SANTA ROSA BEACH — On Saturdays in July, Distillery 98 will host a Summer Concert Series presented by Step One Automotive Group featuring an array of local and national bands, including Daniel Pratt, Dion Jones and The Neon Tears, and the Raelyn Nelson Band, with proceeds benefiting The Ohana Institute.

The series will kick off on Saturday, July 10, with Daniel Pratt and Logan Pilcher from Atlanta taking the main stage at 6 p.m. The community is invited to the local distillery, 835 Serenoa Road, for live music, cocktails, beer, wine, and local bites from the My Ohana food truck. Pratt’s style of music features catchy melodies and haunting lyrics while his songwriting showcases a strong focus on God, the heart, soul, and journey of life.…

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Sit back and enjoy Baytowne Wharf's FREE Wednesday Night Concert Series every Wednesday this spring and summer!

The concert series features both local and regional talent from a variety of genres. Concert begins at 7pm on the Events Plaza Stage.

Live Music Schedule:

July 7: Boukou Groove
July 14: Forrest Williams Band
July 21: Six Piece Suits
July 28: Rust & Gold

More Info

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While a handful of die-hard locals have no doubt sampled all of 30A’s wonderful watering holes, out-of-town visitors don’t always have a lot of extra time to venture off the sandy path.

And although the following bars are somewhat hidden away from public view, there’s certainly no reason to keep any of them confidential. Even if you’re a local, we bet you’ll still find something new to try on our list of the Secret Bars of 30A (in no particular order):

1. The Perfect Pig Bar in Gulf Place

While you might have sampled The Perfect Pig’s meaty “Praise the Lard” menu, it’s easy to overlook the full bar tucked away at their Gulf Place location. There’s more than ample ambience at the bar, bistro tables for those cozy encounters, a TV or two for…

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Formerly known as Paddle at the Porch, now in its 9th year, the annual event is moving to Henderson Beach State Park in Destin and getting a name change - Paddle at the Park Sponsored by Destin ER. Held on Aug. 21, 2021, it features 1- and 3-mile recreational races and a 6-mile elite race, to be followed by awards, food & fun! Also, they are welcoming two new categories in the 3-mile race: kayaks and inflatables.

Registration is open now. Register HERE. Follow on Facebook for event details.

Race Start Times
9 a.m. || 3/6-mile races start
10:30 a.m. || 1-mile race starts
11 a.m. || Kids' fun race (for ages 12 & under only) starts
Awards for all races will begin directly after the last race.

Racer Welcome Party & Gift Card Giveaway
BOTE is welcoming…

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Demand for Vacation Homes Is Still Strong | MyKCM

The pandemic created a tremendous interest in vacation homes across the country. Throughout the last year, many people purchased second homes as a safe getaway from the challenges of the health crisis. With many professionals working from home and many students taking classes remotely, it made sense to see a migration away from cities and into counties with more vacation destinations.

The 2021 Vacation Home Counties Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that this increase in vacation home sales continues in 2021. The report examines sales in counties where “vacant seasonal, occasional, or recreational use housing account for at least 20% of the housing stock” and compares that data to the overall residential market.

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What Do Experts See on the Horizon for the Second Half of the Year? | MyKCM

As we move into the latter half of the year, questions about what’s to come are top of mind for buyers and sellers. Near record-low mortgage rates coupled with rising home price appreciation kicked off a robust housing market in the first half of 2021, but what does the forecast tell us about what’s on the horizon?

Mortgage Rates Will Likely Increase, but Remain Low

Many experts are projecting a rise in interest rates. The latest Quarterly Forecast from Freddie Mac states:

We forecast that mortgage rates will continue to rise through the end of next year. We estimate the 30-year fixed mortgage rate will average 3.4% in the fourth quarter of 2021, rising to 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2022.”

However, even as mortgage rates rise,…

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There’s always something happening at The HUB!

From Funk and Jazz to Jam and Americana, we bring world-class live music to Santa Rosa Beach for incredible nights and weekends with friends and family. And grab ice cream from Super Freeze or a burger from DUOS while you watch family-friendly movies under the stars.

CLICK FOR CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Taking place in one of the most productive fisheries in the United States, timed to coincide with the peak of the Gulf Coast’s blue marlin season and located at the South’s number-one ranked resort destination, the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin® (ECBC) has set the precedent for world-class sportfishing tournaments.

This annual event offers something for everyone. Most importantly, for the angling teams, there are the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, red-hot billfish action, and cool green cash. While onshore, both tournament participants and their families can enjoy the wide variety of recreational activities offered at the Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort and The Village of Baytowne Wharf. The spectacular night time…

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Well folks, It’s the North Beach Social Wine Mixer, June 12, 2021, all day! No helicopters, but plenty of wine from Hey Mama Wines, like $6 rosé and frosé! There will be live music by Mark & Krissa from 12-3PM and DJ Michael Disciple from 5-9PM. Did we just become best friends?! Celebrate National Rosé Day with us on the beach at North Beach Social. More info at NorthBeach.Social. It's the North Beach Social Wine Mixer!

About North Beach Social:
North Beach Social is a beach restaurant and bar located at the foot of the 331 bridge in Santa Rosa Beach on the Choctawhatchee Bay. Guests order from the counter and bar and enjoy beach games, toys and seating in a very laid back atmosphere. On the menu are some of Chef Jim Shirley's most famous dishes,…

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