Area Events May 25th – June 1st 2016

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Hydrobike Ride & Dine at Red Bar on 5/25 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

Zen Meditation on 5/25 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 5/25 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

Clownfish Swim Lessons: Parent-Child Class on 5/25 between 10am – 11am

This parent/child bonding time allows swimming to become human nature, thus decreasing the chances of being weary or fearful around water with age.
Clownfish Class:
This is a parent/child swim class for children 0-3 years old.
– Adult participation required
– No prior swim experience required
– Parents will learn necessary skills to continue working with children post lesson completion
– Water safe in 8 lessons
– Blowing bubbles, water submersion, water rolls
– Parent bonding experience
– Small class sizes
Registration: Register online at www.WholeLifeFitnessFl.com
For more info, call 850-259-6563 or email at – wholelifefitnessfl@gmail.com.
Location: Whole Life Fitness: 78 Grande Pointe Drive Inlet Beach, FL 32413

Happy Hour Paddle on 5/25 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

Co-Ed Adult Volleyball League on 5/25 between 6pm – 8pm

Enjoy a Whole Life Fitness Social Sport.
Schedule:
May 24 – Captains orientation meeting @ Red Bar 6PM
May 25 – Season begins!
July 6 – Championship tournament
Registration Cost Covers:
• Team Tank Tops
• 6 Regular Season Game’s
• Championship Tournament
• Court and Permit Fees
• Sponsored Social Events post-games
It is suggested each team has between 4 and 6 players. This league is encouraged to be co-ed, social and fun! For teams looking for a competitive challenge we suggest registering as a 4 player team (option choice on the registration page) knowing you will compete against teams up to 6 players. Teams with less than 6 players may have individuals who have signed up as “free agents” added to their roster. Players must wear their team t-shirt and be registered players of the respective team.
You must be 21 years of age or older to participate.
The staff and referees at Whole Life Fitness Sport and Social Club want everyone to have safe, fun experience. That’s why we try to keep the rules as simple as possible. We want new players of all ages to be able to quickly pick up the play of the game. If you have questions about the proper interpretation or execution of our rules, or wish to view the rules in general, be sure to make the WLF Volleyball Gameplay Rules page your first stop! The FAQ will be updated as new questions emerge, and it also contains full details on how your league can ask questions and even make rules suggestions for the future.
Location: Grayton Beach: Florida’s Scenic Hwy 30A Grayton Beach, FL 32459

Say Cheese! Photobooth Fun on 5/25 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 5/25 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 5/25 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,

Baytowne® Wednesday Night Concert Series on 5/25 between 7pm9pm

Welcome to The Village of Baytowne® Wharf where the music rolls every Wednesday night from 7-9pm. Don’t miss the May 2016 lineup in the events plaza in the heart of #SandestinFL.
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.
Live music in the events plaza | May Blues
May 25| Hailey Whitters
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® Wharffeatures 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.
The Village boardwalk is lined with kid-friendly activities like zip-lining, a rock climbing wall and an obstacle course. Plus, there’s always lots of events happening year round, whether it’s an exciting New Year’s Eve party, concerts on the lawn, Sandestin® Wine Festival, Baytowne® Beer Festival or the yummy Sandestin® Gumbo Festival.
Follow The Village of Baytowne® Wharf on Facebook for updates on upcoming festivals and events. And check Sandestin® Golf & Beach Resort on Facebook for lodging specials and beautiful scenes from the beach.
Location: Baytowne® Wharf Events Plaza: 9300 US Highway 98 W Sandestin®, FL 32550

30A Adventures 30A Surf Camp on 5/26 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

Beer and Burger Night on 5/26 between 4pm – 10pm

Amazing Burger and Craft Beer for $10!
Location: Highlands House Cafe and Bar: 4193 W County Highway 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Fairhope Brewing Tasting on 5/26 between 4pm – 6pm

Kick-off Memorial Day weekend while tasting through a selection of beer from Alabama-based Fairhope Brewing.
Tickets are priced at $15 per person (21 and up) and will be available for purchase at the door.
For more information, please call 850-213-5711.
Location: NEAT Bottle Shop & Tasting Room: 11 Castle Harbour Dr. Panama City Beach, Florida

