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Events 2018

Recurring Events
Sand Dollar Saturday & Local Marketplace
Sand Dollar Saturday is Sand Dollar Plaza’s monthly celebration. Spend the first Saturday of each month enjoying awesome deals, delicious food and great door prizes from some of Navarre’s favorite businesses.

Bands on the Blackwater
Enjoy this free concert series in nearby Downtown Milton on Friday nights from 7-9 p.m. The spring series is April – June and the fall series is September – November. Pull up your boat or bring a chair and relax while listening to some great music!

Science by the Sea 2018 Summer Camps
Throughout summer, head to Navarre Beach for a series of amazing, educational summer camps for children of all ages. 2018 camp themes include Reefs and Robotics, Fins and Flippers, Dolphin Discovery, Shark Science and Mommy (or Daddy) and Me by the Sea – Sea Turtles.

Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce “Tunes by the Dunes”
Every Thursday night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 31 - August 31 enjoy a free summer concert series at Navarre Beach Park’s Sand Crab Pavilion just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. The different genres of music include Jazz, Reggae, Southern Rock, Country and more.

10th Annual Navarre Sunset Stampede 5k Run/Walk
Be a part of the largest race held in Navarre Beach, Florida! This is a fast and flat, certified out-and-back course along beautiful White Sands Boulevard. Legendary awards ceremony and beach party at Juana's Pagodas with live music, food and drinks right on the sand on the beautiful Santa Rosa Sound. Please visit Navarre Sunset Stampede on Facebook for more information.

Military Appreciation Picnic in Navarre Park
Join the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee in Navarre Park in saluting our hometown heroes and giving them an old-fashion thank you picnic!

Navarre Garden Club’s Annual Flower Show
Islands Near & Far: A Standard Flower Show will showcase floral designs, artistic crafts and educational exhibits on the plants and flowers native to the panhandle. There will also be an array of beautiful horticultural exhibits grown by local garden club members.

Navarre Beach Fourth of July Fireworks
Head to Navarre Beach with a beach chair and towel, find the perfect beach spot, and watch the fireworks light up the sky with patriotism at 8 p.m.

Pensacola Beach Blue Angels Air Show
See the world famous Blue Angels perform their stunning airshow live over Pensacola Beach!

26th Annual Emerald Coast Boat Week & Poker Run
Powerboats, fishing boats, pleasure boats and all in between, will fill the waterways for one of the largest and most popular charity poker runs in the USA! All proceeds from Emerald Coast Boat Week and Poker Run go to the recipient children’s charities of the Emerald Coast Foundation. Join in a week of excitement, boating, fun and helping kids!

Hobie 16 North American Championship 2018
The championship will be sailed at Navarre Beach. The event will directly follow Juana’s Pagodas Good Time Regatta at the same location.

Northwest Florida Fair
Ride the rides, play the games, see the animals and have an overall great time at the fair!

Destin Fishing Rodeo
Head to nearby Destin for this enormous, month-long fishing celebration! Known globally as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” Destin is home to some of the world’s best angling opportunities. Check out the weigh-ins at Aj’s on the Destin Harbor. Compete in the tournament for generous cash prizes.

Navarre Fishing Rodeo
Be a part of the coolest fishing event around! Fish from the shore, a charter, a kayak, or from the pier to participate in this classic tournament, then head to Juana’s Pagodas for post-fishing food and fun!

Run for the Reef
Don your favorite running shoes and set out on a 5K, 10K Run or Walk, or a Kids’ 1-mile Fun Run for a great cause! Meet at the Navarre Beach Pier before the run.

Monarch Madness Festival
The Panhandle Butterfly House’s event of the year, Monarch Madness, features Monarch tagging, a butterfly release, kids’ crafts, artwork and food vendors. Come out to Navarre for this educational and interactive event for a better understanding of beautiful butterflies and their natural habitats!

40th Annual Destin Seafood Festival
This Emerald Coast tradition brings thousands of visitors and locals alike to celebrate Destin’s fantastic local cuisine. One of the area’s largest annual celebrations, the festival kicks off during opening weekend of the famous Destin Fishing Rodeo, so guests can enjoy two awesome events packed into one unforgettable weekend! Join us alongside the Destin Harbor for live music,
fireworks, and of course, delicious seafood!

42nd Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival
Centered on unique, local bites and fantastic country music, the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival is Niceville’s favorite annual celebration. Get your fill of smoked mullet, alligator on a stick, crawfish bread and much more. Enjoy a huge arts and crafts show, special exhibits and entertainment by some of the biggest names in country music!

Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show
At Naval Air Station in Pensacola, watch in amazement as the Blue Angels fly overhead, mesmerizing their audience with jaw-dropping formations and tricks.

The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival
Don’t miss one of the nation’s best-regarded, most popular arts festivals. This three-day, juried art show draws more than 200 of the nation’s best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists. Featuring live music, live craft demonstrations, children’s events and delicious food and drink, this event promises to be absolutely unforgettable for art lovers of all ages.

Jingle Bell Run
Participate in a festive 5K/Run/Walk/Fun Run event for all ages. The event will benefit the Navarre Chamber Foundation’s Community Projects.

Christmas in the Park
Visit Navarre Park to experience this community tradition. Watch a colorful holiday parade, meet Santa and Mrs. Clause themselves, feast on Christmas-themed sweets and snacks, and top off the evening with the lighting of the stunning Navarre Christmas tree.

January 2019

33rd Annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade
Celebrate Mardi Gras on Navarre Beach with a parade full of floats, fun and beads!

Visit nearby Pensacola for one of the nation’s largest Comic Cons! Meet celebrity guests, chat with other fans, shop for awesome souvenirs and much more during this three-day event.

Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts Festival
Enjoy amazing works by local artists at this annual juried art show and festival in nearby Gulf Breeze!

31st Annual Riverwalk Arts Festival
This festival, taking place in Milton, FL, features juried fine art, heritage folk art, cultural performances, continuous music and food, the All County Youth Art Exhibit and a cool Kids Fun Zone. Awards will be given for Best in Show, First Place, Second Place and Honorable Mention in each qualifying category.

Musical Echoes
Join in the celebration of the area’s Native American heritage and the culture, art and music of the Emerald Coast’s first residents! Experience the unique sounds of the Native American flute and admire dancers as they share traditional rhythmic dances and their meanings. With performances by internationally acclaimed artists, as well as craft, jewelry, basket, leatherwork and food vendors, Musical Echoes is a wonderful way to spend a day out with the whole family.

Navarre Beach Volleyball Open
Compete like the pros or just grab a drink and cheer as youth from all around the nation compete for a spot in the National Beach Volleyball Championships at the Navarre Beach Pier.

Navarre Community Easter Sunrise Service
Join Beach Side Church for its annual Navarre Beach Easter Sunrise Service. Open to all visitors and locals. Join this non-denominational Easter celebration on beautiful Navarre Beach.

Navarre Garden Club’s Annual Spring Fling
Join the Navarre Garden Club at the Day’s Inn Conference Center in Navarre for a Taste of Navarre Luncheon, musical entertainment, arts and crafts, plant sales, educational exhibits and gift basket raffles.

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