Experience The Arts Al Fresco Style

The festivals you won't want to miss this season
Amy Ray returns in January to perform with The Indigo Girls at 30A Songwriters Festival. Photo by Shelly Swanger

A fun way to experience live music is at al fresco food and art festivals.

A few of our favorites are the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Festival of the Arts in Destin (Oct. 26–27), which includes a lineup of six bands over two days.

The Great Gulf Coast Art Festival in Pensacola (Nov. 1–3) with 10 music acts ranging from zydeco to classical.

The 29th annual Seeing Red Wine Festival in Seaside (Nov. 7–10) because frankly everything sounds better in Seaside.

The Flluxe Arts Festival in Panama City Beach (Nov. 14–16), which comprises the Will Thompson’s Songwriter’s Festival.

The Cultural Arts Alliance’s ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival in Grand Boulevard Town Center in Miramar Beach (May 9–10) which spotlights 10 live performances.

Sandestin Wine Festival (April 16–19) which pours on live music during the four-day event.

And the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival (April 23–26) in Grand Boulevard which features some of the hottest performers on the Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour.

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