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July 5, 2023

July 2023 | 4208 Beachside Two in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

4208 Beachside Two in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

4208 Beachside Two Drive is a 971 sq. ft gulf front condo in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort with one bedroom and one full bath.

Ready to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Come explore 4208 Beachside Two in Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Florida and experience the peace and tranquility of the Emerald Coast. From the spacious one bedroom, one bath with professionally designed coastal furnishings to the white shaker cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and quartzite marble countertops in the master bathroom, you'll find everything you need for a relaxed stay. Plus, take advantage of all that Sandestin® has to offer: four championship golf courses, a full-service marina, tennis courts, spas, restaurants and more! Get ready for your perfect vacation home or permanent residence in this stunning Florida real estate. Don't miss out!


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4208 Beachside Two in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

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June 15, 2023

Fourth of July Beach Celebrations: 30A and Sandestin

Attention all beach lovers, sun seekers, and fun enthusiasts – get ready for the biggest beach bash of the summer! July 4th is right around the corner and the Emerald Coast is the place to be. From the sugar-white sands of 30A to the bustling Destin Harbor, the beaches are gearing up to celebrate the nation's birthday in style. Grab your shades, flip flops, and sunscreen – it's time to get festive! Here's the inside scoop on all the exciting Independence Day events happening at the beach along 30A, Sandestin, and Destin. Get your patriotic spirit ready – it's going to be a blast!

30A Fourth of July Celebrations

Alys Beach Concert & Fireworks

The Bay Kings Band will be performing from 6 – 9 PM in the Amphitheatre with fireworks to follow, weather permitting. Bring your blanket or low-back chairs. Food and beverages can be purchased.

Concert 6-9 PM
Fireworks 9 PM

Grayton Beach Independence Day Parade

The line up on Hotz Avenue next to The Red Bar begins at 8 AM.  The parade starts at 8:30 AM. Decorate your cars, jeeps, boats, bikes, scooters, etc. No registration needed and everyone is welcome!

Parade line-up at Red Bar 8 AM 

Parade 8:30 AM

Grayton Beach Fourth of July Celebrations

Grayton Beach Rags to Riches Regatta (*July 1*)

The Rags to Riches Regatta dates back to 1981 when a group of sailors in Grayton Beach conceived the idea of a friendly competition to be held on Independence Day. The sailing tradition continues today where 30A locals and visitors gather to cheer on teams as they navigate 16-foot catamarans in a race from Grayton Beach (originally known as the “rags” side of town) to Seagrove (also known as the “riches” neighborhood). The race benefits South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA)

Race starts in Grayton Beach and ends in Seagrove. July 1, 7 AM

Rosemary Beach Star Spangled Spectacular

Enjoy a fun filled day in Rosemary Beach! Kickstart your day with the Bike Decorating Contest and Breakfast beginning at 7:30 AM in North Barrett Square. Afterward, join the bike parade to Western Green at 8:30 AM, where a block party awaits where they will unveil the winners of the bike decorating contest. Additional activities at the block party include face painting, airbrush tattoos, balloons, colored hair spray, and more! End the day with a concert beginning at 6:30 PM and be dazzled by fireworks at 8:45 PM.

Bike Decoration Contest & Breakfast at North Barrett Square. 7:30 AM
Bike Parade through Town Center, treats from Kona Shaved Ice. 8:45 AM
Family Field Day on Western Green. Sack races, games, prizes, etc. 9 AM
Musical concert under the stars. 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Star-spangled fireworks display on the beach! 8:45 PM

30A and Sandestin Fourth of July Events

Seaside Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular

Experience the grandest celebration of the year in Seaside! The festivities begin with the lively Block Party, starting at 9 AM and extending through the morning. The block party includes face painters, Uncle Sam Stilt Walker, Caricaturists, Juggler, Balloon Twisters and Ventriloquist. Prepare to be enchanted by the Pops Concert at 6:30 p.m., presented by the esteemed Sinfonia Gulf Coast.

