Family Friendly Events in South Walton September 2023

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Baytowne Wedesday Night Concert Series

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Huck & Lilly @ Seaside Amphitheater
Huck & Lilly will perform LIVE in the Seaside Amphitheater Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 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! Seaside Amphitheater, 25 Central Square, Seaside.

Wednesdays
Baytowne Wednesday Night Concert Series
Baytowne Wedesday Night Concert SeriesIn The Village of Baytowne Wharf, live music concerts take place in the Baytowne Events Plaza every Wednesday night from 7-9 p.m. Various local and regional artists perform throughout the year – see the lineup. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Free and open to the public. September 6: Jarred McConnell and The High Aces, September 13: Trest Richerson Band, September 20: Shenanigans, September 27: TBD. The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway, Miramar Beach.

Fridays and Saturdays
Grand Boulevard: Lawn Games in Grand Park
Grand Boulevard invites you to bring the entire family out to enjoy some fun in the sun! Lawn Games will take over Fridays & Saturdays in Grand Park from 4-8 p.m. from Sept. 8th — Oct. 28th. 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. Learn more: grandboulevard.com. 495 Grand Blvd, Miramar Beach.

Saturdays
Sounds of Seaside Concert Series
Enjoy an afternoon of live music in the Seaside Amphitheater on Saturdays from 3-6 p.m. Sounds of Seaside features musicians ready to entertain the whole family. Bring a chair or blanket, snacks and drinks, and enjoy the show. Free and open to all ages. September 2, 16 & 30: The Wavy Winstons, September 9 & 23: Max McCann. Visit www.seasidefl.com for more information. Seaside Amphitheater, 25 Central Square, Seaside.

Saturday, September 16
SoWal International Coastal Cleanup
The Walton County Tourism Department, along with the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles, will once again host an International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) day on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9–11 a.m. Both residents and visitors are encouraged to participate. Volunteer Beach Ambassador teams will be hosting teams at five South Walton Regional Beach Accesses listed below:

Inlet Beach Regional Access, 139 S Orange St., Inlet Beach
Santa Clara Regional Access, 3468E Co Hwy 30A, Seagrove
Ed Walline Regional Access, 4447 W Co Hwy 30A, Gulf Place
Dune Allen Regional Access, 5999 W Co Hwy 30A, Dune Allen
Miramar Beach Regional Access, 2375 Scenic Gulf Dr., Miramar Beach

For more information on South Walton’s ICC day please contact Christina Cabral at cabralagain@gmail.com or (615) 232-4700. For more information on International Coastal Cleanup day 2023, please visit the Ocean Conservancy website at www.oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/icc.

Saturday, September 16
Longleaf Restoration Project at Grayton Beach State Park
Join Grayton Beach State Park staff and volunteers to celebrate National Public Lands Day and help restore native longleaf habitat. Longleaf Restoration Project on Saturday, September 16th from 8 a.m. – noon. The project includes hand pulling of sand pines. Email christopher.dixon@floridadep.gov for more information and to sign-up. Attendees are encouraged to bring work gloves, sun protective clothing, sunscreen, bug spray, close-toed shoes, long pants, & a refillable water bottle. Grayton Beach State Park, 357 Main Park Road, Grayton Beach.

Monday, September 18
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: Guided Plant Stroll 
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler on the third Monday each month from 9-11 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, please visit: www.topsailparkfriends.org or email friendsofthsp@gmail.com. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, located on the west side of Scenic 30A in South Walton, offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall. Three rare coastal dune lakes provide excellent freshwater fishing. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, 7525 W County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach.

Wednesday, September 20
Sinfonia Peter and the Wolf at Seaside
Join Sinfonia Gulf Coast in the Seaside Amphitheater on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. for Sergei Prokofiev’s symphonic fairy tale, Peter and The Wolf performed by the woodwind quintet from Sinfonia Gulf Coast. This event is free and open to the public. Bring blankets and chairs to enjoy. Visit sinfoniagulfcoast.org to learn more. Seaside Amphitheater, 25 Central Square, Seaside.

September 15th – October 1st
Emerald Coast Theatre Company: Million Dollar Quartet
Million Dollar QuartetInspired by the most famous jam session in recording history, this smash-hit musical tells the story of legendary music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins as they come together on December 4, 1956, at the famous Sun Studios. Tickets and more information can be found at www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org. 560 Grand Boulevard (Upstairs), Miramar Beach.

Saturday, September 30
Smoke on the Coast BBQ Festival
The Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ Festival takes place Saturday, September 30 at Destin Commons from 3-6 p.m., Enjoy family fun activities, live music, BBQ sampling and more. Non-profit organizations and local charities are at the heart of this event. As event-goers enjoy all of the delicious eats the evening offers, they will also be able to learn more about the non-profit organizations and their individual missions. View participating barbecue teams and their partnering charities at: DestinCommons.com. Destin Commons, 4100 Legendary Dr., Destin.