30A Spring Break Calendar of Events & Happenings

Cameron Strayhan

Spring break (AKA, March and April) are busy times for 30A, and we aren’t just talking about the influx of traffic from around the U.S. It’s also a busy time because there are plenty of cool things to do going on for locals and visitors alike. The proof is in this calendar of events and happenings along 30A during spring break 2018.

Taste of the Race in Seaside

On March 2, 2018, Taste of the Race kicks off the Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Run weekend. The VIP reception is from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and includes a special cooking demonstration by Chef Emeril Lagasse along with hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

At 7:00 p.m. Taste of the Race general admission event begins at the Seaside Lyceum. Taste dishes created by local chefs and restaurants while sampling beers and wines from Wine World and Grayton Beer.

Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Run

On Saturday, March 3 at noon the Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Race Expo begins at the Seaside Lyceum.  Pick up your race packet, participate in the silent auction, and get to know the race sponsors while enjoying live music. The expo ends at 6 p.m.

Get a good night’s sleep because on Sunday, March 4, the marathon begins at 7:00 a.m. at the Seaside Post Office. The 5K starts at 7:25 a.m.  Afterwards is the post-rice party, awards, silent auction final call, and more live music.

Farmers Markets

Find fresh produce and locally-made crafts and other creations as the farmers markets.

o   Thursdays at 30Avenue Inlet Beach

o   Saturdays at Grand Boulevard

o   Sundays at Rosemary Beach

Spring Concert Series along 30A

On Mondays from March 5 to April 2, head to the East Long Green in Rosemary Beach from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Rosemary Beach spring concert series lineup is:

  • March 5: Fai Do-Do Band
  • March 12: The California Beach Boys Tribute
  • March 19: Rosemary Beach Rock & Soul Revue
  • March 26: Oceans 9 (Yacht Rock)
  • April 2: Instant Karma (feel-good favorites)

Keep the week rocking by heading to the Alys Beach Amphitheater on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. March 7 through April 11. The Alys Beach spring concert series lineup is:

  • March 7: The Scratchtones
  • March 14: The Blue Ribbon Healers
  • March 21: Contiuum
  • March 28: Mose Wilson & The Delta Twang
  • April 4: Luke Langford Band
  • April 11: Forrest Williams Band

At the end of the week on Thursdays and Fridays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. from March 8 to April 27 catch the tunes at 30Avenue at Inlet Beach. The 30Avenue concert series lineup is:

  • March 8, April 6, & April 19: In Business
  • March 9 & April 12: The Moon Lagoons
  • March 15 & April 5: I’magene
  • March 16 & April 20: Boukou Groove
  • March 22 & April 26: The Graytones
  • March 23 & April 13: The Scratchtones
  • March 29: Grape Drink
  • March 30 & April 27: The Good Lookings

Spring Reels at Alys Beach

Keep things “reel” by spending Tuesday nights at the Alys Beach Amphitheater from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 6 to April 10 where a different family-friendly film will be featured. The lineup for Spring Reels at Alys Beach is:

  • March 6: Finding Dory
  • March 13: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
  • March 20: The LEGO Batman Movie
  • March 27: Sing
  • April 3: Moana
  • April 10: Coco

Sandcastle Building at Alys Beach

On Fridays in March, swing by Alys Beach at 1:00 p.m. for Sandcastle Building. Head to the Beach March 9, 16, 23, and 30. The event is limited to the first 20 children, so arrive early. See a beach attendant to get a participatory wristband.

32nd Annual Sandestin Wine Festival

Destin Magazine’s “Best Annual Event”, the Sandestin Wine Festival will take place at The Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin April 12 to April 15, 2018. It’s a weekend packed with wine dinner, special tastings, Q&A sessions with winemakers, access to hard-to-get selections, and the ability to purchase favorite wines.

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

The last weekend of April from April 26 to April 29 the action will be at the Town Center of Grand Boulevard for the annual South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival. The event features four days of wining, dining, learning, and celebrating alongside celebrity winemakers, distillers, chefs, brew masters, and entertainers. Event proceeds support Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation.

The key to enjoying life on 30A is knowing what’s going on as well as living in the right community. Beachy Beach 30A realtor Cameron Strayhan knows all about 30A living and wants to help you find your dream home on 30A. Contact Cameron to learn more.



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