The pinnacle of the celebration unfolds at 8:30 PM. Brace yourself for the largest fireworks spectacle along the Gulf Coast, illuminating the skies above the shimmering waters.

Central Square Block Party 9 AM-12 PM
Performance by REP (In front of Sundog Books) 9 AM
Stories by the Sea by REP (In front of Post Office) 10 AM
Huck & Lilly Kids Music Concert (Amphitheater Stage) 10 AM
Roaming Brass Band 11 AM-1 PM
Wild Bill’s Hot Dog Eating Contest (Amphitheater Stage) 11:30 AM
Sinfonia Gulf Coast Pops Concert in the Seaside Amphitheater 6:30 PM
Fireworks Spectacular over the Gulf of Mexico 8:30 PM

Village of Baytowne Wharf Red, White and Baytowne

The Village of Baytowne Wharf, located within Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, has a delightful lineup of activities for kids of all ages. Engage in creative kids crafts, face painting, and balloon sculpting. There's something for everyone to revel in during this extraordinary celebration.

Prepare to be enthralled as the sensational band TRIPPP takes the stage on the Events Plaza, delivering captivating live music from 7 to 9:15 PM. As the evening unfolds, get ready to witness a mesmerizing fireworks display, illuminating the night sky in a dazzling spectacle promptly at 9:15 PM.

Children’s activities on the lawn. 6 PM
Live music on the Events Stage. 7 PM
Fireworks over the lagoon! 9:15 PM

Baytowne Wharf Fourth of July

If you're looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate the Fourth of July, there are plenty of exciting events happening all throughout the day and night. You won't be disappointed - there's something for everyone to enjoy. So get your red, white, and blue ready and head to the beach – it's time to celebrate Independence Day in style!

May 23, 2023

Sun, Sand, and Remembrance: Unforgettable Memorial Day Events from Destin to Rosemary Beach

As the summer season kicks off, there's no better way to honor the sacrifices of our fallen heroes than by immersing ourselves in a weekend filled with camaraderie and gratitude. From somber moments of reflection to live music, these events strike a perfect balance between honoring our fallen heroes and embracing the joys of summer. Get ready to soak up the sun, feel the sand between your toes, and partake in a variety of Memorial Day celebrations from Destin to Rosemary Beach. 

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Aly Beach: Sinfonia Gulf Coast Pops

Monday, May 29th 7:30 pm

Sinfonia Gulf Coast performs its annual Pops! Concert featuring vocalist and recording artist Morgan James. Hear your favorite soul tunes come to life in a brand-new way that will have you dancing and singing along!

HarborWalk Village: Memorial Day Celebration

Saturday, May 27th beginning at 7 pm | Sunday, May 28th beginning at 6:45 pm

HarborWalk Village is a perfect place to ring in summer for Memorial Day weekend. Activities include live entertainment, a vintage air show, fireworks, and fire spinning. Fireworks Sunday begin at 9 pm.

Rosemary Beach: Memorial Day Concert

Monday, May 29th 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Head to the St. Augustine Green for a fun filled concert to kick off summer in Rosemary Beach with Rubiks Grove. Rubiks Groove is the premier “Outside of the Box” 80s, 90s & 00s Tribute Band! 

Seaside: Memorial Day Celebration

Saturday, May 27th 1:00-4:00 pm | Sunday, May 28th Sunday | 6:30 – 8:00 pm

The weekend festivities with concerts in the Amphitheater by Dion Jones on Saturday from 1 pm to 4 pm and Isle of Eight Sunday at 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

Village of Baytowne Wharf: Memorial Day Celebration

Saturday, May 27th – Sunday, May 28th Saturday | 7:00 – 9:00 pm Sunday | 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Kick off your summer during the Memorial Day Celebration at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Enjoy live music Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, enjoy activities for the kids and a fireworks show at 9:00pm on Sunday! The Line Up: Saturday: Forrest Williams Band Sunday: Trest Richerson Band


May 19, 2023

Sandy Adventures: Exciting Summer Events Unfolding at the Beach

Summer has arrived! It's been a long wait after navigating through fall, surviving winter and patiently enduring spring. But now it's time to soak up the sun and relax on the sugar-white sands of the beach and crystalline waters of the gulf. However, there's more to the Emerald Coast than just sun and surf. Don't miss out on some amazing events and save the dates for the upcoming months!

