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A Star-Spangled Spectacle: 30A’s Fourth of July Extravaganza

Along the scenic stretch of Highway 30A, the Fourth of July is more than just a national holiday; it’s a beloved local tradition woven into the very fabric of the community. All-day beach parties on Grayton Beach, enchanting symphonies, and dazzling fireworks displays transform this weekend into one of the most lively and vibrant celebrations in the area.

1. Star-Spangled Independence Day Festivities & Blood Drive at AJ’s Grayton Beach

Celebrate Independence Day at AJ’s Grayton Beach on Thursday, July 4th, starting at 8:00 AM. Enjoy early bar specials on Tito’s Bloody Marys and mimosas until 10:00 AM, followed by a Star-Spangled Brunch service beginning at 9:00 AM, accompanied by live music from Christon Birge and Katie Spillman. The Grayton Beach Community Parade kicks off at 8:30 AM near The Red Bar. Guests can visit AJ’s greeting table for free flags, bottled water, ice pops, and AJ’s swag.

From 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, join the Independence Day Blood Drive with OneBlood. Donors will receive a $20 eGift card, a OneBlood beach bag, a $10 AJ’s gift card, and a wellness checkup. This event is a perfect blend of celebration and community service, making Independence Day memorable for all who attend. To schedule a blood donation, visit OneBlood’s website and use sponsor code 63826.

4th of July Festivities & Brunch / Thursday, July 4, 2024, 8 a.m. @ AJ’s Grayton Beach

2. Bike Parade, Block Party, and Family Fun on the Fourth



Celebrate the Fourth of July at Rosemary Beach with a day full of family-friendly activities! Start your morning at 7:30 a.m. with a delightful Breakfast & Bike Decorating Contest in North Barrett Square. At 8:30 a.m., join the festive Bike Parade & Block Party across North Barrett Square and Western Green. As the evening approaches, bring the kids for face painting at 5:00 p.m. in St. Augustine Green. Conclude the celebrations by watching “National Treasure” at 8:00 p.m. in Eastern Green.

Fourth of July Celebration: Bike Parade & Block Party / Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. @ North Barrett Square

3. Donut Dash: Alys Beach’s Epic Fourth of July Contest

Head to the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Thursday, July 4th, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am for a star-spangled donut eating contest sponsored by Charlie’s Delights! Whether competing or cheering on the contestants, this event promises sweet fun and festive excitement to kick off the Fourth of July celebrations. With categories for all ages and mouth-watering donuts, it’s an event not to be missed! Later in the evening, enjoy live music, a spectacular concert and fireworks show at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Somerset Street.

Donut Eating Contest / Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. @ Alys Beach Amphitheatre

4. Star-Spangled Beach Bash: Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate the Fourth of July at the WaterColor Beach Club starting at 9:00 am. Enjoy a Chef’s Cookout on the pool deck with all your favorite items, patriotic drink specials available all day, and live entertainment by DJ 30A from 12 noon to 7 PM. Special nighttime beach chair setups will be available for walk-up rentals at 5:30 PM (first-come, first-served), and the Tiki Bar will be open during the fireworks display.

Independence Day Celebration / Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 9 a.m. @ WaterColor Beach Club

5. Seaside’s Independence Day Extravaganza: Block Party, The REP Performance, and More

Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Seaside Amphitheater with a lively Block Party from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, featuring face painters, an Uncle Sam Stilt Walker, caricaturists, balloon twisters, and more. Enjoy a performance by The REP at 9:00 am, followed by a kids’ music concert by Huck & Lilly at 10:00 am. The festivities continue with a bike decorating contest at 10:45 am and Wild Bill’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 11:30 am. The evening includes the Sinfonia Gulf Coast Pops Concert at 7:00 pm and culminates with a spectacular fireworks show over the Gulf at 8:30 pm.

Independence Day Celebration: Block Party with The REP Performance / Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. @ Seaside Amphitheater

6. Experience a Vibrant Independence Day at The Pearl in Rosemary Beach.

Celebrate Independence Day at The Pearl Hotel in Rosemary Beach! From July 4th to July 7th, join us in the Hemingway Room, open to Main Street from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Enjoy a festive pop-up bar offering patriotic drinks and delicious food, while live music fills the air as you stroll through Rosemary Beach. This event is open to everyone—no reservations or tickets needed!



Independence Day Celebration / Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. @ The Pearl on Rosemary Beach

7. Stars, Stripes, and Soul: Independence Day Bash with Donnie Sundal

Join us at North Beach Social in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, for an unforgettable Independence Day Bash on Thursday, July 4th! Kick off the festivities at 1:00 p.m. with a mouthwatering shrimp and crab boil, and don’t miss our $5 “Make it a Bucket” special on all Signature Drinks. Groove to the funky soul sounds of Donnie Sundal from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The celebration continues with the Grateful Dan Duo live from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., transitioning to DJ mode until 9:30 p.m. Cap off the night with a spectacular fireworks display at 9:00 p.m. Come celebrate America’s birthday on the North Beach of South Walton.

Independence Day Bash: Live Music by Donnie Sundal / Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. @ North Beach Social

8. Exclusive 4th of July Celebration for Camp Creek Inn Guests

Camp Creek Inn guests who spend the 4th with us get access to two incredible events! During the day, enjoy the Folds of Honor Freedom Fest at the Beach Club, featuring an exhilarating parachute jump by the Patriot Parachute Team and live music by Andy Velo.

In the evening, return to Camp Creek Inn for a July 4th Celebration & Fireworks Show on the driving range. Guests will be treated to delicious food, fun activities, live music by the Swingin’ Medallions, and a private fireworks display.

July 4th Celebration & Fireworks Show / Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. @ Camp Creek Inn

9. Fireworks on the Water: 4th of July Destin Dinner Cruise from Baytowne Marina

Set sail on the ultimate 4th of July celebration with the SunQuest Cruises Solaris Yacht from 5:15 pm to 9:30 pm. Enjoy a sunset cruise with coastal cuisine, live music, and a champagne toast, culminating in a spectacular fireworks show. The 125’ SOLARIS yacht features three decks, including an open-air Sky Deck. This 3.5-hour cruise includes a three-course meal, live entertainment, and incredible views of the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort fireworks. Tickets sell out quickly, so make your reservation today for an unforgettable evening on the water.

4th of July Destin Dinner Cruise / Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 5:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. @ SunQuest Cruises Solaris Yacht

10. Star-Spangled Celebration: 4th of July Concert & Fireworks at Alys Beach

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a spectacular concert and fireworks show at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Somerset Street. Enjoy live music by the Bay Kings Band from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, with food and drinks available for purchase. The evening culminates in a dazzling fireworks display. Join the fun and festivities for an unforgettable Independence Day celebration.

4th of July Concert & Fireworks Show / Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. @ Alys Beach Amphitheatre

11. Red, White & Baytowne: 4th of July Celebration with Below Alabama

Join the star-spangled festivities at Baytowne Wharf for the Red, White & Baytowne 4th of July event! From 7:00 pm to 9:15 pm, enjoy a free concert by Below Alabama on the Events Plaza Stage, followed by a spectacular fireworks display at 9:15 pm. The Village of Baytowne Wharf offers fun for the whole family, including kids’ activities like crafts, face painting, and balloon sculpting. Bring your family and friends for an unforgettable evening of music, fireworks, and patriotic fun!

Red, White & Baytowne 4th of July Event: Below Alabama / Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 7 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. @ Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza

For a complete list of events, follow 30A’s event calendar. You can also catch the action live on 30A’s Facebook page.

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