fourth of July

Holiday visitors greeted by restroom mess

Holiday visitors greeted by restroom mess

Fourth of July visitors to Navarre Beach had an unpleasant surprise in the women’s public restrooms. The only ADA accessible stall of the bathroom was temporarily closed after a pile of human feces was found on the floor that afternoon. When the county was informed of the issue, it was stated that the problem would […]

Celebrating the nation’s independence

Celebrating the nation’s independence

Fireworks lit up the night, children paraded their patriotism and live music got folks dancing during the Hometown July 4th celebration on Navarre Beach, hosted by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. The professional fireworks display was coordinated with the Tourist Development Council.   Read the full article in the July 11 issue of […]

Fourth of July events

Fourth of July events

Hometown fourth of July Parade & Celebration Everyone is invited to join the Navarre Chamber and Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office for the Navarre Beach Hometown fourth of July Parade & Celebration. Children’s parade will be held at 6 p.m. Live music will take place at the Sand Crab Pavilion at 7 p.m. The […]

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

As the country celebrates the 243rd anniversary of our founding fathers signing the Declaration of Independence, Navarre Beach will be featuring some special celebrations. The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is presenting the second annual Hometown 4th of July Parade and Celebration on Navarre Beach co-hosted by the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office July […]

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!

Tourism Development Council creates annual sponsorship opportunity

Tourism Development Council creates annual sponsorship opportunity

The Santa Rosa County Tourism Development Board took a hardline approach to grant funding for the second year in a row during their May 17 budget workshop meeting, but even with the cutbacks, many events that did not receive the grant may still count this year’s budget a victory. The Local Tourism Event Marketing Grant […]

Sertoma’s Independence Day Celebration

For the 28th year, area Sertoma organizations are coordinating and hosting the largest Fireworks display on the Gulf Coast over Pensacola Bay on Monday, July 4th, 2017, at 9:00 pm. There will be activities throughout the day, from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm, in Seville Square to include a FREE Children’s Area with inflatables, a U.S. […]

In Honor of Courage

In Honor of Courage

“IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776. THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. WHEN, in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 7

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 7

FAMILY OF DEAD MUSICIAN SUES OFFICER, DEPARTMENT The father of Corey Jones filed the state lawsuit Wednesday against since-fired Officer Nouman Raja and the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department seeking unspecified damages. The lawsuit by Clinton Jones Sr. claims Raja used excessive force when he shot Jones on Oct. 18 and that the department failed […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 6

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 6

MORTAR-TYPE FIREWORKS EXPLODE IN PIPE, KILLING FLORIDA MAN Darren Lotow’s wife called 911 Monday night, saying she couldn’t reach her husband. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies and fire rescue workers responded to the nearby pasture, where Lotow’s wife said he had been trying to set off fireworks for the Fourth of July. […]

Five Things to know in Florida for July 2

Five Things to know in Florida for July 2

COMPENSATION EXPERT TO OVERSEE ORLANDO DONATION FUNDS Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said in a news release Friday that Kenneth R. Feinberg will work with the OneOrlando fund and with the National Compassion Fund. The National Compassion Fund is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, a nonprofit group dedicated to assisting mass […]

Leave fireworks to professionals

Leave fireworks to professionals

Families across the state will shoot off fireworks and light up roman candles in celebration of the birth of our nation this weekend. And they will break the law. Sgt. Rich Alloy, public information officer for the Santa Rosa County Sherriff’s Office said the state law is relatively limiting in what is and is not […]

July 4 fireworks and festivities

July 4 fireworks and festivities

Family friendly events and activities will be going on in Navarre and surrounding areas this weekend and Monday, July 4. Listed below are some of the events taking place.   Navarre Beach Fireworks Fireworks will launch from Navarre Beach Marine Park after sunset around 9 p.m. The fireworks will be visible from both the beach […]

Fireworks safety, public display schedule

Fireworks safety, public display schedule

Santa Rosa County urges everyone to use caution and common sense when celebrating the Fourth of July holidays. Fireworks can be very dangerous and many are illegal in the state of Florida. A good rule of thumb is if it flies or explodes, it is not legal in Florida, according to a release from the county. Using illegal […]

Strong turnout expected for the Fourth

Strong turnout expected for the Fourth

Fireworks will light up the sky over Navarre Beach Saturday night, putting the exclamation point on what promises to be a busy Fourth of July weekend. Santa Rosa County Tourism Development Director Julie Morgan said lodging is full and she expects a large crowd over the weekend, providing another boost to local tourism. “We expect […]

$13K fireworks display planned

$13K fireworks display planned

The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council (TDC) March 18 approved funding several events, including spending $10,050 toward the annual Navarre Beach Fourth of July fireworks display. The total cost will exceed $13,000, however Commissioner Rob Williamson said he plans to allocate $3,350 from the District 4 County Parks and Recreation budget to make up […]