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July 4 Happenings In Walton County

Alys Beach 4th of July Concert & Fireworks

July 4, 6 – 10 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day in Alys Beach! Bring the whole family out for live music by Ascension starting at 6 p.m. in the Alys Beach Amphitheater followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. Grab a spot on the green with your blanket or low-back chairs. Food and beverage available. Free and open to the public.


Grayton Beach July 4th Parade

July 4, 8 a.m.

Come join in the fun for the annual July 4th parade in the wonderful and funky town of Grayton Beach. Line up on Holtz Ave next to The Red Bar starts at 8:00AM with the parade starting at 8:30 a.m. Decorate your cars, jeeps, boats, bikes, scooters, etc.  No registration needed and everyone is welcome!


Hotel Effie Rooftop Fireworks Viewing Party

July 4, 7 – 10 p.m.

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Ara Rooftop Pool and Lounge at Hotel Effie! Enjoy live music, VIP seating, bottle service, and of course, the best fireworks view on the Emerald Coast. Guests of Hotel Effie receive complimentary access to the fireworks viewing party. If you are not staying at the hotel and would like a to purchase a private cabana or poolside daybed, visit ResortPass.


Rags to Riches Regatta

July 3, 7 a.m. at Grayton Beach

The Rags to Riches Regatta is a 40-year sailing tradition where 30A locals and visitors gather to cheer on teams as they navigate 16-foot catamarans in a race from Grayton Beach (originally known as the “rags” side of town) to Seagrove (also known as the “riches” neighborhood). Presented by Crater Train Brewing Company, The 30A Company, and Tribe Kelley Surf Post, the race will benefit South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) and their mission to protect and preserve our local marine resources.


Red White and Baytowne

July 4, 6 p.m., Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day at this family friendly event at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Kids activities include crafts, face painting and balloon sculpting. Live music starts on the Events Plaza Stage starting at 7 p.m. and will feature Donovan Keith.


Rosemary Beach July 4th Celebration

July 4, 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Start bright and early with our Bike Decorating Contest and Breakfast (7:30 a.m.) followed by the Bike Parade throughout the Town Center (8:45 a.m.). Enjoy a day at the beach and join us for a musical concert under the stars (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.).  Join us on the beach for a star-spangled fireworks display (8:45 p.m.). While only Rosemary Beach homeowners and guests will have direct access to our beach, we hope others in the area will be able to enjoy our general festivities and fireworks from other parts of the beach.


Seaside Central Square Block Party

July 4, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day at Seaside’s Central Square as the experience of a carnival comes to town with juggling, caricaturists, stilt walkers, and balloon artists! Along with live music and mini parades, try ordering ahead at Fish Out Of Water to get a premade picnic meal to enjoy at the fireworks show later that night.