Happy Hour Paddle on 5/26 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

Face Painting & Moonlight Movies – Minions (PG) on 5/26 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

Supernatural on 5/26 at 6pm

Thanks to Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, orchestrating a family outing al fresco style during the summer is a breeze. This year the Foundation presents the 21st annual installation of Concerts in the Village series every Thursday from May 5 through June 30 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village.
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!
The 2016 season schedule opens on May 5, The House Rockers (Mississippi blues); May 12, Moos Bros. (Emerald Coast’s premier party band); May 19, Emerald Gold (Motown revue); May 26, Supernatural (Santana tribute band); June 2, Lava Lamp (‘70s soul, funk and disco); June 9, Faithfully (Journey tribute band); June 16, The Joe Band (Joe Cocker tribute band); June 23, The Maxx (a blend of oldies with pop tunes); June 30, Todd Allen Herendeen: Legends in Concert (tribute to legends such as Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly and Elvis).
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.
A limited number of VIP Tables are available to 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.
To inquire about membership or to purchase a VIP table, call 850-650-2226.
Where: Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village: 4323 Commons Drive. W Destin, FL 32541

Thursday BBQ & Sunset Hydrobike Ride on 5/26 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

Thursdays at 30Avenue: Music, Wine & Horse Carriage Rides on 5/26 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.
Where: 30Avenue: 12805 US Hwy 98 East Inlet Beach, FL 32413

Americana Under The Stars on 5/26 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

Introduction to Zen Meditation on 5/26 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.
Location: Coastal Branch Library: 437 Greenway Trail Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Magical Thursdays on 5/26 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

Movies in the Park at WaterColor on 5/26 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.
Movie lineup
May 26 Cinderella
May 30 Minions (special Memorial Day movie)
MORE Movies in the Park through August 2016!
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. 26Location: Marina Park : 746 Western Lake Drive WaterColor, FL 32459

Moonlight Movies at Rosemary Beach on 5/26 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
May 26 Minions (PG)
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

30A Adventures 30A Surf Camp on 5/27 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

Memorial Day Weekend Sale with Extended Hours on 5/27 between 9am – 10pm

Join Silver Sands Premium Outlets Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30, for additional discounts and extended hours during the Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale. Extended hours are Friday, May 27, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday, May 28, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday, May 29, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Monday, May 30, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
For a list of deals, click here.
Location: Silver Sands Premium Outlets: 10562 Emerald Coast Parkway Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Zen Meditation on 5/27 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 5/27 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 5/27 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

Happy Hour Paddle on 5/27 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

Spectacular Spin Art on 5/27 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

Wine Tasting on 5/27 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 5/27 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 5/27 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

An Evening of Stargazing at Eden Garden State Park on 5/27 between 7pm9:30pm

The Friends of Eden Gardens State Park present An Evening of Stargazing on Saturday, May 27 from 7-9:30pm.
Hosted by the Northwest Florida Astronomy Club, this event is Free with paid park admission. It was a great time last year, and we’re hoping for clear skies this year! Come join us and bring kids, a friend, or any amateur astronomers you may know.
We hope to see you here for this spectacular event! Come out for a beautiful night with your friends and family and enjoy the night sky.
Location: Eden Gardens State Park: 181 Eden Gardens Rd Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Central Square Cinema – The Good Dinosaur on 5/27 at 7:30pm

Grab your blankets for a family-friendly movie series under the stars! Starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Seaside Amphitheater!
This week’s movie is: The Good Dinosaur.
Location: Seaside Amphitheater: P.O. Box 4730, County Road 30A Seaside, FL 32459

16th Annual Bill Dowdle Fishing Rodeo on 5/28 at 8am

Get Ready – Set – Fish! Join us on Saturday, May 28th for the 16th Annual Bill Dowdle Fishing Rodeo! Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. – the kids will fish from 9-10 and awards will begin following the tallying of all the fish caught! The event is free and open to all children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc. of owners and their guests.   SOA will provide the fishing poles and worms as well as golf cart rides back to the measuring table with every catch! The event will be held at the lakes on Audubon Drive by the SOA Pool, across from Linkside.   Please email soa@soaowners.com if you have any questions about the event. We would like to thank the many volunteers that will be helping with the event as well as this year’s sponsors, Sunset Bay Café, Sandestin® Investments, and Ken Hastings representing Aftco/Guy Harvey.

