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What's Happening in South Walton in January



December 31, 2018


There’s never a dull moment in South Walton. From concerts and events to foodie finds and fun activities for the kids, South Walton has endless adventures to enjoy this month. See what’s going on around town.

Jan. 1 – SWFD 5th Annual Polar Plunge at Ed Walline Regional Beach Access: 1 p.m.

Be sure to dress up in your best costume and head out for the annual Polar Plunge with the South Walton Fire District. The event benefits the district’s fire and EMS public safety programs. Cost to participate is a $20 donation.

Website: www.swfd.org/

Address: 4447 W. County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach

 

Jan. 5 – Donation Based Yoga for The Sonder Project: 10-11 a.m.

Workout for a good cause with The Community and Sand Dunes Strength and Conditioning all while benefitting The Sonder Project.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/297231977800866/permalink/301928930664504/

Address: 316 S. Hwy. 83, Santa Rosa Beach

 

Jan. 5 – Escape to Create: Chamber Music Concert: 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate Escape to Create’s 27th season in Seaside with the Escape Ensemble Residency performance at The Rep Theatre. The next generation of international musicians from New England Conservatory of Music and Frost School of Music, The ESCAPE ENSEMBLE performs an electrifying program of Bach, Brahms, Ravel and other classical masterworks. Jacob Mason, Piano; Andrew Samarasekara, Violin; Sebastian Ortega, Cello; Hannah Culbreth, French Horn.

Website: www.lovetherep.com

Address: 216 Quincy Circle, Santa Rosa Beach

 

Jan. 17: Emerald Coast Theatre Company Presents “Dancing Lessons:” 7:30 p.m.

A play by Mark St. Germain, “Dancing Lessons” is the story of Ever, a young man with Asperger’s syndrome, who seeks the instruction of a Broadway dancer to learn enough dancing to survive an awards dinner. The dancer, Senga, however, is recovering from an injury that may stop her dancing career permanently. As their relationship unfolds, they’re both caught off-guard by the discoveries—both hilarious and heartwarming—that they make about each other and about themselves.

Website: www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org/

Address: 560 Grand Boulevard, Ste. 200, Miramar Beach

 

Jan. 17 – Yacht Rock Revue: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Head out to the Kelly Green in Alys Beach for the kick-off to the 30A Songwriters Festival, featuring a performance by Yacht Rock Revue. Tickets are $40, food and beverages will also be available for purchase.

Website: www.facebook.com/events/341699829714240/

Address: 9581 E. County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach

 

Jan. 18-21 – 30A Songwriters Festival

Now in its 10th year, the 30A Songwriters Festival is a unique showcase of musical talent from various genres, all performing on stages throughout South Walton. The 2019 festival will feature acts like: Boukou Groove, Brandi Carlile, Charlie Mars, Chris Alvarado, Shawn Mullins and Gretchen Peters.

Website: www.30asongwritersfestival.com

 

Jan. 19 – Wicked Dirty Pour! 10 a.m.

It's the rage on YouTube! Create dazzling swirls of color with paint on canvas. With a very simple technique, you can create an original abstract piece of art. No experience necessary and all supplies are provided.

Website: www.shardshop.com/

Address: 26 Logan Lane, Cottage E, Santa Rosa Beach

 

Jan. 24 – Bubbly Baytowne at The Village of Baytowne Wharf: 5-6 p.m.

Sip and shop your way through The Village of Baytowne Wharf, while enjoying live music and a variety of champagnes.

Website: www.baytownewharf.com/

Address: 9300 Baytowne Blvd., Miramar Beach

 

Jan. 29 – Foster Gallery at Ruskin Place Artist Colony Reception: 5-7 p.m.

Join the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County for a reception honoring the local CAA Member Artists recently chosen for our 2018/2019 Fall/Winter Rotation at The Foster Gallery in the Ruskin Place Artist Colony in Seaside. Meet the artists and stroll the gallery while enjoying tasty sips and snacks.

Website: www.facebook.com/events/318383782085506/

Address: 201 Ruskin Place, Santa Rosa Beach

 

Recurring Events:

Daily:

Baytowne on Ice: Ice skating is held daily at the rink in The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Skate times vary.

Website: http://www.baytownewharf.com

Address: 9300 Baytowne Wharf Boulevard, Sandestin

 

Mondays:

BINGO, Beer & Butts at Grayton Beer Brewpub: 6 p.m.

Join the Grayton Beer Crew at the Pub for 6-8 rounds of BINGO, select $12 pitchers and a special menu filled with a variety of barbecue dishes. Prizes for those who can mark-off BINGO first!

