The Florida panhandle is known for its sugary white sand beaches, beautiful emerald green waters and great warm weather…but did you know that 30-A is also host to some of the most amazing and unique events! Digital Graffiti, for example, is the world’s first outdoor digital projection festival. Staged among the white walls of Alys Beach (May 13-15)…. Imagine walking through a town and everywhere you look (walls, arch-ways, walk ways, water fountains etc.) you see bright, thoughtful, beautiful art work. It’s truly a site to see!
From Digital Graffiti @ Alys Beach to the Seaside Half Marathon & 5k in Seaside, you can always find something to do along Scenic Highway 30-A.
Check out some of these great upcoming events.
30a Songwriters Festival January 15 – 17 www.30asongwritersfestival.com
Catch all of your favorite songs and songwriters @ the 7th Annual Songwriters Festival. Over 150 Songwriters and over 200 Performances at more than 25 Venues! Featuring headline performances from esteemed artists Jackson Brown, Grace Potter, Shovels & Rope and Wine, Women and Song featuring Matraca Berg, Suzy Boggus & Gretchen Peters….Just to name a few.
Digital Graffiti – Visiting Artist Meet & Greet
Jan 21 & 22 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Alys Beach, Florida www.digitalgraffiti.com
Meet award-winning artists from around the world! During the 4th annual Digital Graffiti Visiting Artist Residency program, visitors are invited to interact with artists and get a glimpse into their creative process. Some of the artists include Sean Capone (Brooklyn,NY), Yandell Walton (Melbourne, Australia) and Keaton Fox(Detroit, Michigan).
Seaside Farmers Market Saturday Mornings 9am – 1pm
Seaside, Florida (held behind Raw & Juicy)
Get there early. You’ll find fresh produce,baked goods, dairy products, specialized cooking demos and more!
Soter Wine Tasting @ NEAT
February 2nd 4:30pm-6:30pm
Alys Beach, Florida
Taste wines by Soter Vineyards while learning the process, history & stories behind the curated collection. $15 /person – 21+
Seaside Half Marathon and 5k
February 26 – 28th
Seaside, Florida www.runseasidefl.com
The weekend starts out Friday @ the Seaside Lyceum with Chef Emeril Lagasse at Taste of the Race VIP Reception (6-7pm) and Taste of the Race General Admission (7-9pm). Saturday includes: Race Packet Pickup, Live Music and the Race Expo. The Half Marathon starts at 7am on Sunday at the Seaside Post office, followed by the 5k Race at 7:25. Don’t forget to stick around for the post-race party, silent auction and live music!
30A Wine Festival
March 11 – 13
Alys Beach, Florida www.30awinefestival.com
The 5th Annual 30A Wine Festival will be supporting the Childrens Volunteer Health Network. Stop by Bourbon, Beer & Butts - Friday (6-9pm) for a night of live music, bourbon, beer and barbecue tastings located on Kelly Green. Master your wine knowledge on Saturday @ the 30A Wine Festival Seminars (1-3:30pm in Fonville Park). Sip wines from all across the country Saturday @ the Grand Tasting (3:30-7pm North Sea Garden Walk). And Join in the 4th Annual Croquet Tournament on Sunday (11:30pm-3:30pm on Kelly Green).