Route 30A Car Show Photos and Video

Every spring classic cars line the park in downtown Rosemary Beach along Scenic Route 30A for fun and awards. This year's show was on an especially nice day with blue skies, puffy clouds, green grass, shiny paint and hot chrome. Local resident Alan Riehl won the People's Choice Award with his lovingly restored International Scout II. He bought the hulk for $3,500 and with his buddy spent about 250 Saturdays working on it. After the show he drove out on to the sands of Grayton Beach of course.

A First Look at the 2012 Artsquest Poster and Artist Robin Wiesneth

Miramar beach resident Robin Wiesneth's acrylic painting titled "Elvis Flies for K9 Air" was selected from among 200 submitted images to represent the 2012 ArtsQuest Fine Arts and Music Festival. Produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA), the 24th annual event will be held over Mother's Day Weekend, May 11-13, and features activities for the entire family in downtown Seaside. Wiesneth's artwork will be featured on posters, t-shirts, and other marketing pieces promoting the event.

Inaugural 30A Wine Festival at Alys Beach March 3-4

Whether you’re a wine collector, a wine aficionado, or simply enjoy great wine paired with superb cuisine, you won’t want to miss this!

The 30A Wine Festival is a two-day event, March 3 and 4, 2012, featuring seminars, a wine symposium, and  tastings from Ladera, Wagner Family of Wine, Huneeus Vintners, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Pali Wine Company, Haber Family Vineyards, Hitching Post, Four Roses Distillery, Foley Family Wines, Pacific Southern Wine Company and Republic National Distributing Company just to name a few. 

Gulf Place Mardi Gras Street Party on Feb 18

Celebrate Mardi Gras in the street at Gulf Place. The Town Center Loop circle will be blocked off for a party in the street, with food, drinks, beads, costumes, parades, face-painting, arts &
crafts, and Live New Orleans music. The party starts at 12:00 noon with the “Barkus” Pet Parade;
followed by a Bike & Golf Cart Parade; and Costume contest. Prizes awarded for all contest winners. (To participate, please contact Maxine Orange Bern for email application OR pick up

Get Ready for Gumbo and Mardi Gras at Sandestin

Gumbo has always beean an essential fuel that helps to keep Mardi Gras going. Add dogs to the mix and we'll all be howling at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort during the extended President’s Day weekend starting Friday, February 17, 2012.

Thousands of travelers and local residents are expected to join the festivities including the Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival, Mardi Gras Dog Parade and so much more.

30A Songwriters Festival 2012 Photo Gallery

There was something for everyone over the three days of the third annual 30A Songwriters Festival. Nonstop music in great venues indoors and out along the world's most beautiful beaches. 

Lucky ticket holders were treated to more than 125 songwriters and over 250 performances in venues ranging from intimate listening rooms to spacious outdoor amphitheaters.

SoWal.com staff and contest winners covered it all and we'll be posting lots of stories, photos and videos in the coming days so stay tuned.


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