Rosemary Beach Uncorked

Rosemary Beach Uncorked

Set in an idyllic beach locale complete with picturesque cobblestone streets and exquisite wines ready for the pour, Rosemary Beach Uncorked will celebrate its 8th year with the 2018 event set to take place Saturday, October 13, 1 PM to 4 PM.  Taste the very best of food nd wine Rosemary Beach has to offer with eight featured restaurants, countless bottles ready for the pour and a rockin’ band performing live throughout the festival.

The 2018 beneficiary is Habitat for Humanity of Walton County.

Rosemary Beach is a unique and picturesque beach town that brings an island  charm and style to the eastern end of South Walton. One of a handful of New Urban towns on Scenic 30A, it’s a place that’s meant to be experienced on foot or by bike. Its narrow streets and paths are begging to be explored.

http://rosemarybeachuncorked.com/

Seaside Central Square Cinema

Seaside Central Square Cinema

Grab a blanket and come out to the Seaside Amphitheater on summer Friday nights for a family movie on the lawn. Free and open to the public.  Bring your blankets to the amphitheater for an 8 p.m. screening. If you’re looking for a bite to eat or treat to cure the sweet tooth, Airstream Row has you covered.

Fridays at 8pm in the Seaside Amphitheater. Summer showings:

June 1 | Wonder
June 8 | Moana
June 15 | Dolphin Tale
June 22 | Paddington 2
June 29 | Beauty and the Beast
July 6 | The Secret Life of Pets
July 13 | Wall-E
July 20 | Sing
July 27 | Despicable Me 3
Aug 3 | The Jungle Book
Aug 10 | Hairspray
Aug 17 | Finding Nemo
Aug 24 | CoCo
Aug 31 | A Wrinkle In Time

SEASIDE DANCE FESTIVAL

SEASIDE DANCE FESTIVAL

Join us Friday through Sunday, May 4-6, for one of Seaside’s most exciting times of the year, Seaside Dance Festival weekend. This annual dance festival features dance artists from professional companies around the globe to the newly constructed Seaside Lyceum Stage for a weekend celebration of exceptional dance artistry. All events are free and open to the public.

The Seaside Dance Festival offers a variety of dance style performances by professionals which include ballet, contemporary, tap, hip hop, jazz, modern, neo-classical and more.  This year, the Seaside Dance Festival features performances from New York Dance Project, Paul Taylor II, Complexions, Rasta Thomas, Gwen Gussman, Sarah Wolff, and Florida Ballet.

Digital Graffiti in Alys Beach on 30A!

Digital Graffiti in Alys Beach on 30A!

Come see Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach on March 18-20, 2018.  This is a one-of-a-kind projection art festival where artists use the latest digital technologies to project their original works onto the iconic white walls of Alys Beach.

Sometimes referred to as “Photon Bombing,” “Guerilla Projection” or “Urban Projection,” underground artists around the globe have been using the latest design, animation and projection technologies for many years to cast dynamic images onto skyscrapers and other urban structures as a means of artistic expression. Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a festival geared towards bringing these artists together in one place to celebrate and showcase their unique talents.

Each year, the festival attracts digital artists, filmmakers, musicians, interactive designers, photographers, VJs, producers, celebrities, agency executives and fans of art, technology and architecture. Thousands of dollars in cash prizes are awarded to artists, with digital submissions being received from as far away as Israel, Austria, Canada, Germany, London, India, France, Italy and China. Click here to view a complete list of previous Digital Graffiti winners.

https://www.digitalgraffiti.com/

 

Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Run

Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Run

On March 4, 2018,  the 16th Annual SEASIDE SCHOOL HALF MARATHON & 5K RUN takes place in Seaside, Florida.  This memorable run offers an out-and-back, fast and mostly flat course where you will run past quaint beach towns, rare coastal dune lakes, and some of the most beautiful, sugar-sand beaches in all of the country. All finishers will be awarded a Vera Bradley tote!  In addition, half-marathon competitors will receive a custom finisher’s medallion at the finish line, and both race category participants get a moisture-wicking technical shirt. Celebrate at the post-race party and enjoy live music.

