Area Events June 1st – June 8th 2016

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Hydrobike Ride & Dine at Red Bar on 6/1 between 8am – 12pm

Sign up for a Wednesday Morning Red Bar Ride and Dine – available weekly, year round.
Meet the group at the Western Lake boat ramp at the end of Hotz Avenue just past the world famous Red Bar in Grayton Beach between 7:30 and 8:00. You will enjoy 4 hours of Hydrobike play time in the Gulf of Mexico or in Western Lake. You will be provided lunch at the Red Bar via a $25 gift card so you can dine at your convenience. They open at 11 am.
Grayton Beach is unique in that it has a beach bordering the Gulf of Mexico and Western Lake. Western Lake is one of South Walton’s Coastal Dune lakes. These lakes only exist in a few places in the whole world and Walton County is lucky enough to be home to several of them. At times the outflow will bust open and flow right out into the Gulf of Mexico. 4 hours give you plenty of time to explore both bodies of water.
*Please note that riding in the Gulf may be restricted based on current water conditions.
All activities are subject to weather conditions.
Schedule:
Check in between 7:30 and 8 a.m.
Meet at the Western Lake Boat Ramp in Grayton Beach.
Bike Western Lake or the Gulf until lunch
Explore the Gulf or the lake! Western Lakes runs through Grayton Beach State Park all the way to Watercolor and offers a vast territory to discover. Return the bikes to the boat ramp by 12pm. We will handle the rest.
*Please note that riding in the Gulf may be restricted based on water conditions*
Dine
The Red Bar opens at 11 am. We recommend any thing on their menu. You will not be disappointed!
Pricing:
$75 per person
$40 Kids Under 8 (Lake Only)
Please understand that we cannot allow the little ones to ride on the deck in the Gulf
Please book by 4 p.m. on Tuesday to guarantee your spot on this trip.
***Do you just want to ride Hydrobikes? Rentals are available daily***
How to Book:
By phone or online
Emerald Coast Hydrobikes
850-598-7949
info@echydrobikes.com
emeraldcoasthydrobikes.com
Where to Meet:
Western Lake Boat Ramp in Grayton Beach.
You will find it at the end of Hotz Ave (2 blocks past the Red Bar).
What to Wear:
In short, wear whatever is comfortable and weather appropriate. Shoes, flops or bare feet are all acceptable. The sun can be intense even late in the day and conditions can change quickly so a hat, sunglasses, long sleeves or other sun/weather protection should be considered. Also, keep in mind that Hydrobikes have a chain just like a land bike so please don’t wear anything that is overly loose below your shins as it could get caught in the chain. In most cases, you will not get wet unless you choose to so bathing suits are optional. Hydrobikes are stable and easy to jump off of and climb back onto. This makes swimming a fun option.
What to Bring:
Camera
Sunscreen
Bug Spray
Comfort items
Medicine if needed
Although it is unlikely that your stuff will get wet, anything could happen so bring a dry bag for those items you want to protect..
***We have sunscreen, dry bags, sunglass leashes and other items available for purchase but we do not have a store onsite so please make your order in advance and we will have your items ready for you at the dock.
Location: Grayton Beach: Florida’s Scenic Hwy 30A Grayton Beach, FL 32459

Sandcastle Family Challenge at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on 6/1 between 9am11am

A special Family Challenge event takes place at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on Wednesday, June 1 at 9am. Rick Mangeam from Beach Sand Sculptures will be conducting a sandcastle and sandsculpture building demonstration on the beach. The first 25 people to register will get to use a bucket and work directly with Rick. All other attendees will get to watch, enjoy and learn cool sandcastle making techniques.
Please register: 850-267-8330.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park will host Family Challenges every Wednesday with different activities planned for you and yours. Check in any time between 8am and 2pm at the clubhouse for your challenge packet. Each week is a different challenge. (March through July 2016).
Check out music under the stars on Thursday nights, Night Sky Observations, Breakfast with a Ranger on second Saturdays, and more special events throughout the year.

Regular park admission applies. No additional fee for this program.Park programs are made possible by Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Come out and explore one of the most beautiful state park preserves in South Walton, Florida.

Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: 7525 W Scenic Highway 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

30A Adventures 30A Surf Camp on 6/1 between 9am – 4pm

Looking for summer fun for the kids? Check out the new 30A Adventures 30A Surf Camp.
All summer long experienced surfers will run two three-hour camps a day at two beach locations along Scenic Highway 30A, getting kids in the water, teaching them safety and helping them catch their first (or fiftieth) wave.
The 30A Adventures, 30A Surf Camp will be held Mondays through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will meet at the Seagrove Plaza in Seagrove Beach.
Location: South Walton (General): General Local Event Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459

Zen Meditation on 6/1 between 9am – 10am

Experience Zen Meditation for living in the 21st Century, presented by Honin, a Soto Zen Priest
For more info, call 702-499-4719.
Location: Monet Monet: 100 E County Highway 30A Grayton Beach, Florida

Adventures in Alys on 6/1 between 10am – 11am

Join The REP Theatre for a free, completely original storytelling experience for children of all ages. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind Adventure in Alys, created by the audience (and maybe even join in the stories yourselves)!
Location: Fonville Press: 147 N Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Stories by the Sea on 6/1 at 3:30pm

Join the Seaside Repertory Theatre as they present a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages. Each day will offer a new story and there might even be opportunities for your participation. This event takes place at Solomon Square.
Where: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

Happy Hour Paddle on 6/1 between 4pm – 7pm

Join in for a Stand Up Paddleboard Adventure offering one of the only SUP Sunset trips in the area! The trip starts at our Paddle Hut Hideaway complete with bathroom, drinks, snacks & retail… located just 5 minutes north of Grayton Beach. Learn the basics in our calm secluded lagoon, then paddle down the canal and out into the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay. Bring your own snacks and drinks and anchor in the shallows for a toast and photos. Or if conditions are favorable, paddle all the way to The Bay Restaurant for Happy Hour. Arrive at the area’s hottest new hang out via paddleboard and enjoy a cold beverage & appetizer and then paddle back enjoying the sunset and looking for dolphins dancing in the Bay.
All gear, professional instruction, photography and tour guide are provided for this 2-3 hour adventure. Food and beverages are optional and not included in price.
Please call directly to book for children ages 8-12.
Be sure to also check out our AM SUP Yoga, Sunset SUP Yoga, SUP Yoga + Brunch at the Bay and our Full Moon Paddles!
For more info, visit www.30APaddleboardYoga.com to book online or call Shanda at 239-560-6667.
Location: Tom’s Landing: 78 Ricker Avenue Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Camp Helen State Park Family Night Movie & More on 6/1 at 5:30pm

The third annual Movies & More Series is happening this summer at Camp Helen State Park. The summer fun series will take place on Wednesday evenings on these dates: June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13 and 27.
The evenings begin at 5:30 p.m. at Camp Helen Recreation Hall with a brief interpretive program led by a Camp Helen Park Ranger or other expert. The program will be followed by an old-fashioned campfire cookout of hot dogs and s’mores provided by the Friends of Camp Helen. Each evening will conclude with a family-oriented movie in the Recreation Hall where seating will be provided.
A parent or guardian must accompany all children.
These special movie nights are sponsored by Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection and the Friends of Camp Helen State Park.  Admission into the park for this event is free, although donations are accepted. Donations will go directly to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park to benefit the park’s resource management projects and interpretive programs.
Wednesday, June 1
The movie “Planes: Fire & Rescue” will be featured. In this movie, the highflying adventure continues when Dusty Crophopper learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again.  He joins forces with the Fire and Rescue Helicopter Blade Ranger and his ATV team, The Smokejumpers, to battle a massive wildfire. (Rated PG). The interpretive program will be about Prescribed Fires by the Florida Forest Service.
Wednesday, June 15
The movie “Yogi Bear” will be shown. Jellystone Park is celebrating its 100th anniversary, but the park will likely close, because low attendance has caused Mayor Brown to decide to sell the land for logging. If the park closes, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo will lose their home. They join forces with Ranger Smith to save the park from closing. Yogi must prove in this endeavor that he is indeed “smarter than the average bear.” (Rated PG). The interpretive program will be about Florida Black Bears by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Wednesday, June 29
“A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures” will be featured.  You can follow the wonderful adventures of the green sea turtle Sammy as he searches the ocean for his lost true love.  During the epic journey that all turtles accomplish before returning to where they were born, Sammy dodges every possible danger, including battling with piranhas, escaping an eagle and searching for a mysterious secret passage, hoping to meet Shelly again. (Rated PG). Gulf World will present the interpretive program on Sea Turtles.
Wednesday, July 13
The movie “Hoot” will be shown. This movie, based on Carl Hiassen’s novel, follows a group of children trying to save a burrowing owl habitat from destruction. The habitat is located on the construction site of a pancake house. The developer of the project intends to proceed, regardless of the environmental damage it would cause. “Hoot” features live burrowing owls and music by Jimmy Buffet. (Rated PG). The interpretive program, facilitated by a Camp Helen Park Ranger, will be about Birds and Owls.
Wednesday, July 27
“Open Season” will be the last movie shown in the 2016 series. This movie features Boog, a domesticated grizzly bear with no survival skills, who meets Elliot, a scrawny, fast talking mule deer with only one antler. When Elliot convinces Boog to leave his comfortable home in a park ranger’s garage to test the great outdoors, Boog’s life spirals out of control. The two find themselves in the forest with open season only three days away. To acclimate in a hurry, they must join forces to unite the woodland creatures and take back the forest. (Rated PG). The interpretive program topic, presented by Gulf World, will be about King Snakes and Wild Animals in an urban setting.
Location: 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Say Cheese! Photobooth Fun on 6/1 between 6pm – 9pm

