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What's Happening in South Walton in September

What's Happening in South Walton in September

With the fall’s season of events and activities kicking off, there are lots of opportunities to enjoy fun in the sun in South Walton. From craft beer festivals and live music to family friendly movies and unique dining experiences, see what’s going on around town.

For more events, visit www.visitsouthwalton.com.

Spotlight Events:

Sept. 1: Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run: 7 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us for the 8th Annual Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, presented by the Alys Foundation, on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 in Alys Beach. Located along Hwy 30A, the course winds through the resort town and ends with an oversized bounce house for kids of all ages, music, food, and beverages available in the Amphitheatre.

Sept 1: Baytowne Art Walk: 5-10 p.m.

Stroll the Village streets as you browse a variety of artwork from both regional and local artists. Enjoy live music throughout the festival from local artists Jessie Ritter and Matt McCarty, as well as a spectacular fireworks show over the lagoon on Sunday at 9:15 p.m.

Sept 5: Wiggin’ Out for a Cause: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

On Thursday, Sept. 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the 5th Annual Wiggin’ Out For A Cause, with a Great Gatsby theme, will happen at Grand Boulevard Sandestin in the Emerald Coast Theatre space. Co-hosted by Velia Lala, Dana Saffel, and Donna McDonald, it’s an entertaining lady’s night out filled with wigs, hair dressers, photographers, makeup artists, wine, food and music. Proceeds benefit the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 850-833-9237, Ext. 256.

Sept. 5: Locals Night Launch Party at The Hub: 4-9 p.m.

Come on out to The Hub on Thursday September 5th for our “Locals Night Launch Party.” Sign up for your Hub Club Locals Discount Card and listen to live music by The Red Bar Jazz Band. NFL games on the Jumbotron and pavilion TVs. Discount Card benefits: Daily from 9/5/2019 through 2/29/2020 – 20% off at Mile Marker 15 Bar & Restaurant, Local Smoke BBQ, The Hub Bar (outside) and Mr. Freeze.

One free beer every Thursday 4 -9:30 p.m. starting 9/5 through the end of 2019. $8 double stack burgers every Thursday 4-9:30 p.m. starting 9/5 through the end of 2019. *Hub Club Cards are limited , arrive early while supplies last!

  • Website: hub30a.com
  • Address: 7000 E. Co. Hwy. 30A, WaterSound
  • Phone: (850) 213-0782

Sept. 5-7, 12-14, 20-21: Seaside REP Theatre: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged): 7:30 p.m.

A fast-paced and absolutely hilarious ride through 37 of Shakespeare's plays in only 97 minutes! Three madcap men in tights using a trunk full of props, wigs, and outrageous costumes are on a mission: to bring you the entirety of the works of William Shakespeare in one fell swoop. Join them as they weave their wicked way through the works of the greatest English playwright in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

  • Website: lovetherep.com
  • Address: 216 Quincy Circle, Seaside
  • Phone: (850) 231-0733

Sept. 14-16: Transforming Communities Through New Urbanism: 9 a.m.

The Seaside Institute presents the Transforming Communities Through New Urbanism Sept. 14-16, 2019. Taking place in the Seaside Assembly Hall, the three-day symposium will include networking receptions, round-tables, television program screenings, a quality roster of speakers and more. 

Speakers from around the country will address the key factors, challenges, and solutions in transforming communities for long term success. Starting with Transformations after Diaster. Guests will have opportunities to interact with speakers in round-table.deep-dive discussions at the end of each day to create practical applications in their regions.

Sept. 19: Bubbly Baytowne: 5-7 p.m.

Join us for an evening full of free champagne and shopping during our Bubbly Baytowne. Sip and Shop through the village streets! Stop in various retail merchants as you enjoy a selection of premium champagnes. * This event is free and for 21 and up only. The village will be open to the public during this event..

Sept. 20: 19th Annual Sacred Heart Charity Golf Classic: 8 a.m.

The Sacred Heart Charity Golf Classic is a prestigious event amongst area golfers. Since its inception in 2002, the annual golf classic has raised more than $4 million for Sacred Heart Hospital, supporting a variety of departments. This year’s fundraising will benefit the Comprehensive Spine Program expansion that includes the addition of a 5th operating room and equipment supporting robotic spine surgeries due to the current four operating rooms that are at capacity, night and day, six days a week.

