Events

Snowbird fun coming to Navarre Beach this winter

Snowbird fun coming to Navarre Beach this winter

At a time when tourism is typically slow, a special kind of visitor is boosting the bottom line for Navarre Beach. The snowbirds are back in town, and Santa Rosa County Tourist Information Specialist Nicole Dees said that means a benefit for Navarre’s economy. “It is a huge impact to our area, and they definitely […]

Penguin Plunge

Penguin Plunge

Juana’s Pagodas and Sailors Grill hosted the 11th annual Penguin Plunge Jan. 1. “Penguins” of all ages plunged into Santa Rosa Sound to ring in the new year while “chickens” stayed on shore. This year, proceeds from the event benefited local suicide prevention nonprofits. As seen in the Jan. 9 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Soiree raises more than $10,000 for sea turtles

Soiree raises more than $10,000 for sea turtles

Among raffle prizes, embossed mementos and silent auction works of art, attendees of the Sea Turtle Soiree benefiting Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center Dec. 13 walked away with a more humble-seeming gift. Each person received a small, blue marble. Center founder Cathy Holmes explained to visitors the marble is a visual representation of the […]

Call for Navarre Fun Fest poster design

Call for Navarre Fun Fest poster design

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has put out the call for artists to design the official poster for the 32nd Anniversary of the Navarre Fun Fest on Navarre Beach. The winning artist will receive a $300 cash award and a complimentary high-visibility artist booth at the event on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Read […]

Tough Mudder’s grant money reduced

Tough Mudder’s grant money reduced

The state grant funding sought by Santa Rosa County to promote Tough Mudder Inc.’s military-style endurance event in April will be limited to about one-third of the requested $30,000. “It’s based on the state funds we have available this year through Enterprise Florida and the other grant requests that we have,” said Lisa Osteen, director […]

Tough Mudder eases lodging demands

Tough Mudder eases lodging demands

Tough Mudder Inc. blinked. Under questioning from a prospective lodging “partner” about the company’s recent financial demands in return for promoting Santa Rosa County overnight stays at its event scheduled here next April, a company executive now says its fees are negotiable. A month after sending out controversial contracts to area hotels and condominium managers […]

‘Tis nearly the season for holiday events

‘Tis nearly the season for holiday events

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for their Annual “Christmas in the Park” to take place on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Navarre Park. The event will kick off the holidays for the community. This year’s event will feature a Holiday Marketplace for shoppers. Vendors who […]