Arts/Entertainment

Happy Mardi Grrr!

Happy Mardi Grrr!

Local pups dressed out in green, purple and gold this fat Tuesday at the first ever Mardi Grrr at Pet Nation in Navarre. The event was on of the several dress ups that the store puts on each year. Read the full article in the Feb. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Calling all bands for Tunes by the Dunes

Calling all bands for Tunes by the Dunes

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Tunes by the Dunes Committee is seeking bands to play this year’s event free summer concert series. They will be meeting soon to finalize plans for the event. The series showcases a variety of local musicians onstage with the beautiful Navarre Beach sunset as a backdrop. Read the […]

Navarre’s exceptional adults get a Night to Shine

Navarre’s exceptional adults get a Night to Shine

Cameras flashed as the crowd clapped and cheered along a red carpet to welcome some very special VIPs to Community Life United Methodist Church Friday night. Women asked for autographs, and children asked for high fives as upbeat music played. Read the full article in the Feb. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Local family brings laughs with Boozy Bard style

Local family brings laughs with Boozy Bard style

  Littered with crossdressing, dirty jokes and drunken fun, the theatrical works of William Shakespeare were never meant to be boring despite some modern assessments, argues DeeDee Brustad. “Shakespeare was aimed at the common man, but now people think Shakespeare was meant to be serious and highbrow. Shakespeare has body humor. It has fart jokes. […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

  Feb. 3 Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade The annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade begins at 1 p.m. on Gulf Boulevard. The theme for this year’s parade is “Sun, Sand and Surf”. Join the Navarre Krewe of Jesters for family friendly fun, floats, and beads. For more information, visit www.nkoj.org. Kids and Kritters Parade The […]

Moon pies by the thousands

Moon pies by the thousands

Celebrations are already underway across the region as Mardi Gras season gets the good times rolling with events leading up to Fat Tuesday on Feb. 13. For Navarre, the culmination of the celebration will come Feb. 3 during the annual parade. Though the parade itself is free to visitors and will only last a few […]

Frigid wind and water welcomes plungers

Frigid wind and water welcomes plungers

The surf along Navarre Beach let up for this year’s New Year’s Day plunges, but the temperatures were almost freezing. During the beach’s newest Jan. 1 event, the Pirate Plunge, wind gusts reached 24 miles per hour and the temperature was 32 degrees. Still, a few dozen brave souls went running into the Gulf of […]

Will you take the plunge?

Will you take the plunge?

On the first day of the year, Navarre Beach residents and visitors will gather for a long-standing tradition. Toes in the cold sand, some dressed in costume, they will gather at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico or inches from Santa Rosa Sound. Then as one big group they will all scurry, dive and […]

Zoo Lights sweeps Gulf Breeze Zoo

Zoo Lights sweeps Gulf Breeze Zoo

The entire zoo was lit up with an arrway of coloful, twinkling lights including models of the Blue Angels, an icicle tree and larger than life animals. The zoo will continue to be lit up each night starting at 5 p.m. and running until 9 p.m. through Dec. 30. Admission for the Zoo Lights cost […]

Navarre First Assembly brings Nativity to life

Navarre First Assembly brings Nativity to life

From three wise men bringing gifts from far-off lands to angels appearing before startled shepherds to a newborn Jesus being laid in a manger, members of Navarre First Assembly of God acted out the story of the birth of Jesus during their annual Live Nativity last weekend. This drive-thru retelling featured scripture from the Bible […]

New Year rings in new chamber events

New Year rings in new chamber events

FunFest has gone the way of the wayside, but Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Tamara Fountain said there are bigger and better things to come. To reveal these new plans, the chamber will be releasing the “12 Days of Christmas,” a video series that will showcase the events and initiatives the chamber has […]

Christmas begins

Christmas begins

The Christmas season will officially kick-off in Navarre Saturday, Dec. 2, with a full line-up of festivities. It is traditionally one of the busiest weekends in Navarre. 8 a.m. Start your morning off at the Holley Navarre Fire District Station 45 (behind Winn Dixie)for the Jingle Bell Run 5K. If you aren’t up for running […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Dec. 1 Holiday Dance The Community Life United Methodist Church, 4115 Soundside Dr., is hosting a holiday dance for persons with special abilities, 16 and older. The dance provides adults with disabilities an evening to gather for community while caregivers enjoy a night out. Each event is comprised of entertainment, dancing and refreshments. RSVP at https://fridaydanceclc.weebly.com/. For additional questions, email fridaydanceclc@gmail.com. […]

Holiday festival helps fight child abuse

Holiday festival helps fight child abuse

Amid towering, festive Christmas trees and jolly-themed wreaths, a unique art form greeted visitors to the Imogene Theatre Saturday night at the 8th Annual Festival of Trees Silver Gala. For the last two years the Santa Rosa Kids’ House has auctioned off hand-painted windows in addition to the usual seasonal items. The Santa Rosa Kids’ […]

Sea Turtle Extravaganza promotes conservation

Sea Turtle Extravaganza promotes conservation

Arriving at Navarre Beach Saturday morning, visitors were greeted by a flying 50-foot alligator, a 75-foot-long octopus with swooping tentacles and several other flying sea creatures. These larger-than-life critter kites were part of the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center’s (NBSTCC) annual Sea Turtle Extravaganza. Center director Christy Meyer said she was thankful to the […]

