The 30A-List: Your Best Bets for a Happening Weekend on 30A!

The weekend is chock full with cool events and we’re here to help you make the most of it!

1. Ohana Records Spring Music Fest: Thursday, May 2nd, 6 – 9 p.m.

Enjoy musical performances by students from the Ohana Institute’s music program, Ohana Records. This FREE concert will showcase new bands and artists from 6-9 pm every Thursday, all this month!

Where: 30Avenue, 12805 US Hwy 98 East, Inlet Beach, FL 32461

2. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged): Thursday, May 2nd, 7:30 p.m.

A fast-paced and absolutely hilarious ride through 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in only 97 minutes!

Tickets are $30 for General Admission & $24 for REP Members. For more show dates, visit

Where: The REP Theatre, 216 Quincy Circle, Seaside, FL 32459

3. Art After Hours: Friday, May 3rd, 4 – 7 p.m.

East End Gallery kicks off Art Month with a new exhibit of original works from 27 local and regional artists that will have you shouting out loud.

Where: East End Gallery, 10952 E. County Hwy 30A, Ste B, Inlet Beach, Florida 32461

4. True Soul: Friday, May 3rd, 8 p.m.

True crowd pleasers, True Soul have something for everyone including R&B, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Country, 80s, and more!

Where: Old Florida Fish House, 5235 E Hwy 30A, Seagrove Beach, FL 32459

5. Yoga, Beer & Beach: Saturday, May 4th, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

The Rolling Mat Mobile Yoga Studio from Atlanta will be Rollin’ through Florida for a one-time fun and uplifting Yoga, Beer & Beach event! The hour-long yoga class is priced at $17. Register HERE.

Where: Grayton Beer Company, 217 Serenoa Rd, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459

6. Derby de Mayo Weekend: Big Hat Contest: Saturday, May 4th, 5 p.m.

The Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo are happening back to back in one glorious weekend and The Bay is all in. First, on Saturday, May 4, The Bay will have a “Big Hat Contest” at 5PM – wear your derby best, your biggest, fanciest hat and join in the fun. On Sunday, May 5, don your sombrero and come grab some tacos and margaritas on the beach. Later, enjoy LIVE music on the beach!

Where: The Bay, 24215 S Hwy 331, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

NOTE: Other noteworthy Derby parties and celebrations around town include: Kentucky Derby Party at The Hub, the The Down & Derby Fest at Lyceum Archway Seaside and Kentucky Derby Hat Party & Contest at Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar. Do not miss the Cinco de Mayo celebrations at Grand Boulevard and Cantina Laredo.

7. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: Sunday, May 5th, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

An afternoon of family fun with half price Altos Olmeca margaritas, giveaways, live Reggae with Duende and a family-friendly movie on the Jumbotron!

Where: The Hub, 7000 East County Highway 30A, Watersound Beach, FL 32461

NOTE: More celebrations at La Cocina Mexican Grill & Bar and Red Fish Taco.

8. Food for Thought Crawfish Boil: Sunday, May 5th, 12 – 3 p.m.

Help feed local kids through this benefit event that will feature the culinary talents of Michael McIntosh and David Cunningham, plus live music from Scott Rockwood & Friends.

More info, tickets and registration HERE.

Where: Food For Thought Outreach, 132 Market Street
Santa Rosa Beach, 32459

9. The Splendor of Spring Concert: Sunday, May 5th, 1 – 2 p.m.

Join in for a FREE concert by South Walton Children’s Chorus followed by reception in Sandefur Hall.

Where: Christ the King Episcopal Church, 480 N. County Hwy 393, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

10. Alys Beach Job Fair: Tuesday, May 7th, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

To see the list of available positions for the job fair, please visit

Where: Alys Beach, 18 North Charles Street, Alys Beach, FL 32413

For a FULL listing of events this weekend and every other day, visit the 30A Events Calendar. We have the most comprehensive listing of events, so check back often!

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