Thanksgiving Day at the beach: 30a Dining options 2023

The Morar Group Turkey

Thanksgiving looms on the horizon, a time-honored beacon of feasting and family. But who says you can't elevate the traditional gathering by having your turkey with a side of beach waves? We've discovered a selection of dining choices along 30A designed to minimize your hours behind the stove, still having a memorable Thanksgiving dinner while basking in the leisure of beachside living. Come on down and have some food and fun!

Santa Rosa Beach

The Bay in Santa Rosa Beach will be offering a special Thanksgiving menu, available during lunch time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Enjoy this essential family meal while looking out over the beautiful…

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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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Publix has announced they will require customers to wear face coverings while shopping in all stores effective July 21.

Signs announcing the new requirement will be posted at store entrances, and in-store announcements will be made. This requirement will not apply to young children and those with medical conditions who are not able to wear face coverings.

“With the number of coronavirus cases continuing to grow and current CDC guidance indicating face coverings can help slow the spread of COVID-19, we believe requiring face coverings in our stores is another way we can do our part to help protect our communities,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous.

Publix encourages those who are not able to wear face coverings to consider using Publix…

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Living in the Burnt Pine community has its perks! Located near all of the shopping, entertainment and dining of Sandestin and Grand Boulevard  — one of the best ways to get around and enjoy the area is by golf cart. See our list below of the top 10 best ways to use yours in this community! 

 

1. Load up the kids, coolers and beach chairs and head over to the beach club to spend a day lounging in the sun.

2. Go to Baytown Marina for fishing and fun events like the annual Blue Marlin Classic.

3. Get out and get active. The best use for your golf cart is playing golf — obviously! Use your own cart and clubs on the course and afterwards swing by the Burnt Pine Golf Club for refreshments.

4. Grab a bottle of wine and drive over to your…

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If your home features trends from the 90’s and early 2000’s, it may be time to freshen up your look. Check out our rundown of some of the ‘not so in’ styles and how you can make your humble abode stay on trend.  

Nautical Motifs
According to HGTV —  coastal accents like rope, anchors and seashells belong on the beach and not in your home. The nautical trend may have been big in recent years, but is now a thing of the past. Instead try a fresh color palette with subtle and simple furnishings.


Tuscan Kitchens

Dark rich woods, bulky fixtures and heavy granites were very popular in the early 2000’s. However, the modern day kitchen now focuses on open spaces and light, airy colors as opposed to a dark Italian-Style aesthetic.


Matching Window…

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If your into organic food, homemade goods or supporting your community then swing by the Seaside Farmers Market, Saturday's 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. 

As one of the best farmers markets on 30A — Seaside offers a great selection of local vendors. Choose from a selection of fresh produce, home grown flowers, wild honey, freshly baked breads, pastries and some of the best snacks and seafood you can find. If you are looking for something a little more special you can find handmade jewelry made from pearls fit for a mermaid. Looking for something for your furry friend? One of our favorite vendors offers some of the best all natural, organic dog treats that your pup will LOVE. 


The farmers market also comes with live entertainment, featuring live music every…

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If you’re like us, then you love the fall time here on 30A! And nothing says fall like picking out that perfect pumpkin.

Sure, you can grab a pumpkin at your local grocery store — but if you’re looking for that full fall festival experience, then head over to Arnett’s Gulfside Farm & Stable for their 7th annual Pumpkin Festival. You can hunt down the perfect pumpkin at this charming farm, and enjoy tons of family friendly entertainment.

 This event kicks off October 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th and runs from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. There will be a plethora of activities like hayrides, pony rides, bouncy houses, and pumpkin painting. Not to mention all of the drinks, snacks, food and live music. 

 

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175 Songwriters, Over 225 Performances at More Than 25 Venues in South Walton County

The 9th annual 30A Songwriters Festival is coming back to the Emerald Coast this winter! Headliners have just been announced for the upcoming festival that will be taking place along Scenic Highway 30A from January 12th - 15th. 

Concert goers can go from stage to stage across the Gulf Coast to see some of music's best performers. A few of this year's headliners include Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, The Zombies, North Mississippi Allstars and Lee Ann Womack. Additional confirmed songwriters who will be performing include Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Patty Griffin, Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls with her solo Murmuaration Nation band, Shawn Mullins and…

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Updating throughout the storm -Last update: 9.9.17 8am CST

Hurricane Irma Storm Track 

With Hurricane season knocking at our door, there is no better time to plan! Of course, if a category 3 or higher hurricane is approaching your area, we always advise that you evacuate immediately so that you are out of harm's way. However, if you choose to stay and weather the storm — pun intended — then we have 11 tips to help prepare you for what's to come. 

1. Have a Plan
Stay informed and have a plan. If you know the hurricane is coming your way, don't wait until the last minute to prepare. Know which direction the storm is heading and where you are evacuating. Save yourself some stress and get ready in advance.

2. Prepare Plenty of Water
If your power or water goes out you…

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