Best Emerald Coast Activities and Current Events

Uploaded by NewmanDailey on 03.01.2013

The 30A Songwriters Festival features over 200 live performances
at 25 different venues by a great lineup of artists
along Florida's Scenic Highway 30A in South Walton.
Hi, I'm Andi. Since I'm a Destin, Florida resident,
my friends ask for recommendations
on the best Emerald Coast activities and current events.
You are probably familiar with our beach weddings, deep sea fishing,
wine festivals, great seafood restaurants, among other popular things to do in Destin, Florida.
Here are my best tips for one of the most popular
annual Emerald Coast events The 30A Songwriters Festival.
First, select a South Walton or Destinvacation rental in a central location.
Your best bet is to stay in a 30A rental home or condo.
This condo at Sanctuary at Redfish in Blue Mountain Beach,
available through Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, is a perfect central location
for traveling to nearby venues in Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor and Seaside.
The vacation rental makes the perfect home away from home with a full kitchen and washer/dryer.
Second, download the app!
The 30A Songwriters Festival mobile app is available for iphone and Android
The app provides maps to 30A Songwriters Festival venues
30A Songwriters Festival schedule, Santa Rosa Beach Weather, updates on the 30A Songwriters Festival lineup and more.
Third, dress comfortably. Destin weather can be unpredictable in January.
It can be warm one day and chilly the next. I recommend layers.
Since some venues are indoors and some are outside,
I recommend dressing comfortably and layer with sweaters, vests and jackets.
My next tip is what to bring to the 30A Songwriters Festival.
You are welcome to bring a non-professional camera or smart phone to capture the special moments.
For the outdoor amphitheaters, you may also want to bring low back lawn chairs or a blanket.
These venues also allow you to bring a picnic basket with snacks and drinks.
My final tip is to be open to experiencing artists you haven't heard before.
The 30A Songwriters Festival lineup is extraordinary and the festival is filled with unexpected surprises.
30A Songwriters Festival venues fill up so if there is an artist that you simply "must see,"
I encourage you to get there early.
For example, here at Vue on 30A there is plenty of seating but you may want to get here early to get a table near the stage.
Presented by VISIT South Walton, the 30A Songwriters Festival is produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County.
I recommend purchasing your 30A Songwriters Festival tickets in advance because the event will sell out.
For the latest 30A Songwriters Festival lineup or to purchase tickets, visit
You will need a great place to stay, so visit to book the perfect 30A vacation rental.
I hope my 30A Songwriters Festival insider tips were helpful. Enjoy the show!