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Area Events March 30th – April 6th 2016

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Hydrobike Ride & Dine at Red Bar on 3/30 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

Adventures in Alys on 3/30 at 10am

Join The Seaside Repertory Theatre for a completely original storytelling experience for children of all ages.  Watch as we create a new, one-of-a-kind Adventure in Alys, created by our audience (and maybe even join in the stories yourselves)!

Location: Fonville Press: 147 N Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Make Cool Art on 3/30 between 10am – 5pm

The Moore Family Folk Art team will help you make your own up-cycled art using reclaimed wood, vintage soda cans and bottle caps.

Fun for all ages and walk-ins are encouraged. Cost is $25 per piece.

Location: The Blue Giraffe: 1777 E. County Hwy 30A WaterColor, FL 32459

Watercolor with Carol Dickson on 3/30 between 12:30pm – 3:30pm

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County offers over 200 workshops, classes and programs annually for artists of all ages and skill levels. From weekly half-day classes to multi-day intensive workshops, each learning experience is of the highest quality taught by skilled and caring instructors.

Sign up for a Watercolor workshop with Carol Dickson. Unless noted, all classes take place at the Bayou Arts Center located in historic Santa Rosa Beach on Hogtown Bayou. The charges are $35 ($30 CAA members).

Register by calling the Cultural Arts Alliance at 850-622-5970.

Location: Bayou Arts Center: 105 Hogtown Bayou Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Spring Break Paddle on 3/30 between 1pm – 3pm

Join in for a fun Spring Break Paddle adventure! Learn how to Stand Up Paddle in the perfect location that offers privacy and protection from wind and waves while you’re mastering your technique. Once you’re good-to-go, we travel down a secluded canal and out into the open Bay. If conditions are conducive, we do Yoga on the boards! It’s a fitness adventure where you gain confidence on & off the water as you tone and tan your body for bikini season!

Bring all your friends for a great experience (with photos!) you’ll love & remember for years to come!

Location: Tom’s Landing: 78 Ricker Avenue Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Stories by the Sea on 3/30 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.

Location: Lyceum Archway Seaside Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, FL 32459

The Stinky Cheese Man at Rosemary Beach on 3/30 at 5pm

The cast of the Seaside REP Theatre perform The Stinky Cheese Man at North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach on Wednesday nights at 5pm this spring. The REP’s spring and summer 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.

Wednesdays | Mar 9 – Apr 13
Dates: Mar 30, Apr 6, 13

The Stinky Cheese Man
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. Everything from “Chicken Little” to “The Gingerbread Man” gets a complete makeover. Fun music and witty narration accompany the likes of ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and enough stinky cheese to go around.

Location: Rosemary Beach North Barrett Square N Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32416

Paint Therapy w/ Shannon Harris on 3/30 between 6pm – 8pm

Painting class with local artist, Shannon Harris. Grab a friend and a bottle of wine, and create your own original framed art! Subjects vary from Crosses to Oysters to Western Lake. Prices range from $135 to $150 depending on canvas size. For details and registration, call 850-231-5112.

Location: The Blue Giraffe: 1777 E. County Hwy 30A WaterColor, FL 32459

Alys Beach Spring Concert Series on 3/30 between 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Come on out for great live music during the Alys Beach Spring Concert Series on Wednesdays from 6-8pm throughout Spring 2016 (Mar 9 – Apr 6).

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 Spring Concert Series | 2016 Lineup
Mar 30: Continuum
Apr 6: The Courtyard Saints
Location: Alys Beach Amphitheatre: 9581 E Co HWY 30A Alys Beach, FL32413

Baytowne® Wednesday Night Concert Series on 3/30 between 7pm – 9pm

Welcome to Spring 2016 in #SouthWaltonFL! Have a great time and get your outdoor music on at Baytowne every week… Wednesday nights from 7-9pm.

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.

Spring concerts at #Baytowne open with a fantastic lineup! #WNC

Live music in the events plaza | March 2016
March 30 The Rips

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®, FL32550

Karaoke on 3/30 at 7:30pm

Join in for Karaoke every Wednesday and Saturday night at Marie’s Bistro.

Location: Marie’s Bistro: 2260 W Hwy 30ABlue Mountain Beach, FL 32459

Bag Oyster Shell on 3/31 between 9am – 11am

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance invites volunteers to participate in Operation Restoration, a collaborative effort between the alliance and community volunteers to restore degraded shorelines in Choctawhatchee Bay by constructing oyster reefs made from recycled and fossilized oyster shell. These reefs help to reduce erosion, provide habitat for marine life and improve overall water quality in the Bay.

Volunteers should report to the utility barn at the Northwest Florida State College – South Walton Center in Santa Rosa Beach.
Volunteers will be bagging recycled and fossilized oyster shell to be used to construct oyster reefs.
Dates: March 28, 30 & 31
Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
RSVP: gwinr@nwfsc.edu

Location: NWF State College South Walton Campus: 109 Greenway Trail Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Awkward Oxen Improv Hour on 3/31 at 10am

Awkward Oxen Improv Hour is a fun, interactive, and fast-paced comedy show that’s fun for groups of all ages. Join The REP’s improv troupe, The Awkward Oxen, as they play improv games, and make up scenes and songs on the spot based on audience suggestions. Free for all ages.

Location: Fonville Press: 147 N Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Starfish Family Book Signing & Workshop on 3/31 between 10:30am – 1:30pm

Starfish Family presents book signing with John Hollan and ‘Create Your Own Starfish Character’ workshop. Stop in anytime on Thursdays between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For more info, call 850-622-0400.

Location: Gulf Place: Town Loop Center Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Havana Beach Rooftop Celebration on 3/31 between 11am – 9pm

The Pearl Hotel is celebrating the grand re-opening of the Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 11 am. – 9 p.m.