Say Cheese! Step inside Facetime Photobooth’s new Airstream-inspired RetroBooth for some fun keepsake photos! Strike a pose (or three) with fun props and create memories of Summer 2016 in Rosemary Beach!  Each person will receive a color 4 x 6 print as well as access to share your photos digitally. The photobooth will be set up at the top of the main street.
For more info, call 850-231-1667.
Location: Rosemary Beach: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Family Movie Night at The Hub on 6/1 between 6pm10pm

Bring the whole family out to Movie Night at The Hub on Wednesdays starting at 6pm. It’s double movie night! Movies are shown on the jumbotron on the events stage.
Free and open to the public. What a great chance to sit outdoors and enjoy dinner, drinks, ice cream and shakes, and a fun family movie on the big screen at The Hub on Scenic 30A at WaterSound Beach. It’s Family Movie Night every Wednesday.
Live recorded concerts and/or sports events to be shown on the big screen on Mon/Tue nights.
The Hub is also hosting live music performances by local and visiting artists on Thursday through Saturday nights with additional special parties and performances as announced.
Location: 7000 E County Highway 30A WaterSound Beach, FL 32459

Children’s Theatre: The Stinky Cheese Man on 6/1 between 6:30pm – 7:15pm

Though the characters may be familiar, each of your favorite storybook fables is uproariously derailed in this adaptation of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s quintessential children’s book of fractured fairy tales.  Fun music and witty narration accompany the likes of ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and enough stinky cheese to go around. (Blankets and Lawn Chairs Welcome)
If raining, the venue will shift to Town Hall.
For more info, call 850-231-1667.
Location: North Barrett Square: North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32416
 

Double Feature Movie Night on 6/1 between 7pm – 9:45pm

Enjoy a movie night!
Location: The Hub: 7000 East County Highway 30AWatersound Beach, FL 32461

Baytowne® Wednesday Night Concert Series on 6/01 between 7pm9pm

Welcome to The Village of Baytowne® Wharf where the music rolls every Wednesday night from 7-9pm. Don’t miss the June 2016 lineup in the events plaza in the heart of #SandestinFL.
Live music in the events plaza | June
Jun 1 The Rips
Jun 8 Big Al & The Heavyweights
Jun 15 Stephen Simmons
Jun 22 Bucktown All Stars
Jun 29 Donnie Sundal
The Village of Baytowne® Wharf Wednesday Night Concerts Series takes place throughout the year in Sandestin®, FL. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the great live music under the stars in the events plaza in the heart of The Village. Free and open to public.
The Village of Baytowne® Wharf is the “heart and soul” of Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort and the gathering place for many locals and visitors along the Emerald Coast.
Baytowne® Wharf features restaurants, bars, shops, and family-friendly activities throughout the village. Sitting on the shore of the Choctawhatchee Bay, the area pieces together elements of an old fishing village and a New Orleans marketplace, making the atmosphere fun and relaxing.

Baytowne® Wharf also features excellent dining such as Marina Bar & Grill situated directly on the marina overlooking the bay, Acme Oyster House, a world famous raw oyster bar, directly from the French Quarter in New Orleans, and Funky Blues Shack is adorned with great local folk-art and has lots of live music. Step into the bar at Marlin Grill for a cocktail or treat yourself to a steak and seafood dinner. Several delicious eateries throughout the village serve up seafood, burgers, Asian and excellent Gulf coast cuisine.

Location: Baytowne® Wharf Events Plaza: 9300 US Highway 98 W Sandestin®, FL 32550

Alys Beach Summer Concerts on 6/1 between 7pm9pm

Come on out for great live music during the Alys Beach Summer Concert Series 2016 on Wednesdays from 7-9pm (Jun 1 – Aug 10).
Bring a blanket or your favorite chair to the Alys Beach Amphitheater and groove to some good tunes. Concerts are free and open to the public! It’s a great lineup coming up this Spring in South Walton, Florida!
Piper’s will offer food and beverage.
Alys Beach Summer Concert Series 2016 | Wednesdays | 7-9pm
Jun 1 The Scratch Tones
Jun 8 Beach Mice
Jun 15 The Rips
Jun 22 The Currys
Jun 29 Continuum
Jul 6 The Bo Spring Band
Jul 13 Cadillac Willy
Jul 20 Seth Walker
Jul 27 Roman Street
Aug 3 Boukou Groove
Aug 10 Heritage

Location: Alys Beach Amphitheatre: 9581 E Co HWY 30A Alys Beach, FL

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30A Farmers Market at Rosemary Beach on 6/2 between 9am1pm

Come enjoy the 30A Farmers Market at Rosemary Beach Sundays and Thursdays year round from 9am-1pm. Stroll cobblestone walkways lined with shade trees in a beautiful park like setting while sampling delicious vendor products.
Pick up fresh from the farm and Aquaponic veggies, fruit, eggs, milk, cream butter, cheese, grass fed beef, chicken, and homemade European and pork sausages. Select from freshly baked breads and pastries made locally.
An array of appetizers and ready to eat dishes are available, including smoked tuna dip, homemade chips and salsa, hummus, fresh baked pita, Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie), homemade pasta and sauces, and Chicken Curry. You’ll fall in love with sweet and savory crepes by the team at Restaurant Paradis in Rosemary Beach.
Freshly made artisan breads, pastries, and desserts are featured from around the world. Be sure to pick up a supply of jams, preserves, and honey! Organic dog and cat treats are available for your furry friends, as well. Find unique art treasures, crafts and jewelry.
See you at the market! located on the green in the heart of Rosemary Beach on the east end of Scenic 30A.
30A Farmers Market at Rosemary Beach is also open on Sundays year round and on Thursdays Memorial Day-Labor Day, 9am-1pm.
Location: Rosemary Beach Town Center: 34 North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32413

Stories by the Sea on 6/2 at 3:30pm

Join the Seaside Repertory Theatre as they present a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages. Each day will offer a new story and there might even be opportunities for your participation. This event takes place at Solomon Square.
Location: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

Face Painting & Moonlight Movies – Inside Out (PG) on 6/2 between 6pm – 9:15pm

Bring the family for a wholesome and fun movie night under the stars! Enjoy popcorn and the best hot dogs on the beach from our friends at DogManDu! Blankets and Lawn Chairs are Welcome! Come early and get your face painted by one of our talented artists! (All movies are rated G or PG and are family friendly) Face Painting starts at 6 p.m., movie at 8:15 p.m. For more info, call 850-231-7388.
Location: Rosemary Beach Western Green: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Music, Wine & Horse Carriage Rides on 6/2 between 6pm – 9pm

30Avenue, the 16-acre commercial development anchoring the eastern entrance of Scenic Highway 30A and intersection of Highway 98, will offer live music and complimentary horse and carriage rides May 26 through September 1, from 6 to 9 p.m.
With many events dotting the extraordinary communities along Scenic Highway 30A, 30Avenue has created a one of kind experience for visitors and locals alike by combining an intimate gathering space among majestic palms, with the added convenience of over four hundred parking spaces. Horse and carriage rides will be offered complimentary to guests, while unique shopping, dining and lawn games join the synergy of professional musical guests on the green.
The weekly event will welcome guests with the opportunity to visit each merchant for special deals, refreshments and opportunities to win prizes.
Location: 30Avenue: 12805 US Hwy 98 East Inlet Beach, FL 32413

Synesthesia: Illusions for the Senses & the Mind on 6/2 between 6pm – 7pm

Returning for her third season at The REP! Nationally-renowned magician, Jeanette Andrews’ newest work, Synesthesia, shatters the mold of the traditional magic performance – making for a one of a kind experience for audiences of all ages. This thrilling program of magic and illusion is highly interactive and uses audience participation to explore the five senses. Magic Academy Workshops with Jeanette are available on Friday afternoons for kids ages 5-14.
Where: The REP Theatre: 216 Quincy Circle Seaside, FL 32459

Thursday BBQ & Sunset Hydrobike Ride on 6/2 between 6pm – 9:30pm

Available weekly May – July & September
Join in Thursday evening at Tom’s Landing for a delicious barbeque dinner by Grayton Beach Catering. Cruise the Choctawhatchee Bay, take in a gorgeous sunset and make s’mores over the fire at our dock.
SCHEDULE:
Check-in at 6 p.m.
Hydrobike or Klear Kanoo until Sunset
Watch the sunset over the Choctawhatchee Bay with us before returning to the dock for dinner and dessert!
BBQ dinner
Slow-smoked Pulled Pork and Chicken Wings Served w/cole slaw, baked beans and potato salad
Traditional BBQ, NWFL Mustard and Sweet Schirachi Sauces
Bottled water, sweet tea and unsweetened tea included.
(Schedule is approximate as the sun sets at a different time each week)
Expect to be done between 8:30 and 9:30 pm
WHAT TO WEAR:
In short, wear whatever is comfortable and weather appropriate. Shoes, flops or bare feet are all acceptable. The sun can be intense even late in the day and conditions can change quickly so a hat, sunglasses, long sleeves or other sun/weather protection should be considered. Also, keep in mind that Hydrobikes have a chain just like a land bike so please don’t wear anything that is overly loose below your shins as it could get caught in the chain. In most cases, you will not get wet unless you choose to so bathing suits are optional. Hydrobikes are stable and easy to jump off of and climb back onto. This makes swimming a fun option.
WHAT TO BRING:
Camera
Sunscreen
Bug Spray
Comfort items
Medicine if needed
Although it is unlikely that your stuff will get wet, anything could happen so bring a dry bag if you like.
***We have sunscreen, dry bags, sunglass leashes and other items available for purchase but we do not have a store onsite so please make your order in advance and we will have your items ready for you at the dock.
PRICING:
$100 per adult
$60 under 12 (big enough to ride their own Hydrobike)
$30 under 8 (just the right size to ride with mom or dad)
$50 Adult non rider
Gratuity not included
Book by phone or online – call 850-598-7949 or write to info@echydrobikes.com.
Location: Tom’s Landing: 78 Ricker Avenue Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

