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Rosemary Beach Unleashed

Bring the whole family and your furry four-legged friends for a full day of festivities at Rosemary Beach Unleashed on Sunday, November 23.


This year’s theme is the Wild, Wild West so suit up in your favorite cowboy boots and hats, leather and bandanas.

Activities include a Westminster-style dog show, pet parade, agility demonstrations, a fenced-off dog play area, pawdicures, pet photos with a Wild West backdrop, food vendors and plenty more.

The festival is one of the Rosemary Beach Foundation‘s major events of the year. The foundation supports cultural, educational, environmental, and local charitable activities in the Walton county area. In eight years, the organization has donated over $425,000.

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Photo by: Jack Gardner

One dollar from every Seaside Punch sold at Bud and Alley’s will now go to Alaqua Animal Refuge.

The Seaside Punch, a refreshing blend of vodka, chambord, peach, apple, sour, and pineapple juice, is the beachfront restaurant and bar’s most popular drink, which means this effort could turn into a huge fundraiser for the animal rescue located in Freeport, Florida.

It costs over $60,000 a month to operate Alaqua. So, stop by Bud and Alley’s, order a Seaside Punch and enjoy those gorgeous gulf views knowing you’ve done something to support this great cause.

For more info, call 850-231-5900.


People visiting or living on 30A during Thanksgiving are lucky because so many local restaurants stay open, serving up special feasts to give everyone a holiday to remember.

Here is a round-up of the weekend’s festivities:

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Kick off the morning with the 30A Thanksgiving 10K and Fun Run at Rosemary Beach.

Stinky’s Fish Camp will celebrate Thanksgiving the way they always do — with a huge and delicious special menu prepared just for the holiday. This year’s entrees include rabbit and shrimp fricassee, spice-boiled snow crab legs, potato-wrapped grouper and a three-course turkey dinner of house-brined turkey, andouille cornbread stuffing and praline sweet potatoes. Oysters are served all day, 13 different ways. 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Call 850-267-3053 for reservations.

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30A South Walton 10446495 508120332621603 6039379738735754130 n Over 2,000 Runners Expected for the 30A 10K

Over 2,000 runners are expected for the festive 30A 10K and Fun Run held on Thanksgiving Day.

The race, which starts and finishes at Rosemary Beach, is the state Road Runners Club of America championship 10K and has become a popular holiday tradition. Proceeds benefit Shelter House domestic and sexual violence center, the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center and Donations 4 Danny.

Organizers have events planned starting Tuesday the whole family can enjoy in the days leading up to the race.

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Tricia Carlisle-Northcutt, of Beach Properties of Florida in Santa Rosa Beach, started the Children’s Volunteer Health Network in 2005 to help kids get the dental and medical help they need. She was recently named one of Realtor Magazine’s Good Neighbors of the Year for her work setting up the organization.

Check out this great video about the good the network is doing in Walton and Okaloosa counties, their mobile dental bus and their dental clinic in Santa Rosa Beach.

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Louis Petit of Louis Louis made the cover of the 2015 Hunks and Hounds Calendar

Hunks and their hounds made the rounds through the crowd at their 2015 calendar release party last night at The Bay.

The Hunks and Hounds calendar stars some of the area’s hottest men alongside man’s best friends, many rescued from Alaqua Animal Refuge, which will receive all of the proceeds from sales. Pick up your copy of the calendar and check out more photos from the shoots at hunksandhounds.com.

We pulled aside some of the models, the photographer Dawn Chapman Whitty and event organizers to get the inside scoop on the calendar’s much-anticipated release.

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30A South Walton santa 30a facebook 1200x444 HO, HO, HO! Guess Who Is Coming to the New 30A Store?

Santa Claus will visit the brand new 30A Store in Gulf Place this Saturday, stopping in for a much-needed break from the bitter cold of the North Pole.

The new 30A store is co-located with Sunrise Coffee, directly on Scenic Highway 30A next to La Playa. There will be fun specials and discounts, as well as treats for the kids and adults, so this is the perfect opportunity to check out our cool new hangout spot, just across Scenic 30A from our beautiful beach.

30A South Walton 30A Beach Blonde Beer 175 HO, HO, HO! Guess Who Is Coming to the New 30A Store?Santa will make his grand appearance from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 13.

We’ll even be serving FREE blue 30A ice cream! Hot dogs will be on sale for $1 and ice-cold 30A Beach Blonde Ale will be on-tap for $2.

TIP: “Like” or check-in on The 30A Store’s Facebook page and receive 20% off your total purchase this Saturday!

30A South Walton RIDINGDIRTYPOSTER Riding Dirty Down the 30 with Grayton BeerThe inaugural Riding Dirty Down the 30 bike pub crawl with Grayton Beer is this Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This month’s event is Riding Dirty on the 30: West Side. The ride will run from Shorty’s in Grayton Beach to Stinky’s on the west end of 30A. Stops include Hurricane Oyster Bar, Marie’s Bistro, McTighe’s Irish Pub, Big Daddy’s Bikes and La Playa.

$40 ticket includes seven pints of beer, a bike rental and a shuttle back to Grayton Beach.

The weather looks great for a ride and spots are still available. Reserve yours or or get more information by emailing abby@graytonbeer.com.