Arts/Entertainment

Celebrating the nation’s independence

Celebrating the nation’s independence

Fireworks lit up the night, children paraded their patriotism and live music got folks dancing during the Hometown July 4th celebration on Navarre Beach, hosted by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. The professional fireworks display was coordinated with the Tourist Development Council.   Read the full article in the July 11 issue of […]

Fourth of July events

Fourth of July events

Hometown fourth of July Parade & Celebration Everyone is invited to join the Navarre Chamber and Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office for the Navarre Beach Hometown fourth of July Parade & Celebration. Children’s parade will be held at 6 p.m. Live music will take place at the Sand Crab Pavilion at 7 p.m. The […]

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

As the country celebrates the 243rd anniversary of our founding fathers signing the Declaration of Independence, Navarre Beach will be featuring some special celebrations. The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is presenting the second annual Hometown 4th of July Parade and Celebration on Navarre Beach co-hosted by the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office July […]

Weather doesn’t defeat purpose of fishing rodeo

Weather doesn’t defeat purpose of fishing rodeo

Rain has rolled in and out of the area several times and the water in Santa Rosa Sound is a little rough, creating conditions that aren’t the most ideal for fishing. The sun, however, is just beginning to fight through and provides hope on this Saturday afternoon in June that the rest of the weekend […]

Family, giving back at heart of SERTOMA fishing rodeo

Family, giving back at heart of SERTOMA fishing rodeo

Fishing is certainly a focal point of the SERTOMA Family Fishing Rodeo, but it’s not the only one. It’s also about giving back to the community and about family as well. Both are at the heart of the event, which takes place Saturday and Sunday at South Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze.   Read the […]

Tunes by the Dunes kicks off Thursday

Tunes by the Dunes kicks off Thursday

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off its 12th annual free summer concert series Thursday, May 30 at the Navarre Beach Park’s Sand Crab Pavilion, just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. Co-hosted by the Okaloosa Gas District, Navarre Press, Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office, 87 Garage and the Navarre […]

Sunset Stampede 5K avoids storm

Sunset Stampede 5K avoids storm

Although the race director was considering cancelling Saturday’s 11th annual Sunset Stampede 5-kilometer run, the storm clouds made a quick departure and left cool temperatures in its wake. More than 220 runners and walkers headed west down Gulf Boulevard on Navarre Beach on a 3.1-mile trek. Read the full article in the May 9 issue […]

Temple celebrates Asian culture

Temple celebrates Asian culture

Drumming and song filled the air outside the Wat Florida Buddharam in Navarre Sunday as Yong O’Day leads the Moo Gul Hwa Korean jongu drummers. The performance was part of the Thai Food Festival at the only Buddhist temple in the region. As seen in the May 9 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to […]

Touch-A-Truck

Touch-A-Truck

Demolition trucks, fire engines, school buses, Hurlburt Special Tactics vehicles and more were on hand at the Navarre High School Touch-A-Truck event last Saturday. Click here to view photos from this event.                                             As […]

It’s Earth Day Every Day

It’s Earth Day Every Day

The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center celebrated Earth Day Every Day last week, a free festival showcasing critters and conservation. Rick O’Conner of UF/IFAS Sea Grant program brought two terrapins, Ozzie and Shelly, to teach local children about native species.           A yellow foot tortoise greets visitors at the Animal […]

Crowder honored during Kids’ Fest

Crowder honored during Kids’ Fest

Taxpayers had a chance to soak their sheriff and county commissioner Saturday at Ye Olde Brothers Brewery during Norm Crowder Memorial Kids’ Fest. The dunk tank with local officials was only part of the fun. Games, live music and police animals were also on hand. Read the full article in the April 18 issue of […]

Crestview pair takes top spots in Raider Run 5K

Crestview pair takes top spots in Raider Run 5K

More than 200 people competed in the 13th annual Michele Hill Raider Run and Community Family Celebration Saturday. They elected to complete either a 5-kilometer or 10-kilometer distance. The runs are held annually, and the proceeds return to the community as $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors along the Alabama and Florida Emerald Coast. Read […]

Relay for Life: A planned night of hope and fundraising for cancer research

Relay for Life: A planned night of hope and fundraising for cancer research

A community coming together for a gathering of hope and healing can be therapeutic to those affected by cancer. Relay for Life will bring the Navarre community together for the annual all-night fundraising walk for cancer awareness at Navarre High School April 12 at 6 p.m. Read the full article in the April 11 issue […]

Beer crafters show off their brews

Beer crafters show off their brews

Garage operations, commercial brewhouses and mom-and-pop shops came out in force Saturday to Ye Olde Brothers Brewery inaugural Craft Beer Fest 2019. As Navarre’s first craft brewery and a leader in the region, Ye Olde Brothers brought together more than 20 local and regional craft brewers to offer samples of their wares in a friendly […]

County Fair is back in town

County Fair is back in town

For two weekends, residents are invited to get up close with the agricultural side of their area during the annual Santa Rosa County Fair. Organizer Kyle Holley, representing the Santa Rosa County Fair Association Inc., said it is all about agriculture education. Read the full article in the March 28 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Spring Jam 2019 coming to Navarre

