Vintage Land Rover and beach cruiser owners of all makes and models are invited to the inaugural “30A Sand Rover Rally” along Scenic Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida on April 12-13th.

30A South Walton Screen Shot 2014 02 11 at 9.48.38 AM The 30A Sand Rover Rally

Rovers Magazine — North America’s Largest Land Rover Publication – is here to cover this informal gathering of Land Rover owners and vintage beach cruiser enthusiasts.

“We’re hoping to see all kinds of funky old beach cruisers riding along Scenic Highway 30A,” said local Mike Ragsdale, who drives a 1986 Land Rover 90.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Owners plan to display their vehicles around The Green at Gulf Place on Saturday, April 12th from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM, followed by an informal “Meet and Greet” cocktail party at Messina’s. (See the full event schedule and details below.)

TIP: Download the free 30A mobile app now for your iPhone or Android to find great local restaurants and to keep up with rally updates.

On Sunday, April 13th, owners and fans will visit the world-famous Red Bar for live music and Sunday Brunch, followed by an afternoon out on Grayton Beach. To wrap up the weekend, everyone will come back to Gulf Place for a free outdoor concert, featuring Old Truck Bluegrass Band from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Don’t forget to bring your beach chairs, blankets and coolers!

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30A South Walton 1960134 677174688994900 1319832716 n Duckies Shop of Fun to Host Little Lamb Portrait SessionsA baby lamb will visit Duckies Shop of Fun in Seaside on Friday, April 11th from 10 am – 5 pm, and kiddos can have their photos taken with her by Jessica James Photography.

The ten-minute playful session costs $75 and includes an online gallery with five pictures to choose from, and one 5×7 print of your choice.

Click here to see some sample photos.

The slots will fill up quickly, so call to book your appointment soon. For more info, contact Duckies Shop of Fun.

30A South Walton Angela Yoga 960 Book Your Private or Group 30A Yoga Session Now

30A South Walton angela yoga profile Book Your Private or Group 30A Yoga Session Now

Angela Ragsdale

From the very first moment that she stepped onto the mat, Angela Ragsdale knew that yoga was her life’s calling.

Her fun and friendly style of instruction is welcoming for both beginners and seasoned yoga experts.

Angela offers private personal and group lessons on the beach and in private residences, tailored specifically for you and your needs.

Join Angela for a Sweaty Vinysa Flow Yoga Class every Wednesday morning from 8:00 – 9:00 AM. The class is suitable for all levels. The classes are $15 per person and are held at Justin Lyon’s Art Gallery in Grayton Beach.

Angela earned her 200RYT Yoga Alliance and has been teaching in the area since 2009. She is currently pursuing her 500RYT advanced certification. Forever the student, Angela continues to deepen her understanding and love for this ancient art by studying and learning from her world-renowned teacher, Tiffany Cruikshank, and attends various retreats and workshops with other teachers such as Kathryn Budig, Doug Kellar, Amy Ippoliti, Bryan Kest, and Seane Corn among many others.

Speckled with artsy villages, rare coastal dune lakes, upscale resorts, funky beach bars, world-class restaurants and 25,000 acres of protected habitats, Scenic Highway 30A is also home to the most beautiful beaches in the world. Whether it’s a single class for beginners or a private week-long yoga beach retreat, 30A is an idyllic backdrop to experience, explore and enjoy yoga.

Email Angela now to book your private yoga session:


30A South Walton unnamed 1 Alaquas Pet of the Week: OscarFrom our friends at Alaqua Animal Refuge:

Oscar is a sweet 6-year-old male Dachshund mix who is a complete gentleman and who will love you unconditionally if you give him his second chance and forever home.

Oscar is laid back, low maintenance and one of the best-behaved residents here at Alaqua. He is a volunteer favorite! He is even-tempered, pleasant to others, and loves to sit on a volunteer’s lap and be snuggled! He is currently looking for his forever home with a family that will love him like the Alaqua family has loved him.

To adopt Oscar or any other animals at Alaqua, fill out an adoption form here.

