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Festivals, Film Tours, Races & More · November Events Along 30A & the Emerald Coast

Image courtesy of The Flutterby Festival in Watersound Origins

From the classic Seeing Red Wine Festival in Seaside to the family-friendly Destin Food Truck Festival in Destin, there’s so much to see and do during November along the 30A communities and the Emerald Coast including a film festival, Thanksgiving-themed races, and a kids arts festival celebrating butterflies. Scroll below for more information on our featured November events!


Mountainfilm on Tour at WaterColor
WaterColor Marina Park | WaterColor Inn & Resort
November 3rd – 4th, 2023

The 23rd Annual Mountainfilm on Tour returns to the WaterColor® Marina Park Amphitheater! This 2-night outdoor film festival is dedicated to educating, inspiring, and motivating audiences about issues that matter. Each year Mountainfilm on Tour travels around the globe featuring a collection of culturally rich, adventure-packed, and enlightening documentary short films selected from the best-loved films from the annual festival in Telluride.

Destin Food Truck Fest
Mattie Kelly Arts Village | Destin
November 4th, 2023

Come to the 3rd Annual Destin Food Truck Fest from 11AM to 7PM. This family-friendly event offers the opportunity to sample foods from numerous food trucks, a bounce house for the kids, live entertainment, and more! Tickets are a $5 entry fee for adults with kids twelve and under admitted free.

Gala Event Featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Hotel Effie | Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
November 4th, 2023

Experience the electrifying energy of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue live in concert. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable musical celebration that showcases the primal power of music to bring us all together. Proceeds benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its education and community outreach engagement initiatives throughout Northwest Florida.

Rosemary Beach Uncorked
Barrett Square | Rosemary Beach
November 4th, 2023

Experience the premiere 30A wine event that continues to impress year after year. Rosemary Beach Uncorked™ will celebrate its 12th year with the 2023 event set to take place Saturday, November 4th from 1 to 4 PM. Taste the very best of food and wine Rosemary Beach® has to offer with featured restaurants, countless bottles ready for the pour, and live music to entertain and delight.

Seeing Red Wine Festival
Seaside Town Center | Seaside
November 9th – 12th, 2023

SEASIDE® celebrates the 31st anniversary of Seeing Red Wine Festival from November 9th to 12th in the charming coastal town. The action-packed festival features tastings, curated dinner, winemakers, chefs, and live music. Sunday’s festivities will introduce a new spin on this year’s send-off event by showcasing a lively tiki-themed brunch. For the first time, this year’s festival will welcome a sommelier to guide guests through the weekend’s events.

Flutterby Arts Festival
Watersound Town Center | Watersound Origins
November 12th, 2023

The Flutterby Festival, produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, celebrates its 31st year of the migration of the Monarch butterfly through our area with children’s art activities, live music, theatre and dance performances, student art exhibits, a butterfly parade, and more! Join us for this FREE, family-fun event from 10AM to 4PM at the Watersound® Town Center. Proceeds benefit the CAA’s ‘Art For All’ Program.

License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day
All Locations | Walton and Okaloosa Counties
November 25th, 2023

License-free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for those who don’t yet have a fishing license to experience fishing, take youth fishing, or for avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license.  On these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers, including both residents and non-residents.

Coastal White Christmas Celebration & Hometown Parade
Grand Boulevard | Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
November 17th, 2023

Join us for an old-fashioned holiday parade down the Boulevard culminating in the park with holiday music and the lighting of the Grand Boulevard Christmas Tree. The parade begins at 5PM and concludes with a visit from Santa! Great opportunity to get your family holiday photo with Old Saint Nick. Bring an unwrapped gift to support our local toy drive.

Sandestin Turkey Trot
Baytowne Marina | Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
November 17th, 2023

Join us for the 2023 Sandestin Turkey Trot on November 19th at Baytowne Marina! Registration is $45 for Adults, $25 for 18 and Under with the first 30 People receiving a free T-shirt. After the race, have fun at the Tailgate Party at 11AM with beer, food, prizes, rewards, and NFL Football on the Jumbotron at 12PM.

30A 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
Rosemary Beach
November 23rd, 2023

Now in its 12th year, the 30A10K Thanksgiving Day Races has donated more than $850,000 to local charities, impacting our community directly. The races will take place on November 23rd at 78 N Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461.  The 10K race will start promptly at 7:30am with the 1-mile fun run starting immediately after at 7:35am.  The 5K race will start promptly at 9:30am.

Turn on the Town!
Seaside Amphitheater | Seaside
November 25th, 2023

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer! Join us in SEASIDE® as we ring in the holiday season with our annual tree lighting, photos with Santa, and more holiday activities for guests of all ages. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

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