30Avenue Music Under the Palms on 6/2 between 6pm9pm

30Avenue kicks off the season with an exciting live music series to take place on Thursday evenings under the palms. Make plans to visit South Walton’s newest shop + dine destination at Inlet Beach, take it easy while enjoying the music of the area’s top artists, and catch a complimentary horse and carriage ride.
30Avenue’s music under the palms will start March 17 from 6:00 p.m. til 9:00 p.m. and will continue every Thursday night during March. The weekly festivities begin again May 26 and continue on Thursday nights through September 1. We are thrilled to announce this artist lineup.
Jun 2 Kyle Lamonica & Ben Friedman
Jun 9 Fearless Heights
Jun 16 Boukou Groove
Jun 23 The Rips
Jun 30 Continuum
Jul 7 Boukou Groove (4th of July holiday week)
Jul 14 Kyle Lamonica & Ben Friedman
Jul 21 Geoff McBride & Friends
Jul 28 Continuum
Aug 4 Geoff McBride & Friends
Aug 11 Kyle Lamonica & Ben Friedman
Aug 18 The Rips
Aug 25 Boukou Groove
Sep 1 Continuum (Labor Day weekend)
Location: 30Avenue: 12805 US Highway 98 EInlet Beach, FL 32413

Americana Under The Stars on 6/2 at 6:30pm

Presenting original Americana music, including folk, jazz, blues and more by musicians from Florida and other states. The concerts take place at our newly refurbished and upgraded amphitheater, unless bad weather conditions are present. If bad weather, the concert is held inside our clubhouse.
Additional Information:
A regularly updated schedule of artists and dates can be found at www.luckymudmusic.com
Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Magical Thursdays on 6/2 at 7pm

Magic Show performed by Captain Davy every Thursday between May 22 – August 11, 2016.
Admission is free and open to the public.
For more info, visit www.baytownewharf.com or call 850-267-8117.
Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf: 9100 Baytowne Blvd Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Summer Concerts at Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village on 6/2 at 7pm

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation presents the 21st annual Concerts in the Village series. Nine local and regional music acts will perform on Thursday evenings from May 5 through June 30 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin, Florida.
Some of the finest local and regional touring artists will hit the Dugas Pavilion stage to perform everything from Motown to rhythm & blues, jazz and funk to classic and modern rock. This year’s showcase roster includes a variety of talented bands paying tribute to music legends from Santana and Joe Cocker to Journey and Johnny Cash – even Elvis is expected to make an appearance!
Mattie Kelly Concerts in the Village | 2016 Season Schedule
Gates open at 6pm. Music starts at 7pm.June 2  Lava Lamp
An entertaining mix of ‘70s Soul, Funk, & Disco. This band puts the “yes” in polyester!June 9  Faithfully: Journey Tribute Band
A “faithful” tribute to one of the most popular rock bands in the world.June 16  The Joe Band
This band promises a powerhouse tribute to Joe Cocker – one of the greatest rock icons of all time.

June 23  The Maxx
Be dazzled by energetic choreography and an eclectic sound that ranges from the classic oldies to today’s pop music.

June 30  Todd Allen Herendeen: Legends in Concert
Come see several legends on stage in one amazing show including Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly & Elvis Presley!

Gates open at 6 p.m. and concerts start at 7 p.m. for this come-as-you-are family-friendly outdoor concert series.
Bring a lawn chair, picnic and wine or purchase soft drinks and dinner prepared by a featured restaurant or food trucks on site. Admission is $12 for adults; children (12 and under) and MKAF members are free. Sorry, no pets.
A limited number of VIP Tables are available to MKAF members for the nine-week concert season for $950 (includes admission, reserved table and seating for up to eight guests).  These are sold on a first come, first served basis. Call (850) 650-2226 to inquire about membership or to purchase a VIP Table.
The Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village is a multi-use complex providing entertainment, festivals, outdoor concerts, and other cultural events in Destin, Florida. You’ll love the beautiful Village Green and Dugas Pavilion stage.
Location: Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village: 4323 Commons Dr. W Destin, FL 32541

Introduction to Zen Meditation on 6/2 between 7pm – 9pm

Learn about the Ancient Art of Mindfulness in the 21st Century. The session will be conducted by Honin, a Soto Zen Priest. Honin has been a priest and student for twenty-eight years. He’s conducted workshops throughout the United States and Europe, teaching people from all walks of life, how to live in the present moment and manage stress by practicing Focused Awareness Meditation.
The classes will be held Thursday evening February 18 and every Thursday.
For more info, email Honin at honin.zenji@gmail.com or call 702-499-4719.
Where: Coastal Branch Library: 437 Greenway Trail Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Movies in the Park at WaterColor on 6/2 between 7:30pm9:30pm

Movies in the Park take place on Thursdays in Marina Park at WaterColor Resort starting in March and going through summer. Movies are shown just after sunset around 7:30pm. Open to the public and admission is free. Bring your friends and family, a chair or blanket for seating, and be ready to enjoy outdoor entertainment under the stars.
WaterColor Inn & Resort has a great line up for everyone in SoWal this year with weekly movies, select concert dates in Marina Park, and other exciting festivals and celebrations that are a wonderful tradition in the WaterColor Resort town. Some of the main community events coming to WaterColor in 2016 open include:
Thursday night movies at Marina Park (sunset time) Mar. – Aug.
Art in the Park Mar. 19
Easter Celebration in Marina Park Mar. 27
Memorial Day Concert at Marina Park May 29
Concert at Marina Park Jun. 6
4th of July Bike Parade & Carnival Jul. 3
Easy on 30A Concert at Marina Park Jul. 3
Concert at Marina Park Aug. 1
Fall Festival in Marina Park Oct. 30
16th annual MountainFilm on Tour Nov. 4 & 5
Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run Nov. 24
Old Florida Holiday Nov. 26
Location: Marina Park: 746 Western Lake Drive WaterColor, FL 32459

Moonlight Movies at Rosemary Beach on 6/2 between 8:15pm9:30pm

Moonlight Movies & Face Painting in Rosemary Beach on Western Green
Thursday nights | Summer 2016
Bring the family for a wholesome and fun movie night under the stars!  Enjoy popcorn and the best hot dogs on the beach from our friends at DogManDu! Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome!   Come early and get your face painted by one of our talented artists! All movies are rated G or PG and are family friendly. Monday nights all summer on Western Green in Rosemary Beach. Free and open to the public.
Face Painting starts at 6 PM, Movie at 8:15 PM
June 2 Inside Out (PG)
June 9 Frozen (PG)
June 16 Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG)
June 23 Star Wars-The Force Awakens (PG)
June 30 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG)
July 7 Hotel for Dogs (PG)
July 14 The Lego Movie (PG)
July 21 The Good Dinosaur (PG)
July 28 Star Wars-The Force Awakens (PG)
August 4 Aladdin (G)
August 11 The Incredibles (PG)
Everyone is invited to this free event sponsored by the Merchants of Rosemary Beach.
Rosemary Beach is perfect for family relaxation and enjoyment, whether you want to swim in the Gulf of Mexico or the pools, play tennis, bike, enjoy leisurely strolls, shop, or just rest on a shady balcony and watch the world go by. The markets that line Main Street and the town’s sprawling greens feature some of the best restaurants, shops and boutiques in the area. You will love experiencing the idyllic lifestyle and beauty of Rosemary Beach.
Location: Rosemary Beach: North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival on 6/3   

Residents and tourists beware!
The dastardly Billy Bowlegs has been seen off t’shores of T’Emerald Coast and rumor is that he be plannin’ to dock his ship once t’again at The Fort Walton Beach Landing!
The Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber o’ Merchants welcomes landlubbers and swabbys of all ages t’dis jolly family event.
Friday, June 3rd – Festival and Fireworks
Saturday, June 4th – Festival
Monday, June 6th – Torchlight Parade
Bring the family and enjoy the fun at the 61st Annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival at Fort Walton Beach Landing Park June 3 and 4, with parade on June 6.
Started in 1953 as a water-skiing festival whose pirate theme was inspired by the notorious William Augustus Bowles, the Billy Bowlegs Festival has grown into one of the premier events of its kind in the country. Sponsored by the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce and area businesses, Billy Bowlegs offers people a great opportunity to mingle, party, and have a good time. This year’s pirate shenanigans, including “battles” on land and sea between the Bowlegs bunch and the city’s mayor, will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4. They’ll be accompanied by fireworks, live music, and plenty of grog and grub.
The festival ends on Monday night, June 6, with the family-friendly Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade, sponsored by WindCreek Atmore. The parade, featuring floats, boats, beads, bands, and, of course, pirate-costumed Billy and his Krewe, will start in downtown Fort Walton at 7 p.m. and travel northward on Eglin Parkway to Hughes Street.
There’s no charge to come out and enjoy the fun, but there is a fee to march in the parade. For more information on the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival and a complete schedule of events, visit billybowlegsfestival.com.
Location: Fort Walton Beach Landing Park: 139 Brooks St SE Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548

