A delightful time of year to visit Emerald Coast is during the fall. The humidity and heat of the summer has ended but the gulf still remains warm enough to take a refreshing plunge into the jeweled waters along the area’s beautiful beaches. Most days are sunny and delightfully dry with average temperatures ranging from the lower 80s during the day to the upper 50s at night. In a word, the weather is “perfect.” This time of the year coincides with masses of colorful butterflies that arrive in to the area for a casual stay as they migrate south to avoid the winter’s cold up north. Romantic spectacular sunsets occur right over the gulf, traffic is nearly non-existent, little to no wait at restaurants and best of all rental rates at My Vacation Haven are well-priced! Substantial savings can be found in our Emerald Coast vacation rentals compared to the spring and summer season when they are significantly higher. Besides the great weather and significant vacation rental discounts available during the fall there are also some fun events that coincide with this special season. One is exercising the body for athletes who want to race for a good cause, the other is watching cultural entertainment and the third is well…shall we say enjoying sipping the fruits of culture.
1. The third annual30A 10K Race and One Mile Fun Run is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day on November 27, 2014. This annual event will benefit worthy local charities including The Emerald Coast Children’ s Advocacy House and Shelter Center, a Domestic and Violence Center as well as Donations for Danny. These donations will be coming from a $75 registration fee to participate in the 10K Race and $35 to be a part of the One Mile Fun Run. Their three days of events focus on fun, family activities such as breakfast with “Lucky” the 30A 10K turkey mascot; family games and music at their Fall Festival at Watersound Origins; and, of course, their signature event, the 30A 10K and 1 mile fun run in Rosemary Beach on Thanksgiving Day morning. The race kicks off Thanksgiving morning at 7:30 am in the center of Rosemary Beach, Florida. The course will leave Rosemary Beach and loop back to the same location along Scenic 30A which offers a fairly flat run with gorgeous gulf views near Camp Creek Lake. An awards ceremony will follow back in Rosemary Beach after the race has concluded. Each year, this event grows with more participants, more family activities and more race swag. Don’t miss out on this amazing event!
2. The fifteenth annualMountainFilm Festival will once again be stopping at South Walton’s WaterColor Resort on November 6th & 7th 2015. Two days of extraordinary films created to inspire courage, thought and empathy. WaterColor Resort hosts this eclectic mix of captivating films that enhances the bold imagery of these remarkable stories in an outdoor setting with a starry backdrop to enhance the unfolding clips of thought provoking films. The film festival begins at 6 pm on the grounds of this beautiful community and the films will be shown under the star studded skies beginning at 7 pm. Attendees bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy this wonderful annual event which showcases special current films about adventure, life lessons and the environment. A number of film features, short films and revivals will be shown representing award winning artists from throughout the world. The mission of these films is to encourage positive changes in life through education which uses striking imagery as well as inspirational stories of perseverance. No pets, food or outside beverages will be allowed past the festival gates. However there will be ample food, beer and wine venues available on the grounds. Click here for more info.
3. The twenty-fifth annualSeeing Red Wine Festival is scheduled at the iconic village of Seaside November 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th 2015. The four days of festivities include reserve wine tastings, dinners and a brunch with featured guest winemakers. Several of Seaside’s well-known restaurants showcase how their farm-to-fork and gulf-to-table offerings pair beautifully with the featured red wines. The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation donates 100% of the proceeds of this event to benefit Northwest Florida children who are in need. On Friday, Nov. 6, the Al Fresco Reserve Tasting, from 6 to 8 p.m., is an elegant evening showcasing an incredible selection of library wines, featuring vintages that have been cellared to be uncorked at just the right time. Celebrated local chef, Jim Shirley, will prepare a delicious array of hors d’oeuvres that pair perfectly with the featured wines. The evening is complemented by live jazz music under a clear-topped tent and twinkling lights on Seaside’s Lyceum Lawn. The Grand Tasting, from 1 to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 7, is the main event and features more than 250 wines for tasting. Guests will spend the afternoon strolling through in SEASIDE®’s Central Square sipping an extensive array of highly sought after wines from around the world, while enjoying live music, light bites from South Walton’s leading local restaurants, and the opportunity to purchase wine on-site. On Sunday, Nov. 8, the weekend wraps up with a Celebration of Bubbles, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Great Southern Café in SEASIDE®. Click here for more info.
My Vacation Haven features more than 140 Emerald Coast vacation rentals in Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort, 30A, and South Walton areas. Our Rentals are available for a whole week or just for a short weekend this fall. Check out our wonderful selections and see our great rental rates available this time of the year. Call up your friends and family and start making plans to come down for an awesome fall visit. You will be glad that you did!
Some info was taken from Ocean Reef Resorts.
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