Topsail Talks: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Artificial Reef

Topsail Talks: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Artificial Reef

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a Topsail Talks Educational Discovery Series on Friday, Feb. 9 from 10 to 11 a.m.  South Walton Artificial Reef Association will discuss the seahorse reef installed at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. The snorkel reefs are close enough to the shore that they can be reached by kayak or paddle board, so snorkelers or divers can access them from the beach.

Twelve additional dive reefs will also be constructed – 9 of them will be near shore fish/dive reefs located about 2/3 miles off the beach and in about 60 feet of water. The other 3 are classified as fish havens/reef sights and will be located 3-7 miles offshore in about 80 feet of water. The off-shore reefs are the perfect destination for SCUBA divers to explore via a charter boat in Walton County!

30A Wine Festival in Alys Beach, FL

30A Wine Festival in Alys Beach, FL

The seventh annual 30A Wine Festival returns to the beautiful community of Alys Beach on Thursday, February 22 through Sunday, February 25, 2018. Showcasing renowned vintners and culinary favorites, the four-day celebration will benefit Children’s Volunteer Health Network. The festival kicks with a special wine dinner featuring a four-course meal prepared by Alys Beach Executive Chef Drew Dzejak.  Friday night features “Bourbon, Beer & Butts”, a lively barbecue and bourbon tasting featuring some of the country’s best pitmasters and distillers with live music.  More details at www.30awinefestival.com

Reminder! 30A Songwriters Festival This Coming Weekend!!!

Reminder! 30A Songwriters Festival This Coming Weekend!!!

Next weekend is the wonderful, annual 30A Songwiters Festival! Pictured are some of the artists that will be at the festival: Ann Wilson (from Heart), Paul Thorn, Kathy Mattea and Aason Lee Tasjan.  A few of the many other artists at the festival are Emmylou Harris, The Zombies, Lee Ann Womack, Emily Sailers, Shawn Mullins and many others!

The 9th annual 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL is set for January 12-14 2018. The festival, held in venues along Scenic Highway 30A in Florida’s South Walton County, is the perfect mix of cool beach weather and red-hot music on MLK holiday weekend each year. More than 175 artists perform in this truly wonderful weekend of music.  Artists will perform multitudes of live performances in intimate venues and large amphitheaters throughout South Walton.

30asongwritersfestival.com

New Years Eve at Seaside

New Years Eve at Seaside

Join us at the annual Countdown Seaside!  This is a fun celebration on New Year’s Eve in the Seaside Amphitheater!  Enjoy and face painting and other kid activities while Future Thieves and The High Divers play on the stage followed by a spectacular Fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico to ring in 2018!

7-11PM – Face Painting & Crafts
8PM-Midnight –  Live Music on the Seaside Amphitheater Stage
Midnight – Gulf of Mexico Fireworks Show

First Day Hike at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

First Day Hike at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you and your family to come out for a First Day Hike on January 1 with two hikes scheduled this year. Enjoy the first day of the New Year leisurely exploring the park with a Ranger to learn about the park and its wildlife.

First Day Hike Jan 1 2018
9am – 11:30am: 4 mile hike
2pm – 3:30pm: 1.5 mile hike

Participants attending at 9:00am will enjoy a longer four mile round trip hike. Those coming at 2:00pm will enjoy an easier mile and a half walk. Both trails are relatively flat with roots, rock and dirt. To enjoy the First Day Hike to the fullest, wear weather appropriate clothing and closed toed shoes. Bring water bottle, hat and sunscreen. Please check in at the Ranger Station for starting location.Program is free with regular park admission.

A Park Ranger will take you on a hike along the north side of the Turpentine Trail. Participants will learn about the park, its wildlife, and the turpentine industry that thrived here in the late 1800’s.  Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to tram stop 2. Pet friendly event.

https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill

Created by William McCracken