Zen Meditation on 6/3 between 9am – 10am

Experience Zen Meditation for living in the 21st Century, presented by Honin, a Soto Zen Priest
For more info, call 702-499-4719.
Location: Monet Monet: 100 E County Highway 30A Grayton Beach, Florida

SUP Yoga + Brunch at the Bay on 6/3 between 10am – 3pm

Join in for a great day on the water! This half-day charter begins at our Paddle Hut Hideaway with an intro to Stand Up Paddling. We practice the basics in the secluded lagoon then paddle down the canal and out into the Bay. We set anchors and then the Yoga magic happens on the boards in the sunshine (come find out why we call it “sun-kissed bliss”)! Afterwards, instead of returning to the Hut, we keep heading west to arrive via paddleboard at the area’s coolest hangout – The Bay Restaurant – for brunch & cold beverages! Enjoy fresh sushi and southern Gulf coastal cuisine (meals & beverages not included in class price).
After we’ve recharged and re-hydrated, we paddle back to the Hut. This fun-filled fitness adventure is about 3 miles round trip and lasts about 4 hours. Get fit as you build new skills and confidence on the board & off. Experience the healing energy of nature combined with the deep relaxation of yoga AND the best Key Lime pie ever (go ahead – treat yourself – you’ve earned it)! This powerful combo is just what the doctor ordered!
AND… we’ll even capture you & your friends doing your favorite poses on the board on camera!
This half-day experience offers fun in the sun, fitness & adventure!
Also check out our AM SUP Yoga, Sunset SUP Yoga, Happy Hour Paddles, Full Moon Paddle and SUP & Canoe Rentals on the Bay!
Reserve your place online at www.30APaddleboardYoga.com or call or Text Shanda at 239-560-6667.
Location: Tom’s Landing: 78 Ricker Avenue Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Indian Lunch on 6/3 between 11am – 3pm

Enjoy a delicious Indian Lunch prepared by Chef Nikhil Abuvala for only $15! Vegetarian option is available for $12. Dine or take out, this lunch is first come, first served!
Location: Roux 30A: 114 Logan Ln Santa Rosa Beach

Stories by the Sea on 6/3 at 3:30pm

Join the Seaside Repertory Theatre as they present a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages. Each day will offer a new story and there might even be opportunities for your participation. This event takes place at Solomon Square.
Location: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

Spectacular Spin Art on 6/3 between 4pm – 6pm

Join us for a chance to make your very own colorful and bright Tie Dye Frisbee! This is your chance to create your own art disk that will fly high in the summer sky.  Line up at the flag pole and the event will start promptly at 4 PM.
The event takes will take place at South Barrett Square. If raining, the venue will shift to Town Hall.
For more info, call 850-231-1667.
Location: Rosemary Beach: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Gulf Place First Friday Art Walk on 6/3 between 4pm7pm

Gulf Place First Friday Art Walk takes place each month from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Beginning May 6, 2016, through October 7, 2016, the Artists at Gulf Place and Gordie Hinds Gallery will host the Gulf Place First FridayArt Walk in conjunction with the Artists of 30A First Friday Art Walk when participating South Walton art galleries stay open late to display their art.

This is the community’s opportunity to come out to meet local artists, see art, and enjoy refreshments and live music. Artists at Gulf Place will hold their Battle of the Brushes where local artists paint in a competition and the paintings are for sale at the end of the night. All area artists are encouraged to display their work and participate in the monthly art exhibition for a minimal fee.

These events are free and open to the public. If you’re a local artist or vendor interested in Gulf Place First Friday Art Walk please send an email to gulfplacemanager@gmail.com.

Location: Artists of Gulf Place: 40 Town Center Loop Gulf Place, FL 32459

Wine Tasting on 6/3 at 5pm

Join us every Friday for Wine Tasting from 5:00pm to 7:00pm!
Location: Wild Olives: 104 N Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

S’mores Social & Weenie Roast on 6/3 between 6pm – 9pm

Fridays mean fun at Emerald Coast Hydrobikes! Explore the Choctowhatchee Bay with, old friends or new friends until the sun sets. Then roast franks and s’mores over the fire at Tom’s Landing. It’s the weekend, let yourself unwind. Available weekly February – July, September & October
Advance reservations required.
NEW! Choose a Hydrobike or a Klear Kanoo! Supplies are limited so let us know your preference when you book.
The schedule is as follows:
Check in: 4 – 6 p.m. (seasonal)
Bike the Bay until Sunset
Campfire Social at the Dock
Roast weenies and smore’s over the fire
Bottled water, sweet tea and unsweetened tea included.
Expect to be done between 7:30 – 9:30
** Schedule is approximate as the sun sets at different times throughout the season.**
Seasonal check in times:
May through July: 6 p.m.
Sept: 5 p.m.
Oct 4:30 p.m.
PRICING:
$50 adults
$35 under 12 (big enough to ride their own Hydrobike)
$15 under 8 (just the right size to ride with mom or dad)
$20 Adult non rider
Gratuity not included
Please book by noon on Thursday to guarantee your spot on this trip.
***Do you just want to ride Hydrobikes? Rentals are available daily***
What to Wear:
Wear whatever is comfortable and weather appropriate. Shoes, flops or bare feet are all acceptable. The sun can be intense even late in the day and conditions can change quickly so a hat, sunglasses, long sleeves or other sun/weather protection should be considered. Also, keep in mind that Hydrobikes have a chain just like a land bike so please don’t wear anything that is overly loose below your shins as it could get caught in the chain. In most cases, you will not get wet unless you choose to so bathing suits are optional. Hydrobikes are stable and easy to jump off of and climb back onto. This makes swimming a fun option.
What to Bring:
Camera
Sunscreen
Bug Spray
Comfort items
Medicine if needed
Although it is unlikely that your stuff will get wet, anything could happen so bring a dry bag if you like.
Note: Sunscreen, dry bags, sunglass leashes and other items are available for purchase on the stop but there’s no store onsite so please make your order in advance so that your items can be arranged and kept ready for you at the dock.
If you just want to ride Hydrobikes, daily rentals are available. Visit emeraldcoasthydrobikes.com or call
850-598-7949.
Location: Tom’s Landing: 78 Ricker Avenue Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Movie Medley – Musical Performance on 6/3 between 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Don’t miss this fun musical performance as our rockin’ brass quintet takes you on a journey of some of the most popular and memorable movie songs.  From Ghostbusters to The Muppet Show, Frozen to Star Wars and beyond.  Guess which movie each song goes to and you could win a cool prize! For more info, call 850-231-1667.
Location: Rosemary Beach Western Green: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival on 6/3

Residents and tourists beware!
The dastardly Billy Bowlegs has been seen off t’shores of T’Emerald Coast and rumor is that he be plannin’ to dock his ship once t’again at The Fort Walton Beach Landing!
The Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber o’ Merchants welcomes landlubbers and swabbys of all ages t’dis jolly family event.
Friday, June 3rd – Festival and Fireworks
Saturday, June 4th – Festival
Monday, June 6th – Torchlight Parade
Bring the family and enjoy the fun at the 61st Annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival at Fort Walton Beach Landing Park June 3 and 4, with parade on June 6.
Started in 1953 as a water-skiing festival whose pirate theme was inspired by the notorious William Augustus Bowles, the Billy Bowlegs Festival has grown into one of the premier events of its kind in the country. Sponsored by the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce and area businesses, Billy Bowlegs offers people a great opportunity to mingle, party, and have a good time. This year’s pirate shenanigans, including “battles” on land and sea between the Bowlegs bunch and the city’s mayor, will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4. They’ll be accompanied by fireworks, live music, and plenty of grog and grub.
The festival ends on Monday night, June 6, with the family-friendly Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade, sponsored by WindCreek Atmore. The parade, featuring floats, boats, beads, bands, and, of course, pirate-costumed Billy and his Krewe, will start in downtown Fort Walton at 7 p.m. and travel northward on Eglin Parkway to Hughes Street.
There’s no charge to come out and enjoy the fun, but there is a fee to march in the parade. For more information on the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival and a complete schedule of events, visit billybowlegsfestival.com.
Location: Fort Walton Beach Landing Park: 139 Brooks St SE Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548

30A YOLO Bike and Beach Club on 6/4 at 8:30am

The 30A YOLO Bike & Beach Club is bringing locals of all skill levels together for some laid-back exploration of South Walton’s natural habitats.
Group bike rides are FREE and kick off from YOLO Board + Bike in Gulf Place. You can grab a cup of coffee at The 30A Store next door before heading out with the group onto the Longleaf Pine Trails, and then you can enjoy an ice cold beer when you get back. To learn more, click here.
Download the free 30A YOLO Bike and Beach Club App for iPhone/iPad and Android for exclusive membership perks.
Where: YOLO Board + Bike: 95 Laura Hamilton Blvd Ste C-3 Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Stand Your Sand on South Walton Beaches on 6/4 at 8:30am