Seaside Farmers Market on 5/28 between 8am – 12pm

Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings during the Farmer’s Market, held behind Raw & Juicy.
Location: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

30A YOLO Bike and Beach Club on 5/28 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

Farmers’ Market on 5/28 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

Memorial Day Weekend Sale with Extended Hours on 5/28 between 9am – 10pm

Join Silver Sands Premium Outlets Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30, for additional discounts and extended hours during the Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale. Extended hours are Friday, May 27, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday, May 28, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday, May 29, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Monday, May 30, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
For a list of deals, click here.
Location: Silver Sands Premium Outlets: 10562 Emerald Coast Parkway Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Seaside Farmers Market on 5/28 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

Adventure Tour: Coffeen Nature Preserve on 5/28 between 9:30am11:30am

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) and Northwest Florida State College present a series of Spring eco-adventures in Walton County. Discover Roads Less Traveled offers visitors and residents varied opportunities to explore and discover the natural resources that make South Walton and surrounding areas so unique. CBA adventures await your discovery.
Historical Tour: Coffeen Nature Preserve
Guide: Susan Paladini
Mar 9, Mar 26, Apr 30, May 4, May 28
9:30am – 11:30am | Fee: $20
Explore the Coffeen Nature Preserve and its history of World War II missile testing. The 220-acre Nature Preserve is owned by the Coffeen Land Trust, a local environmental non-profit organization dedicated to preserving it “as a place of peace and quiet and a haven for all God’s creatures.” Its history however is far from quiet. It was used as a secret missile test site by the Army Air Force during World War II. Hundreds of JB-2 “Buzz Bombs,” (the first pilotless, jet propelled missiles), were launched from the dunes into the Gulf of Mexico.
Join Susan Paladini, the Resident Manager, and explore the site where America’s strategic missile program began. You will view the original military photographs inside the “mess hall” and learn about the generous gift of the founder, the late Dorothy Coffeen.
This will be followed by a hike of approximately 1½ miles around the property, which will include walking along two original missile launch ramps, stepping down into concrete launch bunkers and viewing other military buildings. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Preserve and Fuller Lake. This is the most western of Walton County’s globally rare and imperiled coastal dune lakes.
Participants are encouraged to wear a hat, sunscreen and insect repellant and to bring bottled water. Closed-toed or other suitable walking shoes are a must.
Space is limited to 16 participants. No minimum.
Location: Coffeen Nature Preserve, Santa Rosa Beach
Fee: $20
Eco-adventure tour schedule and descriptions are available online at www.basinalliance.org. Tour prices vary, starting at $15. Registration is by phone at 850-200-4160.
Location: Coffeen Nature Preserve: 146 Coffeen Hill Rd Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at Baytowne® Wharf on 5/28 between 7pm9pm

Kick off your summer in the Village of Baytowne® Wharf with Memorial Day Weekend festivities for the whole family, May 28-30, 2016. Enjoy live music in the Events Plaza stage from 7-9 p.m. each night. Children’s activities will be featured in the Events Plaza from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday night, and then Baytowne® will light up the sky above the lagoon with a patriotic fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. On Monday, the Village will host a Memorial Day program right before sunset, presented by Sandestin® veterans, including a special performance. Admission is free and open to the public.
Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at Baytowne® 
Saturday, May 28
Live music in the Events Plaza from 7-9pmSunday, May 29
Enjoy lawn games, inflatables and live music from 6-9:30pm. Fireworks show starts at 9:15pm!

Monday, May 30
The Sandestin® Veterans present a special Memorial Day Program honoring our veterans beginning at 7pm on the Events Plaza Stage.

