Family-Friendly Events in South Walton July 2024

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30A, South Walton and the Emerald Coast area have great deal for families and children to do this summer!

Blue Angels Pensacola Beach Air Show in Pensacola July 13 

The RED WHITE & BLUES Pensacola Beach Air Show 2024 featuring the Blue Angels will be held on Saturday, July 13 at 12 p.m. Locals and visitors from all over look forward to the annual Pensacola Beach Air Show held in the summer. The show highlights Pensacola hometown heroes — the Blue Angels — the U. S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron stationed at Forrest Sherman Field aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The Blues hold several practice sessions along the beach in the days leading up to the big event on show day.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Guided Plant Stroll July 15

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler on the third Monday each month from 9-11:00 a.m. for a Guided Plant Stroll.  The stroll begins at Tram Stop #2 . This program is free with regular park admission. Park programs are made possible by Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. For more information about the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, visit topsailparkfriends.org.

Scallyway Sundays at Baytowne Wharf

Join Sandestin’s Village of Baytowne Wharf for magic, music, and mayhem! Watch as featured pirate Captain Davy takes you on an adventure with two magic shows on stage at 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. Sundays, May 19th – August 4th. Admission is FREE and open to the public. 

Movie Mondays at The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and cozy up on the Events Plaza Lawn for a featured film. Free and open to the public. Movies start at 7:15 p.m. June 17: Cars, June 24: Vivo, July 1: Secretariat, July 8: Holes, July 15: Mummies, July 22: Dumbo, July 29: The Little Mermaid, August 6: Dolittle.

The REP: Jack and the Beanstalk in Seaside Mondays

The Seaside REP Theatre presents Jack and the Beanstalk Mondays at 6:30 p.m. May 20 – August 5 at the Seaside Amphitheater. Presented by the Seaside Merchants, this complimentary event will entertain the entire family. Get ready to climb into a magical world of wonders and grumpy giants in this heartwarming tale of courage, family, and finding magic in the most unexpected places.

Huck & Lilly @ Seaside Amphitheater Tuesdays and Thursdays

Huck & Lilly will perform LIVE in the Seaside Amphitheater Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket, snacks and drinks, and enjoy the show. Free and open to all ages. Singer/songwriters Ken Johnson and Andi Zack-Johnson as Huck and Lilly specialize in music for kids AND the grown ups who love them!

Rapunzel at Alys Beach Amphitheatre Tuesdays

Join The REP as they perform Rapunzel on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. This twist on the beloved storybook runs from May 28 through July 30. A complimentary event proudly presented by the Alys Foundation. Get ready to untangle your imagination with this hair-raising rendition of Rapunzel that’s full of fun and adventure for the whole family. For more information, visit LoveTheREP.com.

Baytowne Wharf Boomin’ Tuesdays & DJ Dance Party

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is hosting a Boomin’ Tuesday extravaganza every week. Enjoy singing and dancing with DJ Mike Whitty in the Events Plaza from 7:15-9:15 p.m. Then watch as they light up the night sky with a breathtaking fireworks show over the lagoon at 9:15 p.m.

The REP: Adventures in Alys Tuesday and Thursday Mornings

Proudly presented by the Alys Foundation, Adventures in Alys, a completely original storytelling experience for children of all ages takes place Monday and Thursday at 10 a.m. through August 1 in the Amphitheatre. Watch as The REP Theatre actors perform a masterfully improvised story based on audience suggestions.

Wild Sea Turtle Wednesdays at The Big Chill 30A

Join South Walton Turtle Watch on Wednesday mornings through July 31st for Wild Sea Turtle Wednesday at The Big Chill 30A from 9-11 a.m. Learn about sea turtles, paint, adopt a hatchling and take the Jr. Ocean Ranger pledge to help keep our beaches clean, dark and flat for nesting sea turtles and baby hatchlings. The event is free and open to the public. For more info, visit www.southwaltonturtlewatch.org.

The REP: Pinocchio in Rosemary Beach Wednesdays

The Seaside REP Theatre presents Pinocchio, kids theatre every Wednesday at St. Augustine Green in Rosemary Beach at 6:30 p.m., May 22 – August 7. Presented by The Merchants of Rosemary Beach, this complimentary event will entertain the entire family. Join Pinocchio as he embarks on a journey like no other, encountering a cast of unforgettable characters and getting into trouble at every turn.

Alys Improv Hour Wednesday Mornings

Alys Improv Hour takes place Wednesdays at 10 a,m, in the Alys Beach Amphitheater through July 31. Join The REP’s improv troupe, The Awkward Oxen, as they play improv games, and make up scenes and songs on the spot based on audience suggestions. Don’t worry, if you suffer from a bit of stage fright you’re free to hang out and watch and get some laughs.

Emerald Coast Theatre Company: Broadway on the Boulevard Thursdays

Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents Broadway on the Boulevard: Oh What a Night every Thursday night in Grand Park at Grand Boulevard. The show opened on May 23 with ongoing performances through August 8. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your lawn chair and dancing shoes! Meet the local and regional actors that grace our ECTC stage in this intimate cabaret setting.

Watersound Sounds Like Summer Series Thursday Nights

The Watersound community invites you to Sounds Like Summer, a series on Thursday nights through August 15, featuring live music, theater, outdoor movies and more under the shade of The Pavilion at Watersound Town Center. Featuring ample parking, a covered pavilion, and ceiling fans, all family-friendly events are free and open to the public. 

Fly Guy Thursdays at Baytowne Wharf

Enjoy shows from fly-board extraordinaire Ben Merrell over the lagoon on Thursdays, May 23rd – August 8th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Watch as he soars to the sky and makes waves on Thursday nights in The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Admission is FREE and open to the public.

Grand Boulevard Lawn Games

Grand Boulevard invites you to bring the entire family out to enjoy some fun in the sun! Summer Lawn Games will take over Grand Park from 5 – 8:30 p.m. daily, May 25 through August 10th. Grab some food and drinks from one of the many restaurants in Grand Boulevard before you settle in to a fun round of corn hole, giant lawn chess, checkers and more.