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Events Calendar - South Walton


Sandestin
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Through September 1st (Tickets Required), Sandestin Luau Hawaiian Feast.
Wednesday Night Concert Series through September 30th
Sept. 4th: Labor Day Sidewalk Sale - The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Sept. 4th: Baytowne Wharf Art Walk - The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Sept. 26th: Vettes at the Village - The Village of Baytowne Wharf
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
Dine, Dance, Cruise on SOLARIS Yacht
7-10 pm (reservations required call 850.650.2519)
The 125-foot SOLARIS yacht is cruising every Tuesday and Thursday night. Embark on a fine dining experience aboard the SOLARIS yacht. Enjoy three decks of indoor and outdoor fun; Cruising year-round, with one of Destin’s best fine dining menu, live entertainment and unlimited panoramic views of the local waters.
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

 

September 2015

Every Tuesday and Thursday Night
Dine, Dance, Cruise on SOLARIS Yacht

7-10 pm (reservations required call 850.650.2519)
The 125-foot SOLARIS yacht is cruising every Tuesday and Thursday night. Embark on a fine dining experience aboard the SOLARIS yacht. Enjoy three decks of indoor and outdoor fun; Cruising year-round, with one of Destin’s best fine dining menu, live entertainment and unlimited panoramic views of the local waters.


Wednesday Night Concert Series through September 30th
Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza Stage - 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.


Friday, September 4th: 10 am - 9 pm
Labor Day Sidewalk Sale - The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Join us for the Labor Day Sidewalk Sale at the Sandestin Family Retail Shops located in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Enjoy an additional 25% off sale and clearance items for a total savings of 50-75% at Barefoot Princess, Island Clothiers, Coconut Kidz and Sandestin Clothing Company.


Friday through Sunday, September 4th - 6th
Baytowne Wharf Art Walk - The Village of Baytowne Wharf
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.

Entertainment Line-up:
Friday, Sept. 4th: 5-7:30pm | Kyle Lamonica
Friday, Sept. 4th: 7:30-10pm | Ben Loftin
Saturday, Sept. 5th: 5-7:30pm | Chris Alvarado
Saturday, Sept.5th: 7:30-10pm | Robby Walton
Sunday, Sept. 6th Live Auction and Matt McCarty Quintet featuring Gina Walker


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.


Friday and Sunday, September 11th and 13th
3.5 Ladies Tennis Team Challenge - Sandestin Tennis Center
Consists of a series of Team Tennis Events for women at various levels using the NTRP system.


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 and Sunday, September 25th and 27th: 12 am
4.0 Ladies Tennis Team Challenges - Sandestin Tennis Center
Consists of a series of Team Tennis Events for women at various levels using the NTRP system.


Saturday, September 26th: 12 - 5 pm
Vettes at the Village - The Village of Baytowne Wharf

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.


Sunday, September 27th: 11 am - 2 pm
Passport to Fashion: Brunch & Bubbly - The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Enjoy an afternoon of sipping, socializing and shopping at the Sandestin Family Retails Shops with our Passport to Fashion: Brunch & Bubbly event. Start your day at Barefoot Princess and strike a pose as you walk the red carpet in style. Tour all of our fabulous Sandestin Family Retail Shops located throughout The Village of Baytowne Wharf, collect a stamp on your passport and enjoy exciting brunch treats paired with specialty cocktails along the way. Feel free to bring the kids for fun activities and snacks! Once your passport is full, enter your name and email address and return to Barefoot Princess where you'll turn it in and be eligible for the Grand Prize. 10% of the day's proceeds will benefit the Sandestin Foundation for Kids.


 

October

Thursday - Saturday, October 1st - 3rd
6th Annual Endless Summer Songwriters Series - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Thursday, Oct. 1
6pm VIP & Sponsor Welcome Reception

Friday, Oct. 2
6pm Rum Runners, Artists TBA
​7pm Village Events Plaza, Artists TBA
​8pm Village Door, Artists TBA
​9pm Hammerhead’s, Artists TBA
​10pm Funky Blues Shack, Artists TBA

Saturday, Oct. 3
6pm Rum Runners, Artists TBA
​7pm Village Events Plaza, Artists TBA
​8pm Village Door, Artists TBA
​9pm Hammerhead’s, Artists TBA
​10pm Funky Blues Shack, Artists TBA


Friday and Sunday, October 9th & 11th
3.0/3.5 Ladies Tennis Team Challenge - Sandestin Tennis Center

Consists of a series of Team Tennis Events for women at various levels using the NTRP system.


Saturday, October 10th: 9 am - 2 pm
Emerald Coast Walk to End Alzheimer's - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Registration begins at 8 am, a ceremony begins at 9 am, and the Walk begins at 9:30 am. The route is 2 miles. It is free to register and attend this event, but we encourage people to set personal and team fundraising goals. For more information and to register, please visit act.alz.org/emeraldcoast.


Saturday, October 10th: 10 am - 1 pm
Duck Regatta - The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Join us for a day of family fun at the 5th Annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta. Starting at 10am we'll kick off some fun with a scavenger hunt and face painting. At 1pm we will race up to 4,000 rubber ducks across the Baytowne Wharf Lagoon.


Beer Fest

Friday and Saturday, October 16th - 17th
8th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival - The Village of Baytowne Wharf

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.

Friday Beer Bingo, 5-9:30 pm
Join the 2nd annual Beer Bingo at the Village and, it's free to play! Pick up your cards at the Events Plaza Stage and visit merchant to merchant, until you have a completed a BINGO. At 9pm, all completed cards turned in will be entered for chances to win great prizes.