Check out what's happening on Memorial Day weekend here

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Reoccurring Weekly Events:


Here Comes the Sun Summer Concert Series: Rosemary Beach is serving up summer fun music-style with free concerts every Monday night through August 7. Bring blankets or chairs and enjoy the lineup on St. Augustine Green.

Movie Night at the Village of Baytowne Wharf: Grab a lawn chair or blanket and get comfy in the Events Plaza at the Village of Baytowne Wharf for a featured family film each Monday on the big screen! Enjoy movies like Lightyear, The Game Plan, Smallfoot, and the Parent Trap.

Beach Bonfires at the Royal Palm Grille: Every Monday and Friday at sunset, the Royal Palm Grille hosts a free bonfire at their Beach Bar. Chairs provided and everyone is welcome. S'mores and drink specials - great place to bring the kids and watch the sunset! 

Summer Events at the Beach


Movies on the Beach: Looking for a unique way to enjoy family movie night? Look no further than Al's Beach Club on Okaloosa Island. Along with pirate shows and live music, they're featuring family-friendly movies on Tuesdays this summer. Best enjoyed with food and loved ones, this experience is truly unforgettable - imagine watching Zootopia, Moana, Lightyear, Jumanji and more on a giant inflatable screen right on the beach. Don't miss out on these exciting nights of fun and entertainment!

Boomin Tuesdays at the Village of Baytowne Wharf: Get ready for an unforgettable night as they illuminate the sky with a spectacular fireworks display over the Lagoon at the Village of Baytowne Wharf at 9:15pm every Tuesday from May 23 through August 8, 2023! Kick off the festivities early with an electrifying DJ Dance Party hosted by DJ Mike Whitty in the Events Plaza at 7:15pm. Don't miss out on this incredible experience!

Tie-Die in Alys Beach: Bring the kids to the Amphitheater on Tuesdays at 9 am to make an Alys Beach tie-die shirt to take home. 

The Legend of Robin Hood: Head to the Alys Beach Amphitheater on Tuesdays for a tale of daring adventure brought to life by the Rep Theater beginning at 6:30 pm. 


Unwind with Wednesday Night Concerts at The Village of Baytowne Wharf: Experience LIVE outdoor entertainment by talented artists from your community and beyond, spanning diverse music genres. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to the Events Plaza Stage, as the concert begins at 7:00 pm. Perfect for a midweek break!

Summer Concerts in Alys Beach: Enjoy live music in the Alys Beach Amphitheater every Wednesday this summer from 7 pm to 9 pm. 

Family Movie Night at the Big Chill: Head to the Big Chill 30A every Wednesday and Saturday for a family movie night under the stars. 

Village of Baytowne Wharf


Concerts in the Village: Hosted by the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, enjoy concerts every Thursday throughout the summer. Shows inlcude "Journeyman: A Tribute to Eric Clapton," Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the Roman Street Party Bank, among some other great acts.

Moonlight & Movies and Face Painting: Bring the family for a fun movie night under the stars in Rosemary Beach every Thursday through August 10. Arrive early for face painting and enjoy popcorn and hot dogs from DogManDu! 

Summer Reels in Alys Beach: Head to the Alys Beach Amphitheater on Thursdays beginning at 8 pm. 