For info, call 850-880-6399 or visit

30A South Walton 1235022 10151926497440841 1820663928 n Free Spring Break Performances by The Repertory Theatre The Repertory Theatre, based in Seaside, continues to host wide a variety of excellent Spring Break season performances and workshops. Executive Director Brook Stetler said that he’s looking forward to a record-breaking year at the award-winning theatre company.

“Our Spring Break programs are staged in Seaside, Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach and promise fun for all the family,” said Stetler. “All the performances are free thanks to the support of the Merchants of Rosemary Beach and Seaside, and the community of Alys Beach.”

The REP Theatre’s Spring Break line-up includes:

Alys Beach at Fonville Press

Adventures in Alys – 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, March 10th to April 9th at Alys Beach’s Fonville Press. Free for all ages.

At Adventures in Alys, watch as they create a new, one-of-a-kind Adventure in Alys, created by our audiences, and maybe even join in the stories yourself!

Intro to Improv – 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Thursdays, March 13th to April 10th at Alys Beach’s Fonville Press. Free for all ages.

Take an introduction to improv comedy workshop with actors from The REP. These improv workshops are all about having fun and learning to think on your feet.

Seaside at The REP Theatre and the Lyceum

Theatre Camp (Ages 7-11) 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, March 11th to April 17th at The REP Theatre (216 Quincy Circle in Seaside). $20 per class or $50 for a 3 class pass.

Theatre Camp (Ages 12+) 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, March 11th to April 17th at The REP Theatre. $20 per class or $50 for a 3 class pass.

Do your kids love theatre and improv? Are they creative? Are they ready to have fun over spring break? Then have them join the The REP’s qualified improv instructors for Theatre Camp! Buy your tickets now at

30A South Walton 732 10151926615760841 2003067444 n Free Spring Break Performances by The Repertory Theatre Commedia Cinderella, 5:00 p.m., Mondays, March 10th to April 14th at Seaside’s Lyceum green area. Free for all ages.

The REP puts a slapstick spin on one of the world’s most famous fairy tales. Beautiful Cinderella is forced to work as a kitchen maid but she still has a chance to win the hand of the handsome Prince.

Rosemary Beach at North Barrett Square

Androcles and the Lion, 5:00 p.m., Wednesdays, March 19th to April 16th at Rosemary Beach’s North Barrett Square. Free for all ages.

A singing mouse, an escaped servant, and a hungry lion form an unlikely trio of friends whose bond is put to the test by an evil Emperor in this enchanting and heartwarming play.

For more info, check out the The Repertory Theatre‘s website.

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30A South Walton Laurie Hood Alaqua Animal Refuge Sip n Shop Event to Benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge on April 4th

Alaqua Animal Refuge’s Laurie Hood

The 4th Annual Sip n Shop is one fabulous day of shopping, eating, and of course, sipping… and it’s all for a fantastic cause.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is sponsoring this year’s event, which will be held at the bay-front LeCiel Ballroom on Friday, April 4th from 11am to 3pm.

Part of the big Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown weekend on April 4th and 5th, Sip n Shop brings together excellent wine, food, local businesses, designers and artists. All proceeds from the event will benefit the abused, neglected, and abandoned animals that are cared for every day at Alaqua Animal Refuge.

Since 2011, this annual event has raised over $1.6 million for Gulf Coast charities. Last year alone, the Throwdown event raised over $826,000.

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Looking for a job at the beach? Go to WaterColor Inn & Resort from 2-7pm on Monday, March 31 or apply online.

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30A South Walton 30Acover Free Sunday Concert Series at Gulf Place

Gulf Place During the 30A Songwriters Festival

Gulf Place is hosting a new Sunday Concert Series every Sunday in March and April, and then again every Sunday between Memorial Day weekend and mid-October. Sponsored by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, each week’s live show features a different local or regional group, covering a broad spectrum of musical genres.

These weekly Gulf Place concerts are FREE and open to public. Each free show is from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Just bring your chairs and blankets to enjoy the show on the Amphitheater lawn.

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