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The 30-A Songwriters Festival takes place annually in January, during the Martin Luther King Holiday. Scenic Highway 30A becomes the music highway when an internationally-prominent lineup of singer-songwriters perform in over 15 venues along SoWal Beaches.
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This annual festival is produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA), presented by Visit South Walton. The event brings together talented songwriters and musicians from around the country to perform in unique venues amid a backdrop of brilliant white sand beaches, turquoise waters and stunning architecture. The three-day festival will feature more than 125 musicians and over 250 performances in venues ranging from intimate listening rooms to spacious outdoor amphitheaters.
Having quickly grown into one of the premier songwriters festivals in the country, the 30A Songwriters Festival attracts artists who represent many different genres. With styles ranging from folk, country, rock and alternative. Past Artists have included, The Bangles, Rodney Crowell, Shawn Mullins, Matthew Sweet and the Indigo Girls.
Sunburst Beach Vacations is a Premiere Accommodations Partner of this burgeoning event and we offer special vacation packages for this weekend along with discounted tickets. Contact us about a place to stay and tickets before they sell out!
The Seaside School Half Marathon (which includes a 5K) is annually run in early March and March 3, 2013 will be the race’s 11th anniversary. The Race attracts over 3000 runners and has quickly become one of the premier races in the Southeast. In 2008, Runner’s World magazine gave it the “Best Schwag” award. This year, race planners received three times as many interested participants as they could register. Those who make the cutoff enjoy some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in the country, amazing community support, a pre-race expo, free barbecue by Birmingham’s Jim ‘N Nick’s and free beer for racers, live music at the after-party, a custom-designed medal and tech T-shirt and yes, a Vera Bradley tote bag.
Sunburst Beach Vacations is a Platinum Accommodations Sponsor of this event and of the Seaside Neighborhood school. The owners of Sunburst have had 6 children attend (or currently attend) this wonderful charter middle school.
The race makes a nice long weekend stay at the Beach and Sunburst offers special vacation packages around the Race. We also award the top 100 finishers a commemorative mug.
The Seaside Repertory Theatre, founded in the spring of 2001, has become Northwest Florida’s premier professional theatre company. Celebrating its tenth season, the REP has built itself into a first-rate regional theatre, attracting some of the finest talent from around the country. The REP’s host of talented theatre professionals and group of dedicated volunteers work together to entertain over 25,000 people each year. Having established an indoor home on the stage of the 75-seat Meeting Hall Theatre in downtown Seaside, Florida, the REP has never stopped broadening its horizons, adding new programming and new venues in Seaside and beyond to better reach its expanding audience base.
For the 2013 Season, the REP has scheduled live performances for adults and kids as well as live, original music.
Sunburst Beach Vacations is proud to be the Membership Sponsor and an Accommodations Partner of the Seaside Rep.
ArtsQuest In early May, usually on Mother’s Day weekend, ArtsQuest is one of the largest of the many events and programs produced by the Cultural Arts Association of Walton County. Since its humble yet inspired beginnings as the Grayton Beach Fine Arts Festival in 1989, ArtsQuest has developed into one of the country’s top juried fine arts shows, attracting thousands of people each year over Mother’s Day weekend.
After seven years on Grayton Beach’s Hotz Avenue, another seven in the historic setting of Eden State Gardens and then another seven in the Village of Baytowne Wharf, the Festival is getting closer to its roots with its move back to Scenic Highway 30A in the Town of Seaside.
ArtsQuest artists will fill the town for two and a half days, along with great live music, artist workshops, KidZone and fabulous food & beverage options.
Sunburst Beach Vacations is offering a special of “book two nights at our spring rate and get a third night at no charge”. Book your weekend now!