brewers, over 100 domestic and international beers, seminars and samplings and live music. Beer novices to beer lovers will be able to sample domestic and international options, including specialty, seasonal and not-yet-released beers. October 16-17
SOLARIS
Fireworks, Dinner and Dancing Sunset Cruise on SOLARIS Yacht
7-10 pm (reservations required call 850.650.2519)
Fireworks, Dinner, Dancing and a Sunset Cruise - all at the same time! The 125-foot SOLARIS yacht is cruising every Tues and Thursday with an unforgettable Fireworks and Dinner Cruise. Indulge in a chef-prepared meal, dance under the stars to live music and end the night with a bang as the sky above you illuminates with fireworks from Sandestin.
July 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, August 4, 6, 11, 13, 20, 27
Bluegrass at the Beach
BLUEGRASS AT THE BEACH - BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW ONLINE
Saturday Only... September 12th, 11 am - 10 pm, MKAF Village

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals and Real Estate present Bluegrass at the Beach, a family-friendly celebration of music and culture will feature seven award-winning bluegrass bands, youth crafts and music in the Kid’s Art Village with an interactive Pickin’ & Paintin’ area, and a wide range of food and beverage offerings. Event & Ticket Info | Stay

Sandestin Year-Round Tennis Events Sandestin Tennis Center


Sandestin Weekly Summer Events

Through August 13
Village of Baytowne Wharf Weekly Summer Events - Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort

Enjoy the Village of Baytowne Wharf’s action packed summer fun!Admission is free and open to the public. For additional details click here or call 850.267.8117.

  • HydroFlight Mondays, 7 pm
    Enjoy three shows from fly-board extraordinaire Ben Merrell over the lagoon!

  • Boomin’ Tuesdays, 7 pm
    Enjoy Lawn Games and Inflatables at the Events Plaza then light up the night with Fireworks at 9:15pm over the Lagoon.

  • Wednesday Night Concerts, 7-9 pm
    We’ll be tantalizing your musical taste buds with musicians to entertain all.

  • Magical Thursdays, 7 pm
    Magic Show performed by Captain Davy.

  • Live Music Fridays, 7-9 pm
    Enjoy Live Music, every Friday at the Marina Bar & Grill. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call 850.267.7778.

  • Sunday Cinema, 8 pm
    Enjoy a movie on the Events Plaza lawn.

Through September 1st (Tickets Required): 6:30 pm
Sandestin Luau Hawaiian Feast - Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort

Join us at 6:30pm at the Baytowne Marina and get your hula happening at our weekly Sandestin Luau feasts! Enjoy authentic Hawaiian Luau cuisine and family-friendly fun including live music, limbo contests, bonfires and capped off with amazing fireworks display over Choctawhatchee Bay.

South Walton Summer Events

Wednesday Nights
Gulf Place on 30A - 30A Learning Academy Summer Camps

Kids/Parents Night Out Every Wednesday from 5:30 - 9:30 pm
For $40 per child, parents can enjoy a night out while their children enjoy a night of games, crafts, movies and more in a safe, private school environment. To register parents can contact Rebecca Matherne at 850. 291.7197.

Tuesday and Thursday Nights
Gulf Place on 30A - 30A Learning Academy Adventure Camps
For $45 per day, children are invited to participate in hands-on & out and about field experiences to learn about Northwest Florida's diverse ecosystems and explore the unique environmental wonders of our 30A and Emerald Coast area. Adventure camp locations will include Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, Conservation Park, Ponce de Leon Springs, Indian Temple Mound and more. To register parents can contact Rebecca Matherne at 850.291.7197.

 

August 2015

Tuesday & Thursday Nights: 7-10 pm
August 4, 6, 11, 13, 20, 27
Fireworks, Dinner and Dancing Sunset Cruise on SOLARIS Yacht

850.650.2519 *Reservations required
Fireworks, Dinner, Dancing and a Sunset Cruise - all at the same time! The 125-foot SOLARIS yacht is cruising every Tues and Thursday with an unforgettable Fireworks and Dinner Cruise. Cruise into the evening as you indulge in a chef-prepared meal, dance under the stars to live music and end the night with a bang as the sky above you illuminates with fireworks from Sandestin.

Saturday, August 22
29th Annual Sandestin Triathlon - Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort

The 29th Sandestin Triathlon will lure more than 700 participants for a half-mile Gulf of Mexico swim, a 20-mile bike along the coast, and a 4-mile run through Sandestin’s beach and bayside community. For event accommodations call 877.276.8860 (code: TRI15).