Sept. 21: International Coastal Cleanup at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: 9:15-11:30 a.m.

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on International Coastal Cleanup Day for a beach cleanup on Saturday September 21 from 9:15 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Help keep the beach safe for the threatened and endangered species that call the beach home by minimizing the impact of marine debris on the beach and in the Gulf.

To register as a beach cleanup volunteer please call (850) 267-8330 and provide your name, email address, phone number and number of people coming.

Sept. 26: Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents The Fantasticks: 7:30 p.m.

The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic.

Sept. 27: The Big Give Benefitting CVHN: 6-10 p.m.

This annual event raises money that directly impacts Children’s Volunteer Health Network programs serving children in need. The evening will be filled with live music, dancing, and live and silent auctions. Bud & Alley's will put together a delectable buffet dinner and a cash bar will be available. Dress in your coastal chic, put on your dancing shoes, and get ready for a memorable evening raising funds for the kids!

Tickets on sale now https://e.givesmart.com/events/dPy/ - One drink ticket, dinner, and lots of fun included with $100 ticket.

  • Website: cvhnkids.org
  • Address: 2236 E. Co. Hwy. 30A, Seaside
  • Phone: (850) 622-3200

Sept. 28: Oktoberfest at Grayton Beer Brewpub: 12 noon-4 p.m.

Grayton Beer Company will host its inaugural Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 12-4 p.m. at our Brewpub located on 30A in Grayton Beach, Florida. The outdoor festival, benefitting Food for Thought Outreach, is the brewery’s nod to the famous 16-day celebration of food and beer indulgence held annually in Munich Germany.

Sept. 28: Eggs on the Beach: BBQ Competition at Seascape: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The sixth annual Big Green Egg Cooking Competition will be held Sept. 28 at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach, celebrating the delicious results of cooking on the Big Green Egg smoker/grill. Cook teams will be smoking and grilling their favorite dishes while tasters vote for their favorites. At Eggs on the Beach, participants taste samples from 30 cook teams, enjoy live music, Knob Creek craft cocktail tasting seminar, ENCO Sports Zone, charity drawing and more. Proceeds benefit the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought.

Recurring Events:


Wine & Song at NEAT – Alys Beach: 5 p.m.

Enjoy light bites and live music while tasting select wines every Tuesday night 5-7 p.m. 21 and up only, $15 per person.

Live music at The HUB at WaterSound Beach: 6 p.m.

Every Tuesday night meet up at The HUB for live music from local bands. Admission is free and open to the public, food and beverage available for purchase.

Live Music at 45 Central Wine & Sushi Bar: 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy live music from Cadillac Duo every Tuesday night 6:30-9:30 p.m. Arrive early and enjoy Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. with half off wine by the glass.


Family Movie Night at The HUB at WaterSound Beach: 7 p.m.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a family-friendly movie night on the lawn at The Hub. Admission is free and open to the public, food and beverage available for purchase. *All movie nights begin at 7 p.m.

Wednesday Night Concert Series at Baytowne Wharf: 7 p.m.

The Wednesday Night Concert Series returns to Baytowne. Sit back and relax as you take in the cool crisp air and enjoy live entertainment from local and regional talent from a variety of genres. Concert begins at 7 p.m. on the Events Plaza Stage. Upcoming performances include: The Good Lookings – Sept. 4, The Blenders – Sept. 11, Modern Eldorados – Sept. 25.

Family Fishing Tournaments: 12 noon

Every Wednesday through September stop by the Baytowne Marina Bait Shop to receive your fishing rod. The family to catch the biggest fish and provide a picture to the bait shop will receive a prize! *1 rod per family, must bring photo back by 1:30 p.m. Fish are catch and release.

  • Website: sandestin.com 
  • Address: 9300 US Hwy 98, Miramar Beach


Grayton Beer Brewpub Trivia Night: 6-8 p.m.

Join the staff of Grayton Beer Brewpub every Thursday night to test your knowledge against other teams. Enjoy $12 Pitcher specials, small-batch beers, craft cocktails and dinner. Teams of 6 are best, if you don’t have a team you can make some new friends at the brewpub! 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners each week.

 Live Music at 45 Central Wine & Sushi Bar: 7 p.m.

Enjoy live music from Tropic Breeze every Thursday night 7-9 p.m. Arrive early and enjoy Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. with half off wine by the glass.