Come out to experience the newly renovated space with Happy Hour pricing all day long! Featuring live music entertainment…

Clayton Lancaster   2- 5 p.m.
Cadillac Willy 6-9 p.m.

Complimentary menu & drink samplings (3- 9 p.m.)

– $6 Well Drinks, House Wine and Mojitos
– $2 Off all Beers
– New Menu Items $8- $12
– Door Prizes
– Facetime Photo Booth and More!

We will see you on the Rooftop in Rosemary Beach, Florida! Check SoWal.com Music Calendar for Sunday Funday events coming to the rooftop here!

Step up to the Emerald Coast skyline at Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge, where we relax and dream under the sun, moon and stars.

Location:
Havana Beach Rooftop @ The Pearl Hotel: 63 Main Street Rosemary Beach, FL 32416

Build an Oyster Reef on 3/31 between 12pm – 3pm

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance invites volunteers to participate in Operation Restoration, a collaborative effort between the alliance and community volunteers to restore degraded shorelines in Choctawhatchee Bay by constructing oyster reefs made from recycled and fossilized oyster shell. These reefs help to reduce erosion, provide habitat for marine life and improve overall water quality in the Bay.

Volunteers should report to the utility barn at the Northwest Florida State College – South Walton Center in Santa Rosa Beach.

What: Build an Oyster Reef
Volunteers will transport bagged shell to a restoration site and then construct an oyster reef
Dates: March 28, 30 & 31
Time: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
RSVP: gwinr@nwfsc.edu

Location: NWF State College South Walton Campus: 109 Greenway Trail Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Improv Bootcamp at The Seaside REP Theatre [age 5-9] on 3/29 between 12pm – 1pm

Seaside Repertory Theatre is hosting Spring Improv Bootcamp on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week for two age groups (Age 5-9 and Age 10+). The REP’s theater camp is all about having fun during Spring Break in South Walton, Florida!

Improv Bootcamp 
$50 per student for two 60 minute classes and an Improv Army Performance at The REP

Improv Army Showcase for all age classes on Friday at 11:00AM – $5 for attendees

The REP’s Theatre Camp is all about having fun and learning to think on your feet.

The REP’s creative classroom space sets the tone for a fun-filled exploration of the art of comedy. Students learn short and long form improv, comedic character work, and more! Students will show off their new improv skills for their friends and family on The REP stage at The REP’s Improv Army Showcase on Fridays at 11:00AM.

Beginners are always welcome! Children of all ages love working with the REP’s qualified improv actors on the stage!

Camps take place in the Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre on 215 Quincy Ave (behind Modica Market). Students will learn the basics of improv, creating solid scene work, and fun characters. The students will also learn different types of improv formats, structures and games. Through it all, the students will see their self-confidence increase while exploring their own creativity and how group trust and teamwork make for an amazing and hilarious improv theatre.

Read more about the theater camp program and sign up at Lovetherep.com.

Location: Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre: 216 Quincy Circle Seaside, FL 32459

Acrylic with Betty Pinkston on 3/31 between 12:30pm – 3:30pm

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County offers over 200 workshops, classes and programs annually for artists of all ages and skill levels. From weekly half-day classes to multi-day intensive workshops, each learning experience is of the highest quality taught by skilled and caring instructors.

Learn the techniques of Acrylic with Betty Pinkston. Unless noted, all classes take place at the Bayou Arts Center located in historic Santa Rosa Beach on Hogtown Bayou. The charges are $35 ($30 for Alliance members).

Register by calling the Cultural Arts Alliance at 850-622-5970.

Location: Bayou Arts Center: 105 Hogtown Bayou Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Spring Break Paddle on 3/31 between 1pm – 3pm

Join in for a fun Spring Break Paddle adventure! Learn how to Stand Up Paddle in the perfect location that offers privacy and protection from wind and waves while you’re mastering your technique. Once you’re good-to-go, we travel down a secluded canal and out into the open Bay. If conditions are conducive, we do Yoga on the boards! It’s a fitness adventure where you gain confidence on & off the water as you tone and tan your body for bikini season!

Bring all your friends for a great experience (with photos!) you’ll love & remember for years to come!

Location: Tom’s Landing: 78 Ricker Avenue Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Improv Bootcamp at The Seaside REP Theatre [age 10+] on 3/29 between 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Seaside Repertory Theatre is hosting Spring Improv Bootcamp on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week for two age groups (Age 5-9 and Age 10+). The REP’s theater camp is all about having fun during Spring Break in South Walton, Florida!

Improv Bootcamp 
$50 per student for two 60 minute classes and an Improv Army Performance at The REP

Improv Army Showcase for all age classes on Friday at 11:00AM – $5 for attendees

The REP’s Theatre Camp is all about having fun and learning to think on your feet.

The REP’s creative classroom space sets the tone for a fun-filled exploration of the art of comedy. Students learn short and long form improv, comedic character work, and more! Students will show off their new improv skills for their friends and family on The REP stage at The REP’s Improv Army Showcase on Fridays at 11:00AM.

Beginners are always welcome! Children of all ages love working with the REP’s qualified improv actors on the stage!

Camps take place in the Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre on 215 Quincy Ave (behind Modica Market). Students will learn the basics of improv, creating solid scene work, and fun characters. The students will also learn different types of improv formats, structures and games. Through it all, the students will see their self-confidence increase while exploring their own creativity and how group trust and teamwork make for an amazing and hilarious improv theatre.

Read more about the theater camp program and sign up at Lovetherep.com.

Location:  Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre: 216 Quincy Circle Seaside, FL 32459

‘Critters on Canvas’ on 3/31 between 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Spring Break Art Class Fun! Artist Amy Boyd is teaching a Kids Art Class from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (weather permitting). Kids can come anytime during those hours to join.