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

Cocktails & Classics at The Pearl Rooftop on 5/28 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 5/29 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

Memorial Day Weekend Sale with Extended Hours on 5/29 between 9am – 7pm

Join Silver Sands Premium Outlets Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30, for additional discounts and extended hours during the Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale. Extended hours are Friday, May 27, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday, May 28, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday, May 29, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Monday, May 30, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
For a list of deals, click here.
Location: Silver Sands Premium Outlets: 10562 Emerald Coast Parkway Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Chicken & Waffle Ride on 5/29 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.
Where: Tom’s Landing: 78 Ricker Avenue Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Memorial Day Weekend Concert at WaterColor Marina Park on 5/29 between 5pm8pm

Watercolor Resort will host a Memorial Day Weekend concert at Marina Park on Sunday, May 29 from 5-8pm. 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.
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 Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Twisted Treats Balloon Art on 5/29 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

“Got Ink?” on 5/29 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

Memorial Day Celebration on 5/29 between 6pm – 9:30pm

Enjoy three evenings of patriotic festivities at The Village of Baytowne ®Wharf.
Enjoy LIVE music on the Events Plaza Stage kicking off the festival Saturday, May 28, at 7 p.m.
Then enjoy kid’s games, face painting and live music on Sunday, May 29, from 6-9 p.m, followed by a breathtaking fireworks display over the Baytowne® lagoon at 9:15 p.m.
On Monday, May 30, we will have a Memorial Day program presented by the Sandestin® Veterans starting at 7 p.m. in honor of our veterans.
Location: The Village of Baytowne® Wharf: 9100 Baytowne® Blvd Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Memorial Day Weekend Destin Fireworks, Dancing & Dinner Cruise on 5/29 between 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Don’t miss the boat on the ultimate Memorial Day celebration on the water as you cruise into the sunset, indulge in coastal cuisines, dance to live music and end the night with a spectacular fireworks show.
The 125’ SOLARIS yacht features three decks of fun including the open air sky deck. Indulge in a three-course meal that includes fresh garden salad and choice of entrée (from Beef Filet Mignon and Fresh Rosemary Chicken to seared Gulf Fish, Southern Crab Cakes and Gulf Shrimp and Grits), followed by an amazing dessert.
To make reservations, call 850-650-2519.
Location: Baytowne® Marina: 9300 US Hwy 98 West Sandestin®, FL 32550

Sinfonia Goes Pops at Alys Beach on 5/29 at 7:30pm

Bring blankets and low back chairs and enjoy the orchestral sounds of Sinfonia Gulf Coast under the palm trees in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Sunday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Come out to celebrate Memorial Day weekend at the beach with incredible music followed by fireworks. Food and beverage available for purchase. Free and open to the public.
Sinfonia Gulf Coast was founded in 2005 on Florida’s Northwest Gulf Coast with the mission of redefining the symphony experience. Under the guidance of founder and Music Director Demetrius Fuller and a dedicated board of directors, the nonprofit orchestra is in its tenth season of innovative musical programming, designed to entertain, educate and inspire the community. Visit www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org to learn more.
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!
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 Digital Graffiti Festival in May, 4th of July concert and fireworks, Alys Beach 5K and Fun Run (Sep), Wine & Song at Fonville Press, Seaside Repertory Theatre stories and fun, and much more.
Location: Alys Beach Amphitheatre: 37 Seven Wells Ct Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Yacht Rock Revue @ Grayton Beer Company on 5/29 between 8pm10:30pm

Join Grayton Beer Company in the Taproom for a special live performance with Yacht Rock Revue on Sunday, May 29.
Coming in from Atlanta, The Yacht Rock Revue is the Greatest Show on Surf and the finest tribute to ‘70s light rock to ever perform anywhere.
Come out for a great show in the Taproom!
Tickets $40 | get tix at the door or online now.
DOORS: 4pm SHOW: 8pm – 10:30pm
Location: 217 Serenoa Road Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

30A Adventures 30A Surf Camp on 5/30 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 5/30 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

Memorial Day Weekend Sale with Extended Hours on 5/30 between 9am – 10pm

Join Silver Sands Premium Outlets Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30, for additional discounts and extended hours during the Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale. Extended hours are Friday, May 27, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday, May 28, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday, May 29, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Monday, May 30, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
For a list of deals, click here.
Location: Silver Sands Premium Outlets: 10562 Emerald Coast Parkway Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Adventures in Alys on 5/30 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

