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As spring blooms along the Gulf Coast, the Emerald Coast’s vibrant culture comes alive with a myriad of exciting events. From indulging in fine wine and gourmet cuisine to immersing oneself in the thriving arts scene, April on 30A promises unforgettable experiences for locals and visitors alike. Here’s a curated 30A Beach Girls selection of events to mark on your calendar this April:

The Big Chill 30A – 2023-2024 Events
April 03 – May 30 | WaterSound

Embark on a journey of relaxation and rejuvenation at The Big Chill 30A. Running from April 3rd to May 30th in WaterSound, this multiday event offers a variety of activities spanning multiple categories, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown 2024
April 04 @ 6PM, April 05 @ 8AM, April 06 @ 5PM | Miramar Beach

Get ready for a culinary showdown at the Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown 2024. Taking place on April 4th, 5th, and 6th in Miramar Beach, this multiday event features competitions in multiple categories, showcasing the talents of top chefs and culinary enthusiasts.

Sandestin Wine Festival
April 12 @ 5PM & April 13 @ 1PM | Miramar Beach

Sip and savor at the Sandestin Wine Festival, a beloved annual tradition in Miramar Beach. Join fellow wine enthusiasts on April 12th and 13th for an unforgettable tasting experience, featuring a wide selection of fine wines and gourmet fare.

Moon Crush Pink Moon
April 18-21 @ 5-10PM | Miramar Beach

Celebrate the magic of the Pink Moon at Moon Crush, a multiday arts and culture festival in Miramar Beach. From April 18th to 21st, immerse yourself in live music, art installations, and beachfront festivities under the glow of the moon.

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival
April 25 @ 5-7PM & April 26 @ 4-8PM | Miramar Beach

Indulge your palate at the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, a premier culinary event in Miramar Beach. Join the celebration on April 25th and 26th for tastings, seminars, and gourmet experiences showcasing the best of the Gulf Coast’s culinary scene.

36th ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival
May 04 @ 10AM-7PM & May 05 @ 10AM-5PM | Miramar Beach

Experience the beauty of fine art at the 36th ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival. Held on May 4th and 5th in Miramar Beach, this prestigious event showcases the works of talented artists from across the country. Stroll through rows of paintings, sculptures, and crafts, and find the perfect piece to adorn your home.

Don’t miss out on these extraordinary events happening on 30A this April. Whether you’re a wine aficionado, a culinary connoisseur, or an art enthusiast, there’s something for everyone to enjoy along the Emerald Coast’s scenic shores. Join us as we celebrate the rich culture and vibrant community of 30A this spring! Visit or call 850-849-7455 for more information on booking your April getaway!

Embark on a journey through Florida’s Scenic 30A, where the festivities never seize and the fun is endless. Whether you’re a lover of fine wines, gourmet cuisine, arts, or family-friendly activities, there’s a festival for everyone along this picturesque coastline. From charming seaside towns to bustling event venues, here are our top picks for annual festivals that promise to elevate your 30A vacation to new heights.

Flutterby Arts Festival – Join the migration of the monarch butterfly at the Flutterby Arts Festival, a whimsical celebration of nature, art, and community. Enjoy a colorful parade, interactive art exhibits, live entertainment, and family-friendly activities.

Art Month South Walton – Celebrate the vibrant arts scene of South Walton County during Art Month, a month-long extravaganza featuring street art festivals, fine arts exhibitions, literary conferences, and theatrical performances.

Destin Seafood Festival – Celebrate the bounty of the sea at the Destin Seafood Festival, a beloved tradition that pays homage to the culinary heritage of the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” Sample fresh catches, enjoy live entertainment, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Destin Harbor.

30A Songwriters Festival – Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Americana, country, and folk music at the 30A Songwriters Festival. Discover emerging talents and iconic performers while supporting the local arts community of Walton County.

Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights Festival – Combine the magic of the holiday season with the effervescence of sparkling wine at this enchanting festival. Sip on bubbly delights, indulge in gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and marvel at the twinkling holiday lights that illuminate Baytowne Wharf.

Harvest Wine and Food Festival – Experience the ultimate culinary journey at the Harvest Wine and Food Festival, where world-class wines and gourmet dishes take center stage. Treat your taste buds to a symphony of flavors and aromas amidst the stunning backdrop of the Emerald Coast.

Baytowne Beer Festival – Raise a pint to craft beer excellence at the Baytowne Beer Festival, a two-day celebration of hops, barley, and camaraderie. Sample an eclectic array of brews, attend informative seminars, and enjoy live music performances under the Florida sun.

Sandestin Gumbo Festival – Savor the flavors of the Gulf Coast at the Sandestin Gumbo Festival, where local chefs compete to craft the most delectable gumbo dishes. Sample an array of seafood-infused creations and cast your vote for the best gumbo in town.

The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival – Satisfy your craving for savory cocktails and culinary creativity at The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival. Sample signature Bloody Mary concoctions crafted by local mixologists, indulge in gourmet bites, and support Habitat for Humanity Walton County.

Moon Crush – Moon Crush offers a haven where loved ones can bask in stunning beaches, captivating live music, and, above all, cherished moments together under the sun and amidst the stars. Distinctly crafted as a Music Vacation rather than a conventional festival, Moon Crush invites you to luxuriate in leisurely days on the beach, lounging by the pool, or partaking in beloved pastimes alongside those closest to your heart.

Digital Graffiti Festival – The annual Digital Graffiti event at Alys Beach showcases an inventive and lively celebration of the fusion between projection art and architecture. Renowned international artists converge to showcase their unique digital creations, illuminating the pristine white walls of Alys Beach with a mesmerizing display of movement, color, and light. This captivating event attracts digital artists from around the world, encouraging them to experiment with their dynamic forms in harmony with people and the architectural surroundings, resulting in spontaneous and awe-inspiring experiences for all attendees.

30A Wine Festival – Raise your glass to the 30A Wine Festival, a four-day extravaganza celebrating the art of winemaking and culinary delights. Indulge in garden parties, bourbon tastings, grand wine tastings, and croquet matches amidst the stunning backdrop of South Walton County.

Festival of the Arts – Immerse yourself in a world of creativity and expression at the Festival of the Arts, a captivating showcase of local and national artists. Admire diverse artworks, enjoy live music performances, and explore vibrant mediums spanning painting, sculpture, and photography.

Seeing Red Wine Festival – Savor the flavors of the South at the Seeing Red Wine Festival, a premier wine tasting event set against the idyllic backdrop of Seaside. Sample exquisite wines, taste delicious Seaside cusisine, enjoy live music performances, and revel in the coastal charm of this iconic beach town.

Watercolor Film Festival – Experience the magic of cinema under the stars at the Watercolor Film Festival, a two-day celebration of storytelling and cinematography. Enjoy screenings of award-winning films, engaging discussions, and special events hosted by acclaimed filmmakers.

Sandestin Wine Festival – Indulge in a weekend of wine and revelry at the Sandestin Wine Festival, a beloved tradition hailed as the “Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals.” Sample hundreds of domestic and international wines, savor gourmet cuisine, and bask in the coastal beauty of Sandestin.

Discover the Best of 30A and elevate your festival experience with a luxurious stay at one of our beachfront properties. 

Book your stay today and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and natural beauty of Florida’s scenic coastline. Visit us at or call us at (850) 849-7455 and let us plan the most memorable vacation on 30A.