Events & Festivals

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Take a Kid Fishing set for October

Take a Kid Fishing set for October

The Navarre Beach Fishing pier will be the site of the Take a Kid Fishing event on Navarre Beach in October. The event coincides with the Navarre Beach Fishing Rodeo that will also be going on that weekend. The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners approved the Navarre Chamber Foundation’s request for the use […]

Sea turtle baby shower fun and learning for all ages

Sea turtle baby shower fun and learning for all ages

Marine conservation groups from throughout the area, including Holley Navarre Middle School Junior Audubon Society and Gulf Islands National Seashore, shared fun, games and education at the 2017 Sea Turtle Baby Shower on Pensacola Beach to celebrate sea turtle nesting season. Featured in the Aug. 24 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for […]

Flea Barket welcomes people, pups

Flea Barket welcomes people, pups

Tents — and dogs — crowded around the storefront of Pet Nation on Saturday for the inaugural Flea Barket, a pet-friendly outdoor shopping event. A handful of local small businesses and home-based entrepreneurs set up booths to sell their wares and share information about their services. Deborah Patterson, founder of dog treat company Precious Pups […]

Flea Barket aims to honor shop’s cat and promote local business

Flea Barket aims to honor shop’s cat and promote local business

In honor of the passing of Pet Nation’s 14-year-old tabby cat Tiger Woods, the locally owned pet supply store intends to hold a charity Flea Barket selling a variety of items for humans and pets July 8 outside the store. Pet Nation owner Holly Elassaad said the event, to be held at 1898 Andorra Street […]

Tunes by the Dunes launched

Tunes by the Dunes launched

After 10 years of Thursdays in the Park, the revamping of the annual weekly concert series as Tunes by the Dunes made its debut on Navarre Beach Thursday to a packed crowd. Hosted by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce this 14 week series offers food, children’s activities and live music in a variety […]

Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce announces new name for 10th annual free summer concert series

Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce announces new name for 10th annual free summer concert series

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off its 10th Annual Free Summer Concert Series Thursday, June 1, 2017. The “Tunes by the Dunes” Concert Series (formerly Thursdays in the Park) has been relocated from Navarre Park to Navarre Beach Park just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier, and is being co-hosted […]

Beach festival celebrates God, family and military

Beach festival celebrates God, family and military

According to the Bible, God separated the land from the sea on the second day of creation, forming the first beaches. It only seems fitting that folks would return to the beach, one of the first creations, for worship. That is exactly what the Pensacola chapter of the Christian Surfers intends to do. Family Beach […]

Picnic honors military members, sacrifice

Picnic honors military members, sacrifice

Under the slogan “We love our military,” the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee celebrated Military Appreciation month with a community picnic in Navarre Park. Volunteers from the Military Affairs Committee manned the grill and others worked the food tent, providing free meals for military families. Read the full article in the […]

Relay celebrates life

Relay celebrates life

Cancer has touched the lives of so many. This prevalent and diverse group of illnesses affects almost every part of the human body. One in every three men will have it, and one in every two women will face it said Rodney Martin Waites II. Waites is the 2017 event leader for Relay for Life […]

Giving in full bloom at Spring Fling

Giving in full bloom at Spring Fling

For its 11th year, the Navarre Garden Club’s Spring Fling blossomed at the Navarre Days Inn and Suites Conference Center. The brightly themed event is one of the two major fundraisers for the club. The fling’s counterpart, Santa’s Workshop, take place near Christmas and features a holiday theme. Read the full article in the April […]

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