The 2024 30A Songwriter's Festival: A Melodic Fusion of Talent and Scenic Beauty

30A Songwriters Festival

Mark your calendars for the 2024 30A Songwriter's Festival, set from January 12th to 15th along Florida's scenic Highway 30A.  Celebrating 15 years of "hooks, lines and singers", this event promises a blend of musical brilliance and natural splendor, perfect for music enthusiasts and artists alike with 225 performances, and 30 music venues throughout South Walton County.

A Diverse Musical Lineup

The festival will feature an impressive array of over 175 talents, from Grammy-winning artists to emerging songwriters, spanning genres like folk, country, rock, and blues. The intimate beachside cafes, rustic bungalows, and open-air theaters along the Gulf of Mexico will…

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FALL AT THE BEACH 2023 | Events along florida's scenic highway 30a

Watercolor in November

While we may not be able to boast the vibrant fall foliage and classic apple-picking experiences often associated with autumn, we are by no means lacking in seasonal charm. The 30A area and its neighboring communities offer a plethora of fall activities to immerse oneself in the spirit of the season.

From fall festivals and locally crafted brews to hayrides and corn mazes, there are plenty of ways to embrace the autumnal spirit in this idyllic coastal region. Families can enjoy pumpkin patches and sunflower fields, taste delicious seasonal treats, and explore the local art scene. Whether you're seeking a relaxing beachside retreat or an adventure-filled fall getaway, the 30A area…

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Exciting Summer Events by the Beach

Relaxing by the pool

The long-awaited summer has arrived, offering a perfect opportunity to embrace the sun, sand, and surf along the captivating Emerald Coast. However, there's much more to explore beyond the coastal paradise. Join us as we unveil a collection of captivating events and mark your calendar for unforgettable experiences in the months ahead.

Celebrate Memorial Day at HarborWalk Village

HarborWalk Village in Destin is the place to be as summer begins. Delight in live entertainment, a vintage air show, breathtaking fireworks, and mesmerizing fire spinning on May 27-28.

Experience the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

Get ready for an unforgettable four-day extravaganza from June 1-4, featuring sensational performances by…

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With approximately 65 new homes under construction, 40 homes being designed, a new owners beach club underway and a fitness campus set to be completed by 2019 — It's safe to say that Alys Beach is getting some serious community updates. With 135 homes already completed, and many more being built across 158 acres of land, there will soon be 550 homes in total in this new urbanism community.

The new owner's beach club will offer top-of-the-line amenities, luxurious features and private access to all Alys Beach residents. December 2018, Hart Howerton will start construction on amenities in the beach club like an expansive new heated pool, a rooftop terrace to enjoy incredible views of the gulf and direct gateway access to the beach. The beach club will also…

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Irma track Monday morning

We are glad to report that the worst of Hurricane Irma has passed by Sant Rosa Beach, Rosemary Beach and areas well to the east of us.

There was no storm surge and winds were strong enough to bring down some limbs but there does not appear to be damage to structures.  Rains thus far have been infrequent and relatively light, and we are monitoring radar for possibility of heavier bands throughout the day. 

Most Schools and businesses will reopen Tuesday.

Our prayers and thoughts are with those who have or may soon be impacted by this storm.  We have been amazed to see this storm dissipate like it has.  We are very thankful!

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Spring break time is here! Grab your bikinis, sunglasses and swim trunks and head on down to Santa Rosa Beach! Vacationers flock to our sugar white sand and emerald green waters for a getaway of rest and relaxation. To help your visit go off without a hitch, here are a few tips to do spring break right on 30A.



  1. Plan Your Arrival
    Always make sure to plan, plan, plan! As soon as spring break season starts, thousands of people are coming and going into Santa Rosa Beach. With Saturday being the typical check in day, that means one thing, traffic. Contact your vacation rental company to see if you can have an early or late check in to avoid sitting in traffic when you could be spending time on the beach!


  1. Beach it Up
    Tips for…

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WaterColor - Your Premier 30A CommunityWaterColor is not a town to become stagnant – instead, choosing to look to the future to maintain its standing as the leading 30A community. The number of lots available for development are dwindling down, and the time has come to expand to further improve the lifestyle enjoyed by homeowners and their guests.

WaterColor has steadily grown over the past fifteen years and the number of homeowners and their guests enjoying Watercolor’s many fine amenities has grown exponentially. The Beach Club alone, in 2015, welcomed close to 1,000 people per day in the spring and summer months – that is a lot of people! As a result, WaterColor's amenities have experienced some overcrowding as the area has grown.

WaterColor has exciting new plans for expansion

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