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Rags to Riches Regatta
July 3, 7 a.m. at Grayton Beach
The Rags to Riches Regatta is a 40-year sailing tradition where 30A locals and visitors gather to cheer on teams as they navigate 16-foot catamarans in a race from Grayton Beach (originally known as the “rags” side of town) to Seagrove (also known as the “riches” neighborhood). Presented by Crater Train Brewing Company, The 30A Company, and Tribe Kelley Surf Post, the race will benefit South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) and their mission to protect and preserve our local marine resources.
• Website: ragstorichesregatta.com
• Race starts in Grayton Beach and ends in Seagrove.
Blue Mountain Bakery Block Party
July 3, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Blue Mountain Bakery is celebrating two years of operation with a block party. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live bluegrass music from Longleaf Drive. The bakery will be open for dinner and dessert. BBQ brisket and shrimp boil plates will also be available. Pre-order is encouraged for larger parties. All proceeds will benefit a Blue Mountain Bakery employee’s grandchild recently diagnosed with leukemia.
• Website: www.bluemountainbakery.com/eats
• Address: 2217 W County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 32459
Grayton Beach 4th of July Parade
July 4, 8 a.m. Starting at The Red Bar
Come join in the fun for the annual July 4th parade in the wonderful and funky town of Grayton Beach. Line up on Hotz Avenue next to The Red Bar starts at 8 a.m. with the parade starting at 8:30 a.m. Decorate your cars, jeeps, boats, bikes, scooters, etc. No registration needed and everyone is welcome! After the parade meet up at Grayton Coast Properties for popsicles, watermelon and lemonade.
• Website: www.visitsouthwalton.com/events/grayton-beach-parade/
• Address: 70 Hotz Avenue, Grayton Beach, Fla. 32459
Rosemary Beach Fireworks and Field Day
All Day Event on July 4
Fireworks at 8:45 p.m.
The Fourth of July is an all-day event in Rosemary Beach. Enjoy bicycle decorating, a bike parade, and family friendly field day events. End the day by bringing your blankets and lawn chairs to the beach to enjoy a star-spangled fireworks display in Rosemary Beach.
• Website: rosemarybeach.com/4th-of-july-celebration/
• Address: North Barrett Square
Seaside Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 9 a.m. -11 a.m.
Fireworks at 8:30 p.m.
Seaside will be celebrating the Fourth of July with a block party with decorated storefronts 9 a.m. -11 a.m. Enjoy nearby balloon art and stilt walking performances. End the holiday with Seaside’s spectacular fireworks finale over the Gulf of Mexico. Get the best seats from either the Seaside Amphitheater or anywhere along the beach in Seaside.
• Address: Central Square, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 32459
• Website: https://seasidefl.com/events/4th-of-july-festivities
Red White and Baytowne
July 4, 6 p.m.
Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Celebrate Independence Day at this family friendly event at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Kids activities include crafts, face painting and balloon sculpting. Live music starts on the Events Plaza Stage starting at 7 p.m. and will feature Donovan Keith.
• Website: baytownewharf.com/what_to_do.php?month=7
• Address: 9300 Baytowne Wharf Blvd. Miramar Beach, Fla. 32550
Fourth of July Pool Party for WaterColor Inn Guests
July 4, 4 – 7 p.m.
WaterColor Inn guests and WaterColor Community guests and owners can celebrate Independence Day with a family-friendly DJ Pool Party at WaterColor Beach Club. Enjoy weekend-long food and drink specials and live music poolside on Sunday, July 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. *This event is for WaterColor Inn guests and WaterColor Community guests/owners. Food and drink specials will be all available all weekend at both WaterColor Beach Club and Camp WaterColor.
• Website: watercolorresort.com/amenities/recreation
• Address: 20 Goldenrod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 32459
Restaurant Specials and Offers
Fourth of July Biscuits & Beer
July 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Celebrate Fourth of July – Scratch style! Join Scratch Biscuit Kitchen for food and beer specials and enjoy live music throughout the event. Open to the public; reservations are not accepted.
• Address: 1777 E. County Hwy. 30A, Unit 101 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 32459
Prema Organic Cafe in Seagrove Beach
July 4 Weekend
We’re offering a flag inspired smoothie bowl. Our ALL AMERICAN 100% Organic SMOOTHIE BOWL called the “RED, WHITE AND BLUEBERRIES” is guaranteed to be delicious, satisfying and make you want to sing the national anthem. Red, white and blueberries will be offered the entire weekend. Come join us at out 100% organic, gluten-free, soy-free, canola oil-free cafe.
• Website: prema30a.com/
• Address: 3557 E County Highway 30A, Seagrove Beach, Fla. 32459
Swell Pops will be selling their red, white and blue popsicles all month long to celebrate the Fourth of July.
• Website: swellpops.com
• Address: South Kiosk, Grand Boulevard
Independence Day at Shunk Gulley
July 4, 11 a.m. -10 p.m.
Come celebrate our freedom and the Fourth of July at Shunk Gulley with live music, food and drink specials with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.
• Website: https://www.shunkgulley.com/events-on-30A
• Address: 1875 S. Hwy 393, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 32459
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