Memorial Day Service at Gulf Cemetery on 5/30 between 10am11am

Gulf Cemetery will host the annual Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 30 at 10am.
The Memorial Day event will include presentation of colors, keynote remarks, bagpipes and patriotic music, TAPS, invocation and benediction, and a flyover by WW II vintage planes “The War Birds”.
In honor of veterans, the World War II vintage planes known as “The War Birds” will conduct an honorary “Fly Over” in a missing man formation. At the conclusion of the ceremony, attendees will be invited to place American flags at veteran’s graves.
In the event of rain, the ceremony will be conducted at the Chapel at High Point, located across SR 393 from the cemetery. The public is welcome to attend.
Location: Gulf Cemetery: County Hwy 393 South Santa Rosa Beach , FL 32459

Memorial Day – Happier Hour All Day on 5/30 between 11am – 9pm

Join us poolside at The Pearl on Memorial Day!  Special menu available for purchase as well as craft beer specials all day.  Live entertainment from 5 to 9 PM, open to the public, walk-ins welcome!
For more info, call 850-588-2882.
Location: The Pearl on Rosemary Beach: 63 Main Street Rosemary Beach, FL 32416

Havana Beach Rooftop Happier Hour on 5/30 between 11am9pm

The Pearl Hotel is celebrating Memorial Day all day on the Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge on Monday, May 30 from 11 am. – 9 p.m.
Come out to experience the beautiful rooftop with pool, cabanas and bar with craft beer specials all day long! Featuring live music entertainment…
11 a.m. – 9 p.m.| Poolside & Cabanas
• Special menu available for purchase
• Craft beer bar specials all day
• Live entertainment (Courtyard Saints) from 5 – 9 p.m.
• Open to the public with walk-ins welcome
Havana Rooftop celebrations will continue throughout the summer with:
  • Daily happy hour offerings between 3-6 pm
  • Live music on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 6 pm, featuring Panhandle-based musicians
  • “Cocktails & Classics” with classic movie selections playing every Saturday through November 26
  • “Sunday Funday” with board games, live Texas country tunes from Luke Langford and the 331 South Band, cocktail specials, and other activities
We will see you on the Rooftop this season! Check SoWal.com Music Calendar for live music 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. Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge is located at the AAA Four Diamond and Forbes four-star Pearl Hotel in Rosemary Beach, Florida.
Location: Havana Beach Rooftop @ The Pearl Hotel: 63 Main Street Rosemary Beach, FL 32416

Stories by the Sea on 5/30 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 some opportunities for your participation. This event takes place at Solomon Square.
Location: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

Wacky Hair Creations on 5/30 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.
Where: North Barrett Square: North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach

Children’s Theatre Performance on 5/30 at 5:30pm

Join the REP for a magical children’s theatre performance in the Seaside Amphitheatre on select Mondays this spring. Enjoy an educational and entertaining experience for kids of all ages.
For more info, click here.
Location: Seaside Amphitheater: P.O. Box 4730, County Road 30A Seaside, FL 32459

The Commedia Rapunzel at Seaside Amphitheater on 5/30 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

Memorial Day Concert – The Drifters on 5/30 between 7pm – 9pm

Don’t miss the kick off to Summer Concert of the Season! The Rosemary Beach Merchants Association is proud to present:  The Drifters!
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs down to the East Long Green and listen to the sounds of some of America’s most iconic tunes, like: On Broadway • This Magic Moment • Up On The Roof • Stand By Me • There Goes My Baby • Saturday Night At The Movies • Please Stay• Save The Last Dance For Me • Count The Tears • Sweets For My Sweet •Under The Boardwalk • Spanish Harlem • Dance With Me.
For more info, call 850-231-1667.
Location: Rosemary Beach: P.O. Box 611040 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Veterans Program at Baytowne® Wharf on 5/30 at 7pm

Sandestin® Veterans will present a special Memorial Day program at Baytowne® Wharf in the Events Plaza starting at 7pm…
Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at Baytowne® 
Kick off your summer in the Village of Baytowne® Wharf with Memorial Day Weekend festivities for the whole family, May 28-30, 2016. Enjoy live music in the Events Plaza stage from 7-9 p.m. each night. Children’s activities will be featured in the Events Plaza from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday night, and then Baytowne ®will light up the sky above the lagoon with a patriotic fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. On Monday, the Village will host a Memorial Day program right before sunset, presented by Sandestin® veterans, including a special performance. Admission is free and open to the public.
Saturday, May 28
Live music in the Events Plaza from 7-9pm
Sunday, May 29
Enjoy lawn games, inflatables and live music from 6-9:30pm. Fireworks show starts at 9:15pm!Monday, May 30
The Sandestin® Veterans present a special Memorial Day Program honoring our veterans beginning at 7pm on the Events Plaza Stage.

