things to do in Navarre

Beaches to Woodlands Tour boosts off-season tourism

Beaches to Woodlands Tour boosts off-season tourism

For coastal communities, Labor Day weekend often marks the end of the peak season. Belts are tightened. Hotel room rates are reduced to attract more visitors. For county government, that dip in visitors typically comes with a decline in collections of bed taxes, the tax charged on temporary accommodations. Read the full article in the […]

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 […]

Top 5 events this week

Top 5 events this week

Tuesday, June 5 Bands on the Beach Every Tuesday Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series features a lineup of performers sure to please every musical taste.  Bring your lawn chair and join the fun from 7 to 9 p.m. at the gulfside pavilion. For more information, visit www.visitpensacolabeach.com. Thursday, June 7 Tunes by the […]

Will you take the plunge?

Will you take the plunge?

On the first day of the year, Navarre Beach residents and visitors will gather for a long-standing tradition. Toes in the cold sand, some dressed in costume, they will gather at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico or inches from Santa Rosa Sound. Then as one big group they will all scurry, dive and […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Sea Turtle Extravaganza Learn about sea turtles through games, crafts, jellyfish hat photos and more on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, visit www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org.   Navarre Fishing Rodeo The Navarre Chamber Foundation is excited to once […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Pensacola Seafood Festival Sample a variety of mouth-watering seafood dishes and enjoy continuous entertainment at Seville Square, Fountain Park and waterfront Bartram Park in Historic Downtown Pensacola Sept. 29-Oct. 1. A children’s area is filled with activities for all ages. For additional information, visit fiestaoffiveflags.com. Corn Maze and Fall Fun Festival Visitors can spend time […]

Kayaking fun

Kayaking fun

Christina and Logan Mason of Lumberton, Texas, paddle through the surf on a clear bottom kayak tour of Navarre Beach Reef hosted by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The Masons are vacationing for a week at Springhill Suites by Marriott and read about the tours online. Featured in the July 20 issue. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Calling all anglers to the Navarre Fishing Rodeo

Calling all anglers to the Navarre Fishing Rodeo

It won’t be long before anglers along the Emerald Coast can compete in the Navarre Fishing Rodeo. The event, in its fourth year, is set to take place Oct. 1-2 and is part of the 13th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour. The tournament highlights the abundance of fish that can be found in area waters […]

Gigi says hello to visitors

Gigi says hello to visitors

After more than 100 people turned out for the ribbon cutting ceremony, Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center (NBSTCC) Director Cathy Holmes said the visitors just keep on coming averaging about 70 to 80 people a day. Another 941 folks visited the center throughout its first week. Holmes said visitors of all ages came from […]

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 […]

Turtle Treks program on tap for Saturday

Turtle Treks program on tap for Saturday

Although the clear-bottom kayak tours of the artificial reef are booked for Saturday, that doesn’t mean people can’t come out and take advantage of an opportunity to learn more about sea turtles. The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center is hosting its Turtle Treks program the same day, providing visitors an opportunity to check out […]

Sunshine, blue skies and butterflies

Sunshine, blue skies and butterflies

The Panhandle Butterfly House opened for the season Saturday to a packed vivarium. The outdoor enclosure contains Great Southern Whites, Julia’s, Painted Ladies, Pipevine Swallowtails, Spicebush Swallowtails, Monarchs, Common Buckeyes and Zebra Longwings. The Butterfly House is open Thursday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May through August. Admission is free but donations […]

Sunset Stampede

Sunset Stampede

On Saturday, May 7, almost 400 runners assembled on Navarre Beach for the Juana’s Pagodas sponsored Sunset Stampede. A portion of the proceeds went to the Navarre Marine Science Station. Click here to view photos featured in the May 12 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online today to your community newspaper.

Autism OdysSea action

Autism OdysSea action

Families with children on the spectrum were able to spend a day by the sea at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station’s Autism OdysSea event. Trained volunteers and students from the station were on hand at learning stations around the Science Station. Activities included touch tanks, fish prints, kayaking and sensory stations. Children were able […]

Bryan cooks up chef competition idea for Fun Fest

Bryan cooks up chef competition idea for Fun Fest

When the Taste of Navarre wasn’t held last year, Juana’s chef Jennifer Bryan wanted to bring it back in some way. She saw an opportunity to do it through a chef’s competition which will take place April 30 during the 32nd annual Navarre Fun Fest. The competition will be similar to the popular television show […]

Fun Fest poster unveiled

Fun Fest poster unveiled

Eva McDonough answered the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s call to artists to produce a design for the official poster of the 32nd Annual Fun Fest at Navarre Beach.  McDonough, a graphic designer and graduate of Pensacola State College spent about two months perfecting her entry for the contest. Read the full article in […]

What’s new at the Zoo?

What’s new at the Zoo?

The Gulf Breeze Zoo celebrated the grand opening for Safari Station’s new train.  The train, a diesel powered CP Huntington, took off on its inaugural ride Sunday morning.  The first hundred children received a train whistle and conductor’s hat.  The Safari ride takes passengers on an up-close adventure with animals on the 50- acre preserve. […]

Santa Claus is coming to town Dec. 5

Santa Claus is coming to town Dec. 5

The official holiday season is underway and Navarre will kick off the festivities this weekend with the annual Christmas in the Park on Saturday, Dec. 5. The fun begins at 1 p.m. in Navarre Park, and will include a holiday marketplace and free baked goods and hot beverages at Mrs. Claus’ Bakery. Children can participate […]