Arts/Entertainment

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 […]

Pow Wow showcases Creek culture, history

Pow Wow showcases Creek culture, history

The Santa Rosa County Creek Tribe hosted its 28th annual Pow Wow in Milton Saturday and Sunday, bringing together dozens of families and sharing their culture. Chief Tom “Blue Eyes” Nichols said the event, held during National Native American Heritage Month, has a twofold purpose. Read the full article in the Nov. 22 issue of […]

Boo at the Zoo offers wild time

Boo at the Zoo offers wild time

There were a variety of trick-or-treating booths throughout the zoo last weekend. In addition to getting sweet treats, visitors to Gulf Breeze zoo’s Boo at the Zoo event learned about the creatures that call the zoo home. Click here to view photos featured in the Oct. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online to your […]

Pink Pirate 5K

Pink Pirate 5K

The Pink Pirates 5K Treasure Your Chest event took place last Saturday on Navarre Beach. Click here to view photos featured in the Oct. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online to your community newspaper for as little as $38 per year.                           […]

Navarre Christmas in the Park and Parade set for Dec.1

Navarre Christmas in the Park and Parade set for Dec.1

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual “Christmas in the Park” event will be held Saturday, Dec.1, 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 for everyone […]

Ye Olde Brothers Brewery celebrates Oktoberfest

Ye Olde Brothers Brewery celebrates Oktoberfest

Ye Olde Brothers Brewery celebrated the long-standing tradition of Oktoberfest last Saturday with music, games, food and of course pint after pint of locally brewed beer. The tradition of Oktoberfest comes from the year 1810. Read the full article in the Oct. 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up […]

Butterfly House says farewell at Monarch Madness

Butterfly House says farewell at Monarch Madness

In a bittersweet celebration, the Panhandle Butterfly House held its final Monarch Madness at the current location Saturday as children learned about butterflies and even released them into the wild. The nonprofit program has called the eastern corner of Navarre Park home for 21 years, and the group has been hosting Monarch Madness for a […]

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