Navarre Krewe of Jesters

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 – […]

Having a ball

Having a ball

The Navarre Krewe of Jesters and guests let the good times roll at their annual Mardi Gras Ball held at the Navarre Conference Center last weekend. The 2019 Krewe of Jester’s Mardi Gras Court is King Dan Loftin, Queen Yolie Donley, Queen of Hearts JoAnn Lofti, Lester the Jester LeAnn Whichard and Grand Marshal Dave […]

Good times set to roll Saturday on Navarre Beach

Good times set to roll Saturday on Navarre Beach

Thousands of tourists and locals are set to overtake Navarre Beach Saturday for the 33rd Annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade. Mardi Gras season kicked off Jan. 15, and groups such as the Navarre Krewe of Jesters have been ringing in the celebration ever since. Read the full article in the Feb. 21 issue of […]

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 […]

Top 5 events this week

Top 5 events this week

Monday, Aug. 13 Santa Rosa County Early Voting Early voting for election day has begun. Click here for important voter registration information. Read the Navarre Press voter’s guide to learn more about the candidates running for office.   Wednesday, Aug. 15 Toes-N-Sand Toes-N-Sand free sunset movies is back at the Navarre Beach Pier. They will […]

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 […]

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 […]

Navarre offers help to Harvey victims

Navarre offers help to Harvey victims

Hurricane Harvey dumped an estimated 50-plus inches of rain in and around Houston since making landfall in Texas Aug. 25, causing catastrophic flooding and forcing thousands of residents into shelters. Relief and rescue efforts are underway and many people across the country have begun making donations for the areas impacted. Locally, organizations such as the […]

Duck derby & mullet toss

The Navarre Krewe of Jesters present the rubber duck derby & mullet toss from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Juana’s Pagodas. Duck derby tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25. The mullet toss is $1 per toss. First place prize for duck derby is $300. Come down for this family friendly event with […]

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 […]

Locals help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Locals help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Former Hurricane Harvey dumped 50 plus inches of rain in areas in and around Houston since making landfall Aug. 25 causing catastrophic flooding and leaving thousands of residents in shelters. Relief and rescue efforts are underway, and many have begun making donations for those relief efforts. As part of the Florida Realtors statewide effort, the […]

NKOJ Pirate Bash

Tickets are $25 per person and table rates are available. The price of the tickets includes food, dancing to the music of Navarre’s own Stevie Hall, a Silent Auction to help raise money for their Navarre high School Scholarship program as well as funding for the 33rd Annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade which the […]

Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade

The 31st annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade begins at 1 p.m. on Gulf Boulevard. Join the Navarre Krewe of Jesters for family friendly fun, floats, and beads. Navarre Bridge to Southbound traffic from approximately noon to 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.nkoj.org.

Mardi Gras Ball

The Navarre Krewe of Jesters Mardi Gras Ball is a party that you shouldn’t miss. Celebrate the count down to the Mardi Gras parade by dancing the night away. Cocktails are at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35. For a more information, visit  www.facebook.com/navarrekreweofjesters/.

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 […]

Rubber Duck Derby & Mullet Toss

The Navarre Krewe of Jesters present the rubber duck derby & mullet toss from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Juana’s Pagodas. Duck derby tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25. The mullet toss is $1 per toss. First place prize for duck derby is $300. Come down for this family friendly event with […]

2016 Navarre Krewe of Jesters scholarship winner announced

2016 Navarre Krewe of Jesters scholarship winner announced

The 2016 Navarre Krewe of Jesters scholarship winner is Ian McCullough, pictured here with his parents Pat and Amy, NKOJ President Charlene Tremor and Scholarship Chair Catherine Goss.   McCullough will be attending the University of South Alabama in the fall, and will pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.  His goal is to be […]

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 […]

Winners of the Navarre Krewe of Jesters 2015 Parade

Winners of the Navarre Krewe of Jesters 2015 Parade

Winners of the Navarre Krewe of Jesters 2015 Parade Best Overall: Krewe of Misfits Community First Place: Krewe of Karibbean Second Place: Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Third Place: Navarre Relay for Life Commercial First Place: Navarre Animal Hospital Second Place: Century 21 Third Place: The Twist Custom Ice Cream Walking First Place: Navarre […]

Mardi Gras at Navarre Beach

Mardi Gras at Navarre Beach

From its humble beginnings in 1986, when Burt Johnson and Ken Leveque Jr. first founded the Navarre Krewe of Jesters, the organization has grown from 10 members to more than 80. On Saturday, the Krewe will host its 29th annual Mardi Gras Parade down Gulf Boulevard on Navarre Beach. According to Krewe President Charlene Tremor, […]

South end tourism committee discusses funding requests

The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council’s south end committee members recently discussed several requests for funding utilizing county bed tax revenues. During the Feb. 11 meeting District 4 County Commissioner Rob Williamson pushed for greater accountability for those seeking such funds to support local events. The committee will recommend paying Navarre businessman Kenny Wilder $500 per […]