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Soak in the Season with November’s Best Events on the Emerald Coast

Flutterby Arts Festival | Photo courtesy of the Walton County Cultural Arts Alliance

From an independent film festival to holiday-themed celebrations, November is a wonderful time to get out and explore the beauty of the Emerald Coast. With special events nearly every weekend, plan the perfect time to get out in your favorite beach community, and soak in this wonderful season from 30A to Navarre. Keep reading for our Top 10 November Events on the Emerald Coast!


Moutainfilm on Tour
Marina Park Amphitheater | WaterColor
November 4th-5th, 2022

One of 30A’s signature events, Mountainfilm on Tour returns for the 22nd year to the Marina Park Amphitheater in the WaterColor community. This two-day outdoor film festival presents two evenings of educational, inspiring, and motivating short films about issues that matter selected from the annual festival in Telluride, CO.

10th Annual Wine Walkabout
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse | Destin
November 10th, 2022

Spend and evening enjoying great wines for charity! The 10th Annual Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Wine Walkabout at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse offers tasting stations, the opportunity to visit with vintners from exclusive wineries, live music, a wall of wine pull, a silent auction, a raffle, hors d’oeuvres by Ruth’s Chris, and more. Proceeds benefit MKAF and its ArtsReach education.

Seeing Red Wine Festival
November 10th-13th, 2022

Now in its 30th year, the Seeing Red Wine Festival one of the area’s most highly anticipated events. Stroll the streets of this charming coastal town while tasting over 130 wines poured by winemakers and vintners from around the world paired with cuisine curated by Seaside’s chefs. Four distinct event are offered during the festival.

Half Shells on the Harbor
Harborwalk Village | Destin
November 12th, 2022

Half Shells on the Harbor is a Tide to Table event featuring fresh oyster tastings as local chefs come together to showcase their spin on this coastal classic. From Raw to Chargrilled Oysters, enjoy a variety of preparations and flavors while sipping on spirits, craft beers, and wines. Enjoy live music by Beau & the Burners on the Main State!

Holiday Shop & Dine Crawl
The Chamber Information Center| Navarre
November 12th, 2022

Enjoy a fun filled day with your friends and family discovering unique and locally owned small shops & restaurants in the Navarre area at the 11th Annual Holiday Shop & Dine Crawl! Stop by the Chamber Information Center to register for a chance to win a variety of prizes and a free shopping bag with goodies and a map of participating businesses.

Flutterby Arts Festival
Watersound Town Center | Watersound
November 13th, 2022

A celebration of the Monarch butterfly’s annual migration, The Flutterby Arts Festival from the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County is a free, family event in the Watersound community with children’s art activities, live music, theatre and dance performances, student art exhibits, a butterfly parade, and more! Proceeds benefit the CAA’s ‘Art For All’ Program.

Bourbon at the Bay
Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club | Destin
November 17th, 2022

Presented by Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, the 10th Annual Bourbon at the Bay will feature the opportunity to sample bourbon, scotch, and champagne, bid on exciting gifts, trips, and more in a silent auction, try your luck in a wine pull, eat delicious treats, and more! Back by popular demand for the third year is the Beach Liquors VIP Room!

Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights
Baytowne Wharf | Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
November 19th, 2022

Experience the wonder of the 9th Annual Sparkling Wine and Holiday lights, a perfect way to kick off the holiday season! This outdoor event features more than 30 champagnes and delicious appetizers from featured Village restaurants and ends with the first tree lighting of the season and Baytowne Wharf’s choreographed light show, 12 Nights of Lights!

Nutcracker Ballet
Seaside Amphitheater | Seaside
November 20th, 2022

A beloved 30A holiday tradition, gather on the Seaside Amphitheater lawn for Ballet Pensacola’s exciting rendition of the Nutcracker, based on the critically acclaimed Russian ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. Bring chairs or blankets and cozy up for the kick-off of the holiday season in the picturesque town of Seaside!

Turn on the Town
Seaside Amphitheater | Seaside
November 25th, 2022

Celebrate the kick-off of the holiday season with the majestic lighting of the tree and town in Seaside – a sight to behold! Enjoy photos with Santa and other holiday-themed activities for guests of all ages in this quintessential 30A town.

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