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WaterColor Events

Fun Things To Do In Santa Rosa Beach, FL

With each unique event we host, WaterColor Inn welcomes guests to enjoy the vibrant culture, timeless charm and natural beauty of our beachfront surroundings. From seasonal events to engaging and interactive programs for guests and locals, there’s always something special to do.

 

*All events are subject to change and weather permitting; WaterColor Beach Club & Camp WaterColor are shared community amenities for WaterColor residents and guests of WaterColor Inn & Resort; it is not open to the general public; Gather Kitchen + Bar is a private amenity available only to WaterColor Inn hotel guests and Watersound Club Lifestyle members. 

Live Music @WaterColor Beach Club

Every Thursday (Year-Round) | 5- 8 PM 

Every Monday (March- August) | 2 - 5 PM

Every Tuesday (March - August) | 5- 8 PM

 

Enjoy live music on the pool deck, as well as a special Chef and drink features. Stay tuned in to our Facebook events pages for entertainment schedules: 

Live Music THURS | Live Music MON | Live Music TUES

Happy Hour @Gather Kitchen + Bar

Daily (Year-Round) | 2– 6 PM

 

Gather for sunset and enjoy half-priced select beer, wine and cocktails.

Bikes, Sights and Beers @The Canteen

Every Tuesday (Year-Round) | 10 AM- 12 NOON 


Bring your own bike, grab a map at Camp WaterColor, and follow along on the bicycle tour/selfie scavenger hunt. Upon completion, return to The Canteen for a souvenir cup of beer (root beer for the kids)!

Weekly Specials @Gather Kitchen + Bar

  • Member Mondays: 50% OFF all items for our members & Chef Featured dinner specials from 4- 9 PM.
  • Tunes Tuesdays: Live Music from 5- 8 PM. 
  • Wine Down Wednesdays: Half-priced select wines all day!
  • Ladies Night Out Thursdays: Ladies enjoy $5 Bubbles & $5 Truffle Fries from 6 - 8 PM. 
  • Fish & Chip's Fridays: Enjoy 50% Off our special featuring crispy, golden battered fish served with a side of perfectly seasoned chips from 4 PM - Close.

Deep South Freeze Happy Hour @The Canteen

Daily (February - October)  | 4- 5 PM 


Enjoy BOGO Deep South Freeze ice cream treats and outdoor games including giant Jenga, cornhole, ring toss and hula hoops at The Canteen in Camp WaterColor.

Happy Hour @Fish Out of Water

Daily | 2- 4 PM

 

Every day is happy hour at Fish Out of Water!  Enjoy half-priced fresh oysters & half-priced house wine.  In order to seat guests more efficiently, reservations are not accepted.
 

Yoga in the Park @WaterColor Marina Park

Every Tuesday & Thursday (May - November) | 8 AM


Join us for rejuvenating yoga sessions every Tuesday and Thursday morning on the stage at Marina Park. Cost: $20 /person.  Mats are limited, so bring your own if possible. Presented by WaterColor Community Association.

 

Hotel Guests can sign up through our WaterColor Front Desk- WCfrontdesk@stjoe.com 

Trivia Night @Gather Kitchen + Bar

Every Other Thursday | 6 - 8 PM


Join us every other Thursday for an entertaining Trivia Night filled with brain-teasing questions and a fun atmosphere.  

  • Jan. 1, 25 | Feb. 8, 22 | Mar, 7, 21
  • Apr. 4, 18 | May. 2, 16, 30 | Jun. 13, 27
  • Jul. 11, 25 | Aug. 8, 22 | Sept. 5, 19
  • Oct. 3, 17, 31 | Nov. 14, 28 | Dec. 12, 26

Live Music @Fish Out of Water

Every Friday | 6 - 9 PM
Every Sunday | 11 AM – 1 PM

 

Enjoy Live Entertainment on Friday Evenings and During Sunday Brunch!  Stay tuned in to our events page on Facebook for entertainment schedule; click on above links.
 

Happy Hour @Beach Cow

Daily (March- August) | 3- 4 PM  

 

Take your picture with our Beach Cow mascot and enjoy half-off on all milkshakes and ice cream. 

Sweat 'N' Shine @WaterColor Frog Pool

Monday & Wednesday | 9:30 AM 


Join us for a cardio ciricuit class with Fitness Instructor Alecia, Monday and Wednesday at the Frog Pool. Cost: $25 /person (ages 10 and older).  Presented by WaterColor Community Association.

