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An Exclusive 2018 Spring Break on 30A

7th April 2018

Winter on 30A is awesome, but just wait until you see what the community has planned for spring. From renowned wine festivals to fun charity events, golf tournaments, and a variety of concerts, the Emerald Coast should be first on your list of 2018 Spring Break destinations.  But don’t just take our word for it! Check out our highlights of some of the many seasonal events below, and be sure to follow us on social media to stay up to date on even more fun events that make spring on 30A so wonderful.

Named the “Best Annual Event” by Destin Magazine, the 32nd Sandestin Wine Festival is a can’t-miss event when you’re on 30A. The festival features a wide range of events that take place on April 13th & 14th, including a tasting dinner with celebrity chefs and a wine tasting that showcases hundreds of vineyards from around the world.  Plus, you can kick off the festival in style with SunSet Cruise by gliding across the glistening Gulf waters on a luxurious, 125-foot yacht while indulging in fresh local seafood and premium champagnes.

From April 26 – 29th, a dazzling roster of celebrity winemakers, distillers, chefs, brew masters, and entertainers will converge on 30A for The South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival. One of the Emerald Coast’s most-celebrated showcases, this event wines, dines, educates, and entertains guests throughout the four-day celebration. You’ll get to try some of the 800+ different wines selected and poured by wine connoisseurs from all over the country while you enjoy the many classy, lively events.  Some of the best attractions include Spirits Row, Rosé All Day Garden, Savor South Walton Culinary Village, Nosh Pavilions, Tasting Seminars, Craft Beer & Spirits Jam, live entertainment and more.  Plus, for guests who just can’t wait for the festival to start, The Village of Baytowne Wharf will be hosting FREE champagne and shopping during their Bubbly Baytowne event on Thursday, April 26th to get you in the spirit.

The South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival is a fun, social event, but it is also a prime example of the spirit of giving prevalent in the local community. All proceeds from the event are donated to the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s 15 charity organizations. Additionally, during the festival, the Foundation will host a patron dinner, a reserve tasting and its annual live auction, which is ranked #3 on the list of “Top 10 Charity Wine Auctions in the US” by Wine Spectator Magazine.

Another great spring events on 30A is the Chi Chi Miguel Fundraiser, which was established to benefit a variety of charities along the Gulf Coast.  It started as a small backyard gathering in 2006, and has since grown in to one of the most successful fundraisers in the region.  Taking place from April 5 – 7th, events include a wine walkabout, a “Sip ‘n’ Shop”, a golf tournament, and a world class barbeque competition. You won’t want to miss this fun, philanthropic event!

If playing a round of golf with good friends is more your style, The Food for Thought Outreach Charity Golf Tournament at the gorgeous Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club might interest you.  Now in its 7th iteration, this shotgun-style tournament features a raffle and a silent auction, plus food and drink from local-favorites Pizza By The Sea, Tropical Smoothie, Bay Baits, and Grayton Beer Company. All proceeds from this laid-back event are used to feed approximately 3,000 underprivileged students across Okaloosa and South Walton counties.

Get your groove on every Thursday and Friday during the month of April, with concerts taking place on 30Avenue! These FREE, live performances encompass a broad spectrum of musical tastes, giving you the perfect venue to expand your musical horizons.  Walk over with a lawn chair from your Exclusive 30A luxury vacation rental and enjoy the sweet sounds that fill the Emerald Coast night.

Whatever your interests may be, you can be sure the 30A communities have something to offer. Let us help you find the perfect luxury vacation rental to make your Spring Break truly unforgettable.  We represent the most desirable vacation rentals along the 30A Beaches. Call (844) STAY-30A or (844) 782-9302, email us at or contact us through our website here: Plus, remember to follow us on Twitter @exclusive30a, Instagram @exclusive30a or Like the Exclusive 30A Facebook page for more information.  We’d love to hear from you!