The Best Things To Do on 30A This Week – Aug 7-13 - 30A

The Best Things To Do on 30A This Week – Aug 7-13

This week on 30A promises a delightful blend of events from outdoor entertainment to culinary delights. Kick off with a night of live music at The Bay’s beach bonfire, then marvel at an array of dazzling vehicles at the 4th Annual Autos in August Auto Show. Wrap up your week by attending the captivating Open Mic Night at Raw & Juicy or catching the NFL preseason games on the Jumbotron with your friends.

1. Enjoy some beachside bliss every Wednesday at The Bay.

Join in at The Bay every Wednesday for a beachside bonfire paired with live music. Revel in the harmonious blend of crackling flames and captivating tunes.

Wednesday Night Bonfire: Jared Herzog / Wednesday, August 9, 2023, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. @ The Bay

2. Beat mid-week blues with an electrifying performance by the Red Rocket Gang!

Red Rocket Gang, a dynamic newly formed band, captivates audiences with their multi-faceted talents and extensive musical experience that keeps the crowd dancing throughout the night

Red Rocket Gang / Wednesday, August 9, 2023, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.@ Red Fish Taco

3. Empowerment through Storytelling: Open Mic Night featuring Nadine Kenney Johnstone.

Join in at Raw & Juicy on Thursday for their August Open Mic Night, featuring the theme: OVERCOMING THE ODDS. Doors open at 5 PM and storytellers will start sharing their tales at 6 PM sharp. Interested participants should email to be considered for a reading spot. Remember to include your name, genre, a brief bio, and your proposed presentation. If there’s extra time, the floor will be opened to more people before the Featured Storyteller, the award-winning author Nadine Kenney Johnstone takes the stage.

August Open Mic Night / Thursday, August 10, 2023, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. @ Raw and Juicy

4. Don’t miss the summer spectacle at Watersound – theater, tunes, and more!

Experience a delightful summer at The Pavilion in Watersound Town Center with a mix of live music, theatre, outdoor films, and more. Mark your calendars for Jeffrey Steele’s performance on August 10 as part of the 30A Songwriters Showcase.

Sounds Like Summer: Jeffrey Steele – 30A Songwriters Showcase / Thursday, August 10, 2023, from 6:30 pm @ The Pavilion at Watersound Town Center

5. An evening of grace: Celebrate nature with esteemed poets.

In collaboration with Escape To Create and the Seaside Institute, Emerald Coast Storytellers will host distinguished writers in honor of their 30th-anniversary celebration. Notable poet, author, and storyteller Karla K. Morton, who was the Texas State Poet Laureate in 2010 and a respected alumna of Seaside’s “E2C” residency, along with Alan Birkelbach, the Texas Poet Laureate from 2005, will recite selected poems from their acclaimed book, The National Parks: A Century of Grace.. RSVP HERE.

After-Hours Writing Workshop with Karla K. Morton and Alan Birkelbach / Friday, August 11, 2023, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. @ Seaside Assembly Hall

6. Rev Up for Charity: The 4th Annual Autos in August Show.

Join in for the 4th Annual Autos in August Auto Show presented by Emerald Coast Customs and 3M Window Tinting on Saturday, August 12th at The Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin Resort. This event is dedicated to car enthusiasts – featuring imports, hot rods, exotics, muscle cars, off-road Jeeps, and trucks, and culminating in awards for seven categories including Best of Show. The event includes two raffles, one for auto-entry participants and a general one, with prizes such as a set of custom wheels, Sony in-dash car stereos, electronics, and 3M window tinting. All entry fees, donations, and raffle proceeds will go to the Children in Crisis charity. The event is free to the public with a vehicle registration limit of 100; the first come, first serve basis applies. To register or for more info, click HERE.

ECC’s Autos in August Auto Show / Saturday, August 12, 2023, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ The Village of Baytowne Wharf

7. Get the ultimate NFL preseason experience!

Round up your crew and join in for NFL preseason action on the massive Jumbotron at The Big Chill. Enjoy a multitude of food and drink options and a family-friendly atmosphere.

NFL Preseason on the Jumbotron / Saturday, August 12, 2023, from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. @ The Big Chill

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