You can get their creative spirits on with acrylic painting on canvas. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on. All supplies will be provided. Fee is $25 per child.

For more info, call 850-622-0400.

Location: Gulf Place: Town Loop Center Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Stories by the Sea on 3/31 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.

Location: Lyceum Archway Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, FL 32459

Adult Paint & Wine Party on 3/31 between 4pm – 6pm

Artist Amy Boyd will guide ‘Adult Paint & Wine Parties’. Reservations of 4 or more people are available. Create your own masterpiece, relax, have fun and unwind. Whether you have no experience or are a master at painting, this class will leave you feeling inspired. Call or come by for available calendar spots.

Fee is $40 per person. Deposit is required and it will be half down and non-refundable without 48 hours’ notice.

For more info, call 850-622-0400.

Location: Gulf Place: Town Loop Center Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Leather Cuff Trunk Show on 3/31 between 4pm – 7pm

Local artist Liza Snyder teamed up with Birmingham jewelry designer Suzanne Jones of Holland’s Trinkets to create wearable art in ‘The Artist Series’ – gorgeous hand-painted leather cuffs. Browse their unique collection, meet the artists and enjoy complimentary refreshments!

Location: The Blue Giraffe: 1777 E. County Hwy 30A WaterColor, FL 32459

30Avenue Music Under the Palms on 3/31 between 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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.

Mar 31 Cheryl Jones & Co.

May 26 Boukou Groove (Memorial Day weekend)

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 Cheryl Jones & Co.
Jul 28 Continuum
Aug 4 Geoff McBride & Friends
Aug 11 Kyle Lamonica & Ben Friedman
Aug 18 The Rips
Aug 25 Cheryl Jones & Co.

Sep 1 Continuum (Labor Day weekend)

Location: 30Avenue: 12805 US Highway 98 E Inlet Beach, FL 32413

Americana Under the Stars at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on 3/31/ between 6:30pm – 8pm

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park presents Americana Under the Stars with live music every Thursday night from, 6:30-8pm.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park hosts an evening of music by different artists each week. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Bring a chair, your favorite beverage and enjoy some music in the park. This is family/ pet friendly and fun for all ages.

March 2016 Lineup

Mar. 31 Well Worn Soles

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located in Dune Allen Beach on the west end of Scenic 30A. This beautiful preserve is filled with forests, beaches, trails, camp grounds, coastal dune lakes and wildlife. Come out and discover this award winning Florida State Park. Read more at SoWal Parks Guide.

Location: 7525 W Scenic Highway 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Movies in the Park at WaterColor on 3/31 between 7:30pm – 9:30pm

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.

Movie lineup
Apr 28 The Good Dinosaur
May 5 Hotel Transylvania 2
May 12 Home
May 19 The Land Before Time
May 26 Cinderella
May 30 Minions (special Memorial Day movie)

Location: Marina Park: 746 Western Lake Drive WaterColor, FL 32459

Kickbike Kardio at Jongle on 4/1 between 7am – 8am

Join in this Friday morning for a fun ride around the west end of 30A as we Kickbike through Gulf Place, down 30A, around Oyster Lake, through the peaceful forest, past SRB Golf Course and back up 30A. It’s a scenic and lively ride! There are 10 spots left so grab some friends and come kick it with us!

Kickbiking is a great low impact cardio exercise that gently works every muscle in your lower body and core. You will really engage your butt and calves, and we will burn at least 500 calories. Kickbikes are super easy to ride, and I will provide a demo before we head out and make sure everyone is comfortable and ready to go! We will be on our new Sport models that are built for speed and have a very comfortable riding position. $15 special rate per person. Cold water provided. And stickers, you get stickers!!

To reserve your spot, email Jordan at Jordan@kickbike30a.com or call 850-687-0171.

Address:
Jongle Beach Showroom
1598 S. Co. Hwy 393
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
(Just a block up 393 from Gulf Place and 30A)

Location: Gulf Place: Town Loop Center Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Bay Breeze Patio Anniversary Party & Grilling Expo on 4/1 between 10am – 5pm

Bay Breeze Patio is celebrating its 12th year serving the Emerald Coast with an Anniversary Party & Grilling Expo on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 from 10am til 5pm. The two-day celebration showcases the best of outdoor living with experts from the most popular furniture brands, fireplace and fire pit demos, grill demo sessions with premium grill lines, and great sale prices.

On both Friday and Saturday, master grillers will be holding grilling demonstrations on Fire Magic, AOG, Twin Eagles, Big Green Egg, and Broilmaster grills. Griller Lydon Lewis will kick off the event with a demonstration on cooking a full country breakfast on a Fire Magic grill. Later in the day, griller Doug Mordecai will demonstrate Dutch Oven Cooking on the Big Green Egg. There will also be sessions on “Grilled Desserts” on a Broilmaster Grill and How to Smoke Award Winning Ribs on a Fire Magic grill.

Throughout the weekend, outdoor living experts and furniture specialists with Brown Jordan, Winston, Jensen Leisure, Tropitone, Polywood, Telescope and Ratana will be on hand to answer questions and provide expert advice and recommendations. In addition, there will be special sale pricing on Bay Breeze Patio’s most popular brands including Tropitone, Winston, Jensen Leisure, Lloyd Flanders, Summer Classics, Lane Venture, Tommy Bahama, Polywood, Breezesta, and Seaside Casual as well as all in-stock wicker.

Premium grills, including Fire Magic, Echelon and Aurora, AOG, Broilmaster and Big Green Egg will be on sale with special discounts. Gas log sets by Empire Comfort, Superior and RH Peterson will also be discounted up to 15 percent. A truckload sale of outdoor art, silk floral arrangements and trees will help residents refresh their patio for spring.

