November 13-17, 2024

Alys Beach Crafted

Description

Alys Beach Crafted was created to celebrate the collaboration of talents that come together to enrich the 30A experience. Now in its fourth year, Crafted will be a weekend of events here in Alys Beach, a gathering of renowned craftspeople from around the country sharing the process, the inspiration, and the product of their craft at the Firkin Fête, Spirited Soirée, Experiential Mixology Dinners & Seminars, and the Holiday Makers Market. Alys Beach Crafted is pleased to announce that all proceeds will benefit one of our local non-profits, Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County. 

Crafted aims to bring us together in appreciation for the excellence and authenticity of the creative process, allowing us to pick up tricks-of-the-trade, add a new brew to our repertoire and add elegant, meticulously crafted goods to our collections. Refined and beautifully curated, Crafted events cultivate engagement with top artisans, distillers, brewers, chefs, and mixologists for unique, unmatched experiences and a sharing of the stories that craft tells


FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Wednesday, November 13, 2024


Emerald Coast Storytellers Event in Firepit Park, 5PM - Cozy up around the Pedestrian Path Firepit for an evening celebrating the craft of written and spoken word. In partnership with the Emerald Coast Story Tellers, we gather around the fire to hear from local writers as well as our participating Alys Beach Crafted talent as they share stories centered around the theme for the evening, Roots & Wings


Thursday, November 14, 2024


La Dolce Vita | An Italian Inspired Dinner and Beverage Journey at the Red Loggia, 5PM with Qadeem Hassan, Jose Medina and the Essential’s Chef Victor King & Chef Kristen HallThe Essential & Bar La Fête in Birmingham’s proprietor Victor King and Kristen Hall team up with mixologists Qadeem Hassan (The Essential) and Jose Medina (Adios Bar) to provide a journey through the flavors of the Italian Mediterranean. Deriving inspiration from the sensory experiences found coasting the enchanting canals of Venice and strolling the charming streets of Rome, we’ll be transported as we explore the region through cocktails paired with delectable Italian Mediterranean cuisine. Set with an elegant ambiance and accented with the refreshing sparkle of the Spritz, join us as we celebrate the abundance of La Dolce Vita!


Garden to Table | A Gathering Around a Garden-Fresh Culinary and Mixology Celebration at Raw & Juicy, 5PM with a Sip of Paradise Garden and Raw & Juicy’s Chef Michael Sichel - Garden elements inform a cocktail and dining experience designed to gather neighbors and friends around the table with Raw & Juicy’s Chef Michael Sichel and the SIP of Paradise team led by Keyatta Mincey Parker (Atlanta, GA). This experiential mixology dinner blends culinary and craft cocktail creativity in a slow, soulful savoring of good food, good drink, and good company – a celebration of natural bounty and freshly sourced ingredients enjoyed straight from the garden to the table.

 

Mezcal + Oysters | A Coastal Tasting and Dinner Experience at Papilio Park, 5PM with Lou Bank, Miles Macquarrie, John Harley of Serenoa Shellfish and Alys Beach's Chef Drew Dzejak - Sacred Agave’s Lou Bank, Serenoa Shellfish’s John Harley, and Shiny Dimes Oyster Farm’s Miles Macquarrie are teaming up for some smoke and brine, hosting our Alys Beach Crafted Mezcal + Oysters coastal dinner. Kick off the evening with a tasting exploration featuring a variety of mezcals paired with raw oysters from different regions, delving into the tasting elements for each varietal and how they are paired to maximize the experience. Not only will you gain insights into the world of mezcals, but this team will share their professional tips for properly shucking your oysters! Following the tasting, enjoy a three-course seafood dinner with cocktails crafted by master mixologist, Miles Macquarrie of the Kimball House (Decatur, GA).


Friday, November 15, 2024


Spirited Seminar at the lawn at ZUMA Wellness Center, 2-5PM with Boat Drinks and Ricky Lyn - The Spirited Seminars provide a way to get a hands on experience with seasoned mixologists in a unique position to share their insider tips and we hope you will join for this casual, come and go seminar series we have scheduled for Friday afternoon from 2-5PM on November 15th. While a casual atmosphere, these seminars will be very informative and exciting as they are presented by the talented team from Boat Drinks Bar as well as Ricky Lyn, Director of Mixology at Singani 63