 

Hotel Guests can sign up through the Mindbody App (@sweatnshinewithalecia).  

Fellowship on 30A @WaterColor LakeHouse

Every Sunday (Year-Round) | 10 AM

 

Join the Fellowship 30A and Pastor Gary Wingo every Sunday for a weekly service.  Presented by WaterColor Community Association.

Trivia Night @WaterColor Beach Club

Every Monday (May - December) | 6 PM

 

Get ready to test your knowledge, share laughs, and enjoy friendly competition against the stunning beach backdrop at WaterColor Beach Club.  Presented by WaterColor Community Association.

Tequila Tuesdays @Costa Chica

Every Tuesday (March - August) | All Day  

 

Enjoy 1/2 priced tequila tasting flights.

La Vida LOCA @Costa Chica

Every Thursday (March - August) | 11 AM- 2 PM 

 

Join us for a fiesta of flavor with a burrito bowl station and fresh, savory toppings. It's a culinary celebration you won't want to miss!

Kids Buffet Lunch @WaterColor Grill

Daily (March - August) | 10 AM - 3 PM 

 

The kids will enjoy their very own buffet- we've got all their favorites! Because when hunger hits, a happy vacation is just a plate away!

Chef’s Weekend Brunch @Fish Out of Water

Saturdays and Sundays (March – October) | 8 AM – 2 PM 

 

A plentiful offering consisting of your favorite traditional brunch items as well as seasonal offerings, available for purchase at Fish Out of Water.

St. Patty’s Day Celebration @Fish Out of Water

Sunday, March 17   | 4 PM - Close

 

Green, Green and more Green!  Join us for Irish style live music and chef inspired features at Fish Out of Water.  Green beer and cocktails available for purchase to get the party started! 

Wine Lovers Dinner setup at Gather Kitchen + Bar

Spring Wine Lovers Dinner Series @Gather Kitchen + Bar

Every Third Wednesday (March - June) | 7 PM

Indulge in an exclusive and intimate culinary journey at Gather Kitchen + Bar’s private wine pairing dinners. Savor a delectable 5-course dinner curated by WaterColor Executive Sous Chef Leonel Velazquez, complemented by exquisite wines from various California wineries. 

 

Easter Brunch Buffet@WaterColor LakeHouse

Sunday, March 31 | 10 AM – 3 PM 

 

Delight in the flavors of spring at our annual Easter Brunch Buffet.  Join us for a bountiful spread featuring delectable dishes to savor and celebrate the joy of the season.  Reservations Required by emailing WCISocialEvents@stjoe.com.  

April Fools' Day

Monday, April 1 | All Day

Get ready for a day of delightful surprises, including special food and beverages features at The Canteen in Camp WaterColor.  Dive in the fun with pool games and camaraderie- a foolproof recipe for a memorable April Fools' Day!  

WaterColor Prom with a Purpose

Thursday, April 18 | 6 PM | WaterColor LakeHouse

 

Join us in creating a magical prom night for kids with developmental differences in Walton County & Bay County! Teaming up with Westonwood Ranch and local partners, we're hosting an inclusive event to ensure everyone gets to enjoy the prom experience. Special invitations and RSVP details will be sent by Westonwood Ranch.

 

Help make this night unforgettable by checking out how to participate or get involved at Westonwood.org. Let's create lasting memories together!

Pretzel Day

Friday, April 26 | 11 AM- 9 PM

 

Get ready for a pretzel extravaganza! Dive into a variety of distinctive pretzel-themed items and refreshing treats for all ages from Gather Kitchen + Bar. Join us on the WaterColor Inn pool deck for a family-friendly dive-in movie, complete with kids' activities and games available throughout the day.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta- Camp WaterColor

Sunday, May 5 | All Day

 

Fiesta like there’s no mañana!  Enjoy $5 Frozen Margaritas and Chef features from South of the Border at The Canteen in Camp WaterColor.

Cinco de Mayo- Talkin' Tequila

Sunday, May 5 | All Day

 

Join us for a tequila takeover and tasting at Gather Kitchen + Bar!  Enjoy an assortment of tequila like you’ve never seen! Complimentary chips and salsa all day. Festive Chef features and drink specials available.

Tacos & Tequila- Cinco de Mayo Celebration @Fish Out of Water

Sunday, May 5th

 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with half-priced select tacos and house margaritas all day long at Fish Out of Water!
 

