Summer on 30A is the best and, if you’re looking to spend a holiday in the area, the 4th of July is the ultimate. There’s nothing like the celebratory, fun atmosphere on the beach over the 4th of July weekend. If you’re looking for more 4th of July events on 30A, we’ve got a full list to round out your holiday to-do list. With live music and a patriotic pool party to face painting and fireworks, check out our list of 4th of July events on 30A.
Looking for fun things to do on 30A for the 4th of July? Check out our list of 30A events on Independence Day to round out your holiday to-do list.
Summer on 30A is the best and, if you’re looking to spend a holiday in the area, the 4th of July is the ultimate. There’s nothing like the celebratory, fun atmosphere on the beach over the 4th of July weekend. Sure, you might have to hit the beach early to secure the best spot but the energy is well worth it. After fun in the sun, circle back to the beach to end the night watching the fireworks. If you’re looking for more 4th of July events on 30A, we’ve got a full list to round out your holiday to-do list. With live music and a patriotic pool party to face painting and fireworks, check out our list of 4th of July events on 30A:
From 6-9:15pm on the 4th, come to The Village of Baytowne Wharf for a spectacular 4th of July Celebration. Admission is free and open to the public. There will be lots of family-friendly activities like kid’s activities, crafts, face painting and balloon sculpting. Enjoy live music on the Events Plaza Stage starting at 7pm. Dance to the music before casting an eye to the sky to watch 4th of July fireworks over the lagoon.
On July 4th from 10am-2pm at Scratch Biscuit Kitchen in WaterColor Town Center, you can enjoy food, beer, specials and live music to celebrate the holiday. The event is open to the public, no reservations. Enjoy made-from-scratch biscuits and their delicious, original coffee blend in a family-friendly, casual environment. They have indoor and outdoor seating as well as a carry-out window if you want to grab and go.
On the 4th from 6-8pm at Fort Walton Beach Landing Park, enjoy a special concert as part of The Landing music series. The concert is free to the public and a great, family-friendly evening of live music. Downtown FWB Landing Park is a lovely waterfront park with a small rock climbing wall, playground and concert stage. You’ll also find plenty of sweet boutiques, local bars and tasty restaurant menu selections.
The Hub 30A is one of our favorite hangout spots. Located in Watersound Beach, The Hub is the spot local events, live music, delicious food and more. There’s a large lawn, main stage and picnic area. On the 4th of July from 5-7pm, there will be face painting and crafts with Katlyn from Uniquely Clever. Katlyn will be set up in screened in porch located off the left side of the stage. Fees apply but no sign ups are necessary. There will be live music from True Soul (funk/soul) all night until 9:30pm.
WaterColor Inn guests and WaterColor Community guests and owners can celebrate Independence Day with a family-friendly DJ Pool Party at WaterColor Beach Club this 4th of July from 4-7pm. Enjoy weekend-long food and drink specials and live music poolside on Sunday, July 4, from 4-7pm. So, if you’re staying in WaterColor, go check it out!
From 11am-10pm, celebrate freedom at Shunk Gulley. Enjoy live music, food and drink specials and amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico. This popular restaurant is one we’ve written about many times. You’ll love the casual atmosphere and great food.
There’s no news on whether the annual South Walton 4th of July parade is happening this year. This annual tradition starts around 8:30am and includes plenty of candy-throwing and children waving from the side of the road. You can decorate your bikes, golf carts, scooters, cars, etc. and take part in the parade. This small town event is one of the most charming events of the year so we hope it will be happening again. Keep your eye on the South Walton event calendar to see if it’s confirmed.
When nighttime falls around 8:30pm, we recommend grabbing a spot at the beach to watch the fireworks all over 30A, along the coast, over the town and over the water. Fireworks at the beach is the perfect way to end the night and celebrate freedom and our country.
At Love to Stay 30A, we want you to enjoy your 30A vacation to the max. Sometimes an unexpected rainy day, sudden sickness and even a global pandemic (we’re looking at you, COVID-19) can put a hamper on your good time out and about. If you’re looking for fun things to do while you stay safe and stay at home in our of our luxury 30A vacation rental homes, we’ve got plenty of great ideas for you. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite fun things to do at “home” for your 30A vacay.
There’s no place like 30A for the holidays! Skip the snow and opt for light-strewn palm trees and white sand beaches instead. If you’re planning a vacation to the 30A area sometime soon, you’re in for a real treat. There are plenty of fun events and activities to get you in the festive mood throughout the month of December. There’s no shortage of things to do and see like photos with Santa, holiday concert series and shopping along festively lit promenades.
A lot of our guests ask us, “When is the best time to visit 30A?” The easy answer is, “Anytime.” Every month offers its own unique benefits and experiences. Each season is full of treasures for you to explore. Plus with excellent weather (300+ sunny days a year) throughout, you might want to make your decision based on the activities you enjoy or whether you prefer busy, energetic beach crowds or quiet, wide open sands for yourself. Let’s take a look at each season, the pros and cons for visiting and local events that take place so you can decide the best time of year for a Florida Gulf Coast vacation.
Getting ready for a beach vacation is an exciting time but it can also be stressful packing and making sure you’ve thought of everything you’ll need for fun in the sun. From sufficient sun protection to avoiding bringing half the sand on the beach home with you, there’s a lot to consider. Sure, you can always pick up anything you forgot in the area after you arrive but you’ll end up paying a lot more from a tourist-y convenience store than shopping your own bathroom closet for free. This beach vacation packing list will help guide you to make your packing process a lot easier and get you on your way to 30A feeling confident and prepared. Our list of beach essentials handles everything from the basics to the extras so you won’t forget a thing.
If you’re spending Memorial Day on 30A, you’re in for a special treat. There are plenty of fun options for the family. Whether you’re looking to get patriotic with a fireworks show or hoping to relax on the beach with a red, white, and blue picnic, we’ve got the full list of fun things to do on Memorial Day on 30A.
Figuring out your travel arrangements and how to get around once you get there is part of planning a vacation. However you plan on initially arriving to the 30A area, you’ll be relieved to learn that getting around is easy. In fact, you may want to cancel your rental car and embrace the full local experience. These are some of the most walkable, expertly planned communities in the U.S. after all.