Stand Your Sand! It’s a local walk together along SoWal beaches on June 4 starting at 8:30am. Meet at Camp Helen State Park (just east of Inlet Beach) or Topsail Hill Preserve State Park (Dune Allen Beach) and walk to Grayton Beach State Park to join in the Coastal Dune Lakes Day event.
Walk 10 miles of South Walton’s Beaches for the Customary Use of OUR BEACHES for all. Let no barriers or signs impede us on our beaches on this day or ever.
“This sand is your sand, this sand is our sand”, says local Dave Rauschkolb, event organizer.
Stand Your Sand, Love Your Lakes, Love Your Parks!
STAND YOUR SAND!
Won’t you join together on June 4th for Stand Your Sand and have a walk on the beach? Join hands and walk 10 miles from the east and 10 miles from the west and enjoy South Walton’s Beaches to establish our customary use for all. If you don’t want to walk 10 miles you can join in at any point along the way. Suggested starting point at Topsail State Park from the west and Camp Helen State Park on the east at 8:00 a.m.. Let no barriers or signs impede us on our beaches on this day or ever. “This sand is your sand, this sand is our sand”
LOVE YOUR LAKES!
Celebrate and enjoy our fragile Coastal Dune Lakes along the way and join up from the east and the west at Grayton Beach for Coastal Dune Lakes Day! Walton County’s Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board (CDLAB) is hosting a celebration of South Walton area coastal dune lakes on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The event will be held at Grayton Beach State park from 10:00 a.m. til 3:00 p.m. http://sowal.com/story/celebrate-coastal-dune-lake-day-at-grayton-beach-state-park-jun-4.
LOVE YOUR PARKS!
Celebrate and support your State Parks for the treasures they are. We are so fortunate to have so many amazing State Parks along South Walton’s beaches. Show your support for your beach Parks on June 4th and pay the entrance fees that keep them thriving. Start your walk at Topsail or Camp Helen State Parks and finish at Grayton Beach State Park
Beach Walk…
Traverse and ignore any and all barriers, signs, ropes and chains that are in violation to the Walton County Beach Activities ordinance “(Items left on the beach overnight will be discarded. (Ordinance 2013-04 Section 22-54) “Obstructions also include fences, ropes, chains, or signs unless properly permitted by county, state, and federal agencies as appropriate.”. We reserve the right to stop for a rest to stay properly hydrated to ensure good health and to enjoy the view at any point along the way.
Please do not litter. Please behave responsibly and leave only your footprints. Please be respectful of beachfront homeowners and avoid confrontations. Be respectful of the Walton County Beach Activities ordinance. Do use and enjoy the beaches as people have for centuries.
The walk on the beach is in no way an official event of any kind. It is only an idea. All people have the free will to choose to act on an idea or not. We all have the right to walk on the beach; no permit needed.
Please be aware and avoid any contact with post and roped off sea turtle nesting areas. Also near and within the State Park boundaries and inlet/outfalls avoid crossing or trampling posted and roped areas that provide barriers to protect nesting shorebirds and waterbirds.
Stay hydrated water stations will be placed at marked beach accesses along the way. Wear appropriate sunscreen, headwear and clothing for protection from the sun.
Meet up at Grayton Beach State Park and celebrate our beaches, State Parks and coastal dune lakes!
June 4 is also National Trails Day
FB event page | for updates on event, comments, etc.
SoWal Community Forums | join the conversation about this and other local issues.
Location: Inlet Beach Regional Beach Access: 438 South Orange Street Center Inlet Beach, FL 32413

Farmers’ Market on 6/4 between 9am – 1pm

Saturdays, year-round, rain or shine, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market features dozens of unique vendors offering mostly locally sourced food-based items such as produce, grass-fed beef, chicken, and pork, local honey, pickled vegetables, gourmet jams, unique homemade hummus, flowers, herbs, soaps and lotions and much more.
Location: Grand Boulevard: 600 Grand Blvd. Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Seaside Farmers Market on 6/4 between 9am – 1pm

Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings during our Market on Saturday mornings. Find local specialties that will help sustain our growers. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities sure to liven up your morning. Held behind Raw & Juicy from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

Camp Helen State Park History Tour on 6/4 between10am11am

Camp Helen State Park invites the public out for a History Tour held each first Saturday of the month in the park at 10am. Come out to learn about the early history of this unique Florida State Park and enjoy a guided tour around the restored historic buildings.
Camp Helen State Park is a place where visitors can explore an environment rich in natural and cultural resources. The park is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on three sides, and by Lake Powell, one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida. Prehistoric middens and mounds indicate that humans inhabited the area more than 4,000 years ago. From 1945 until 1987 Camp Helen was a company resort for the employees of an Alabama textile mill, known as Avondale Mills. Some of those buildings have now been restored. This 180-acre park is for day use only. Activities include swimming, beachcombing, nature study, hiking and both freshwater and saltwater fishing.
Camp Helen State Park is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, just west of the Phillips Inlet Bridge on the Bay County and Walton County line. The park is bordered on three sides by the Gulf of Mexico, Phillips Inlet, and Lake Powell, which is one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida. The great thing about Camp Helen is that it has it all – wooded nature trails, tranquil lake scenery, and an expansive, open white-sand beach. When you’re here, you feel like you are one with the outdoors, thanks to the natural beauty that surrounds you at every turn, and the peace and quiet that is so hard to find in the more developed spots in the area.
Location: Camp Helen State Park: 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Coastal Dune Lake Day at Grayton Beach State Park on 6/4 between 10am3pm

Coastal Dune Lake Day is a fun day for the community to come together and learn about SoWal’s coastal dune lakes, clean up the park and get out on the water. The Coastal Dune Lake Day will be held at Grayton Beach State Park on Saturday, June 4 from 10am till 3pm. Meet at the boat launch parking lot on the shores of Western Lake – one of SoWal’s 15 coastal dune lakes. Come out to experience these local treasures.
Admission fee to park is $5 for a car (up to 8 people).
Food will be available. Donations for Grayton Beach State Park are appreciated.
Events held at the boat launch parking lot at Grayton Beach State Park
10am – 1pm Learn about the Coastal Dune Lakes and experience Western Lake with activities, booths and adventures
1-2pm Paddle to clean up the Lake
2-3pm Clean up the Park
Participants and activities
30A Local Properties set up and clean up
Emerald Coast Hydrobikes
Klear Kanoos
YOLO
30A Kickbikes
Walton Outdoors guided kayak lake tours. Kayaks provided by Yellowfin Ocean Sports.
Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty to provide hamburgers and hot dogs
SETCO Services, LLC to provide supplies and water
CDLAB booth with brochures about Living on a Coastal Dune Lake, Invasive Plants and Dock Guidelines
Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of the Emerald Coast documentary and book (Elam Stoltzfus and Nic Stoltzfus).
Ginger Jackson Sinton with her book Rare Coastal Dune Lakes.
South Walton Community Council will have an educational booth about the lakes.
E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center will bring some critters.
Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) will have a booth with touch tank.
UF/IFAS Extension will have a booth with info about Microplastic Awareness
Emerald Coast Plein Air Painters have an art demo.
Grayton Beach State Park is one of the most popular state parks in Florida, with massive dunes, winding trails, abundant wildlife, and shimmering 100-acre Western Lake, one of many coastal dune lakes gracing Scenic Highway 30A along Scenic 30A in South Walton (SoWal). Read more about this beautiful state park at SoWal.com/Parks.
Location: 357 Main Park Road Grayton Beach, FL 32459

Cocktails & Classics at The Pearl Rooftop on 6/4 at 7pm

The Pearl in Rosemary Beach is hosting Cocktails & Classics on the Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge on Saturday nights starting at 7pm. Enjoy a weekly film combining classic movie selections and food/drinks with light conversation.

Cocktails & Classics starts Mar. 19 and continues Saturday evenings through Nov. 29. Open to the public. Walk-ins welcome. Complimentary admission and popcorn for guests. Food available for purchase and bar open until 10 p.m.

You’ll want stay up to date with special events coming to The Pearl such as cooking demos with the Chef, the art of entertaining, special holiday dinners and brunches, and live music on The Rooftop. Info at thepearlrb.com. Also follow The Pearl RB on Facebook and click on Events.
The Pearl Rooftop Lounge Info & Events
Sunday Funday with board games, live music, cocktail specials and activities throughout the day.
Cocktails & Classics with classic movie selections and food/drink on Saturdays through Nov. 26.
Live music on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 6pm.
Happy hour and food specials daily 3-6pm.The Rooftop Lounge is open daily 11am til 10pm. Serving cocktails, lunch and dinner.
The Rooftop Lounge does not accept reservations. Please call (850) 588-2882 to book a private cabana for your group or occasion.
Location: The Pearl Hotel: 63 Main Street Rosemary Beach, FL 32416

30A Farmers’ Market on 6/5 between 9am – 1pm

Nestled on Scenic Highway 30-A the prettiest Farmers’ Market and gulf front community around. Come enjoy the 30A Farmers’ Market Sundays year round and Thursdays (May 29-August 28) from 9am-1pm at Rosemary Beach, FL., and be transported to the West Indies. No passport required.
Walk through the beautiful park like setting with shade trees, a pretty fountain, cobblestone walkways and visit with our friendly farmers, makers and bakers.
Fresh from the farm produce, dairy, honey, eggs, grass-fed beef, beef jerky, pork products and sausages. We even have Fresh local seafood, crabcakes, tuna and shrimp dips. There is homemade pita, hummus, veggie dips, hot sauces, salsa’s, guacamole and homemade tortilla chips. Jams, preserves, pickled veggies, BBQ sauces, marinades, mustards, flavored and smoked salts, cheeses, homemade pastas and sauces, along with foods, artisan breads and desserts (some organic and gluten free) from around the world. Cold pressed organic juices in a multitude of delicious combinations and teas in many flavors.
Don’t forget to pick up some fresh cut flowers, treat yourself to some organic soaps and lotions, and we even have organic pet treats for your furry friends…..So much more! See you at the market.
Location: Rosemary Beach: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Chicken & Waffle Ride on 6/5 between 10am – 2pm

