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4th of July Concert 2017

Get ready to celebrate Independence Day at Alys Beach with a bang! On Tuesday, July 4th from 6-9 p.m., join us for the commemorative 4th of July Concert at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Music will be performed by The Bucktown All-Stars, and the fireworks show will follow. Admission is free, and don’t forget your blankets or chairs!

Food from Henry’s Pizza Truck will be available for purchase, such as freshly baked pizza pies, watermelon salad with mint and Georgia olive oil, and BBQ pulled pork sandwiches topped with creamy slaw and B&B pickles. In addition, you can purchase wine, beer, and cocktails, including the Watermelon Agua Fresca with choice of spirit, at the bar. Make sure to check out more of the 4th of July specialties below.

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Digital Graffiti 2017 Winners Announced

The 10th annual Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach came to the finale on Sunday, May 21, 2017, and announced “Liquid Love” by Kameron Neal of Brooklyn, NY, as “Best of Show” (click over to our Instagram for the video). The projection art festival sponsored by Christie welcomed artists from around the world to Northwest Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A in South Walton County to showcase original digital artwork on the stark white walls of Alys Beach’s homes.

“Digital Graffiti is a surreal opportunity for artists to use their voices and experiences to challenge the pure white architecture of Alys Beach,” Neal says. “I’m honored to have participated in its 10th year and hope that Digital Graffiti can continue to foster artists’ growth for many more.”

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Sinfonia Goes Pops at Alys Beach 2017

Come bring your blankets and low-back chairs to enjoy an evening of orchestral sounds by Sinfonia Gulf Coast under the Alys Beach palm trees Sunday, May 28th. Taking place at the Alys Amphitheatre, music begins at 7:30 p.m. with fireworks to follow.

Tasty food and beverages will be available to purchase at the event. Don’t forget your seating! For more information, call 850-269-7129 or visit Facebook.

 

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Purchase your tickets to the Digital Graffiti Festival today!

Presented by the Alys Foundation and sponsored by Christie, Digital Graffiti at
Alys Beach is an innovative and dynamic event that celebrates the intersection of projection art and architecture. During the three-day event, artists from around the world display their original digital art upon the iconic stark-white walls of Alys Beach, transforming the seaside town into a vibrant canvas of light. The 10th annual festival allows digital artists to explore how their fluid forms connect with architecture to create unexpected and wondrous experiences.
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Digital Graffiti 2017 Schedule

Friday, May 19

Illuminate: Celebrating the 10th Annual Digital Graffiti Festival

8 – 11pm

The sun goes down, and the lights come up as Digital Graffiti kicks off its 10th annual festival at Alys Beach on Friday evening. Featuring our 2017 projection art installations and food trucks and vendors along the festival footprint, this opening night street party winds through Alys Beach all the way to Caliza restaurant – where attendees will be greeted with music, Ă  la carte food and drink options, and fun for the whole family. Tune into the official Digital Graffiti app for a self-guided Curator’s Tour from Brett Phares to learn more about this year’s entries. This event is open to all ages.

Saturday, May 20

VIE presents Digital Graffiti’s Ten-Year Artist Retrospective Gallery

6 – 8pm

Join us as we pay homage to all of the past Best of Show winners and to hear the announcement of this year’s winners of Best of Show, Curator’s Choice, and Honorable Mentions. Stroll through the newly renovated Fonville Press, which will be transformed into a digital art gallery. Giveaways, music, artists, special guests, and food and drink available from Fonville Press creates a gallery vibe — a great warm-up act for the main event!

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8 – 11pm

Saturday evening of Digital Graffiti is an all-inclusive food and drink experience, with stops along the festival’s path featuring samples by local and regional chefs, winemakers, distillers, and breweries. The evening culminates with desserts, spirits, and casual discussions of art around the pool at Caliza restaurant, which will showcase additional artwork. This event is 21+.

As Digital Graffiti continues to evolve, we are focusing this event on celebrating all of the incredible participating artists from around the globe. In place of a poolside dance party this year, please join us for digital art, culinary favorites, craft beer, and cocktails, and end up at Caliza Pool with sweets, bubbles, and a down-tempo vibe, perfect for discussing art, architecture, and technology.

Sunday, May 21

DG Brunch

11am – 1pm

Cheers to another Digital Graffiti Festival in the books. The closing event of the 10th annual event invites attendees to enjoy a spread of brunch fare and mimosas at Arboleda Park.

 

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Tickets now available for 30A Wine Festival 2017

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Swirl, Sip, Nosh, Repeat

Join us for the sixth annual 30A Wine Festival, hosted by the Alys Foundation, on Thursday, March 9 through Sunday, March 12, 2017. Cleanse your palate and prepare for four days of sensational wines, delectable dishes, and beautiful surroundings. Tickets are on sale now!

Extend Your Stay at Alys

Ticket holders staying on property for three nights during the festival have the exclusive opportunity to receive a fourth night free and a $25 gift card to Fonville Press. For more information, please contact rentals@alysbeach.com.

