The 22nd annual Rags 2 Riches Regatta will return to Grayton Beach on June 30.

Originally organized by the residences of Grayton Beach and Seagrove Beach, the annual tradition is a celebration of America’s Independence Day. Competitors, families and friends gather at the access behind the Red Bar to watch two-manned teams navigate 16-foot Hobies in the race from Grayton Beach to Seagrove Beach. In addition to the action taking place on the Gulf of Mexico, onlookers can enjoy craft beer from Grayton Beer Company, merchandise for sale and more.

Race registration begins at 8 a.m. on the beach with a Captains' meeting at 11 a.m. and the race will begin soon after that. Entry fee, per Hobie, is $45. The entrance to the event is at Grayton Dunes Access. The ADA accessible access, with freshwater showers and parking on the street, is at the end of Garfield Street behind the Red Bar in Grayton Beach.

Sponsorships are available for area businesses and individuals interested in supporting the events beneficiary, South Walton Artificial Reef Association.

For more information on how to get involved or to register a team in advance, contact or call 850-231-4786.