Thursday, August 27th: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Tacos & Tequilas - Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Event - Destin
Event held at the Rockin Tacos - Located on the Okaloosa Island Boardwalk

Buy tickets online: $51.50 general admission, $41.50 MKAF Members

 

September

September 5-7
Baytowne Wharf Art Walk - Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
The Village of Baytowne Wharf welcomes the fresh fall season under the moonlight with a weekend good for the art and soul with world-class art and live music in the Village Events Plaza. Exceptional artists featured in the area’s leading galleries from across the southeast will gather for this three day festival featuring the best of the best in the world of art. Admission is free and open to the public. For details call 850.267.8117.

Sunday, September 6th: 7 - 9 pm (entrance opens at 6:15 pm)
7th Annual Labor Day Weekend Concert - MKAF
Heather Hayes Experience

Daughter of music legend Isaac Hayes, Heather Hayes and her 11 piece Atlanta-based band have a diverse R&B sound, mixing in soul and funk. The high energy show is a consistent crowd pleaser, with great vocals, stunning costumes and a first rate horn section. Heather spent the first 5 years of her professional career on tour with James Brown (she started with him at age 18 and was his featured female vocalist and choreographer for 5 years), Michael Jackson and Beyonce’ Knowles and she’s recorded and/or appeared in videos with Sean “P-Diddy” Combs, Brian McKnight, TLC, Jadakiss and The Baha Men.
$26 General Admission, $21 MKAF Members, Kids under 12 are free.

Bluegrass

Saturday Only... September 12th: 11 am - 10 pm
BLUEGRASS AT THE BEACH- MKAF - BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW ONLINE
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals and Real Estate present Bluegrass at the Beach, a family-friendly celebration of music and culture will feature seven award-winning bluegrass bands, youth crafts and music in the Kid’s Art Village with an interactive Pickin’ & Paintin’ area, and a wide range of food and beverage offerings.

Featured Bands: Blue Highway (Headliner),The Hillbenders, Willie Sugarcapps, Run Boy Run, Moore Brothers Band, Dread Clampitt, Dismal Creek.

The festival will also celebrate the flavors of the Emerald Coast by featuring fare from local food trucks and some of the area’s most popular restaurants. Wine, beer, water and soda also will be available for purchase. Coolers and outside food and drink will not be permitted for this special one-day event. Sorry, no pets allowed in the village. Proceeds benefit MKAF’s All Kinds of Art educational outreach programs.

Friday September 25 and Sunday, September 27th, 12 am
Ladies Tennis Team Challenges - Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
Consists of a series of Team Tennis Events for women at various levels using the NTRP system.

September 26, 2015; 12-5 pm
Vettes at the Village - Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort

Area corvette clubs bring "America's Sports Car" to the Village Events Plaza. Corvettes will be shined to the max as these automotive icons zoom into the Village streets. Be a part of the show by voting on your favorite style & model! For details call 850.267.8117.

 

October

Beer Fest

Friday and Saturday, October 16-17
8th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival - Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort

Known as the "Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast," the popular festival features 40 on-site craft brewers, over 100 domestic and international beers, seminars and samplings and live music. Beer novices to beer lovers will be able to sample domestic and international options, including specialty, seasonal and not-yet-released beers.


Saturday, October 31, 2015
Halloween Face Painting and Costume Contest- Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort

Where: Coconut Kidz in the Village
An evening of family fun at Coconut Kidz! Children in costume receive free face painting. Also, be sure to enter our costume contest and find us on Facebook at facebook.com/shopsandestin to vote for your favorite costume.

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 6 - 8 pm
Trick or Treat Street at Baytowne- Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort

Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Trick or treat through the Village streets, dance the night away, and end the evening with a spooky fireworks show over the lagoon.

 

November 2015

November - January 2016
Baytowne on Ice

For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, the ice skating rink at the Village of Baytowne Wharf is the perfect opportunity to get into the winter spirit. The seasonal ice skating rink has become a local holiday favorite. The first hour of each day is reserved for "kids skate" for youths 12 and under.

Saturday, November 14: 5-7 pm
The Sandestin Wine Festival Presents: Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights
The Sandestin Wine Festival is beginning this holiday season with a sparkling event! Stroll streets lined in twinkling lights and greenery, as you sip a variety of champagnes and taste featured menu items from various Village restaurants. Participating merchants will be decked out for the holiday season, when you stop by to sample their featured bubbly. Enjoy a sneak peak of the Village tree lighting and holiday entertainment throughout.