In Pott We Trust Wine Dinner

We’re kicking off the 2017 festival with a special wine dinner featuring Aaron Pott of Pott Wines. Held in the gorgeous Red Loggia at Caliza Pool, join us for a four-course meal prepared by Alys Beach Executive Chef Drew Dzejak and select wine pairings from Pott Wines. Seats are $250 per person and must be purchased with a festival weekend pass. Space is limited.

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2017 30A Wine Festival Schedule:

Thursday, March 9

In Pott We Trust Wine Dinner — SOLD OUT!

6 to 9 p.m.

Red Loggia at Caliza Pool

Friday, March 10

Sip ‘n Slide

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Central Park

Bourbon, Beer, & Butts

6 to 9 p.m.

Kelly Green

Saturday, March 11

Wine Seminars

1 to 3:30 p.m.

Central Park

Grand Tasting

3:30 to 7 p.m.

Kelly Green

Sunday, March 12

Rose & Croquet

11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kelly Green

For event details and tickets, please visit 30awinefestival.com

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2017 30A Wine Festival Sponsors:

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To sponsor the 30A Wine Festival, email events@alysbeach.com

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Third Annual 30A Wine Festival at Alys Beach

The 3rd Annual 30A Wine Festival, a showcase of premiere wine producers and local culinary favorites, returns to Alys Beach, March 7-9, 2014.   This newly expanded three-day event features a Friday night gathering, “Bourbon, Beer, & Butts,” Saturday wine tasting seminars, a walkabout and grand tasting, a band party at nightfall, and Sunday’s exclusive event, “Pork and Pinot,” complete with croquet tournament. (Appropriate croquet attire encouraged.)

Limited tickets are available for this event. Weekend tickets are $300 per person, and the proceeds from the event benefit Children’s Volunteer Health Network.

With something for everyone, the celebration begins on Friday night with “Bourbon, Beer, & Butts,” featuring music by GRAMMY award-winning musician, Sam Bush, and local favorites, Boukou Groove, and Dread Clampitt.  Guests will enjoy barbeque by Barefoot BBQ and Charlie’s Donut Truck, beer from Grayton Beer Company, Oyster City Brewing Company and Sweetwater Brewing Company, and swanky bourbon selections from Four Roses, Junior’s Midnight Moon, Wathen’s Kentucky Bourbon, and other spirit distillers.   Guests may purchase a stand alone ticket for this evening event for $50 per person.

On Saturday, the festival opens with afternoon wine seminars in the Red Loggia at Caliza Pool.  Join vintners from Broadbent Selections, Domaine Serene, and Mario Perelli-Minetti for tasting sessions with flair.   Esteemed seminar guides will share a unique experience with guests, as they lead in-depth specialty and boutique wine tastings with behind-the-scenes insights and knowledge.  Seminars will be followed by a walkabout and grand tasting through the beautiful pedestrian paths of Alys Beach, featuring more than 150 wines with food pairings from Acre, Bud and Alley’s, Caliza Restaurant, and Seagar’s.

At nightfall, the day’s festivities finish with more wine and dancing at Central Park.  With music by Cadillac Willy, this party will be the perfect ending to a day of refined indulging.  Guests may purchase a stand alone ticket for Saturday’s events for $200 per person.

A weekend festival would not be complete without Sunday brunch.  Available only to weekend ticket holders, Sunday’s “Pork and Pinot” event is yet another opportunity to sample delicious plates from Café Thirty-A paired with selected Pinots, as well as a Bloody Mary bar.   Brunch is followed by a croquet tournament on Kelly Green overlooking the Gulf where guests will revel in stunning coastal views, a leisurely sporting event, and more libations, all while raising money for Children’s Volunteer Health Network.

“The support of community leaders like Alys Beach helps us to continue to provide access to medical, dental, vision and mental health  services for children, while raising awareness about the need for adequate healthcare for uninsured and underinsured kids from low-income families,” says Zach Billingsley, CVHN Executive Director.  “We are so pleased to partner once again with Alys Beach for what is sure to be the best 30A Wine Festival yet.”

For more information about the 3rd Annual 30A Wine Festival and tickets, please visit www.30awinefestival.com.

About Alys Beach
One of the most beautiful coastal towns in the world, Alys Beach is located on Scenic Highway 30A in Florida’s panhandle, along what The New York Times said “may be the best beach in the continental U.S.” The resort town’s extraordinary architectural vision drew inspirations from both Bermuda and the family courtyard homes of Antigua, Guatemala. When complete, Alys Beach will be include 900 villas and courtyard homes, as well as restaurants, parks, shops and other resort amenities. Alys Beach is the first Fortified…for Safer Living® community in the world, and all homes are built to Florida’s Green Home Designation Standard. For home sales or vacation rental information, please call 866-481-8387 or visit www.alysbeach.com.

About Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN)
Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc., HEALTHY HAPPY KIDS, is a faith-based 501(c)(3) organization, established in 2005 in response to Walton and Okaloosa County’s large population of low income families who are unable to access high quality health services due to the unavailability (or inadequacy) of insurance. CVHN seeks to enhance the lives of uninsured and underinsured school-aged children by facilitating free, immediate access to medical, dental, vision and mental health services by utilizing a network of over 95 local physicians, dentists and healthcare providers. CVHN also operates the ‘Just for Grins’ Mobile Dental Clinic that visits local elementary schools and the CVHN Dental Clinic located in Santa Rosa Beach. Since inception, CVHN has facilitated more than 42,000 procedures for over 7,000 local children. The value of these services is over $3 million dollars which were provided free to families in need. For more information, call 850.622.3200 or visit cvhnkids.org.

 

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Digital Graffiti 2014 Visiting Artist Series: Artist Talk

Alys Beach and its groundbreaking event, Digital Graffiti (DG), has led the way for the past seven years in bringing art and culture to the South Walton community and Scenic Highway 30A by providing a venue and reason for digital artists to showcase their one-of-a-kind works. For the second year, four digital artists will converge at Alys Beach to participate in a five-day residency, working in the space where their art may be chosen for projection during the seventh annual Digital Graffiti Festival. The public will have the opportunity to interact with these artists during the residency and get a glimpse into their creative processes.

During the DG2014 Visiting Artist Series, previous DG finalists will reside under one roof and work with DG Curator Brett Phares to create site-specific work for inclusion in the 2014 Digital Graffiti Festival on June 6-7. The artists include Amber Bushnell of Missoula, Montana, Dmitry Kmelnitsky of Los Angeles, California, David Montgomery of Fernandina Beach, Florida, and Richard Kroehling of New York, New York.

“Time for a refresh of what we know works at DG while delivering on new ways to see the intersection of art, technology, and architecture. Our visiting artist series opens up the conversation of what makes great projected art, where it’s going, what it looks like,” says Brett Phares, Digital Graffiti Curator. “For 2014, we want more site-responsive work at Alys Beach, more color, more verve, and this year’s group of visiting artists will help us get there.”

The workshop series is complimentary and open to the public on Friday, January 24 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Alys Beach Community Center on 60 McGee Drive. During this two-hour workshop, participants will have the opportunity for discussion with the artists in residence as well as a question-and-answer session. For additional information, please email events@alysbeach.com.

ABOUT DIGITAL GRAFFITI
Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is the world’s first outdoor projection art festival and is in its seventh year with artists using the latest technologies to create original works that are projected across the town’s iconic white walls. Visit www.digitalgraffiti.com for more information.

ABOUT ALYS BEACH
One of the most beautiful new towns in the world, Alys Beach is located on Scenic Highway 30A in Florida’s panhandle along what The New York Times said “may be the best beach in the continental U.S.” The resort town’s extraordinary architectural vision drew inspirations from both Bermuda and the family courtyard homes of Antigua, Guatemala. When complete, Alys Beach will be home to 900 villas and courtyard homes as well as restaurants, parks, shops, and other resort amenities. Alys Beach is the first Fortified…for Safer Living® community in the world, and all homes are built to Florida’s Green Home Designation Standard. For home sales or vacation rental information, please call 866-481-8387 or visit www.alysbeach.com

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Caliza Goes Pink 2013

CALIZA GOES PINK AND JOINS THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER

Special event and five course dinner to benefit Sacred Heart and Susan G. Komen Foundation 

ALYS BEACH, FL.–Sept. 24, 2013–In an effort to support the fight against breast cancer, Alys Beach and Chef de Cuisine Kevin Korman will host Caliza Goes Pink, Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 at Caliza Restaurant. The special evening will feature a unique menu that includes cancer-fighting ingredients.

The intimate poolside event will incorporate pink decor in recognition of national breast cancer awareness month. Alys Beach is honored to have our very own, Chef Kevin Korman, share the impact that breast cancer has had on his life. His mother is a survivor and will be in the crowd as well. “My mother is a survivor and I have a vested interest in making this event a huge success,” shared Chef Korman.

“Our goal is to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research,” said Chef Korman. “Breast cancer affects thousands of women each year, and it is very rewarding to come together with the community to raise money toward fighting the disease.”

One Hope Winery will be donating three cases of Chardonnay to the diner and 50% of any bottles sold of the One Hope Chardonnay (made by Robert Mondavi) go straight to breast cancer research. Last year’s event raised more than $7500 and the organizers hope to exceed that figure this year. All proceeds will be donated to Sacred Heart Cancer Center Emerald Coast Services and Susan G Komen Foundation (Maryland affiliate).

Tickets are still available for the special Caliza Goes Pink evening for $200/person. To learn more or purchase tickets, call 850-213-5700.

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ABOUT ALYS BEACH
One of the most beautiful new towns in the world, Alys Beach is located on Scenic Highway 30A in Florida’s panhandle. The resort town’s extraordinary architectural vision drew inspirations from both Bermuda and the family courtyard homes of Antigua, Guatemala. When complete, Alys Beach will be home to 900 villas and courtyard homes, as well as restaurants, parks, shops and other resort amenities. Alys Beach is the first Fortified…for Safer Living® community in the world, and all homes are built to Florida’s Green Home Designation Standard. For home sales or vacation rental information, call 866-481-8387 or visit www.alysbeach.com.

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