If you’re the kind of traveler who likes to enjoy the culture and mingle with the locals, then why not attend a fun event during your 30A getaway? There’s nothing like adding a dose of excitement to your beach vacation, especially when it includes delicious foodie events, live concerts, contests, and more! If you can’t wait to learn more, keep reading! We’ll tell you about all the top annual 30A events and festivals you cannot miss.  

We also know that you want the local experience. Every season is magical in 30A, especially when there are plenty of events to keep you entertained! Experience the calm atmosphere you’re seeking while still enjoying fun Sandestin events. Read on to discover our favorites and start planning your getaway today!

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Upcoming Annual 30A Events


Seabreeze Jazz Festival 

For more than two decades, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival has brought world-renowned artists and top performances to 30A. Ranked in the top ten jazz festivals by JAZZIZ Magazine, the Seabreeze festival is something you can’t miss if you come in April. 

South Walton Beaches Wine Food Festival 

The South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival is another must-see when you stay at Adagio in April! Meet more than dozen winemakers, prestigious chefs, and brewmasters during this four-day celebration at the town center. 

Sandestin Wine Festival

In mid-April, head over to Miramar Beach for the highly anticipated Sandestin Wine Festival. You’ll discover hundreds of national and international wines paired with some of the best seafood you’ve ever eaten. The festival has been welcoming visitors and locals alike for more than three decades, so join the tradition this year!

Art Week South Walton 

Channel your inner Picasso during the Art Week in South Walton in May. This festival lasts for 10 days and features several local artists and organizations. You’ll experience a variety of presentations in visual, literary, and performing arts. Best of all, the event takes place at numerous locations, offering the opportunity to explore 30A while living out your passion for art. 


Fourth of July on 30A 

Is there anything better than stunning Fourth of July fireworks over the water? 30A is the best spot along the Gulf to enjoy this patriotic holiday. Start with the Sandestin BBQ event and head over to Seaside for the Stars and Stripes Concert before watching the fireworks! 

Gulf Coast Jam 

Country music lovers, rejoice! Every year, Gulf Coast Jam rocks 30A and brings an exclusive selection of popular and talented musicians to town. Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and many other country music names come regularly! The lineup could consist of artists such as Morgan Wallen or Jelly Roll. Put your cowboy boots on and be ready for incredible fun.

Red, White, and Baytowne

Ready to see some stars and stripes on the beach? The Red, White, and Baytowne event is one of the best 4th of July celebrations in 30A. Enjoy delicious BBQ, browse numerous booths and craft vendors, listen to live music, and watch the sky light up over the lagoon at night!


Rosemary Beach Uncorked

Are you ready to enjoy a premiere 30A wine event that is an annual tradition? Rosemary Beach Uncorked™ takes place in November and allows visitors to indulge in the taste of the best food and wine Rosemary Beach® has to offer. Taste your way through the featured restaurants, endless bottles of wine, and live music.

Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest

No fall getaway is complete without a beer celebration, especially in Sandestin! The Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest gives you the opportunity to sample delicious craft beers. Learn more about the brews you love, visit the top breweries, and enjoy live music and mouthwatering food booths. There’s no better combo than a cold beer, juicy ribs, catchy tunes, and the best of Sandestin events!


30A Songwriters Festival 

If you love music, the 30A Songwriters Festival is a must-see. With more than 200 performances by over 150 artists, this festival is the best way to start the year with a bang. We recommend buying your tickets in advance as they tend to sell out quickly! 

Camp Helen State Park First Saturday 

Explore the riches of nature at Camp Helen State Park. This monthly historical tour takes you through stunning landscapes, including a magnificent dune, and offers breathtaking views of the Gulf! 

Sandestin Gumbo Festival 

Calling all gumbo fans! If you cannot get enough of this traditional dish, head over to 30A this winter for the Sandestin Gumbo Festival! There, you’ll be able to sample dozens of gumbo recipes crafted by some of the best local chefs! 

Here Comes Santa Claus

Ho Ho Ho! Winter wonderland magic takes over Sandestin each year. Here Comes Santa Claus happens every November at the Baytowne Wharf Village, and if you love the holiday season, this is the event for you. Attend the tree lighting ceremony, welcome Santa Claus to the village, catch a sneak peek of the light show, and so much more! These Sandestin events are ones you don’t want to miss.

Are You Ready to Enjoy the Top 30A Events? 

Did you find one (or two!) events you want to attend on 30A? Perfect! All that’s left to do is to find the perfect place to stay. Luckily for you, Adagio offers the best condos in the area. Browse our selection of gulf-view or poolside units and pick the one that suits your needs the most. No matter if you’re traveling with your significant other or with your extended family, you’re sure to find what you are looking for. Did we mention Adagio is only minutes away from the 30A’s top attractions and restaurants? 

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