27 Jun 2019
The Fourth of July and 30A are as deep-rooted as apple pie and ice cream. If you’re heading to the beach this Independence Day, we’ve curated a list of all things happening along the shore. With just about every eatery, amphitheater and community holding a variety of parades, concerts and fireworks displays, there is a little something for everyone in the family.
Be mindful of the portions of the Scenic Highway 30A that will be closed for a few hours to accommodate for parades. Seaside is offering free shuttles available throughout the day from the Grayton Beach Public Lot CR 283.
Though each of our cottages provides free bikes to renters, 30A Bike Rentals also offers free delivery service to the entire Highway 30A stretch.
Rosemary Beach Fourth of July Celebration
To kick off their annual parade, Rosemary Beach will be hosting a bike decorating contest and breakfast starting at 7:30 am, followed by the bike parade throughout the Town Center at 8:30 am.
For those looking for something to do with their kids, a Family Field Day will take place at 9 am on the Western Green, filled with sack races, water balloon toss, prizes and more.
The Like Total Hep Cats will be performing sounds from the decades at 6 pm on the Western Green.
The night will conclude with a fireworks display beginning at 8:45 pm. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, so be sure to come out early to reserve your spot.
Annual South Walton Fourth of July Parade
If you’re looking for things to do in Seaside, their annual parade will begin at 8 am in front of the Seagrove Plaza.
Participants will march, decked out in patriotic costumes and on festive floats, down 1.5 miles of 30A, where judges will be waiting in Seaside to announce the winners.
The fun will continue at the Seaside amphitheater, with face painting and other family fun.
Grayton Beach Parade
If you’re looking for an old fashioned parade, head over to Grayton Beach, where the parade will kick off at The Red Bar at 8 am. Everyone is welcome to decorate their bikes, golf carts, cars, jeeps, boats, scooters, etc. and take part in the parade.
Rhythm Nation at Alys Beach Amphitheatre
Alys Amphitheatre will be hosting a free concert with group, Rhythm Nation, from 6-9 pm. Food and drinks will be available to purchase, and a fireworks show will follow the concert.
Come out early with blankets and low-back chairs to claim your spot.
Edward’s Fine Food & Wine
If you’re looking for a place with a fine-dining feel without needing to dress up, our partner, Edward’s is your place to go.
With an award-winning wine selection, and a kid-friendly menu and atmosphere, it’s a place that everyone in the family can enjoy. With a first come, first serve policy, be sure to arrive early.
You can also head over to our partners page to check out some other great places to eat along 30A!
>SunQuest Cruises Dinner Cruise with Fireworks
For those looking for a more elegant Fourth of July celebration, SunQuest Cruises will be hosting a dinner cruise from 6-9:30 pm, with a three-course coastal cuisine, live music and a fireworks display.
Sandestin Fourth of July BBQ at Baytowne Marina
The Baytowne Marina will hold a Fourth of July BBQ from 6-9 pm, filled with food, live entertainment, face painting, bounce houses and much more.
A fireworks display will begin at 9:15 pm over Choctawhatchee Bay.