Soireé on the Bay: Act III returns March 8-9

Proceeds benefit the Children’s Volunteer Health Network

Soiree on the Bay: Act II
At the live auction, attendees can bid on wine experiences and unique travel.

Jan. 22, 2024
Special to 30A Food & Wine

SANTA ROSA BEACH – The good times will roll with fine wine, food, and spirits at the Soiree on the Bay: Act III, benefiting Children’s Volunteer Health Network March 8 and 9. In its third year, this festive weekend will once again be presented by the Dugas Family, and take place on their stunning estate overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay in Santa Rosa Beach.

Friday and Saturday’s events will feature indulgent cuisine by Cafe Thirty-A, and exclusive wine tastings by 20+ notable vintners from all over the nation, including Thompson 31Fifty Wines, Reynolds Family Winery, Lando Wines, and numerous others.

Festivities begin Friday at 5 p.m. with an intimate evening under the stars where guests can walk the beautiful grounds while enjoying wine tastings, incredible cuisine, a live DJ, and an exciting live auction where attendees can bid on incredible prize packages like over-the-top wine experiences and unique travel. Guests are excited to hear one of the most competitive packages from last year’s riveting auction is back on the table this year: a private four-course dinner under the stars featuring Penta Tequila, led by winemakers Sam Lando and Steve Reynolds.

Saturday is a spirited daytime affair, kicking off at 2 p.m. with bocce ball, bubbly, wine samples, and light bites. Back for the third year in a row, musical guest, The Tip Tops, will have guests on their feet, dancing to their favorite Motown hits. This fun and fabulous evening will be captured in a photo booth and each guest will go home with a special VIP bag, provided by The Jewel at Grand Boulevard.

Those who wish to support CVHN but are unable to attend the weekend’s event will be able to bid on numerous packages through a virtual silent auction. The virtual silent auction opening and closing dates will be announced on CVHN’s social media pages as the event approaches.

Soiree on the Bay: Act II

Tickets are $1,000 per person, which includes Friday and Saturday’s festivities and gratuities. Proceeds from the event will go toward CVHN’s mission to eliminate the barriers to accessible and affordable healthcare for children in need through mobile solutions to provide free restorative dental services across Okaloosa and Walton counties. Visit for more information or to purchase tickets for the event.