The Best Things To Do on 30A This Week – May 8-14 - 30A

The Best Things To Do on 30A This Week – May 8-14

Discover the most exciting events happening on 30A this week, from family movie nights to tequila and taco festivals, and live music.

1. Chase away mid-week blues at The Bay

Add some excitement to your Wednesday nights by joining us at The Bay for live music and scenic views.

Wednesday Night Bonfire :Queens Ransom / Wednesday, May 10, 2023, from 5 – 8 p.m. @ North Beach Social

2. Don’t miss out on the amazing listening room experience at Stinky’s Bait Shack:

Join us for a unique listening room experience at Stinky’s Bait Shack on May 10th and 11th, featuring national recording artists Alice Wallace and The HawtThorns!

Alice Wallace & The HawtThornes / Wednesday, May 10, 2023, from 7 – 9 p.m. @ Stinky’s Bait Shack

3. Join in for a night of art, music, food, and fun at the Underwater Museum of Art’s 5th installation celebration!

The Underwater Museum of Art is holding a celebration for its fifth installation featuring live music from The Cleverlys and Stormfolk, culinary creations by area chefs, cocktails, and more. Volunteers are needed for various duties. Learn more HERE.

5th Annual Under the Sea Fundraiser / Thursday, May 11, 2023, from 9 a.m. onwards @ Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County

4. This weekend, celebrate mothers, motherhood, and chosen families!

Brandi Carlile is hosting MOTHERSHIP Weekend in Miramar Beach, FL from May 12-14, 2023 featuring musical acts such as Hozier, Bonnie Raitt, and Mavis Staples to celebrate Mother’s Day with curated activities, adventures, and music-filled evenings.

Mothership Weekend / Friday, May 12, 2023, from 9 a.m. onwards @ Miramar Beach Regional Beach Access

5. Celebrate tequila, tacos, and a chance to win $2500!

The 10th Annual Tequila & Taco Fest will take place over three days in May, featuring local restaurants competing for the best taco on the Emerald Coast and over 40 types of tequilas to sample. The first-place winner will receive a prize of $2,500.

10th Annual Tequila & Taco Fest / Friday, May 12, to Sunday, May 14, 2023, from 6 – 9 p.m. @ The Village of Baytowne Wharf

6. Celebrate original art and live performances.

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival showcases over 120 juried artists from various categories, offering original art for purchase and $10,000 in cash prizes. The event also features live performances, artist demonstrations, student exhibits, kids activities, food, and beverages, with volunteering opportunities available.

35th Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival / Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 9 a.m. onwards @ Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County

7. Unlock your creativity and connect with fellow writers! 

The Longleaf Writers Conference offers a week of writing workshops, seminars, and social events in a beautiful setting among celebrated writers and poets. Attendees can network, hone their craft, and enjoy the world-class beach while gaining inspiration from a broad swath of writers and poets.

Longleaf Writers Conference / Saturday, May 13, to Monday, May 15, 2023  from 9 a.m. onwards @ The Seaside Institute

8. This Mother’s Day, create a masterpiece while sipping and socializing!

All skill levels welcome with step-by-step instructions and all materials provided.

Mother’s Day Paint & Sip w/ Uniquely Clever Art! / Sunday, May 14, 2023, 1 – 3 p.m. @ The Big Chill

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