If you’re the kind of traveler that 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.  

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Here’s the Ultimate List of 30A Events You Need for Your Vacation 

Spring 

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. 

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. 

Summer 

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 

Music lovers, rejoice! Every year in September, Gulf Coast Jam rocks 30A and brings an exclusive selection of talented musicians to town. Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and many other country music names come regularly! Put your cowboy boots on and be on the lookout for tickets starting in April. 

Fall 

30A Half Marathon & 5k 

The 30A Half Marathon & 5K happens every October and takes runners through the quaint beach towns of 30A, as well as along the ocean on the scenic highway. In addition to the race, a series of events is held throughout the weekend, such as a BBQ Festival with live music and cold beer. Racers get free accessand tickets are available to the public for $25. 

Winter 

Sandestin Festival of Trees 

Experience the magic of Christmas at the Sandestin Festival of Trees! Marvel at the sparkling decorations, fun activities, and hot-cocoa stations.  

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! 

Sandestin Wine Festival 

Wine, food, and fun in the sun; That’s the motto of the Sandestin Wine Festival. Named the best annual event by Destin Magazine, the Sandestin Wine Festival happens every April and offers visitors the opportunity to discover a fine selection of wines and gourmet food. 

Are You Ready to Enjoy 30A’s Top 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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