Spring Jam 2019 coming to Navarre

Thousands of visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy live music with their toes in the surf and sand along Navarre Beach Sunday, March 24, during Spring Jam 2019. Juana’s Pagodas and Sailors’ Grill has partnered with Cat Country 98.7 once again to offer the second annual Spring Jam, a one-day music festival along the […]

Having a ball

Having a ball

The Navarre Krewe of Jesters and guests let the good times roll at their annual Mardi Gras Ball held at the Navarre Conference Center last weekend. The 2019 Krewe of Jester’s Mardi Gras Court is King Dan Loftin, Queen Yolie Donley, Queen of Hearts JoAnn Lofti, Lester the Jester LeAnn Whichard and Grand Marshal Dave […]

Good times set to roll Saturday on Navarre Beach

Good times set to roll Saturday on Navarre Beach

Thousands of tourists and locals are set to overtake Navarre Beach Saturday for the 33rd Annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade. Mardi Gras season kicked off Jan. 15, and groups such as the Navarre Krewe of Jesters have been ringing in the celebration ever since. Read the full article in the Feb. 21 issue of […]

Local stars sparkle at a Night to Shine

Local stars sparkle at a Night to Shine

The sleek, stretch limousine glides silently out of the velvet night to a gentle stop and an elegantly dressed couple emerges to enthusiastic cheers breaking out from the eager crowd lining the long, red carpet. As the couple passed through the crowd in regal fashion the celebration swells to a roar bringing appreciative smiles to […]

Locals wine and dine against Dravet

Locals wine and dine against Dravet

The Navarre community will be coming together Friday to once again support others that are in need. The special cause at the heart of this effort revolves around a little girl named Charlotte. Charlotte was nearly five months old when diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a rare and severe form of epilepsy that begins in infancy […]

Arts unite from half a world away

Arts unite from half a world away

More than a decade later, a group of familiar faces from across the southeast and across the world gathered at Gulf Coast Kiln Walk for the 14th Annual Woodstoke Festival to celebrate the arts of two continents. Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society founder and president Brenda Stokes addressed the crowd of artists and visitors at […]

Japanese culture comes to Pensacola State College, Kiln Walk

Japanese culture comes to Pensacola State College, Kiln Walk

The silence in the crowded gallery was broken by a single, booming drumbeat. Musician Mayumi Shara Waidaiko started a slow rhythm on traditional Japanese drums Jan. 31 at Pensacola State College before launching into a full song on three different pitched drums. Read the full article in the Feb. 7 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Ancient kiln firing brings Japanese guest

Ancient kiln firing brings Japanese guest

As Holley Navarre’s massive anagama kiln was fired for the 14th time, the Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society special guest and Japanese master potter Masayoshi Shimizu included his work in the firing. This kiln is the biggest in all of Florida, longer than a small car and nearly as wide.  Its firing once a year […]

Slithering scales and smiles

Slithering scales and smiles

Reno’s Reptiles stole the show at Reptiday at the Navarre Conference Center Saturday.                         As seen in the Jan. 24 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or sign up to receive a digital subscription to Navarre Press for 30 […]

Penguins, pirates plunging into New Year

Penguins, pirates plunging into New Year

Whether clad in jumpsuits, wetsuits, swimsuits or just plain old suits, Navarre Beach residents and visitors spend the first day of each year sloshing into the frigid waters along the shore in the classic New Year’s tradition of plunging. The start of 2019 will be no exception, with two events coming to Navarre this year. […]

Zoolights delight at Gulf Breeze Zoo

Zoolights delight at Gulf Breeze Zoo

From swinging monkeys to twinkling swans, Gulf Breeze Zoo got wild in a new way last weekend during their annual Zoolights celebration. The light display will be open to the public 5-9 p.m. now through Dec. 29. Entry for just the lights is $12.95 per person. Read the full article in the Dec. 20 issue […]

Chamber’s event a success despite hasty relocation

Chamber’s event a success despite hasty relocation

Holiday celebrations across the Gulf Coast had to regroup Saturday after severe weather rolled into the area, and the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas in the Park was no exception. But rather than call off the festivities, the chamber opted to move from the planned location of Navarre Park to the Days […]

Christmas parade and Christmas in the Park slated for Saturday

Christmas parade and Christmas in the Park slated for Saturday

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual “Christmas in the Park” event will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Navarre Park at the foot of the Navarre Bridge. This year’s event will include a Merry Market where local arts and crafters will gather with great gift ideas […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Here are the top five events happening this week: Friday, Nov. 30 Zoo lights Enjoy the beauty of the Gulf Breeze Zoo at night as you admire thousands of sparkling lights Nov. 30, Dec. 1,2, 7-9 and 14-29 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 850-932-2229 or visit […]

Navarre Garden Club brings Christmas craft fun

Navarre Garden Club brings Christmas craft fun

The Navarre Garden Club’s annual Santa’s Workshop and Craft Fair offered visitors a variety of Christmas-themed crafts, homemade baked goods and visits with Santa Saturday at the Navarre Days Inn and Suites Conference Center. Funds raised through sales and raffles go toward the club’s scholarship programs.           Read the full article […]

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