Mother's Day

Sunday, May 12 | All Day

 

Forget the crowds…come relax at WaterColor Inn Pool and pamper mom with complimentary Rose all day and Chef’s special tea sandwiches at Gather Kitchen + Bar!

Memorial Day Salute @Camp WaterColor

May 24 -27 | All Day

 

Celebrate an All-American Memorial Day with us! Enjoy patriotic food and drink specials all weekend long at Camp WaterColor.

Memorial Day Salute @WaterColor Beach Club

May 24 -27 | All Day

 

Celebrate an All-American Memorial Day with us! Enjoy patriotic food and drink specials all weekend long at WaterColor Beach Club.

Summer Movies in the Park @Marina Park

Every Tuesday (Memorial Day- Labor Day) | 8 PM

 

Join us at the Marina Park Stage every Tuesday for a movie night under the stars. Bring your own chairs or blankets. Presented by WaterColor Community Association. 

Family Field Day @Camp WaterColor

Every Wednesday (June - August) | 9 AM - 12 NOON



Join us on the Camp WaterColor Field for an exciting day of fun including lawn games include soccer, football, bocce, cornhole, croquet, spikeball, and more! The event is open to all ages, but children 12 and under must be accompanied by a guardian. Presented by WaterColor Community Association.

Kick It with the Kiddos @Camp WaterColor

Sunday, June 9 | All Day


Today is all about the kiddos! Join us for games, music, and fun activities at Camp WaterColor and enjoy special kids food & beverage features that are sure to please your little ones!

Huck and Lillly Concerts @Marina Park

Every Wednesday (June- August) | 5 PM


Huck and Lilly are returning to WaterColor Marina Park stage this summer, delighting kids and the grown-ups who love their family-friendly songs. Presented by WaterColor Community Association.

Kick It with the Kiddos @WaterColor Beach Club

Sunday, June 9 | All Day


Today is all about the kiddos! Join us for games, music, and fun activities on the pool deck at WaterColor Beach Club and enjoy special kids food & beverage features that are sure to please your little ones!

Bourbon Day @WaterColor Package Store

Friday, June 14 | Bourbon Tasting at 4 PM & Discounts Offered All Day

 

There's no better way to start Father’s Day weekend than with a bourbon tasting! Bring Dad by to sample some great products and take advantage of our discounted bourbon selection to surprise him with a nice bottle! The Package Store is located on the first level of the entrance of Fish Out of Water.  

Dad's Day @Gather Kitchen + Bar

Sunday, June 16 | All Day

 

Hang by the WaterColor Inn pool with dad or treat him to Gather Kitchen + Bar for a meal with complimentary draft beer for all men.

Pancakes with Pops- Father’s Day @Fish Out of Water

Sunday, June 16 | 8 AM – 2 PM

 

Join us at Fish Out of Water for a special Father's Day brunch celebration and treat dad to complimentary coffee, all-you-can eat pancakes, and quality family time. 
 

Independence Day Celebration @WaterColor Beach Club

July 3- 5 | All Day 


Celebrate with us and enjoy a Chef's Cookout on the pool deck at WaterColor Beach Club with all your favorite items,  Patriotic Drink specials available all day, and live entertainment by DJ 30A from 12 Noon - 7 PM on July 4th.  Special nighttime beach chair setups will be available for walk-up rentals at 5:30 PM (first-come, first-served) and our Tiki Bar will be open during the fireworks display on July 4th.

Gather for the 4th

Thursday, July 4 | All Day

 

Let freedom ring, poolside at WaterColor Inn.  Soak up the sun and stay for the fireworks.  Pool games and activities for everyone. Themed Chef features available for purchase at Gather Kitchen + Bar.

Star-Spangled Picnic Meal @Fish Out of Water

Thursday, July 4th |Pick-up from 10 AM – 6 PM

 

Celebrate the red, white, and blue!!  Preorder Fish out of Water's Star-Spangled Picnic Meals by July 2nd to be picked up Curbside in front of the WaterColor Package Store on July 4th on your way to the beach for the Fireworks Show!  Email WCISocialEvents@stjoe.com to place your order or call (850)-534-5050.  The WaterColor Package Store is located on the first level of the entrance to Fish Out of Water. 

Fireworks on the Gulf

Thursday, July 4 | 8:30 PM | WaterColor Beach 

 

Don’t miss this spectacular show in the sky celebrating America’s Independence, featuring the largest fireworks show on 30A.  Special nighttime WaterColor beach chair setups will be available for walk-up rentals at 5:30 PM (first-come, first-served) for $35 per set and our Tiki Bar will be open during the fireworks display on July 4th.
 