The anniversary event will take place rain or shine at Bay Breeze Patio in Miramar Beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fri. and Sat, April 1-2, 2016. Come out and celebrate outdoor living at its finest!

Bay Breeze Patio hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the Anniversary Event in the Spring, cooking demonstrations, and Eggs on the Beach Egg Fest Barbecue competition in the fall. Save the Date! Eggs on the Beach will take place at Seascape Resort on September 24, 2016. Learn more at Eggs on the Beach.

Bay Breeze Patio is located at 32 Forest Shore Drive in Miramar Beach, one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets. For more information, call 850.269.4666 or visit www.baybreezepatio.com. Follow Bay Breeze Patio on Facebook for updates.

Location: Bay Breeze Patio: 32 Forest Shore Drive Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Stinky’s Captain’s Party & Anniversary Celebration on 4/1 between 11am – 12pm

Stinky’s sixth annual Pompano Tournament will kick off April 1 with their big Captain’s Party and Anniversary Celebration. Head out to the big tent out in front of Stinky’s Fish Camp for a delicious crawfish boil starting at 11 a.m. and going through midnight.

Forrest Williams Band will rock out next door at Stinky’s Bait Shack from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Then, from 9 p.m. to midnight Duck Phat & Friends will keep the party going in the main restaurant. At 10, celebrate Stinky’s ninth anniversary with a free pig-picking party and birthday cake.

For more info, click here or call 850-622-2248.

Location: Stinky’s Fish Camp: 5994 County Road 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Stories by the Sea on 4/1 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.

Location: Lyceum Archway Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, FL 32459

Wine Tasting on 4/1 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

Twisted Treats Balloon Art on 4/1 between 5pm – 7pm

Twisted Treats Balloon Art Back in Rosemary Beach Town Center for another exciting Spring Break Season. “Miss Rosemary” will be strolling around town on her stilts, posing for pics and making cool Springtime Twisted Balloon creations.

Location: Rosemary Beach: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Waterworks Art Reception at Bayou Arts Center on 4/1 between 5pm – 7pm

Save the date for the Opening Reception for “Waterworks”, April 1, 2016, at the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County‘s Bayou Arts Center, from 5-7pm! This is a great chance to see some outstanding local art work and visit our amazing Bayou Arts Center on Hwy 393 N in Santa Rosa Beach.

The Cultural Arts Alliance is proud to present “Waterworks, “an exhibit of recent watercolor paintings by its member artists. Artwork by 18 talented and award-winning artists will be on display, including Joanna Ellington, Betty Pinkston, Russell R Ferris, Betty Cork, Susan Alfieri, Cheryl Gray, Joey McKenna, Theresia McInnis, Shelley Blackmarr, Nancy Williams, Suzanne LeLoup-West, Sharon Long, Dolly Vari, Jacques Camp, Carol Dickson, Melanie Moore, Sue Carol Knight, and Joan Vienot.

The exhibit will be at the Bayou Arts Center from April 1 to June 1, 2016.

A+Art Committee show coordinators Melissa Brown and Joan Vienot promise that this show will delight and entertain with fearless interpretations ranging from intimate local impressions to vibrant non-objective works.

“This will be an exquisite show of artworks in watercolor, “said Joan Vienot. “All of our A+Art shows provide amazing examples of the award-winning talent of our CAA-member-artists and this show is no exception.”

Waterworks will open with a public reception from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on April 1, 2016, at the Bayou Arts Center which is located at 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. For more information, call CAA at (850) 622-5970 or go to http://www.culturalartsalliance.com/events/a-art-series/.

The Bayou Arts Center is the home of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and a venue for art exhibits, art workshops, meetings, reunions and small events. Nestled among the long leaf pines on historic Hogtown Bayou, the Bayou Arts Center is a true Walton County hidden gem and a peaceful destination for art, culture, heritage and nature.

105 Hogtown Bayou Lane (along Hwy 393 North)
Santa Rosa Beach FL 32450

Location: 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

S’mores Social & Weenie Roast on 4/1 between 5:30pm – 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:
Feb – Mar 11: 4pm
Mar 18 – Apr 15: 5:30 p.m.
April 22 – May 6 p.m.
June & 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

Pirate Dinner & Movie on 4/1 between 6pm – 10pm

Arrr, Matey! Join the gang on Friday evenings at the Baytowne ® Marina from 6 to 10pm for an swashbucklin’ evening of fun for the whole family at the Pirate Dinner. Enjoy delicious pirate inspired cuisine, live entertainment, face painting, bounce house, parrot meet and greet, movie, other activities for little buccaneers and much more!

Pirate Dinner & Movie
Fridays | March 11 – April 8, 2016 | 6-10pm
April 1
April 8
After enjoying the music, food and fun, enjoy a family friendly showing of “Pirates of the Caribbean” on the big screen under the stars.

Must reserve and purchase tickets ahead of time! For tickets and reservations, visit here.

The Pirate Dinner menu will include favorites that will excite both adults and kids alike. For those over 21, you can pair your meal with a refreshing, signature cocktail.

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.

WEATHER
In the case of inclement weather, the Pirate’s Dinner will be cancelled. You will be notified via email by 11 am if the event is cancelled, and refunds will be issued.

Location: Baytowne ® Marina : 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy. West Sandestin ®, FL 32550

Central Square Cinema – Inside Out on 4/1 at 7pm

Grab your blankets for our family-friendly movie series under the stars! Starts at 7 p.m. (times change to 7:30-8 starting Memorial Day Weekend) in the Seaside Amphitheater!

This week’s movie is Inside Out.

