The Best Things To Do on 30A This Week – May 06-12 - 30A


The Best Things To Do on 30A This Week – May 06-12

This week on 30A, get ready to explore a rich tapestry of events that promise unforgettable experiences for everyone. From the magical “Mary Poppins” musical at ECTC to the vibrant Tequila & Tacos Fest, each day offers a unique way to enjoy the beauty and community of 30A. Whether you’re in the mood for live music, gastronomic delights, or engaging in a charitable sports event, this guide highlights the best local happenings. Join us as we dive into the exciting events lined up this week!

1. Fly a Kite with Mary Poppins at ECTC!

Dive into a magical world with the Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s presentation of “Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical,” running from May 3 through May 19, 2024. Perfect for all ages, this enchanting production promises a “practically perfect” experience that feels like a “jolly holiday.” Experience the magic at 560 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach—don’t miss this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious event! Tickets are available now at

Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical / Wednesday, May 8, 2024, from 2:30 p.m. @ Emerald Coast Theatre Company

2. An Evening with Corey Fernandez: Live Music at The Bay

Join in for an evening of heartfelt melodies with Corey Fernandez, a singer-songwriter from Freeport, Florida. Experience his unique blend of country, folk, blues, and pop live from 5-8 p.m. at The Bay. Drawing on an eclectic mix of influences, Corey’s debut album, ‘Love & Roots’, offers a soulful exploration of faith, love, and his unconventional journey through music.

Wednesday Night Bonfire: Corey Fernandez / Wednesday, May 8, 2024, from 5 – 8 p.m. @ The Bay

3. Experience Fleetwood Mac Magic: Rumours ATL Tribute

Step back in time and relive the classic hits of Fleetwood Mac with Rumours ATL, the premier tribute band captivating audiences since 2014. Join us at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Amphitheater on Thursday, May 9, at 7:00 pm for a night of nostalgic melodies, electric energy, and impeccable performance. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $20-$25; buy in advance to save $5 at the door.

Rumours ATL: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute / Thursday, May 9, 2024, from 7 p.m. @ Mattie Kelly Arts Center Amphitheater

4. Mothership Weekend: A Mother’s Day Concert Celebration

Celebrate Mother’s Day in style at the beach with Brandi Carlile and an incredible lineup of artists including Bonnie Raitt, Sara Bareilles, Black Pumas, and Nickel Creek. Join us for Brandi Carlile’s “Mothership Weekend” from May 10-12, 2024, in Miramar Beach, FL. This unforgettable weekend promises great music and lasting memories. Don’t miss out—secure your passes and accommodations now at

Mothership Weekend ’24 / Friday, May 10, 2024, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. @ Seascape Resort

Low Country Boil / Friday, May 10, 2024, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. @ 87 Central Square Wine Bar

6. Tequila & Tacos Fest: A Mother’s Day Celebration

Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with a fiesta at the Tequila & Tacos Fest, returning to The Village of Baytowne Wharf, nestled in the beautiful Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, from May 10-12. Kick off the festivities on Friday with the Black Sheep Kick Off Party at the Baytowne Marina from 6 PM to 9 PM, featuring premium Black Sheep Tequila, unlimited food samplings, and a live beachside concert. Enjoy a weekend filled with unlimited tequila, margaritas, beers, and tacos from top local eateries. Plus, book the Sandestin’s Tequila & Taco Fest Package by May 5 to save 20% and secure tickets to Saturday’s main event.

11th Annual Tequila & Taco Fest / Friday, May 10, 2024, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. @ The Village of Baytowne Wharf

7. 3rd Annual Rally for Autism: Charity Tennis Tournament

The 3rd Annual Rally for Autism Charity Tennis Tournament at Westonwood Ranch is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, starting bright and early at 7:30 am. This one-day, mixed and ladies doubles tournament welcomes players of all levels, with no USTA membership required. Enjoy a day filled with competition, snacks, lunch, and beverages, all while supporting a noble cause. Each participant will be guaranteed two matches with no-ad scoring, and champions in each division will receive awards. Tickets are $100 per person, with 100% of the net proceeds benefiting programs at Westonwood Ranch for children, teens, and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related developmental disabilities. Register now—spaces are limited! In case of inclement weather, match formats may be adjusted. For more details and to secure your spot, visit the website.

3rd Annual Rally for Autism Charity Tennis Tournament / Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 7:30 a.m. @ Westonwood Ranch

8. Mother’s Day Brunch at Stinky’s Fish Camp

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a special brunch at Stinky’s Fish Camp on Sunday, May 12, from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. Treat the wonderful mothers in your life to a delightful array of chef-crafted dishes and a complimentary mimosa just for them! Enjoy the festive atmosphere with live music from The Steenos and John Reinlie, all set against the backdrop of beautiful Dune Allen. Join us for a day of delicious food, great music, and family fun as we toast to all the amazing mothers!

Mother’s Day Brunch / Sunday, May 12, 2024, from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. @ Stinky’s Fish Camp

9. Mother’s Day Dining Delights: Celebrate Around Town

This Mother’s Day, treat the special woman in your life to an array of exquisite dining experiences across town. Whether she enjoys the gentle sway of a cruise, the lively ambiance of live music, or the indulgence of a lavish buffet, there’s something perfect for every mom. Choose from scenic lunch and dinner cruises that offer breathtaking views and gourmet meals, or opt for a festive buffet lunch complete with all her favorites. Several venues will feature live music, adding an extra layer of celebration to this special day. Reserve your spot today and create lasting memories with the perfect meal in the perfect place.

Old Florida Fish HouseEdward’s, AJ’s Grayton Beach, Ovide, Havana Beach Bar and SOLARIS  Brunch and Dinner Cruise,

10. Longleaf Writers Conference: Unleash Your Creativity by the Sea

Join us for the Longleaf Writers Conference in the picturesque Seaside for a transformative week of writing, learning, and relaxation. This conference caters to writers of all levels, offering intensive workshops, daily seminars, and agent consultations, all designed to enhance your writing skills. Network with celebrated authors, secure publishing opportunities, and enjoy the serene backdrop of white sands and clear waters. Past participants have successfully leveraged the experience for professional development and even landed book deals. Embrace the casual seaside atmosphere—think flip-flops, sandy naps, and sunset cocktails. Come write your heart out, network, and find inspiration in the charm of Seaside.

Longleaf Writers Conference / Sunday, May 12, 2024, from 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. @ Seaside Assembly Hall

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