Beach Bonfires at the Royal Palm Grille: Every Monday and Friday at sunset, the Royal Palm Grille hosts a free bonfire at their Beach Bar. Chairs provided and everyone is welcome. S'mores and drink specials - great place to bring the kids and watch the sunset! 


Family Movie Night at the Big Chill: Head to the Big Chill 30A every Wednesday and Saturday for a family movie night under the stars. 


Scallywag Sunday: Head to the Village of Baytowne Wharf for magic, music, and mayhem as Captain Davy takes you on an adventure with two magic shows on stage. 7 pm and 8 pm showtimes.

Crawfish Boils at AJ's Grayton Beach: Enjoy crawfish boils every Sunday through June. Crawfish is ready by 12 pm. Live music with Will & Linda in their outdoor courtyard followed by live music insude at 5 pm.  

Live Music at the Big Chill 30A: Head to the Big Chill 30A every Sunday from 6 pm to 9:30 pm for live music.

Special Events this Summer


Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam: This event continues to get larger with each passing year. A four-day event from June 1 - June 4 features performances by Kenny Chesney, Hardy, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown and more.

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic: This five-day event from June 21 - June 25 brings world-class, million-dollar boats and anglers of all skill levels to the area at the peak of the Gulf Coast's blue marlin season. Live entertainment and activities along with the "big weigh-in" provide fun for the whole family!


Book Bishes on the Beach: Head to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Destin in Miramar Beach on July 15 for a meet and greet of more than 60 romance authors. Although VIP access is currently sold out, general admission access is still available and includes an afterparty. 

What are your favorite summer events at the beach? Leave a comment below!



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May 1, 2023

May 2023 | 16 Abaco Lane in Rosemary Beach Florida


16 Abaco Lane is a 2,826 sq. ft home with carriage house in Rosemary Beach Florida with four bedrooms, four full baths, and 2 half baths.

Looking for luxury living in Rosemary Beach, Florida? Look no further! This stunning privacy-assured two-story residence offers an incredible enclosed courtyard with a heated pool, reverse floor plan with updated ensuite bathrooms, top-of-the-line stainless appliances throughout, and a private gate leading to the house, guest house and enclosed courtyard. But that's not all - you also have access to shopping, dining and entertainment just a few minutes away. This attractive turnkey property boasts $280,000 in recent upgrades and has a strong rental history for investors. Don't miss out on this unique real estate opportunity in Rosemary Beach!

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April 11, 2023

April 2023 | 753 Sandpiper Drive in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort



753 Sanpdiper Drive is a 1,258 sq. ft stand alone condo in the gated resort community of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort with two bedrooms and two full baths.

This detached single story condo in Sandpiper Village offers serene views overlooking the Links Golf Course in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort! With an open floor plan designed for resort life, it's the perfect place to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature. Enjoy relaxing in the screened porch or grab your beach toys from the exterior storage and head to the beach. Enjoy the privacy of a single story with the hassle free lifestyle of a condo! 

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753 Sandpiper Drive in Sandestin Resort

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March 16, 2023

March 2023 | 74 Kaiya Avenue in Kaiya Beach Resort


74 Kaiya Avenue is a 4,806 sq. ft home in Kaiya Beach Resort on 30-A with five bedrooms, five full baths, and one half bath.

This beautiful residence was the original model concept for extraordinary homes that epitomize Kaiya Beach Resort. The contemporary design creates a light and airy living space with a NanaWall system that fully opens onto a courtyard with pool and fireplace. Every detail is carefully considered, from natural elements of water, wood and stone to the stunning kitchen, which is like no other. This innovative beach house is one of just 22 exclusive residences in the first phase of Kaiya Beach Resort. 

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Feb. 1, 2023

February 2023 | 9815 US Hwy 98 #A102 in Hidden Dunes Resort



9815 US Highway 98 #A102 is a 1,292 sq. ft home in Hidden Dunes Resort with two bedrooms and two full baths.

This exceptional beach condo in Hidden Dunes Resort enjoys an enviable location and has been attractively renovated. Situated on the first floor, step out onto the private patio, which has direct access to the gulf-side pool and beach. The moment you step inside, you'll appreciate the bright open living space and superb gulf views -- a rare find in any first-floor condo. 