Moo Y'all Cow Appreciation Day

Tuesday, July 9 | All Day 

There is no cow we appreciate more than our very own at Beach Cow! It’s time we give our beloved mascot an official name, and we need your help! Please submit name suggestions to wcbc@stjoe.com (include phone number and email). The winner will be contacted on Friday, July 12th and will receive a gift basket of cow-themed goodies! Come out and enjoy ice cream cone cups with two toppings for only $9 and grab a selfie with our "Beach Cow". Don’t be chicken, join the herd. MOO Y’ALL!

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Sunday, July 21 | 4 PM  

 

Let's celebrate with interactive ice cream stations where kids can build and personalize their own Deep South Freeze ice cream treat....Two for One Specials! Come try our unique flavors and toppings while supplies last.

Mom’s First Day of Freedom @Scratch Biscuit Kitchen

11 AM – 2 PM | August TBD

 

School bells are ringing and it’s time to celebrate the return of routine!  Take a well-deserved break and indulge in a special lunch exclusively for moms. Sip on a variety of herbal teas and enjoy complimentary mimosas. Plus, unwind with chair massages, and explore a trunk show featuring our featured retail partners on the patio.  

Nothing Like a WaterColor Watermelon

Saturday, August 3 | All Day

 

Join us on National Watermelon Day for watermelon food and drink features from Gather Kitchen + Bar! Games and activities available on WaterColor Inn's pool deck for the whole family.

Nothing like a WaterColor Watermelon @Fish Out of Water

August 3 | All Day

 

Join us on National Watermelon Day for watermelon food and drink features at Fish Out of Water!
 

National S'Mores Day

Saturday, August 10 | 7- 9 PM | WaterColor Beach

 

Complimentary WaterColor Beach Bonfire; open to the public. S'mores kits will be available for purchase at the Tiki Bar.  Special food/drink packages including Champagne and/or signature cocktails, sodas, bottled waters, small Chef bites and pizza may be purchased by emailing WCBonfire@stjoe.com

Labor Day Celebration- Camp WaterColor

August 30- September 2 | All Day  

 

Join us for patriotic food and drink specials all weekend long at Camp WaterColor.  On Sunday & Monday (Sept 1 & 2), enjoy a Labor Day Luau with games, limbo, music, and complimentary leis with purchase of our festive Chef's feature at The Canteen.

Labor Day Celebration- WaterColor Beach Club

August 30- September 2 | All Day


Join us poolside at WaterColor Beach Club for patriotic food and drink specials all weekend long!

9/11- Day of Honor @Fish Out of Water

September 11 | All Day 

 

Enjoy Patriotic Live Music as well as Chef and Beverage Features at Fish Out of Water.  All Military/Law Enforcement/Emergency Services (with proper ID) will receive 50% OFF all day!
 

Patriots Stay and Play- Honoring our Heroes

September 11- 13 | WaterColor Inn

 

Secure your spot for a Patriot Celebration at WaterColor Inn—an exclusive offer for our dedicated first responders, military personnel, and law enforcement. Book your stay between September 11 - 13, 2024, and enjoy a 50% discount on rooms, retail purchases, and dining across all WaterColor venues. As a special token of gratitude, you will have exclusive access to the Party of Patriots event on September 11th at Fish Out of Water from 6 PM to 9 PM, featuring live patriotic music and special Chef specials and themed beverages. It's our way of thanking you for your service and ensuring a memorable experience. CLICK HERE to learn more.

8th Annual Harvest Wine & Food Festival

October 17-20  

 

Experience culinary excellence at the Harvest Wine & Food Festival presented by Destin Charity Wine Auction. With wine dinners, the Grand Tasting at WaterColor’s Cerulean Park, and more, it's the Southeast's premier event. Tickets and details for the 8th Annual Festival will be available in summer 2024 at dcwaf.org/harvest-festival.   For the ultimate comfort and convenience, book your stay at WaterColor Inn to enjoy this event! 

A Little Pumpkin Goes a Long Way @Fish Out of Water

October 26 | All Day  

 

Join us on National Pumpkin Day and enjoy pumpkin-inspired food and drink features at Fish Out of Water!  Mini pumpkin decorating kits available for the kids- we would love to see what they create and display their Lil' Pumpkin all weekend long!
 