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

Summer Concert Series at Rosemary Beach on 5/30 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
May 30 The Drifters | Memorial Day concert 7:30pm
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.

Location: Rosemary Beach: North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Movies in the Park at WaterColor: Minions on 5/30 between 7:30pm9:30pm

A special edition of Movies in the Park will take place on Monday MAY 30 in Marina Park from 6-8pm (starting at sunset). Showing: Minions. 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.
More Memorial Day Weekend events in WaterColor
Sunday, May 29 | Memorial Day Weekend Concert in the Park from 5-8pm

Movies in the Park take place throughout the summer season in WaterColor on Thursday nights (sunset time around 7:30pm).

Location: WaterColor Marina Park: 34 Goldenrod Circle WaterColor, FL 32459

Seaside Farmers Market on 5/31 between 8am – 12pm

Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings during the Farmer’s Market, held behind Raw & Juicy.
Location: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

30A Adventures 30A Surf Camp on 5/31 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

Nonie’s Ark Animal Encounter on 5/31 between 9am – 10am

Nonie brings her traveling zoo to the Fonville Press courtyard and presents a hands-on show with several different animals. Children of all ages will interact with the animals and learn their importance to us and the environment.
Location: Fonville Press: 147 N Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32413

Kids Club on 5/31 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.
Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Stories by the Sea on 5/31 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. This event takes place at Solomon Square.
Location: Seaside: Scenic Highway 30A Seaside, Florida 32459

Happy Hour Paddle on 5/31 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

Wine Tasting on 5/31 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

Crawfish Boil & Sunset Hydrobike Ride on 5/31 between 6pm – 9:30pm

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

Sandestin® Luau at Baytowne® Marina on 5/31 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 kid’s 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.
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

Synesthesia: Illusions for the Senses & the Mind on 5/31 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

Fireworks, Sunset & Fine Dining Cruises on 5/31 between 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Cruise into the vibrant sunset on the local waters as you indulge in a chef-prepared meal (from fresh seafood to prime steaks), dance under the stars to live music and end the night with a bang as the sky illuminates with fireworks from Sandestin®.
The SOLARIS yacht is docked at the Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort.
Reservations required online at www.SunQuestCruises.com or by calling 850-650-2519.
Location: Baytowne® Marina: 9300 US Hwy 98 West Sandestin®, FL 32550

Boomin’ Tuesdays on 5/31 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.
Location: The Village of Baytowne® Wharf: 9100 Baytowne® Blvd Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Memorial Day Celebration on 5/31 at 7pm

Enjoy three evenings of patriotic festivities at The Village of Baytowne® Wharf.
Enjoy LIVE music on the Events Plaza Stage kicking off the festival Saturday, May 28, at 7 p.m.
Then enjoy kid’s games, face painting and live music on Sunday, May 29, from 6-9 p.m, followed by a breathtaking fireworks display over the Baytowne® lagoon at 9:15 p.m.
On Monday, May 30, we will have a Memorial Day program presented by the Sandestin Veterans starting at 7 p.m. in honor of our veterans.
Location: The Village of Baytowne® Wharf: 9100 Baytowne® Blvd Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Cirque du Rosemary: Lumiere on 5/31 at 8pm

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!  (Town Hall if Raining).
For more info, call 850-231-1667.
Location: North Barrett Square: North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach

Summer Reels ft. Frozen on 5/31 at 8pm

Bring blankets and low back chairs to enjoy a movie under the stars in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Food and Beverage available for purchase.
For more info, contact events@alysbeach.com.
Location: Alys Beach Amphitheatre: Somerset Street Alys Beach, FL 32441

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 6/01 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 6/01 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.
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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 32413