Independence Day will be celebrated at many locations along the Panhandle. The Village of Baytowne Wharf will celebrate on July 4th with live music by Mama’s Blue Dress, crafts, games, and a grand fireworks finale over the lagoon. At HarborWalk Village, festivities will kick off on July 3rd with a Red, White and Blue Celebration honoring Tom Rice. Music by the Victory Belles will take everyone back to the forties with their classic throwback tunes. Saturday night, Gypsy Riot will perform for a free concert on the Harbor at 7pm. South Walton will host a parade along 30A to celebrate the holiday. The parade will begin in Seagrove at 8am and end at the Seaside Amphitheater. The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra will perform at the end of the parade followed by fireworks.
Farmers Markets provide opportunities to purchase products from local farmers and artisans. Many markets offer fresh produce, bread, and specialty items. Florida has several available farmers markets to shop at. The Market Shops in Sandestin have a display every Sunday morning year round. Rosemary Beach has the 30A market every Sunday morning and on Thursdays during the summer. Fresh local seafood and organic juices are also available at this location. The Green at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach opens a market each Sunday until 2pm and offers fruit and vegetables as well as handmade crafts.