30A South Walton 1782088 728107897213190 470053258 n Furry Fest 2014: A Day of Furry Friendly Fun at Gulf Place

Furry Fest 2014 will take place at the Gulf Place Amphitheater and Lawn today, February 22nd, from 11 am to 3 pm.

The event’s goal is to raise funds for Alaqua Animal Refuge and H.E.A.R.T Animal Rescue, which will be used to help shelter pets throughout Florida’s panhandle.

The event will feature a silent auction and live music by KC Phelps, Kristen Barkulou, Andy Durand, Gary Clark and others. Pug Rescue of Florida will be also be there with pugs needing their FOREVER homes.

For more info, contact April Madr or call 850-685-6776.

30A South Walton V Day Menu Couples Will Enjoy Romance with a Vue on Valentines Day


Vue on 30a will host a special Couple’s Dinner on Valentine’s Day.

The special menu includes Fried Caprese Salad or Chef’s Arugula Salad, Surf and Turf with Creamy Risotto and Vegetables, and Strawberry and Nutella-Filled Crepes.

“We look forward to offering couples a special evening with stunning views,” said General Manager, Tim Cole.

The evening’s festivities will take place from 4:30pm – 8:30pm on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. The cost for the special evening is $99 for two people. The restaurant will also offer its regular menu for anyone who prefers to order from it.

TIP: Be sure to check out Vue on 30a’s weekend specials too, including Prime Rib Night every Saturday and Sunday Brunch with $9.95 bottomless mimosas!

For more info or to book reservations, call 850-267-1240.

30A South Walton Grayton bar and grill lamps Congrats to Our 2014 30A DINING HOT SPOT Winners!

Who did fans vote as the hottest new restaurant of 2013?

You nominated them. You voted for them. And now, we’re honored to reveal the winners of this year’s 30A DINING HOT SPOT AWARDS!

Once again this year, we divided our annual 30A HOT SPOTS survey into two parts: DINING and NON-DINING. (Voting for NON-DINING categories will begin soon, including categories for nightlife, fitness, music, art, shopping, photography and more.)

This year, we received 45,633 of your votes across 31 dining-related categories.

There are over 180 restaurants in South Walton, so it’s a huge honor just to make the list! Thanks to all of our fans for voting and best of luck to all of our local businesses. We hope everyone enjoys an amazingly successful 2014.

And now, we proudly present this year’s 30A DINING HOT SPOT WINNERS.


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30A South Walton 1618679 10151930828775893 624082866 n Nashvilles Humming House to Perform in Seaside on Feb 15As part of the President’s Day Weekend celebrations at Seaside, the popular Nashville band Humming House will perform on the Lyceum Lawn on Saturday, February 15th, starting at 5:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public.

At once danceable and reflective, familiar and nostalgic, Humming House’s sound weaves together Americana, classical composition, bluegrass, soul, and even traditional Irish music. Humming House’s music has been featured on numerous hit shows during the last year, including FX’s Justified, the CW’s Hart Of Dixie, and MTV’s World Of Jinx.

You can sample their music and even download their free album here.

So stop by Modica Market on February 15th for some delicious eats and grab your blanket or lawn chair for a fantastic evening of music!

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Seaside will host a job fair this Tuesday, February 11th from 9AM to 5PM at 121 Central Square (the entrance between Modica Market and Pizitz). Employers will be on-hand with a list of part-time and full-time jobs available in the areas of hospitality, retail, recreation, swim and tennis, restaurant, maintenance and others.


30A South Walton sun beam 1024x682 Valentines Dinner and Dancing Cruise Aboard the SOLARISSunQuest Cruises is hosting its annual Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dancing Cruise on the SOLARIS yacht this Valentine’s Day weekend, Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th from 7 to 10 p.m.

Guests will embark on a romantic evening that includes a three-hour cruise, three-course seated dinner, live entertainment and premium champagne packages.

“If you’re spending Valentine’s Day on 30A, you want to enjoy a romantic dinner overlooking the area’s natural beauty,” said James Murray, General Manager for SunQuest Cruises. “We take waterfront dining and romance to the next level.”

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30A South Walton Sam Bush GRAMMY winner Sam Bush, Bourbon, Barefoot BBQ, 30A Beach Blonde Ale, Alys Beach .... OH MY!

Sam Bush: The King of Newgrass

What happens when you combine fine bourbon, craft beer, incredible live music by GRAMMY-winner Sam Bush, Boukou Groove and Dread Clampitt, and delicious bar-b-que by Barefoot BBQ??

You get ‘Bourbon, Beer & Butts’ at Alys Beach on March 7th!

It’s one EPIC party to help kick-off this year’s 30A Wine Festival. Bourbon will be provided by companies such as Breaking & Entering Bourbon, Four Roses Bourbon, High West Distillery, Junior’s Midnight Moon, Medley Brothers Bourbon, Smooth Ambler Spirits, Wathen’s Kentucky Bourbon and Wild Turkey.

Or, if authentic craft beer is more your speed, Grayton Beer Company, Oyster City Brewing Company and SweetWater Brewing Company will be there pouring too. Of course, our new 30A Beach Blonde Ale will be flowing freely, courtesy of Grayton Beer!

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30A South Walton 1604746 713450198665349 1129587444 n Jimmy Buffett Reflects on Destin in Beaches, Resorts & ParksWith an estimated net worth of $400 Million, Jimmy Buffett is undoubtedly one of the most successful musicians in history.

In fact, he’s ranked as the third richest musician in the world, right behind the likes of Sir Paul McCartney and U2′s Bono.

And yet, J.B. will be the first one to admit that he’s pretty average as far as his singing and guitar-pickin’ talents go.

So what is it about this Gulf Coast original that devout believers around the world adore so darn much?

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