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Plan Your Vacation With Our Top 30A Events This Fall
Posted by admin | Friday, September 6, 2019

The fall is a great time to visit 30A for many reasons. After Labor Day, the crowds start to thin and the weather begins to cool just enough. Fall is the prime time of the year for events and festivals along 30A. Whether you enjoy food, exercise, art, movies, or wine, some of the top fall festivals in Florida take place along 30A each year. Here are a few of our favorite 30A events this fall.

30A Half Marathon & 5K

October 11-13 in Gulf Place


The 4th Annual 30A Half Marathon & 5K features a scenic and flat out-and-back course along the sparkling dunes, coastal lakes, and forest. Both the half marathon and 5K event start and end at Gulf Place on 30A. The race weekend kicks off with a BBQ festival on Friday with music from the Heritage Band. Come to participate or cheer on the runners.

Flutterby Arts Festival

October 19-20 in WaterSound Beach

Celebrate the annual migration of the Monarch Butterfly to 30A at the 26th Annual Flutterby Arts Festival. This family-friendly event is free and features plenty of activities for all ages, including art, theatre and dance performances, live entertainment, and a butterfly parade. The event is located in Watersound Origins.

2019 Harvest Wine & Food Festival

October 24-26 in WaterColor

The 2019 Harvest Wine & Food Festival in WaterColor is one of fall’s main events. Taste over 250 varieties of different wines and spirits, plus food from all over the world. The event kicks off Thursday, October 24 with the Celebrity Winemaker Dinner and events take place all throughout the weekend, including the premier event: the Grand Tasting at Cerulean Park.

Mountainfilm on Tour

November 1-2 in WaterColor

Mountainfilm on Tour is making its way to the Emerald Coast for a two-night outdoor film festival dedicated to exploring cultures, preserving the environment, and encouraging adventure. Come for one night or both at WaterColor’s Marina Park. In addition to film viewings, the festival includes a morning coffee talk with the filmmaker, a mini festival for kids, a Coastal Eco Tour on Western Lake, and more.

Seeing Red Wine Festival

November 7-10 in Seaside

The 29th Annual Seaside Seeing Red Wine Festival starts with a specialty wine dinner and features various events including the Al Fresco Wine Tasting and Celebration of Bubbles brunch. The festival takes place at Ruskin Place and Seaside’s Central Square. You’ll also find cuisine from local chefs and restaurants. Tickets can be purchased for each individual day.

30A 10K

November 27-28 in Rosemary Beach

Start your holiday season off right at the 30A 10K event. On Wednesday, November 27, the Thanksgiving Extravaganza takes place at The Hub with an outdoor market featuring food, drinks, shopping, entertainment, and more. Don’t get too crazy, though, as the 10K race starts at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Rosemary Beach Barrett Square and the 5K race starts at 9:30 a.m. in the same location. There is also a one-mile Fun Run that starts at 7:35 a.m. There’s no better way to start your turkey day!

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Our luxury 30A vacation rentals offer space to relax, unwind and enjoy Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast. Browse our selection of luxury 30A vacation rentals to reserve the perfect property for your fall getaway. Not sure where to begin? Contact our Destination Specialists for assistance at (850)534-0841, available 7 days a week.

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