Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade

Let’s have a ball

Let’s have a ball

Krewe of Jesters Mardi Gras court King, Doc Chappell; Queen, Jennifer Morgan; Queen of Hearts, Michelle Whikehart; Lester the Jester, Yolie Donley. Not pictured is the 2020 Grand Marshall, Tracey Bragg. Want to go? What: Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade Who: Hosted by Navarre Krewe of Jesters Where: Along Gulf Blvd on Navarre Beach When: […]

Springhill offers wedding atop Mardi Gras float

Springhill offers wedding atop Mardi Gras float

Staff of the Springhill Suites on Navarre Beach are looking for a unique couple looking to get hitched this February. The hotelier is offering a deal many brides could afford. They are offering a free venue, free music and free officiant in a once in a lifetime setting: atop a float in the Navarre Beach […]

Krewe Jesters celebrate 2020 royalty

Krewe Jesters celebrate 2020 royalty

The Navarre Krewe of Jesters crowned their royalty Jan. 4 during their 12th Night Royalty Coronation at Navarre Elks Lodge. The royalty are Grand Marshal Tracy Bragg, King Bruce Chappel, Queen Jennifer Morgan, Queen of Hearts Michelle Whikehart and Lester the Jester Yolie Donley. The krewe’s next event is the Navarre Krewe of Jesters 34th […]

Pier reports record revenue

Pier reports record revenue

Despite a rocky partnership dispute, the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier and associated facilities saw financial success in their first year under new management. Pier operations were contracted last year to Growing Santa Rosa Enterprises LLC (GSRE). Read the full article in the March 7 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – […]

Top 5 events this week

Top 5 events this week

Aug. 29 Toes-N-Sand Bring blankets, chairs and your family for a sunset movie next to the pier on Navarre Beach. The movie showing is “Grease”. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/navarrebeachpier. Aug. 30 Tunes by the Dunes The Navarre Chamber presents a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Navarre Beach. Food and beverages available […]

Tourism council balks at Milton Riverwalk fund request

Tourism council balks at Milton Riverwalk fund request

Milton officials faced harsh questioning by members of the Tourist Development Council (TDC) Aug. 2 over whether to commit funds toward the continuing Milton Riverwalk project. Milton City Manager Randy Jorgenson came to the TDC requesting funding for construction of additional Riverwalk pathway along 210 feet of shoreline in downtown Milton next to the Blackwater […]

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 […]

Santa Rosa tourists here for friends, stay for events

Santa Rosa tourists here for friends, stay for events

County Commissioners and Tourist Development Council (TDC) members gained insight into the impact of tourism in the county last week as the University of West Florida Haas Center unveiled the Tourism Market Economic Impact Study. This yearlong effort examined many aspects of tourism including spending by visitors, where visitors were coming from and how this […]

Windjammers now serving on Navarre Beach pier

Windjammers now serving on Navarre Beach pier

From ice cold local brews to beach-inspired eats, Windjammers opened for business Monday on the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. The bar portion of the pier had a soft opening Jan. 13 in conjunction with the Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade, but now the bar and restaurant are fully open and serving up various eats and […]

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 […]

Grant money brings big entertainment to Santa Rosa for 2016-17

Grant money brings big entertainment to Santa Rosa for 2016-17

The Santa Rosa County Tourism Development Committee (TDC) approved $61,225 in grants Tuesday, June 7 to fund 18 events such as festivals, 5Ks, concerts, parades and even butterfly tagging in the county. The funds are part of the bed-tax budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal years. Bed taxes are collected on visitors to the county who […]