Blog - 4th of July Events in Seaside and along 30A

4th of July weekend has arrived and we’re sure you’re excited to celebrate Independence Day on the Emerald Coast! Below is a list of events happening along 30A to make the most of your weekend. Grab your patriotic clothing and some sunscreen, it’s time to celebrate America!


Rags to Riches Regatta
July 3rd 7 a.m. at Grayton Beach

The Rags to Riches Regatta is a 40-year sailing tradition where 30A locals and visitors gather to cheer on teams as they navigate 16-foot catamarans in a race from Grayton Beach (originally known as the “rags” side of town) to Seagrove (also known as the “riches” neighborhood). Presented by Crater Train Brewing Company, The 30A Company, and Tribe Kelley Surf Post, the race will benefit South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) and their mission to protect and preserve our local marine resources.

Race starts in Grayton Beach and ends in Seagrove.

Blue Mountain Bakery Block Party
July 3rd 5 p.m.- 9p.m.

The Blue Mountain Bakery is celebrating two years of operation with a block party. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live bluegrass music from Longleaf Drive. The bakery will be open for dinner and dessert. BBQ brisket and shrimp boil plates will also be available. Pre-order is encouraged for larger parties. All proceeds will benefit a Blue Mountain Bakery employee’s grandchild recently diagnosed with leukemia.

Address: 2217 W Co Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Woman with red and blue pom poms in car parade with blue and red balloons

Grayton Beach 4th of July Parade
July 4, 8 a.m. Starting at The Red Bar

Come join in the fun for the annual July 4th parade in the wonderful and funky town of Grayton Beach. Line up on Hotz Avenue next to The Red Bar starts at 8 a.m. with the parade starting at 8:30 a.m. Decorate your cars, jeeps, boats, bikes, scooters, etc. No registration needed and everyone is welcome! After the parade meet up at Grayton Coast Properties for popsicles, watermelon and lemonade.

Address: 70 Hotz Ave, Grayton Beach, FL 32459

Overhead view of Seaside

Seaside Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 9 a.m. -11 a.m.

Fireworks at 8:30 p.m.

Seaside will be celebrating the Fourth of July with a block party with decorated storefronts 9 a.m. -11 a.m. Enjoy nearby balloon art and stilt walking performances. End the holiday with Seaside’s spectacular fireworks finale over the Gulf of Mexico. Get the best seats from either the Seaside Amphitheater or anywhere along the beach in Seaside.

Address: Central Square, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

US Flag

Red White and Baytowne
July 4, 6 p.m.

Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day at this family friendly event at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Kids activities include crafts, face painting and balloon sculpting. Live music starts on the Events Plaza Stage at 7 p.m. and will feature Donovan Keith.

Address: 9300 Baytowne Wharf Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

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