30Avenue Concert Series on the Green: 6-9 p.m.

Every Thursday night join 30Avenue as they host an array of musical talent. Enjoy live music while experiencing unique shopping, extraordinary dining and a one of a kind experience for visitors and locals. The event is free and open to the public. September lineup: Scott Rockwood – Sept. 5, The Good Lookings – Sept. 12, John Hart Project – Sept. 19, Heritage Duo – Sept. 26.

Outdoor Theatre: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at Grand Boulevard: 7-10 p.m.

Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents an adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing.” Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy Shakespeare under the stars at the Grand Park in Grand Boulevard. This hilarious comedy is about misunderstandings, love and deception. The course of true love never did run smooth. To add to the fun Abrakadoodle will offer a themed kid’s craft pre-show at 7 p.m. In the event of rain, join us at the ECTC theatre upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard. All parking for event is on site at Grand Boulevard. Free and open to the public.

Throwback Thursday Cinema at Baytowne Wharf: 7 p.m.

Grab  your lawn chairs and enjoy a relaxing evening with Baytown Wharf’s free Throwback Thursday feature film.


Live Music Fridays at Marina Bar & Grill at Sandestin: 6 p.m.

Enjoy live music at the Marina Bar & Grill every Friday night. Admission is free and open to the public.

Family Fun Fest at Seascape Towne Centre: 6-10 p.m.

With fun activities for the kids, plenty of dining options, games to play and live music, the family fun fest is a great way to spend your Friday evening at the Seascape Towne Centre. You don’t want to miss the magicians and face painters.


Seaside Farmer’s Market at Seaside Amphitheatre: 9 a.m.

Seaside Farmers Market takes place in the Seaside Amphitheater every Saturday rain or shine 9 a.m.-12 p.m.! Seaside Farmers Market is on a mission to educate the public about sustainable practices by providing a well-rounded, green living experience. Vendors offer farm fresh, locally grown produce, homemade baked goods, beef from happy cows, heirloom seeds, artisan breads and cheeses, organic eggs, preserves, and doggie treats, to name a few.

Farmer’s Market at Grand Boulevard: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Every Saturday, year-round, rain or shine, the Grand Boulevard Farmer's Market features dozens of unique vendors offering mostly locally sourced food-based items such as produce, grass-fed beef, chicken, and pork, local honey, pickled vegetables, gourmet jams, unique homemade hummus, flowers, herbs, soaps and lotions and much more.

Family Challenge Saturdays at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: 9 a.m.

Every Saturday bring the family to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a fun challenge you can complete together. Challenges range from geocaching, photo scavenger hunt, a beach scavenger hunt, or an art challenge! Check in at the Park Store between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. for your family challenge packet. Upon completion, return the packet to the Park Store for your treat.

Orvis Fly Fishing 101 at Orvis Sandestin: 9:50 a.m.

Learn fly-fishing basics in one of Orvis’ free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages. Fly Fishing 101 will provide you with free lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Each participant will receive special offers on the essential equipment needed to get started. Classes held every Saturday.


30A Farmer’s Market in Rosemary Beach: 9 a.m.  

Come out to do your food shopping and pick up fresh from the farm produce, baked goods and pastries, delicious prepared foods, and much more. Take in the stunning views of Rosemary Beach where you'll find vendors lining the park with tents and all the good stuff.

Sunday Brunch at Pescado: 10:30 a.m.

Chef Ken Duenas has prepared an elegant and sophisticated brunch menu. Take in the relaxing views of Rosemary Beach from Pescado’s rooftop while drinking Mimosas and Rose’– all day. Live acoustic music from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with weekly rotating artists. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays.

  • Website:www.rooftop30a.com
  • Address: 74 Town Hall Rd. #4B, Rosemary Beach
  • Phone: (850) 213-4600

Sunday Brunch at Stinky’s Fish Camp: 10 a.m.

Every Sunday you can enjoy brunch at Stinky’s Fish Camp, complete with live music from The Steenos and Stinky’s famous Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Every Sunday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Sunday Pickin’ at The Bay: 4-8 p.m.

Every Sunday enjoy live music from Mike Whitty and friends.

Sunday Funday Ranger Program at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: 9 a.m.

Every Sunday come discover more about the park’s natural and cultural history with a Park Ranger. Program begins at 9 a.m. Free with regular park admission.