Nothing says summer like enjoying an outdoor concert under the stars at the beach. Bring a blanket and some chairs and listen to the music while the children play.
The Destin and 30a area have a free concert almost every night. Here are a few of my favorites:
* Baytowne Wharf, every Wednesday night starting at 7:00PM.
What’s not to love about Baytowne Wharf?! They have restaurants, the adventure zone for kids and my husband’s favorite, The Arcade.
We decided to have dinner at the house then made our way to the “Wharf”. Popular with both guests and locals, parking can be at a premium. We opted to park just inside the main gate and take the water ferry across to Baytowne Wharf. It was a treat for the kids and we adults too as we glimpsed the setting sun over the bay. Once there, there is a large grassy area by the concert state; we put a blanket down for the kids and us. If you get there early, you can enjoy Bar-b-que and seafood while taking in the amazing sunset at Village Door Dockside Restaurant.
* 30Avenue, on Thursday nights is a great place to take the kids, music starts at 6:00pm. My family and I went early and grabbed some delicious food fromAmici 30A Italian Kitchen then walked over to the large grassy area. I loved that 30Avenue wasn’t too crowded, they had large tables and chairs set up, corn hole and hula hoops for the kids. We brought a bottle of wine and watched the kids dance and play till about 9:00pm.
Next time, we are going to pick up steamed shrimp from Goatfeather’s on the way. If the kids are good, we may also splurge on ice cream at Marble Slab.
* Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, starting on May 4th and ending June 29th every Thursday night starting at 6:00PM. Hear live music from musician including Emarld Gold, Alter Eagles and many more! Your Friend at the Beach is a proud sponsor and would love to invite some of our friends to sit at our table each week. We have 4 tickets up for grabs each week, when you book your reservation mention Mattie Kelly Arts and we will have tickets* waiting for you at your condo.
* First come first serve
*The Market Shops, Sunday 1:00pm
The Market Shops just started having Sunday afternoon concerts, which I just love! We stop by after church before hitting the beach and get to hear some really great music. Luck Langford, Donnie Sundal and Chris Alvarado are playing the next 3 Sundays, all are amazing musicians and singers. I also love that the Market Shops isn’t to crowded yet, so the kids can run around freely.
Don’t forget to bring the bubbly! #sundayfunday
Check back to see where to watch movies under that stars. A kid friendly event for sure!