Halloween events and festivities

Halloween events and festivities

Halloween events and family friendly festivities will be going on in Navarre and the surrounding area throughout the weekend as well as the day of Halloween. Listed below are some of the events taking place. Oct. 27   Halloween Haunt Join in the howling happenings for a frightfully fun time at the annual Halloween Haunt […]

Field of Screams offers frightening experience for haunted house lovers

Field of Screams offers frightening experience for haunted house lovers

No one was afraid of Pensacola’s baseball team losing a lead inside Blue Wahoos Stadium late Wednesday night. But the ghouls and ghosts and, of course, clowns – you can’t have Halloween without clowns – instilled plenty of fear into the members of the media who were brave enough to venture through the Terror Under […]

Children join the “Order Lepidoptera” at festival

Children join the “Order Lepidoptera” at festival

As orange and black wings fluttered around the Panhandle Butterfly House (PBH) en masse Saturday, so did young minds ready to learn about these fragile creatures at the annual Monarch Madness Butterfly Festival. This year the festival added a new lesson activity called the Monarch Madness Passport. Master Gardener and PBH volunteer Pam Murfey helped […]

Church brings fright for a good cause

Church brings fright for a good cause

As the sun went down the forest near Community of Christ Church in Navarre came alive with screams Friday and Saturday as part of the church’s Fear Forest event. The line to enter the haunted trail wrapped around the church building as more than 100 people showed up to test their courage. Church member Jack […]

Pinktober Fest improves outcomes for local women

Pinktober Fest improves outcomes for local women

Navarre Park turned pink Saturday during the Pink Pirates of Navarre’s annual Pinktober Fest. Vendors, games, music, raffle prizes and even grown men in colorfully decorated bras filled the park to fight breast cancer. Event coordinator Christin Stephens said this event improves outcomes for local women’s lives. Read the full article in the Oct. 19 […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Sea Turtle Extravaganza Learn about sea turtles through games, crafts, jellyfish hat photos and more on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, visit www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org.   Navarre Fishing Rodeo The Navarre Chamber Foundation is excited to once […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Pensacola Seafood Festival Sample a variety of mouth-watering seafood dishes and enjoy continuous entertainment at Seville Square, Fountain Park and waterfront Bartram Park in Historic Downtown Pensacola Sept. 29-Oct. 1. A children’s area is filled with activities for all ages. For additional information, visit fiestaoffiveflags.com. Corn Maze and Fall Fun Festival Visitors can spend time […]

Arcadia shares Santa Rosa’s Civil War heritage

Arcadia shares Santa Rosa’s Civil War heritage

Visitors to Arcadia Mill, a historical site in Milton, got a lesson in Santa Rosa’s Civil War heritage Saturday during the annual Sawmills and Skirmishes Tour. Tour guides dressed in period attire led groups along the raised boardwalk that twists its way through the Arcadia Mill archeological site. The site still bears some of the […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Designer Bag Bingo Emerald Coast Exceptional Families invites you for a girl’s night out on Friday, Sept. 22 for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Holley by the Sea Beach House. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket purchase includes one set of bingo […]

Annual fish fry at the senior center a success

Annual fish fry at the senior center a success

The Holley Navarre Senior Center held its annual fish fry on Friday, Sept. 15 and was well-attended. The fish fry is one of the senior center’s biggest fundraiser each year. Featured in the Sept. 21 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year. P.S. Receive a digital subscription […]

Songwriters Beach Blast brings songs, stories

Songwriters Beach Blast brings songs, stories

The weekend was melodic at Juana’s Pagodas as 19 music acts took to the stage for the second annual Songwriters Beach Blast. Event organizer Daniele Hall said there were a variety of genres performed including Blues, folk, jazz, pop country, classic country and folk country by artist from all over. “Some are local, but the […]

2017 Wild Shots Photo Contest Winners Announced

2017 Wild Shots Photo Contest Winners Announced

The Gulf Breeze Zoo called shutterbugs of all ages to enter their photos in the 2017 Wild Shots Photo Contest. And a record breaking 519 entries were submitted.  Contest categories include Adult, Cell Phone and Youth, and up to five photo may be submitted for review within an entry. Each entry was ranked overall in […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Fish Fry The Holley Navarre Senior Center’s annual fish fry will be on Friday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sheriff Bob Johnson will be frying fish and hush puppies for $12 a plate, includes sides and drink. The public is invited to attend this event and help raise funds for the center […]

Top 5 events this week

Top 5 events this week

Juana Good Time Regatta The Juana Good Time Regatta at Juana’s Pagodas is designed for both experienced and novice racers on Navarre Beach Sept. 8-10. It is open to all sizes of multihull sailboats, from beach cats and trimarans to cruisers. For schedule of events, visit www.juanaspagodas.com.   Fish Fry The Holley Navarre Senior Center’s […]

Top 5 events this week

Top 5 events this week

Sand Dollar Saturday & Local Marketplace Come by and shop the great deals and have a bite to eat from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Saturday, Sept. 2 at the Sand Dollar Plaza located at 1900 Highway 87. For more information, visit facebook.com/sanddollarsaturdays. Blood Drive The Navarre Wal-Mart located at 9360 Navarre Parkway is hosting […]

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