2014 Emerald Coast Events To Watch Out For

2014 Emerald Coast Events To Watch Out For

2014 Emerald Coast Events To Watch Out For

All the fun and excitement doesn't end with the holidays here in the neighborhoods along 30A!

When all the festivities of the holidays are over, the neighborhoods along 30A guarantee that the fun lingers! While it’s comfortable and relaxing to be staying in your 30A luxury homes, the 30A lifestyle is just not complete without a little fun and adventure from time to time. Here are some of the fun-filled 2014 events you can’t miss:

America’s State Parks First Day Hike at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

7525 West County Highway 30-A

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Admission: Free

Start your year with an adventure! Enjoy your local state park on the very first day of the New Year. A 32 mile round trip hike along Campbell Lake trail will feature many of the ecosystems that make Topsail unique. This is an easy and enjoyable hike along the paved road which all ages can enjoy!

Phone: 850-267-8330

Website: http://www.floridastateparks.org

30A Songwriters Festival

Jan. 17-19, 2014

Various Locations

South Walton, FL 32459

The perfect mix of cool beach weather and red-hot music is what you will find during the 30A Songwriters Festival. More than 120 artists perform in intimate venues and large amphitheaters for you to experience a wide variety of music and beach neighborhoods in South Walton.

Phone: 404-377-9900


Website: http://www.30asongwritersfestival.com

Sinfonia Gulf Coast Presents Presents Wine, Women and Shoes

Feb. 7-9, 2014

4000 Sandestin Blvd. S.

Sandestin, FL 32550

Wine Women & Shoes is a national fundraising platform created for women who enjoy fine wine, great style and supporting a noble cause. From Vintner Dinners to the Signature Event, Sinfonia Gulf Coast is thrilled to present this event again to benefit the non-profit symphony orchestra, its music education initiatives throughout the community and its Arts in Medicine collaboration with Sacred Heart Hospital.

Phone: 850-269-7229


Website: http://www.sinfoniagulfcoast.org

12th Annual Seaside School Half Marathon & 5k Run

Mar. 1-3, 2014

Seaside, FL 32459

Athletes from all over run to take action in the annual Seaside School Half Marathon and 5K Run. This three-day event, March 1-3, 2013, opens with an evening “warm up” party at Caliza Pool in charming Alys Beach, and continues with a silent auction and expo up until race day on March 3. Participants will run along Scenic Highway 30A, enjoying the unique charm of 30A’s beach neighborhoods.


Website: http://www.snsrun.com



Be sure to watch out for the many fun and exciting events in store along 30A this 2014.

30A Wine Festival

Mar. 9-10, 2014


Aly Beach, FL 32413

Admission: $300

The 3rd Annual 30A Wine Festival returns to the beautiful surroundings of Alys Beach March 7-9, 2014, and is a showcase of premiere wine producers and local culinary favorites. Tickets are $300 per person, and include entrance to all festival activities. This newly expanded three-day event features a Friday night gathering, “Bourbon, Beer, and Butts”, Saturday’s wine tasting seminars, a walkabout and grand tasting, band party at nightfall, and Sunday’s exclusive event, “Pork and Pinot” complete with croquet tournament (appropriate croquet attire encouraged). Weekend tickets are $300 per person and proceeds from the event benefit Children’s Volunteer Health Network.

Phone: 850-622-3200


Website: http://www.30awinefestival.com

28th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival

Apr. 10-13, 2014

9100 Baytowne Blvd

Sandestin, FL 32550

The 28th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival is the most established, continuously running wine festival in the Southern United States. Live music, culinary delights and wine tastings pair perfectly in the picturesque setting of Baytowne Wharf.


Website: http://www.sandestinwinefestival.com

South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival

Apr. 24-27, 2014

Grand Boulevard

Sandestin, FL 32550

Visitors are invited to attend the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, April 24-27, 2014. This year’s event is continuing on the success from its inaugural year at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. With 800 wines available to taste and an array of fine cuisine, the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival promises to deliver a world-class experience.

Website: http://www.wineworld.xorbia.com

Destin Charity Wine Auction

Apr. 25-26, 2014


Sandestin, FL 32550

From April 25-28, 2013, there’s only one place to look this good…the same folks who brought you the Sandestin Wine Festival for more than 25 years are rebranding this classic festival to make it better than ever! All proceeds from the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival will benefit Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s 14 beneficiary charities working to change the lives of children in Northwest Florida!

Phone: 850-650-3732


Website: http://www.dcwaf.org

There are plenty more events along 30A that’s bound to come your way! Stay tuned for the second part of our list of events to watch out for. It is going to be a whole year of fun and adventure, and that’s a promise! Surely life along 30A can’t get any better than this.


Call me, Debbie James at 850-450-2000. Let me provide you with all the information and tools you need to make your dream 30A luxury home a reality.



Debbie James

Broker Associate

Somers & Company

Accredited Luxury Home Specialist

“When Quality Service & Experience Matter”

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Somers & Company, Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, FL


Debbie James

850 Properties
32 Hub Lane, Watersound, FL 32461

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