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The Island Resort at Fort Walton will host Summer of Seltzer Festival

The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach in Florida announces the inaugural Summer of Seltzer Festival, set to take place on Saturday, August 24, 2024, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. This 21+ exclusive event will take place on their Beach Patio by Tripp Tide Beach Bar, the perfect beachside setting for this bubbly event promises an unforgettable celebration of summer’s favorite fizzy beverages.


Ticket holders will receive a wristband to enjoy unlimited seltzer-tasting samples of over 150 beverages from local and nationally renowned brands like Palm Folly Hard Seltzers, 3 Cool Cats, Vizzy, and more. In addition to an impressive lineup of seltzers, attendees will also have access to samples of hard teas, full-flavored malt beverages, ready-to-drink cocktails in a can, frescas, mocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, and more. The festival offers a unique opportunity for seltzer enthusiasts to bask in the Florida sun while exploring a variety of flavors and discovering new favorites, provided by Goldring Gulf Distributing.

In addition to the seltzer tasting, guests will enjoy live music performances throughout the day and a variety of engaging activities, including yard games, a photo booth, beach volleyball, and dishes available for purchase at The Island’s newly debuted Taco & Tequila food truck such as pollo asado tacos, birria rice bowls with charro beans, queso blanco, and more.

A portion of proceeds from the Summer of Seltzer Festival will benefit the Special Forces Association Chapter 7, which directly supports the veterans, soldiers, and families of the special forces community. SFA Chapter 7 serves as the voice for this community in the Florida Panhandle through deeds and words and promotes the general welfare of the special forces community and their families.

As a local leader in metal recycling on the Emerald Coast, Big Iron Environmental will provide dedicated bins for recyclable cans and cups at the Summer of Seltzer Festival, ensuring a cleaner, more environmentally friendly experience for all attendees, partners, and the resort. Approximately $0.55 will be donated to the beneficiary, Special Forces Association Chapter7, for every pound of aluminum recycled.

For those seeking an immersive Seltzer experience, The Island Resort offers an exclusive Summer of Seltzer Accommodations Package from August 23-25. The package includes a two-night weekend stay, two festival tickets, and breakfast vouchers for two to be used at Coastal Kitchen.

“Seltzers are the perfect summer drink for the beach – refreshing, fizzy, and fun. We’re excited to bring a new event to the Emerald Coast – a fun toast to summer,” says Erica Pitre, Director of Food and Beverage at The Island Resort.

Early bird tickets for the Summer of Seltzer Festival are available now for $25.00 until July 31, 2024, and will increase to $35.00 starting August 1, 2024. Tickets may also be available at the door for $40.00, based on availability. Patrons can purchase festival tickets here: bit.ly/summerofseltzer2024. For more information about The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach and the Summer of Seltzer Festival, follow on Instagram at @theislandfl or visit www.theislandfl.com.


About The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach:

Established in 1966 as one of the first resorts on Okaloosa Island, The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach offers 600 feet of private sugar sand beach along the Gulf of Mexico. This 10-acre, 333-room paradise features two pools, the only swim-up bar on the Emerald Coast, The Grotto, over five onsite dining options, and the opportunity to meet the real-life resident mermaid, Misty the Mermaid, whose presence captivates guests of all ages. The Island also offers a variety of indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces including the pristine Island Green overlooking the Gulf, the glass-enclosed Tavern on the pool deck, expansive ballrooms with Gulf and Bay views for a total of over 24,000 sq. ft. of event space. Guests can park their car and never have to leave the resort to experience unmatched relaxation and adventure with amenities like live music, kid’s activities, beachside yoga, and vibrant local culture. For reservations, please visit www.theislandfl.com, call toll-free 800-874-8962, or contact a travel agent. Follow The Island on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.