Location: Seaside Amphitheater: P.O. Box 4730, County Road 30A Seaside, FL 32459

Seaside Farmers Market on 4/2 between 8am – 12pm

Seaside Farmers Market takes place in the Seaside Amphitheater every Saturday 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

30A YOLO Bike and Beach Club on 4/2 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.

Location: YOLO Board + Bike: 95 Laura Hamilton Blvd Ste C-3 Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market on 4/2 between 9am – 1pm

The Grand Boulevard Farmers Market sets up every Saturday year round from 9am–1pm at Grand Park, between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama restaurants.

The outdoor market will feature dozens of unique vendors offering locally sourced food items, such as produce, eggs, milk, cream, butter, grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, pork, local honey, pickled vegetables, and gourmet jams. On the artisanal and green side, Grand Boulevard Farmers Market will offer flowers, herbs, soaps, and lotions.

Vendors will offer many foods ready to pick up and go, including infused butters, cheese spreads, pita, hummus, various dips, artisan breads and pastries, crepes, and even ginger infused lemonade to quench your thirst on a hot day.

For more information, please visit Grand Boulevard Farmers Market on Facebook. For vendor information, please contact Diane Kolopanas at 850-499-4697.

Location: Grand Park at Grand Boulevard: 600 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Touch-A-Truck on 4/2 between 10am – 2pm

Join in the fun at the Junior League of the Emerald Coast for the second annual Touch-A-Truck family friendly event. The event will be held at Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone on 98 across from the Boardwalk in Ft. Walton Beach.

This will be a fun time for all ages and provides an interactive experience with all kinds of trucks! Admission is free for all ages.

Location: South Walton (General): General Local Event Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459

Camp Helen State Park History Tour on 4/2 between 10am – 11am

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, FL32413

Bay Breeze Patio Anniversary Party & Grilling Expo on 4/2 between 10am – 5pm

Bay Breeze Patio is celebrating its 12th year serving the Emerald Coast with an Anniversary Party & Grilling Expo on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 from 10am till 5pm. The two-day celebration showcases the best of outdoor living with experts from the most popular furniture brands, fireplace and fire pit demos, grill demo sessions with premium grill lines, and great sale prices.

On both Friday and Saturday, master grillers will be holding grilling demonstrations on Fire Magic, AOG, Twin Eagles, Big Green Egg, and Broilmaster grills. Griller Lydon Lewis will kick off the event with a demonstration on cooking a full country breakfast on a Fire Magic grill. Later in the day, griller Doug Mordecai will demonstrate Dutch Oven Cooking on the Big Green Egg. There will also be sessions on “Grilled Desserts” on a Broilmaster Grill and How to Smoke Award Winning Ribs on a Fire Magic grill.

Throughout the weekend, outdoor living experts and furniture specialists with Brown Jordan, Winston, Jensen Leisure, Tropitone, Polywood, Telescope and Ratana will be on hand to answer questions and provide expert advice and recommendations. In addition, there will be special sale pricing on Bay Breeze Patio’s most popular brands including Tropitone, Winston, Jensen Leisure, Lloyd Flanders, Summer Classics, Lane Venture, Tommy Bahama, Polywood, Breezesta, and Seaside Casual as well as all in-stock wicker.

Premium grills, including Fire Magic, Echelon and Aurora, AOG, Broilmaster and Big Green Egg will be on sale with special discounts. Gas log sets by Empire Comfort, Superior and RH Peterson will also be discounted up to 15 percent. A truckload sale of outdoor art, silk floral arrangements and trees will help residents refresh their patio for spring.
The anniversary event will take place rain or shine at Bay Breeze Patio in Miramar Beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fri. and Sat, April 1-2, 2016. Come out and celebrate outdoor living at its finest!

Bay Breeze Patio hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the Anniversary Event in the Spring, cooking demonstrations, and Eggs on the Beach Egg Fest Barbecue competition in the fall. Save the Date! Eggs on the Beach will take place at Seascape Resort on September 24, 2016. Learn more at Eggs on the Beach.

Bay Breeze Patio is located at 32 Forest Shore Drive in Miramar Beach, one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets. For more information, call 850.269.4666 or visit www.baybreezepatio.com. Follow Bay Breeze Patio on Facebook for updates.

Location:Bay Breeze Patio: 32 Forest Shore Drive Miramar Beach, FL32550

Bluewater Bay Cultural Arts Festival on 4/2 between 10am – 6pm

The fourth annual Bluewater Bay Cultural Arts Festival will be held April 2 from 10am-6pm at the Bluewater Bay Marina in Niceville. The festival features local and regional artists covering a wide spectrum of art including watercolor, furnishings, folk art, artisan jewelry, glass art, photography. The festival will feature live music, children’s activities and more.

The Bluewater Bay Marina will host a Cultural Arts Fest kickoff party on Mar. 31 from 6-9pm at LJ Schooners Dockside Restaurant. Donnie Sundal will perform and Grayton Beer will be pouring at the kickoff night time party.

The Bluewater Bay Marina Cultural Arts Festival is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.bluewaterbaymarina.com.

The Bluewater Bay Marina is the North Shore’s destination for the entire family for a beautiful Florida lifestyle. Come out for a beautiful day filled with art and fun on the bayside in Niceville, Florida. Follow Bluewater Bay Marina Complex on Facebook for updates on events, fishing tournaments and more.

Location: Bluewater Bay Marina: 290 Yacht Club Dr.  Niceville, FL 32578

Crawfish N’ Cornhole at Highlands House on 30a on 4/2 between 11am – 2pm

Join in for Crawfish N’ Cornhole Tournament on the lawn, April 2 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. $60 per team to include 5 LBS of Crawfish to share and two beers each. Proceed will benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge and South Walton Academy. For questions, call 850-267-0110.