Sunday morning Chicken & Waffle ride. Available weekly year round except Easter and Mother’s Day
Sunday Funday with Hydrobikes, the Bay and Breakfast!
A leisurely 30-minute ride from Tom’s Landing, the Bay Restaurant has been featured by Emeril Lagasse! Aside from the delicious food, The Bay, features indoor/outdoor dining, a full bar, big screen TV’s, a sandy beach, boat dock, games and a view. Join us as we cruise the Choctawhatchee Bay and land on the sand just in time for brunch by world renowned Chef Jim Shirley. There will be time to enjoy your meal and swim or play on the Hydrobikes before we return to Tom’s Landing.
Advance reservations required.
NEW! You can also choose to take a Klear Kanoo to breakfast. Supplies are
limited so let us know your preference when you book.
SCHEDULE:
Check in between 10 and 10:15 a.m.
Depart at 10:30 a.m.
Hydrobike across the Choctawhatchee Bay to the Bay Restaurant
Arrive at the Bay Restaurant: 11 a.m.
Enjoy a delicious boneless fried chicken breast with Belgian waffles like none you have tasted before!
Nonalcoholic beverages included.
A Bloody Mary or Mimosa is also included for the adults
Please let us know in advance if you prefer an alternate menu item, but trust us, you don’t.
Free Time: 12:30 p.m.
After brunch you can choose to ride, rest, swim or hang out. The Bay features a beach, games, swimming area and a big screen TV for the sports fans
Expect to return to the dock between 1:30 and 2 p.m.
** Schedule is approximate **
PRICING:
$70 per person
$40 under 8
Please book by 6 p.m. on Saturday to guarantee your spot on this trip.
If you just want to ride Hydrobikes, daily rentals are available. Visit emeraldcoasthydrobikes.com or call
850-598-7949.
What to Wear:
Wear whatever is comfortable and weather appropriate. Shoes, flops or bare feet are all acceptable. The sun can be intense even late in the day and conditions can change quickly so a hat, sunglasses, long sleeves or other sun/weather protection should be considered. Also, keep in mind that Hydrobikes have a chain just like a land bike so please don’t wear anything that is overly loose below your shins as it could get caught in the chain. In most cases, you will not get wet unless you choose to so bathing suits are optional. Hydrobikes are stable and easy to jump off of and climb back onto. This makes swimming a fun option.
What to Bring:
Camera
Sunscreen
Bug Spray
Comfort items
Medicine if needed
Although it is unlikely that your stuff will get wet, anything could happen so bring a dry bag if you like.
Note: Sunscreen, dry bags, sunglass leashes and other items are available for purchase on the stop but there’s no store onsite so please make your order in advance so that your items can be arranged and kept ready for you at the dock.
Location: Tom’s Landing: 78 Ricker Avenue Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Twisted Treats Balloon Art on 6/5 between 5pm – 7pm

Back in Rosemary Beach for another exciting Summer Season…”Miss Rosemary” will be strolling around town on her stilts, posing for pics and making cool Twisted Springtime Balloon creations. This event will take place at the Town Center. For more info, call 850-231-7388.
Location: Rosemary Beach: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Bunny McStiffler’s Fantastic Flea Circus on 6/5 between 6pm – 8pm

Step right up! Step right up!  Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls and Children of all ages!! You will not want to miss this wonderful interactive show!  It’s Bunny McStiffler’s Fantastic Family Flea Circus!  Audiences will be squinting in wonder at these amazing and talented fleas as they perform spectacular circus acts!  Your ring master and host Bunny McStiffler will enchant you with her comedy and well trained performers! The event takes place at the Town Center. For more info, call 850-231-7388.
Location: Rosemary Beach: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

“Got Ink?” on 6/5 at 6pm

Let award winning artists give you the coolest airbrush tattoos you have ever seen.  These realistic looking tattoos will last 3-10 days depending on care. There will also be sparkly glitter tattoos for the younger kids! For more info, call 850-231-1667.
Location: Rosemary Beach Western Green: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Sunday Cinema on 6/5 at 8pm

Enjoy a movie on the Events Plaza lawn every Sunday at 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
For additional details, visit www.baytownewharf.com or call 850-267-8117.
Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf: 9100 Baytowne® Blvd Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade on 6/6

Residents and tourists beware!
The dastardly Billy Bowlegs has been seen off t’shores of T’Emerald Coast and rumor is that he be plannin’ to dock his ship once t’again at The Fort Walton Beach Landing!
The Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber o’ Merchants welcomes landlubbers and swabbys of all ages t’dis jolly family event.
Friday, June 3rd – Festival and Fireworks
Saturday, June 4th – Festival
Monday, June 6th – Torchlight Parade
Bring the family and enjoy the fun at the 61st Annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival at Fort Walton Beach Landing Park June 3 and 4, with parade on June 6.
Started in 1953 as a water-skiing festival whose pirate theme was inspired by the notorious William Augustus Bowles, the Billy Bowlegs Festival has grown into one of the premier events of its kind in the country. Sponsored by the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce and area businesses, Billy Bowlegs offers people a great opportunity to mingle, party, and have a good time. This year’s pirate shenanigans, including “battles” on land and sea between the Bowlegs bunch and the city’s mayor, will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4. They’ll be accompanied by fireworks, live music, and plenty of grog and grub.
The festival ends on Monday night, June 6, with the family-friendly Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade, sponsored by WindCreek Atmore. The parade, featuring floats, boats, beads, bands, and, of course, pirate-costumed Billy and his Krewe, will start in downtown Fort Walton at 7 p.m. and travel northward on Eglin Parkway to Hughes Street.
There’s no charge to come out and enjoy the fun, but there is a fee to march in the parade. For more information on the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival and a complete schedule of events, visit billybowlegsfestival.com.
Location: Eglin Parkway Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548

Zen Meditation on 6/6 between 9am – 10am

Experience Zen Meditation for living in the 21st Century, presented by Honin, a Soto Zen Priest
For more info, call 702-499-4719.
Location: Monet Monet: 100 E County Highway 30A Grayton Beach, Florida

Adventures in Alys on 6/6 between 10am – 11am

Join The REP Theatre for a free, completely original storytelling experience for children of all ages. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind Adventure in Alys, created by the audience (and maybe even join in the stories yourselves)!
Location: Fonville Press: 147 N Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Stories by the Sea on 6/6 at 3:30pm

Join the Seaside Repertory Theatre as they present a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages. Each day will offer a new story and there might even be opportunities for your participation. This event takes place at Solomon Square.
Location: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

Wacky Hair Creations on 6/6 between 4pm – 7pm

Wacky Hair Creations… Don’t miss this artistic hair raising event!  Our stylists will build a super cool work of art directly on your head!  Think “Whoville” hair with wacky art and fun colors!  Each piece is unique and one of a kind! Please arrive with your hair dry and brushed out.  We will have fun designs and colored hair sprays for the guy too.
If raining, the event will be shifted to the Town Hall. For more info, call 850-231-7388.
Location: North Barrett Square: North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach

The Commedia Rapunzel at Seaside Amphitheater on 6/6 at 6:30pm

The cast of the Seaside REP Theatre perform The Commedia Rapunzel at the Seaside Amphitheater on Monday nights at 6:30pm this Summer. The REP’s outdoor theater brings magic and laughter to the stage. Bring a chair or blanket, snacks and drinks, and enjoy the show. Free and open to all ages.

Mondays at 6:30pm in the Seaside Amphitheater
May 23 – Aug 22, 2016

The Commedia Rapunzel
Columbine, Rosetta, Punchin, and Arlequin all let down their hair to tackle the tangled tale of Rapunzel.  When Gottel the Witch (played by Rosetta, naturally) discovers the thief in her garden, she tricks him into exchanging his first born daughter for the salad he took.  Full of lots of witty fun, this commedia tale is a pure delight!  
This FREE performance of The Commedia Rapunzel is graciously sponsored by The Seaside Merchants.
Also coming to Seaside FL Summer 2016:Stories by the Sea
Monday-Friday at 4pm in the Lyceum Archway (on Central Square)
Join the Seaside Repertory Theatre as they present a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages. Each day will offer a new story and there might even be opportunities for your participation.
Location: Seaside Amphitheater: 25 Central Square Seaside, FL 32459

Summer Concert Series at Rosemary Beach on 6/6 between 7pm9pm

Here Comes the Sun…Summer Concert Series at Rosemary Beach. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of music on the green in North Barrett Square. Monday nights from 7-9pm. Each week is a different show…be sure to catch one or all.
Rosemary Beach Summer Concerts 2016
Mondays 7-9pm
June 6 The Village Brass (New Orleans Style Jazz)
June 13 The Hep Cats (50’s & 60’s)
June 20 “Like Totally” 80’s!
June 27 Emerald Coast Blues Brothers
July11 The Hep Cats (50’s & 60’s)
July 18 Emerald Coast Blues Brothers
July 25 Clark Barrios & the Rosemary Beach® Little Big Band (Swing & Jive)
August 1 The Village Brass (New Orleans Style Jazz)
August 8 “Like Totally” 80’s!
Everyone is invited to this free event sponsored by the Merchants of Rosemary Beach.
Rosemary Beach, located on the east end of Scenic 30A, is perfect for family relaxation and enjoyment. The markets that line Main Street and the town’s sprawling greens feature some of the best restaurants, shops and boutiques in the area. You will love experiencing the idyllic lifestyle and beauty of Rosemary Beach. This beach town is energetic with year round events, a weekly farmers market, holiday festivities, fall wine festival, children’s outdoor theater, movies and concerts in the park, community arts and street markets.
Location: Rosemary Beach: North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Seaside Farmers Market on 6/7 between 8am12pm

