Independence Day celebrations in Walton County

June 19, 2017

Enjoy Independence Day celebrations in north and south Walton County July 3 – 4.

Monday, July 3:

South Walton

5:30 – 10 p.m. WaterColor benefit concert at Marina Park

Easy On 30A is hosting a benefit concert on Monday, July 3 at Marina Park in WaterColor, 238 Watercolor Way, Santa Rosa Beach. The event will benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge, The Sonder Project, Muskogee Nation of Florida, and Children’s Volunteer Health Network. Performances:

5 – 6:30 p.m. – Chris Alvarado, Scott Rockwood, & John Reinlie
6:30– 10 p.m. –Performance by First Note & Friends including Lindsey Thompson, Anthony Peebles, Jamie Kent, Will Thompson, Eric Erdmann and Time Jackson.

Other activities include an open market, silent auction, and raffle items. The event is free.

7:30 p.m. Seaside – Join in the fun in Seaside for a two day celebration including the Stars & Stripes Pops Concert featuring the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra at the Seaside Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 4:

South Walton

7:30 a.m. Rosemary Beach – Start bright and early with a Bike Decorating Contest & Breakfast.  followed by the Bike Parade throughout the Town Center at 8:30 a.m.  Enjoy an old-fashioned family field day on Western Green with sack races, water balloon toss, games prizes and more starting at 9 a.m.  Rock to the sounds of the different decades with  the “Like Totally” Hep Cats on Western Green at 6 p.m.  Enjoy a star spangled fireworks display from the beach at 8:45 p.m.

8 a.m. – South Walton 4th of July Parade from Seagrove to Seaside on Scenic Hwy. 30A.

8:30 a.m. – Grayton Beach neighborhood parade. Line up starts in front of the Red Bar at 8.m. Everyone welcome. Watermelon, popsicles, and lemonade at the end of the parade.

6 p.m. – Alys Beach live music by Bucktown Allstars. Fireworks follows. Food and drink available.

7 p.m. – Seaside Concert at the Amphitheatre starts at 7 p.m. followed by fireworks at 8:30 p.m.

6 – 9 p.m. Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin
Red, White and Baytowne.
Enjoy lawn games, inflatables, kids crafts, and face painting. Then enjoy live music on the Events Plaza Stage by Donovan Keith & the Funky Feat at 7 p.m., followed by a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.

North Walton

4 p.m. – DeFuniak Springs celebrates with the theme ‘Proud to be an American’ with a parade around Lake DeFuniak

6 p.m. – Defuniak Springs celebration continues at Wee Care Park on Walton Road with children’s activities, entertainment, and fireworks. Live music from Josh Buckey Band and Meridith Lee.

The event is sponsored by DeFuniak Springs Business and Professional Association. For more information call 830-1661. To sign up for the parade call Carolyn Mora at 892-3950 or Alicia Ammons at 892-2134.