Martinis + Oysters Happy Hour Takeover at The Citizen, 3-5PM with The Kimball House & Shiny Dimes Oyster Farm - Join Shiny Dimes Oyster Farm (Spring Creek, FL) and The Kimball House (Decatur, GA) as they host a Martinis + Oysters Happy Hour Takeover at The Citizen, Alys Beach. This duo of Alys Beach Crafted talent will be offering a selection of signature martinis, freshly shucked oysters, insights and conversation for a pre-Firkin Fete gathering around the bars of The Citizen.  **This takeover is a public experience and is not a ticketed event.**


Holiday Makers Market in the Amphitheatre, 2PM-4:30PM - Join us in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Friday, November 15, 2024 from 2 – 4:30 PM, Saturday, November 16 from 10AM – 2PM and Sunday, November 17 from 10AM – 2PM for the Alys Beach Crafted Holiday Makers Market. These thoughtfully chosen artisans will present their works, showcase their craft, their inspiration, and their stories. These products, representing the best in regional workmanship, will be available for purchase as folks shop through the Amphitheatre in pursuit of beautifully curated gifts for their loved ones in preparation for the upcoming holidays. Enjoy live music while perusing the Makers Market and enjoy a selection of treats and refreshments available for purchase from surrounding Merchants. Photos with Santa will be available during select times during the Holiday Makers Market. **This event is free and open to the public.**


Firkin Fête in Central Park, 6:30PM-9PM - Join us for our 4th Annual Firkin Fête on November 15th, 2024 from 6:30-9 pm in Central Park. Firkin Fête features a unique tasting experience as we tap firkins of beer created by local and regional breweries. The firkins, each an 11-gallon keg, are unique in that no one, including the brewers themselves, can know what the final product will taste like until the firkins are tapped for the event. Firkin Fête will also feature live music performances and the culinary creations of chefs from throughout the southeast. This festive evening is not to be missed!


Saturday, November 16, 2024


Holiday Makers Market in the Amphitheatre, 10AM-2PM - Join us in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Friday, November 15, 2024 from 2 – 4:30 PM, Saturday, November 16 from 10AM – 2PM and Sunday, November 17 from 10AM – 2PM for the Alys Beach Crafted Holiday Makers Market. These thoughtfully chosen artisans will present their works, showcase their craft, their inspiration, and their stories. These products, representing the best in regional workmanship, will be available for purchase as folks shop through the Amphitheatre in pursuit of beautifully curated gifts for their loved ones in preparation for the upcoming holidays. Enjoy live music while perusing the Makers Market and enjoy a selection of treats and refreshments available for purchase from surrounding Merchants. Photos with Santa will be available during select times during the Holiday Makers Market. **This event is free and open to the public.**


Be the Maker Workshop in the Amphitheatre, 10:30AM-12:30PM Details coming soon


Spirited Soirée on the North Pedestrian Path, 1PM-4PM - Spirited Soirée features craft cocktails from hand-selected mixologists from all over the country on Saturday, November 16, 2024 from 1-4 pm. We have paired the mixologists with designated distilleries to create the perfect cocktail. Guests will have the opportunity to taste the spirits both neat and in the curated cocktail, and will hear from the distillers and mixologists on the inspiration and process behind each unique pairing. Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails and spirits, and take home some of the new concepts, trends, and products currently setting the beverage world a-buzz.


Sunday, November 17, 2024


Holiday Makers Market in the Amphitheatre, 10AM-2PM - Join us in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre on Friday, November 15, 2024 from 2 – 4:30 PM, Saturday, November 16 from 10AM – 2PM and Sunday, November 17 from 10AM – 2PM for the Alys Beach Crafted Holiday Makers Market. These thoughtfully chosen artisans will present their works, showcase their craft, their inspiration, and their stories. These products, representing the best in regional workmanship, will be available for purchase as folks shop through the Amphitheatre in pursuit of beautifully curated gifts for their loved ones in preparation for the upcoming holidays. Enjoy live music while perusing the Makers Market and enjoy a selection of treats and refreshments available for purchase from surrounding Merchants. Photos with Santa will be available during select times during the Holiday Makers Market. **This event is free and open to the public.**


Pickleball & Picklebacks at ZUMA Wellness Center, 12PM-3PM - The inaugural Pickleball & Picklebacks event will debut at ZUMA Wellness Center on Sunday, November 17th from 12-3PM with 8 teams participating in the first of many pickleball tournaments to come! With the final event rounding out Alys Beach Crafted’s week of events, Pickleball & Picklebacks will feature a stunning brunch spread from Alys Beach Culinary in addition to pickle inspired cocktails and of course, the ever-classic pickleback shot. A full bar will be available, as well. We know this new event is sure to be a big dill!


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