30A South Walton Sunquest Aerial 2013 09 29 Solaris Helicopter 0243 emerald 1024x682 Special Easter Cruise Aboard The SOLARIS

Sunquest Cruises’ SOLARIS

Follow the bunny tracks down to Baytowne Marina and hop aboard the SOLARIS on Sunday, April 20th from 1 – 3 p.m. for a relaxing lunch cruise.

“Easter weekend is all about spending time with family and friends. If you’re fortunate enough to celebrate in Destin, this is an unforgettable experience for all ages,” said James Murray, General Manager for SOLARIS.

After taking in the warm coastal breezes and panoramic views from the sky deck, guests will enjoy a three-course meal that begins with a Baby Spinach and Mushroom Salad. Choice of entrée includes Filet en Croute, Gulf Shrimp Scampi Fettuccini, Chicken Cordon Bleu and Vegetable Lasagna. The meal ends with Chef’s choice of dessert. The children’s menu includes Chicken Tenders, Macaroni & Cheese and fresh seasonal Vegetables.

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30A South Walton Vue17 1024x682 Vue on 30a to Host Special Easter Brunch

Vue on 30a

Vue on 30a will host a special Easter brunch on Sunday, April 20th.

The buffet will feature an array of hot and cold selections, including a raw bar with oysters, shrimp, mini lobster tails, house-cured salmon, shrimp étouffée over rice, roasted prime rib of beef, custom omelets, a grits and mashed potato bar, an assortment of desserts, and more.

Click here to check out the complete menu.

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30A South Walton DG at Alys Beach 011 Win an Incredible 7 night $7,800 Vacation at Alys Beach During Digital Graffiti!One lucky winner who “likes” Alys Beach will win a trip to experience Digital Graffiti 2014 — the world’s first outdoor projection art festival. Alys Beach is one of the world’s most beautiful towns located on Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A.

The winner will enjoy a luxury vacation stay for a total of six guests in one of Alys Beach’s beautiful homes from June 1st to June 8th and will also receive six all-access weekend passes to attend all three days of Digital Graffiti 2014.

The Digital Graffiti Sweepstakes grand prize package is valued at $7,800!

The contest is free and open to the public until April 23rd, 2014. One grand-prize winner will be selected at random from the eligible online entries.

Click here now to enter!

Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach gives artists a large-scale “blank” canvas to explore the intersections of art and architecture, while creating entirely new art forms. Once darkness falls, the iconic white walls of the town will glow with more than two dozen original art projections as artists from around the world compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. A panel of judges from both art and technology industries will select six award winners including Best of Show; Best in Florida; Curator’s Choice; and three Honorable Mentions. The festival winners will be announced on Saturday, June 7th. (ARTISTS: Submit your entry before April 21st!)

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With authentic Southern flavors, an ever-bustling bar scene and its decidedly casual coastal vibe, Great Southern Cafe has been a consistent crowd-pleaser in Seaside for years. Now Great Southern Cafe’s owner, Chef Jim Shirley, has cooked up something entirely new in South Walton.

Perched directly on Choctawhatchee Bay at the southern foot of the Highway 331 bridge, Shirley’s newest restaurant – The Bay – is now open.

Located in the beloved local hangout once known as Sea Bar, The Bay’s high-ceiling interior features an expansive full bar, an open kitchen, a special bar just for sushi (overseen by local favorite Chef Jamison Hendler), and plenty of seating for private indoor dining. Outside on the covered deck, there’s a full open-air bar with an absolutely stunning view of Choctawhatchee Bay. Go just a few steps further, and you’ll find your toes in the sand, where you can lounge beneath the shade of palm trees.

Shirley has created a new kind of local hangout at The Bay, where guests can bask right on the sand while enjoying live music, cocktails, beach games, standup paddle boarding, and of course, excellent food.

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30A South Walton 1463984 10202837219305086 947635605 n1 8th Annual Bocce Ball Tournament in Rosemary BeachThe 8th Annual Bocce Ball Tournament will get rolling on Saturday, April 19th on the eastern and western greens in Rosemary Beach.

Registration will be at the tent by the fountain on Scenic 30A from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM, and the opening ceremony will begin precisely as the bell tolls at 10:00 AM.

The cost to enter is $40 per team of 2 and includes refreshments, food, snacks and two t-shirts.

This year’s Bocce Ball Tournament is presented by Bombora Sun & Surf in Rosemary Beach, and 30A.com is also a proud sponsor of this wonderful local tradition.

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Our friend and professional golfer Sophie Gustafson is playing in the first major LPGA tournament of the year, with 30A’s very own Kajsa Larsson caddying. (Both sporting 30A hats!)

Who knows where this famous bridge and pond is located? Click here if you think you know!

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30A South Walton unnamed 2 3rd Annual Food For Thought Golf TournamentFood For Thought, a local children-based non-profit servicing Okaloosa and Walton Counties, is set to tee off for its 3rd Annual Charity Outreach Golf Tournament on April 17th at Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club.

“The proceeds from this event will help fill our pantry in preparation for our summer 2014 program and new school year which will feed an estimated 400 children,” said Food For Thought Founder, Tiffanie M. Shelton.

The scramble begins with a 12:45 p.m. shotgun start where players can challenge their teams with a number of games and extras including mulligans for purchase, tee busters, and a putting contest. Food will be available on the course for purchase by CUP. The afternoon of golf will conclude with Happy Hour and hors d’oeuvres at Vue on 30a where team awards, prizes and a raffle will take place.

Players and teams can register online. Golfers will play in four-person teams and fees range from $75 per player to $250 per team.

For more info or to volunteer, please contact Food for Thought by April 7th.