Here are a few photos from another fabulously fun weekend here on 30A… Join us out on the beach soon and often this summer!!!

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Submitted by newlyweds Scott and Mica Livingston and kids:

“Our beautiful beach wedding on May 26th, 2013. The weather and the beach were perfect!! Thanks to The Highland House for everything!”

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30A South Walton Daniel Ellsworth and The Great Lakes 1024x682 Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes Concert in Seaside on June 26

They never look the same at the end of their set… a pair of hip horn-rimmed glasses breaks in half, buttons become undone, and their once slicked-back hair is simply not anymore. But they wouldn’t be themselves if it were any other way. They thrive when they render themselves void of energy, and humbly hope that some of it rubs off on the crowd.

They are Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes — a high-energy indie rock band dead set on producing the best live sound they know how. (And boy, do they know how.)

“This sounds like a cross between Jack White and M. Ward,” said Wells Adams of Brite Revolution. “Those guys are about three sips of absinthe away from total wizardry.”

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Miss Florida and 30A Cruisers

Very cool! The guys just announced that their new 30A Cruiser spokesperson is Miss Florida 2012 Laura McKeeman (you might also recognize Laura from FOX Sports).

Laura’s a native of the 30A area and is a graduate of the University of Florida. So when vacationing here on Scenic Highway 30A, you might just spot Laura riding her 30A Cruiser along South Walton’s beautiful bike paths!

If you’d like to reserve a 30A Cruiser for your next vacation, visit Be sure to reserve yours early though, as these bikes get booked up fast!

Click here now to win!

Justin Gaffrey has become 30A’s signature artist, with his unique “sculpting with paint” style. Justin’s works are sold exclusively through his galleries in Blue Mountain Beach and Seaside, Florida. We’ve recently given away two of Justin’s incredible works, including a “You Are My Sunshine” painting in January that measured 24″ x 36″, and was valued at $2,250. Christi Rountree of Destin, Florida won that one. And last September, Darlene Wetzel of Corning, New York won a vibrant painting of Scenic Highway 30A’s Western Lake that measured 36″ x 24″, and was also valued at $2,250.

Now, this huge new “Redfish Lake” original painting measures 40″ x 30″, and is valued at $3,500, and one lucky 30A fan will soon own it!

30A South Walton Gaffrey 810 Win This Stunning Redfish Lake Original Painting by JUSTIN GAFFREY    Valued at $3,500!

“Redfish Lake” by Justin Gaffrey


Deadline to Enter: June 21, 2013

About Justin Gaffrey:

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The Pearl

The Pearl — the new 55-room resort poised to open in Rosemary Beach this summer — will bring a new level of luxury to Florida’s famed Emerald Coast.

Overlooking the spectacular Gulf of Mexico, The Pearl features beautifully appointed accommodations, destination-worthy cuisine, a welcoming spa, and plush meeting facilities in the heart of Northwest Florida’s most exclusive seaside community. Almost all rooms feature such amenities as a private balcony, in-room spa products by skincare expert Kerstin Florian, a refrigerator stocked with Nordaq FRESH water and juices, and a Keurig Coffee & Tea Brewing System. There’a also complimentary valet parking for overnight guests.

“The Pearl has been carefully crafted to capture the relaxed elegance of life on Florida’s Emerald Coast, yet bring a new level of refinement and excitement to guests and locals alike” said Bill Shoaf, Managing Director. “Rosemary Beach is a special place on the coastline and we look forward to welcoming guests to what we anticipate will be one of the country’s finest luxury resorts.”

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Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach isn’t just about the spectacular projections from artists all over the globe — it’s also about the fabulous dance party at Caliza Pool! Thanks to photographer Evan Carter for capturing these colorful moments from Saturday night…

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And here’s a brief video recap featuring DJ Wizz Kidd of Chicago and VJs Katie and John Gaiser of Birmingham:

30A South Walton NFB Afterglow 8850 Free Starlight Ballet Performance at Rosemary Beach on June 23The Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) invites dance lovers to enjoy a free performance of “Starlight Ballet” at Rosemary Beach.

This popular annual performance of dance under the stars is sponsored by the Rosemary Beach Property Owner’s Association and will feature NFB company dancers and international guest artists performing a mixed repertoire of classic and modern works.

WHEN: June 23, 2013 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: St. Augustine Green at Rosemary Beach

The program will consist of excerpts from Paquita with music by Leon Minkus, original choreography by Marius Petipa and restaged by Dorothy Lister. Audiences will also be treated to classical variations from Le Corsaire and Diana and Actaeon and Jazz Swing, a piece that brings the joy of classical dancing to the rhythm of Jazz; original choreography by Fernando Bujones, music by Louis Prima and Eddy Higgins.

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