Seaside Farmers Market takes place in the Seaside Amphitheater every Saturday, and TUESDAY morning during the Summer season… rain or shine!
Hours are 8am till 12pm in the Spring and Summer, and 9am till 1pm in Fall/Winter.
The Seaside Farmers Market consists of local growers and craftspeople who offer food and other products that are healthy and environmentally conscious at the year-round market located in downtown Seaside, Florida. It is a producer’s market focused on food, produce, cooking demonstrations, specialty items, artisan cheeses and breads, novice and professional gardeners, seed exchanges, education related to growing and preparing food and the celebration of eating and sharing great ingredients.
Visit the Seaside Farmers Market website and subscribe to the excellent weekly newsletter for vendors, produce and food coming to the market each week.
Enjoy your day at the farmer’s market and explore the town of Seaside with so many fabulous shops, restaurants, art galleries, outdoor markets and wonderful people working, playing and staying in South Walton, Florida.
Location: Seaside Amphitheater: 25 Central Square Seaside, FL 32459

Kids Club on 6/7 between 10am – 11:30am

Kids Club is a fun time to learn about Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the plants and animals that live here with games, music, arts and crafts and/ or stories. While normal park admission applies there is no additional fee for Kids Club. Donations are always accepted by the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and applied to future activities at the park. Make sure to register in advance as space is limited to 25 children. Please note: Between Memorial Day and Labor Day admission to the park is FREE thanks to the free parking initiative with Walton County, Visit South Walton and Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.
For more info, follow Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on Facebook.
Where: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Emerald Coast Farmers Market at Seascape on 6/7 between 12pm6pm

Come enjoy the Emerald Coast Farmers Market at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach on Tuesdays year round from 12-6pm.
Pick up fresh from the farm produce, fruit, eggs and dairy, fresh local seafood, grass fed beef, poultry, and homemade prepared foods.
An array of appetizers and ready to eat dishes are available to pick up as well as freshly made artisan breads, pastries, and desserts. Look for jams, preserves, and honey!
Find unique art treasures, crafts and jewelry. Natural bath and body products too.
See you at the market every Tuesday afternoon! Located at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach.
Location: Seascape Resort: 100 Seascape Drive Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Stories by the Sea on 6/7 at 3:30pm

Join the Seaside Repertory Theatre as they present a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages. Each day will offer a new story and there might even be opportunities for your participation. This event takes place at Solomon Square.
Where: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

Wine Tasting on 6/7 between 5pm – 7pm

Enjoy wine tastings every Tuesday from 5 – 7 p.m. March through November at Fonville Press. A few select wines will be showcased with light bites and live music. Charges are $10 per person. You can also avail case deals on featured wines.
Location: Fonville Press: 147 N Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Tuesday Shrimp Boil & Sunset Hydrobike Ride on 6/7 between 5:30pm – 9pm

Available weekly June through October
Tuesday evenings are made to be shared with Emerald Coast Hydrobikes!
Grayton Beach Catering will bring the Shrimp Boil and we will bring the fun! Meet at our dock for a delicious no muss-no fuss, chore free shrimp dinner. Cruise on a Hydrobike and catch a beautiful sunset over the Choctawhatchee Bay. Top the night off by roasting s’mores over the campfire and you will have an experience to remember!
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Travel by Hydrobike or Klear Kanoo (supplies are limited so please check availability when you book)
SCHEDULE:
Check in between 4 – 6 pm (seasonal)
Bike the Bay until sunset
Shrimp Boil and Campfire at our dock
Shrimp, Andouille, sweet corn, red potatoes, watermelon and s’mores
Bottled water, sweet tea and unsweetened tea included.
Expect to be done between 8:00 – 9:30 pm
** Schedule is approximate as the sun sets at different times throughout the season.**
Seasonal check in times:
June & July 6pm /Aug 5:30pm/ Sept 5pm / Oct 4:30pm
PRICING:
$130 per adult
$60 under 12 (big enough to ride their own Hydrobike)
$35 under 8 (just the right size to ride with mom or dad)
$60 Adult non rider
Gratuity not included
WHAT TO WEAR:
In short, wear whatever is comfortable and weather appropriate. Shoes, flops or bare feet are all acceptable. The sun can be intense even late in the day and conditions can change quickly so a hat, sunglasses, long sleeves or other sun/weather protection should be considered. Also, keep in mind that Hydrobikes have a chain just like a land bike so please don’t wear anything that is overly loose below your shins as it could get caught in the chain. In most cases, you will not get wet unless you choose to so bathing suits are optional. Hydrobikes are stable and easy to jump off of and climb back onto. This makes swimming a fun option.
WHAT TO BRING:
Camera
Sunscreen
Bug Spray
Comfort items
Medicine if needed
Although it is unlikely that your stuff will get wet, anything could happen so bring a dry bag if you like.
***We have sunscreen, dry bags, sunglass leashes and other items available for purchase but we do not have a store onsite so please make your order in advance and we will have your items ready for you at the dock.
PLEASE BOOK BY NOON ON MONDAY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT ON THIS TRIP
Book by phone or online – call 850-598-7949 or write to info@echydrobikes.com.
Location: Tom’s Landing: 78 Ricker Avenue Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Synesthesia: Illusions for the Senses & the Mind on 6/7 between 6pm – 7pm

Returning for her third season at The REP! Nationally-renowned magician, Jeanette Andrews’ newest work, Synesthesia, shatters the mold of the traditional magic performance – making for a one of a kind experience for audiences of all ages. This thrilling program of magic and illusion is highly interactive and uses audience participation to explore the five senses. Magic Academy Workshops with Jeanette are available on Friday afternoons for kids ages 5-14.
Location: The REP Theatre: 216 Quincy Circle Seaside, FL 32459

Sandestin Luau at Baytowne Marina on 6/7 between 6pm8:30pm

Sandestin Luau takes place on Tuesday evenings at the Baytowne Marina from 6:30 to 9pm for an evening of fun for the whole family. Enjoy delicious Hawaiian cuisine, live music, a bonfire, limbo, magic show, face painting, bounce house, parrot meet and greet, other kids activities and much more! After enjoying the music, food and fun, cap off the evening with an amazing fireworks display over the Choctawhatchee Bay.
The Luau menu will include authentic Hawaiian favorites that will excite both adults and kids alike. For those over 21, you can pair your meal with a refreshing, signature cocktail. $21 Children. $44 Adults. For tickets and reservations, click here.
Sandestin Luau takes place on Tuesday nights from May 31-August 9, 2016 (except June 14 & 21) from 6-8:30pm.
PARKING
Limited parking is available at the Baytowne Marina. Additional parking is available at the Village (valet), The Grand Sandestin (open) and Monark/Inspiration (open). A tram will be available at the Village and The Grand to take you to the Marina.
Sandestin guests can travel to the marina from any tram stop location throughout the resort. Click here to see all tram routes.
WEATHER
In the case of inclement weather, the Luau will be cancelled. You will be notified via email by 11 am if the event is cancelled, and refunds will be issued.
REFUNDS
Refunds will only be issued in the event that the event is cancelled. All other ticket sales are final.
Must purchase tickets ahead of time.
Location: Baytowne Marina: 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy. West Sandestin, FL 32550

Boomin’ Tuesdays on 6/7 at 7pm

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Enjoy Lawn Games and Inflatables at the Events Plaza. Light up the night with Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. over the Lagoon.
Admission is free and open to the public.
For more info, visit www.baytownewharf.com or call 850-267-8117.
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf: 9100 Baytowne Blvd Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Summer Reels at Alys Beach on 6/7 between 8pm10pm

Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy films under the stars at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. See the Summer 2016 movie lineup below.
All outdoor movies are free and open to the public. Food and beverage will be offered by Piper’s.
Summer Reels at Alys Beach Amphitheater
Tuesdays at 8pm | May 31 – Aug 9May 31 Frozen
Jun 7 Minions
Jun 14 Shaun the Sheep
Jun 21 Barnyard
Jun 28 The Muppets
Jul 5 Planes
Jul 12 The Boxtrolls
Jul 19 Sleeping Beauty
Jul 26 The Good Dinosaur
Aug 2 Hotel Transylvania 2
Aug 9 Snow White
Come out and enjoy the outdoor film with family and friends for a magical night out in Alys Beach. Films will be shown outdoors throughout Summer 2016!
The vibrant town of Alys Beach celebrates life’s pleasures with special events of many kinds throughout the year. Whether it’s a music festival, a wine festival or tasting, a family-friendly theatrical performance, a digital art festival, a 5K fun run or a celebration for pets, these events always bring together talented people and experts in their craft for everyone’s enjoyment. No matter what the event, it’s sure to be a spectacular celebration of life’s simple pleasures.
Follow Alys Beach on Facebook for updates on town events, people and places.
Location: Alys Beach Amphitheatre: 18 N. Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Cirque du Rosemary: Lumiere on 6/7 between 8pm8:45pm

Come out to Cirque du Rosemary: Lumiere at Rosemary Beach on Tuesday nights from 8-8:45pm this summer. May 31 – Aug 9 | Tuesdays on North Barrett Square.
Cirque du Rosemary: Lumiere is a circus under the stars featuring high-flying aerial arts and amazing acrobatics. The unique performers of “Lumiere” light up the night with their electrifying performances and one-of-a-kind circus apparatuses. You don’t want to miss this original production featuring Florida’s own trio of daring damsels performing these amazing feats!  Blankets and lawn chairs welcome.  The performance will move to Town Hall if Raining.
Everyone is invited to this free event sponsored by the Merchants of Rosemary Beach.
Rosemary Beach, located on the east end of Scenic 30A, is perfect for family relaxation and enjoyment. The markets that line Main Street and the town’s sprawling greens feature some of the best restaurants, shops and boutiques in the area. You will love experiencing the idyllic lifestyle and beauty of Rosemary Beach. This beach town is energetic with year round events, a weekly farmers market, holiday festivities, fall wine festival, children’s outdoor theater, movies and concerts in the park, community arts and street markets.
Location: Rosemary Beach: North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Awkward Oxen Improv Hour at The Seaside REP on 6/7 at 10pm

