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Experience Events

30A Throwdown - October 4, 2014

The 30A Throwdown is a weekend competition that honros local restaurant chefs for their culinary excellence. Come out and see who takes the coveted Savor South Walton Chamption award in year two of this fun event.

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30A Throwdown 



Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival - October 17-18, 2014

This event will feature more than 40 breweries, offering close to 200 domestic and international craft beers for sampling. Brewery representatives will be available to discuss the different types of lagers and ales, educating patrons about the styles.

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Beer Fest 



Mountainfilm on Tour at WaterColor - November 7-8, 2014

In its 14th year at WaterColor Inn & Resort, this festival welcomes the national tour originating in Telluride. WaterColor offers the perfect outdoor setting for esteemed moving films under a starry backdrop further enhancing the thought provoking films.

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Mountainfilm 


Cottages for Kids - November 9-23, 2014

With tremendous imagination and craftsmanship, builders and architects come together to create, construct and decorate whimsical cottages that look like they have popped right out of the pages of a fairytale to modern creations brimming with creativity. Explore these whimsical works of art in beautiful Rosemary Beach.

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Cottages for Kids 


20th Annual Hilton Sandestin Beach (Christmas) Basketball Blowout at Freeport High School - December 27-31, 2014

Twenty-four high school basketball teams (16 boys’ teams and eight girls’ teams) from throughout the Southeast engage in 37 games over a four day period. 

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Basketball Blowout 


Sinfonia Gulf Coast Presents Wine, Women & Shoes - February 13-15, 2015

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.

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Wine Women and Shoes 


26th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival - February 13-14, 2015

This winter festival favorite is back for the 26th year. Sample a variety of gumbo and vote your favorite as the “People’s Choice” winner while celebrity judges name the “Area’s Best.” Local Gulf coast restaurants will be featured along with live music and activities for the entire family.

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Gumbo Fest 


30A Wine Festival - March 6-8, 2015

The 3rd Annual 30A Wine Festival returns to the beautiful surroundings of Alys Beach showcasing premiere wine producers and local culinary favorites. This three-day event features a Friday night gathering, “Bourbon, Beer, and Butts”,  Saturday wine tasting seminars, a walkabout and grand tasting, band party at nightfall, and Sunday’s exclusive event, “Pork and Pinot” complete with croquet.

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30A Wine Fest 


Destin Charity Wine Auction - April 24-25, 2015

Rated as one of top event in the United States, the auction benefits 14 charities working to change the lives of children in Northwest Florida. All proceeds from the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival are also contributed to the cause this fabulous weekend. 

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Destin Charity Wine Auction 


Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach - June 5-7, 2015

Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is the world’s first projection art festival, with artists using the latest technologies to project their original, dynamic works onto the town’s iconic white walls. The event continues to be the place to see and be seen including the stylish finale at Caliza Pool.  

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Digital Graffiti 


Alys Beach 5K/10K Run for Education - September 6, 2015

Located along Hwy 30A, the course winds through the beautiful town. The event also features an oversized obstacle course for kids of all ages and will end with music, food, and beverages available in the Amphitheatre.

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Alys Beach 5K