Events & Festivals

Navarre’s Hometown Fourth of July

Navarre’s Hometown Fourth of July

The Independence Day celebrations on Navarre Beach were rounded out by the fireworks show put on by the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office. As seen in the July 12 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as little as $38 per year!

Springhill showcases creations, debuts Chamber Brew

Springhill showcases creations, debuts Chamber Brew

Navarre Beach vacationers were joined by locals in shopping hand-made art and sipping Navarre’s own craft beer June 20 at the Springhill Suites second Art of Local event. The Gulf beachfront hotel plans to host the events quarterly. Read the full article in the June 28 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as […]

Navarre Chamber Foundation gears up for 2018 Okaloosa Gas Navarre Fishing Rodeo

Navarre Chamber Foundation gears up for 2018 Okaloosa Gas Navarre Fishing Rodeo

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber Foundation welcomes Okaloosa Gas District to the 2018 fishing rodeo slated for Oct. 6-7 on Navarre Beach. Organized by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the event is entering its sixth year and is one stop on what will be the 15th annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour. The […]

Top 5 events this week

Top 5 events this week

Tuesday, June 5 Bands on the Beach Every Tuesday Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series features a lineup of performers sure to please every musical taste.  Bring your lawn chair and join the fun from 7 to 9 p.m. at the gulfside pavilion. For more information, visit www.visitpensacolabeach.com. Thursday, June 7 Tunes by the […]

Tunes by the Dunes to rock the beach starting May 31

Tunes by the Dunes to rock the beach starting May 31

For the 11th year in a row, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off its annual free summer concert series Thursday, May 31, featuring a wide variety of music genres. The Tunes by the Dunes concert series (formerly Thursdays in the Park) was relocated from Navarre Park to the Navarre Beach Sand […]

Repticon experience

Repticon experience

Hundreds of people flooded the Navarre Conference Center as Reptiday made its return to Navarre. The room was filled with various reptiles including lizards, geckos, tarantulas, snakes and the ever-popular Reno’s Reptiles. Read the full article in the May 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the […]

Festival brings food, culture, faith across continents

Festival brings food, culture, faith across continents

  Sounds of sizzling pots of authentic cuisine mixed Sunday afternoon with the tunes of traditional Thai music at the Wat Florida Buddharam Buddhist temple of Navarre during the Thai Food and Culture Festival. The event was designed to showcase a variety of cultural elements to the community while raising funds for the temple, said […]

Conservation, autism meet at Autism OdysSea

Conservation, autism meet at Autism OdysSea

Navarre Beach Marine Science Station students and staff partnered with local nonprofit groups to host the annual Autism OdysSea event Saturday on Navarre Beach. The event allowed children with autism spectrum disorder and their families to participate in activities and hands-on lessons centered around marine conservation education. Navarre, NRead the full article in the May […]

Spring Fling supports garden club

Spring Fling supports garden club

The Navarre Conference Center’s parking lot turned into a colorful bed of blooms Friday as the Navarre Garden Club celebrated its annual Spring Fling. The event was both a celebration of the season and a chance for the club to interact with members of the community, who had the opportunity to sample food from some […]

Spring Jam raises $14,833 for Santa Rosa Kids’ House

Spring Jam raises $14,833 for Santa Rosa Kids’ House

Cat Country 98.7 along with Juana’s Pagodas and Sailors’ Grill presented a check in the amount of $14,833 to Santa Rosa Kids’ House at Monday’s Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners meeting. The proceeds were from Spring Jam hosted at Juana’s Mar. 25. The concert featured Granger Smith with Earl Dibbles, Jr., Morgan Evans, Jordan […]

Seas the Day sees crowds

Seas the Day sees crowds

  April is a busy month. Beyond the Easter holiday, April is National Autism Awareness Month. It is the Month of the Military Child, and it is also National Child Abuse Prevention Month.             Read the full article in the April 5 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Santa Rosa County Fair brings fun and farming

Santa Rosa County Fair brings fun and farming

Squeals of laughing children and fleeing piglets filled the air Saturday as the 27th annual Santa Rosa County Fair got underway at the Santa Rosa County Fairgrounds in East Milton. This annual celebration of the start of planting season had more than a dozen thrill rides, rodeos, livestock shows, games and more. Featured in the […]

Wine and Dine raises thousands for Dravet

Wine and Dine raises thousands for Dravet

Juana’s Pagodas and Sailors Grill was packed Friday night as locals wined and dined under purple lights in honor of Charlotte, a little girl fighting Dravet Syndrome. Those gathered were donating to the Dravet Syndrome Foundation through the second annual Wine and Dine for Dravet- In Honor of Charlotte. Read the full article in the […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Mar. 2 Wine & Dine for Dravet The Dravet Syndrome Foundation is pleased to announce Wine & Dine for Dravet in Honor of Charlotte organized and hosted by Cheryl Chant and Ken Rudzki, Charlotte’s grandparents. It will be held at Juana’s Club Pagodas/Sailors’ Grill from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature live music […]

The magic of Daytona

The magic of Daytona

When it comes to the Daytona 500, Daytona International Speedway has everything planned down to the second. In an interview with a Fan Crew member who wished to remain anonymous, their schedule is portioned out by the second – driver appearances around the track, foot traffic flow changes, entertainment, everything is done hour: minute: second. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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