Website: https://www.graytonbeer.com/brewpub-events/2018/10/15/bingo-beer-amp-butts-mcb4e-8xwg2 

Address: 170 E Co Hwy 30A, Grayton Beach

 

Tuesdays:

Wine and Song at NEAT Bottle Shop in Alys Beach: 5-7 p.m.

Join NEAT Bottle Shop for a showcase of select wines and light bites with live music. Case deals will be available on featured wines. $15 per person, age 21 and up only.

Website: http://www.alysbeach.com/dining/neat/#.W197JzQvxQI

Address: 11 North Castle Harbour Drive, Alys Beach

 

Wednesday Night Bonfire at The Bay: 6-9 p.m.

Enjoy live music from various local bands on the beach by the fire while dining at The Bay Restaurant. Upcoming artists include The Shakedowns.

Website: www.baysouthwalton.com

Address: 24215 Hwy 331 South, Santa Rosa Beach

 

Farmers Market at Seascape Towne Centre: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Shop your way through an assortment of fresh veggies, produce and dairy products, as well as arts and crafts each Wednesday at the Seascape Town Centre.

Website: www.facebook.com/30afarmersmarketseascaperesort/

Address: 90 Seascape Drive, Miramar Beach

 

Paella Night at 45 Central: 5 p.m.

Follow the delicious Paella smell that fills the Seaside air to 45 Central. Joyce, the Paella Queen starts cooking around 5 p.m. and serves around 6 p.m. in the courtyard. Sit outside and enjoy Seaside's bustling town circle or join us inside at our cozy wine bar. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. daily with half off all wines by the glass. (Until January 9)

Website: www.fortyfivecentral.com/

Address: 45 Central Square, Santa Rosa Beach

 

Thursdays:

Grayton Beer Brewpub Trivia Night: 6-8 p.m.

Join the staff of Grayton Beer Brewpub every Thursday night to test your knowledge against other teams. Enjoy $12 Pitcher specials, small-bath beers, craft cocktails and dinner. Teams of 6 are best, if you don’t have teammates you can make some new friends at the brewpub! 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners each week.

Website: https://www.graytonbeer.com/brewpubcalendar

Address: 170 E County Hwy 30A, Grayton Beach

 

Fridays:

Paella Night at 45 Central: 5 p.m.

Follow the delicious Paella smell that fills the Seaside air to 45 Central. Joyce, the Paella Queen starts cooking around 5 p.m. and serves around 6 p.m. in the courtyard. Sit outside and enjoy Seaside's bustling town circle or join us inside at our cozy wine bar. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. daily with half off all wines by the glass. (Until January 4)

Website: www.fortyfivecentral.com/

Address: 45 Central Square, Santa Rosa Beach

 

Saturdays:

Seaside Farmer’s Market at Seaside Amphitheatre: 8 a.m.

Seaside Farmers Market takes place in the Seaside Amphitheater every Tuesday and Saturday rain or shine 8am-12p.m.! Seaside Farmers Market is on a mission to educate the public about sustainable practices by providing a well-rounded, green living experience. Vendors offer farm fresh, locally grown produce, homemade baked goods, beef from happy cows, heirloom seeds, artisan breads and cheeses, organic eggs, preserves, and doggie treats, to name a few.

Website: www.seasidefl.com/highlights/events-calendar/

Address: Central Square, Seaside

 

Farmer’s Market at Grand Boulevard: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Grand Boulevard Farmer's Market proudly serves all of Santa Rosa Beach and the surrounding area, providing Organic Produce, Fresh Fruit, Fresh Vegetables, Local Events, and more.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/grandboulevardfarmersmarket

Address: 600 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach

 

Sundays:

30A Farmer’s Market at South Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach- 10 a.m.  

Come out to do your food shopping and pick up fresh from the farm produce, baked goods and pastries, delicious prepared foods, and much more. Take in the stunning views of Rosemary Beach where you'll find vendors lining the park with tents and all the good stuff. Grab a coffee from Amavida and sip as you shop.

Website: www.30afarmersmarket.com

Address: North Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach

 

Paella Night at 45 Central: 5 p.m.

Follow the delicious Paella smell that fills the Seaside air to 45 Central. Joyce, the Paella Queen starts cooking around 5 p.m. and serves around 6 p.m. in the courtyard. Sit outside and enjoy Seaside's bustling town circle or join us inside at our cozy wine bar. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. daily with half off all wines by the glass.

Website: www.fortyfivecentral.com/

Address: 45 Central Square, Santa Rosa Beach