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02/6/2014
30A

Valentine’s Day on The Emerald Coast

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If you’re lucky enough to be spending Valentine’s weekend on the sugar white sand beaches of Destin or 30-A, there are plenty of romantic restaurants offering sweetheart specials designed to kick start your romantic getaway. If you’re looking for something a little different, here are three musical options for your Valentine’s weekend. -Irish singer-songwriter Ben Glover brings his Irish-country rock to Grayt Grounds at Monet-Monet on Friday, February 14th. This special, intimate event is open to 50 customers, and the $50.00 ticket includes dinner, dessert, and entertainment. The event is

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02/6/2014
30A

Exploring Eden Gardens State Park During The Camellia Festival

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While our friends and family up North are bracing for yet another round of snow and cold weather, we are starting to see signs of spring here in Northwest Florida. One sure sign of warmer weather is the Annual Camellia Festival held at Eden Gardens State Park. Hosted by the Friends of Eden Gardens, the Camellia Festival gives locals and visitors an opportunity to explore the park’s 124 acres and enjoy beautiful Camellia’s in full bloom. The Annual Camellia Festival is free, although donations will be graciously accepted, refreshments will

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01/30/2014
30A

Where to Watch The Super Bowl

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Whether you are a die-hard Broncos or Seahawk’s fan or a casual observer more interested in the commercials and half time show, Super Bowl Sunday is a party, and plenty of bars and restaurants are hosting Super Bowl specials and tailgate inspired parties for both locals and visitors. If you’re looking for a place to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday, here are five options. -Miller’s Ale House in Destin is hosting an all-you-can-eat Super Bowl Buffet and drink specials during the game. -Sago Sports Bar in The Palms of Destin is

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01/30/2014
30A

Girls Getaway at Rosemary Beach

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If football is not really your thing, and you are looking for an alternative to beer and wings this weekend, The Girls Getaway At Rosemary Beach might be the answer to your prayers. The Rosemary Beach Foundation hosts the 9th Annual Girls Getaway during Super Bowl Weekend. With all proceeds to benefit the Suzy Fund, which provides free mammograms for underserved Emerald Coast women, the Girls Getaway Weekend is a great way to have fun for a great cause. Designed to celebrate women, the weekend includes: -A red carpet arrival

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01/18/2014
30A

Wine, Women, and Shoes

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During the first weekend in February, Sandestin will be celebrating “Wine, Women, and Shoes” as some of the area’s most fabulous women come out to support Sinfonia Gulf Coast. This exciting weekend is full of food, fine wine, and high fashion. The weekend begins with multiple private Vintner Dinners hosted in some of the area’s most fashionable homes and restaurants. Many of the country’s best wines and vineyards, including Blackbird, Swanson, Pott, and Jericho Canyon will be paired with the Emerald Coast’s most innovative chef’s, including Tim Creehan of Cuvee

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01/11/2014
30A

Tickets to VIP Wine Dinners Available

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South Walton’s first Signature Event of the Year, the 30A Songwriter’s Festival, begins next weekend, January 17, 18, and 19th. Tickets are on sale now, but the price increased to $190.00 on Wednesday, January 8th. In addition to the more than 200 performances at more than 25 venues along scenic Highway 30A, there will be two special, VIP wine dinners over the weekend. On Saturday, January 18, the WaterSound Beach Club invites you to experience a four-course gourmet meal prepared by Joe Truex of Watershed on Peachtree in Atlanta. Wine

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12/13/2013
30A

Hooks, Lines, and Singers

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It’s not too early to start thinking about your plans for the 30A Songwriters Festival January 17-19 along scenic 30A. For the past five years, the 30A Songwriters Festival has made a name for itself as the place for thoughtful and insightful singer songwriters to debut new material, perform old favorites, and celebrate the very best of folk, country, rock, and blues music. The 30A Songwriters festival showcases local and regional favorites and has featured some of the best A-list entertainment around. Past performers have included The Bangles, John Oats,

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12/13/2013
Destin

Destin Christmas Parade Scheduled For December 14th

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The 28th Annual Destin Christmas Parade kicks off at 10:00am on Saturday, December 14th. Local civic and church groups, preschools, dance studios, scout troops, and many more local clubs, businesses, and organizations will march and “float” from the Old Tyme Pottery Parking lot to Stahlman Avenue (near the community center and Maguire’s) to help get residents and visitors into the holiday spirit. Just about everyone in town will either be marching or turning out to view the parade, so you’re bound to run into both old and new friends. You

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12/6/2013
30A

Annual Lumineria Run Sheds Light on Domestic Violence

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Shelter House, the Emerald Coast’s Domestic Violence Center, and Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort are partnering for the annual Lumineria Run Saturday, December 8. This 5K and 9K race is dedicated to the victims and survivors of domestic violence, and the path will be lined with more than 2,000 luminerias. The 9K distance serves as a reminder that a woman is assaulted or beaten every 9 seconds in the United States, and the public is invited and encouraged to decorate a bag in support of domestic violence prevention, or in

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12/6/2013
30A

Seaside Rep Presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told

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Join Seaside Repertory Theater as they present Every Christmas Story Ever Told throughout the month. This fun, fast paced and funny look at Christmas traditions covers all your favorite Christmas stories and characters. From Rudolph to Ralphie, and everyone in between, no character is spared and no Christmas special is left unscathed. Seaside Rep is the premier theater troupe in South Walton County , and is dedicated to bringing high-quality theater productions to the Emerald Coast. Founded in the Spring of 2001, Seaside Rep entertains more than 25,000 people per

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12/3/2013
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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

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Now that the turkey has been eaten, leftovers stashed away for lunch, and Black Friday deals purchased, it’s time to start thinking about where you can see Santa. From Rosemary Beach to Destin, and everywhere in between, the “man in red” is making his list and checking it twice. Here are some places where Santa will be spending the weekend. Santa arrives at the Emerald Grande on Friday, November 29th, and is available for visits and photos every Saturday and Sunday, between 12:00-4:00 p.m, now through Christmas. Santa heads to

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11/21/2013
Activities

The Nutcracker Charms the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation

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If you are looking for a classic kickoff to the holiday season, be sure to check out Northwest Florida Ballet’s annual presentation of The Nutcracker, on Saturday, November 23rd, and Sunday, November 24th. Join a number of talented local and regional ballerinas as they bring the classic story of Clara and the Nutcracker to life at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College. For 44 years, the local ballet company has been delighting viewers with this classic Christmas tale. Tickets are also still available for the Kingdom

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