Weekly Events

Sept. 23

Designer Bag Bingo

Emerald Coast Exceptional Families invites you for a girls night out and a chance to win fabulous prizes. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Holley by the Sea Beach House. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket purchase includes one set of bingo cards for 10 games, light refreshments, and one drink token. Extra game sheets and drink tokens will be available for purchase. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.emeraldcoastexceptionalfamilies.org.


Fiction Fanatics Book Club

Join the book club at the Navarre Library meeting room to discuss “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman at 11:30 a.m. Sign up is required, drop by to sign up and speak to a staff member about reserving your copy. The Navarre Library is located at 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.


Discover Science Saturday

The Emerald Coast Science Center in Fort Walton Beach welcomes your family to come in, explore, and have fun with additional popup stations and activities for all ages to enjoy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For more information, call 850-664-1261 or visit www.ecscience.org.


Emerald Coast Home, Boat and Car Show

The Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach is host to the Emerald Coast Home, Boat and Car Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be over $10,000 in door prizes and giveaways. Free Admission to the public. For more information, call 850-609-3800.


September Slow Ride

Join Bike Pensacola for the most popular bike ride through neighborhoods that include downtown Pensacola, Aragon, Seville and more beginning at 4 p.m. at Gulf Power Company.  Following the ride, there will be a party with food and beverage, and more.  Children ages 10-16 must be accompanied by an adult and wear a helmet by law.  The ride will be escorted by officers of the Pensacola Police Department. For more information, call 850-687-9968.


Pumpkin Patch & Maze

Enjoy a farm hayride that will take you around the farm and to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin of your choice Sept. 23-Nov. 4 at Holland Farms in Milton.  Activities include sand box, horse tire swings, petting zoo, corn maze and more.  For further details, call 850-675-6876 or visit hollandfarmsonline.com.


Sept. 24

Taste of Fort Walton Beach

Enjoy a sampling of eclectic wines, local restaurants, food trucks and more at the Fort Walton Beach Landing Park, 139 Brooks St SE, from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets are available for advance purchase at www.tasteoffwbfoodandwinefest.com.


Sept. 26

Market in the Breeze

Come shop the selection of area vendors, bringing you their very best at fair market prices at the Gulf Breeze Community Center, 800 Shoreline Dr., from 4 to 8 p.m.  Grab a bite to eat at one of the food trucks or other hot food vendors and shop from local vendors.  For more information, call 850-867-7263.


Bands on the Beach

The free concert series from 7 to 9 p.m. features a lineup of performers for every musical taste at the Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach. For more information, visit www.visitpensacolabeach.com.


Sept. 29

Wine Tastings

Sailors’ Grill hosts Friday Wine Tastings from 6 to 9 p.m. Taste a selection of 6 wines for $10. Sailors’ Grill is located at 1451 Navarre Beach Causeway. For more information, call 850-939-1092 or visit juanaspagodas.com.


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.


Sept. 30

Corn Maze and Fall Fun Festival

Visitors can spend time navigating their way through a corn maze, playing on different types of fun farm-themed equipment, hayrides, farm animals and more at Sweet Season Farms in Milton Sept. 30-Nov. 5.  For additional information and tickets, call 850-675-3573 or visit www.sweetseasonfarms.com.


Dog Days of Summers End Fest

The end of summer festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4636 Forsyth St. in Milton. This is a family fun event with food vendors, live music, a fun run and more. For more information, visit www.floridasplayground.com/events.


Navarre Women’s Expo

“Women Empowering Women” event features fashion tips & shopping, beauty & anti-aging demos, health & fitness info, networking opportunities, wine tasting, business clothing drive, door prizes and more at the Navarre Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call Chanda at 850-939-3267 or visit www.navarrechamber.com.


Santa Rosa County’s Annual Baby Shower

Healthy Start Coalition of Santa Rosa County hosts a free baby shower for expectant mothers at the Santa Rosa County Auditorium from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be door prizes, educational booths, refreshments and much more. The Santa Rosa County Auditorium is located at 4530 Spikes Way in Milton across from Kmart. For more information, contact Deb Shuler at the 850-626-6751.


Steps for Autism

Mark your calendar to join Autism Pensacola from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pensacola Blue Wahoo’s Stadium for walking, face painting, games, bounce houses, food, music, sensory friendly tents, Imagination Station, and more. For more information or to start a team, go to http://autismpensacola.org/fundraisers/steps/.


Day for Kids

The Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast presents a day for kids with free food and games at the Fort Walton Beach Landing, 139 Brooks Street SE from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 850-862-1616.


5210 Northwest Florida Day of Plan

Enjoy a day of exciting activities, games, sports, contests and physical challenges for the entire family from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Maritime Park in Pensacola.  Free admission.  For additional information, visit playpensacola.com.










Fun Activities

You can go to two locations on the beach and play a game of “Pick-up” volleyball. You might even meet new friends.


Gulf Side

Navarre Pier/Lagerheads on the Gulf

There is always one court open for pick-up volleyball. Volleyballs are available for sign out at the gift shop.  There are occasional tournaments, but a court is always left open for visitors and locals to use.


Sound Side


League play is from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. Monday thru Thursday. Every other Friday evening and every other Sunday are open tournaments.

Most days courts are open during the day and volleyballs are loaned to those who want to play.

Schedules are posted at the Pagoda Bar which

tell which courts are being used and when.




Navarre Beach is has undergone “beach restoration.” One benefit of beach restoration is the additional of more shells than usual. Have fun shelling!