Awkward Oxen Improv Hour takes place late night on the Seaside REP stage on Tues, Wed and Thu nights at 10:00 p.m. throughout July and part of August. Tickets are $7 at the door or online in advance.
June 7 – Aug 4, 2016 | Tue, Wed & Thu nights @ 10pm
A fun, interactive, and fast-paced improvisational comedy show for the grown-ups! Join The REP’s improv troupe as they play improv games, and make up scenes and songs on the spot based on audience suggestions. Every show is different, with different players, different games and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The Awkward Oxen also asks “willing volunteers” to join them for a game or two each performance. It’ll tickle your bunny phone!
This performance includes adult humor and language. May not be suitable for children.
Awkward Oxen Improv Hour is graciously sponsored by Cottage Rental Agency and Sundog Books in Seaside, FL.
“The most enjoyable time I’ve spent at the theatre since, well, you know” – Abraham Lincoln
Location: Seaside Repertory Theatre: 216 Quincy Circle Seaside, FL 32459

Hydrobike Ride & Dine at Red Bar on 6/8 between 8am – 12pm

Sign up for a Wednesday Morning Red Bar Ride and Dine – available weekly, year round.
Meet the group at the Western Lake boat ramp at the end of Hotz Avenue just past the world famous Red Bar in Grayton Beach between 7:30 and 8:00. You will enjoy 4 hours of Hydrobike play time in the Gulf of Mexico or in Western Lake. You will be provided lunch at the Red Bar via a $25 gift card so you can dine at your convenience. They open at 11 am.
Grayton Beach is unique in that it has a beach bordering the Gulf of Mexico and Western Lake. Western Lake is one of South Walton’s Coastal Dune lakes. These lakes only exist in a few places in the whole world and Walton County is lucky enough to be home to several of them. At times the outflow will bust open and flow right out into the Gulf of Mexico. 4 hours give you plenty of time to explore both bodies of water.
*Please note that riding in the Gulf may be restricted based on current water conditions.
All activities are subject to weather conditions.
Schedule:
Check in between 7:30 and 8 a.m.
Meet at the Western Lake Boat Ramp in Grayton Beach.
Bike Western Lake or the Gulf until lunch
Explore the Gulf or the lake! Western Lakes runs through Grayton Beach State Park all the way to Watercolor and offers a vast territory to discover. Return the bikes to the boat ramp by 12pm. We will handle the rest.
*Please note that riding in the Gulf may be restricted based on water conditions*
Dine
The Red Bar opens at 11 am. We recommend any thing on their menu. You will not be disappointed!
Pricing:
$75 per person
$40 Kids Under 8 (Lake Only)
Please understand that we cannot allow the little ones to ride on the deck in the Gulf
Please book by 4 p.m. on Tuesday to guarantee your spot on this trip.
***Do you just want to ride Hydrobikes? Rentals are available daily***
Hhow to Book:
By phone or online
Emerald Coast Hydrobikes
850-598-7949
info@echydrobikes.com
emeraldcoasthydrobikes.com
Where to Meet:
Western Lake Boat Ramp in Grayton Beach.
You will find it at the end of Hotz Ave (2 blocks past the Red Bar).
What to Wear:
In short, wear whatever is comfortable and weather appropriate. Shoes, flops or bare feet are all acceptable. The sun can be intense even late in the day and conditions can change quickly so a hat, sunglasses, long sleeves or other sun/weather protection should be considered. Also, keep in mind that Hydrobikes have a chain just like a land bike so please don’t wear anything that is overly loose below your shins as it could get caught in the chain. In most cases, you will not get wet unless you choose to so bathing suits are optional. Hydrobikes are stable and easy to jump off of and climb back onto. This makes swimming a fun option.
What to Bring:
Camera
Sunscreen
Bug Spray
Comfort items
Medicine if needed
Although it is unlikely that your stuff will get wet, anything could happen so bring a dry bag for those items you want to protect..
***We have sunscreen, dry bags, sunglass leashes and other items available for purchase but we do not have a store onsite so please make your order in advance and we will have your items ready for you at the dock.
Location: Grayton Beach: Florida’s Scenic Hwy 30A Grayton Beach, FL 32459

Zen Meditation on 6/8 between 9am – 10am

Experience Zen Meditation for living in the 21st Century, presented by Honin, a Soto Zen Priest
For more info, call 702-499-4719.
Location: Monet Monet: 100 E County Highway 30A Grayton Beach, Florida

Adventures in Alys on 6/8 between 10am – 11am

Join The REP Theatre for a free, completely original storytelling experience for children of all ages. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind Adventure in Alys, created by the audience (and maybe even join in the stories yourselves)!
Location: Fonville Press: 147 N Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Encounters with Therapy Dog Rikki on 6/8 between 10:30am – 1pm

Therapy Dog Rikki will be at the gallery to ‘pawtograph’ her book “Encounters with Rikki: from Hurricane Katrina Rescue to Exceptional Therapy Dog”. Meet Chuck and Patty Mitchell (Rikki’s pet parents) and author Julie Bettinger, and learn about Rikki’s incredible work in the juvenile courthouse system that changed Florida Law. Proceeds from this event will benefit Tallahassee Memorial Animal Therapy Program, in Rikki’s hometown.
Location: The Blue Giraffe: 1777 E. County Hwy 30AWaterColor, FL 32459

Stories by the Sea on 6/8 at 3:30pm

Join the Seaside Repertory Theatre as they present a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages. Each day will offer a new story and there might even be opportunities for your participation. This event takes place at Solomon Square.
Location: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

Say Cheese! Photobooth Fun on 6/8 between 6pm – 9pm

Say Cheese! Step inside Facetime Photobooth’s new Airstream-inspired RetroBooth for some fun keepsake photos! Strike a pose (or three) with fun props and create memories of Summer 2016 in Rosemary Beach!  Each person will receive a color 4 x 6 print as well as access to share your photos digitally. The photobooth will be set up at the top of the main street.
For more info, call 850-231-1667.
Location: Rosemary Beach: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Family Movie Night at The Hub on 6/8 between 6pm10pm

Bring the whole family out to Movie Night at The Hub on Wednesdays starting at 6pm. It’s double movie night! Movies are shown on the jumbotron on the events stage.
Free and open to the public. What a great chance to sit outdoors and enjoy dinner, drinks, ice cream and shakes, and a fun family movie on the big screen at The Hub on Scenic 30A at WaterSound Beach. It’s Family Movie Night every Wednesday.
Live recorded concerts and/or sports events to be shown on the big screen on Mon/Tue nights.
The Hub is also hosting live music performances by local and visiting artists on Thursday through Saturday nights with additional special parties and performances as announced.
Location: 7000 E County Highway 30AWaterSound Beach, FL 32459

Alys Beach Summer Concerts on 6/8 between 7pm9pm

Come on out for great live music during the Alys Beach Summer Concert Series 2016 on Wednesdays from 7-9pm (Jun 1 – Aug 10).
Bring a blanket or your favorite chair to the Alys Beach Amphitheater and groove to some good tunes. Concerts are free and open to the public! It’s a great lineup coming up this Spring in South Walton, Florida!
Piper’s will offer food and beverage.
Alys Beach Summer Concert Series 2016 | Wednesdays | 7-9pm
Jun 8 Beach Mice
Jun 15 The Rips
Jun 22 The Currys
Jun 29 Continuum
Jul 6 The Bo Spring Band
Jul 13 Cadillac Willy
Jul 20 Seth Walker
Jul 27 Roman Street
Aug 3 Boukou Groove
Aug 10 Heritage
Location: Alys Beach Amphitheatre: 9581 E Co HWY 30A Alys Beach, FL 32413

Wednesday Night Concerts on 6/8 at 7pm

Enjoy live music every Wednesday night between May 22-August 11, 2016. Admission is free and open to the public.
For more info, visit www.baytownewharf.com or call 850-267-8117.
Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf: 9100 Baytowne® Blvd Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Awkward Oxen Improv Hour at The Seaside REP on 6/8 at 10pm

Awkward Oxen Improv Hour takes place late night on the Seaside REP stage on Tues, Wed and Thu nights at 10:00 p.m. throughout July and part of August. Tickets are $7 at the door or online in advance.
June 7 – Aug 4, 2016 | Tue, Wed & Thu nights @ 10pm
A fun, interactive, and fast-paced improvisational comedy show for the grown-ups! Join The REP’s improv troupe as they play improv games, and make up scenes and songs on the spot based on audience suggestions. Every show is different, with different players, different games and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The Awkward Oxen also asks “willing volunteers” to join them for a game or two each performance. It’ll tickle your bunny phone!
This performance includes adult humor and language. May not be suitable for children.
Awkward Oxen Improv Hour is graciously sponsored by Cottage Rental Agency and Sundog Books in Seaside, FL.
“The most enjoyable time I’ve spent at the theatre since, well, you know” – Abraham Lincoln
Location: Seaside Repertory Theatre: 216 Quincy Circle Seaside, FL 32459