Location: Highlands House Cafe and Bar: 4193 W County Highway 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Dog-Harmony Block Party & Eggstravaganza at Gulf Place on 4/2 between 11am – 2pm

Dog-Harmony will host its 2nd Annual Block Party & Eggstravaganza at Gulf Place on Saturday, Apr. 2, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Find the block party along Spires Lane and the back green at Gulf Place. (original date was Mar. 26 but changed to Apr. 2 due to weather).

This public event is free to attend and will feature festivities to include dog-friendly vendors, activities for dogs and kids, food, muttmosas (mimosas), a photo booth, chance drawings for great prizes, and an Easter egg hunt for dogs. For only $5 each dogs can participate in the doggie Easter egg hunt for prizes.

Come out for a fun Easter fundraiser for Dog Harmony. An estimated $30,000 is anticipated in vet and medical expenses this year for Dog-Harmony rescues. Funds raised from this event will benefit Dog-Harmony’s medical fund to help cover those costs.

Businesses interested in participating or donating prize items are asked to contact Nancy Bown at dog-harmony@hotmail.com. Follow Dog-Harmony on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dogharmonyinc for more information and updates.

Location: Gulf Place: 56 Spires Lane Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Vettes at the Village in Baytowne® Wharf on 4/2 between 12pm – 5pm

Vettes at the Village returns to The Village of Baytowne ® Wharf on Saturday, April 2 from 12-5pm. ​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.

Spend an afternoon in Baytowne ® and have a great adventure this Spring 2016!

Location: Events Plaza Lawn: 9100 Baytowne ® Wharf Blvd.  Sandestin ®, FL 32550

Live Music Saturdays on 4/2 at 5pm

Enjoy Live Music from 5 – 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more info, visit www.sandestin.com/events or call 850.267.7778.

Where: Marina Bar & Grill: 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West Sandestin ®, FL 32550

Cocktails & Classics at The Pearl Rooftop on 4/2 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

Freshii Sunset Soiree & Grand Opening on 4/2 at 7pm

Freshii is NOW open at 30Avenue in Inlet Beach. Come out to celebrate the Grand Opening on Saturday, April 2 at 7pm for a Sunset Soiree. Sample the menu and enjoy fresh cocktails.

Freshii joins a growing group of outstanding restaurants and unique shops at 30Avenue on Hwy 98 at the east end of Scenic 30A just across from Rosemary Beach. Watch for our feature story coming to SoWal.com for all the scoop.

Eat. Energize. That’s the Freshii mantra. Freshii is a health casual restaurant concept that serves fresh food designed to energize people on the go. With a diverse and completely customizable menu of breakfast, soups, salads, wraps, bowls, burritos, frozen yogurt, juices and smoothies served in an eco-friendly environment, Freshii caters to every dietary preference and type of taste buds. Today there are 200 Freshii restaurants globally in Toronto, Vancouver, Miami, Chicago, Houston, Dubai, Vienna, Saudi Arabia, Guatemala and 80+ cities and 15 countries around the world with 2 opening every week. Freshii restaurants can be found in all types of locations from cosmopolitan cities, malls, college campuses, suburb neighborhoods, fitness clubs, airports and small towns.

Location: 30Avenue: 12805 US Highway 98 E Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32413

30A Farmers Market at Rosemary Beach on 4/3 between 9am – 1pm

Come enjoy the 30A Farmers Market at Rosemary Beach Sundays 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 Thursdays Memorial Day-Labor Day, 9am-1pm.

Visit 30A Farmers Market on Facebook to stay up to date on market happenings!

Location: Rosemary Beach Town Center: 34 North Barrett Square  Rosemary Beach, FL 32413

Chicken & Waffle Brunch Cruise to The Bay on 4/3 between 10am – 2pm

Emerald Coast Hydrobikes (ECH) takes a group on a Chicken & Waffle Ride on the Choctawhatchee Bay to The Bay for brunch each Sunday through the year except Mother’s Day and Easter Sunday. Gather your friends and family and sign up for a fun group cruise on hydrobikes to enjoy an afternoon eating and playing at The Bay – a local favorite Bayfront restaurant located at the foot of the 331 bridge in South Walton, Florida.

Meet up at Tom’s Landing in Point Washington and cruise on hydrobikes across the bay to The Bay restaurant for Sunday brunch including Chicken and Waffles, bloody Mary, or mimosa. The cruise is about 30 minutes. The day’s event is 3-4 hours of fun adventure on the water and at The Bay.

You can also choose to take a Klear Kanoo to breakfast. Supplies are limited so call and discuss preference when you book.

The cost is $70 per person / $40 under age 8 and includes your hydrobike rental, brunch and a drink (gratuity not included. You must reserve your spot by Saturday. Call 850-598-7949 or email tami@echydrobikes.com. See Emerald Coast Hydrobikes online for more information about this and other tours. See menu selections!

Chicken & Waffle Ride to The Bay | Details

SCHEDULE:
Check in between 10 and 10:15am
Depart 10:30am
Hydrobike across the Choctawhatchee Bay to the Bay Restaurant
Arrive at the Bay Restaurant 11:00am
Enjoy a delicious boneless fried chicken breast with Belgian waffles like none you have tasted before (let ECH know in advance if an alternate menu item is preferred).
Non alcoholic beverages included
A Bloody Mary or Mimosa is also included for the adults
Free Time 12:30pm – 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 2:00pm
Schedule is approximate

PRICING
$70 per person
$40 under 8

PLEASE BOOK BY 6PM ON SATURDAY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT ON THIS TRIP

WHERE TO MEET:
Tom’s Landing 78 Ricker Ave Santa Rosa Beach.
From Hwy 98 and the intersection of Hwy 331 go east (towards Panama City) to the next light and turn left onto Bay Drive. Take Bay drive about one mile to Ricker Ave and turn left. Emerald Coast Hydrobikes is the first driveway on the right.