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Jan. 25, 2023

January 2023 | 2096 Olde Towne Ave in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

2096 Olde Towne is a 2,168 sq. ft home in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort with four bedrooms and four full baths.

This upscale beach cottage with carriage house enjoys tranquil lake views from the shady front porch, kitchen, and living area. Located in the quaint community of Crystal Lake within Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, this charming cottage is set behind a white picket fence with a brick-paved path to the door through the yard. Highlights include a whole house generator, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, first floor Main suite, wrap around porch, one car garage. Located in a community that doesn't allow short term rentals - only 6 months or longer.

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Jan. 18, 2023

Spring Events For The Whole Family

Spring is round the corner which means it's the perfect time to get out and explore our area! From charity luncheons to 5ks and concerts to food festivals, there's certainly something for everybody! 

January 13-16 | 30A Songwriters Festival, South Walton

January 21 | Best of the West Jazz Competition, HarborWalk Village, Destin

January 28 | Pink Walk & 5K Benefiting For Her, The Village of Baytowne Wharf

January 28 | Sip & Science: Mardi Gras, Emerald Coast Science Center

February 4 | Palate & Palette, presented by Shelter House, Legendary Marina

February 10 | Hard Hats & High Heels Habitat for Humanity Walton County, Hilton Sandestin

February 11 | Love & Football: A Dog Promenade, Grand Boulevard at Sandestin

February 11 | Brunch Fest, HarborWalk Village, Destin

5K Race

February 18 | Son of a Beach 5K, The Back Porch, Destin

February 19 | Mardi Gras Parade, The Village of Baytowne Wharf

February 19 | Seaside School Half-Marathon & 5K, Seaside, Florida

February 21 | Mardi Gras Street Pardi, The Village of Baytowne Wharf

February 25 | 34th Annual Gumbo Sandestin Festival, The Village of Baytowne Wharf

February 24 – March 5 | Steel Magnolias, Emerald Coast Theater Company

February 25 | Fourth Annual Shrimp & Grits Festival, Brotula’s, Destin

March 3-5 | Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show, Panama City Beach

March 5 | 9th Annual Tea Fore Her Benefiting Fore Her, Hilton Sandestin

March 5 | Destin Food Truck Fest, Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village

March 5 | Fifth Annual Mac & Cheese Festival, Destin Commons

March 10-12 | Gala In The Garden & Golf Weekend, presented by Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, Hilton Sandestin

March 12 | Northwest Florida Ballet presents “Peter Pan,” Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville

March 16 | Bubbly Baytowne, The Village of Baytowne Wharf

March 17 | St. Patty’s Day Delight: Paint the Village Green, The Village of Baytowne Wharf

March 31-April 1 | UNwineD, Panama City Beach

April 8 | Baytowne Easter Explosion, The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Wine Festival

April 13-16 | Sandestin Wine Festival

April 19-23 | Seabreeze Jazz Festival, Panama City Beach

April 20-23 | Moon Crush, Seascape Resort

April 29 | 18th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction, Grand Boulevard at Sandestin Town Center

April 29 | Sinfonia Gulf Coast: Beethoven v. Coldplay – A Merging of Musical Giants, Fort Walton Beach

April 30 | South Walton Beach Wine & Food Festival

May 3 | Emerald Coast Bike Fest, Emerald Coast Harley-Davidson

May 6 | Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents “The Sound of Music,” Grand Boulevard

May 13 | Tequila & Taco Fest, The Village of Baytowne Wharf

May 13-14 | ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival, Grand Boulevard

May 19-20 | Digital Graffiti, Alys Beach

June 1 | Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, Panama City Beach

June 21-25 | Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort