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Hello Summer · June Events on 30A + the Emerald Coast

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June on 30A and the Emerald Coast is brimming with excitement, offering a diverse array of events for every interest. Dive into the fun at the 3rd Annual Sip & Splash: An Aquatic Affair in Destin or savor the summer vibes at Distillery 98’s Paddle Boil in Santa Rosa Beach. From golf tournaments supporting animal rescues to tapas tastings at Topsail Hill Preserve, there’s no shortage of activities to fill your calendar. Don’t miss out on these unforgettable summer experiences! In addition, regular weekly events including concerts, outdoor movies, and more are hosted at coastal communities including Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Watersound Origins, Alys Beach, and Harborwalk Village.


3rd Annual Sip & Splash: An Aquatic Affair
The Taj Renee Community Aquatic Center | Destin
June 1st, 2024

Join us for the 3rd Annual Sip & Splash: An Aquatic Affair presented by Tim Smith Acura at The Taj Renee Community Aquatic Center benefitting the Emerald Coast Fitness Foundation. Tickets include unlimited craft cocktails, wine, beer, and a multicourse dinner served by your favorite local restaurants including Camille’s at Crystal Beach, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Mozey’s Mobile Catering and Cuisine, SunQuest Catering, Sura Korean Steakhouse, and The Beachy Asian, along with live music, a silent auction, photobooth, and much more!

Summer by the Half Shell
Distillery 98 | Santa Rosa Beach
June 6th – 8th, 2024

Experience the essence of summer at Distillery 98’s 4th Annual Paddle Boil: Summer By The Half Shell! On June 6th, kick off the weekend celebration with a scenic trail ride hosted by YOLO Board + Bike at their Seagrove location. On June 7th, take to the waters for a serene community paddle led by Gulf Therapy. Meet at the Grayton Boat Launch where board rentals will be available. Then June 8th, enjoy the MAIN EVENT at Distillery 98: a delicious crawfish boil paired with some delicious craft cocktails, live music, and sunshine. Tickets are $75; kids get in free with a ticketed adult!

FORE! The Love of Animals Golf Tournament
Links Golf Club | Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
June 8th, 2024

Join us for a day of swinging clubs and wagging tails at the 3rd Annual FORE! The Love of Animals Golf Tournament. Set against the picturesque backdrop of The Links Golf Club at Sandestin, this event promises a blend of competitive golfing and heartfelt support for our furry friends. Alaqua Animal Refuge believes that every abused, neglected, and homeless animal deserves a second chance. The private, nonprofit animal sanctuary is committed to serving the Emerald Coast as the premier no-kill refuge, providing protection, shelter, and care to animals in need.

Tapas and Tunes
Topsail State Park | Santa Rosa Beach
June 14th, 2024

The 2nd Annual “Tapas & Tunes at Topsail” will benefit Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, one of Florida’s premier state parks. Restaurants will compete for the Judges’ Top 3 Tapas, along with a Peoples’ Choice award. All attendees will be given a ticket upon entry/check-in and encouraged to try all the participating restaurants’ tapas, as well as vote on their favorite. Prior to the conclusion of the event, these tickets will be counted, and awards will be handed out at the end of the evening. Attendees will also enjoy live music throughout the evening, an online silent auction, a cash bar for wine and beer, and much more!

Summer Family Fun Hike
Alaqua Animal Refuge | Freeport
June 15th, 2024

Jump into summer with Alaqua’s Family Friendly Hike! Join us for an exciting family-friendly adventure that includes a captivating tour of the refuge! Wear your best walking shoes, and don’t forget to bring a water bottle for the journey! The program fee is $5 per person, and it will be paid on-site the day of the hike. Before you embark on this hike, indulge in specialty coffees, fruit smoothies, and teas available for purchase at the Cat Cafe from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic
Baytowne Marina | Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
June 19th – 23rd, 2024

The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic (ECBC) attracts anglers of all skill levels to compete for over $2 million in cash awards. Now in its 22nd year, the ECBC continues to expand, yet the core attributes of the tournament remain the same – world-class competition, exceptional service, luxury accommodations, a beautiful backdrop for the event and fun for the whole family.

Whiskey Fest Destin
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundaton | Destin
June 28th—29th, 2024

Whiskey Fest Destin beckons you to savor two days of exquisite whiskies, live music, and culinary delights. Join us on June 28th and 29th at the picturesque Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation in Destin for a sensory journey like no other. Experience electrifying performances by iconic rock band Jefferson Starship on June 28th, followed by the infectious energy of Pirate Flag on June 29th. Don’t miss your chance to raise a glass and dance the night away at Whiskey Fest Destin!

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