Events & Festivals

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 […]

Grillin’ event bolsters education funding

Grillin’ event bolsters education funding

The sweet smell of barbecue and savory smell of fresh seafood filled Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze during the third Grillin’ in the Breeze Saturday. The competition barbecue event featured fish dishes, a variety of grilled meats and more. Patrons who paid $12 were able to sample the delicious treats and vote for their favorite […]

Autism OdysSea celebrates fifth anniversary

Autism OdysSea celebrates fifth anniversary

The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station is preparing to host its fifth annual Autism OdysSea. The event brings families with children who have autism spectrum disorders to Navarre Beach for a day of learning and fun focused on marine life. Read the full article in the April 6 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at […]

County fair rip roarin’ in east Milton

County fair rip roarin’ in east Milton

The 26th annual Santa Rosa County Fair is in full swing. The fair gates opened up Friday, and people and farm animals alike have been crowding in for the fun. Santa Rosa Fair Foundation’s Kyle Holley said this year’s turnout is expected to be bigger than last year. Read the full article in the April […]

Easter egg hunts and festivities

Easter egg hunts and festivities

Easter egg hunts and family friendly activities will be going on in Navarre and surrounding areas this weekend and next weekend. Listed below are some of the events taking place.   April  8 Community Spring Fling Families First Network hosts a community spring fling on April 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the […]

Butterfly House recruiting volunteers

Butterfly House recruiting volunteers

Spring is here, and that means the Panhandle Butterfly House (PBH) is busy preparing for the grand opening of its 20th season. On May 6, PBH will kick off year 20 of its unique mission, educating the public on native butterfly species in northwest Florida. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of […]

Pensacola opens streets for Ciclovia

Pensacola opens streets for Ciclovia

If you’re planning to go to Pensacola on March 25, don’t plan on driving. Instead, plan on walking, biking, skateboarding, jogging or whatever other method you perfer to be active. The largest street closure in the history of the city is planned for the first ever Pensacola Ciclovia (seek-low-VIA) Open Streets event. Read the full […]

Pensacon 2017

Pensacon 2017

Pensacon 2017 is in the history books.  Pensacon isn’t just a mystical event of nerd culture anymore, it’s also pop culture. Pensacon literally took over the entire grounds of the Bay Center and didn’t stop there. Read the full article in the Feb. 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little […]

Social Media Scavenger hunt teaches teens about dating violence

Social Media Scavenger hunt teaches teens about dating violence

Shelter House and Project Respect kicked off Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month by hosting Quest 4 Respect, a social media scavenger hunt for teens. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Super Bowl spending projected downward

Super Bowl spending projected downward

One of the United States’ most viewed football games of the year, and most viewed U.S. television events period, is expected to see a slight drop in viewership this year as the Atlanta Falcons face off against the New England Patriots for Super Bowl LI Feb. 5. Read the full article in the Feb. 2 […]

Navarre Double Bridge Run Prep

Navarre Double Bridge Run Prep

With the Pensacola Double Bridge Run (DBR) just weeks away, the Pullum YMCA Running Club has been using the Navarre Causeway to their training advantage. The group runs backroads from the YMCA, located on the corner of High School Blvd. and Pawnee Dr., through the crosswalk intersection across U.S. Highway 98 and over the bridge […]

Mardi Gras season lets the good times roll

Mardi Gras season lets the good times roll

As the Navarre Krewe of Jesters crowns their 2017 royalty and big box stores begin to carry bead necklaces and king cakes, it can only mean one thing; Mardi Gras season is here. Mardi Gras, also known as fat Tuesday, is historically a time for plenty and parties. For New Orleans, arguably the Mardi Gras […]

Plunges net thousands for local charities

Plunges net thousands for local charities

Historically, new year’s day plunges take place in frigid waters and cold temperatures making it a challenge to complete. But when you live in Florida, it isn’t such a challenge, especially this winter. With temperatures in the 70s, weather conditions were favorable as hundreds of locals and visitors plunged into Navarre Beach’s waters new year’s […]

Navarre is freezing for a cause

Navarre is freezing for a cause

The tradition of facing frigid water on the first day of the New Year has been in the U.S. for more than 100 years, starting in 1904 with the L Street Brownies Polar Plunge in Boston. On Jan. 1, 2017, Navarre residents will join that tradition, shivering and splashing in the waters of the Gulf […]

Holiday fun is in full swing this weekend

Holiday fun is in full swing this weekend

Navarre will be feeling the holiday spirit Saturday, Dec. 3, for the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas in the Park, Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk Fun Run, Navarre Community Christmas Parade and Santa’s Workshop Craft Fair. Read more in the Dec. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe online for as […]

Navarre Chamber highlights local business with shopping scavenger hunt

Navarre Chamber highlights local business with shopping scavenger hunt

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will be highlighting local businesses in their first annual Holiday Scavenger Hunt on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Typically this time of year the chamber hosts a shop-crawl, however, in an effort to expand open up the participation to […]

Spooky science teaches children conservation

Spooky science teaches children conservation

Creepy goo, slimy dissections and mysterious organisms; this year’s Science Spooktacular got children of all ages hands on with dozens of labs and activities focused on teaching science and conservation Friday and Saturday at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station (NBMSS). The event featured dozens of Halloween themed booths focused on exposing children to science […]

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. 28 Science Spookatular by the Sea From creeps of the deep, an endangered species cemetery, to science that glows […]

At-home costumes in under 30 minutes

At-home costumes in under 30 minutes

Halloween is less than a week away, and for many that means the time has come and gone to find that perfect costume. But never fear, the Navarre Press has some quick ideas for fun costumes for that last-minute Halloween party or unexpected round of trick-or-treating. All of these costumes take less than 30 minutes […]

Monarch Madness highlights end of year for butterfly house

Monarch Madness highlights end of year for butterfly house

Jean Berger sat at a chair on a sun-splashed Friday morning holding up a display of photos of butterflies. Children gathered around her, their eagerness to learn all about an insect so vital to the health of the environment very evident. “They find it very exciting and just absorb the information,” said Berger, a volunteer […]

Fall festival wishes Great Pumpkin happy 50th

Fall festival wishes Great Pumpkin happy 50th

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown has become a staple of fall tradition for families throughout the country, and this year the iconic movie turns 50 years old. To celebrate the anniversary, the Sweet Season Farms Corn Maze and Fall Fun Festival transformed their 8 acre corn field maze into a Charlie Brown themed adventure. […]

Beaches to Woodlands weekend fun

Beaches to Woodlands weekend fun

Monarch Madness Butterfly Festival Oct. 7–8 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Panhandle Butterfly House 8581 Navarre Pkwy in Navarre Watch as hundreds of monarch butterflies are released for their annual migration to Mexico and participate in tagging the butterflies for research. There will be science experiments as well as butterfly friendly plants for sale.   35th Annual […]

1 2 3 4