Labor Day weekend events heating up for Walton County

September 1, 2009

Dread Clampitt slated to perform June 3.
Dread Clampitt slated to perform at Seaside Amphitheater Sept. 4.

Lots of outdoor action slated for Labor Day Weekend

Walton County is heating up for Labor Day Weekend with lots of outdoor events to keep the summer going!

Sept. 4

4 – 6 p.m.
Seaside outdoor concert featuring Dread Clampitt
Blue-eyed SoulGrass, Hipbilly, Newgrass…these words have been used to describe Dread Clampitt. With clever and heartfelt lyrics, Dread Clampitt combines a sense of humor and a unique view of the world with the sound of Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues and Rock. Seaside Amphitheater. Free. ::Map::

Full Moon Paddle at Pompano Joe’s
6:30 p.m.
The Gulf Coast Paddle Club is hosting a Full Moon Paddle at Pompano Joe’s on September 4th. The event will start around 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact ::Map::

The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Sept. 4 – 6
Art Expo – 5-10 p.m.

A weekend full of art featured in the area’s leading galleries from across the southeast and live entertainment at the Art Expo. The event will at the Village’s Events Plaza. Art of all mediums will be featured including paintings, sculptures, metal works, jewelry and even purses. Items will be available for purchase. Free. ::Map::

Sept. 5

Gulf Place

Labor Day events include pony rides starting at 4:00 pm. and a concert with Even Money 7:00  9:00 p.m  ::Map::

DeFuniak Springs
1 – 5 p.m.
Outdoor barbecue at the VFW Post 4437
Barbecue ribs dinner specials for $5 plate. Free pool games all day, cold beer and wearm-hearted friends.

billabongMiramar Beach Access
9 a.m.
Billabong Grom Comp
Join Billabong at Pompano Joe’s Beach Park in Miramar Beach for the Grom Surfing Competition. No surf experience required, surfboards provided. Divisions include super groms 8 & under, mini groms 10 & under and groms 12 & under.  Trophies/prizes awarded to finalists in all divisions. Entry fee is $15 and includes a t-shirt and goodie bag. Call 850-424-3553 or Matt Cassidy at Ride On Surf School at 850.582.2593 to register and for more information.  ::Map::

8 a.m. -12 p.m.
Farmer’s Market:  Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods and other unique offerings during the Seaside Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. Located on the Seaside Amphitheater, directly behind Raw & Juicy, you’ll find local specialties that will help sustain our growers! Enjoy made from scratch breakfast at the market and other activities sure to liven up your morning. ::Map::

artharrisandztones6:00 – 8 p.m.
Seaside outdoor concert featuring Art Harris & the Z-Tones
A swingin’ rhythm & jumpin’ blues band. Based in Cocoa Beach, Florida, the group performs all across the country. The Z-Tones play a variety of blues styles including West Coast jump, Chicago shuffle, Mississippi delta soul, Louisiana groove, and Texas swing. Seaside Amphitheater. Free. ::Map::

Alys Beach
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Outdoor shrimp boil, live music and college football
Alys Beach is hosting an afternoon of food, music and football at their amphitheater
Boiled local shrimp, potatoes, corn and smoke Andouille sausage. Grilled hot dogs for the kids. Fresh carved watermelon & fresh squeezed lemonade.
Live music by Donnie Sundal and College Football: Alabama vs. Virginia Tech on the big screen! Game starts at 7pm. $18 for adults & $8 for children under 12. All you can eat! Beer & wine available for purchase.
For additional information, please call 850-213-5906 or email  ::Map::

Rosemary Beach
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Kids Rock The Block Party – Western Green
Bring the family for a rockin’ night of fun in Rosemary Beach! Moonwalks, face painting, airbrush tattoos, arts & crafts with Gigi’s , hula hoops, bubble machine and more! Free of charge and everyone is invited!  Sponsored by the Merchants of Rosemary Beach. Free.  ::Map::

8 p.m.
Central Square Cinema – Grab your blankets and head to the Amphitheater for a movie under the stars. One of Hollywood’s brightest comedy stars leads the way to this new Disney hit! Seaside Amphitheater. Free. ::Map::

Rosemary Beach
8:15 p.m. Western Green
Outdoor movie – Bring a blanket and enjoy a family movie under the stars. Free.  ::Map::

Grand Boulevard
7 p.m.
“A Musical Farewell to Summer” Labor Day Weekend Concert, Grand Park in Grand Boulevard
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation presents “A Musical Farewell to Summer” featuring David Seering and The Classic Brass. Free. For more information, visit or call 850-650-2226. ::Map::