Florida’s year-round sun and warmth make it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re looking to get away. It also means virtually pristine weather and conditions for your summer escape this year. The summer heat cranks up, as do the fun and exciting activities and events along Historic Route 30A. Check out one of the best summer events on 30A below!

Farmers Markets

Each of the beautiful beach towns along 30A celebrates summer with a farmers market. Each runs on its own schedule, but they all include an array of homemade or locally-made art, crafts, fresh produce, and more. Check the calendar of each town, but these events run throughout the summer and into the fall, meaning you’re likely to be able to attend at least one during your trip, if not more!

Summer Concert Series

The towns along 30A host summer concert series events throughout July and August featuring all sorts of music styles from jazz and blues to bluegrass and more unique offerings like “arcade sounds” and more. Check each town’s schedule of events to find your favorites and make sure they’re part of your 30A summer activity itinerary.

Junior Summer Golf Camp

If some of the adults in the group are golfers, and the kids want to join them on the course, first they’ll likely need some lessons. Baytowne Golf Club, part of the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, offers regular lessons at their golf academy for all ages, a junior golf program that caters to kids 17 and under. A special summer golf camp for the kids at the Raven caters to kids aged 7-13. Classes are from 8:30-11 a.m., and the remaining dates are July 11-13 and July 24-26. Drinks, snacks, and all golf equipment will be provided. Only 15 spots per camp are available, so contact the course to make your reservation soon!

Summer Movie Series

Just like live music, the towns along 30A celebrate cinema in the summer, too! Some offer showings of some of the most popular films, along with classics the whole family will enjoy. Each town hosts the event on different schedules, so make sure to find your favorite movies and make them a part of your summer visit. Offerings include the 2016 Pete’s Dragon, 2019’s Lady & the Tramp, and others.

All American Thursday

The series at HarborWalk Village and the Destin Harbor runs June 1 – August 10 and is a can’t-miss to add to your summer event schedule. The vintage airshow is a tribute to our heroes and is accompanied by other events like live music, fireworks, and a fire-spinning show. Parking is $20. The event runs 6:30-9 pm each night.

Baytowne Art and Food Fest

A fun and delicious way to wrap up summer takes place at the Village of Baytowne Wharf Labor Day weekend. Spend the day strolling the village streets, browse a variety of art pieces from local and regional artists, and best of all – enjoy delicious food! Participating restaurants as well as local food trucks will be offering some of their most delicious offerings during the event. Along with the food and art, you’ll enjoy live music throughout the event each day. The festival ends with a bang and a fireworks spectacular over the town lagoon on Sunday at 9:30 pm.

Boomin’ Tuesdays

It’s not just the 4th of July that’s celebrated with fireworks and fun. The Village of Baytowne Wharf lights up the sky each Tuesday throughout the summer with Boomin’ Tuesday. As the sun sinks below the waters of the Gulf, turn your eyes skyward as the night lights up. Fireworks shows start at 9:15 pm over the lagoon. Come early and dance to the tunes spun by DJ Mike Whitty at the DJ Dance Party in the Events Plaza starting at 7:15 pm.

Adventures in Alys

Throughout the summer, the REP Theatre takes the stage at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre for a fun storytelling experience. Mondays at 10 am, actors perform improvised stories based on audience suggestions. The show at 10 am on Wednesdays is the Alys Improv Hour featuring unscripted, interactive, improv games for the whole family. Best of all – the event is free!

Fun Summer Events on 30A

Begin and end every day of your summer respite along 30A in a vacation rental by Dune Vacation Rentals. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy time together or make their own summer fun for a vacation that’s unique to them. Choose from homes all the way up to 10 bedrooms for a summer family or group getaway that fits everyone for a dose of Florida-style summer events and excitement. Simplify your stay with fully equipped kitchens, beautiful and comfortable rooms, open living spaces, and more to bring the feeling of home away from, no matter how long you stay with us. Step outside and enjoy private patios or balconies, and other outdoor fun. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, flatscreen TVs, a private pool or spa, and more.

Contact us today to start planning your fun-filled summer trip to 30A!