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
Cash/credit if you wish to purchase extra food or drink

Although it is unlikely that your stuff will get wet, anything could happen so bring a dry bag if you like.

The Hydrobikes Team will 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.

Tom’s Landing in Point Washington is home base for Emerald Coast Hydrobikes. Chicken and Waffle Ride starts here!

The Bay restaurant is located on the Choctawhatchee Bay at the foot of the 331 bridge. This waterfront restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily and a delicious Sunday brunch each week. The Bay also features indoor/outdoor dining, a full bar, big screen TV’s, a great beach, boat dock, games and a fabulous view.

The Chicken & Waffle Sunday Brunch Ride is available year round except Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day.

Location: Tom’s Landing: 78 Ricker Ave Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Sunday Cinema at Baytowne® Wharf on 4/3 between 8pm – 10pm

Enjoy family movie night under the stars at The Village of Baytowne ® Wharf this Spring Break on Sundays from 8-10 pm. Take in a kid-friendly movie on the big-screen, and bring your lawn chairs and blankets to get cozy on the Events Plaza Lawn, located in the heart of Baytowne ®. Admission is free and open to the public with four showtimes in March and April.

Showtimes on Events Plaza Lawn
April 3      | Toy Story | 8-10pm

The Village of Baytowne ® Wharf is the heart and soul of Sandestin ® Golf and Beach Resort and the gathering place for everyone visiting, living or working 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. Find more info at BaytowneWharf.com. Stay up to date on the latest events at Facebook.com/BaytowneWharf.

Location: Events Plaza Lawn: 9100 Baytowne Wharf Blvd.  Sandestin, FL 32550

Adventures in Alys on 4/4 at 10am

Join The Seaside Repertory Theatre for a completely original storytelling experience for children of all ages.  Watch as we create a new, one-of-a-kind Adventure in Alys, created by our audience (and maybe even join in the stories yourselves)!

Where: Fonville Press: 147 N Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Stories by the Sea on 4/4 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.

Location: Lyceum Archway Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, FL 32459

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

Don’t miss this artistic hair raising event! Stylists will build a super fun 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. Choose form fun designs. Colored hair sprays are also available for the dapper gentleman.

Location: North Barrett Square (If raining…Town Hall) Rosemary Beach

The Commedia Rapunzel at Seaside Amphitheater on 4/4 at 5pm

The cast of the Seaside REP Theatre perform The Commedia Rapunzel at the Seaside Amphitheater on Monday nights at 5pm this spring. The spring and summer 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.

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!  

Also coming to Seaside FL Spring 2016:

Stories by the Sea

Monday-Friday at 3:30 in the Lyceum Archway (on Central Square)
Feb. 29-April 8

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,FL32459

Rosemary Beach Spring Concert Series on 4/4 between 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Rosemary Beach Spring Concert Series takes place on Mondays at North Barrett Square from 6:30-8:30pm. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of entertaining musical performances. Each week is a different show…be sure to catch one or all!
Rosemary Beach Concert Series | Spring Lineup
Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm

Apr 4 Girls Rock! Tribute to Stevie Nicks & Linda Ronstadt
Apr 11 Bob Dorough from School House Rock!

Some of the best shops and dining spots are located in Rosemary Beach! Make reservations at Restaurant Paradis or drop in at the popular bar for a cold drink. Shop down Main Street and pop in at Pish Posh Patchouli’s – a real favorite bath and body shop for many years in South Walton.

Location: North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL32416

Fly-board Performance on 4/4 between 7pm – 9pm

Go sky-high as you set your eyes on a water show that’s out of this world. Enjoy three performances by fly board extraordinaire, Ben Merrell at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Location: The Village of Baytowne® Wharf: 9100 Baytowne Blvd Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Spoken Word on 4/4 between 7pm – 9pm

Every Monday night at 30ASR’s Music & Coffee shop is Spoken Word! Speak your mind, recite your poetry, tell us a story. Monday nights at 30ASR, it is where snappin’ is clappin’!

Location: 30A SR’s Music & Coffee Shop: 2078 US HWY 98 W Suite 108 Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459

Stories by the Sea on 4/5 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.

Location: Lyceum Archway Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, FL 32459

Wine & Song at Fonville Press on 4/5 between 5pm – 7pm

Join Fonville Press in Alys Beach for an evening of Wine & Song on Tuesdays from 5-7pm each week from March through Nov 2016. $10 for a selection of wine, music various artists performing live, and lite fare. 21 and up only. Case deals featured wines.

Special Wine & Song dates later this year are Friday, Nov. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2016.

It’s an Alys Beach tradition in South Walton, FL.

Fonville Press is the town café, newsstand, bookshop, wine bar, and so much more. To feed the mind, Fonville Press offers breakfast, coffee, magazines, newspapers, and a wide array of books for sale. For those who want to indulge, Fonville offers desserts as well as imported and domestic wines and beers. Fonville Press is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Nestled on 158 pristine acres along the Gulf of Mexico, Alys Beach is a unique urban project that blends new city planning with old-world charm. Its striking architecture, elegant settings and natural landscapes make it tempting to stop and explore on your way down the east end of Scenic 30A.

Founded in 2004, Alys Beach is one of SoWal’s newest towns. Its streets, courtyards, promenades and market places were all designed to be both innovative and timeless. Read more at Alys Beach | SoWal.com Vacation Guide. Follow Alys Beach on Facebook for town events and updates!

Also, this year in Alys Beach don’t miss seasonal concerts in the amphitheater (6pm), weekly outdoor movies at sunset, and many special events throughout the year such as 4th of July concert and fireworks, Alys Beach 5K and Fun Run (Sep). The big event Alys Beach event is Digital Graffiti coming up May 13-15 this year (previously held in June each year). SoWal.com/Events Calendar.

