The Best Things To Do on 30A This Week – Jan 8-14

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This week on 30A, dive into a diverse mix of events! Discover career opportunities at Alys Beach, get inspired at Glenn North’s poetry workshop, groove to live music at the Swamp Writer Music Festival and 30A Songwriters Festival, and enjoy vibrant brunches and DJ nights. It’s a perfect blend of work, art, and entertainment along the scenic 30A. 1. Be a Part of Alys Beach’s Growth Story! Alys Beach is currently expanding its team, offering opportunities in a professional and inspiring environment. Positions are open in various departments, including Commercial Construction, General Construction, Food & Beverage (Front of House), Guest Services, and Security. Job Fair / Wednesday, January 10, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. @ Alys Beach 2. Poetry as Healing: Join Glenn North for a Restorative Workshop at Distillery 98. Emerald Coast Storytellers, in collaboration with Escape To Create and the Seaside Institute, are excited to host Glenn North, a renowned ekphrastic and visual poet, at Distillery 98. North, known for his work featured in major art exhibitions, will open a workshop titled “Writing to Repair: A Restorative Poetics Workshop,” focusing on poetry’s healing effects on personal and community levels, especially in addressing social injustices. The event, supported by Seaside Arts & Entertainment Corporation, includes a cocktail hour and the opportunity for participants to create and potentially share poems inspired by North’s guidance. Glenn North, also the Director of Inclusive Learning and Creative Impact at the Kansas City Museum, is celebrated for his contributions to poetry and education. After-Hours Writing Workshop with Ekphrastic and Visual Poet Glenn North / Thursday, January 11, 2023, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. @ Distillery 98. 3. Experience the Rhythm: 14th Annual Swamp Writer Music Festival at Stinky’s Bait Shack Stinky’s Bait Shack is hosting the 14th Annual Swamp Writer Music Festival from January 11-14, 2024, showcasing over a dozen local and regional musicians at the Bait Shack on 30A. This free, public festival supports local talent and unites music enthusiasts as part of their ongoing commitment to the music community. Swamp Writer Music Festival / Thursday, January 11, 2023, from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. @ Stinky’s Bait Shack 4. Enjoy A Night of Music and Excitement. Catch a renowned dueling piano performance with Brett Hilbert, playing live from 7-8 p.m. Brett Hilbert / Thursday, January 11, 2023, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. @ Rum Runners Dueling Piano Bar 5. Melodies by the Sea: Experience the 30A Songwriters Festival 2024. The 15th annual 30A Songwriters Festival, happening January 12-15, 2024, transforms Florida’s Highway 30A into a musical haven, featuring a variety of talented songwriters set against stunning coastal landscapes. This event not only showcases performances by renowned artists like Jeff Tweedy, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Rosanne Cash, and KT Tunstall, but also offers workshops and discussions, blending intimate musical experiences with the beauty of the Gulf Coast.  Check here to see the schedule by venue. 30A Songwriters Festival / Friday, January 12-Monday, January 15, from 8 a.m. onwards @ Grand Boulevard 6. Brunch with a Beat: Live Music and Bayfront Dining. Join in for Beats & Brunch every Saturday and Sunday, from 11 am to 3 pm. Savor the finest brunch on the bay, complemented by live performances from local musicians. Beats & Brunch / Saturday, January 13, 2023, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Farm & Fire Southern Pizzeria 7. Saturday Nights with DJ Boom: Dinner, Drinks, and Beats at AJ’s Grayton Beach. Every Saturday, experience the live beats of DJ Boom at AJ’s Grayton Beach starting at 8 PM. Come for dinner and drinks, stay for an unforgettable evening of music! DJ Boom / Saturday, January 13, 2023, from 8 p.m. @ AJ’s Grayton Beach 8. Sundays at Marina Bar & Grill: Indulge in Brunch Bliss by the Marina. Make your Sundays special at Marina Bar & Grill! Every Sunday from 11am-3pm, indulge in our ‘Mimosas and Mulligans’ brunch at the serene Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Treat yourself to a delicious selection of brunch classics and refreshing drinks, all amidst the picturesque marina setting. Mimosa & Mulligans / Sunday, January 14, 2023, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Marina Bar & Grill To keep up-to-date with daily 30A events and other fun things happening here at the beach, bookmark, and download the free 30A iPhone and 30A Android apps.

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