Thursday, November 26: 12 - 2 pm
Thanksgiving Lunch Cruise in Destin | SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS

Forget the crowded grocery store, the hours of preparation and stacks of dishes. It’s smooth sailing this Thanksgiving in Destin as you leave your worries in our wake. The SOLARIS chefs prepare a lavish buffet on the water featuring the traditions of turkey, gourmet sides, home baked breads, dessert and a cornucopia of coastal delights. Enjoy three decks of indoor and outdoor fun. Reservations required online or by calling 850.650.2519.

November 27-28
Here Comes Santa Claus

riday 6 pm – Kick-off the holiday season with a family movie under the stars!
Saturday 6-9 pm – The fun continues Saturday, with a preview to 12 Nights of Lights, Tree Lighting, and of course, Santa Claus! Welcome Santa to Baytowne and cheer him on as he lights the Village Christmas Tree. Stick around for a preview to our choreographed light show, 12 Nights of Lights, and watch as fireworks light up the sky over the lagoon. Make a lantern for the upcoming Baytowne Lantern Parade as you enjoy a choir singing your holiday favorites! And last, but not least, visit Kris Kringle himself! Hop on Santa’s lap and tell him your Christmas wish! Admission is free and open to the public. Subject to change based on weather.

 

December 2015

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday Nights in December
12 Nights of Lights

For the month of December, enjoy a festive light show in the Events Plaza set to your favorite holiday music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday leading up to Christmas at 6 & 7 p.m. This sparkling event will also be featured during the holiday editions of the Wednesday Night Concert Series at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

December - January 2016
Baytowne on Ice

For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, the ice skating rink at the Village of Baytowne Wharf is the perfect opportunity to get into the winter spirit. The seasonal ice skating rink has become a local holiday favorite. The first hour of each day is reserved for "kids skate" for youths 12 and under.

Thursday, December 31: 8 pm - 12:30 am
New Year’s Fireworks & Dinner Cruise | SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS

Ring in the New Year in true Destin style on the SOLARIS yacht. Enjoy five incredible courses for dinner, a champagne toast, and party favors. Fireworks can be viewed in every direction as you cruise the bay. Enjoy three decks of indoor and outdoor fun. Make the night even more perfect by staying on property at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Reservations required online or by calling 850.650.2519.

 

January 2016

January 1- 31
Baytowne on Ice

For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, the ice skating rink at the Village of Baytowne Wharf is the perfect opportunity to get into the winter spirit. The seasonal ice skating rink has become a local holiday favorite. The first hour of each day is reserved for "kids skate" for youths 12 and under.

Events Calendar

Annual events for South Walton / 30A

Cruises

Nightlife/Music Scene

  • Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort - Outdoor concerts, seasonal fireworks, indoor live music at multiple venues, parades, wine and beer festivals, seasonal family activities, New Years Eve celebration.

Concerts/Festivals/Arts

Fishing Events

January

Wyndham Vacation Rentals - Winter Guests
Annual Snowbird Shuffleboard Tournament

February

Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival - Sandestin
Annual Mardi Gras Dog Parade - Sandestin
Annual Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade - Sandestin
The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort

March


April

SunQuest Cruises - Baytowne Marina - Sandestin®
Annual Seasonal Cruise Event: Easter Lunch

Sandestin Wine Festival - Sandestin

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival
Annual charity event held the last weekend of April.

May

Memorial Weekend Events at Sandestin
Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort

SunQuest Cruises - Baytowne Marina - Sandestin®
Annual Seasonal Cruise Event: Mother's Day Lunch

June

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic - Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
Baytowne Marina - Sandestin®

SunQuest Cruises - Baytowne Marina - Sandestin®
Annual Seasonal Cruise Event: Father's Day Lunch

July

Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
4th of July Red, White and Baytowne

SunQuest Cruises - Baytowne Marina - Sandestin®
Annual Seasonal Cruise Event: 4th of July Fireworks and Dinner Cruise

August

Sandestin® Triathlon
Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort

September

Labor Day Weekend Events at Sandestin

Destin Beer Festival
Destin

October

Baytowne Beer Festival - Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
Baytowne Wharf - Sandestin®

November

SunQuest Cruises - Baytowne Marina - Sandestin®
Annual Seasonal Cruise Event: Thanksgiving Cruise

Sandestin Wine Festival Presents: Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights - Sandestin

December

New Years Eve Celebration - Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
Baytowne Wharf - Sandestin®

SunQuest Cruises - Baytowne Marina - Sandestin®
Annual Seasonal Cruise Event: New Year's Fireworks and Dinner

 

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