2nd Annual Brew Chews and Boos Charity Event @WaterColor Marina Park

Sunday, October 27 | 2 – 4 PM

 

Join WaterColor Community Association and Westonwood Ranch for a spooktacular pet party! Dress up your pets, whether furry, feathered, or scaled,  and enter our costume contest with categories for all. Registration starts at 2 PM, and a $15 donation includes entry and a complimentary beer ticket. Prizes for winners. Alaqua Animal Refuge will be on-site for adoptions and donations, and Scratch Biscuit Company will offer a FREE Lunchbox Special voucher for every adopted dog!

Canteen Halloween

Thursday, October 31 | 3- 5 PM  


Come over to Camp WaterColor and show off your costume! Trick or Treat candy available. Pumpkin painting begins at 4 PM ($15++ per person).

2024 WaterColor's Mountainfilm on Tour

November 1 - 2 | Gates Open 5:45 PM; Films Begin 7 PM | Marina Park Amphitheater 

 

Mountainfilm on Tour presents an annual showcase of culturally rich, adventure-packed, and enlightening documentary short films. The selected films align with Mountainfilm's mission of exploring cultures, preserving environments, and promoting adventure. Set against a breathtaking outdoor amphitheater with a starry backdrop, this event offers a captivating experience with thought-provoking films from the renowned festival in Telluride. Stay at WaterColor Inn and enjoy weekend passes to the event!

 

 

Visit our Event Page for tickets and more information!

Veteran’s Day @Fish Out of Water

November 11 | All Day 

 

Enjoy Happy Hour all day at Fish Out of Water! Veterans receive a free appetizer or dessert.

Turkey Day Poolside

Thursday, November 28 | All Day 

 

Gather ‘round the WaterColor Inn pool for a more casual Turkey Day and enjoy featured football games.  Festive Chef features available from Gather Kitchen + Bar, including a giant smoked turkey drumstick.

Thanksgiving Takeaway Family-Style Meal

Thursday, November 28 | 10:30 AM – 4 PM

 

Enjoy turkey and all the trimmings (for 4-6 people) conveniently packaged by Gather Kitchen + Bar for pick-up and/or delivery in WaterColor.  Email WCISocialEvents@stjoe.com by November 26th to place order.

WaterColor Thanksgiving Buffet

Thursday, November 28 | 10 AM

 

Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving spread and all the classic trimmings. Join us for a celebration of gratitude with family and friends at our annual WaterColor Thanksgiving Buffet – a memorable culinary experience awaits!

Thanksgiving Day @Fish Out of Water

November 28 | All Day 

 

No better day than one with turkey and dressing. Thanksgiving featured plates are available all day. Enjoy your day with family and let us do all the work for you!  
 

Breakfast with Santa @Fish Out of Water

November 29 | 8 AM – 12 NOON 

 

Brunch is served with Santa who is available for pictures & wish lists. Santa will be giving out sweet treats to all the children!
 

Burn Off the Turkey

Friday - Sunday, November 29- December 1 |  9 AM (Map Pick-Up) 


Go the distance to burn off the bird!  Check in at WaterColor Beach Club to pick up a biking or walking/running map. Start your workout on your app and email your app results to WCBC@stjoe.com for your miles to be verified and your time to be logged in.  Prizes will be awarded daily! 

WaterColor Winter Renew & Restore

December 12-14 

 

Join us for a self-renewal journey as we usher in the new year with focused intent. This intimate wellness experience offers daily yoga, mindful journaling, soothing meditation, and healthy cooking exploration. Immerse yourself in group activities and personal reflection moments for a renewed sense of energy and motivation. [Tentative Event Agenda]

 

Enhance your journey by booking your stay at WaterColor Inn during this event- participants receive 15% OFF standard rates (Promo Code: RENEW24)


 

Christmas Eve Brunch @Fish Out of Water

Tuesday, December 24 | 8 AM 

 

Christmas Music, A la carte and kids’ menu available plus Chef Features.  Complimentary cookie and decorating kit for every child to take home for Santa! 
 

New Year’s Eve @Fish Out of Water

Tuesday, Dec. 31 | 6 PM- 10 PM

 

It’s finally here, the end of 2024! Come celebrate with us as we usher out this year and toast the new year.  Ring in 2025 with a multicourse dinner, champagne, and a night full of memories. Live music, Chef Features, and a photo booth to capture the evening’s festivities.
 

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