Location: Alys Beach: 147 West La Garza Ln Alys Beach, FL 32413

Crawfish Boil & Sunset Hydrobike Ride on 4/5 between 5:30pm – 9pm

March through May, Tuesday evenings are made to be shared with Emerald Coast Hydrobikes! Grayton Beach Catering will bring the Crawfish Boil and there’s much fun to be had! Meet at the dock for a delicious no-muss-no fuss, chore-free 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.

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
Crawfish Boil and Campfire at the dock
Crawfish, Andouille, sweet corn, red potatoes, watermelon and s’mores
Bottled water, sweet tea and unsweetened tea included
Expect to be done between 8 and 9:30 p.m.

Seasonal check-in times:
Mar 1 – Mar 11: 4 p.m.
Mar 18 – Apr 15: 5:30 p.m.
April 22 – May 31: 6 p.m.

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

Please book by noon on Monday to guarantee your spot on this trip.

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

“Got Ink?” on 4/5 between 6pm – 9pm

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. Sparkly glitter tattoos available for the younger kids! The is a FREE event.

Venue: Western Green. If it’s raining, the venue will shift to the Town Hall.

Location: Rosemary Beach Western Green: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Say Cheese…Photobooth Fun on 4/5 between 6pm – 9pm

Say Cheese…Photobooth Fun! 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 Spring Break 2016 in Rosemary Beach(R)! Each person will receive a color 4 x 6 print as well as access to share your photos digitally.

The Photobooth will be placed in front of Town Hall.

Location: Rosemary Beach Town Hall: South Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Boomin’ Tuesday at The Village of Baytowne® Wharf on 4/5 between 7pm – 9:30pm

Boomin’ Tuesday at The Village of Baytowne ® Wharf | Spring Break 2016!

The Village of Baytowne ® Wharf is lighting up the night sky with a Boomin’ Tuesday extravaganza every week from 7-9:30pm! Come out with your friends and family for kid’s activities, inflatables, and music starting at 7pm. Then put your eyes on the sky for a spectacular fireworks show at 9pm.

Location:The Village of Baytowne ®Wharf: 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway FL32550

Spring Reels at Alys Beach on 4/5 at 7:30pm

Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy films under the stars at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. (Mar 8 – Apr 5). See the lineup below. All outdoor movies are free and open to the public.

Food and beverage will be offered by Piper’s.

Alys Beach Spring Reels 2016
Apr 5: Alice in Wonderland

Come out and enjoy the outdoor film with family and friends for a magical night out in Alys Beach. Films will continue to be shown outdoors throughout Summer 2016 – stay tuned for the lineup!

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.

Location: Alys Beach Amphitheatre: 18 N. Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Hydrobike Ride & Dine at Red Bar on 4/6 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

Adventures in Alys on 4/6 at 10am

Join The Seaside Repertory Theatre for a completely original storytelling experience for children of all ages.  Watch as we create a new, one-of-a-kind Adventure in Alys, created by our audience (and maybe even join in the stories yourselves)!

Location: Fonville Press: 147 N Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Make Cool Art on 4/6 between 10am – 5pm

The Moore Family Folk Art team will help you make your own up-cycled art using reclaimed wood, vintage soda cans and bottle caps.

Fun for all ages and walk-ins are encouraged. Cost is $25 per piece.

Location: The Blue Giraffe: 1777 E. County Hwy 30A WaterColor, FL 32459

Stories by the Sea on 4/6 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.

Location: Lyceum Archway Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, FL 32459

The Stinky Cheese Man at Rosemary Beach on 4/6 at 5pm

The cast of the Seaside REP Theatre perform The Stinky Cheese Man at North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach on Wednesday nights at 5pm this spring. The REP’s spring and summer 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.

The Stinky Cheese Man
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. Everything from “Chicken Little” to “The Gingerbread Man” gets a complete makeover. Fun music and witty narration accompany the likes of ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and enough stinky cheese to go around.

Location: Rosemary Beach North Barrett Square: N Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32416

Alys Beach Spring Concert Series on 4/6 between 6pm – 8pm

Come on out for great live music during the Alys Beach Spring Concert Series on Wednesdays from 6-8pm throughout Spring 2016 (Mar 9 – Apr 6).

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.

Nestled on 158 pristine acres along the Gulf of Mexico, Alys Beach is a unique urban project that blends new city planning with old-world charm. Its striking architecture, elegant settings and natural landscapes make it tempting to stop and explore on your way down the east end of Scenic 30A.

Founded in 2004, Alys Beach is one of SoWal’s newest towns. Its streets, courtyards, promenades and market places were all designed to be both innovative and timeless.

Read more at Alys Beach | SoWal.com Vacation Guide.

Follow Alys Beach on Facebook for town events and updates!

Location: Alys Beach Amphitheatre: 9581 E Co HWY 30A Alys Beach, FL 32413

Baytowne® Wednesday Night Concert Series on 4/6 between 7pm – 9pm

Welcome to Spring 2016 in #SouthWaltonFL! Have a great time and get your outdoor music on at Baytowne ® every week… Wednesday nights from 7-9pm. April brings some amazing tribute bands to the stage and we can’t wait…

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.

Spring concerts at #Baytowne open with a fantastic lineup! #WNC

Live music in the events plaza | Spring 2016 Series | April Tribute Bands

April 6 Little Queen – The Music of Heart
http://www.littlequeenrocks.com/

April 13 The Return – The Beatles 
http://www.thereturnonline.com

April 20 Folsom Prison Gang – Johnny Cash
http://www.thefolsomprisongang.com

April 27 Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
http://www.rollingstoneshow.com

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