Saturday VIP Event 12:30-2 pm
Exclusive beer tastings and great food from Marlin Grill! This ticket is all inclusive for Saturday's events AND you can beat the lines to get in the event before anyone else. Grab your tickets fast, before they sell out!

Grand Tasting Saturday 2-6 pm
Featuring more than 40 breweries, offering close to 200 domestic and international craft beers for sampling! Brewery representatives will be available to discuss the different types of lagers and ales, teaching about the variety of styles. All ticketholders will be provided a Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest tasting glass for sampling.



Saturday, October 31st: 5 - 7 pm
Halloween Face Painting and Costume Contest- The Village of Baytowne Wharf

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 31st: 6 - 8 pm
Trick or Treat Street at Baytowne- The Village of Baytowne Wharf

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

Friday and Sunday, November 13th and 15th
3.5 Ladies Tennis Team Challenge - Sandestin Tennis Center
Consists of a series of Team Tennis Events for women at various levels using the NTRP system.


November 14th, 2015 through - January 31st, 2016
Baytowne on Ice - The Village of Baytowne Wharf

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 14th: 5 - 7 pm
Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights - The Village of Baytowne Wharf
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 26th: 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.


Friday, November 27th: 10 am to 9 pm
Black Friday Sidewalk Sale- The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Join us for the Black Friday Sidewalk Sale at the Sandestin Family Retail Shops located in The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Enjoy an additional 25%  off sale and clearance items for a total savings of 50-75% off at Barefoot Princess, Island Clothiers, Coconut Kidz and Sandestin Clothing Company.


Friday and Saturday, November 27th and 28th
Here Comes Santa Claus - The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Friday 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: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
12 Nights of Lights - The Village of Baytowne Wharf

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 - The Village of Baytowne Wharf

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, December 12th: 7 am to 5 pm
Tee Off For Toys - Raven Golf Club | Baytowne Golf Club | The Links Golf Club

On December 12-13, 2015, donate a new or unwrapped toy or gift card with a value of $15 or more and in exchange resort guests, or visitors can play Sandestin's public golf courses for just the greens/golf car fee of $20. Choose from the Raven Golf Club, Baytowne Golf Club or The Links Golf Club. All toys donated are will be given to Harvest House's "Hope for the Holidays" and "Children in Crisis" programs, both benefiting children and families in need this holiday season. Local residents, resort guests and visitors are welcome to participate.


Saturday, December 12th: 5 to 7 pm
Tuba Christmas & Holiday Lantern Parade - The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Playground Music Center presents a Tuba Christmas where over 30 brass instruments play all the holiday classics. Followed by our 6th Annual Holiday Lantern Parade where decorated paper lanterns and golf carts stroll the streets. And then visit with Santa as you enjoy live music on stage.

Tuba Christmas | 5 pm 
Holiday Lantern Parade | 6 pm 
Holiday Block Party | 7 pm 


Friday, December 18th: 3 to 4 pm
Gingerbread House Decorating - The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Join us at 3 pm in the Events Plaza and make your own Gingerbread House. Presented by Abrakadoodle, kids can ring in the holiday cheer with their own gingerbread masterpiece.


Wednesday, December 30th: 10 am to 6 pm
New Year's Sidewalk Sale - The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Join us for the New Year's Sidewalk Sale at the Sandestin Family Retail Shops located in The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Enjoy an additional 25% off sale and clearance items for a total savings of 50-75% off at Barefoot Princess, Island Clothiers, Coconut Kidz and Sandestin Clothing Company.


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.


Thursday, December 31st: starts at 7 pm
Baytowne Countdown - The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Enjoy the New Year's Eve celebration, live music and dancing, and fireworks at midnight.


 

January 2016

January 1- 31
Baytowne on Ice - The Village of Baytowne Wharf

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.


February 2015

Sunday, February 7th: 2 to 3 pm
12th Annual Mardi Gras Dog Parade - The Village of Baytowne Wharf

The streets of the Village will be filled with costumed dogs and their humans tossing a myriad of throws, beads and party favors. Themed convertibles, small floats, golf cars, bicycles and decorated wagons will be everywhere and Mardi Gras music will permeate the air!  The Sandestin Mardi Gras Dog Parade is one of the premier canine events on the Emerald Coast with members of the four-pawed community comes from far and wide to participate for a howling good time!


Tuesday, February 9th: 5 to 6 pm
14th Annual Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade - The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Let your hair down on what is the most festive day of the year around these parts! This happens on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, or Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.  "Laissez les bon temps rouler" (let the good time rol) with the 14th Annual Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade as it winds through The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Yell "throw me something mister" as unique and colorful floats, golf cars and pic-up trucks roll down the streets and marchers dressed up in their Mardi Gras best shower parade-goers with a barrage of beads, moon pies and other trinkets.  The post-parade celebration continues into the night with street performers, "throws" tossed from balconies on Main St. and parties at various Baytowne Village establishments.


Friday, February 12th: 12 am to 12 an
27th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival - The Village of Baytowne Wharf

​Prepare your palette while restaurants and businesses vie for the title of "Area's Best" and other categories for the best gumbo in South Walton! Cast your vote while enjoying live Zydeco music  and family entertainment. Enjoy one of Sandestin's favorite events with great food, fun and other surprises!


 

April

Thursday, April 17th: 12 am to 12 an
30th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival- The Village of Baytowne Wharf

​Don't miss what promises to be a spectacular 30th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival! This is the lonest-running and most established wine festival in all of the Florida Panhandle and is known as the "Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals." Explore the Village where you will find dozens of domestic and international wines to sample and purchase to take home. The event is complete with white tents, flowing wine, great food, ladies strolling in hats and live entertainment.

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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